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22 December 2011 @ 03:14 pm
Author: annafugazzi
Recipient: themostepotente
Title: Chrononauts
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco (implied Ron/Hermione, brief Harry/Ginny, Draco/Astoria, Draco/Blaise, other minor pairings)
Summary: Harry and Draco learn that Time is making fools of them again. And then they learn it... again.
Rating: R
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): Drug use, general confusion.
Epilogue compliant? That's a good question!
Word Count: ~39K
Author's Notes: Thanks so much to B, N, D, and DH for beta work. Any remaining mistakes are mine, mine, all mine. themostepotente, I tried to include as many of your requests as possible, but was sadly unable to figure out how to get any bandages in at all :(

( Chrononauts )
Meredythmeredyth_13 on December 25th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
I honestly wasn't sure whether I was going to enjoy this story - mostly because it's rare for someone to craft a time travel fic that doesn't drive me nut with paradoxes, or convolute the plot so far that I can't keep everything straight.

But as I read I realised that this story was starting from somewhere totally unfamiliar, and as the differences layered, and the implications became darker and more profound, I realised just how far it would have to go to unravel everything.

And I was intrigued.

This is a remarkably dark story, although it's not heavy as such. There's so much implied pain, so much loss and conflict. Yet it's handled deftly - the reader isn't dragged into the intricacies of all those problems, just allowed to see them through the experience of those we follow.

It's tangled, but not unintelligible. Painful, but never so uncomfortable that you want to step away from it.

The resolution, of both Harry and Draco's relationship/s, and the story - is both joyful and not, because you can't help but be happy, and yet it's a happiness invested in JK's epilogue, which I'm never comfortable with.

It's a work of art that through so much alternative darkness, you throw the epilogue into relief as something to be enjoyed and celebrated.

A unique story - and one that will stay with me for some time.
Anna Fugazziannafugazzi on February 1st, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
Oy vey, finally finishing answering lj comments on a fest that ended over a month ago! ::hangs head in shame::

I'm so glad you liked the story. I hadn't realized before I started writing just how insanely complicated it was going to be keeping everything straight for me, let alone for readers, so it was wonderful to read that at least some readers were able to not get hopelessly tangled ;) :) :)

And I'm so glad you liked the Epilogue! I have a love-hate relationship with the canon!Epilogue; part of me finds it trite and it disappoints my inner slasher, but I know that many kids - including my own - needed to have that "happy" ending after so much darkness. I guess this was my way of trying to reconcile myself to it ;)

Anyway, thanks so much for your lovely review!