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sam_storyteller ([personal profile] sam_storyteller) wrote2005-07-15 12:57 pm

The Visit

Rating: PG-13 (Draco/Harry)
Summary: Draco comes to fetch Harry away from the Dursleys.
Warnings: None.
Notes: Written at the request of [ profile] kungfooqueen. Post-HBP, mild AU.

Originally Posted 12.04.05

Also available at AO3.


They'd started fucking in sixth year.

Well, after Harry caught Draco crying in Myrtle's bathroom at the start of the year and it had all come out, the plans and the fears for his family and his own terrible incompetence, they'd made a plan to save his skinny blond hide. This meant Draco had owed him and one of the few redeeming beliefs purebloods held, Harry discovered, was that debt was to be taken immensely seriously. Draco couldn't in all conscience be an arsehole to him if he owed him, and when Draco wasn't being an arsehole he wasn't really all that bad. Harry felt a bit sorry for him. Then he felt a bit as though he'd rather misjudged him.

Then he thought he'd rather fancy a shag with him, given that Cho was still being a damp sponge and Ron and Hermione were off subjugating and Colin wouldn't do it without his camera and Ginny wouldn't do it at ALL and Harry's last really great fuck had died during the bloody awful TriWizard mess.

Then Dumbledore died, and much as Harry liked Malfoy (how weird was that?) he didn't have time for his little pity party about losing his whole family when he turned spy. Harry'd lost his whole family sixteen years ago.

Still, sitting in his rubbish-filled pit of a bedroom in impossibly boring, impossibly middle-class Privet Drive, Harry sometimes missed him. He hadn't written, like Ron and Hermione had, and he hadn't visited Arabella at all, like Remus and Tonks had.

Maybe Harry should have done something different. After all, he did know what it was like to lose his family.

Still, it wasn't like Draco was a friend or a boyfriend or anything.

Which was why it was such a stunner when someone knocked on the door during breakfast one bright summer morning, and when Harry answered it, Draco stood there on the doorstep -- looking rather frightened, all things considered.

"Well?" he asked insolently. He didn't sound frightened. "Are you going to ask me in or what?"

"What?" Harry asked. Draco sighed and pushed past him.

"Is that breakfast? I know I smell bacon. I flew here from Oban and I'm ravenous. Oh god, what are those?"

"That's the Dursleys," Harry said. Draco was pointing at the breakfast table, where Vernon and Petunia were sitting on one side. Dudley was sitting on the other; Harry's plate was hidden behind the television.

"Are they real?" Draco asked.

"I beg your pardon," Vernon huffed.

"I said, ARE YOU REAL," Draco repeated, in the sort of tone tourists use in foreign countries. Harry covered his face with one hand.

"This is Draco Malfoy," he said. "He's a...friend."

"Looks like a poofter to me," Dudley snorted.

"And you look like a side of beef, but I have more manners than to say so. They're not improving my opinion of Muggles, Potter," he added, pulling out one of the two chairs Dudley was occupying and seating himself at the head of the table. He took two slices of toast and began piling eggs and bacon on them.

"You! What do you want!" Vernon roared.

"For you to shut up. What on earth is that? How do I stop it talking?" Draco demanded, pointing at the television.

"He's one of THEM, isn't he?" Vernon demanded.

"Listen, Draco, we can talk somewhere else..." Harry started, but Draco lifted his chin insouciantly and shook his head.

"Got my orders; I'm to actually sit down and talk with these...lumps. You, get me some pumpkin juice," he said to Dudley, then turned to the Dursley parents. "Right. I'm taking Potter out of here as soon as we've eaten. Why are you hovering?" he asked Harry, who had been anxiously standing behind his chair, keeping one eye on Dudley. "Anyway. I don't imagine he'll ever want to come back here, but I'm going to register you on file with the Ministry as emergency Muggle contacts. You'll get an owl in a few weeks. You can throw out whatever's in it, as far as I'm concerned. Seriously, Potter, sit the fuck down before you give me a case of nerves."

Harry sat, obediently, behind the television.

"If any bank accounts, trusts, or other financial interests have been opened in his name, I will require that paperwork. You will give us enough time to pack Potter's things, and you might pack us a nice lunch, too, as it'll be a bit of a journey. If you speak about him, ever again, for any reason, rest assured we will know and there will be Consequences. Is that understood? Where is my juice?"

To Harry's shock, Vernon and Petunia nodded, slowly. Draco finished the last of his toast and rose, fastidiously dusting crumbs from his fingers.

"I'll do without juice, then. Come along, Potter."

Harry led him up the stairs and into his bedroom.

"That was rather fantastic," he said, as he packed his shirts into his trunk. Draco picked up one of Dudley's old broken remote-controlled racing cars, studying it curiously.

"Well, never send a Lupin to do a Malfoy's job. Hurry up, Merlin knows what kinds of ghastly diseases I'm exposing myself to."

Harry dropped an armload of books into the trunk and began cleaning off his bedside table.

"Did you ask to come?" he said casually. Draco snorted.

"I don't ask. I said I would come and that was the end of it."

"That was good of you. You didn't write at all."

He was leaning over the bed, reaching for a photograph he'd pinned to the wall; he felt Draco's fingers on the nape of his neck, gentle.

"Words aren't really my strong suit," Draco said. Harry straightened and turned, wrapping his arms around the slim boy's shoulders. Draco opened his mouth just wide enough for the kiss to be a little less than chaste. He also slid his left hand down and squeezed Harry's arse, hard. Harry jumped back.

