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Love in a London Tube Stop (Under Construction) - Team Epilogue

Title: Love in a London Tube Stop (Under Construction)
Team: Team Epilogue
Author: klynie1
Prompt: The Chariot
Wordcount: About 18,400
Rating: NC-17-lite
Warnings: Infidelity (but in an open marriage, which should probably be another warning, I suppose), Open marriage (see?), Cheating (for readers who are hopelessly honest), A Very Tiny Bit of girl-kissing-girl action
Summary: A Romance, In Diverse Parts, Involving Champions, Cheating and Chariots in Various and Sundry Combinations.
Author's Note: A literal translation of my card, as a tribute to the Chariot many ride: the London Underground. Hugs and love to Team Epilogue. Any mistakes you notice are my own.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy and all associated characters from the Harry Potter universe are the property of J.K. Rowling and those to whom she has licensed her creations, including without limitation Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books, Raincoat Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No copyright infringement is intended. The author is making no profit from this story.

Love in a London Tube Stop (Under Construction)

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Thank you for the warning although they were all pretty much not what I thought they were in the story. Luckily, I didn't back down from the fic even after you forewarned that the fic might contain infidelity. Suffice to say, I was delighted to read that things happened and ended the way they did. This was funny as hell, too. The characterizations, particularly. Draco resembles a bird whose feathers had been ruffled one too many times and Harry is like a lost puppy without an owner. Then those two boys... they are perfect for each other.

And then this:
"Astoria kept the Paris flat and changed her name to Asteria for some obscure reason."

And this:
Harry thought that having a name in any form that could be shortened to 'Ass' was mad

Were reasons why I had tears in my eyes and an aching stomach after I finished reading the story. I don't know if it's meant to be irony or whatever, but it's the first time Draco's wife's name makes sense to me, since I could never figure out which spelling is the right now. *laughs again*

Thank you for this excellent work.
It's Astoria, but I like this way best of all! Soooo fannish meta.

(JKR's writing makes it look like it might be Asteria in the little next-gen family tree that is posted all over the place, it's true, but I listened to her PotterCast interview and there's no question but that she says "Astoria". PotterCast 131, about 23 minutes in, if you'd like to listen to the mp3 for yourself!)

January 2010

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