What follows is a list of my picks for the best Drarry fanfiction of 2013
(22 fics, sorted by date published)
Almost up to 2014!
Note: There are so many lists of favorite Harry/Draco fanfiction, but I'm doing 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.
- Best of 2015
- Best of 2014
- Best of 2013
- Best of 2012
- Best of 2011
- Best of 2010
- Best of 2009
- Best of 2007-8
- Why am I making these lists?
|Title||Author||Rated||Length||Original Post||Pub Date|
8th year, prefect bathroom sex
|P&T Muggle Adventures||VivacissimoVoce||NC-17||44,000||ff.net||22-Feb-2013|
Dean Thomas and Harry Potter start a leisure business for wizards that specializes in giving tours of muggle London. Everything goes well until they receive a booking neither one of them wants to take. Harry embarks upon what he suspects will be the worst trip of his life.
|Hurt for the Right Reasons||traintracks||NC-17||4,600||dreamwidth||25-Feb-2013|
| Time to Eternity
(remix of The Weight of Eternity 2011)
Malfoy has wings.
When Draco agreed to accompany his flatmate to a Muggle magic show, he did not expect Harry Potter to be the magician onstage. Since then, nothing has gone according to plan.
|Something I Don't Want to Stop||traintracks||NC-17||16,200||hd-smoochfest||7-Jun-2013|
It's Harry and Draco's eighth year, the Houses have been all but demolished in favor of unity, and they're being forced to room together. How ever will they cope?
|The Shadowy Corners||kedavranox||NC-17||29,400||harrydracompreg||16-Jun-2013|
Fifteen years after the war, Draco is still struggling to survive. Living in squalor and under heavy Ministry restrictions, Draco takes Pansy's advice on an option he had never thought to consider before. A means to regain everything he lost and more, courtesy of the wizarding hero--Harry Potter.
|Kiss the Joy (Until the Sun Rise)||icmezzo||NC-17||39,000||hd-smoochfest||21-Jun-2013|
The Room of Requirement was severely damaged in the war, but not so much that it could not provide for one lost student and another young hero--especially when they needed each other most of all.
|A Piercing Comfort||talithan||PG-13||44,500||hd-smoochfest||25-Jun-2013|
When Harry Potter hits the lowest point of his life so far, it is not his friends who keep him honest. With Draco Malfoy's patience and guidance, Harry learns to stand on his own. The thing is, after the fact--he's no longer sure he wants to.
|A Tale of Woo||veritas03||R||25,000||hd-smoochfest||28-Jun-2013|
Harry's a bit of a mess, despite a successful Quidditch career. Draco's not too much of a mess, but believes his life is as good as it's likely to get. Both want something more. Fate is going to help them out with that.
Harry is back at Hogwarts minding his own business when he finds himself magically drawn to Draco Malfoy. Over and over again.
The Room of Requirement was definitely broken. Why else would it be presenting Harry with a whip, some handcuffs, a blindfold, and a... what exactly was that thing, anyway?
|The Owlery and the Slytherin||writcraft||NC-17||11,000||hd-tropes||16-Sep-2013|
After the war, Kingsley Shacklebolt sends Harry Potter back to Hogwarts as a Slytherin, hoping he can restore the house name and break down ingrained prejudice. When Harry returns to school with his grumpy owl Bandit and robes which feel all wrong, he finds friendship and in the most unexpected of places.
|Sharing Different Heartbeats||talithan||NC-17||17,000||hd-tropes||18-Sep-2013|
It's Harry's first time in New York City, and he is determined to have a good time. How Draco Malfoy figures into this remains to be seen.
Harry really should know better than to make any sort of bet with a Slytherin.
Sometimes, Harry can't help but wonder why such strange shit always happens to him.
|Rarely Pure and Never Simple||birdsofshore||NC-17||28,000||hd-fan-fair||26-Sep-2013|
Harry never thought taking a job as Draco Malfoy's bodyguard was going to be easy. Add in a curse that makes Malfoy even more of an obnoxious git than usual, and Harry's got serious problems.
|Hidden in Plain Sight||momatu||NC-17||56,700||hd-fan-fair||29-Sep-2013|
Set four years after the Battle of Hogwarts, three years after Draco was abducted by person or persons unknown. Draco is now living in a small Muggle community and working in a library with no idea the Wizarding World exists, until one day, a bloke with a mop of just-shagged black hair comes in for story time with a little boy to get out of the rain.
| Don't Think Twice
& It's All Right
It was just supposed to be a night out. Harry absolutely didn't plan on admitting his feelings for Malfoy.
|Got caught in the ruse of the world||megyal||R||2,000||livejournal||26-Nov-2013|
A game of truth or dare.
|In the Company of a Rubber Duck||birdsofshore||NC-17||34,700||hd-erised||26-Dec-2013|
In compliance with the terms of his probation, Draco must spend an hour a day as something mundane in someone's home. One day he finds himself a rubber duck in Harry's bath.
- 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.