snowgall (snowgall) wrote,

Snowgall's Best of Drarry Fanfiction: 2010

What follows is a list of my picks for the best Drarry fanfiction of 2010
(16 fics, sorted by date published)

Updated May 28, 2015

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.

More lists:

Title Author Rated Length Original Post Pub Date
favicon Ferreus Rememdium marguerite_26 NC-17 5,000 hp-kinkfest 2/14/2010
Draco swallows his pride and visits a specialist for his very intimate problem.
Recs: capitu | hollyheartshd
favicon I'll Show You Mine nursedarry R 3,000 hp-kinkfest 2/18/2010
Whose scars are bigger and better?
Recs: snowgall hd-storyroom | gracerene
Absolution favicon Dracosoftie M 31,000 fanfiction 2/24/2010
Draco and Harry return to Hogwarts after the war, both struggling with their own issues. Their unlikely friendship blooms into more but is torn apart by circumstances outside their control.
Rec: snowgall mini-theme
favicon Not Less of Love favicon literaryspell NC-17 36,000 valentine-veela 2/24/2010
The war changed everyone. Harry comes back to eighth year knowing exactly what he wants, and unfortunately for him, so does Draco. Is it just Harry's imagination, or is his worst enemy harbouring a secret? Harry finds out about Draco's new side and definitely doesn't want to help. But it's not really up to him.
Rec: snowgall hd-storyroom
favicon Sex Ed for Aurors curiouslyfic R 8,700 hds-beltane 5/20/2010
Some things, you need to learn on the job. (Harry is dosed with a lust-potion and he desperately wants Malfoy, who is trying hard to reverse the effects and stave off Harry.)
Recs: snowgall fest recs | capitu
What Happens In The Quidditch Locker Rooms...
& What Happens In The Library...
treacle_tartlet R 1,500
[no author provided summary, this is mine] Draco confronts Harry in the Quiddith Locker Rooms, only to discover a much better way of dealing with the way they inflame each other. // Shenanigans in the Hogwarts library, a sequel of sorts to the ficlet I wrote for nursedarry's birthday a few months ago.
Rec: snowgall mini-theme
Added 28 May 2015
favicon The Den of So-Called Iniquity snegurochka_lee NC-17 4,000 serpentinelion
Summer kink
Potter is watching you, as usual, his fingers tight around his glass. You know what will happen if you swallow that potion in such close proximity to Potter--the same thing that has happened every time you've done it so far.
Recs: capitu | hollyheartshd
favicon The Charm Conundrum dysonrules NC-17 8,300 hd-smoochfest 6/5/2010
Harry misplaces an interesting "self-help" manual. Draco finds it and discovers some fascinating insights into Harry Potter.
Rec: gracerene
favicon For All The Marbles veritas03 NC-17 29,000 hd-smoochfest 6/5/2010
Harry receives a long-lost gift when he returns to Hogwarts to finish his last year of school. Draco could be just the person to help Harry understand the gift--if the two of them can learn to talk to each other.
Recs: snowgall hd-storyroom | harrypotterxthatblondkid
Added 1 Nov 2014
favicon Take These Lies white_serpent R 34,600 hd-fan-fair 10/2/2010
Repeatedly rejected by the Auror training program, Draco Malfoy attempts an unorthodox disguise to gain admission.
Recs: snowgall mini-theme | hd-storyroom (aj_socks) | verydrarry
Added 1 Nov 2014
favicon Wayward Owls and Pub Hunts dysonrules NC-17 8,700 serpentinelion
When Pigwidgeon develops a crush on Draco Malfoy's owl, it's up to Harry to retrieve the lovelorn animal. Again. Harry should probably do something about keeping Pig contained...
Rec: hd-storyroom (birdsofshore)
favicon Progressive Displacement gatewaygirl NC-17 20,700 dreamwidth 12/1/2010
Harry didn't mean the wish that way. From his point of view, it hadn't even worked.
Recs: snowgall hd-storyroom | capitu
Added 29 Apr 2015
favicon Packing the Flat marguerite_26 NC-17 6,500 hd-holidays 12/2/2010
Months after their explosive break-up, Draco insists Harry return to their flat to remove his belongings.
Recs: capitu | verydrarry
favicon A Weak Pleasure, Never So Sweet emmagrant01 NC-17 15,500 harry-holidays 12/21/2010
Seven years after the end of the war, Draco Malfoy has been taken into custody in New York. Harry Potter is sent to bring him back.
Recs: hollyheartshd | ferretlovesscarhead
favicon Said and Unsaid
(or, The Value of Knowing When to Stop Talking)
bryoneybrynn PG-13 15,000 hd-holidays 12/30/2010
When the Interrogator asked if he had anything to say on his own behalf, Draco shook his head, his lips pressed tight in a thin line. There was nothing to say that wouldn't sound like an excuse.
Rec: capitu
favicon Some Kind of Wonderful taradiane NC-17 34,700 hd-holidays 12/31/2010
Harry is adrift without an anchor after the prophecy that shaped the first eighteen years of his life is fulfilled. Restless and bored, and wanting to stop Hermione from nagging him about wasted opportunities, he decides to spend his time volunteering at a Muggle homeless shelter...then along comes Malfoy, with an anchor of his own that he needs help carrying.
Rec: capitu
Added 9 Feb 2015

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 25 or less. (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: 2010 fics, author:bryoneybrynn, author:curiouslyfic, author:dracosoftie, author:dysonrules, author:gatewaygirl, author:literaryspell, author:marguerite_26, author:nursedarry, author:snegurochka_lee, author:taradiane, author:treacle_tartlet, author:veritas03, author:white_serpent, drarry, fandom: harry potter, pairing: draco/harry, rec list, rectober, year's best

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