Anonymous said: can u recommend some good d/h stuff? not au or tropey stuff but like. how they realistically could have had a relationship based on their interactions in the books? i'm interested
Hi anon! Sorry for the delay in my response, I’ve been mostly off tumblr since last Wednesday.
Also, this ask is a bit challenging, honestly, both because so much of my reading in HP fandom was at least 5 or 6 years ago and I don’t have a lot of the links handy still (or they’ve been taken down), and also because I am actually TOTALLY HERE for tropey harry/draco fics. Like, for me SO MUCH of the appeal of h/d (and HP fic in general) was that since the source material itself contains so many tropes, the fic tended to run with that as well. So I mean, stories in which Harry is a veela and Draco is his mate are CERTAINLY tropey, but they’re not exactly out of keeping with the canon.
That caveat aside, here are some recommendations!
The main individual fic rec I have for you is Transfigurations, which is a classic for GOOD REASON. It was written before book six was published, so it’s an AU in that sense, but otherwise I think it’s canonically faithful.
And here are a couple of authors who I’ve enjoyed and whose fic is on AO3:
This rec list has a ton of fics as well, and I’ve read and enjoyed a fair number of them. Can’t vouch for all of the links still being active, but it’s a good starting point as well.
Anyone else have some recs to pass along?