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23 December 2011 @ 08:11 am
HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, STAR_SAILOR13!  
Author: mindabbles
Recipient: star_sailor13
Title: Fire Before Us
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, hints of Pansy/Ron and a little Draco/OMC
Summary: Draco is the wrong man for the job. Potter is insufferable. And as if it all wasn't bad enough, who the hell died and made Draco hero for a day?
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): None really, except a tiny, tiny bit of rimming.
Epilogue compliant? Set pre-epilogue, and if you believe in romance, no, not epilogue compliant.
Word Count: 17,500
Author's Notes: Thank you to star_sailor13 for a wonderfully fun prompt. I really hope you enjoy this. Thanks to the mods for their support and patience. It meant a lot. Thanks so much to my darling betas who both helped me in more ways than editing.




( Fire Before Us )
 
 
 
goldylostgoldylost on December 23rd, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
Very nice I loved both Harry and Draco in this story
mindabbles: Harry over the shoulder lookmindabbles on January 21st, 2012 05:31 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm really pleased you enjoyed it. :)
Cyndicynaga on December 23rd, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
Hurray! What a lovely story!!!
mindabbles: draco two facesmindabbles on January 21st, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
Thank you! What a lovely comment!! :)
venis_envyenvy_venis on December 23rd, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
I absolutely loved this. Everything about it. The plot, characterizations, writing style, the magic...oh, the magic. So very...magical. Ah, look at that. You've keft me incapable of articulating coherent sentences...

This made me snort with laughter: "Is this some tripe about the power of love?" Draco asks. "Because, if so, I feel my happy memories dissolving rapidly."

I might have a pretty good guess as to who wrote this. Maybe.
mindabbles: h/d what nowmindabbles on January 21st, 2012 06:14 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much. Your comment made me very happy. Goodness, I am thrilled that you liked all of the aspects you mention. And the magic. And that silly line! Thank you.
shakka1 on December 23rd, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
A wonderful story! Hogwarts! Mystery! Rimming! I adored Pansy-going-Filch, and the mirror was lovely. Thanks for writing this!
mindabbles: Harry over the shoulder lookmindabbles on January 21st, 2012 06:24 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! LOL--Hogwarts, mystery, rimming isn't a series of words you read often, or maybe it is. :) I'm so glad you liked Pansy. Not sure that would work, but I liked the idea, so I'm thrilled you did as well. Thank you!!
danimatidanimati on December 23rd, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
The was lovely - plotty and hot and sweet. I really really liked the way you managed to describe the complex feeling of panic and trauma without just saying it but describing how it felt. Well done.

And the mirror. Oh my god, the mirror has just entered to my list of favorite side characters.


I also have a good guess about who is the writter - lets see if I am right. :)

Thank you for sharing this with us -
mindabbles: draco two facesmindabbles on January 21st, 2012 06:27 am (UTC)
Thank you! I am really glad you enjoyed and so pleased that you liked the description of trauma. That means a lot. I figure we know Draco (and Harry) must have remnants of that trauma and I had to show it for it to work. Yay that you liked the mirror!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. :)
mezzo_camminmezzo_cammin on December 24th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed reading this!! What is it about those DADA professors, huh? Very canon-esque!! *g*

I loved Draco's patronus, too! And Harry's obvious jealousy. Very nicely done!

mindabblesmindabbles on January 21st, 2012 06:28 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!! LOL, the DADA professors have issues--until Draco. :) Thank you so much, oh, and I'm really glad you liked Draco's patronus. I agonized over that a bit. Thank you!!
Lia: hd → mistletoeawakejupiter on December 24th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
This was a blast to read. I loved all the characters, especially the mirror. ♥
mindabbles: h/d what nowmindabbles on January 21st, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!! I'm really glad you enjoyed it--and thanks for mentioning the mirror. :)
e.: lightsmadeofsequins on December 24th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
Oh, everything about this was so, so great. Perfect plot, perfect tension, perfectly written characters. Loved everything about it.
mindabbles: h/d what nowmindabbles on February 6th, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
Thank you so, so much. Wow, what a lovely comment. I am so pleased that you liked the plot and the tension between them. Thank you!!!
HelenaDax: accio pantaloneshelenadax on December 24th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
Great fic, I loved Pansy as Finch and the plot was very interesting ^^
mindabbles: Harry over the shoulder lookmindabbles on February 6th, 2012 05:37 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!! I'm really happy you liked it and thrilled that you found the plot interesting. Thanks again! :)
Meri: hp harry-draco kissmeri_oddities on December 25th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
Very nice. I enjoyed this story a lot. Harry and Draco both ran very true. Thanks for posting.
mindabbles: draco two facesmindabbles on February 6th, 2012 05:38 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm really thrilled that you enjoyed it. I'm especially happy that you thought Harry and Draco seemed in character. That means a lot. Thanks for reading and commenting! :)
valavalinorean on December 26th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed reading that! I love Draco being in denial and the ust between them. I also liked the what you did with the fiendfyre. thanks for sharing!
mindabbles: h/d what nowmindabbles on February 6th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
Oh thank you so much! I'm really happy that you enjoyed it!! I'm so happy you liked the ust, and the fiendfyre. Thanks for reading and letting me know you liked it. :)
midiilovesyoumidiilovesyou on December 27th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
Loved it! : D Great job~ Pansy and the mirror were excellent as well. <3
mindabbles: draco two facesmindabbles on February 6th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! :D I'm really happy you liked Pansy and the mirror. Thank you!
animavenanimaven on December 29th, 2011 11:37 am (UTC)
Hot and cold, Harry and Draco, mystery and spells, what else do you need for a most exciting and thrilling mystery. Enjoyed this very much.
mindabbles: Harry over the shoulder lookmindabbles on February 6th, 2012 06:04 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm really happy you liked it. I really appreciate you reading and taking the time to let me know. Thank you!!
lamerezouillelamerezouille on December 30th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
This was such a nice read! I really loved the on-going fire&ice theme, and I loved Draco being a little of a coward and making things difficult between him and Harry, but not being a coward at all to save the children.

I also liked this ominous feeling with the children's disappearances, it was really creepy.

And Harry through Draco's eyes? Absolutely gorgeous!
mindabbles: h/d what nowmindabbles on February 6th, 2012 06:06 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!! I'm really glad you liked the fire and ice theme. That was the first, vague concept I had for this, and I spent the rest of my time working out how to have those themes interact. I'm really glad you liked Draco's character. I wanted him a little complex--not a flat out hero every minute, but in the right place when it counted. So, thank you, thank you!!
myfavoritecagemyfavoritecage on December 31st, 2011 09:47 am (UTC)
Funny, interesting, and sweet! I loved Pansy and her new job:D
mindabbles: draco two facesmindabbles on February 6th, 2012 06:27 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm really happy that you liked Pansy!! :)