Let’s get a couple things out of the way, a couple definitions:
Fan Fiction/FF = stories written by fans of published work (books, movies, TV shows, comics, etc.) which use the characters, the universe, or anything related to the original work.
H/D or HP/DM = Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy (yes, that means two guys, as in GAY)
MPreg = male pregnancy (I’m not a fan of this type of writing unless it is used wisely)
Shipping/Shipper = means a relationship (i.e. I’m a Harry and Draco shipper)
Slash = romantic relationships between characters of the same sex
WIP = work in progress (an unfinished story)
Okay, so I’m a huge Harry/Draco shipper. I don’t know how this preference started, I originally started reading “general” Harry Potter fan fiction, but found I enjoyed the stories which paired the two more interesting than anything else, so I stopped reading stories about other characters in the Harry Potter universe.
If you are new to fan fiction and Harry Potter fan fiction in particular you may ask, “Why Harry and Draco?” Well that’s kind of hard to explain. I guess many fans feel like J.K. Rowling hinted about an unspoken love between the two (yeah, I know this is kind of far fetched, but damnit, it’s a story about wizards, what else can be far-fetched).
Anyway… don’t think too hard about the “hows” and “whys” - just think about the why nots?
Below I will list my favorite Harry/Draco stories, which focus on the relation between the guys. If dude + dude grosses you out or something, don’t bother reading the rest of the post. But let me say, even if these stories were written about Harry and Herminone or Ginny (oh, I hate Ginny so much… anyway, I digress) they would still be wonderful, seriously. Also, these reviews were written rather hastily so bare with me.
WARNING: All stories are rated Mature (don’t take that lightly) and most are novel length
Double Edged Sword by romaine -
Author Summary: Harry thinks his life has been planned out, but the night he comes of age changes everything. Now there are decisions to be made and a path to be chosen, and the choices before him will change the lives of everyone he knows. But when destiny calls, Harry finds himself ready to listen. This is an epic story of the love between Harry and Draco. Join them as they journey through their life together, through the good times and the bad, facing obstacles both external and internal, and see how they come to be who they were meant to be.
Without a doubt this is my favorite H/D story. This story is epic, as it follows Harry and Draco “through their life together, through the good times and the bad, facing obstacles both external and internal, and see how they come to be who they were meant to be.”
This story literally made me run the gambit of emotions: I laughed, I cringed, felt so sad and read with bated breath. It truly takes you on a full relationship journey.
I would encourage you to stick with the story because it pays off in the end. I don’t want to give too much away, but the author takes the story in directions I couldn’t anticipate and thoroughly enjoyed.
Author summary: Draco is the bitchy gay wizard version of Bridget Jones. And he has a huge crush on a certain Boy Wonder...
The funniest Harry/Draco story I’ve ever read. Seriously. Just the title was enough to encourage me to read it. If you want to ease into the Harry/Draco world, this is fun and easy story to start with. I literally laughed out loud many times while reading “Draco’s diary”. I’m just waiting for part two, “Draco Malfoy: The Edge of Reason”.
Author Summary: Harry returns Draco’s wand to him, and is surprised to find that an unlikely friendship develops between them. He isn’t prepared for the desire that grows as he gets to know the other man. Nor is anyone else in either of their lives.Sequel to A Love So Belated. Draco and Harry continue to recover from past ordeals as they work on building their lives together. Draco tries to find a way to please both his parents and his lover, but with dangerous consequences. Will their love survive what he has done?
This was the first FF I’ve read written by a male. So I assume he had a unique insight on the more, umm, how should I say, relationship aspects of the story (wink, wink, nod, nod).
A Love so Belated begins with Harry returning Draco’s wand after the demise of Voldermort. This meeting sparked a friendship and eventually a relationship between the two. Even though Harry is still dating Ginny, he eventually comes to terms with his feelings for Draco and well, the rest is history.
In A Heart So Ravenous, Harry and Draco are still together but have to “continue to recover from past ordeals as they work on building their lives together.” Warning, this story has some MPREG, but don’t let that cause you not to read it. Personally, I don’t like MPREG stories, but the author wrote it in a tasteful way that is very important to the plot. Seriously, give this story a try I’m sure you’ll like it.
Reedeem Me by Samayel
Author Summary: Two years after the events of Harry's sixth year at Hogwart's, Draco stumbles back into his life. Harry is a bitter and vengeful young man, Draco is a walking wreck...and who is helping who?
I enjoyed this story but I gotta say it’s not for the faint at heart. Harry is pretty dark, meaning he isn’t afraid of using the killing curse and Draco is dealing with some painful trauma. I’m usually not a fan of “dark and evil” Harry, which he isn’t (not really in this story) but it all pays off in the end.
Changing of the Guard by Lomonaaern
Author Summary: Need a perfect stranger? Come to Metamorphosis. Harry Potter runs the business secretly and becomes whoever's needed for each occasion. Now he's posing as Draco Malfoy's "perfect" boyfriend, Brian.
Imagine Harry Potter as a gigolo. Wait, maybe not… anyway this was an interesting and still sticks out in my head as being rather good.
Losing Harry – by ScorpioPhoenix
Author Summary: Summary: Ron and Draco are both in love with Harry and fight for his affection. It's been ten years since the days of Grimmauld Place and the war and these two men have yet to deal with the fact that they both lost Harry.
