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Snowgall's Best of Drarry Fanfiction: 2007-2008

What follows is a list of my picks for the best Drarry fanfiction of mid 2007 - 2008
(26 fics, sorted by date published)

Updated December 18, 2016

Note: There are so many lists of favorite Harry/Draco fanfiction, but I wanted to do something a little different. Rather than create a list based on genre or length or era or whatever, I've decided to do a series of "best-of X year" lists. This means the year the work was published not the year I read it.

This list spans 1 1/2 years because I wanted to begin with fics published after Deathly Hallows was published in July 2007.

More lists:

Title Author Rated Length Original Post Pub Date
Promises to Keep silentauror NC-17 24,000 skyehawke 23-Aug-2007
favicon Unbroken taradiane PG-13 18,300 hd-remix 9-Sep-2007
    Memories make us who we are. What happens when they disappear? A Remix of Snapshots.
    Added 4 Apr 2015
favicon Welcome to the Broom Closet incapricious NC-17 23,000 The Eros Affair 14-Oct-2007
    Harry thinks he knows how his life will go: Become an Auror. Marry Ginny. Have a family. But then he sees an advertisement in the paper that no one else can see, and his life is turned upside-down. The Broom Closet: you can be anyone you want while you're there, but you won't remember it in the morning.
    Added 13 Feb 2016
favicon parce-que potter curiouslyfic NC-17 7,000 hexfiles 18-Oct-2007
    Draco blames it on Harry. Everyone else blames it on Draco.
favicon Teddy Ties dysonrules NC-17 4,800 livejournal 14-Nov-2007
    Harry accidentally follows Draco into a labyrinth at Hogwarts.
    Added 17 Jan 2015
favicon High Priced dysonrules NC-17 17,000 hd-holidays 5-Dec-2007
    Harry Potter discovers he has Veela blood, which requires him to have contact with his "mate" in the form of some sort of physical touching or else he will wither and die. Of course, his mate turns out to be someone extraordinarily unsuitable--Draco Malfoy, who is only too gleeful to finally have something that Harry Potter needs.
  • Link to my rec
Red, Red Wine oldenuf2nb R 1,000 quidditchpitch 14-Dec-2007
favicon In the Bleak Midwinter oldenuf2nb NC-17 11,000 livejournal 16-Dec-2007
    Draco Malfoy is bound and determined that this Christmas celebration be perfect. What he discovers, with help from an unlikely source, is that perfection isn't necessary for something to be 'right'.
Who Knew? oldenuf2nb PG-13 1,200 quidditchpitch 18-Dec-2007

 

