& Belong by
Warning: Some mentions of sexual molestation in Draco's past. He didn't have a pretty childhood in this story.
Notes: If you have any problems with links or parts of the story not showing up right. You can also go to Ivy's page and read it from there. The first story is in 18 parts, the second in 9, and the third in 18. They are all very long. I've linked you to pages with links to all the parts compiled together just to make it easier. The PSA is good about that, you don't have to hunt for parts to a story there.
Notes Part Deux: By the way the boys are at least 17 in Origins, with Draco turning 18 in that one. They are in their last year of school. Just FYI.
These are a fabulous
series of stories. Last night I was looking for just anything to read,
I didn't care what at the Potter
Slash Archives. When I stumbled upon these stories. I was looking for
something nice and long and this series fit the bill. By the time I finished
the first one I was eagerly anticipating what happened in the other stories.
I will warn you and say that the second story isn't as good as the other
two. As happens sometimes it was the first story written and Origins was
written later to explain some things in it. Haven was Ivy's first fic in
the fandom. With it she was just testing the waters and trying to see where
she was going with the story. Origins and Belong are wonderfully plotted
and the characterization are just great. She gives great back story to
make you believe that Draco truly is in love with Harry, long before he
ever acts on it. Even Ivy says she isn't happy with Haven and is in the
process of re-writing it. So I'm looking forward to reading that. Haven
does talk about some events you'll need to be aware of for Belong to make
sense, so you should read it. It's not a perfect fic, but it's ok. When
Ivy gets Haven re-written I'll put a link up to the newer version. Ivy
is such a wonderful writer and weaves such a beautiful tale in this universe
she has created I look forward to more of her work. The fics in this series
are just truly mesmerizing. I really love them. I just devoured them in
one sitting. They have that haunting quality that sticks with you. Makes
you think. Makes you view things and characters another way. I can't recommend
these stories enough. Read them, you won't be sorry.
Mirror of Maybe by Midnight Blue
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Notes: WIP, story is in 14 parts so far and they haven't even kissed yet. Also, this is sort of a futurish fic. This link will take you to a page with all the parts on it.
This is all Alan Rickman's
fault. I don't even like the Harry Potter books all that well. I read part
of one of the HP books, it wasn't bad, just wasn't my thing. Then I got
really bored one day and nothing good was coming into my favorite fandoms.
I'm on this list for recs in any fandom. I saw some HP recs and decided
what the hell. I'd give them a shot. I found out that Alan Rickman played
Snape and that was pretty much all she wrote. I mean hello, Alan Rickman
people. Anyway. This was probably one of the first fics I stumbled upon.
It has an interesting premise. In this one Harry is sucked into a mirror
where he experiences an alternate universe. He gets thrown back into his
world after what seems like a few moments to every one else, but over 10
years to him. Mentally, he's aged and there is no way he can go back to
being what and who he was. Even if his body is still that of a teenager.
So he goes about using magic to create a new life for himself. In the hopes
that he can change his world for the better. Prevent mistakes he made in
the mirror one. He has a second chance to get things right and use this
hard earned knowledge he's gained to try to defeat Voldemort.
Pairing: Severus Snape/Sirius Black
Notes: This story is in 8 parts, it is finished, it's just long. Just look at the end of each part for the next section
From what research
I've done on the net just to catch up on the canon of the books it appears
that Snape and Sirius are enemies. Well, in this one with a chance to get
to know one another they find that that might not be the case. Sirius is
shocked to find that for Severus that might not have ever been the case
when they were young. This story was written in response to the Severus
Snape Fuh-Q-Fest. It's a great piece of work that takes it's time getting
the guys together. I've seen Josan's work in other fandoms I read in, so
it was nice to see someone familiar in this fandom. I've seen several in
fact. I'm a big romantic sap and so this story fell right into. It takes
place in the future right before the eventual last battle with Voldemort.
Everyone plays a part in it and the guys have to face the fact that they
may not both survive it. The story has some nice romance and a good dose
of action towards the end. I really enjoyed it, you might too, give it
Wise to Woo Peaceably & Look
Pale With Love by JayKay
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Heh. Any fic that
centers around a Shakespeare play has me interested pretty much from the
word go. I'm a big English nerd, so I love anything to do with Shakespeare.
In this one after Voldemort has been defeated the school decides to lighten
things up by performing Much Ado About Nothing in the old Shakespearean
style. Meaning that all the roles will be played by men, even the female
ones. (The girls get to do the production work and direct the play.) The
students as well as the faculty are getting involved in the production.
