28 May 2008 @ 03:52 pm
The Hogwarts Reunion Is When Everything Changes (1/6)  
Title: The Hogwarts Reunion Is When Everything Changes (And Torchwood Is Ready)
Author: Lilith ([info]lilithilien)
Fandom: Harry Potter/Torchwood
Pairings: Harry/Draco, Jack/Ianto, Jack/Draco
Summary: They say you can't go home again. But what happens when you try?
Rated: NC-17
Length: 21,400 words
Disclaimer: All rights to these characters belong to J.K. Rowling and Russell T. Davies and their people. They have people, I don't, which should prove that I don't own anything.
Notes: This started out as an exercise in writing smut, but turned into something a little more. Call it plot-heavy PWP. ;) I know that class reunions aren't done in the U.K, but please suspend your disbelief—this is a story of wizards and alien-hunters, after all. As for the timeline, ten years after Hogwarts sets the HP side of the story in 2008, while the TW side comes in the first series (after "Countrycide" but before Jack and Ianto's second series' relationship). Finally, many thanks to [info]dysonrules, whose TW/HP crossover put this idea in my head, and to [info]sarcastic_jo, my beloved beta and Jack-picker, who wouldn't let it leave until I wrote it down. Runner-up, Best Crossover, Doctor Who/Torchwood Slash Awards 2008!


The Hogwarts Reunion Is When Everything Changes (And Torchwood Is Ready): The Invitation


The envelope waited for him at the Information Centre. Tucked between glossy brochures for Llangollen Canal boat tours and a stack of National Express day return tickets it sat, creamy parchment adorned with old-fashioned calligraphy:

Mr Ianto Jones, Tourist Information Centre, Cardiff


The pads of his fingers tingled before he even touched it, whorls craving that hint of residual magic that hummed between the fibres. His thumb, slipping under the cut to crack the seal, released just the faintest whiff of wax. If scents could be portkeys he'd have sworn this was one, transporting him back to chilly mornings in the Great Hall, to half-awake eyes after too-late study sessions, to hands raised towards airborne talons laden with mail. Missives from home, those cherished moments simultaneously magnified and soothed his homesickness, bringing a momentary hush to the Ravenclaw table.

He shook his head to empty it. Sense memories were powerful things even without magic, and he couldn't afford to get lost in them. Instead he focused on the words before him:

HOGWARTS SCHOOL of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY

You are hereby invited
To spend the weekend of 20th June
With your friends, classmates, and professors
For a celebration of ten years of peace and prosperity.

Spouses and family are most welcome.

Yours sincerely,

Minerva McGonagall
Headmistress


Ianto nudged a knuckle into a stinging eye, stunned by a profound sense of approbation. In these words was confirmed his survival, his own and his classmates. Indeed, they spoke to the constancy of a life that he might have forsworn but that would continue on, long after he and everyone he ever knew was dead.

Everyone but Jack, who of course chose that very moment to come blustering through the door like a storm off Cardiff Bay.

"Ianto Jones, you are truly a sight for sore eyes. I've been staring at Tosh's rift schematics since dawn and I'm about to go blind. And not in the enjoyable way, either. I thought maybe you could whip up some of your coffee magic and join me in my office ... and what is that you're hiding behind your back?"

His words startled Ianto, who wasn't even aware that he'd shifted the invitation out of view. It was simply an unconscious reflex born from years of avoiding scrutiny at Pistyll Rhaeadr. His home behind the waterfall was charmed against Muggle eyes, but still his family had always been on guard.

A silent banishing spell did away with the evidence now, and he raised empty hands to Jack's inquisitive gaze. "I'm afraid I don't know what you mean, sir."

Jack stared, blinked, and then shook his head. "I really must be going blind." Ianto's face remained impassive, despite noticing how sexy his boss looked with his eyes sparkling in confusion. "So how about that coffee magic?"

"Coming right up."

A few minutes later, while tamping down the grounds, Ianto remembered Jack's choice of words. Coffee magic. If Jack only knew.

