A Summer Like None Other

Part 2 of 2 part seriesDraco_Malfoy_Evil_Smile

Summary: After a highly eventful school year, Severus, Harry, and Draco are looking forward to a summer of swimming lessons and enjoying their break. When they visit a local small-town opera, Draco falls in love with one of the singers, convincing himself that she can’t be Muggle and she has to be a witch; she just doesn’t know it. After he finally has undeniable proof that she is a Muggle, Draco has to learn how to accept the Muggle world to keep his love. During all this, Harry learns what a childhood is supposed to be, while feeling like he shouldn’t be relaxing. Just as the summer wanes, Voldemort has a nasty surprise for them all as a birthday present for Harry. The war begins, leaving the new family to figure out just how to proceed.

Status: Good

Opinion: After the highly action-packed first part to this series, this fanfiction seemed almost a little dull. That being said, it was still an easy, enjoyable read. Most of this seemed to be focused around Draco’s relationship and how it affected the family dynamics. It showed a great deal of character development on Draco’s part, as he had to change his entire worldview. At the same time, the insecurities were all the same, creating a cohesive arc with the first part. There was some alluding to Harry’s lack of sexual/romantic attraction that could have been explored further in this section. I wish that the strong end event had happened sooner so we had more of a conclusion; however, it was a nice way to end the story on a cliff-hanger.

Length: 224.478 words

Pairings: Draco Malfoy/OC

Warnings: Minor Character Death

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/836478/chapters/1593151

Note: The author does state that there will be a third part to the series entitled “A Family Like None Other,” however, there seems to be no indication that this will be posted anytime soon. The last post date on AO3 was on June 2013.

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