Title Author Rated Length Original Post Pub Date
favicon Why Insulting the Boyfriend is
a Bad Idea
oldenuf2nb NC-17 7,000 hexfiles 28-Jan-2008
    After Ron insults him, Draco is furious when Harry doesn't come to his defence.
  • Link to my rec
    PERSONAL ALL-TIME FAVE
Desperately Seeking Someone alaana_fair NC-17 12,100 livejournal 17-Feb-2008
    A personal ad brings out the best in our Harry.
  • Link to my rec
    Added 19 Jan 2015
favicon High Priced Malfoy Edition dysonrules NC-17 16,000 livejournal 22-Feb-2008
    Sequel to High-Priced, sort of. If you read High Priced and wondered why Draco was so evil... well this might open your eyes. This is Draco's version.
  • Link to my rec
favicon What Ron Weasley Will Never Understand oldenuf2nb PG 5,500 hexfiles 12-Mar-2008
    Auror Harry Potter knows what it's like to put his life on the line. But does he understand what it's like for those who wait for him at home?
  • Link to my rec
favicon On One's Knees pir8fancier NC-17 35,000 hd-worldcup 24-Apr-2008
    Five years after the final battle at Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy is night janitor at The Daily Prophet. Harry Potter is training as a Healer at St. Mungo's. One wastebasket=one head injury=our story.
Perfect Day scrtkpr R 25,000 hd-worldcup 1-May-2008
    One day can change everything.
favicon How to Handle an Enemy who_la_hoop NC-17 7,500 hp-wankfest 1-May-2008
    Everyone knows that it's no fun playing truth or dare with a Slytherin. But add a little Veritaserum, a scheming duo of Slytherin girls and surprising things can be revealed. Particularly about the fine line between love and hate...
  • Link to my rec
favicon He Was He and I Was Bunny bryoneybrynn NC-17 38,000 hd-inspired 3-May-2008
    The war is over and "eighth year" is about to begin at Hogwarts. But for Harry and Draco, nothing is quite the same. Harry's looking for an escape, Draco's looking for a friend. Does a little black bunny hold the answers for both of our boys?
  • Link to my rec
    PERSONAL ALL-TIME FAVE
Wheels of Fire
(The Official Autobiography of Harry Potter)
captain_tulip R 9,500 hd-worldcup 6-May-2008
    Harry's been wanting to publish an autobiography for years; only problem is, he can't write for peanuts. Enter Draco Malfoy: broke, surly and the best ghost writer in the business.
favicon Homecoming novembersnow R 27,000 hd-worldcup 8-May-2008
    Harry thinks spending two weeks as a guest lecturer at Hogwarts will offer the perfect chance to get away from his troubles. Then he meets his assigned faculty guide: Potions Master Draco Malfoy.
    Added 17 Jan 2015
Cerulean Blue annafugazzi
and scrtkpr
NC-17 28,000 hds-beltane 31-May-2008
    When Potions Professor Draco Malfoy has an accident that costs him the last four years of his memory, Harry Potter, with the grudging assistance of Severus Snape's portrait, is the only one who can help him.
  • Link to my rec
Boys Don't Cry furiosity & pixies NC-17 50,000 Big Bang, Baby 7-Jun-2008
    After the eventful Christmas in Harry Potter's fifth year at Hogwarts, his godfather gave him a badly wrapped package. Inside was something Harry could use it to get in contact should the need arise, Sirius said. Harry resolved never to use whatever it was -- he would not put Sirius in danger. When later that year Harry was shown Sirius in terrible danger, he did not think of using Sirius's last-minute gift. Hermione, however, did. This is the story of what happened after that.
    Added 18 Dec 2016
Crup-tion of the Not-So-Innocent calanthe_fics NC-17 17,000 hd-inspired 9-Jun-2008
    If you thought that befriending Draco Malfoy would be easier than defeating the Dark Lord you'd be wrong. Harry Potter has to grow another pair of legs and a forked tail before he can break down the frosty barrier blocking the way into Malfoy's heart (and his underpants).
  • Link to my rec
favicon Dirty Little Secret marguerite_26 NC-17 3,500 livejournal 28-Jun-2008
    Ron is clueless what Harry really wants for his birthday.
  • Link to my rec
favicon The More Things Change lokifan NC-17 5,200 livejournal 30-Jun-2008
    Hogwarts graduation night, and Draco escapes to the top of the Astronomy Tower.
    Added 16 Aug 2015
favicon Cheaters Prosper bryoneybrynn NC-17 4,500 LJ (flocked)
LJ (later)
14-Aug-2008
    Draco won the Slytherin-Gryffindor match by cheating. Harry has a problem with that
    Added 16 Aug 2015 (moved from 2009 list)
Misuse of Muggle Artifacts scrtkpr NC-17 17,000 hd-holidays 10-Dec-2008
    Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy don't know each other as well as they think they do. When a disastrous attempt at courtship results in the shattering of their fragile trust, they still find themselves working together in a rush to protect their secrets, their friends, and their hearts.
  • Link to my rec


General notes:

  • The "original post" column provides links to the first place I can find evidence of the work online. However, it can be really tough to determine when and where a work was first published (see my rant here: Dates Matter). So it could be that a fic was actually published earlier somewhere else and I didn't know it. Corrections are welcome.
  • I've read a lot of HD fiction, but I certainly haven't read it all, so if I've left off something you think I shouldn't have, I'm happy for you to let me know.
  • I may continue to add works to this list but I will try to keep the total number to 35 or less (for this list, 25 for other years). (On the challenge of maintaining lists)
  • My goal is to add lists for other years as well, time permitting.

How my fic preferences will skew the lists:

  • I tend to like fics which contain explicit sex, so the list will probably skew that way. However, I prefer that there be an actual plot, not just sex, and I read PG rated fics too--just fewer of them.
  • I like almost all the standard tropes, but I don't usually go for non-magical AUs, unhappy endings, dark!fic, or threesomes.
  • I don't give a toss who's on top or bottom, so you'll find both here.
  • I shy away from epic-length fanfiction unless I'm very confident in the author, so most of my recs will be less than 100,000 words.
Tags: 2007 fics, 2008 fics, author:alaana_fair, author:annafugazzi, author:bryoneybrynn, author:calanthe_fics, author:captain_tulip, author:curiouslyfic, author:dysonrules, author:furiosity, author:incapricious, author:lokifan, author:marguerite_26, author:novembersnow, author:oldenuf2nb, author:pir8fancier, author:pixies, author:scrtkpr, author:silentauror, author:taradiane, author:who_la_hoop, drarry, fandom: harry potter, pairing: draco/harry, rec list, rectober, year's best
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