Title: At the End of All Our Games
Summary: 1920's Muggle styles are all the rage post-war. The Malfoys throw a 1920's party to celebrate the restoration of Malfoy Manor and their liberation from all that nasty Dark Lord business. Who better to invite than the hero responsible, Harry Potter, and his new fiancée. In fact, Draco insists on it. ;-)
Notes: Thank you for this wonderful prompt, dear prompter! I loved the idea of a 1920's party at Malfoy Manor and had so much fun doing this with an art nouveau style. The 1920's art nouveau dresses were inspired by the work of George Barbier. Ginny's dress and pose were inspired by this art, also by Barbier. The dance poses were inspired by Vernon and Irene Castle. The title of this piece was inspired by "Past the Point of No Return" from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, specifically the following lyrics:
"Past the point of no return, no backward glances
Our games of make-believe are at an end
Past all thought of 'If' or 'When', no use resisting
Abandon thought and let the dream descend
What raging fire shall flood the soul?
What rich desire unlocks its door?
What sweet seduction lies before us?"
Prompt: #10 submitted by savagesnakes
Time-period or theme: 1920's/art nouveau
Place: London or Malfoy Manor
Emotion: anxiety, fear, excitement, love, desperation
Object: rings, feathers, champagne, diamonds, flowers
Action: Draco hosts a party at Malfoy Manor that Harry attends, or they both attend a party somewhere in London. They are trying to keep their distance, but love makes it seem impossible; they steal brief moments together, trying not to allow everyone else see.
Mood: secrecy, forbidden-ness, partying 20's style, gaiety, drunken-ness
Maximum rating: ANYTHING.
Squicks: scat, mpreg
Disclaimer: This artwork is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros. Inc. No money is being made, no copyright or trademark infringement, or offence is intended. All characters depicted in sexual situations are above the age of consent.
At the End of All Our Games
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