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Fic: One-Winged Angels 
11th-Sep-2008 07:33 pm
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Author: _pinkchocolate
Title: One-Winged Angels
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Summary: As punishment for his crimes during the war, Draco must live in an isolated cabin in the Forbidden Forest until he can rescue fifty unicorn foals.
Warnings (if any): Unicorns, some language, boy smexin’, and a questionable, non-cracky take on the prompt.
Total word count: 22,500

Original prompt request number: 99

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: a_queen_bee, I tried to incorporate all of your requirements and avoid your squicks, but I’m afraid most of your requests didn’t make it. The flangst swallowed up the humour, and Casanova!Charlie is more of an (unsuccessful) Casanova!Pansy. All in all, the fic might not be quite what you’re expecting, but I hope you enjoy it regardless. Countless thanks to my wonderful team of betas, avada_k, aki_hoshi, brknhalo241, the_gubette and jackieohno, with extra thanks to avada_k, aki_hoshi and brknhalo241 for getting me through the Ending of Doom. Also, the mods have my endless gratitude for being so kind and accommodating.
Beta(s): avada_k, aki_hoshi, brknhalo241, the_gubette, jackieohno

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Comments 
11th-Sep-2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Really lovely story. Hot boys and cute baby unicorns - what more could anyone want ?!
22nd-Oct-2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
11th-Sep-2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Potter looked torn between horror and laughter. "I think that's Neville's," he said.

Oh god, I think this bit broke my brain.
22nd-Oct-2008 05:57 am (UTC)
LOL. I didn't realise until after I sent the fic in how much brain-breaking potential that bit had.
11th-Sep-2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Very nice and interesting take on the prompt. The language was beautiful and the pacing just perfect.

Although, I wouldn't have been as forgiving as Draco after leaving me in a cabin without food for that long.

And just a question, did I miss it? How did the unicorn foal die?
22nd-Oct-2008 05:58 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! Yeah, to be honest, I was really rushed by the end so I didn't have much time to deal with the abandonment thing. The foal was injured from the start; she just got worse the longer Draco kept her hidden away.
11th-Sep-2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed this fic, I loved the inclusion of unicorns in the plot. Quite original as well! Like I said very enjoyable fic ♥
22nd-Oct-2008 05:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
11th-Sep-2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
This was amazing. I loved every minute of this -- the Wizengamot's strange and unique ruling, Draco's aloneness, the fact that he had to stay a virgin to collect the unicorns, Luna's unexpected appearances, Harry walking like a man on a mission! And there were fantastic visual descriptions that stayed with me until the end, like Draco kicking the chair aside and later kicking his shirt under someone's bed....

When the group of unicorn-collecting girls was introduced, I was a little nervous that the story would have a lot to do with all these original characters. I'm glad it didn't.

GREAT work. Thank you for writing and sharing!
22nd-Oct-2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it :) Luna's appearances were honestly the hardest part to write -- I wanted to just write about Draco, but one of my betas warned me that it would get boring eventually, so I threw Luna in there.
11th-Sep-2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
I admit when I first read the summary was a bit wary - it was such an unusual punishment it felt unreal, but the way you wrote Draco learning and growing and the heartwarming way in which he came to terms with his guilt and discovered just how determined he could be was wonderful. The beautiful descriptive passages were very visual and will leave me with gorgeous glimpses of this story for a long time to come. Thank you so much for being part of this fest!
22nd-Oct-2008 06:00 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! :) This is the first time I've made an effort to be descriptive in my writing; I'm glad it paid off.
11th-Sep-2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
Nice premise with the unicorns and Draco still being a virgin. Liked how Harry was the one to go to them to give them food and letters and such. Nice story. Good job.
22nd-Oct-2008 06:00 am (UTC)
Thank you! It was the only way I could get Harry in there, lol.
12th-Sep-2008 12:45 am (UTC)
OMG! i can't believe anyone would pick-up my prompt *do crazy happy dance* Don't worry about twisting or turning my prompt, i love surprise <3(oh and angst is my guilty pleasure ^_^;;) I just read the summary and it seems interesting for me, i'll be back with more response after i finished reding this.
22nd-Oct-2008 06:00 am (UTC)
Your plot jumped out at me from the start; it was my second choice, so I was happy that I got it :)
12th-Sep-2008 02:09 am (UTC)
I enjoyed the pacing and humor of this story.

