Apple Ling's List: Pureblood Culture
Jan 20, 13
*GAAH!! SO AWESOME!! *loves* ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Part 3 (Final part) of The Intellectual Love Affair series (it's a trilogy). Master Brewer!Draco (BAMF!Potions expert). Harry/Draco as official business partners (and lovers). This fic is the aftermath of Draco's rescue by Harry and Hermione from his abuser, plus the continuation of evil politicians' (Charlemagne Diggory) attempts in destroying Harry/Draco, their reputation and potions business. BAMF!Hermione and BAMF!Milicent (Hermione/Milicent scheming together is beyond awesome!). Draco is both strong and vulnerable in this piece (abuse trauma, nightmares and still recuperating from his injuries... and yet still a BAMF!Hero). Evil!Lucius and Narcissa who are hell-bent on helping baddies destroy Harry and separate Draco from Harry. Harry+Draco+Hermione+Milicent working together against baddies. Also, Harry gets thrown in jail - Draco, Hermione and Milicent work together to prove Harry's innocence. Awesome court trial scene! #Mostly bottom!Draco but with subtly implied future 'switching'
Summary: Harry and Draco are finally, slowly, coming together, but the aftermath of Draco's freedom is nightmares, legal challenges, and dangerous political pressure in the form of Charlemagne Diggory.
Jan 20, 13
*GAAH!! SO AWESOME!! *loves* ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Part 2 of The Intellectual Love Affair series (it's a trilogy). Master Brewer!Draco (BAMF!Potions expert). Not-so-recluse!Harry because he's officially helping with Draco's apothecary business (Harry/Draco as business partners and close friends). Harry/Draco pre-slash turning into slash (Harry starts to actively pursue Draco) and bits of Draco/Daphne Greengrass (a bit of Harry/Ginny friendship). Evil baddies are still after Harry and Draco - this time, they're determined to destroy everything accomplished by Draco and hurt Harry (by hurting Draco because Harry cares for Draco). Violence, torture, dark curses, illegal use of memory charms and Legilimency (used as a torture device) and sexual abuse (Draco) - and the resulting injuries. Potions shop talk, political stuff, powerful wandless magic (Harry), Harry's fear of his own magic, Draco's selective amnesia (memory charms), kidnapping (and the awesome rescue plan), dueling, graphic torture & sexual abuse scenes.
Summary: Draco and Harry start marketing the Desire potion, only to encounter opposition from Draco's debtors, manipulative Slytherin women, and politicians running for Minister.
Jan 20, 13
*GAAH!! SO AWESOME!! *loves* ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Part 1 of The Intellectual Love Affair series (it's a trilogy). Master Brewer!Draco (BAMF!Potions expert), Recluse!Harry who makes a pretty successful home-based business of creating and developing magical film for wizarding cameras. Depressed to the point of near suicidal (sometimes)!Hermione. Basically Harry gets Draco to help him create a new potion to help Hermione deal with her depression - a new potion developed from a potion Harry's currently using as a medication of sorts. Draco's an opportunistic, manipulative businessman at first (focused on the profits and benefits he could get from working with Harry), then as the story develops he changes for the better and starts to care. Evil baddies (Cordelia Nott and others) are out to destroy Draco (and later on, Harry too). A corrupted politician named Charlemagne Diggory. Harry's mysterious past + incredibly powerful magical abilities + awesome wandless/wild magic + competent potion brewing abilities (although Harry's not as good as Draco when it comes to potions) + attraction to all things Malfoy. Lots of potions shop talk. # Harry/Draco pre-slash and past Harry/Ginny
Summary: When Ron dies, Hermione falls into a deep depression. Desperate to relieve her symptoms, Harry reluctantly approaches independent apothecary Draco Malfoy for help.
Dec 22, 12
*GAHH!! DELICIOUS FLANGSTY CHRISTMAS FIC ♥♥♥♥♥
Basically Harry and Draco were an item until Draco breaks it off to fulfill family obligations (Lucius' fault!) and gets engaged to Astoria. Harry wants him back and they both are still very much in love with each other. Supportive!Ron/Hermione. Cute side pairing Pansy/OMC, Pansy is Draco's best friend. Cameo appearances by little Teddy and other adorable children in the epilogue (not the Potter books' Epilogue though but the epilogue of this story)... plus, (cute!)drunk!Narcissa. Happy H/D ending.
Summary: "Dear Father Christmas, It's strange that I have more cause to believe in you now that I'm in my mid-twenties than I did when I was a child. I didn't think magic existed then either, but now I know that it does. I wonder if it's the same with you There's nothing that I want for Christmas that could be wrapped in a box and put under a tree. But if you are as magical as they say you are, there is one thing I want that could only be accomplished by a true Christmas miracle.I want Draco Malfoy back."
Nov 26, 12
*Interesting murder mystery-type of fic!!
