snowgall (snowgall) wrote,

Snowgall's Best of Drarry Fanfiction: 2012

What follows is a list of my picks for the best Drarry fanfiction of 2012
(23 fics, sorted by date published)

Updated February 10, 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.

More lists:

Title Author Rated Length Original Post Pub Date
favicon Discretion is Key thusspakekate NC-17 14,000 hp-intoxicated 23-Jan-2012
    In the months following their return to Hogwarts for their 8th and final year, Harry and Draco bond over a shared interest in marijuana, snack foods, and other boys.
  • Link to my rec
favicon Glory favicon Digitallace NC-17 12,500 AO3 28-Jan-2012
    What happens when Draco and Harry each find the opposite end of a hole in the locker room wall? Oh, stop it with your dirty minds. Oh wait. That's exactly what happens.
  • Link to my rec
favicon Sardines
(sequel to Anyone for Scrabble? 2011)
fr333bird NC-17 5,700 livejournal 27-Feb-2012
    Another inter-house unity night brings Harry and Draco even closer.
  • Link to my rec
favicon Ask Me a Question beckybrit NC-17 7,200 livejournal 1-Mar-2012
    When Auror partners Harry and Draco get stuck in a cellar together, will a game of twenty questions reveal more than they were expecting?
      Added 10 Feb 2016
I'll Show You More
(remix of I'll Show You Mine 2010)
dysonrules NC-17 7,900 hd-remix 3-Mar-2012
    Draco is angry and unsettled after a brief sexual encounter with Harry Potter. Harry cannot be found, but Draco's Slytherin housemates want to know what's going on.
  • Link to my rec
favicon Denude faithwood NC-17 4,200 livejournal 12-Mar-2012
    This is a HBP AU. It's set a few days after the Sectumsempra scene and takes the story in another direction, asking the question: "What if the Sectumsempra scene had a greater impact on Harry and Draco?" Harry and Draco are sixteen. In medias res beginning. Non-linear storytelling.
favicon Three Little Words favicon ad_libitum R 450 hd-writers 13-Mar-2012
    They've been together for a year, but Harry's worried because Draco's never said 'I love you.'
favicon Desire Unveiled frayach NC-17 15,200 harry-submits 14-Mar-2012
    Harry is emphatically NOT a pouf, and thus his reoccurring fantasies involving Draco are due to his Occlumency lessons with Snape, NOT to his sexuality. Or so he tries to convince himself. Meanwhile, Voldemort has returned, and Harry is about to learn that he is the Chosen One--whether he's ready or not.
favicon The Veela Codec curiouslyfic PG 3,000 hd-remix 20-Mar-2012
    Potter wants obvious. Draco wants Potter. Clearly, some sort of plan is required.
  • Link to my rec
The Wand faithwood NC-17 1,400 livejournal 5-Apr-2012
favicon Salt on the Western Wind saras_girl R 60,500 hd-smoochfest 31-May-2012
    When the war isn't quite as over as it first appears, a guilt-ridden Harry is sent to a mysterious safe-house. Among sandwiches, insomnia, and Mills & Boon, he discovers something quite unexpected.
You're My Exception treacle_tartlet R 6,000 hd-smoochfest 21-Jun-2012
    In which Harry is unlucky in love, Draco is a bit of a manipulative bastard, and we all get what we want in the end.
      Added 28 May 2015
favicon My Own Worst Enemy dysonrules NC-17 22,000 hd-smoochfest 29-Jun-2012
    After a night of heavy drinking, Draco wakes up fully-clothed to find that his flat is a wreck and several things are missing. Things only get worse from there.
  • Link to my rec
    Added 28 May 2015
Not Your Face khasael R 26,000 hd-smoochfest 29-Jun-2012
    After an unusual late-night encounter with the Mirror of Erised, Harry finds himself with the unexpected (and rather unwanted) ability to see aspects of everyone else's deepest desires. Harry really wishes things like this didn't happen to him.
favicon Storm in a Teacup faithwood NC-17 8,400 serpentinelion 11-Aug-2012
    For reasons he'd rather not think about, Draco is obsessed with Potter's hair. This cannot end well. Hogwarts!fic.
favicon Harry Potter and the Alpha-Omega Bond favicon Becstar7 NC-17 20,200 hexfiles 22-Sep-2012
    Harry goes into heat unexpectedly. Malfoy stakes his claim. Contains bonding, knotting and Alpha/Beta/Omega dynamics (and the dub-con inherently implied).
  • Link to my rec
favicon This Charming Man thusspakekate NC-17 41,000 hd-fan-fair 4-Oct-2012
    Harry doesn't understand how he's supposed to learn the genteel art of pureblood etiquette from the rudest arsehole he's ever known.
Non-Breakfast, Breakfast holly_hearts PG-13 3,700 livejournal 29-Oct-2012
    Harry tries not to panic. He is not entirely successful.
  • Link to my rec
    Added 21 Feb 2015
favicon Unhook the Stars jad NC-17 62,500 hp-sexstars 2-Nov-2012
    "Love is like a Rubix Cube: there are countless wrong twists and turns, but once you get it right, it's perfect no matter how you look at it." Sixty-thousand words of pornographic discourse between two boys-turned-men that still haven't learned how to communicate like normal people – with words. Guest appearances by Pansy Parkinson, Neville Longbottom, Hermione Granger, Blaise Zabini, Teddy Lupin, Gregory Goyle, the Weird Sisters, ex-wives, several Weasleys, a Boggart, and a Honey Badger.
      Added 14 Jul 2015
favicon Turnbout Is Fair Play
(Sequel to How to Handle an Enemy 2008)
who_la_hoop NC-17 11,000 livejournal 4-Nov-2012
    After a--cough--revealing game of truth or dare instigated by his fellow Slytherins, Draco Malfoy finds himself in possession of a) the interesting knowledge that a certain Gryffindor horror may not be as immune to his personal charms as hitherto suspected and b) the password to the Gryffindor Tower. But Draco makes a fundamental error when he decides to make use of these facts...
  • Link to my rec
favicon After Hours at the Ministry of Magic birdsofshore NC-17 11,500 mini-fest 7-Dec-2012
    It isn't precisely how Harry planned to spend Christmas Eve: trapped in a lift with his ex-boyfriend, somewhere between the third and the fourth floors of the Ministry of Magic.
  • Link to my rec
Feelings leo_draconis NC-17 5,000 hd-holidays 18-Dec-2012
    Upon returning for their 'eighth' year, Draco notices Harry doesn't look well. He also notices that Harry's best friends are too busy exploring their new relationship to see something is wrong, so he decides to take it upon himself to fix things.
  • Link to my rec
favicon Quietus novembersnow PG-13 17,600 hd-holidays 29-Dec-2012
    To save himself and his family, Draco must disappear in plain sight--of Harry Potter, that is.
  • 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 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: 2012 fics, author:ad_libitum, author:beckybrit, author:becstar7, author:birdsofshore, author:curiouslyfic, author:digitallace, author:dysonrules, author:faithwood, author:fr333bird, author:frayach, author:holly_hearts, author:jad, author:khasael, author:leo_draconis, author:novembersnow, author:saras_girl, author:thuspakekate, author:treacle_tartlet, author:who_la_hoop, drarry, fandom: harry potter, pairing: draco/harry, rec list, year's best

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