hd_hols (hd_hols) wrote in hd_holidays,

Happy H/D Holidays, who_la_hoop!

Author: kestrelsparhawk
Recipient: who_la_hoop
Title: Alohomora Society: A Young Wizard’s Guide to Etiquette
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, R/H implied
Summary: The youngest Auror in the UK continues to make errors which are blighting his reputation. In desperation, Kingsley Shacklebolt makes a deal with a former Death Eater currently on probation: make Harry Potter fit for pure-blood society, and he will receive full pardon. Fail, and it’s back to Azkaban.
Rating: R
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): Certain sympathy toward breaking rules of etiquette, males depicted enjoying the usual sorts of sexual behaviours with other males, a little angst but nothing suburban level.
Epilogue compliant? EWE. Nothing counts as canon besides the books themselves, except for random names, etc. For the perspicacious, there is a small comment on JKR’s Epilogue in the last chapter.
Word Count: Approximately 34,000 words
Author's Notes: I hope you like this, who_la_hoop! I tried to go with the spirit of your request, since there were so many possibilities. I hope you find some of the magic creative, anyway! I took your “leather pants” comment as an inspiration for one scene (you’ll recognize it), and worked very hard to build UST. I was unable to get them into compromising situations when not yet sexually involved; Harry and I did our best, but Draco vetoed the whole idea on the grounds that he was frustrated enough.
Thanks to my brilliant betas, who took this on despite their own deadlines and helped me finish it and clean it up in the typo and Britpicking departments… Any errors remaining are my own. Please note: I’ve used my punctuation to underscore differences in attitude toward aspects of Wizarding culture; hence, Draco’s “Society” is Harry’s “society” and so forth. Italics show where the loudest part of a sentence lies, when appropriate.

( Alohomora Society: A Young Wizard’s Guide to Etiquette )
Tags: [fic], [long/chaptered fic], rated: r, round: winter 2008

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