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LM/HG fic (belated)

Finally getting around to posting re: the fic I wrote for lm_hgficxchange back in April (!!). laurielover1912 gave me a fabulous prompt and I had great fun with it though if I'd had time I'd have made a little more explicit. But that's planning for you, innit?

Title: That Is Not Dead Which Can Eternal Lie (read on LJ) (read on AO3)
Recipient: laurielover1912
Rating: PG (although there's plenty of implication, so let your imagination go crazy; mine certainly did)
Warnings: A dollop of angst, a soupcon of UST, a generous handful of snarky banter, and a mystery involving goats and Ultimate Darkness -- oh wait, those aren't warnings, those are enticements, aren't they?
Summary: Five years after the end of the war, Malfoy Manor is suffering from a peculiar infestation and Unspeakable Granger is assigned to the case. Much has changed at the Manor, but thousands of years of Malfoy heritage cannot be lightly disregarded.

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laurielover1912
Aug. 26th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
A fabulous fic, beautifully written! So glad you've posted this on your own LJ too. Thank you again. x
delphipsmith
Aug. 26th, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
Awww ::blushes:: Thanks :)
chthonya
Aug. 31st, 2012 12:26 am (UTC)
Ah. I think I did read this a while back but seem not to have left a review. My bad.

For me, Lucius' link to his house and his heritage was one of the first keys to finding his humanity, so I am not being glib when I say I loved how you treated it in this story. The magical theory is very clever and your manner of writing about it beautiful. I think I'd have liked to hear a little more about what caused Lucius' change of heart (I can imagine from what you did say, but he is to different here than in canon that for me a little more elaboration would have helped), but with a story as good as this, I'm more than happy to indulge in a little suspension of disbelief. And of course I adored the snarky exchanges - my favourite being, I think, Hermione's reference to "the morally uncomplicated Benedic".

Anyhow, thanks for the reminder - and for the writing!
delphipsmith
Aug. 31st, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
Thanks :) Yes, I have a soft spot for ancient bloodlines and family seats (I put it down to too much Victoria Holt during my formative years -- all those handsome, brooding men with mysterious antecedents and huge manor houses) so it was really fun to work that in. You're right that Lucius' change of heart is shortchanged, but other commitments intervened and it ended up shorter than I planned. I wanted about three weeks worth of work solving the mystery, with a corresponding opportunity for Our Heroine to ferret out his thought processes. Curse you, real life, for interfering with writing!!!

"the morally uncomplicated Benedic" was one of my favorite lines -- glad it stood out for you :)
chthonya
Aug. 31st, 2012 09:56 am (UTC)
Yes, life and fest deadlines do get in the way sometimes, don't they? Ideally I'd have liked to place my springtimegen fic story about 11-year-old Lucius over a year, but there was no way I'd have been able to do that in the time I had, or maybe even at all.
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