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A Dark Place in Time - Team Canon

Title: A Dark Place in Time
Team: Canon
Author: cutecoati
Prompt: The Empress
Wordcount: ~ 9000
Rating: PG
Warnings: EWE
Summary: What on earth was her son thinking, falling for Harry Potter of all people, Narcissa wonders. But after the death of her husband, she finds him useful in many, and sometimes surprising, regards.
Author's Note: Many thanks to my wonderful beta S. All remaining mistakes are mine.

A Dark Place in Time

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I really liked Narcissa's POV, the glimpses into the H/D moments, and the title, which is excellent. Great insight into the life and behaviour of aristocrats.
I also think that your Lucius is perfectly canon, and I'd love to read more about him. "because I love you, you obnoxious girl" - sounds like the Lucius we know:)
Narcissa clearly loves her son, the occasional consoling touches making this even more evident. Superb characterization, though I can't imagine Draco calling Narcissa "Mum". I like how Harry tries to be understanding and supportive of Draco in his own fumbling way.
I agree that Lucius' death must be a grievous and extremely significant time for the Malfoys. Well done.
Aw, thank you so much! *beams at you*

I had to struggle hard to NOT turn it into a mere Lucius/Narcissa fic ;D

Interesting that you mention it - I was quite unsure whether I should have Draco call Narcissa "Mum"! But then I remembered that he called Lucius "Dad" in OotP, and I've always imagined his relationship with his mother being somewhat, well, not closer, but less defined by awe and adoration, so I figured he might...

January 2010

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