Both Harry and Snape are chagrined to learn that they have been cast as
one of the couples in the play. The action pretty much starts from there.
The two try to work out their differences for the betterment of the play.
Along the way finding out that they just might like one another more than
they ever thought. Due to the age difference and student/teacher relationship
Snape tries to keep their relationship held at bay knowing what it might
cost them both. I really liked the way the second story ended. It seemed
very real to me. I even respected Snape for it in the story. These are
two great reads that are fun and humorous. With just a smidge of angst
for flavor. Great reads that you shouldn't miss out on.
Under Will by Aja
Pairing: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Warning: The boys are in their fifth year, so about 16 in this one. Nothing really graphic sexually, more hinted at in many ways. R rated stuff I'd say rather than NC-17.
In this one Draco
and Harry are both a little shocked to realize that their hatred of one
another might be masking an attraction that neither has allowed themselves
to realize. A class project where they get paired together gives them the
chance to get to know one another better. It's hard for them to accept
their attraction to one another in the beginning. No matter how hard they
try to fight it, inevitably they can't deny it. There is a slow build up
here that I liked. We really see the guys slow progression of realizing
they are attracted to one another. Having to deal with that and decide
what they are going to do about it. The sexual tension eventually just
hits the boiling point and something has to give. From there the boys just
can't turn back, as much as they might wish too. Once they decide to proceed
and see where this takes them. They find out what it actually means to
be together. Hiding their relationship from friends and family, knowing
none of them will understand. Trying very hard to accept who the other
person is and not attempt to change them. At the same time, secretly wishing
that the other person might change themselves. There are some sweet romantic
moments in this fic and some angsty moments when the pressure of hiding
and who they both are get to be to much. It's a really great fic, I'm just
waiting in anticipation wondering where it's going to go.
Game I, II,
Pairing: Severus Snape/Remus Lupin
Notes: There is an AU to this story that ponders What if...? the guys had worked things out when then were still in school. Yes, it is actually titled What if.
These are probably
the first Snape/Lupin stories I read in this fandom. This is a lovely little
series of stories that takes it's time getting the guys together. In this
one Remus and Severus came close to having a romantic relationship back
when they were in high school together. Things happened, however, that
ended up tearing them apart before anything ever really had a chance to
begin back then. The first fic takes place during the time that Lupin was
the DADA teacher. In it he and Snape try to fight their way beyond the
mistakes of the past to see if they can have a future together. I think
things follow pretty closely to canon for the most part, but it goes AU
and picks up where things left off towards the end of the first story.
The second story is my favorite. There is such lovely sexual tension in
it. Circumstances keep the two men apart during that whole fic. Forcing
them to communicate via letters. That is when they really get to know one
another again. When their feelings rekindle and deepen. Just so you don't
behead me I'll tell you that the last fic is the NC-17 rated one. Things
don't really "climax" until that one. There is a nice long teasing quality
to these fics. One thing I like about many of the HP fics I've found is
how the writers really build the frame work for the characters in stories.
They take the time to truly make me believe that these people who at the
best don't like one another and the worst sometimes out right hate one
another actually could fall in love. This one takes it's sweet time and
I enjoyed every moment of it.
You are Prepared I, II,
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Notes: WIP (Work in Progress)
Dumbledore comes up
with a plan to keep Harry and Snape safe. It involves the two being isolated
and Snape using the time to teach Harry skills the other students aren't
learning yet. Get you minds out of the gutter. Magical Skills. Not those
type of things. Well, that's not what he was sent to teach him anyway.
There is no way for that not to sound dirty. Moving on. The forced isolation
causes the two to become closer. Learn to trust one another and put aside
their differences. Snape really fights himself in this one, as he should.
Since Harry is far younger than he is and he's the boy's teacher. It's
not an easy situation all around. Tons of angst to spare you can imagine.
I love a good helping of emotional angst and a slow steady build up. Which
is just what we get here. All the stories I've rec'd in this fandom seem
to have that same theme of two enemies getting over their differences to
become lovers. Most pairings in the fandom seem to have that theme, at
least the ones I'm interested in any way. The mixing of romance and angst
is just so much fun. Fighting past prejudices and old anger/pain to be
together. My favorite type of fics. This one is no exception. The first
two fics are finished. The third one is still in progress. So even if you
don't like WIP's read the first two and wait around till the third is finished.
Me, I enjoy the ride a WIP can give you. In fact I think I might have to
go read this one again, just for the heck of it.