I have resisted doing a crossover with A Song of Ice and Fire and its TV adaptation, Game of Thrones. There's a reason for that: I'm not wholly convinced that I could get correct all the little details George RR Martin gets into his writing, details that make it one of my favourite fantasy book series of all time. The only crossover I have done to date was a one-shot crossover with Black Lagoon, named Roanapur's Imp. However, one day, I decided to give it a shot. I decided to risk it by having a character from Game of Thrones (and you'll see why in a paragraph below I chose the TV series as opposed to the books) come to the crossover world: namely Daenerys Targaryen to the Potterverse.
The story had something of a troubled genesis, with my needing to nut out the hows and whys. But I was heartened by the initial response this story got in The Cauldron. So, after having written a number of chapters, I have decided to post the story.
It's worth pointing out that I did some quick research, and found that Dany was 16 by the time Game of Thrones started, as opposed to the 13 she was in the original book, so she's 15 here, with this story being set some time before she is sold by Viserys to Khal Drogo. For the purpose of this story, Hogwarts accepts students a year later than usual, so Harry is 15 as well at the start of the story. Dany may seem OOC during this story, but this is partly due to her having Harry as an 'imaginary' friend to speak to.
Some elements of the story will seem familiar. I know of at least two stories where Harry becomes a dragon for the Targaryens (like Golden Scales on Heaven's Wings by Lady of the North Star and Song of Endings by ThetaWolfe), though none to my knowledge where he changes back. This aspect of the story was partially inspired by a favourite challenge of mine by whitetigerwolf's, called Animagus Lover, though I based this story more on my own Misery Loves Company challenge.
Anyway, the usual disclaimers. Firstly, there will be a lot of annotations, as is the norm for my fics.
Secondly, spoilers abound for Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. This is your only warning.
Thirdly, this is an M-rated fic. Language, violence, and sexual references abound (this is Game of Thrones after all, even if at one remove). Again, you have been warned.
Finally, the following is a fan-based work. Harry Potter and Game of Thrones are the properties of their respective owners. Please support the official release. Otherwise, Dany will order one of her dragons to roast you alive…