Fic repost: THE HERMIT (Harry/Draco, NC-17)

A reader commented over at AO3 that apparently this fic had disappeared from the Internet. “The Hermit” was written for the 2009 HD Worldcup fest, and though the fest was held on Livejournal, the actual fics were hosted somewhere else. I guess that somewhere else no longer exists as the links go nowhere. So I have now re-posted the fic to AO3 (here!) and now I’ll put it here, too!

Title: The Hermit
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Fest: Originally written for Team Canon in the 2009 HD Worldcup
Prompt: The Hermit
Word Count: 16,000
Warnings: Explicit sex
Rating: NC-17/Adult
Thanks to: My beta readers scrtkpr and clauclauclaudia! Thanks for such great, quick responses!

A few notes before the fic:

Card Interpretation: The Hermit is one of the few cards that has a mostly consistent meaning over the many Tarot decks I own and researched. To quote from Tarot of the Cat People: “A loner or person incapable of interacting with other people. Failure to face facts. Self-denial.” The Vertigo Tarot says this: “Withdrawal, acting alone, seeking wisdom. Difficulty connecting with the world or other people.” I see this side of Draco first emerging in sixth year, when he tries to act alone to save his family rather than reaching out to Snape or anyone else for help. The downward spiral that begins for him then, I have carried forward four years after the end of Deathly Hallows, trying to project as accurately as possible from the clues in the canon what might have transpired in Draco’s much-traumatised head.

Reversed, the card can carry some interesting meanings, too, especially as regards a person who is engaging or integrating with society. For me, this refers to Harry. JKR has said in interviews since the release of DH that Harry would have taken up an important part in reshaping the wizarding world. I don’t count interviews strictly as “canon,” but for me that means to write a canonically consistent story, I could not, for example, turn Harry into a recluse who fades into obscurity now that his destiny has been fulfilled. He is the Hermit Reversed, engaged in the world and an integral part of his society.

Canon notes: I chose Team Canon because I really try to get all those little details right. There are many fanon conventions that we’ve come to accept, and yet they do not appear in the books. For example, there is no potion in the books that bears the name “Dreamless Sleep.” At the end of Goblet of Fire, Madame Pomfrey brings Harry a purple potion, saying “You’ll need to drink all of this. Harry,” she said. “It’s a potion for dreamless sleep.” She doesn’t tell the name to Harry, nor is it named later in the books. Fans have named it “Dreamless Sleep” in countless fics, which is not wrong to do–obviously the potion has SOME name–but it has no name in the canon, and therefore has no name in my story. Another thing that I try to match to the canon is the capitalisation, but this is something that is not always consistent. I had to decide whether to capitalise the “Cursebreakers” who help Harry–Ministry positions like Auror and Obliviator tend to be capitalised–or if it should be “curse breaker” as in the description Molly gives in Prisoner of Azkaban of “our eldest son, Bill, [who] works as a curse breaker for Gringotts Wizarding Bank.” And you’ll note, no apostrophe in Gringotts!

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I finally posted TEMPUS at AO3

I’ve been meaning to put a lot of my fics onto AO3 for years now. I have over a dozen up there now, and tonight I finally got TEMPUS, my H/D time-travel kind-of-AU-but-not-really romance BDSM adventure novel.

Here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1875756/chapters/4040178

Summary: Did you ever wonder where the Hogwarts disappearing corridors go–or when? When Harry Potter finds himself at Hogwarts in 1927 he never expected that the first person he would run into would be… Draco Malfoy?? 85,000 words. Written for the “hp_cliche” challenge in 2006, run by ReganV. Beta-read by Miraba.

Harry is magically transported back to Hogwarts in 1926, and until they find a way to return him to 1997, he is enrolled as a student. The very first student he meets is a blond Slytherin named Draco Malfoy. A time without Voldemort gives Harry the chance to learn things about magic and himself, but that era is not without certain evils. Mixes mystery, romance, action/adventure, and first-time smut. Nominated for a Multi-faceted Award.

Warnings: Non-con/dub con, corporal punishment, teacher/student, consensual BDSM.

Originally written in 2006.

More dragons?? How about MOAR FIC! New H/D, NC-17

Haha! The dragons keep coming in! Thanks everyone who sent me one last night/today!
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You inspired me again. Draco felt he didn’t get enough screen time in the Charlie/Harry/Draco fic I posted yesterday. So here’s one that focuses on Draco more!

