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25 October 2008 @ 11:19 pm
Fic: "The Manhattan Skyline" (H/D)  

Title: The Manhattan Skyline
Author/Artist: yumekutteikt
Word Count: 1167
Rating: R
Warning: Flangst-- kissing, hotelwindow!sex, use of Muggle stuff
Challenge: slythindor100's past challenge #93: "bright lights - big city"
Disclaimer: JKR owns them, so the following is merely my fantasy as always
A/N: The base image of the three-dimensional NYC is shamelessly taken from incredible Google Earth
Beta: Fantastic ebethfic -- I couldn't even finish this without her help!
Summary: Just when Draco gets sentimental in New York City, Harry slips in with a surprise gift

The Manhattan Skyline

When Draco arrived at his penthouse suite in New York City, the darkness of night had already fallen upon the ground and he could see the Manhattan skyscrapers gleaming through the expansive windows.  It was his fifth time to celebrate his anniversary with this grand view of night Manhattan from this towering four-star hotel, and also his first time to spend the night alone on the occasion.

Harry had been promoted to the leader of his task force three months ago, and his Auror squad had finally seized a smuggled cargo of illegal magic substances yesterday.  Yet, a gang of smugglers was still on the loose, and Harry had to concentrate on his duty as chief Auror of the squad.

Indeed, Draco had made no argument over it.  He'd known well that this situation would be coming at any time since the day Harry had passed the Auror training.  Draco understood, and was proud of, how seriously Harry was devoted to the job as much as he was to his own job as a Healer.

Still, this luxurious suite seemed too spacious all the sudden.

Draco breathed a small sigh and crossed the living room to the immense floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the Manhattan skyline.  Although he'd never expressed it openly because of his inveterate attachment to the city of London, he loved watching the night scenery of New York City-- all those bright lights outlined by soaring buildings against the backdrop of velvety black sky.  In fact, for the first time he had stayed at this penthouse with Harry in their honeymoon tour, they'd been so captivated by the view that they had made love right here by this window.

"Ah, ah..."  Draco had pressed his hot cheek against the cool window glass, his hitching breath fogging the polished surface as his body had been relentlessly tormented by the mounding pleasure of being impaled from behind.

"Draco," Harry had growled, and Draco could feel the genuine lust and adoration in his hoarse voice.  Between the hungry thrusts, one of Harry's strong hands had reached forward to cup Draco's chin and turned the blond's face straight toward the window.  "Look, the whole city is watching us."

A thrill had crept over Draco's body as his eyes had caught a myriad of city lights shimmering like scattered jewels in the darkest ocean overlapped by his own reflection in the glass, completely naked and utterly exposing his uninhibited indulgence in his newly-wed husband.

"Aah!"  Draco had cried out as Harry's other hand had given him a final squeeze, his body quivering and spattering his release onto the window.  His mind had been wholly blown out by orgasmic sensation but his heart had swelled with joy of Harry's climaxing inside moments later, filling him, marking him and sharing with him the delight of the memorable night.

"I love you forever."  Harry had then embraced the slender body from behind, his adoring smile reflected in the window.  "And ever, I promise."

Draco had smiled back to the reflection blissfully.  "I promise you, too," he murmured before turning his head around for a passionate kiss.

So it has been five years already, Draco thought.  The hotshot rookie Auror had made himself into head of his squad during the course and had admittedly come to share less time with his husband.  Every single turn in Harry's career had demanded him to become more of a responsible adult, nowhere near a reckless Gryffindor boy whom Draco could still picture in his mind. 

Draco never had, or ever would, doubt Harry's love of him any more than his own of Harry.  But now, looking down at the city lights all alone, Draco swallowed the realization that the feverishness which Harry had once lavished upon him-- only on him-- back then must have gone already, even for a good cause.

Draco's musing was interrupted by a ringtone of his cell phone which Harry had persuaded him to carry along ever since they'd got their respective jobs.  He quickly recovered himself and picked up the phone.  "Hello?"

