What follows is a list of my picks for the best Drarry fanfiction of 2014
(29 fics, sorted by date published)
Updated Apr 12, 2015
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.
Holy cow this list was hard to pare down! It's longer than any of my previous year's lists, most likely because I read more fanfic published in 2014 than in any other year. Basically the further back in time you go, the less fanfic I will have read. But that just means this list is the most comprehensive so far :)
- 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|
| Save It For Me
(sequels to Don't Think Twice 2013)
Harry returns to Hogwarts after Christmas. Malfoy's been waiting for him. // Harry and Malfoy meet up for Valentine's Day. They didn't plan it, really, that's just the way it worked out.
|All Our Secrets Laid Bare||firethesound||NC-17||150,000||livejournal||6-Jan-2014|
Over the six years Draco Malfoy has been an Auror, four of his partners have turned up dead. Harry Potter is assigned as his newest partner to investigate just what is going on.
| Shame Keeps Its Watch
(remix of IDK My BFF Hermione? 2011)
The post-war world is not an easy place to navigate when you are Draco Malfoy and none of the certainties you grew up with are valid any more. Basically, you are a bit of a mess. But at least you're hot - that has to be worth something, right?
|Where Your Heart Is Set||hazel_wand||PG-13||13,000||hd-familyfest||10-Mar-2014|
Draco comes home from school to find that his mother has decided to rebuild their family to include Andromeda, Teddy … and Harry Potter.
|Checking out the Opposition||birdsofshore||NC-17||6,200||hd-remix||21-Mar-2014|
Harry and Draco seem quite wound up after their latest game of Quidditch.
|A Fox's Bargain||raitala||NC-17||6,200||dracotops-harry||3-Apr-2014|
Harry made a bargain with Draco. He knew it was going to come back and bite him on the arse, he just didn’t think about what exactly Draco would ask for. Draco would say that Harry must have known deep down what he was agreeing to, but then Draco is a prick and what would he know?
|An Issue of Consequence||faithwood||NC-17||20,800||livejournal||9-Apr-2014|
Draco has woken up in an alternate universe. Or he has woken up utterly insane. Nothing else can possibly explain why Harry Potter suddenly seems to think he's Draco's boyfriend.
|Good to Me (And I'd Be So Good to You)||awickedmemory||G||8,900||dracotops-harry||15-Apr-2014|
Everyone returns to Hogwarts after the war, but nothing is quite the same. Harry's groupies are creepier than ever, Ron and Hermione are snogging all over the place, and the once-proud Draco is shuffling around like a kicked puppy. But that's okay: Harry's got a plan.
On the insistence of his parents, Draco begins to see a therapist to discuss his difficulties with physical intimacy. When he changes his appointment time, Draco discovers he’s not the only one seeking assistance as a result of events which occurred during the war and he finds comfort in the most unexpected of places.
|So Not On||lq_traintracks||PG-13||580||livejournal||22-May-2014|
Draco's having trouble not...reacting...to Potter.
|You First, Loser||zeitgeistic||NC-17||6,400||harrydracompreg||27-May-2014|
When Harry and Draco’s “not serious” three-year relationship results in a one-in-a-million pregnancy, they decide who will be the unlucky one to tell their families in a very mature and adult fashion that indubitably proves their inherently stellar parenting abilities: with a bet over a (probably rigged, let’s be real; Draco is playing) game of Exploding Snap.
|Not All of Draco's Birthdays Were Good||sophie_french||R||730||AO3||5-Jun-2014|
Not all of Draco's birthdays were good. Even though there might be light at the end of the tunnel, after all.