*****


The envelope arrived with his weekly trans-Atlantic owl. Tucked between Mother's letter fragrant with lilac perfume and the Sunday edition of the Daily Prophet it sat, creamy parchment adorned with old-fashioned calligraphy:

Mr Draco Malfoy, Westmount Square, Mount Royal, Québec


Another request for donations, no doubt. That old castle was a money pit, so full of draughts and crumbling foundations that it really should be razed, rebuilt with modern conveniences like double-glazed windows. Draco wasn't bothered if they were a Muggle invention. If they could keep out the fierce winds that blew in off the St. Lawrence, they could do wonders for those frigid classrooms.

Draco slipped the blade of his dragonbone letter opener under the cut, cracking the seal without ceremony and reading the words contained within:

HOGWARTS SCHOOL of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY

You are hereby invited
To spend the weekend of 20th June
With your friends, classmates, and professors
For a celebration of ten years of peace and prosperity.

Spouses and family are most welcome.

Yours sincerely,

Minerva McGonagall
Headmistress


Draco's first instinct was to set the invitation aflame. Since his self-imposed exile from Britain he'd kept in touch with everyone he cared to. He played host to Pansy's seasonal shopping frenzies, often with Millicent in tow. Greg stopped by nearly as often as his parents. He'd even escorted Blaise to Lake Louise when his old friend insisted on the full wilderness experience (300 thread-count sheets were as close to wilderness as Draco was willing to go, thank you very much). No, there really was nobody else that he cared to see.

The rustle of sheets drew his attention back his bed, and to the man stirring there. Jules? Julien? Something like that, Draco couldn't be bothered to remember. In any case, he was now waking up enough to stretch sculpted arms, showing off the dark curls that fell over his shoulders. "Bonjour, sexy," he drawled sleepily. "Ça va?"

"Pas mal." Draco debated returning to bed. He should stop in to the office at some point; his partnership in the investment firm would be finalised tomorrow and there were several figures he should double-check. But that wouldn't take the whole day, and his mind would be sharper if he wasn't stressed. A tumble with a doe-eyed Frenchman, all lean chest and wiry arms and perfectly globed bottom, might be just the thing.

But as he tossed the mail to his writing table, the newspaper fell open. Vanquished Voldemort But Luckless in Love the headline read, and that alone would have caught his eye; the Dark Lord's name still made his flesh crawl. But more arresting were the two pictures underneath. Potter and Finch-fucking-Fletchley, placed side by side just like the Prophet had caught them for months. Draco had cringed every time he'd seen their images before, but now Finch-Fletchley was draped over Marietta Edgecombe. Apparently they'd been carrying on an illicit affair right under the Chosen One's nose. Potter looked absolutely wrecked. As well he should. Dumped by a Hufflepuff!

Suddenly this reunion looked much more attractive.

Draco picked up his guest's clothes and tossed them onto the sheets. "You," he said, not even attempting to remember the name, "shove off. I've things to do." Transferring the Richard files to Maurice, Butchart to Jennie, René could take the Leveque case until he got back... The entire list congealed in his head before he noticed that Jules/Julien hadn't moved from the bed. Draco pointed his wand threateningly. "Did you not hear me? Vite, vite!"

He had much to do before returning to Hogwarts.

*****


The envelope waited, unopened, on the coffee table. Tucked under an empty pizza box on the coffee table it sat, clouded coffee rings seeping into the creamy parchment and blurring the old-fashioned calligraphy:

Mr Harry Potter, No. 12, Grimmauld Place, London


"Aren't you going to open it?" Hermione asked, flicking her wand to dispose of the mess.

Harry started to tell her that Kreacher could take care of it, but saved himself from the lecture an instant before the words came out. He shrugged instead. "Don't really need to, do I? It'll be the same as what you and Ron got."

She sighed. "You're not still upset about the Prophet, are you?"

"They're just so wrong! Justin and I broke up two months ago!"

"It's only gossip, Harry. You know that."

"I know, but I'm sick of it. They never quit."

"And they never will. That doesn't mean you have to pay them any attention." Hermione held out the envelope, and after a second he took it. It felt heavy in his hand, just like that first letter from Hogwarts nearly twenty years before. "Come to the reunion, Harry," Hermione said, which was fine until she added, "Show them you don't care who Justin's seeing."