Auror!Harry. Respected member of Pureblood communities!Draco (who has also been enlisted by Shacklebolt) to help Harry investigate the murder case). Contains homophobia in the wizarding world, conservative pureblood ideals (with their narrow views on sexuality and gender roles), pureblood tradition, homophobia in the muggle world, repressed homosexuality (Harry's crisis and denial over his sexuality), closeted gays (Draco and other purebloods), dark magic & potion (used for murder), violence, trust issues (Harry) and friendship (Draco + Goyle). Harry's a bit of a stubborn prat with trust issues for the majority of the story because he refused to believe/accept Draco has changed for the better. And Draco's usually forced to be the more mature one of the two because of Harry's issues with him. But things get better towards the end. Protective!Goyle (over Draco and vice versa). Cute!Astoria (who is smitten over Draco).
Summary: Gryffindor Harry Potter's never been a coward. But a unique murder investigation -along with Draco Malfoy, the civilian assigned to help him solve it - has him reevaluating some of his most private decisions.
Oct 30, 12
*EPICNESS LIKE WHOA!! ♥♥♥ UBER FANTASTIC!!
Loose re-telling of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew". Quidditch player!Harry. Draco is rebellious, violent, destructive, and dangerously impulsive and reckless.... yet, buried deep inside, Draco has issues with authority (Lucius!), trust and at times, intimacy. Harry too has issues with authority... and commitment. He's an unrepentant playboy, he first pursued Draco for the wrong reasons but finds beauty in all of Draco's faults. Also, Harry finds Draco's feisty temper and proneness for destruction hot, sexy and addictive. Harry didn't "tame" Draco, but more like he'd accepted and fallen in love with everything that makes up Draco Malfoy. Both good and bad... and even the temper. Cross-dressing Draco at one point. Cute side parings: Narcissa and her suitors, plus Percy Weasley :D #Graphic sex scenes are all of bottom!Draco but there's some (dirty)talk about Harry bottoming - but that didn't happen though.
Summary: After the war, Draco is really, really, really angry. A loose re-telling of "Taming of the Shrew" with duelling, mindless destruction, cross-dressing and lashings of crack.
Oct 15, 12
Career Choices: Draco: Etiquette Instructor; Harry: Writer. ♥♥♥
Tee hee! Draco even teaches Harry how to dance and dress!! Harry being friends with Pansy. (Blaise and Pansy as Draco's best friends). Also, Harry has a bit of a minor sexuality crisis at some point in the story and a one night stand with an ex Hogwarts classmate. Plus, Draco's rather skittish when it comes to dating.
Summary: Harry doesn't understand how he's supposed to learn the genteel art of pureblood etiquette from the rudest arsehole he's ever known.
Jul 04, 12
*Harry and Draco from reluctant teamwork in helping George and Pansy prepare for their wedding to awkward friends to flirting and then kissy stuff. H/D finding "symbols" to represent George and Pansy's pureblood marriage bond. Draco and his gang of Slytherin friends who aren't all bastards but actually cares for Draco (Theo and Pansy). #No penetrative sex.
Summary: As Confidant, Draco is an important part of his best friend Pansy's wedding to George Weasley. Unfortunately, she neglected to mention that none other than Harry Potter will be standing up for George as his Confidant. Will they be able to "play nice" for their friends?
Jun 29, 12
*SO VERY SWEET AND FLUFFY THAT IT ROTS YOUR TEETH!! LOVES!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥!!!
Beaten!Skittish!Homeless!Draco (at the beginning) to Homemaker!Draco (later in the fic). Auror trainee!Harry. Draco learns how to cook, excessive bathing, fever and a painful burn mark from an infected Hex, Wizarding man knickers, Harry and his very brief struggle with homosexuality (with some help from Hermione), very oblivious!Harry, Cuddle bug!Draco, sharing a bed and then more, awkward first time sex, fluff and kisses.
Summary: Harry finds a stray and decides to take him home.
May 25, 12
*FUNNIEST, MOST RIDICULOUS YET MOST ADORABLE BOND!FIC ♥♥♥♥♥♥!!!
#The sex mostly happened behind screen and sadly enough, it isn't graphic. At least not as much as I would have preferred. Heh.
Summary: "We have to WHAT?"
Feb 09, 12
*Wizarding Archmagus!Draco. 100% UNIQUE PLOT! Thriller+Suspense+Action/Adventure genre.
Contains conspiracy within the wizarding community, Dark creature spiders, blue candles, Dark curses & artifacts, Wizarding children fairytales, Wizarding Culture & Tradition as a Way of Life (not necessarily just for Purebloods), the essence of Magic and the understanding of how it works, three Laws of Wizardry, Spider and the Web of Enchantments, promises made upon Wands = Dragon bracelets, magical Map, Draco-worshipping house elves (including Kreacher), OCs Septimus & Octavian.
