Howl_to_the_Moon



Recent bookmarks

  1. Public Bookmark 49

    Tags
    Summary

    The boy slowly wobbled up into a crouch, one knee on the ground. Tobirama stayed down, almost in seiza, hands visible and still on his knees.

    "Who are you? I don't know you. Are -- are you a Senju? Really? And it's night, why is it night?! Why is -- why do you have his corpse?!"

    (...)

    He wasn't done. He could feel the drain on his chakra reserves and he was going to be cutting it close, so. Feelings later. Happiness later. Squeezing his brother in his arms and breathing in his scent could -- it could wait.

    It could.

    Tobirama had been asked questions.

    "I created fake corpses to swap with the two of you. It's night because the comet I'm anchoring this seal to is passing by at night this time around. And I'm." His breath hitched, just a little. Months of feverish calculations, planning, plotting, setbacks and roadblocks, knowing the chance might never come again, knowing he had a time limit, a very narrow window and if he failed that was it.

    "I'm Tobirama. Your brother. It's been twelve years. Do I... Do I not look like me any longer?"

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,028
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    34
    Kudos:
    206
    Bookmarks:
    49
    Hits:
    815

    26 Jul 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Ch.1

  2. Public Bookmark 45

    Tags
    Summary

    “Are you afraid to die?”

    (He dreams of being enveloped in a great, churning sea. He dreams of thunder overhead, lightning on his tongue, ozone on his breath, the waves reaching out with great sea-foam hands. He hears the call of a whale, the pull of a cyclone, the whoosh of a great tsunami, feels the embrace of a god.

    As he wakes, the ocean calls out to him.)

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    10,434
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    26
    Kudos:
    236
    Bookmarks:
    45
    Hits:
    1905

    24 Jul 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Ch. 2

  3. Public Bookmark 66

    Tags
    Summary

    The painting is one he remembers sitting for, when he was eleven, at the beginning of May. He looks at it now, the dust on the frame, the way the old untreated paint has begun to fleck around the corners, the fear in his younger eyes; even living paintings reflect what they see, and this Draco has been in Malfoy Manor for the past two years, as regrettably as the corporeal version. He is smaller than Draco ever remembers being, but there are no bags under his eyes, and when he resumes looking back behind the perspective, towards his mother, there is childish pride and love there.

    “I’m sorry,” he tells the little boy in the portrait. He feels hot against his eyes but he refuses to cry, or to feel much of anything.

    ***

    When 17-year-old Draco Malfoy accidentally uses a magical storm on the night before his death to communicate with his younger self, the ramifications on an 11-year-old Draco are huge. Entering Hogwarts with a warning ringing in his ears and a strange voice in his head, one small shift in attitude might change the Wizarding World forever - but for good, or ill?

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    48,590
    Chapters:
    8/8
    Comments:
    152
    Kudos:
    401
    Bookmarks:
    66
    Hits:
    5228

    11 Jul 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Ch. 8 done

  4. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    Purebloods learned magical contract law at their parents’ knees. (How else were they to keep from accidentally entering into a marriage contract?)

    Harry Potter was not taught these fundamentals.

    When Potter swears he didn’t put his name in the Goblet, Draco has to ask himself: was it more likely Potter outsmarted Dumbledore and got his name in the Goblet, then regretted it so much he’d denied the contract and moped for a month? Or more likely that Potter was an uninformed idiot and fate had made him her plaything for the fourth year in a row?

    Well, when Draco put it that way, there was only one answer.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    30,105
    Chapters:
    9/15
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    114
    Kudos:
    375
    Bookmarks:
    100
    Hits:
    5766

    09 Jul 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Ch. 5

  5. Public Bookmark 32

    Tags
    Summary

    Draco's first year in the past.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    54,463
    Chapters:
    17/17
    Comments:
    25
    Kudos:
    178
    Bookmarks:
    32
    Hits:
    3391

    09 Jul 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Ch. 8