December 6th, 2008

Back to school by naadi

Fic: A Change of Heart - Part 1 of 5 (Light R)

Mod comment: Back to School inspiration continues with a little surprise piece of fiction ... enjoy!

Title: A Change of Heart (Part 1 of 5)
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: Light R
Summary: Draco Malfoy’s 7th year at Hogwarts was a time of horror and misery. Nonetheless, embers glowed in the Darkness - as unlikely friendships, as a reluctant mentor opening up his soul; as a world of Light and bliss, revealed by a mysterious mirror in the Chamber of Secrets …
Warnings (if any): Pre-slash, Draco-centric, mild angst
Total word count: ~34,850
Original prompt request number: 49
Disclaimer: This story/artwork is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros. Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Author's notes: _pinkchocolate, my very sincere apologies for the ridiculously late delivery of your fic. I hope you enjoy it - it’s heavily based on canon, including The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and I confess that your beautiful prompt has morphed into something larger in my mind. I hope you don’t mind the longer length and the extra elements in the story.

Beta(s): Thank you so much, vaysh, for the meticulous beta work and encouragement. I also would like to especially thank romaine24 for help with plotting and checking for plot consistency, back when this was still a very messy draft. Many thanks to the CnC and FF ladies also for their opinions and guidance!

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