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02 November 2006 @ 05:23 am
Fic: 'Socks and Snakes and Wedding Cake', Harry/Draco, G
Author: darkhavens
Title: Socks and Snakes and Wedding Cake
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Words: 514
Feedback/Concrit: darkhavens @
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: Excessive fluff and sugar
Summary: The title says it all, really. :D
Notes: Originally written for, and posted anonymously at, summer_flinging here. As always, dedicated literati.

Socks and Snakes and Wedding Cake

The wedding was as low-key as could be expected, given that the couple getting married were Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, which, really, meant not low-key so much as hot topic of conversation at every wizard's breakfast table and office and lab and classroom. Not to mention the waves of gossip that rolled from one end of Diagon Alley to the other and back again, mutating on the way into the strangest of chimeras.

For everyone but the closest of their friends - and given the chance, Draco would argue vociferously for hours on end that most of them were Harry's friends but definitely not his - the invite arriving by early morning owl was the first they knew that there was anything but loathing in the air between the two.

A dozen careful, fretful, hopeful souls made anti-love spell potions, sent by return owl, just in case. Harry gloated long and hard over the ten he'd been graced with, while trying unsuccessfully to wheedle Draco into telling who had sent the two he'd got.

Draco never told, but Harry felt the evil eyes of Crabbe and Goyle drilling holes in his back from where they sat to watch the ceremony. He let Draco keep his secret - gloat looked good on him.

The pale silver robes, as fine as spider silk and just as tough, made Draco look ethereal and regal and, yeah, hot. And that hotness wasn't muted in the slightest by the cane he used to aid his slow procession down the makeshift aisle - a cane that sent a whispered ripple of shock around the room.

Everyone in the hall recognised the silver snakehead-handled cane as having once belonged to the late Lucius Malfoy. The people who had been there for The Final Act knew that only Harry could have saved such a pivotal piece of recent history, and this explained exactly why he'd done it. Estimations of just when and where and how these two young men had got together were quickly readjusted. Raised eyebrows abounded.

Any mention of the cane at the reception garnered icy glares and loud declarations of heritage and heirlooms and symbols of familial pride. Nobody asked about the limp or the slightly twisted knee - that story was already known by all but the youngest of the wizarding world, and even they'd heard whispers.

Over Draco's loud and horrified objections, Harry had acquiesced to Dobby's pleas to let him handle the reception. The liberated house elf didn't let them down.

Every guest on the list received a personalised gift bag in the shape of a loudly coloured, highly individual, hand-knitted sock. Contents included - but were in no way limited to - wedding cake, candied fruit, miniature wedding photos and a wrapped and sealed 'surprise' from Messrs Fred and George Weasley, only to be opened on arrival home.

The socks were a phenomenal hit. Dobby made a not-so-small fortune on the wizarding world's catering circuit. And Harry and Draco lived happily ever after, barring limps and scars and the occasional mad relative or two.

I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: bds; cig [me]literati on November 2nd, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
whee! so very cute.

Glad you finally posted it. :D

darkhavens: drarry [literati]darkhavens on November 11th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
Finally, schminally. :P

And fankoo!
enable l♥veenablelove on November 2nd, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
too cute!
darkhavens: drarry [literati]darkhavens on November 11th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D
kitty_poker1: Literati-Harry Freedomkitty_poker1 on November 2nd, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
Keep it under your hat, but I really enjoyed that. *g* Very cute and funny and yay for Dobby and his money-making new profession.

He let Draco keep his secret - gloat looked good on him.
Great line! *smooch*
darkhavens: drarry [literati]darkhavens on November 11th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
Thankee! *hides comment so nobody can see*

Dobby and his socks will go far. :D
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darkhavens: drarry [literati]darkhavens on November 11th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
Thank you!

literati is a bad influence. ;).

You're telling me? She's the only reason I write these boys - I don't read them! *g*
L: hd-togetherpervy_fairy on November 2nd, 2006 06:58 am (UTC)
Brilliant! :3
I absolutely loved it.
darkhavens: drarry [literati]darkhavens on November 11th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
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darkhavens: drarry [literati]darkhavens on November 11th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D
tabaqui: harrydracobyliteratitabaqui on November 2nd, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, you silly thing.
darkhavens: drarry [literati]darkhavens on November 11th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
Hee! It's all literati's fault - she made me do it!

(Well, kinda. The gift socks were entirely my idea. *g*)
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darkhavens: drarry [literati]darkhavens on November 11th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC)
Thankee! :D
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darkhavens: drarry [literati]darkhavens on November 11th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
Hee! Thankee! I'm sure you can imagine the honeymoon without any help. ;)
night_childe25night_childe25 on November 9th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
So cute. Wish there were more.
darkhavens: drarry [literati]darkhavens on November 11th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
Thanks! I would have written the honeymoon but I couldn't find my Potterporn muse. ;)