Title: Lies of Liquid Truth
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, implied Ron/OC, Hermione/OC, Draco/OC
Summary: The fact something is not a lie does not make it true, just as not all untruths are necessarily lies – Draco has grown up knowing that. Harry has also learnt it eventually. What he must now see is that the trick lies in asking the right questions because you may never get another chance, and that the hardest of it all is to tell apart the truths from your own lies.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): Language, m/m sex obviously, potion abuse (Mod note - could be perceived as dub-con by some readers)
Epilogue compliant? No. It's strictly EWE.
Word Count: approx. 47k
Author's Notes: First of all, I'd like to thank a million times to C for holding my hand at my most hysteric and for investing lots of her practically non-existent spare time in correcting my rusty writing, to cheering for me and to deleting a tonne of commas and adding one :) Much thanks to J for being there when I asked, and for doing as much as she could. And finally, a cheer goes out to D, for giving me a hand when there was luggage to be packed and despite the random hardships caused by the Intawebz. Happy Holidays, Ladies!
A very Merry Christmas to our lovely mods, who managed to bear with me when I ignored all deadlines and gently prodded me just when I needed it the most. You've done a fantastic job with this fest! We all thank you for your Patience and dedication :)
vaysh, this story was a whole journey for me. It was a great challenge and a true emotional roller coaster. I really hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it – and that it brings you a bit of Christmas glitter in a literary form :) Have a lovely holiday season!
( Lies of Liquid Truth )