You know how every few weeks I will have a new obsession that I will spend way too much time on until I drop it in favor of a new obsession. Well, this winter, that honor has to go to the Draco/Pansy pairing or Dransy as their known of HP fandom. I’ve been interested in HP shipping for a good long while but I can tell that I’ve hit on my OTP for Draco. I used to ship him with equal favor with Ginny, Hermione, or Luna (well, probably with a bias towards Ginny because it is a ship sailed on Portkey and H/Hr is my OTP), but since discovering D/P, I can’t see him with anyone else. So without further ado, here is the very best of Dransy on the net.
Fics to Read (Italics are author’s own plot summaries)
Muggle Studies by slytherincess Fifth Year: Draco Malfoy loses a formal wizards’ duel to George and Ron Weasley and is forced to take Muggle Studies as a consequence. Unable to resist bearing witness to Draco’s shame, the Gryffindors and Malfoy’s fellow Slytherins also decide to come along for the ride. Told from the view of Pansy Parkinson. (Unfortunately WIP and unlikely to be finished)
Forgivable Expecatations by Jubilee Being a Slytherin is tough work these days. With the war brewing around her, Pansy has to deal with inner-house politics, an unexpected rival, and an undesired attraction to Dean Thomas. She also has to deal with the rather special relationship she has with Draco Malfoy. Pansy may discover that there’s more to life than waiting around for her best friend to notice her. Includes an artistic Snape and a French Draco. (The best at fleshing out Pansy’s character.)
Powerful Couple by Blackwell-Triplets This is the story of Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson. In this story, Draco is a prat, and Pansy is, well, submissive.
No One But Us by sondragonfly This is simply a collection of conversations between Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson over the years they spent at Hogwarts. They are not necessarily in chronological order except for the first conversation and the last.
Helpless by Turquoise Girl Everyone Pansy Parkinson as a big, whiny, and ugly brat, but what if she wasn’t? What if she were only pretending? In one awful night, she lost her family and hardly anyone understands what she is going through. Well, there is one person, but they hate each other too much to even try while another tries to get help her. How will Pansy get through the summer and her last year at Hogwarts when the Dark Lord is getting ready for one last strike… (Best Silver Trio (Pansy, Draco, Blaise) fic plus intriguing plot)
Sinners by ciararose 3 years have passed since Graduation, and the war continues. The line between good and evil has become blurred and wearied. In a battle that has changed each participant in a different way, can there be a beautiful side to evil? No matter how tainted or regretful, can love exist among the cruelest of Dark followers? Through love, grief, joy, fear, and death, this is not the story of the saint. This is the story of the sinners. (Draco and Pany as Deatheaters, also a sequel in the works)
In Love and War by Ruthless Toothless Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson are like two peas in a pod. Like Signs usually repel but when they collide, they collide hard. (The Slytherins engage in the battle of the sexes. Bonus: A quidditch playing Pansy who is absolutely ruthless as a beater.)
All I Need by Daring D Draco/Pansy post-war “The beginning of this story could go back as far as my first year at Hogwarts. I’ll spare you the long drawn out giggles and blushes though and jump in seventeen years later, because that would be the second beginning to the story.” I think I wade through all the crap on fanfiction.net just to find a story like this.
Smutty Fics (NC-17)
… time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse… by Jubilee When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they don’t understand one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
Research Interruptus by cmwinters Pansy is lonely and misses Draco. She goes off in search of him, and tries to persuade him to pay closer attention to her.
Don’t Let It Go to Your Head by malfadaweasley The summer between fifth and sixth years, a raucous fight, and a rather satisfactory resolution.
More Interesting than the Mysterious Stains on the Ceiling by starrysummer Harry sneaks into Draco’s compartment on the Hogwarts Express, but finds something that didn’t quite fit into a children’s story.
Responsible Prefects by Aspen What Pansy and Draco get up to with Polyjuice Potion and an empty compartment on the Hogwarts Express.
If Everyone Else is Doing It by Kphoebe Pansy may watch Draco fall, but she won’t fall with him. Pansy is the epitome of the cunning, manipulative Slytherin. Bit of Pansy/Ron, how Pansy survives the war.
L’Effet by artemis_sparks Pansy loves Draco madly, ferociously, platonically. (also on fictionalley.org)
A Treasure Found by Leprella A glimpse into the childhood of Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson, an idea about the beginning of their friendship. Something I really like about this ship is you can write them as the cutest children.
Love Scene by Elektra In the aftermath of Voldemort’s final defeat, Draco and Pansy have one last conversation. Very angsty and sad. But not corny either, totally them.
Or to Return from Following by Fourth Rose It’s the summer after HBP, and Draco is on the run. Warning: higher rating than the others in this one-shot category.
Noses by Diricrawl “I’m not going to marry you, Draco,” is not the kind of response Draco Malfoy is used to hearing, especially from Pansy Parkinson, and especially before having asked the question. A late night conversation in the Slytherin common room leads to some startling realisations and talk of plastic surgery. I think this is the classic Draco/Pansy.
Pansy without the Dransy
A Whole New World by r_becca (Pansy/Ron) The war is over and it’s a whole new world for Pansy Parkinson, one where her wealth and privilege have been stripped away. Still, a Slytherin can survive.
Right to the Depths by streetscribbles (Pansy/Harry) In life, winning isn’t everything – in the game, it is. Pansy loves games. Harry’s never played them. In 5 parts, a game that takes over their whole lives.