A BALANCING ACT: Bearded Lady
Summary: [This story is the sequel to A Balancing Act, and should not be read as a stand-alone!] Harry has a choice to make before his 17th birthday -- does he want to be male or female? Not as easy as it sounds for someone who’s appeared to be a boy but actually has had the bits of a girl his whole life. Meanwhile, Draco’s choices with Voldemort will decide his fate, as well as the fate of his father. (words: 21k)
Super thanks to: capitu! You were so, so helpful with the pointing out of things that didn't quite work in this story, as well as the things that did; while also being wise with my questions and patient and enthusiastic. You're a dream, thank you. Also, thank you to lamerezouille for the prompt and kind French advice!
In fifth year, Draco’s father was imprisoned and his mother was murdered by Death Eaters. He retreats to neutrality to protect himself, and one lonely night he stumbles upon Harry Potter. Naked. And masturbating. That’s not the strange part. The strange part is Harry has a vagina. Draco blackmails Harry into doing ludicrous, embarrassing things, but it doesn’t take long for Draco to admit what he really wants–Harry himself. They start a sexual relationship, and eventually find out the reason Harry has a vagina is that Dumbledore spelled him that way as a baby in an attempt to hide the “male prophecy baby” from Voldemort. Obviously, the plan went awry, and now Harry has until his 17th birthday to decide if he wants to become a boy or a girl. Draco, meanwhile, defies his recently escaped-from-Azkaban father out of fear, remains in the care of Dumbledore, and, by extension, with Harry Potter, who may just be starting to adore.