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is over and posting their masterlist soon, so here are some recs. If you haven't had time to follow the fest so far, these might be a good place to start ... of course, there are lots of other wonderful places to start, these are just a few that I especially liked. Merrily We Roll Along
(Percy/Harry, canon pairings, Percy/Anthony Goldstein; NC-17)
Summary: How did you get here from there?
(What happened to Percy and Harry in those lost nineteen years.)
Masterfully told – the Percy/Harry is vivid and angsty and heart-breaking, and the passage of time, the rough dynamic between them, the brilliant structure of the story, it all works so well.The Running of the Deer
Summary: Harry's daughter goes in search of a ghost and Harry yearns to run with the deer. It appears that even after nineteen years, Snape is still watching over him and his family.
One of those perfect post-DH Snarry stories that makes everything all right, even the epilogue. An entirely plausible post-war Snape and Harry, a brilliant way to bring them together, and there are so many other things to love about this story, too.Three's Not Always a Crowd
(Harry/Severus, Harry/Bill/Severus, NC-17)
Summary: Bill’s got his eyes on Severus. And Harry’s got a plan.
A very hot threesome, written just for me! (already recced over here
)The Back Room
Summary: It's two days before the start of term and Remus finds himself alone in Flourish and Blotts. Alone with a bunch of screaming children all needing their textbooks. Enter Bill Weasley, knight in slightly rusty armor.
Bill makes a fabulous knight in shining armor, and Remus is adorably dense … and the scene in the alley is amazingly hot.Sexetera, Ad Infinitum
(Percy/Harry, with minor implied pairings, including Percy/Kingsley, Percy/Draco, Percy/Oliver, Percy/Remus, Percy/Snape, Percy/Charlie, Percy/others, NC-17)
Summary: There's loving routine, and being stuck repeating the same one over and over for eternity.
Percy is incredibly sexy … hard to imagine based on canon!Percy, I know, but there's just something about peeling away all the layers and the repression that does it … Here, he's got a very good reason for doing that, and an even better reason to settle down a little in the end. Sweet and hot and lovely.Necessary Supplies
Summary: In which James Potter is a menace, there is a problem with the plan, and a misunderstanding results in awkwardness and boyfumbling.
Lovely glimpse of what the Marauders might have been like, and the misunderstanding and fumbling between Remus and Sirius is just awesome. The scene in the broom cupboard is really awesome, too.An Exercise in Holding Hands
(Harry/Neville (mentions of Neville/Hannah and Dean/Ginny), R)
Summary: There's a weight on your shoulders, heavy and unrelenting, bearing down upon you until you gasp and collapse and can't breathe.
Moving on is easy. Except when it isn't.
Beautifully told story … vivid and gripping nightmares, just the sort that you'd expect Harry to have when it's all said and done, and Neville is perfectly IC: competent at what he does and brave when the situation calls for it. An absolutely perfect ending.Increments
Illustration for florahart
's story Increments of One
- hot and lovely and perfect.As Schoolboys From Their Books
Summary: Expelled Durmstrang student and former Hogwarts Head Boy form unlikely friendship. Hijinx of the sexy variety ensue.
A really brilliant and moving depiction of what the relationship between Albus and Gellert might have been like … perfect characterization, hot fumbling, and a beautiful heart-wrenching story.
There are lots of wonderful fics and art, both at Valensmut and the other fests going on now. All of the authors and artists worked hard on them ... so if you enjoy their work, go ahead and give them some love! <3