Don't read if you are offended with rape and abuse. Contains events that will be quite offensive and possibly "disgusting". You have been warned.
Runner Up in the Dangerous Liaisons Awards and He Had It Coming Awards.
~The story is now Complete!~
Thanks for reading!
I love Harry Potter to death. So when my friend told me that I should read some of the fanfics on mugglenet, I was really sceptical. I didn't think it would feel right to read other people's inputs in the world Rowling had given me; I don't know why, but I guess I thought it'd feel like I was cheating on the books I loved so much. But I did it anyway. I found your story, and the introduction caught me instantly. The thought of such a thing happening between these two people was something that had never even entered my mind, and yet when the idea was presented to me by your novel, I found myself not being able to stop reading. I thought that your portrayal of the characters was highly inaccurate, and same to the relationships between them. Yet I did picture Hermione and Draco while reading (to a certain extent), and I guess later in the end, after reading the last chapter and letting myself give in to the reality that was the carnal desire and which I knew could fill your entire being if you let it do so, I thought that this story could do so well just by itself that it was quite a shame that you didn't make up your own characters and publish it. You're wonderful at describing things, both scenery and emotions, and I loved reading this. I hope you don't take it as an offense that I didn't think the characters you created were like the real characters; I guess no one really could create them and make them real for me other than Jo herself. However, I found it really easy to believe that the characters you created were real people, merely living in the situations of Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger. I don't know if you yourself thought that the characters were like the people in the books, and if you did I'm sorry if my opinion was a downer; it wasn't meant to be. The fact that you managed to make me relate to your characters and feel connected to them - which is really all I want when I'm reading; not until then can the title of "author" or "writer" be placed upon someone with dignity - is brilliant, and I hope you never cease to write.
Author's Response: Thanks a lot for your honest review. Sometimes, when I think back to this story that I wrote more than 2 years ago, I tell myself a few of things you\'ve told me. How these characters don\'t fit this plotline. I could\'ve made this story my own. The characters my own. The setting my own. But when I started it, I never in my dreams believed it would end up like this...I dreamed that the story would be so emotionally driven and grotesque in a way. If I did, trust me, it would never have been up here in these webpages but somewhere tucked inside a folder in my computer, waiting for a publisher. But alas, here it is. Thank you for reading and thank you for your kind words. I wont stop writing. I dont think I ever could. =)
Summary: In the years following Voldemort's victory in the second war, Muggle-borns must become slaves and servants to pure-bloods in order to survive. Over time, Hermione Granger has learned to suppress her pride and independence in households where she is considered lower than dirt. She thought she would be prepared for this new family, just like she was for all the previous ones. What she didn't know was that this new family was none other than Draco Malfoy's. Will she manage hold up when she finds herself struggling to withhold her sharp tongue, returning hatred, and...something else?
The last chapter of this story has been posted! Thanks for reading :)
Thank you to everyone who voted "The Sweetest Sin" as the Best Tearjerker in round 4 of the Dramione Awards!
Thanks to some of my amazing readers, The Sweetest Sin has been/is being translated into seven languages: French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Czech, Latvian, and Chinese. If you would like the links to any of the translations, please e-mail me or leave a review :)
This is, by far, the best fan fiction I have ever read. Annie, you are a genious, and I could go on forever about how wonderfully you write and how much I admire you for it, but on the risk of taking over the entire page I will restrain myself. I hated the hopelessness in the end, but it was fantastic all the same. So sad, but brilliant, because you yourself are brilliant. At writing. I hope you NEVER stop.
Summary: A fluffy one-shot about Harry and Draco's first Christmas together. Involves a not-so-broken nose, matching ties, and a cat named Harriet. Harry/Draco
I love you.