[podfic] Father Knows Best
It was Lucius's duty as a father to take care of his son and to cultivate his mind, but like a persistent weed, Draco required regular pruning.
I want to say a few words about what inspired this podfic before you embark on listening to it. After the mess that was Exodus International came to a halt, like a train wreck you can't look away from, my emotions were all over the place. I can only imagine, like the stuff of nightmare, what it would be like to be "reconditioned" as a "cure" for homosexuality, by people who are not operating on science, but on ignorance and hatred; the very idea jars me.
At that point the idea of what it would be like to have something like this happen in a world where magic existed, and the Imperius curse and memory modification were possible bit my brain and wouldn't leave until I wrote about it. That's what this is. In this story, there is a sort of Justice that is found at the end, but the damage that reparative therapy wreaks upon an individual is not something that even magic can cure.
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