Title: Hatred Bound; Love Learned
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Harry/Ginny (briefly and vaguely), Ron/Hermione (off to the side).
Summary: Draco’s whole life was planned for him, right from the start. Even now, with the war over and his life in ruins, he has no choice. At this point, he doesn’t even expect one. All he’s really hoping for…is a second chance.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): M/M (duh), adult content, language…in other words, nothing too bad! <3 Also, Mpreg, which I’m only warning because I know it squicks some people something fierce.
Epilogue compliant? Nope; this one is EWE.
Word Count: 21,000
Author's Notes: For drarryxlover. I tried my best to incorporate the things you said you liked: Eighth year, Mpreg, forced/accidental bonding, infidelity, angst with a happy ending. In truth, it turned out a bit shorter then I’d originally intended, but I quite like it anyway. And I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. But, you know, hopefully without all of the stress that came from writing for someone whose name I recognized! <3
A huge thank you to my beta, CJ, for everything she did to help me with this, including talking to me at all hours of the night while I was planning and freaking out. To C1 for letting me bounce various ideas off of her and for not getting angry that I was blowing off the fic I’m writing her for this! And to C2, without whom this fic wouldn’t have a title. (I literally spent two days trying to get others to help me name this, with no luck; two minutes talking to C2 and I had my title. She’s the BEST at naming fics for me!) I couldn’t have done this without all of you ladies; you’re amazing and I love you to little bitty pieces! Also, a huge thanks to the mods for running this (even if it is the final year)! And an extra-special thank you to mod-Dyson for being a lovely little cheerleader for me when I was panicking over having to write for someone who’s work I love.
And lastly, a thank you to drarryxlover for the pleasure of writing this and I really do hope you enjoy this just as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’s been a blast! <3
( Hatred Bound; Love Learned )