Rec #1: Somebody to Love by khasael (AO3)
Word Count: 31274
Pairing(s): Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Warnings: Discussions of death. Much angst.
Recced by: The Collectress
Draco’s life after the war is quite different than it used to be. When he finds himself cursed, with little hope for lifting the spell, he sets out to make the most of the time he has left. Getting to know his Aunt Andromeda and his young cousin Teddy feels like a good thing to do, even if it can’t help him in the long run…or can it?
The Collectress’ Thoughts
I have a soft spot in my heart for fics that feature Draco reuniting with Andromeda and Teddy (Remus & Tonks’ son). This particular story really emphasizes that story because Draco thinks that he has an expiration date. It’s a bit like It’s a Wonderful Life but without the weird angelic intervention. It still captures the whimsicality and magic of the Harry Potter ‘verse, and the gradual burgeoning of Draco and Harry’s feelings for each other is, in a word, adorable.
Read if you love Drarry.
Rec #2: In The Dark by the diggler (AO3)
Word Count: 2860
Pairing(s): Roy Harper/Oliver Queen
Warnings: Explicit sexy times (def NSFW)
Recced by: The Collectiva Diva
He knows it’s wrong. It’s not why he wanted to work with the Arrow in the first place. But he just can’t stop imagining it, their bodies pressed together, intimate and close in so many different ways…
The Collectiva Diva’s Thoughts
How have I never entertained this idea before??
Oliver and Roy certainly have their share of tension and apparently, it’s sexual. There are only 60 works on AO3 with this particular slash pairing, and I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why. This PWP is seriously smutty (you’ve been warned/you’re welcome), as is the NSFW line I’m gonna share below.
“The man fucks like he fights, with complete mastery of his body, as well as his opponents’ – in this case, Roy.”