Title: Sudden Wholeness
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco. Mentions of past Harry/Ginny and Draco/Astoria with a smattering of cameos from Dawlish, Hermione, Kingsley, and portrait!Snape.
Summary: A series of magical murders threatens the future of Wizarding Britain, and the Ministry puts its top two Aurors on the case. Harry’s less than thrilled at the discovery that his new partner is none other than Draco Malfoy, but when the alternative is sitting back and letting his country be destroyed, he doesn’t have much of a choice.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): violent magical crime, snark
Epilogue compliant? Yes – all events take place several years after the epilogue of DH, though it’s seldom directly referenced
Word Count: 16,045
Author's Notes: For the lovely silentauror, who asked for a forced Auror partnership and large-scale magical problem-solving. A very happy H/D Hols to you; I hope you enjoy your gift!
Thanks go to J. for being the best cheerleader anyone could ask for, and to the mods for having such patience with me! The title is shared by a poem written by Jalaluddin Rumi:
A thousand half loves
must be forsaken to take
one whole heart home.
(translation by Coleman Barks)
( Sudden Wholeness )