September 13th, 2013

juri sunlight

Arctic Fox by scrtkpr (NC-17)

Title: Arctic Fox
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Categories: Auror!fic, first time, romance, slow build, post-war, EWE
Length: 28,000
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: scrtkpr
Author Website: None

Summary: “Isn’t that Draco Malfoy? He keeps looking at you, Harry.”

Review:
*looks shiftily around* No one to see me reccing this yet again? Okay, good.

Arctic Fox is one of those fics I read, re-read, squeal about, and read again. It features a gorgeously slow build between Harry and Draco, and so much sexual tension you could cut it with a knife.

Harry and Ron are have both just started Auror training, and are surprised and not very pleased to see Draco Malfoy there as well. Draco struggles with Auror training, and Harry struggles with his initial suspicion of Draco, and then his tentative friendship with him. Draco's reactions to Harry are a pleasure to watch through Harry's oblivious eyes -- and did I mention the UST? There're awkward glances, tense dialogue, and moments where one or both of them put their foot in their mouth and step on a verbal land mine. Also -- the all-time favourite Parseltongue trope, pulled off to great effectiveness ;)

scrtkpr not only addresses how Harry and Draco work through a post-war world, but also how George adapts to life without his twin. George starts off drowning his sorrows in rum, but when Draco starts to help out at the Weasley Wizarding Wheezes, it's wonderful to watch how they give each other a new lease on life as they find their footing in life once more.

All in all, this is a beautiful, warm and satisfying read. Don't miss it.

Arctic Fox