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Title: No Greater Victory
Author: dicta_contrion
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s): (highlight for spoilery details): *recreational drug use (not H, D or H/D), sexual blackmail (Blaise/Neville, with the aid of alcohol and at Draco's behest), sex used for revenge, brief cruelty to Muggles. Basically, Draco starts out being angry and bitter and, sometimes with Pansy's encouragement, does some genuinely shitty stuff as a result.*
Word Count: 27k
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Summary: Back at Hogwarts after the war, a defeated Draco Malfoy is prepared to settle for life's simpler pleasures: snark, sex, and Slytherin scheming. That is until Pansy, newly in possession of Malfoy Manor, offers to return his ancestral home. Just one condition: he has to win, and break, Harry Potter's heart to get it. That's no problem. Draco's got this situation completely under control. Completely. At least until he doesn't.



No Greater Victory




This fic was full of firsts: the diary format, writing from Draco's perspective, writing a closer-to-the-war/still-unredeemed Draco, Harry's first sexy-times and remixing something, which was the theme of this year's Smoochfest. I remixed the movie Cruel Intentions, which is one of the trashy/darkly humorous teen movies that had a heyday in the late 90s, and which is itself a remix of Les Liaisons dangereuses. If you've seen the movie, let me assure you that this ending is significantly different from the film's. If you haven't seen it, let me assure you that (a) you don't need to have; the basic plot has been reinterpreted many times already and prior knowledge is not required or particularly helpful except, (b) it may be useful to know that the Draco character in the movie is a handsome, charismatic arsehole and this Draco starts out the same way. However, this story is absolutely compliant with Smoochfest's "happy ending" requirement.

Special thanks to my prompter, to the awesome [livejournal.com profile] hd_smoochfest mods, and to [livejournal.com profile] disapparater for being an awesome, thorough, supportive beta. (I do tinker, so any remaining mistakes are entirely my own.)

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