Hey Nix! Here for our swap!
Well if this is my introduction to Drarry, I'm sold. I've never had anything against the ship, I just never really came across any. I'm glad I commented on your tweet though, it gave me a chance to read this. :)
So when I saw it was for the Sink Your Ship Challenge (which is funny, because I did mine of ScorBus), I knew this was going to end badly. I thought the moment in time that you chose to write about was perfect. If there was ever a way to sink this ship, it would be the night before Draco attempts to kill Dumbledore. Everything would change after that, Draco was right.
I liked in the beginning how Harry passed the note onto Draco. To everyone else, it would look like a typical exchange between the two of them. No one would ever expect anything else. And it was also totally typical of Pansy to rush right to Draco checking if he was alright. The cow.
Poor Draco. You can feel throughout how much he really does love Harry, but there was no hope for them. He was totally right, they were on two opposite sides of this war. It really wouldn't work. Not when Harry is the Chosen One and Draco is the son of a (once) prominent Death Eater, not to mention, a Death Eater himself.
I liked how you made it feel that he didn't really want to be a part of the Death Eaters. That he was only doing it out of protection of his family, rather than any loyalty he had towards Voldemort. I think that ended up being true in canon as well.
Holy steamy make out session! That Harry is a little hound dog, isn't he? ;)
Ugh that breakup was sad. Harry was just not accepting it at all. And of course his initial response would be, "go to Dumbledore." It's too bad Draco hasn't accepted Dumbledore's help. Maybe things would have ended up differently for him.
Yeah, I'm sure Harry is not going to feel the same way the following evening. There's no way he'll want to talk about their relationship, or try to get back with him. I want to see a follow up to this! I need to know how Harry reacts to what happens!
My heart broke for Draco at the end of this. He was so broken and scared. I really wanted to crawl the screen and hug him, and let him know that it's ok to ask for help. *sniffle*
Nix, this was really great! Thanks so much for suggesting I read this! Now go write more! I want to see more of your Drarry. :)
Tons of love,
Author's Response: Haha! I do love this story. There aren't a lot on the archives though, I've checked. So I'm not surprised that you haven't come across any. But I wish there were more. I'm so glad you liked it though! I think they're an interesting couple. And I think this is something that could have totally happened behind the scenes of the HBP. Or at least I try to make it seem that way by working it in there as best I can. I have a whole headcanon for how they get together, which is what I'm working on now. I also have plans to write a sequel to this one where we see Harry's reaction but I haven't even started that yet.
Yes, with this I really just wanted to jump into it with the note and then straight to the meeting. I mentally laughed though at your reaction to Pansy! "The cow." I don't know why it cracks me up.
Yes, Draco having to break his own heart is very sad. Only Merlin knows how Harry is going to react when he finds out the truth the next night. Poor guy. But they are the couple I want to happen that would just never work. Especially not at this moment in time.
But I really don't feel Draco had any loyalty to the Dark Lord. I think he was only following orders out of fear. He may have felt special in the beginning to be chosen, but I think once he realized the situation he'd been forced into, he probably really changed his tune.
Hahaha, yes. Apparently that Harry is. Draco's maybe not much better. There will be more steaminess to come. Eventually.
It is a very sad break-up. And Harry does not accept it. But he will, just you wait. It won't be pretty. Like I said, there will eventually be a sequel.
Haha, thank you! Again, I'm super glad you liked it since this is your first Drarry. I will continue working on this tonight, but I really don't know when I'll be posting anything.
Thanks again for agreeing to swap!