Some recs from hd_fan_fair
, mostly short fics because I'm weak and can't read:ART
Meet Me at 6 G Harry owns a food truck. Draco is a grudgingly regular customer. One day, Harry pushes an unsolicited cake pop in his hand; it comes with a little heart-shaped message attached to the stem: “Meet me on the roof at 6.”
I don't even know where to start. The way they look at each other, as if no one else exists--I mean, they're on top of the truck so I guess it's a private moment, but the way they look at each other!! And then the kiss with Harry's hat falling down! The colours are also great: the truck is wonderfully pastel and the lighting gives them a mellow but shining look. It's so romantic and cute!
Cafe, Custard, & Courting T+ After agreeing to this fake relationship scheme, the boys meet at a cafe to get their stories straight. Of course they can't help but push each other's buttons.
What's up with these amazing fanart with gorgeous colours and A++ expressions? There's almost a stained glass quality in this artwork, and the style reminds me of Leyendecker's work. Those beautiful profiles! But also lmao I'm cackling at their faces it's totally Draco going 'You did not' and Harry is 'What are you going to do about it?'
4-Ingredient Recipe for a Relationship T Because of his childhood with the Dursleys, Harry relationship with food is rocky at best. And then he meets Draco, who loves cooking.
Draco cooks! And Harry... smokes cigarettes. There are food recipes which are great. I don't cook so Idk if those actually work.PODFIC
Pomegranate E More than a decade after the War, Draco makes a triumphant return to the wizarding world as the successful chef/owner of Pomegranate, only to have his world thrown into disorder when Harry arrives unexpectedly in the dining room. From Pomegrante by treacle_tartlet.
I don't really listen to a lot of podfics because I'm bad at listening to things, but this was so good! I haven't read the fic it was based on before, and this was a perfect way to find out about it. semperfiona's voice was so good at catching that snooty Draco voice/POV and I was living for it. FIC
The Devil's Aphrodisiacs T+ Teddy learns a new word, Harry breaks his favourite coffee mug and Draco loves his little family. Not necessarily in that order.
Or, Squirt squirt squirt squirt. Squirtsquirtsquirtsquirtsquirtsquirtsquirt. Squirt??? SQUIRT!!!!!
Me: Okay how bad can it be?
Fic: “Draco, love... why are there dicks in our sink?” Harry asked worriedly. Draco burst out laughing.
Fic: “What makes squirting geoducks different from normal geoducks? I know it’s you who makes my geoduck squirt.”
Seriously though, I was cackling and blushing this is so ridic but also very sweet and they're taking care of Teddy! And Draco is very passionate about cooking!
Feluna T+ As the owner of a new bakery, Draco can't afford to turn down business, even if it's with Loony Lovegood's cat cafe.
We need more fics where Luna has a cat cafe while Harry and Draco are proud owners of establishments called 'Quiche Me' and 'Cake-OH!' (Has anyone noticed how much I love these funny things?) Draco getting forced to adopt a cat by Luna is also great. But also:"Quiche Me, Harry?" he sneered. Draco didn't even see Potter move, but he was aware when firm lips pressed against his own. He froze, but when Potter's warm tongue swept out to caress Draco's lower lip, he moaned and leaned in, deepening the kiss.
Potter sat back, and it was over. He licked his lips, smiled, and said, "I thought you'd never ask."
It was worth that pun name.
There Used to Be a Lightness T+ Down on his luck, Draco Malfoy is trying to find a job. It proves more than unsuccessful. Molly Weasley, with all kids now grown up, is trying to start a restaurant. That proves more successful, and makes them cross paths. Harry Potter, running away from memories of the war, returns to London three years later to discover exactly how things have changed.
Ngl this is probably my fave of the fics I've read and I'm kind of sad that it's over so soon! Author did say they might write a follow up if they get inspired tho! There's just so many things I love: Draco having to live with the consequences of the battle at Hogwarts, having to live with being a Death Eater, having his family ruined. And where he finds his second chances. And also gets a second chance at meeting Harry Potter again.This entry was originally posted at https://epithalamium.dreamwidth.org/226270.html. Please comment there using OpenID.