One of the greatest challenges of reading fanfiction is finding the gems among all the poorly written stories and the stories that have been abandoned. Of course, there are some gems among the abandoned stories, but it’s frustrating that they aren’t ever going to be completed.
My OTP is Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter. Since I love Drarry fics and have read a lot, I thought I would share some of my favorites.
All of the stories that I list below are completed. I have reread these stories time and time again. Some of them I have reread without realizing until midway through the story that I have read and loved this story before.
- Some of these stories have spelling and grammar errors.
- All of these are on FanFiction.Net because that is my favorite source of fanfiction.
- Most of these stories are slash and may have other themes that people find reprehensible.
Here is a list of my favorite Drarry fics.
5. Family Means More Than Blood by WingsOfADream
A prophecy made in 1975 drastically changes the life of the boy who should have been known as Harry Potter. DMHP main couple, onesided LVHP also includes adoptivefather!Snape 😀
When I first read this, I loved the Drarry relationship, but I also loved the elfin religion that Harry ends up joining. Let me back up. This is a story where Harry is raised by Snape and is friends with Draco from a young age. Because of financial constraints, he attends an elfin school for a while where he becomes a member of an elfin religion, which plays a large role in Harry’s life throughout the entire book. There is also the element of Voldy being a real creeper. The story has a large cast of characters and a lot of character development.
This is a long story: 65 chapters and 422,104 words. If you have the time, it’s a great read.
Note: This story was published before the release of Deathly Hallows.
4. Sanguis Vita Est by Shigure-san
[DRACOxHarry, Vampire!Draco] Whilst Voldemort’s prisoner, Draco is made a vampire and forced to drink Harry’s blood. Exploding with rage at what he now is, he helps Harry to kill Voldemort. But once back at Hogwarts, Draco finds himself addicted to Harry’s blood.
A few tropes that could have gone wrong but didn’t:
- Unlike many of the Creature!Draco stories that I have read, this is not a soulmate story. Draco is truly “addicted” to Harry’s blood, which disturbs them both.
- For there being an “Eighth Year” at Hogwarts, the seriousness of such a year level being created and lived through was written very well.
There are themes of responsibility, trust, and greed for power.
Note: I linked to the story’s location on FanFiction.Net, but this is the censored version. If you want the full-fledged slash scenes, you have to follow the links on Shigure-san’s profile.
3. Mongoose by Lomonaaeren
HPDM preslash. Draco has found acceptance and power with the nest of vampires who claimed him for their own. Then his nest leader decided to hunt Harry Potter. First in a series of two or three shorter stories. COMPLETE
This is the first in a trilogy of stories about a vampire-slayer Harry and a vampire Draco who are soulmates. Harry hates all vampires, and Draco is finding that Harry may be his Long Desired. The characters drive most of the plot. I recommend reading the rest of the series because it gets better.
Lomonaaeren writes a lot of Drarry fics and updates frequently.
2. A Year’s Temptation by Lomonaaeren
DMHP slash, post War, post Hogwarts. Draco isn’t pleased to discover he’s a Veela at twenty four, especially since both he and Harry are married to other people. Harry proposes a compromise that might work, or might make things monumentally worse. COMPLETE
I like that this is one of the few veela fics where Harry and Draco are adults. While there is cheating on a spouse as part of the plot, it’s an interesting relationship. What is great is that both hate that this has to happen, and there is some amazing character development.
Note: This story was written before the release of Deathly Hallows, but this warning mostly affects certain details about characters.
1. Black Truth by InferiorBeing
And, with bated breath, Draco traced the silver line down one more step in the familty tree. Draco Lucius Malfoy… the third full blooded Veriae in the Malfoy family… and future life mate of Harry Potter. HD SLASH No HBP spoilers
I found this story while I was going through a Veela stage. While this is not a Veela story, it follows a similar story line: Draco is the magical creature, Harry is his mate, they have trouble accepting this fact, and they have to fight the bad guys. I liked that InferiorBeing created a new creature. I also liked that Harry and Draco’s interactions with each other were not insta-love and that their characters were developed.
Note: This fanfic was published before The Half-Blood Prince.
There are more Drarry fanfics that I love, but I cannot remember most of their plot lines. I need to reread the stories in my favorites list.
If you read Harry Potter fanfiction, what is your OTP and what is your favorite fanfic with that OTP? What other websites do you read fanfiction on?