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Snowgall's Best of Drarry Fanfiction: 2014

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 :)

More lists:

Title Author Rated Length Original Post Pub Date
favicon Save It For Me
& favicon Begging

(sequels to Don't Think Twice 2013)
firethesound NC-17 5,600
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.
Recs: snowgall mini-theme | gracerene (Save it For Me) | gracerene (Begging)
favicon 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.
Recs: capitu | hd-storyroom (celestlyn)
favicon Shame Keeps Its Watch
(remix of IDK My BFF Hermione? 2011)
raitala NC-17 11,000 hd-remix 28-Feb-2014
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?
Recs: snowgall (hd-storyroom) | capitu
favicon 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.
Rec: capitu
favicon 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.
Rec: capitu
favicon 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?
Recs: snowgall mini-theme | capitu | gracerene
favicon 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.
Rec: capitu
favicon 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.
Recs: capitu | hd-storyroom (sp_owl)
favicon Touched writcraft R 7,300 dracotops-harry 19-Apr-2014
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.
Rec: dictacontrion
Added 12 Apr 2015
favicon Last City zeitgeistic NC-17 27,500 dracotops-harry 30-Apr-2014
Twenty-four, no Twenty-three men, six cities, and one unusual sexual requirement.
Recs: snowgall | capitu | gracerene
favicon So Not On lq_traintracks PG-13 580 livejournal 22-May-2014
Draco's having trouble Potter.
Rec: snowgall (hd-storyroom)
favicon 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.
Recs: snowgall mini-theme | capitu | hd-storyroom (sp_owl)
favicon 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.
favicon The Darklist dysonrules NC-17 87,500 hd-smoochfest 30-Jun-2014
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.
Recs: capitu | hd-storyroom (sp_owl)
favicon Five Times Harry Blew Draco's Mind
(and one that didn't involve sex)
lq_traintracks NC-17 1,000 livejournal 12-Jul-2014
Draco had thought his eighth year would be dreadful. He was wrong.
Rec: snowgall (hd-storyroom)
favicon 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?
Recs: snowgall mini-theme | capitu | hd-storyroom (sp_owl)
favicon The Ties That Bind Us favicon dracoxlovesxharry PG 1,200 AO3 29-Jul-2014
In which Harry dresses a little too quickly after some alone time with his secret lover.
Rec: snowgall mini-theme
favicon 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?
Recs: capitu | hd-storyroom (sp_owl)
favicon The Critiquer dysonrules NC-17 24,500 hd-fan-fair 26-Sep-2014
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.
Recs: snowgall mini-theme | capitu
favicon 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.
Rec: snowgall (hd-storyroom)
favicon Appallingly Wrong and Irreparably Broken favicon 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.
Rec: snowgall (hd-storyroom)
favicon A Most Unexpected Object astardanced77 R 13,800 hd-fan-fair 26-Oct-2014
In all his years at the Ministry, Draco has never seen anything like it. Typical that it should turn up in Potter's bin.
Recs: capitu | gracerene
favicon And Back Again (Where You Belong) eidheann_writes NC-17 16,000 serpentinelion (Glompfest) 1-Nov-2014
He thought back on their previous handshakes, and smiled faintly at the fact they always seemed to mean so much more to him than they did to Potter.
Recs: capitu | gracerene
favicon Brevem Conspectum lauren3210 NC-17 11,700 AO3 19-Nov-2014
During a routine clearing of an old Death Eater house, Harry stumbles over an ancient spell that sends him somewhere completely different. He has to work out where he is and how to get back. Or if he even wants to.
Recs: capitu | gracerene
favicon (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.
Recs: snowgall fest recs | capitu | gracerene
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.
Rec: gracerene
favicon 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.'
Recs: snowgall (hd-storyroom) | capitu
favicon 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.)
Recs: snowgall (hd-storyroom) | capitu
favicon 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?
Recs: snowgall (hd-storyroom) | capitu

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 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.
Tags: 2014 fics, author:astardanced77, author:awickedmemory, author:birdsofshore, author:dracoxlovesxharry, author:dysonrules, author:eidheann_writes, author:faithwood, author:firethesound, author:hazel_wand, author:lauren3210, author:lettered, author:lumosed_quill, author:mindabbles, author:raitala, author:sophie_french, author:taradiane, author:tessacrowley, author:who_la_hoop, author:writcraft, author:zeitgeistic, drarry, fandom: harry potter, pairing: draco/harry, rec list, year's best

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