Title: Framed
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Pairing: H/D with a side of portrait!snape
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: none other than this isn’t beta-read…
Summary: After the war, Draco’s still not right.
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You gave me dragons. I give you Charlie/Draco/Harry fic. :-) (NC-17, NSFW)

OMG you guys, a flock of blue dragons landed in my LJ userinfo! Love and kisses to everyone who sent them! They’re sooo cute!

And I feel like I owe you guys some fic ever since the last flurry of LJ gifts from Valentine’s Day! Hm, wow, I’m looking at all of you trying to decide which pairing to write. H/D would hit a lot of you, but not everyone… hmm….

OK. But it is dragons. So how about Charlie/Draco?

Or even… Charlie/Harry/Draco?

Here you go. A gift fic for everyone who gifted me v-gifts! , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Why not? Let’s call it: PLAYING WITH FIRE.

Title: Playing With Fire
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Pairing: Harry/Draco/Charlie
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Some bondage and rough sex
Summary: A few years after the war, Harry enlists Charlie Weasley’s help in curing Draco Malfoy’s fear of fire.
Disclaimer: Not beta-read. I stayed up way too late writing this for you guys!
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Tied (H/D, NC-17) 2006

Title: Tied
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Rating: NC-17
Prompt Set: 50.1 H/D
Prompt:100 Quills #38 “Knots”
Word Count: 1374
Summary: Voldemort’s final curse leaves Harry at Draco’s mercy.
Warnings: Bondage, corporal punishment.

This was the very first fic I wrote for a fest or challenge. I signed up when 100 Quills was still fairly new and I was, I think, the second participant to get through my entire prompt set! It took over six months to write them all. It started with this short, kinky, and sweet one:

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The Wand Chooses the Wizard (H/D, NC-17) 2011

Title: The Wand Chooses the Wizard
Author Ravenna C. Tan
Pairing: H/D
Summary: Four years after the war, Harry Potter has quit the Auror program to hunt down dark wizards on his own, a task for which Draco Malfoy’s former wand seems oddly well-suited. A visit to Ollivander’s newly re-opened shop only deepens the mystery Harry is determined to solve.
Prompt: “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” — Sirius Black, HP and the Order of the Phoenix
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 11,261
Warnings: None other than mansex.
Author/Artist’s notes: Although this is a postwar fic, I couldn’t stop myself from packing it with canon references (this being a canonfest and all). Thanks so much to my betas and to the mods for listening to me angst over the fic and for running such a fabulous fest!

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Draco the Wonder Ferret (Harry/Draco, NC-17) 2006

Title: Draco the Wonder Ferret
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Rating: NC-17
Prompt Set: 50.1 from the 100 Quills challenge fest
Prompt: Wonder
Word Count: 2600
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Warnings: Ferret!draco
Disclaimer: I wrote this fanfic for completely non-commercial enjoyment. All characters are not mine and are copyrighted and trademarked by their owners/publishers.
Summary: How Draco Malfoy weaseled his way into Harry Potter’s house.
A/N: A gift fic for Ravengirl76 who requested ferret!draco H/D. I’ve never written ferret!draco before, and didn’t think I would, but what else was I going to do with the “wonder” prompt? It seemed a natural fit…
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Burning Day (Harry/Draco, NC-17) 2007

Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Title:: Burning Day
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: Changed by the long war and unhappy with his life, Harry starts a new one in Muggle London, but something is still missing. Unfulfilled, Harry looks for it in back alleys and back rooms, but it proves elusive.
Rating:NC-17
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s):Bondage, spanking, corporal punishment, BDSM of various kinds.
Word Count: 14,900
Author’s Notes:Written for HD Summer Holidays 2007 as a gift for son_of_darkness. Thanks to clauclauclaudia for late night beta duties. There are full author’s notes here. (And here’s a link to the original fic post)
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A Wizard’s Memory (Harry/Draco, NC-17) 2006

To begin the archiving of my fics on this site, I’m going to repost them gradually, starting with my more popular fics. This one even has a Christmas theme, and well, it is December…

Title: A Wizard’s Memory
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Word Count: 5900
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: It’s fanfic and we know it.
Beta-reader: TwistedMiracle
Summary: At a big Christmas party, Harry runs into the one person he thinks he wants to forget.
A/N: Written for Charlotteschaos in the 2006 HD Holidays Fest. Her request said: “I like when there’s a lot of magic and banter is even better than sex. I love good banter. I’d be interested in writing and/or reading a good post-break up/getting back together fic.” Written pre-DH, and so only canon-compliant through HBP.

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