Title: Chasing Time
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, past Harry/Luna and Draco/Pansy, Ron/Hermione (but just barely)
Summary: "Happiness is temporary, but joy is not. After everything that your father took from him, we owe it to him to try and give some of it back. The debts that we owe the Potter boy cannot be numbered, and what we took from him cannot be measured, but you will find a way, and maybe then, you can find a little joy of your own."
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): Character death (not Harry or Draco, but two others took one for the team), periods of angst/grieving (I swear this isn't a wholly depressing story!), UST/longing to the nth degree
Epilogue compliant? EWE (see notes also)
Word Count: 30,700 +/-
Author's Notes: dragenphly, despite there being no porn, and a fair amount of angst (albeit resolved), I hope that you enjoy this story. I also hope that you enjoy Pansy's heavy presence in the story, as your request for a Harry-Pansy friendship made for an interesting challenge. I gave you loads of dialogue, as requested, though this may not be the sort of plot you had in mind. It's more of a character-centric plot than an action-based plot. You said that you weren't fond of the children in fics, hence EWE, but I also took the liberty of omitting Teddy since you didn't seem to jazzed about him in your sign-up, either, so we'll just pretend that he never existed. :) I feel the need to say a thousand words of pre-emptive apology should you not like this story, but instead I shall hope for the best and hope that you do, even if only a little bit.
Special thanks to my circle of support - S, C, E, AtF, and a secret nudge goes to sesheta_66 for a reason that only she and I are privy to - and we'll never tell. :) And to everyone who makes this fest run, mods and participants alike, THANK YOU!
( Chasing Time )