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Aurum Potentas Est 
1st-Aug-2008 05:00 am
Converse: black
Title: Aurum Potentas Est
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~400
Characters/Pairings: Harry/Draco
Summary: Harry's power is nothing like Draco's.
Warnings: a fairly dark Draco, epilogue-compliant
Disclaimer: The boys belong to JKR, even though I’m often nicer to them than she is.
Author’s Notes: I'd actually forgotten about this - I wrote it as quick comment!porn for the hd_worldcup. Prompt: coins - material possessions, fulfillment, strength.


His eyes stay on the coins on his bedside table while Harry fucks him in his plush bed, hand splayed against the mahogany headboard. Harry's palm leaves sweat on the Latin motto beneath the Malfoy crest: aurum potentas est.

The coins were slipped into his hand by a slimy, desperate man, standing in ill-fitting robes and asking Draco to champion his wife. Couldn't Draco understand - she lost her temper, the Muggles were everywhere, hasn't he ever hexed someone from spite and then regretted it? Couldn't he understand?

Of course he could. Draco arches up as Harry's cock hits his prostate, and thinks that Harry never could.

Harry's hand slides from the headboard, and both large hands come down on Draco's blue-veined wrists like the hand of God. Harry's thrusting harder now and Draco's suddenly brought back to awareness of what's happening, swallowed suddenly by a wave of hot breath and male sweat and Harry moving with him, hard and strong and handsome. Harry's eyes are shut, his face a rictus - he brings it down to Draco's neck and bites, and Draco's body bows as he yells.

He's still coming, and Harry's thrusting hard as ever even as the rhythm grows erratic. Draco lies limp when he's finished, and Harry's green eyes are intent on him. Draco knows what he wants, what he's seeing: Draco limp and helpless, held down beneath Harry's bulk. And he is helpless, for now - defenceless against Harry's vitality and faith, his way of changing the world.

Draco lives in the world, though, and he has his own kind of power. He clenches, and Harry can no longer hold out.

Harry collapses on Draco's chest. Draco looks at the coins again while Harry pants hotly against his neck, and remembers the other coins. The ones that slid into the hand of a very bad wizard Harry's been searching for for months; a wizard whose Knockturn Alley shop had called itself Pest Removal. The coins that had promised Draco exactly what he wanted. What he deserved: the best, his to own and keep.

The coins that were the same gold as the wedding ring Harry would no doubt remove when he got the news.

Draco smiled, and thought he'd turned out a proper Malfoy after all.

Gold is power.


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Comments 
1st-Aug-2008 04:11 am (UTC)
Who is Harry married to? Why would he remove his wedding ring?
1st-Aug-2008 04:12 am (UTC)
Too obscure - this may mean editing.

Harry's married to Ginny - it's epilogue-compliant, after all. And Draco's paying off a bloke to get rid of her.
1st-Aug-2008 04:25 am (UTC)
Oh, please don't edit! This is sublime. So hot (*fans self*) and so much backstory all wrapped up in 400-ish words!

And I love the reveal: The coins that were the same gold as the wedding ring Harry would no doubt remove when he got the news.

Beautiful job!
1st-Aug-2008 11:13 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! What a great comment. Glad you thought it was hot *grins* and especially that the reveal worked!

*does not edit*
1st-Aug-2008 05:18 am (UTC)
This was wonderful and I loved the darkness in it.
1st-Aug-2008 11:10 am (UTC)
Thanks! Dark is so fun.
1st-Aug-2008 07:57 am (UTC)
DX Uwah. Dark. But goooooooood. *w*

I think that the latin phrase is supposed to be Aurum est potestas. Well, that's what my long remembered phrase from Artemis Fowl tells me. :P
1st-Aug-2008 11:09 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon! Wow, I wasn't expecting you to read something this dark.

In Latin, the verb comes after the noun, which is why 'est' is at the end. I just checked the 'power' translation and it is 'potentas' - the root of 'potent', yeah?
1st-Aug-2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Lol! I didn't know it was dark! <<;; Anyways. I'm pretty okay with dark stuff. Mostly. 8D;;

xP I don't really know, it's what Artemis Fowl tells me~!
1st-Aug-2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Awesome. So clever. That's Draco just as I see him at his worst. :D
2nd-Aug-2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
:d Thanks! 'Clever' is a very cool compliment. I'm glad this Draco rang true for you - I definitely think at his worst, he'd trample anything and anyone for what he wants.
2nd-Aug-2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Loved it!
Hot and dark = <3
Truly wonderful. :)
2nd-Aug-2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! Hot and dark are my favourite flavours.
7th-Aug-2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Very dark...I love a dark!Draco.
9th-Aug-2008 04:18 am (UTC)
Thanks! Dark!Draco is always fun. I love your icon, btw.
31st-Aug-2008 04:40 am (UTC)
!!! This is fabulous!

His eyes stay on the coins on his bedside table while Harry fucks him in his plush bed, hand splayed against the mahogany headboard. Harry's palm leaves sweat on the Latin motto beneath the Malfoy crest: aurum potentas est.

Two best first lines ever. They do a brilliant job of setting up the whole story (and it feels like a whole story even though it's less than 500 words). Bravo!
31st-Aug-2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you, love! Especially for the compliment to the first lines, since I'm doing that '25 first lines' meme right now. *grins*
7th-Sep-2008 06:48 am (UTC)
wonderful job!

i loved the dark, smut and mystery combined, it was so hot!

besides all that it was 400 words! and it said quite a lot!

i am all exclamation marks over this *g*

thank you for the enjoyable read *hugs*
9th-Sep-2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
i loved the dark, smut and mystery combined, it was so hot!

*glee* Dark smut is the BESTEST. And I'm so glad the mystery element worked!

Thanks so much! I love exclamation-marky comments! *hugs back*
26th-Nov-2010 11:54 am (UTC)
Fab ficlet, liked it muchly.
26th-Nov-2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
OMG, having a comment on a little thing I wrote years ago - especially something I liked - is just lovely! Thank you SO much :D
26th-Mar-2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
GET IT NOW. Love it. Vague yet full of information. YAY no more Ginny.

Darkness is wonderful. I absolutely love Dark!Draco but I love it more when They're BOTH DARK.

:D
26th-Mar-2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) LOL love the reaction to 'no more Ginny'.

Dark!Draco's fun. Oddly, I think I've never written both of them dark - either Draco's dark and Harry's all heroic and thinks Draco's just misunderstood, or Harry's corrupted by war and Draco's all vulnerable and thinks Harry's totes heroic.
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