"Come on, Potter," he said. "I've got a suite at the best hotel in the less disgusting part of Diagon, and I've been waiting four weeks to tie you to the bedposts there."

Harry blinked. "So that bit about packing a lunch for a long journey -- "

"Harry, I just said I was going to fuck you stupid and you're worried about details like lunch?" Draco sighed at Harry's expression. "They're like really complicated wind-up toys, Muggles. I just did it to see if they'd actually make one."

Harry smiled.

"Good to have you here," he said, kissing him again.

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
Eee hee hee hee. Draco is so deliciously sarcastic, bless him.

[identity profile] 2005-12-08 03:06 pm (UTC)(link)

I love your icon. :D Especially since I could already spell Amanuensis, thanks to Nero Wolfe....

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[identity profile] 2005-12-05 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
Gah. I love this!

Lovely and believable, and I *dig* the ref. to Cedric.

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 02:29 am (UTC)(link)

I wouldn't have read Harry/Draco usually, but it's you. You've made me read H/D and I like it. I like them. I like them together, and it's all. your. fault.
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[personal profile] trinity_clare 2005-12-05 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
Yay for the Cedric mention! I read this right after I reread the newest CC chapter, and then I got all confused because I forgot that CC wasn't canon. *facepalm*

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
How very...Draco. Harry's summer looks to be improving!

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
Look, I know you don't actually really enjoy writing H/D, but you do it well, so, more, eventually, please?

[identity profile] 2005-12-09 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
You know, it's not that I don't enjoy H/D, it's just SO HARD. It takes so long to set up! And I am lazy!

But for you, I will try. :)

Did you see 221 and 222, btw? They're on my journal, locked to you.
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[personal profile] venivincere 2005-12-05 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
Ahhh. Smart and funny, and really sweet. Draco's incorrigible. Nicely done!
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[identity profile] 2005-12-05 05:59 am (UTC)(link)

But, well, did they make the lunch or not?

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
A sequel actually started up in my head. They did make lunch; it consisted of half a loaf of bread, a nearly-empty jar of peanut butter, a spotty apple, and a tin of stewed tomatoes. :D
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[identity profile] 2005-12-05 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
hahaha slight AU?? *points and jumps up and down* You wrote H/D!! Would it be too much if I pledged my unborn children to you? Probably... That was fabulous, anyway.

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 10:04 am (UTC)(link)




Or at least in the last year. That was fabulous.

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 12:19 pm (UTC)(link)
You should write full-of-himself snarky Draco more often, you do it so beautifully. :D

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Well bloody wonderful...I'm no longer repulsed by Draco/Harry...thank you wonderful, wonderful writer you...argh...ah well...

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
aww, so cute :) squees at harrydraco cuteness

and now time for work, alas that the hours were not longer and the day did not hold more possibilities!

the visit h/d

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh goodness, I couldn't even feel sad about cedric, I was too busy giggling all the while. Fantastic *hee!*

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I <3 your Draco. Manipulative and bitchy, but kinda sweet under it all.

And after a weekend without livejournal I have just hit skip=50 and there it is, the thing I've been hoping for, CC41. *loves on Sam*

[identity profile] 2005-12-05 10:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Lovely and funny piece

[identity profile] 2005-12-06 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
Ever since I discovered your fanfic about a year or so ago, I have been waiting WAITING for you to write canon-ish Draco/Harry. You write Draco exactly the way I imagine him if he were to join Harry's side. Not a thing changed and still as righteous as ever. His reason for switching is his business only. Yay. Now on with the sequel that explores aforementioned bedposts I hope?

This is the best Christmas ever!

*If you've written H/D before, I've either missed it or don't know where it's located.

[identity profile] 2005-12-10 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad you enjoyed the fic! I'm still considering the bedposts :D

If you check my tags, I think there's a "Harry/Draco" or "Harry/Other" tag that will lead you to my other H/D fic. :)

(Anonymous) 2005-12-09 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
Slash isn't my proverbial cup of tea, but from you...well. You can actually write it with the characters as the focus (as opposed to the sexual act). I just had to drop a line to say that I loved your portrayal of Draco here--so delightfully imperious! His interaction with the Dursleys was priceless! And you managed to write the dynamic between him and Harry realistically (may I just say I loathe Romantic!Draco?). Well done!

[identity profile] 2005-12-10 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Here by [ profile] elfflame's rec.

What a wonderful ficlet :-) Also just what I needed. I love that Draco, he's perfect, just like he should be! The way he just pushes the Dursleys over *G* Just fantastic.

[identity profile] 2005-12-12 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it :)
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[identity profile] 2005-12-14 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
Love the way Draco talks to the Dursleys, and the way he takes charge.

Fic: The Visit

[identity profile] 2005-12-17 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
Quite silly, really. But absolutely delightful.


[identity profile] 2005-12-18 12:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Cool. Very fun and spunky. I like it muchly.

[identity profile] 2005-12-20 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
I came here, see. And the scrollbar looked adequately small, you see. And I settled myself back for a nice, long read, do you see??


And then I find out that all the length of the page has gone to comments.


Lovely, is there to be more?

[identity profile] 2005-12-20 03:41 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry, that's the end of this one, I'm afraid :)

[identity profile] 2005-12-25 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Very perfectly in character. I simply adore your Draco! He's got just the right amount of snark and I love his comments on muggles.

Plus: They'd started fucking in sixth year.
That is the way every Harry/Draco is apt(and rightly so!) to begin.

[identity profile] 2005-12-27 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so on my way to becoming your fangirl.

I love how you write Malfoy, yes I do. Great work, again :)

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