Oh. Oh.This just took my breath away--from the unspoken love Draco has for Snape that just permeates the whole narrative, to his trying to avoid the pain of Snape's death through fucking every Quidditch player he can--oh my God, I adore rentboy!Draco--to his falling in love with Viktor and realizing he's not a substitute for Snape but someone he can place his trust in, someone he can love again on his own terms....
I am so in love with this fic, wonderful, wonderful Mystery Author. I love your Draco. I love your Viktor. I love your Lucius and Narcissa. I love Oliver. I love that kiss, dear God, and the sex beneath the stands.
This: Draco's eyes snap open, and there, just in front of him, his fantasies seem to have taken physical form for a moment: hovering on his broom, face to face with Draco, a lean man with black, burning fire-eyes holds up the Snitch victoriously. He looks directly at Draco; such an intense, dark glare. Then Viktor Krum raises one eyebrow in a manner that reminds Draco of someone else. The thin lips contract in something that might be a sour smile, just before Viktor pulls his broom into a steep turn, leaving Draco to his loss and his desire, utterly stunned. I fell completely arse over tit at this. It's just perfect. It's so Viktor, and yet it explains so entirely what draws Draco to him, and how it intersects with his love for Snape. And I love that Draco goes on from there and sees Viktor as his own man--and one who can love Draco back so intensely. GAH. I just. I really can't put into adequate words how much I adore this whole fic. It's amazing, and beautiful, and just absolutely perfect.
And thank you, thank you for leaving out Viktor's accent--I completely agree with you and with the post you linked on why it's better to do so. Brilliant choice. :D
I am honestly going to treasure this story for a very, very, very long time. It's everything I could have hoped for in a gift, and you brought to life a pairing I've always secretly loved in a marvelous and magnificent way. Thank you so much. I cannot wait to find out who you are so I can hug you so damn hard for it. <3 <3 <3