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21 August 2006 @ 09:29 pm
HP Fic: Interview with the Hero  
Title: Interview with the Hero
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: R
Word Count: 71,000
Warning: OCs
Disclaimer: JKR is the queen of everything.
Betas: sepiroth01 and terkey, who went above and beyond the call of duty to help me make this fic as good as it could be.
Summary: At the age of twenty-five, Draco is confronted with the past he'd rather not remember and the questions that still need answering. Still, a little Slytherin guile goes a long way. The only problem is that he might discover more than he bargained on about the people he thought he knew.
Author's Note: A very special thank you to jehnt, who consented to making this awesome banner so that I could feel special. (And also because I begged.) Regarding the title: it is a piss-take of -- not a homage to -- Anne Rice's film book.
Dedication: Which is where I get schmoopy. I'd like to dedicate this to a lot of people, but I fear they would then feel obligated to read it. A blanket dedication to everyone who likes/puts up with my writing must suffice.
Feedback: Oh, no thanks. [eyeroll] Seriously -- what do you think?

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Prologue | One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve | Thirteen | Fourteen | Fifteen | Sixteen | Epilogue
Current Location: crying about Dr Cox
Current Mood: nervousnervous
Current Music: Take My Breath Away (Berlin)
secretsolitairesecretsolitaire on August 25th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
So if you're really wondering if Harry and Draco found lasting happiness in each other -- of course not. Even if they were together, they'd eventually run out of love. Happiness is a solitary achievement, I've always thought. So maybe they were happy, maybe they loved, maybe they were together -- but none of these events are necessarily linked.

Hmm, I'm with you on all of this except the idea of running out of love...I can see how one could run out of the "perfect love" that you describe, which I think happens to all long-term couples. But I picture long-term love as a well-worn pair of jeans -- not the shiniest thing in your closet, but the most comfy and most beloved. That said, I can understand how that might not set your writerly heart aflutter!

Word to happiness being a solitary achievement. I think it's a romantic, rose-colored impulse to think that another person can bring you happiness if you can't find it for yourself. Which is why I'm still an often cranky, stressed-out person even though I've been with SO for 5+ years. ;-) He has certainly made me happier than I used to be, but I'm still working on such issues as self-esteem, thinking positive, etc.

*joins you in tangent land*