[HP – Harry/Draco] Faith Wood – One Harry Potter, Please (If Possible, Seduced and Ready)
Title: One Harry Potter, Please (If Possible, Seduced and Ready)
Author: Faith Wood
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: All Draco wants is Harry Potter’s friendship, just to make his new Auror job more bearable. However, after Harry stubbornly pays more attention to everyone else — including his secret admirer — Draco is forced to resort to drastic measures. And get more than he’s bargained for.
This fic is just awesome. Poor Draco and Harry, both so stuck in their own little worlds leading to TONS of misunderstandings, lol. Throughout the fic, I wanted to smack them so many times while yelling “SERIOUSLY?!” because SERIOUSLY WTF WHY SO OBLIVIOuS, hahaha.
I loved Draco’s POV in the beginning of the fic. His stalker-ish-ness in the beginning while he was watching Harry through the diner window and also being in denial with his “psychological trauma”.. What a dork. XP And all the lame auror cases they get and Draco wanting more exciting cases because that’s not what he thought he’d signed up for and all.
The test had been horrid. They drugged him with potions, Veritaserum being one of them, and asked him ridiculous questions (“No, sir, I wouldn’t help an old lady across the street. If she knew she was in a bad shape, but still managed to reach the street, then she could bloody well cross it!”) and showed him odd inkblots (“Yes, that’s a picture of people screaming in agony. No, it’s not a pretty flower. Or a bat.”) and, at times, they were just trying to confuse him. At least it seemed that way to Draco when they had asked the most ridiculous question possible: When in a life-threatening situation, would you pause to consider whether the person you’re attempting to save along with yourself is a Muggleborn or a Pureblood, and would this have any bearing on your decision to save this person? What an absurd thing to ask. As though Draco hadn’t been in a life-threatening situation before and he didn’t know what that was like. When faced with an all consuming fire that threatens to burn you and all around you to a crisp, you don’t pause to consider. Even if the person next to you is someone who has stopped being your friend and you know they’d hand you to the Dark Lord if you make a single wrong move; and even if that someone is impossibly heavy because he spends his days stuffing his face and now he can’t even climb up on the high pile of desks where you have found refuge; and even if you know that if he does climb up next to you, you would both surely fall into the fiery chasm below; and even if you know that you’re choosing between saving yourself and killing you both, you don’t pause to consider. You grab and you pull. And you hold on with the last remnants of your strength, until a scrawny boy that always have and always will hate you appears to take your hand.
I loved that part. *heart* The parenthetical responses (!!!) and the flashback to the Room of Requirement scene were great.
Then later, when Draco decided to go back to work to “save” Harry and ends up asking him out while they were doing paperwork… ANd Draco totally flailing when Harry said yes, lol. But then Harry stood him up! OMG! And I was totally HURTING for Draco because WTF HE WAS WAITING!
After that, the switch over to Harry’s POV and of course Harry is in his own world as well and of course Draco couldn’t like him and GAH! I was like WTF WHY ALL THIS DRAMA PEOPLE. And then when Draco showed up and all his thought on Draco and deciding not to go to dinner! GAH! And then drunk!Draco shows up at Harry’s apartment!
“I brought you this.” Malfoy extended his hand, the long pale fingers reaching towards Harry, making Harry want to grab and clutch them, and not let go. “You forgot this at the office,” Malfoy said, waiting. Bemused, Harry extended his arm, and let Malfoy drop something in his hand. He frowned, staring incredulously at the object on his palm. It was a paperclip. “Er.” Harry looked up at Malfoy’s scowling face. Was there such a thing as Wizarding Candid Camera? “Thank you,” Harry said at last, trying to keep a straight face. “I was afraid I’d lost it forever.” Malfoy waved his hand dismissively as though to say, “Don’t mention it.”
The paperclip! OMG SO EPIC! *LOVES* And of course Harry believes Draco story about how he got drunk. x_x WHY SO DENSE, HARRY?!
Then all the secret admirer letters and gifts! Jealous!Draco! More miscommunication and UST! HOW DID I SURVIVE THROUGH THE WHOLE FIC?!
Go read this fic, STAT! It’s too awesome to ignore, haha. XP