"Hi Draco, is everything all right?"  It was Harry's voice.

"Harry!"  Draco uttered a little laugh.  "That's what I'd say!  Is everything all right at your side?"

"I'm surviving," replied Harry, clearing his throat.  "Uhm, I'm sorry for not being there..."

"Oh, never mind," Draco said in a smirking tone.  "You just do your job, then come back home safe and sound, okay?"

"Okay," Harry took a breath.  "So, you've got to the hotel room alright?"

Draco chuckled and glanced out the window. "Yup, now I'm looking down the gorgeous centre of the world, you know.  Everything is perfect and lovely, I just--"

wish you were here.

"-- can't wait to go shopping tomorrow," Draco continued in his most merry voice.  "I'll be off to Fifth Avenue so in case you want me to buy something--"

"Draco," Harry cut in.  "Remember the first time we saw the Manhattan skyline there at night?"

Draco's heart missed a beat for once.  "Yes," he breathed out, "I remember."

"Can you go up to that window side of the living room?"

"I...I'm right there, actually."

"Good," said Harry, "just stay there for a moment, okay?"  Then he hung up.

Draco frowned at the phone and took a look at the window once again.  Outside the massive window, city lights were twinkling ever so serenely.

Then, all the lights of the nearest skyscraper facing the window abruptly went off as if in a sectional blackout.  Moments later when the lights gradually came back to its dark monolithic surface, Draco mechanically put one hand to his open mouth, barely covering the sharp gasping sound.

"You like it?"

The voice came from behind him after a soft pop!. and Draco swirled himself around.  This time, he couldn't stifle a cry. "Harry!"

Harry showed a mischievous grin and came to Draco's side.  He looked anything but a guest of this immaculate first-class suite-- his black leather jacket was soiled with dirt all over and his disheveled hair was dusted with grime.

"I finally got my nasty task done," Harry shrugged with great relief in his voice.  "Then Shacklebolt said he'd take care of the rest and gave me a Portkey to JFK, so I came right from the scene."

"Oh, Harry...!"  Draco stepped closer and reached out his elegant hands.

"Uh-uh, maybe not."  Harry laughed, raising his palms up and taking a step back.  "Right now, I'm a total mess."

Draco curled his lips amusedly and closed the distance with firm strides, his eyes full and straight into Harry's.  "You're the most beautiful thing I've ever seen."

As Draco's arms twined around the muscular neck and tugged their bodies closer, Harry hugged him back, leading into a tight embrace.  Before closing his eyes for a lingering kiss, Draco saw Harry's smile illuminated by the city lights-- the devoted smile Draco adored so much, which had not changed a bit from five years ago.

 -- FIN --

Additional note: For me, there're several 'first' elements involved this story-- this is my first +1000 word fic, my first beta-read text(very embarrassing fact, I know, I know- many thanks to ebethfic, who was so patient and helpful!), and my first writing of some explicit sex(in English, to be precise).
I still feel myself as an inexperienced writer in English fanfiction, but I say that this story captures everything I've learned from all those drabble-writing for last four months in LJ, and so that this is the best I can present at this point of time.
Indeed, I'll continue to strive to be a better writer, but for now, I appreciate your feedback very much-- any comment, suggestion or criticism is very welcome!:-)

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
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YumeKutteIkt(YuKI): thanksyumekutteikt on October 28th, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)
Thank you, I really couldn't have this done without your help and support! My deepest gratitude for you!:-)
reicheruchanreicheruchan on October 25th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
aw~~~~ that's so sweet!!!!!
YumeKutteIkt(YuKI): season's greetingsyumekutteikt on October 28th, 2008 08:27 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading this long one(for me, at least^^;)!
(Anonymous) on October 26th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
Hi,I completed the translation work,Here is the URL

Thanks for the permission~~
YumeKutteIkt(YuKI): h/dyumekutteikt on October 29th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Hi, I have just updated my journal and provided the link to your translated work, so please check my latest entry!

Thank you so much for taking time and translating my story, I'm so excited!:-D