This was written for the Spring/Summer D/G Fic Exchange at Livejournal. It won “Most in Need of a Sequel.” It was written before Deathly Hallows was released, so it doesn’t exactly follow canon.
Here was the prompt: D/G have a relationship without losing any of the personality traits (and flaws) from the books that we know and love. However, they do learn something from the other that changes their prejudices. If written gracefully, I don't care if they're together or broken up at the end. I'd like it to feel emotionally realistic, not overly fluffy or angsty or humorous (etc).
Many thanks to the amazing 7veilsphaedra for beta reading, as well as her encouragement and support. :D You were a huge help, and I appreciate your insight. I borrowed the summary from a song from Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” J.K. Rowling owns everything else except the plot and a couple of the names.