[HP – Harry/Draco] scrtkpr – Still Life in Wood and Parchment

Title: Still Life in Wood and Parchment
Author: scrtkpr
Rating: PG-13 || Status: Complete
Summary: Twenty-two years ago, Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy turned their backs on the life they could have had. But they haven’t forgotten; and they haven’t guarded their secrets closely enough.

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Still Life in Wood and Parchment


I love letter!fics, seriously, and this one is awesome. I like how Draco’s letters to Harry are interspersed with the letters Albus and Scorpius are exchanging. Though Harry and Draco’s backstory aren’t told explicitly, enough is there to piece together their relationship. And really, I love Draco’s letters so much. *HEART*

Potter,

Imagine my surprise when my wand arrived today.

If you intended it as a birthday gift, it’s a day late.

I feel compelled to point out, it’s generally considered bad form to give people things that already belong to them. Though “I don’t need this anymore” as a birthday greeting was touching, I’ll admit.

So thank you for saving my life. Thank you for finally returning my wand. And thank you ever so much for the testimony you gave last week.

I’m not sure what I enjoyed more—your detailed descriptions of how I sobbed and poured my heart out to a spotty ghost in the bathroom, or the way you mentioned on three separate occasions how my hand trembled as I pointed my wand at Dumbledore. Though I think my favourite bit might have to be your public statement that I was the most useless Death Eater you’d ever seen in your life.

Seriously, this first letter was pretty awesome, haha. I think the best part is when Harry said that Draco was the most useless Death Eater, lol.

Albus’ and Scorpius’ letters to each other are pretty awesome too — their voices are really great, and you can really tell that they have a good friendship. I really liked Scorpius’ letter to Albus when he talked about what Draco told him about family:

He told me that family is the most important thing, but that there are many different kinds of family, and that you don’t need to live in the same house to love each other, just as we all still loved one another when I was at Hogwarts.

I loved how, in the middle, you see the start of their relationship through Draco’s three-worded letter, which is absolutely perfect in its shortness while still packing a punch. I loved that Albus and Scorpius discovered parents’ love affair and their reactions to it. And then the happy ending, and Albus deciding to support his father.

Seriously, this fic is made of awesome. GO READ!

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