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29 December 2012 @ 09:33 am
Author: annafugazzi
Recipient: romaine24
Title: From the Printers of Melvin's Mauve Mansion of Manlove
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, past Harry/Ginny, Draco/Astoria, past Harry/Draco
Summary: A random curse leaves Harry and Draco forced to work together again. It's quite all right, though; they can be professionals. It'll be a nice change from the last time they worked together.
Rating: R?
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Epilogue compliant? Pretty much.
Word Count: ~ 17K
Author's Notes: romaine24, I've never used an actual plot prompt before, but your third one was too cool to pass up. Thanks so much to A, G, and H for awesome betas :D

( From the Printers of Melvin's Mauve Mansion of Manlove )
vampisandi: vampisandivampisandi on January 2nd, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)
Fantastic story!
I'm glad the finally got together again!
Fantastic story!
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 2nd, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
Such a delightful story! I couldn't stop smiling all the way through.

I loved the conspiracy to bring them back together. I loved Draco being the school mediwizard, and I just adored how both of them couldn't really come up with a reason why they shouldn't be together. There was this huge interrogation mark always. Of course they belong together.

I enjoyed everything about this fic. Wonderful story!
Appleling: Appleling icon2appleling on January 3rd, 2013 01:09 pm (UTC)
*laughs* What a delightful feel-good story! This is sweet and funny and bright and sooooo entertaining! There are so many fun details that I absolutely adore! Gryffindor!Scorpius with a muggleborn girlfriend (~squeeeee!!), the Triwizard Tournament with Roxanne and Dominique as school champions, Molly as a former Triwizard champion, elegant and flirtatious Beauxbaton girls and dark, brooding and handsome Dumstrang boys (Yes, I, too wondered where French wizards and Eastern European witches got their education *giggles), the gaye Wizard Courtship ritual (LOL!), all the nextgen children being friends with each other.... oh, I could go on forever! Anyways, I love it! The kids are so lovable and Harry and Draco are perfect!
fantasyfiend09: Rain Postcard Red Rahlfantasyfiend09 on January 6th, 2013 01:35 pm (UTC)
What a fun read! The supporting cast in this was just wonderful. Rolf and Luna's dynamic was adorable, and George and Astoria made me immensely happy. I loved all of the theories about Harry and Draco's divorce. Best of all was how supportive everyone was. I loved Albus calling his father out for being a coward. The wizarding courtship was nicely done, especially with Draco starting it secretly.

This had so much great humour, but it also had some wonderful longing, frustration, and sweetness.
slashedsilver: juri sunlightslashedsilver on January 8th, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
I loved this! How Harry and Draco had divorced but never really lost their feelings for each other (which is a rare angle -- usually you get bitter break-ups). Their scheming ex-wives (and ex-mother-in-law) were a pleasure to watch! And I have a weakness for Harry and Draco working alongside each other in Hogwarts :)
Marianne: defaulteidheann_writes on January 8th, 2013 09:18 am (UTC)
The FRIENDS! With OPINIONS! Romilda! ROMILDA!! And the title. So perfect!
Bring forth the tale of dicks: curlewbirdsofshore on January 9th, 2013 07:12 am (UTC)
This gave me a lot of smiles while reading. I liked all the little touches and asides, and the way it seemed everybody had an opinion on their relationship - wouldn't that be the truth! Thanks for a very fun read.
astardanced77astardanced77 on January 9th, 2013 07:37 am (UTC)
Who can go past a fic with "Melvin's Mauve Mansion of Manlove" in the title?! Not this little black duck! I enjoyed many things about this story: the set-up, the ex-wives, the kids, the humour, Neville's greenhouse to name but a few. I'm not usually a fan of "curse" stories, but I liked the way you used the curse to create a slow-build between Harry and Draco. And I liked Draco's determination not to rush into sex again. I can't wait for the reveals, so I can go and read some more of your stuff!
nonajf: Ebenholtznonajf on January 9th, 2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
Loved this!

I really liked all the bits of snark and humor. (Why would a hundred year old vampire go back to school?)
omi_ohmy: Winter branchesomi_ohmy on January 10th, 2013 10:03 am (UTC)
This was just fantastic! I smiled and laughed and enjoyed the light feel of the story. It was packed full of marvellous little details, and warm characterisations. I loved that Draco and George were friends, for example. And then there was the courtship itself, which was more about regret and second chances than anything else. The way you slowly revealed their past relationship was just right, I thought. And the scene in the office with everyone's views of their relationship was great, especially Dumbledore and Snape's portraits. And poor Neville. And as for Molly Weasley, what a wonderful version of her you created. This was a great read. :)
Forever flirting with sanitydacro on January 12th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Probably the only 'h/d are already divorced and then court again' fics I've ever read! Well done for finding a new angle. I love how their entire family seemed to be pushing them back together.
lamerezouille: antisocial #1lamerezouille on January 13th, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
This was really funny! I laughed out loud several times! ♥
Anna Fugazzi: Feed me soupannafugazzi on January 20th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC)
Thanks! And thanks for your review!
adonis_flammea: lady maryadonis_flammea on January 14th, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)
The premise for this is really interesting, and I love the way you wrote it. The supporting characters and all the little details were great, and I loved all the humour. Just fantastic!
justbecause421: treejustbecause421 on January 14th, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
I just love the everyone is scheming to get Harry and Draco together and that poor Harry is the last to know that Draco's decided to play along. The way you slowly rolled out the backstory had be captivated. It would be hard to pick a favorite part but I liked this bit so much I made note of it then you even incised it in your authors note so I had to mention it here

Draco stepped back as a bevy of Beauxbatons beauties twirled by, followed by a band of glowering Durmstrang boys who appeared to be trying to attract the girls through sheer force of Slavic broodiness. Not for the first time, he wondered if elegance and flirtatiousness were prerequisites to get into Beauxbatons and dark manly handsomeness prerequisites for Durmstrang. Or if they were just requirements to be part of the Tournament delegations. And he wondered, moreover, where on earth young Eastern European witches and French wizard boys got their education.
One really must wonder that when watching the movies!
daemonic: yunjaedoubledaemoncas5 on January 14th, 2013 06:30 am (UTC)
I snickered at the title the first i saw, and after i finished and read your A/N i snickered some more. Blimey girl, but that was just brilliant!

Astoria why you so AWESOME?! i think, like Draco, in the end i want to squishes Astoria. I like it when the ex-wifes is on matchmaking galore. And such a surprise when H/D is divorced {i didnt read the summary etc, i saw the title n cant click fast enough xp}. i love love love the story with drarry seemed very wary about their relationship [and very happy when they tried again!], the triwizard, and the kids, and ALL the secondary characters OMG. So delightful. Great fun! Thanks for writin!