snowgall (snowgall) wrote,

Snowgall's Best of Drarry Fanfiction: 2013

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.

More lists:

Title Author Rated Length Original Post Pub Date
Resolutions Kept traintracks NC-17 1,100 livejournal 3-Jan-2013
8th year, prefect bathroom sex
favicon P&T Muggle Adventures favicon VivacissimoVoce NC-17 44,000 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.
Recs: capitu | hd-storyroom (susannah_wilde)
favicon Hurt for the Right Reasons traintracks NC-17 4,600 dreamwidth 25-Feb-2013
Everything was so cocked up. He just wanted this one thing. He wanted to hurt for the right reasons for once.
Recs: capitu | gracerene
favicon Time to Eternity
(remix of The Weight of Eternity 2011)
wellhalesbells NC-17 16,600 hd-remix 19-Mar-2013
Malfoy has wings.
Recs: snowgall mini-theme | capitu | hd-storyroom (celestlyn)
favicon Magic Tricks talithan PG-13 5,600 dracotops-harry 23-Apr-2013
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.
Recs: hd-storyroom (snowgall) | capitu
favicon 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?
Recs: capitu | hd-storyroom (celestlyn)
favicon 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.
Rec: capitu
favicon 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.
Rec: capitu
favicon 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.
Rec: capitu
favicon 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.
Recs: snowgall mini-theme | capitu | hd-storyroom (sp_owl)
favicon Tug-O-Want dysonrules NC-17 16,700 hd-smoochfest 29-Jun-2013
Harry is back at Hogwarts minding his own business when he finds himself magically drawn to Draco Malfoy. Over and over again.
Recs: snowgall mini-theme | gracerene
favicon Unknown Pleasures birdsofshore NC-17 10,500 hd-cliche 31-Jul-2013
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?
Recs: hd-storyroom (snowgall) | capitu
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.
favicon 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.
Recs: capitu | hd-storyroom (sp_owl)
favicon The Bet firethesound PG-13 6,000 livejournal 19-Sep-2013
Harry really should know better than to make any sort of bet with a Slytherin.
favicon Matchmaker, Matchmaker firethesound NC-17 11,800 livejournal 26-Sep-2013
Sometimes, Harry can't help but wonder why such strange shit always happens to him.
Recs: snowgall | capitu | verydrarry
favicon 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.
Rec: capitu
favicon 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.
Recs: capitu | hd-storyroom (sp_owl)
favicon Don't Think Twice
& favicon It's All Right
firethesound NC-17 8,500
Harry was just trying to get away for a while. He didn't mean to get trapped in the Prefect's Bath with Draco Malfoy. // This thing with Malfoy might be starting to get a little out of hand. It'd be more of a problem if Harry didn't like it so much.
Recs: capitu | gracerene
favicon Blue Sheets firethesound PG-13 4,200 livejournal 21-Nov-2013
It was just supposed to be a night out. Harry absolutely didn't plan on admitting his feelings for Malfoy.
Rec: hd-storyroom (snowgall)
favicon Got caught in the ruse of the world megyal R 2,000 livejournal 26-Nov-2013
A game of truth or dare.
Rec: hd-storyroom (snowgall)
favicon 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.
Recs: snowgall mini-theme | capitu | hd-storyroom (sp_owl)

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: 2013 fics, author:birdsofshore, author:calrissian18, author:dysonrules, author:firethesound, author:icmezzo, author:kedavranox, author:lumosed_quill, author:megyal, author:momatu, author:talithan, author:veritas03, author:vivacissimovoce, author:writcraft, drarry, fandom: harry potter, pairing: draco/harry, rec list, year's best

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