"I don't care!" He frowned at her raised eyebrow, knowing she didn't believe him. "I don't! You know Justin and I had almost nothing in common." Pretty amazing sex, admittedly, but at twenty-eight he'd finally discovered that wasn't enough. He may have given up his dream of a nuclear family when he came out of the broom closet, but he hadn't given up hoping he'd find someone to share his life.

"Then you need to go to the reunion and dance your heart out. You haven't been out dancing in weeks, have you?"

Harry smiled wryly. "A Hogwarts ball is a bit different than a gay club, you know."

"I know, but it'll still be fun, won't it? Dance with everybody under the sun. Dance with Malfoy, if he's there!"

Harry's breath caught. "You don't think Malfoy will show, do you?"

"He could do," said Hermione, her mouth quirked as if she was stifling a smile. "He's donated a lot of money to Hogwarts over the years. I wouldn't be at all surprised if he wanted to see it's been spent well."

Harry could see him already. His old rival would descend on Hogwarts with the same haughtiness he'd always had, his imperious glare daring anyone to mention his family's part in the war. As if throwing money at the building could make up for all the damage. Harry wondered if his insults had gotten any better. He would probably trot out that tired old repertoire, about Harry's family, his hair, his clothes…

"You know, maybe you're right. I'll go to the reunion. Maybe I should get some new robes though..."

Hermione's curious smile spread even as she shook her head. "All the fashionable wizards wear suits these days. When you spend enough, seems the magic-Muggle distinction disappears." She held out her arm. "C'mon, I'll take you to Udeshi and then you can buy me lunch."

*****
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On to Part Two
 
 
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쉘리 I whip my hair like Bang Bang: hp - h/d tie[info]sdk on May 28th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
OMG yay new fic! Curses for waiting for the next part though! hmph! (actually probably good for me since I don't have much time, so hopefully I can keep up while you post.)

I'm definitely intrigued. I giggled quite about both Draco and Harry deciding to go to the reunion at the hint of a promise that the other would be there. And Harry getting a new outfit too. Hee!

I'm interested about how Ianto's going to fit into all of this too. My first Torchwood fic. ;)

Yay, can't wait for the 30th. :D
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
[info]noneinnyet.livejournal.com on May 28th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
I like that you've got them in suits. I like casual!Ianto (ala Countrycide) but I don't know if I could quite picture him in robes.
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Ok, See. Now you've got me hooked. I'm still wary of crossovers in general, but somehow this works...

I always knew Harry wasn't straight!

It seems whenever I try to place the Torchwood characters in Hogwarts houses, Ravenclaw pops up a bit.

Except I can see Owen in Slytherin...
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
Loving this already, looking forward to the next bit.
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
[info]altorogue on May 28th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I like this! Is Ianto going to take Jack to his reunion? :D
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
From thrnbrooke
Don't know about Torchwood but I can't wait for part 2!!!
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Re: From thrnbrooke - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
[info]surrealiste on May 28th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
So I was scrolling through my flist just now, and I haven't been reading Harry/Draco too much these days, so I saw it on the pairing list for this fic and was intending to keep scrolling, but then my brain saw "Jack/Draco" and sort of went "bzuh?" Then I saw "Torchwood/HP crossover" and ... yeah, I'm so there.

I haven't even read this yet, but believe me, I'm so looking forward to it. :D
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
I'm intrigued! I wonder if Jack knows about the wizarding world? Looking forward to the next chapter!

-craevn
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
YES. I am highly excited for the rest of this. Wizard!Ianto is causing suspiciously squee-like noises of happiness. And Jack/Draco!?! Again with the YES. :D

(thirstyrobot@lj)
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
First I've read of this kind of cross-over and it's really very good! I'm so curious now. Can't wait for the next part!
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
goddessriss: Jailbait!Draco[info]goddessriss on May 28th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, just SQUEE!!!!!
All my boys in one place. I can't believe my luck! Beautiful Ianto (with his gorgeous arse), delicious Draco, Jack, Jack, Jack and Harry. But enough of the drooling. Story. Must concentrate on story. Stop the fantasising.

