The Cicatrix Cycle

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Title: The Cicatrix Cycle
Author(s): Ivy Blossom
Date(s): 2000-2002???
Length: novel series
Genre:
Fandom: Harry Potter
External Links: archived version at GlassesReflect via the WayBack Machine
Ivy Blossom's stories at noire.sensus
Ivy Blossom's stories at Skyehawke

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The Cicatrix Cycle was a series of Harry/Draco slash novels by Ivy Blossom that were posted on the now-defunct Veela Inc. website. The series title reflects the major themes of the stories: physical and emotional scarring.[1] The stories revolve around Draco Malfoy's (fanonical) history as a victim of sexual abuse.

The series includes three finished novels--Origins, Haven, and Belong--an unfinished novel titled Quiescent, and miscellaneous outtakes (Breathe, an epilogue to Origins; Innocence, a Haven insert).

Origins

Origins, the prequel to Haven, is the most popular work in the series and appears in many lists of HP fandom "classics". Draco falls in love with Harry while they're at Hogwarts.

Ivy Blossom removed "Origins" from the web for some months with the intention to rework it as an original work, but reposted it to her website in May 2003.[2]

Haven

Haven is Ivy Blossom's first HP story and isn't as highly regarded as Origins or Belong. The summary reads, "Harry and Draco discover a new element of their relationship, and Harry learns that Draco might not be as keen to be a Death Eater as everyone had thought. Can Harry save Draco? Can Draco avoid betraying Harry?"[3]

Belong

Belong deals with the fallout from the events of Haven and explores how Draco's sexual abuse as a child has affected him. Meanwhile, someone tries to resurrect Voldemort.

It also features Draco becoming an excellent cook, a bit of fanon that shows up in some post-Hogwarts Draco-centric slash stories.[4]

Quiescent

abandoned Ginny/Pansy WIP

Related Fanworks

Ivy Blossom collected some artistic responses to the series on her website. Fanartist nefeleo created a Harry/Draco bookplate based on the series.

Libertine wrote two short pieces written from Neville's point of view: screamslikeagirl!Neville and wetunderpants!Neville.

References

  1. ^ The series title was coined by aunt beast and adopted in September 2002:
    aunt_beast gave Origins/Haven/Belong/whatever a name. The Cicatrix Cycle. Doesn't that sound presumptious [sic] and cool?

    Cicatrix: a healed over scar. Tell me that doesn't work.

    Yeah. Heh. It doesn't matter for most people, but for NEW readers, well, they'll think I was organized from the beginning and gave it a proper title.

    -- ivyblossom on LiveJournal, 24 September 2002 (Archived 03 October 2002)
  2. ^ ivyblossom at LiveJournal. "Origins and so forth", posted 27 May 2003. Archived 02 June 2003 by the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Haven, archived on Skyehawke
  4. ^ Theft of Assets, Destruction of Property by Helenish and Welcome to the Real World by IamtheLizardQueen. This editor could have sworn there were more than three of these stories, but can't think of any other.