When Draco Malfoy, wanted criminal, strolled into the Ministry to give himself up, he seemed destined for Azkaban, until he offered to hand over information to avert an upcoming crime. Of course, he refused to divulge that knowledge to anyone but Harry Potter.
| Five Times Harry Blew Draco's Mind
(and one that didn't involve sex)
Draco had thought his eighth year would be dreadful. He was wrong.
|Shine, Even in the Darkness||raitala||NC-17||41,000||hd-tropes||19-Jul-2014|
Harry hasn’t seen Draco for over fifteen years, but now he’s showing up everywhere and Harry is sort of weirdly attracted to him, but that can’t be right?
|The Ties That Bind Us||dracoxlovesxharry||PG||1,200||AO3||29-Jul-2014|
In which Harry dresses a little too quickly after some alone time with his secret lover.
|Make Whole the Ruined||lq_traintracks||NC-17||2,700||hd-cliche||1-Aug-2014|
How to explain that even though they'd never offered me any sensation before, good or bad, when Potter touches them, I'm electrified with the possibilities?
When Harry submits his cock photo to a renowned Cock Critiquer and gets a terrible review, he decides to take a photography class to hopefully improve his skills.
|A Fountain of Unspoken Words||astardanced77||PG-13||2,100||hp-silencio||9-Oct-2014|
Draco has a plan. He just needs one perfect moment.
|Appallingly Wrong and Irreparably Broken||Tessa Crowley||NC-17||26,700||AO3||13-Oct-2014|
Everything in Harry's life is pretty terrible, all things considered. His ex-wife won't stop sleeping around, the government is broken, and his life is an endless cycle of crippling self-hatred and bitter sarcasm. So when Draco Malfoy comes sauntering back into it, sharp as a tack and twice as fit as he has any right to be, the only comfort Harry can find is that he can't possibly make it any worse. You know, probably.
|A Most Unexpected Object||astardanced77||R||13,800||hd-fan-fair||26-Oct-2014|
|And Back Again (Where You Belong)||eidheann_writes||NC-17||16,000||serpentinelion (Glompfest)||1-Nov-2014|
|(The Piece) I was Missing All Along||lauren3210||NC-17||31,000||hd-erised||1-Dec-2014|
Draco and Harry have been flatmates and best friends for years, and Draco thinks life is just perfect that way. But when something comes along and threatens to take all that away, Draco has to decide what it is he really wants, and just how hard he's going to work to get it.
|Perspective||mindabbles||NC-17||7,700||daily-deviant (Kinky Kristmas)||9-Dec-2014|
Draco’s fucked up a lot of things in his life, sometimes spectacularly. Watching that man with his hand on Harry’s arm, thinking that he, instead of Draco, might be the first to fuck Harry, well, this, in terms of his life mistakes, could be monumental.
|Love Comes Tumbling||taradiane||NC-17||22,000||hd-erised||12-Dec-2014|
'Harry's thoughts were of how much he would have done differently with Malfoy over the years, and of Dumbledore's final words to the other boy . . . "It is my mercy, and not yours, that matters now." Maybe, Harry wondered, he could find some mercy, too, and give Malfoy the second chance that Dumbledore had believed him worthy of.'
|Another Mask Behind You||lettered||NC-17||120,000||hd-erised||19-Dec-2014|
Draco is a high-end prostitute who hides his identity. Harry unknowingly hires him. And then there is porn, questions about identity, domestic bliss, more porn, and truth as seen through a web of lies. (And then more porn. Seriously, if you don’t want sex scene after sex scene you probably shouldn’t read this. And please read the warnings.)
|Tea and No Sympathy||who_la_hoop||NC-17||70,000||hd-erised||23-Dec-2014|
It’s Potter’s fault, of course, that Draco finds himself trapped in the same twenty-four-hour period, repeating itself over and over again. It’s been nearly a year since the unpleasant business at Hogwarts, and Draco’s getting on with his life quite nicely, thank you, until Harry sodding Potter steps in and ruins it all, just like always. At first, though, the time loop seems liberating. For the first time in his life, he can do anything, say anything, be anything, without consequence. But the more Draco repeats the day, the more he realises the uncomfortable truth: he’s falling head over heels for the speccy git. And suddenly, the time loop feels like a trap. For how can he ever get Harry to love him back when time is, quite literally, against him?
- 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 30(?) 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.