Title: Times of Bright
Summary: The one year anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts finds Draco Malfoy in a room in the Leaky Cauldron. Incidentally, it's also the time of a rare star conjunction, which has been triggering a secret lovers' spell between him and Harry Potter for the last seven years. Only now he's a Death Eater on the run, whereas Harry's a honoured guest at the ceremonies celebrating the downfall of the Dark Lord.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): bond!fic, teenage sex, non-linear story-line, way too many flashbacks
Epilogue compliant? EWE
Word Count: 14,000
Author's Notes: The happiest of holidays to you, chemical_haven! I loved your "deleted scenes" prompt so much and thought long and hard about how the boys could have possibly met during seventh year. Alas, all that thinking about camp-outs in forests led to this odd little tale. I managed to work in some of your kinks and do hope you enjoy.
Many thanks to my beta B, who went far beyond the call of duty and love to whip this story into shape.
Note on Astronomy: Mars-Earth oppositions (the "times of bright" in the story's title) took place four times between the years 1992 and 1999, with Mars and Earth closest approximately on January 3 in 1993, on February 12 in 1995, on March 17 in 1997, and on May 2 in 1999.
( Times of Bright )