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The cricket being over, this is for Our Femme. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
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The cricket being over, this is for Our Femme.
Title: Lachrymose Lager
Author: GMW Wemyss
Pairing: H/D
Rating: BBFC 12-A
Length: 433
Summary: Draco is morose, even though malt does more than Milton can to justify God’s ways to man
Warnings: (if applicable) Cricket
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Title: Lachrymose Lager
Author: GMW Wemyss
Pairing: H/D
Rating: BBFC 12-A
Length: 433
Summary: Draco is morose, even though malt does more than Milton can to justify God’s ways to man
Warnings: (if applicable) Cricket
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Lachrymose Lager
 
Prompt: Crying into one’s beer
 
9:07 pm BST
to 9:26 pm BST
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‘Draco? What are you having – good Lord.’
 
Harry realised this wasn’t precisely Draco’s cherished local and wasn’t precisely Draco’s sort of pub at all: they met up here
only when Harry was working late; but his boyfr- – er, occasional sh- – oh, sod it, lover of three months looked miserable. Tearful. He put a tender, if discreet, arm ’round Draco and let the concern colour his tone.
 
‘Love? What’s wrong? You didn’t – actually, I hope you did, it’s a much better explanation – did you actually order Hannah’s new “Lachrymose Lager”?’
 
Eyes brimming and face drawn, not daring to speak past the sobs caught in his throat, Draco shook his head.
 
‘What is it, then? What may I do to help, love?’
 
Draco pointed to a crumpled copy of the broadsheet – the Muggle – newspaper on the table next to his pint.
 
It didn’t seem to cry any news that merited weeping into one’s mild. Harry scanned the indicated page swiftly. Ah: Eoin Morgan ruled out of India series; to undergo shoulder surgery….
 
‘Love? Are you worried for Morgan, then?’
 
Draco nodded, his shoulders hunched.
 
‘It’s only shoulder surgery, love. And England have enough depth to soldier on against India. He’ll be fit and rested by January next.’
 
Draco said nothing, but continued to weep – uncharacteristically.
 
‘Come, come. I know you didn’t hex the lad….’
 
That earnt Harry a glare: which was, he felt, progress.
 
‘And given your opinion of the Irish in general and gingers in particular, he’s not really one of your cricketing crushes, now, is he, love.’
 
The sneer this time: further progress.
 
‘Besides,’ said Harry with a grin, ‘I always thought you had your reasons for perving on Jimmy and Cooky just as I do on Broady.’
 
Draco’s voice was low and thick with tears, but it was music to the worried Harry. ‘Sod off, love.’
 
Harry repressed a grin. ‘So I can only conclude that this has put paid to your secret vice of posting cricket slash on the Muggle ’Net.’
 
Draco’s eyes were quite dry now, narrowed and burning.
 
‘Auror, love, or had you forgotten? Buck up, Draco. All this means is that you can write some hurt / comfort for a change.’
 
From the suddenly considering look in Draco’s eyes, Harry concluded that the idle tears were over. When Draco caught him by the wrist to drag them to an Apparating Point and thence homewards to his computer, he was sure of it.
 
That was all right. It meant Draco would be up rather late writing, admittedly; but the shags after those bursts of creativity were, if belated, excellent.



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sirona_gs From: sirona_gs Date: September 9th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dear Lord, Draco the Cricket RPS fanfic writer. I heartily approve! Oh, and Harry was adorable here. He does know how to draw Draco out of a sulk! <3
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 9th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you.

And you simply know that Broad S is Draco's personal vehicle for authorial self-insertion.
sirona_gs From: sirona_gs Date: September 9th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you.

Well, naturally! Although I must confess a hope that Broady's hair has grown out to a decent length again, bless! Ah, living vicariously a Muggle life so far beyond him! Must amuse Harry no end.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 9th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

It has.

And he does. And it does.
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: September 9th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

The Revenge of the FanFic Victims

Could you be brought up on charges if you posted pictures? You know, for us lowbrow baseball-playing Yanks...
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 9th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

And another American sees the light.



and

sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: September 9th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Careful what you ask for.

"...EXACTLY like Tom Felton."

Oh, my goodness, I thought it was just me!
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 10th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)

He does. He is.

And Swanny seems to have begun the now universal habit of calling him 'Malfoy', actually.
absynthedrinker From: absynthedrinker Date: September 9th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cricket/H/D Slash! Be still my heart! Only you G, could make me this happy over the internet!

Peace,
Bubba
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 9th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

We do sound kinky buggers, don't we.

And for cause.

Thank you, darling boy.
From: optasia Date: September 9th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Harry knows how to play Draco like a piano. That was so funny! I loved the cricket slash. LoL
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 10th, 2011 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)

He does, really.

Thankee.
shezan From: shezan Date: September 10th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
CRICKET SLASH!!!! AS GOOD AS WIMSEY OF BALLIOL!!!
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 10th, 2011 11:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh surely not THAT good.

Yet I thank you.
thisgirl_is From: thisgirl_is Date: September 10th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Hilarious!
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 11th, 2011 10:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanks, love.

I live to amuse.
germankitty From: germankitty Date: September 17th, 2011 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm with Harry

Mmmm, Alistair Cooke! *drools*
wemyss From: wemyss Date: September 17th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Agreed.

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