Manipulative!Scheming!Dangerously-Intelligent!Utterly-Irresistible!Leader!Draco (also a kleptomaniac). Best friend&Confidant!Blaise. Protective Father!Lucius. #No sex.
Summary: Harry Potter is an Auror assigned to a priority case involving a series of frightful homicides where evidence of ritual Dark Magic lingers in the atmosphere. Draco Malfoy is an infamous lay-about playboy in the wizarding world, and secretly a member of an elite order of wizards calling themselves The Shield. After his third clash with Dark Wizards, in which Draco Malfoy shows up in the nick of time to aid him, Harry is convinced that Malfoy is up to no good, and corners him one day in a purebloods-only lounge to demand answers. He could not have imagined, when he threw down his ultimatum-talk, or be hauled off to Azkaban-that he would be recruited into a little-known wizarding culture of secrets and traditions, and drawn to a life-and-death cloak-and-dagger game of family politics, old magic and wizarding legend.
Feb 07, 12
*Master of Death!Harry. Dream-walking and dream smut(?)
Summary: After the war, Harry uses his powers as the Master of Death to enter Draco Malfoy's dreams.
Jan 29, 12
Top favourite courting fic at the moment precisely because it isn't your typical Drarry courting fic. They fight and bite, chase and hunt, challenge and push, to try to dominate and subdue the other, as is the essence of 'courting' to Harry and Draco. And the letters!! *SWOON* ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!!
#Auror!Harry, Philanthropist-cum-Pureblood-rights/heritage-Debater/Political-figure!Draco. Usage of sympathetic magic (an object touched by a person or contain biological parts of a person) to track a person down. Implied switching during sex.
Summary: Harry is in love with Draco. Draco won't look at him twice. But even though Harry can't have him, Draco still needs someone who makes him happy. And Harry has an obvious solution: write Draco letters whilst pretending those letters are from Astoria Greengrass, so that Draco will fall in love with Astoria, who adores him. It's so brilliant it just has to work!
Dec 10, 11
*Prisoner of war!Draco and Guard/Jailer!Harry. A bit of Harry/Ginny (Harry cheating on Ginny with Draco). Draco with a cute childhood pet. Attempted rape. Wandless magic. Legilimency. (A little bit of)Drug use - forced. Mainly this fic shows the Good Guys of the War against Voldermort aren't really all 'good' per se; rather they're more 'grey' than ever and it shows in the horrible way they treated Draco. Harry too isn't the Noble Hero here and Lucius, while a very cruel man, was a very loving father. Happy ending (for Draco)
Summary: Whether you are blinded by darkness or light does not matter, the fact remains that you cannot see the truth.
Nov 18, 11
*Picking out the perfect Christmas tree and yummy public sex (against a tree!)
Summary: With the relationship still new and Yule approaching, Harry and Draco go shopping. Things do not go according to plan and as they confront their cultural differences, they come together in some surprising ways and learn some things along the way.
Sep 27, 11
*Private Investigator!Draco. Heavy elements of blood discrimination and archaic Pureblood beliefs.
Summary: Draco Malfoy has learned via painful experience that the least complicated way to go about things is to not allow himself to care -- about anyone. After all, he'd tried that once without success. But now he finds himself thrust into a situation where maintaining the armour around his heart simply isn't an option.
Nov 11, 11
*Cute and flirty!Draco and cute and loving!Harry. Side pairings: Ron/Hermione, Blaise/Ginny and Neville/Pansy. Featuring lots of magical sweets, sentient biscuits, intuitive mistletoes, kissing under the mistletoe, pensieve-like device to store/communicate with souls, a bit of horcrux hunting, good parents!Lucius and Narcissa, Draco's childhood stuffed toy, some Pureblood/Wizarding beliefs and culture, Draco getting injured during Quidditch and catching the Snitch. #A bit of talk on who should bottom, nothing traumatising for you.
Summary:Dumbledore grants the students a week of fun before the holidays complete with magical gingerbread men, whipped cream fights, and a sundae bar so they can make their own sundaes
Nov 09, 11
*Undecided and torn!Draco at first but he ended up doing the right thing!!
Summary: Life is all about choices. Some, you can only make for yourself.
Sep 27, 11
*Auror!Harry. Plot: Draco (cursed with paranoia) disappeared for 6 years.
~He'd been almost nineteen when he'd fallen in love for the first time. He thought he'd loved Cho Chang, and he thought he'd loved Ginny Weasley, but when love had actually happened, it had hit him with the intensity of a Quaffle to the mid-section, with very similar results; he'd fallen hard, and fast, and for a long time, experienced a heady rush accompanied by the inability to get a deep breath.~
Sep 27, 11
Summary: The Head Auror thinks that there’s Voldemort-like magic in the cellars of Malfoy Manor. Harry agrees to investigate. The Head Auror thinks Harry should formally Court Draco Malfoy to get close enough. Harry doesn’t agree with this, but he doesn’t have a lot of choice.