Title: In Plain Sight
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione
Summary: Draco Malfoy had stopped believing his wishes would be granted long ago. He could perhaps be forgiven for being startled, then, when one of them came true
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): Some violence. A nervous virgin. Snarkiness. Portraits that talk. Oh, wait…
Epilogue compliant? Not even remotely.
Word Count: 37,500
Author's Notes: Last summer during Smoochfest, I was reading through the prompts when I saw one that captivated me almost instantly. As I had already committed to writing something else, and someone had wisely snagged it before I could, I regretfully tried to put it out of my mind. But you know what happens, when one of those li’l bunnies start hopping? Well, mine turned into a big old man eating RABBIT, (think Monty Python and the Holy Grail killer bunny, and you’ll see what I mean) who simply refused to go away. The prompt was left by brinimc, and beautifully written by vanessawolfie in her lovely fic, Fading Away. To not mention that there are similarities would be disingenuous. But when I received my assignment, I knew that the Draco who existed only in my imagination at that point was a perfect fit for the lovely creature I was honored to get to write for. I hope that the story I have written pleases her and is different enough that both fics stand on their own.
Special thanks to the wonderful person who reads everything I write, and the tireless beta who turns those words into something resembling coherence. Any remaining mistakes must be attributed to my fiddling after she finished! Which I did. A lot.
( In Plain Sight )