Title: Of Hoof Picks, Centaurs, and Flight
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, previous brief Harry/Justin Finch-Fletchley, attempted Draco/Oliver Wood, actual Oliver Wood/adoring masses (offscreen), other canon pairings
Summary: Harry has promised that he will not do anything to upset the new head of Magical Creatures. Even if it is Draco Malfoy. When three centaur foals appear in Cumbria, far from the Forbidden Forest and all too close to Muggles, Harry’s promise is thoroughly tested. To say nothing of his equestrian skills.
Rating: Nothing to scare the horses
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Epilogue compliant? No for Harry and Draco, yes for most other characters.
Word Count: A bit over 21,000
Author's Notes: Dear rosivan, you gave such an excellent list of prompts that you really deserved someone who would read through them and deliver something absolutely perfect and spot-on. Tragically, what you received was me, and I read that you wanted humour, the Ministry and a gay bar and then this happened. The good news is that you can easily pretend that due to tragic weather conditions you have no internet connection now or at any time in the future if you finish this and think: ‘But all I wanted was Parseltongue!! Why do the Fates deny me?!’ Fingers crossed that was not the dream that has sustained you through this bleak winter. Many thanks to my fabulous betas and the lovely mods! All remaining mistakes are my own work.
( Of Hoof Picks, Centaurs, and Flight )