It was great. Why is it not tomorrow yet? I need to read the next part! It's intriguing, the thought of Ianto being a wizard is interesting, Harry and Draco still obsessed with each other and Jack being, well, Jack. I can't wait. Off to bed now; I may post more coherently next time, but you always post the good stuff when it's my bed time, so no guarantees...

*Love and hugs*
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [info]goddessriss on May 29th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm....... The 30th is two days from now, right? I'll be watching!
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
seleneheart: after all[info]seleneheart on May 28th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
Now I'm exceedingly curious about how Ianto and Jack tie in with everything.
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
rhianona: Harry & Hermione[info]rhianona on May 28th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Fantabulous! I love this crossover and reading this and the one you linked to is giving me the incentive to actually finish the one I'm working on. :) Only started it what... in Dec.

Anywho, I love how you set this up. very nicely done - Draco is as arrogant as ever and poor Harry! Love that Hermione is with him. Looking forward to part 2.
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 28th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [info]rhianona on May 28th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
Well, color me intrigued - this was very interesting. Anxious to see Jack's reaction to Hogwarts AND Ianto's having gone there! Thrace_adams at livejournal :)
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 29th, 2008 10:31 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 29th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
yay
i just had dental surgery and you made my teeth feel better *grins* can't wait for may 30
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{Johnny Angel}: ollian sweetness[info]omarandjohnny on May 29th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
when he came out of the broom closet

Loves it.

Brilliant opener, darling, I'm looking forward to the 30th!
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 29th, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 29th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
Ah! Someones finally done a Harry Potter/Torchwood xover fic :-D and its a good one :-) I can so see Ianto at Hogwarts, although he might have done well in Slytherin, if you know what I mean ;-) lol can't wait to see how this developes :-)

btw loved this line: 'I've been staring at Tosh's rift schematics since dawn and I'm about to go blind. And not in the enjoyable way, either.' Haha lmao :-)

thanks for this xxxx
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 29th, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
abigail89: Doctor Who Expelliarmus![info]abigail89 on May 29th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)
Nice! I'm looking forward to this.
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 29th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
[info]cocoajava on May 29th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
What fun! This was a surprise to find on my friends list today. I like it so far! (and my beleaguered schedule blesses you for nicely sized parts that I can read when I see them and not put off for later)

So far, the story has as crisp, urban tone that I really find delightful played against these familiar characters. Will be anticipating Part 2!
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 29th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
AlternateYou: No Place like 127.0.0.1[info]alternateyou on May 29th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
ooh love it so far!
I had a strange feeling that Ianto was Harry at first. :S
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 30th, 2008 10:00 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 29th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
This is going to be good. I can't wait for tomorrow and the next chapter. I love Torchwood fics and Harry/Draco fics and this promises to be quite exciting!
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on May 30th, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on June 1st, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
I know that class reunions aren't done in the U.K

Actually, private schools like Hogwarts, and some of the longer-established state schools, tend to have Old Boys' and Old Girls' Associations that do tend to arrange reunion get-togethers. My old school, a girls' state school, has annual meetings and meals out. And universities have alumnus associations that do that kind of thing. So yes, you're OK here!
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on June 1st, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on June 7th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
Oh my--!

2 of 4 of my current loves!

And making Ianto a wizard...? Nice! I mean, weren't there mentions of some 'unidentified Gryffindor boy'... or something? I know there were two girls... but I could have sworn there had been an unnamed boy, too...

Ah, well.

The set up was nice, too -- all three main boys getting their letters. And your Ianto-Jack banter was perfect. I like that you've chosen to make Ianto a bit more reserved, considering the dateline you have this set.

And I'm glad I waited to read this -- Now I can read it all AT ONCE!!!

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(no subject) - [info]gabe_speaks on June 7th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on June 8th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [info]gabe_speaks on June 11th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on June 11th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [info]gabe_speaks on June 11th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on June 11th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [info]gabe_speaks on June 11th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on June 10th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
*burbles*

*moves wordlessly onto part two in shock*

(silverotter from LJ)
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(no subject) - [info]lilithilien on June 10th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)