I have to confess that I actually knew that empathic_siren wrote my gift fic (Elegy for Vincent Crabbe: Dance Suite in Five Movements for Viola and Marimba (Harry/Draco; NC-17) | recced here -- THANK YOU! ♥) because I. um. Googled the disclaimer and found that only three LJ people use that particular wording, only two of them were in the fest, and only one of them commented on the fic. >.> Ahem.
Below is a link to the story I wrote for anjenue. Which, you know, if the good old "Draco tries so hard to be evil but fails spectacularly at it" wasn't a dead giveaway, the Russians totally should have been. >.> Amazingly enough, it did not occur to me until after I saw painless_j's rec (♥!! thank you!) that there really weren't that many participants in Smutmas with intimate and first-hand knowledge of Russian customs. I should have messed some things up on purpose. Rats.
Title: Love Like a Razorblade
Warning: Slight mindfuck, some violence.
Disclaimer: JKR owns. I only play. You do not sue.
Length: 24 000 words
Summary: Like everything powerful, love is a weapon.
Dedication: For anjenue as part of merry_smutmas 2007. Originally posted here.
Beta: Thanks to allysonsedai, delaria, lauriegilbert, and most especially to scrtkpr and therealw, who went far above the call of beta duty and helped me see the story through a major rewrite when I realised its original execution was complete crap. Not to say this execution necessarily isn't, but people seemed to like it. ;)
Note: The story title is also the title of a song by Junkie XL, which I totally didn't realise until it came up on shuffle and caused me to facepalm.
Concrit: Always welcome and appreciated.
( Love Like a Razorblade )