Well, I think the mods were very excited indeed! :D And hoping everybody was also excited about their assignments. :) I think it's going to be a GREAT round! *sighs happily*
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And now onto equally important things, RECS! From the every provocative hp_crossgenfest:
Here For You by mindabbles
Word Count: 9,5K
Summary: Remus needs him. Teddy needs him. That’s why he’s still here – he’s not lying to himself, he just needs a place where he can sleep.
My notes: This is a lovely story about healing. Harry finding a home, a future, even in Remus's home with him and Teddy. And let me tell you, Remus is written so beautifully. It'll give you all the Remus feels you didn't even know you had. <3
Sizzle and Boil by amorette
Pairing: Molly Weasley/Seamus Finnigan
Word Count: 1,2K
Summary: Oh Merlin, this was one of Ron's little friends.... and he was fucking her on her kitchen table.
My notes: Oh my god. Like, this fic is hot and crazy and just. . . It's sweet motherly Molly, with a brazen Seamus and it's smoking hot. Everything you expect, and probably a lot of what you don't! XD
(Don't) Behave by shiftylinguini
Word Count: 3,3K
Summary: Teddy is a bit of a mess, and Harry is at his wits’ end with his eighteen-year-old godson. Sending him to Charlie, thinking the older man could knock some sense into the kid, seemed like a great idea. Charlie, however, thinks Teddy is just fine as he is—more than fine, in fact.
My notes: This story is amazing and it's going to surprise you in the best of ways. It's complex and layered. It has so many sides, a tender funny side that fits perfectly with the comfort and honesty with this super sexy touch. Ah, I'm probably not describing this story properly, but read it. You'll love it!
Keeping Secrets by hikarievandar
Word Count: 3,2K
Summary: Harry knows that it’s wrong, sneaking around with Sirius like this. He knows that they both know it’s wrong. What he doesn’t know is why Sirius started it when he can barely look Harry in the eye afterwards.
Warnings/Content: underage, rough sex
My notes: You know how some stories make you go "OMG so wrong, so good, so hot!!!!" Yep, this is it, man, this is it! Because Harry and Sirius are fucking, and boy, all the want, the way they can't stop, the stuff they get up, all with this touch of Harry's angst at not knowing what it's really going on between them. AH. SO good, so wrong, so hot! See? XD
Gotta Stay High (To Get You Off My Mind) by gracerene
Pairing: Draco/Albus Severus, past Albus/Scorpius
Word Count: 20K
Summary: After a bad breakup sends him reeling, Albus decides to lose himself in drugs, potions, and a lot of anonymous sex. He just wants to let go and have fun, which would be a lot easier if he didn't keep running into his ex's father at every turn.
Warnings/Content: recreational drug use, drinking, casual sex (as a coping mechanism)
My notes: Completely amazing, this fic. It's about Albus handling his break up with Scorpius very badly. Don't blame him though, Scorpius did a number on him, and he's hurt and broken and this is how Draco sees him. Draco owns the club where Al often goes to pull, and let me tell you, the comfort Draco offers is *beautiful* because he's worried about him, never mind that he's also falling in love with this amazing, hurting young man, he worries and cares and is there for him. And it's perfect, so perfect. Seeing their relationship evolve, seeing Albus flirt with Draco, seeing Draco restraining himself because he knows it's not the right moment, and then Al starting to heal and the future ahead of them. God, just read it, you're going to love them together.
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