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07 December 2012 @ 11:57 pm
Author: phoenix_writing
Recipient: sky_blue44
Title: The Ties That Bind
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, a few extremely peripheral het pairings
Summary: Upon Andromeda's death, Harry and Draco are given custody of Teddy. Their lives will never be the same again.
Rating: PG-13. (Some swearing.)
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic/Raincoast. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): none
Epilogue compliant? Nope, but canon-compliant otherwise.
Word Count: *cough* Just over 61K *cough*
Author's Notes: You know how some people are concise? How they can write a hundred words and slay you with the precise emotion? *stares at word count listed above* Yeah, I'm so not one of those people. But if you're bored on a sick day or have a long bus ride ahead of you, I'm your girl. ;) A fast read this is not, but I hope very much that you enjoy it all the same, Sky_blue44. Thanks to N for beta-ing for me! Any errors are my own. (Oh, and I was reading a lot of Inception fic surrounding the writing of this fic, so please forgive the Eames influence.)

( The Ties That Bind )
Oshun: alex wandheartofoshun on December 8th, 2012 05:00 am (UTC)
I do love me a long chaptered fic! Yay for you, Anonymous. I'll be reading if anyone needs me!
omi_ohmy: Winter branchesomi_ohmy on December 8th, 2012 09:52 am (UTC)
Wowzers, that was great! I love fics this length, you can really relax into the story and the characters. Except that despite this, the pacing was incredible and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, willing both Harry and Draco to be ok, to open up, to just do that final bit of growing up. This was such a good read - their confusion and annoyance was all so believable, and their coming together so much sweeter for it. Teddy/Theodore was a good focus and foil for them, and I loved Hermione, hardened and hurt but still warm and wise. It was all beautifully done, Bravo!
astridfire on December 8th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mystery Author. I have wanted to read this story for such a long time! By that I mean the Harry and Draco raise Teddy story, and it was wonderful! But this story was also so much more than that, and I just loved it.

I loved all of it. :)

isinuyasha: love youisinuyasha on December 8th, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
Oh Salazar, that was just wonderful and moving and perfect!
Been sitting on this story since this morning and just couldn't stop reading, it was so wonderful!
The development of their relationship and acceptance of their pasts and who they are, loved every bit of it, don't even have words :D
When the fest is done I would loooove a Sequel to this that shows a bit how Draco's and Harry's relationship, now that they've finally realized their feelings, works especially with Teddy and the Malfoy's/Weasley's in the mix...I would read the hell out of that :D Loved it!
Truthful Plum Logical Horsemegyal on December 8th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
That was wicked-awesome, I enjoyed it so much.
Marianne: defaulteidheann_writes on December 8th, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
Oh I *loved* this. I loved the length, loved the pacing, and loved how cannony everyone felt.

Lovely lovely lovely job!
HelenaDax: beso 1helenadax on December 8th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
Absolutely brilliant! I loved the way their relationship developed from hostility to love. It was interesting to see Ron and Lavender together again but the real surprise was Snape! ^^ I'm sorry we didn't have the chance to see his reaction. Your fic was full of great moments, like Lucius teaching Teddy combat tactics, the references to Harry's childhood, Theo Nott, Harry's partner comments... Well done!
germankitty: hp being rightgermankitty on December 8th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
Absolutely brilliant. Everybody in character, a natural progression of their relationship (if a tad fast), wonderful character studies, a silly-seeming mystery coming out of left field, and a resurrected Snape -- all the best stuff in one neat package.

One of my favorite reads this year; I love it!
krenta: pic#54169729chronzo on December 8th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
A good read. I loved how Harry & Draco came to terms with the joint custody, the pacing and development are very believable. Teddy is absolutely adorable. Very original mystery too. Thank you, mystery author!
月下老人: Kris - Selected VIPwanderlust_mr on December 8th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
askhfakshf!!!! SPEECHLESS. :D That was brilliant! Thank you, mystery author!
all_not_well on December 8th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
This fic was such a joy to read. Truly amazing. I was sad to see it end, and I want nothing more than to dive back in and enjoy it all over again.
funkyhm on December 8th, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
I thought this fic was fantastic. I really really enjoyed the whole thing, and Teddy was adorable. And Narcissa and just...yeah. Everything. I'd love to have a sequal though and find out whats happens to Snape and the whole Ron/Hermione situation.
Ensign Sparklypoolauriegilbert on December 8th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
It seems I only come back to H/D fic at Christmas with these exchanges, but this story made me regret that fact. Your story grabbed me, and wouldn't let me go. I loved watching Draco learn about Harry's past and how much it had made Harry the man he is, and just how much he'd hurt Harry with his own dealings back at Hogwarts. Teddy was adorable and many many times I wanted to cuddle him myself. Thank you for this amazing, well written and captivating story. You've made me remember what I loved about this fandom, and this ship.
playing_perfect: pic#106779346playing_perfect on December 8th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
This was utterly fabulous. It had me riveted to it the whole way through and I could have kept reading it for ever. Beautifully written. One of my favourite stories in ages. Thank you.
shameful_desire: pic#117039058shameful_desire on December 8th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
That was a wonderfully sweet ending. *sighs* The progression of their relationship was well paced. I was quite angry with Draco for a couple of chapters though. I enjoyed how everything came together. Nice work! I love a good, long fic to lose myself in.