I’m not a crier, but damnit this story had my eyes misting a bit. It’s a one chapter story but it is filled with so much emotion that it’s just wonderful. Now, it does involve Ron, which was a little weird for me to come to terms with (Ron and Harry are a no-no in my book) but the author tells such a lovely story that I was sucked in. This is a great story to read during your lunch hour at work (I’m just saying…)
Love Always, Draco by Newshound
Author Summary: Even though it’s been four years since Harry and Draco parted ways, when Harry’s career takes a nosedive, he turns to his past for help. Harry and Draco join forces on a project both hope will reinvigorate their lives, and a journey into the secret world of Quidditch, becomes the path to renewed love.
Imagine Harry as quidditch star and Draco as his jealous husband. Yeah, you can imagine the drama this situation would create. That’s why they are divorced! Ha! Anyway, this is a nice story about how their love can conquer all.
Broken Toy by eyesemerald
Author Summary: After the war Harry’s not the same as he used to be. He has chosen the life of a recluse, although he is still famous, highly respected in the wizarding world, and honoured by the Ministry. His well-ordered life will be shaken by a reunion. Life will never be the same as before…
Not to be crude but this is a “Harry saves a hoe” story (and Draco is the hoe). But don’t let that fool you; it’s a rather charming story.
A Certain Kind of Memory by jamie2109
Author Summary: What would you do if you were given less than a year to live?
When I think about this story all I can say is “awwww”. After saving the wizarding world Harry ends up with a incurable brain tumor and only has one year to live (pull out the tissues now). This was such a wonderfully nice story.
All’s Fair In Love and War by jameschick
Author Summary: Draco sees something that shatters his perceptions of truth and it starts him on a different path. Harry loses his lover to the dark but finds friendship and possibly more in the arms of his enemy.
This is another story which I can only say, “awww” about. Draco realizes all the nonsense his father raised him to believe is wrong and comes over to the light. He also discovers his love of Harry and fights to get the man he loves. This story throws you into the smut immediately so be warned, but it does become a charming little tale.
Some Dangerous Liaisons by ScorpioPhoenix
Author Summary: A deliciously devious dalliance in deceit, Draco, drugs and Dark magic. Drama darkens the halls of Hogwarts as lies and deception take over our fav Gryffindor and his friends.
First, this is the CRAZIEST story I’ve ever read. The stuff going on in this story is so “out there” that sometimes you will ask yourself, “why am I reading this craziness” but then it’s too late because you’re already addicted.
Not for the faint of heart (seriously), there is a lot of sex and I’m talking about EVERYBODY is hooking up with everyone (even Snape, which is gross)! It’s just crazy but I couldn’t stop reading. The only sad part is this is a WIP story.
Spell Master by babychan
Author Summary: The wizarding world is going to find out that Harry Potter is not the only one with awesome powers. Its a Pro-Slytherin and Pro-Draco fic.
I would say this story is good for the mere fact it discusses the other side of the story, we see Hogwarts from the Slytherin side. Sadly, it’s a WIP story!
Memories of a Serpent’s Son by Daft Fear - Everyone knows how Harry feels about the world, but who knows what Draco really thinks? Review of the books from Draco's POV, as told in his journal.
All I Ever Wanted by Samayel - A drunken night of revelry unlocks hidden feelings and desires, pushing Harry and Draco into a relationship that will sustain them in the face of schemes, plots, the deaths of loved one and the mayhem of war.
Into the Light of the Dark Black Night by shanfawn16 - Draco's world is turned upside down after his sixth year at Hogwarts. Where will he go and who will he turn to now?
Bed of Nails by Alysian_Fields - Harry and Draco return to school for their sixth year, their lives drastically changed for the worse. However, they begin to see each other in a whole new light. Featuring a very angst-ridden Harry who's acting out and a very repressed Draco who doesn't know what he wants.
Getting Down to Business by Alaana Fair - When an anonymous man from France hires Harry to protect him while visiting Britain, Harry gets the shock of a lifetime.
He Was He and I Wash Bunny by Bryoney Brynn - The war is over and “eighth year” is about to begin at Hogwarts. But for Harry and Draco, nothing is quite the same. Harry’s looking for an escape, Draco’s looking for a friend. Does a little black bunny hold the answers for both of our boys?
The Azkaban Letters by romaine - Harry and Draco’s lives are headed into two different directions. One is destined for death or glory, while the other is probably going to Azkaban. Harry needs answers and he goes to visit his Slytherin nemesis while being held for trial. The meetings in a barren, white cell changes Harry’s life.
Wandless by lyiint - Draco decides to run away from all his problems, but encounters new ones instead. What does a Death Eater's son have to prove to be accepted by the side of the light...and Harry Potter; can two enemies really form the bond needed to defeat He-Who-Can't-Be-Named?
Blue-eyed Angel and sequel Fallen Angel by RaineMalfoy - This isn’t H/D but it’s a nice, if not terrible sad at times, story about Draco (he’s paired with Ginny).
Thirteen years after the Dark Lord was vanquished, Draco Malfoy is out of Azkaban, wandless, practically destitute and physically afflicted from his trespasses against Voldemort. Who should chance by and save this shell of a man from the ice he has become, but a fiery redhead from his dark past.
I hope you enjoyed the list! If you have any H/D recommendations please leave a comment!