| Saturday Recs!
||[Mar. 17th, 2018|11:15 am]
I've been blown away by the offerings at hp_goldenage's Salt and Pepper Fest, so time for some recs! TBH, just about everything there is great, but these are the submissions I especially enjoyed. :)
Seeking Crumple-Horned Snorkacks and Blibbering Humdingers by ANON, Luna Lovegood, G.
This gorgeously executed piece of art perfectly captures Luna's carefree spirit.
The look in her eyes, her hair, her walking stick...*sigh* Just go look, you won't be sorry.
Of Dirigible Plums and Bad Proposals by ANON, Ron/Harry, PG-13, 2461 words.
This fic! OMG, it is glorious. Ron and Harry are older and know each other so well, except for one little detail. Ron's inner voice here is SPOT ON, and seeing Harry through his eyes made me fall head over heels for him. UNF.
There are some great lines in this, but one of my faves has to be:
“What I don’t get,” Harry says when Ron finishes, “is why your Mum’s so insistent about you getting married now. I mean –” he pauses as his eyes rake over Ron’s body in a gesture that’s as coldly assessing as it is intimate. He’s been an auror for far too long for the way he looks at people to be entirely reassuring. “You’re not exactly young anymore,” he continues. “So why now?”
Ron sighs – he’s been waiting for that question.
“There’s a curse,” he says.
Yeah. This Harry? He's the bomb. I get it, Ron. I totally get it. Go read, and you'll get it, too.
Thistle Honey by ANON, Minerva/Severus, PG-13, 1075 words.
If you give this gloriously understated story a chance it will grow on you. It's subtle, with passion thrumming beneath, much like the relationship between these two, I suspect. I legit teared up after reading. The eternal devotion and love depicted are beautiful. <3
Life Has Just Begun by ANON, Harry/Severus, NC-17, 6500 words.
This lovely story depicting a deep friendship between Harry and Severus in their later years starts out as a perfectly reasonable conversation between close friends, then morphs into delightfully sweet and sexy coming out in which Harry learns being gay is not so bad. Even if he's only admitting it later in life. Go check it out if you enjoy stellar writing.
Find Your Way Back by ANON, Harry/Draco, NC-17, 26000 words.
Yes, it's long, but set aside some time and get ready for some delicious hurt/comfort, pining, and some really satisfying sex. The premise is fun! Harry and Draco got divorced 30 years prior, and now Harry's getting remarried, only their bond is still there. How do they dissolve it? Why by living together of course. If they're not in love, the bond will spontaneously break. (I give you one guess what happens). The author takes us on an intense ride that had me aching and cheering for them and the ending was brilliant and perfect. Go, read, and enjoy!
If you like any of these (or anything else at the fest) do leave the creators some love. It is always appreciated. <3