This story isn’t mine. It is part of mrspencil (author I’m sure many of us know and love) response to Hades Lord of the Dead December Challenge of Awesomeness on fanfiction.net.
I’m participating too, but never mind that.
This chapter requires art. It mentions art, after all. If you are inspired by it, please use the ask box I’ve set up to give me the link. I would draw myself, but I can’t draw to save my life, so please. Pretty please. With cherry on top. I even offer an oneshot to pay for it.
That weird moment when, after obsessing over Sherlock (the BBC version), you start seeing patterns that might or might not be there.
Each episode, from a sentimental (yes, Sherlock, I see you sneering there, duly noted) point of view (or maybe mad fangirl point of view) mirrors its corrisponding one in the other season.
In order, we have:
1 - The assumption
2 - The denial
3 - The pretending (and evidence)
1. The assumption. Or “You Two Are A Couple, Aren’t You?”
Season 1…Pretty much everyone. Mrs. Hudson, Angelo (who won’t be deterred by silly I’m-not-his-date-s), Mycroft (I maintain he’s very disappointed that happy announcement is so late in coming)…I might have forgotten someone.
Season 2…Irene. She’s sharp in detecting the competitors for Sherlock. And whatever John pleads about sexual orentation isn’t about to sway her. This doesn’t mean she’d desist. It wouldn’t be the first couple she ruined, I bet.
2. The denial. Or “What couple. We. Aren’t.Even. Friends”
Season 1…That supremely awkward and utterly heartbreaking moment where John (it’s John first, then Sherlock from here on) inadvertently denies it, making a supreme ass of himself (SH:’Friend’. JW:’Colleague’. Fangirls screaming: JOHN!).
Season 2…Sherlock bloody Holmes ’ I have no friends’ line. Though he’s better than John in that he tries to amend later (by-ends not considered because we’re merciful, and too busy going Aaaaaawww at the time). And being drugged is a better excuse than being uncomfortable because of a banker (what’s so great about him?).
3. The pretending (and evidence). Or “You.Are.What?!” plus Audience’s “Not in love. Yeah right”. Moriarty’s plot for short (sometimes I’ll write that Matchmaker!Moriarty fic).
Season 1…With John unwillingly playing Criminal Mastermind (if for a short time, because come on, Jim deserves his applauses) and aiming for Heroic Sacrifice. Which he would do for anyone. Maybe. Not because he’s in love with Sherlock. Sexual jokes afterwards don’t exactly help him make his heterosexual point, honestly.
And Sherlock not taking the chance to run, save himself and get back at Jim later and skirting the Let’s Die Together (insert the Aria from Norma) instead doesn’t mean he’s so in love life without John is simply unconceivable. Yeah right
Season 2… Sorry to pick at open wounds. But the Fall. Sherlock pretending to be a fake (going along with Jim’s plot) and staging Heroic Sacrifice. Tell me it isn’t a I’m-willing-to-do-anything-to-keep-John-safe. Tell me there wasn’t a percentual of risk of dying anyway, but he still did it. Tell me he isn’t so in love with John it hurts. I won’t believe you. Not even if you’re Sherlock Holmes himself (Fangirls: We might believe in you, but we know better than believe you, dearie).
And the things John didn’t say to him but is sure as hell not saying to anyone else isn’t I love you. Yeah right. At least the Fall seem to have shocked John out of the Nile. And Sherlock can’t exactly deny his feelings either after that. Not believably. Matchmaker!Jim Moriarty wins.
Title: His room Author: I’m Nova/NovaNara (depending on the site) Summary: Sherlock might just leave his transport behind – without dying. Rating: M Pairing: Johnlock if you have goggles on. I always do. Genre: Angst, hurt/little comfort Length: 5000-10000 words Warnings: Early-onset dementia, early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease, brain parasites, Sanfilippo syndrome, mentions of brain tumor /Creutzfeldt-Jakob (mad cow) disease/ neuroacanthocytosis/ fatal familial insomnia, suicidal thoughts, and I hope it’s all. Author notes: Crossover with Torchwood (timeline particularly wibbly wobbly) but Sherlock-centric, hints of Catlock, last chapter will be posted later today Links: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9792616/1/His-room , http://archiveofourown.org/works/1017717/chapters/2023396
Author: NovaNara/I’m Nova (depending on which site you know me)
Summary: Mrs. Hudson and Lestrade help with a doubtful case
Minor Characters Used: Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade Pairing: fake Martha Hudson/Greg Lestrade Genre: Casefic Length: 1677 words Warnings: unprofessional shrink…might that trigger anything at all? Author notes: Unbetaed and unbritpicked. And ads for Woody Allen and Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody series. So shoot me.
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Title: Rewriting time (or not) Author: NovaNara Summary: The Doctor invites John Watson on a trip, but not one of leisure. Will they manage to repair the timeline? Crossover-ish, but heavy on the Sherlock side enough to deserve entering the challenge. Rating: T Pairing: implied The Master/ The Doctor by one character (you can see it as unrequited as you wish), and if you wear slash goggles like me you’ll see Johnlock and Mormor (onesided?Preslash?), but if you don’t like it’s not undeniable or heavy by any means. Genre: Angst, Drama, Length: 1895 words Warnings: Drug addict Sherlock Author notes: The word count will appear higher than 1895 because of my notes, but they don’t count, do they?
First post!!! For the Lets write Sherlock challenge 3 (songfic)
Title: Questione di sopravvivenza Author: NovaNara Song: Questione di sopravvivenza by Gino Paoli (I do not know how to link: it’s my very first tumblr post, sorry…help me?) Summary: John Watson realizes the song fits his relationship with Sherlock Rating: T Pairing: John is still in denial, sorry ;-) Genre: Denial? Codependence? Friendship? Take your pick… oh, and a bit humour (I hope!). Length: 1205 words Warnings: None (unless mentions of body parts in fridge counts, but if you watch Sherlock…) Links: http://archiveofourown.org/works/896611, perhaps more coming (ok, I still do not know how to link, but if you copy and paste this address will bring you to my fic)…now coming links to fic and song in separate posts. How do I mix them?