Title: Amicus Curiae
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Crime Drama, Family, Hurt/Comfort, Pre-Relationship
Relationship(s): Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Content Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Violence – Domestic and/or Against Children
Author Notes: Amicus Curiae: Modern Latin for “friend of the court,” specifically, a person who offers information to a court regarding the case before it because the person has knowledge/experience with the issue that the Court doesn’t have.
Word Count: 50,700
Summary: Purebloods learned magical contract law at their parents’ knees. (How else were they to keep from accidentally entering into a marriage contract?) It turns out, Harry Potter was not taught these fundamentals. When Potter swears he didn’t put his name in the Goblet, Draco has to ask himself: was it likely Potter outsmarted Dumbledore and got his name in the Goblet, then regretted it so much he’d denied the contract and moped for a month? Or was it more likely that Potter was an uninformed idiot and fate had made him her plaything for the fourth year in a row? Well, when Draco put it that way, there was only one answer.