"...unicorns will now only answer to the purest of witches and wizards."
"What's that got to do with me?"


HaHaHa! That line floored me.
22nd-Oct-2008 06:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! XD I'm glad you liked it.
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22nd-Oct-2008 06:01 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! The unicorns gave me so much hell; I'm glad they're done with and I (hopefully) never have to deal with them again.
12th-Sep-2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Oh that was amazing. I loved it. I'm going to fave it as soon as you post it on your journal.

I love the unicorns and that it wasn't completely happy and that last line....OH *hugs Harry* That was so sweet of him!! So good. Well written also.
12th-Sep-2008 03:29 am (UTC)
hey--who made your icon? and your "be remus to your siruis" one? love them!

Anna
12th-Sep-2008 03:13 am (UTC)
oh, i really really hope that their experiment turns into something permanent and draco loses that silly idea of needing to marry! wow, also, the story turned out really differently from what i expected, hahaha. i adored that you took the prompt seriously, though. i can't believe draco's little unicorn died :(. i think that was a good way of showing how desperately lonely draco was, though. i'm glad harry was the stubborn gryffindor he usually is and managed to convince draco that they should give this whole relationship thing a shot.
22nd-Oct-2008 06:04 am (UTC)
It totally didn't turn out the way I thought it would, either. I think I was rushing to meet the deadline for most of it so I kind of just let the fic go whatever direction it wanted to go in hopes that I would finish it sooner. But honestly, taking the prompt seriously was more a result of me not knowing where to even start with crack than anything else XD I'm glad you liked it! :)
12th-Sep-2008 03:29 am (UTC)
AH this is cute <3 I really like the unicorn aspect <3
22nd-Oct-2008 06:04 am (UTC)
Thans! :)
12th-Sep-2008 04:47 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed this. I especially liked that Draco didn't take Harry up on the offer, and finished his sentence himself. I think he needed to do that in order to really grow as a person. I think Draco made the right decision not to trust Harry. Not that Harry wouldn't have tried, but (a) why hadn't he tried harder before, and (b) who could guarantee they'd listen? Especially when Draco knew the details, such as the food he received compared to the girls.

It was so sad when the foal died, but I think Draco's love helped make its last weeks so much better than if Draco had led it off to Hagrid. *squishes Draco*

And it was bittersweet when he and Harry were about to cross that line, and he thought sadly about the unicorns, and how he'd be cutting off his ties with them. *more squishes for Draco*

And yay! Harry waited. Very nice.
22nd-Oct-2008 06:08 am (UTC)
You're absolutely right -- I don't think there was any way Draco would have immediately put everything in Harry's hands, especially considering how vulnerable he was in his position. He still had trust issues to work through, plus he'd been stuck by himself in the forest so long that he really had no idea what was going on in the outside world.

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it :)
12th-Sep-2008 05:15 am (UTC)
First of all as soon as I saw the summary I knew what user pic I wanted to use although it's not a unicorn. I love Unicorns and baby unicorns AWWW.

I loved everything from the Title to the Prompt to the Ruling of the Wizagamont.

Virgin Draco was so sweet.

I loved the mother Unicorn I loved Iapyx. This reminded me a bit of one of the most heartwrenching movies I had ever seen, The Hourse Whisper

Your Unicorns were all so beautiful. I could 'see' them in my mind's eye.

I was crying all the way through. Thank You for Sharing:)This was original and heartwarming.
22nd-Oct-2008 06:09 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you! :) I'm glad you enjoyed the story. The title was one of my favourite parts too, hee.
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