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fic: Housewarming

Title: Housewarming
Author: fengirl88
Fandom: Sherlock
Pairing: Sherlock/John/Lestrade
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: none
Wordcount: 221
Disclaimer: These characters are not mine.
Summary: “I like your new place,” John says, looking around. “Shame about the address.”
A/N: Thanks to [personal profile] theimpressionist and [personal profile] kalypso for their encouragement with this one.

“I like your new place,” John says, looking around. “Shame about the address.”

“You what?” Lestrade says. It’s a perfectly nice address –

“Ought to be Letsby Avenue,” John says, smirking.

Lestrade groans.

Sherlock’s head jerks up from his case file. “No such place,” he says. “You’re babbling, John – oh. What’s funny?”

“Where does the policeman live? Letsby Avenue,” Lestrade says. “Fell out of my cradle laughing at that one.”

Sherlock looks baffled and cross; John looks smug.

“Couldn’t say that to a suspect these days,” Lestrade says. “Get done for sexual harassment.”

Sherlock’s bark of laughter surprises everyone.

“Better late than never,” Lestrade says, and grins.

“Christ, it’s 1 a.m.,” John says. “Are we ever going to bed?”

“Fine by me,” Lestrade says, pulling John up off the sofa into a hug. “Put that file away, Sherlock.”

He’s not leaving Sherlock unsupervised, not after what happened last time.

“Let’s be having you, Sherlock,” John says, and snickers. He unbuttons Lestrade’s shirt and starts kissing his neck.

“Oi!” Lestrade says feebly. “That’s my line.”

Sherlock sighs and puts down the file, like he’s doing everyone a massive favour.

“I hope you’ve got a new bed,” he says. Bloody nerve.

“I have,” Lestrade says. “ And I’m warning you right now, Sherlock, if you break this one too I’m sending you the bill.”


John isn't the only one who thinks this joke is funny. There is, apparently, a Letsby Avenue in Sheffield; the only building in it is the police station.

Also posted at http://fengirl88.dreamwidth.org/144566.html with comment count unavailable comments.


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Feb. 8th, 2014 05:00 pm (UTC)
Nice one - although I am left wondering about exactly what Sherlock did to the last bed.

I used to regularly drive down Cow Ship Lane - as you can imagine directions had to be said very clearly and precisely.
Feb. 8th, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
thank you - glad you enjoyed it! *grins*

I think it probably took three of them to break the last bed, but Lestrade definitely blames Sherlock...

Feb. 8th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
Very lovely!
Feb. 8th, 2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
thank you - glad you liked it! *beams*
Feb. 8th, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
"Sherlock sighs and puts down the file, like he’s doing everyone a massive favour."

Oh what a lovely image. I hope they'll take the smirk off his face (in the nicest possible way, of course)!!

As I was reading it I was going to tell you about the Sheffield thing, but you'd spotted it already!
Feb. 9th, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
thank you - glad you liked it! yes, I am sure they will... *grins*

I was very pleased to find out about the Sheffield Letsby Avenue - I didn't know about it before I started work on the fic.
Feb. 10th, 2014 03:47 pm (UTC)
This is great fun - especially the thought of how long it takes Sherlock wandering round the mind palace till he can find something which explains the joke. And I also liked the unspoken menace of what Sherlock did while unsupervised last time.

The street name I always used to like was Dogflud Way in Farnham. And I've just found an article which mentions Fetter Lane as being taken from fetter = "false beggar" (http://www.theguardian.com/money/2004/apr/18/property.homebuying1).
Feb. 10th, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
thank you - I'm very glad you enjoyed it! I'm not sure why it occurred to me to write it, but I was happy to get the idea.

I didn't know about Dogflud Way, or the origin of Fetter Lane!

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