Okay, so first of all, my gift from hd_holidays
. Every Fifteen Seconds
by anon, H/D, NC-17. 20,540 words. Warnings for violence and bloodiness, from the violence.Summary:
The faceless men Draco Malfoy fights these days don’t offer redemption or salvation. They don’t offer answers or even friendship. Draco is tired of answers, and though he still has a few friends, most of them have lives of their own and can’t understand how Draco is still haunted by the ghost of someone he hasn’t seen in four years. And as for salvation, Draco gave up on that years ago. Because even the Saviour couldn’t be saved.This is the comment I left, apologies for it being a bit scattered and all over the place, I was really excited:( This is the comment I left, cut for spoilers and length! )
Next is from hp_emofest
by anon, Draco/Albus Severus, NC-17. 6780 words. Warnings for age disparity: 49/23. Summary:
Scorpius is getting married, and Albus Severus is the best man. At the wedding, Draco is feeling old, fat and maudlin, watching his son take this huge step, so he goes off for a walk in the Manor gardens. Albus Severus follows him.Why it's genius:
First of all, Draco describing himself as a "divorced ex-Death Eater poof" is fantastic, and this is hot as hell. Most of the things I've read with this pairing have had a distinct D/s vibe to them, which I love (obviously), but here it's almost blessedly missing. Instead, Albus is stunningly sincere, and Draco reads as... coming back out of his sexual retirement, if you will. Basically, it had me at: outdoor sex and fat admiration.
Lucky last is a piece of art from nextgen_mas
.By My Rules
by anon, Teddy/James II, PG. Summary:
James plays a little game. Teddy wasn't really up to it.Why I love it:
I was sold at 'watercolours'. This is beautiful. The colours are crisp and sharp, and each choice for their hair, clothes, etc. is wonderfully deliberate and appropriate. Admittedly I'm yet to really get into next gen, but Teddy is sort of my current exception to that rule. He's sort of reminiscent of Remus here; he's a little sad, and seems to consider every word carefully. James is adorably boisterous, and it all just works.
On a side note, I still haven't really settled into a way of reccing things that I feel 100% comfortable with. Darling f-list, what is your favourite way of laying things out?