Title: Take the Air
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione
Summary: Someone or something is attacking Muggles and leaving them for dead. Auror Harry Potter is assigned to the case, but with his usual partner unavailable, he is stuck with the worst, most anti-social, rude, and annoying Auror ever to walk the halls of the Ministry. Or perhaps he is only that way around Harry…
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): I tried to keep it under 20k. And failed.
Epilogue compliant? Not on your ever-loving life.
Word Count: ~50,000
Author's Notes: Hello, lovely prompter, I know you write more than most of the other authors in this fandom put together, and you can definitely write your own fics when you want something in particular, so it’s a bit intimidating to write for you. You seem to enjoy darker themes than I normally write and… yeah, I didn’t manage that, either. But I did tailor this fic to your prompts and it has plenty of action, and hopefully a bit of plot and a sprinkling of magical theory. I do hope you enjoy it. Happy holidays!
Additional notes: 1) There really was a tornado in London on December 7, 2006. 2) A bird is said to take the air when it seeks to escape by trying to rise higher than the falcon. 3) Eroe is Italian. 4) Many thanks to my lovely betas for shredding this and keeping it from crawling to 100k and boring everyone to death. :D
( Take the Air )