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Writing Meme

Meme stolen from capt_spork and suzie_shooter (which probably means I should post this twice but I'm not going to...).

The first TEN people to comment get to request that I write a drabble/ficlet on any Sherlock pairing/character of their choosing.*

In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level.**

(1)  suzie_shooter Sherlock/Lestrade    Coffee
(2)  kalypso_v   Harry/Sarah with a side order of horrified!John Water
(3) capt_spork    Sherlock/Lestrade or just Lestrade   Sauce
(4) bedamn   Harry/Clara  Juice
(5)  blooms84    John  Tea
(6) misanthropyray   dark!Sherlock/John  Absinthe
(7) shehasathree Sherlock/John or John+Sherlock  Milk
(8) the_thinktank   John/Lestrade Barack
(9) ginbitch   Lestrade/Maurice  Madeira
(10) stellary Mycroft/Lestrade  Pop

* it has to be Sherlock because I don't write in any other fandom - but yes, you can ask for Lestrade/Maurice, or for characters mentioned but not yet seen (e.g. Harry, Clara).

**except that I am doing the suzie_shooter variation on the meme, in which this is not compulsory.


Feb. 26th, 2011 12:06 pm (UTC)

He doesn’t like breakfast but this is perfect. Hot sweet liquid moving down slowly through his body, even as the kick of it makes his heart race. Nobody makes coffee the way Lestrade does and nobody ever will, though he doesn’t know that yet.

Lestrade sucks the last of the Provençal honey from his spoon. The jar’s nearly empty; they both know what that means. An arbitrary limit but you have to set one somewhere. It’s not the last time but it will be soon. Can’t mix sex and work, and for both of them work comes first.

France is fading, holiday’s over. Just one of the Paris cigars left; Lestrade had scolded him for buying them but smoked them anyway, so blissful he was almost dancing.

“Save that for later,” Lestrade says. “Christ, I want to be inside you.”

It’s what he wants too, more than anything else.

He’ll miss the scent of Lestrade’s skin, the solid heat of him, the taste of coffee in morning kisses, bitter and sweet and thick and hot. He’ll live with a man who drinks tea at all hours of the day and night, and he’ll grow to like it.

Decades later, the first taste of coffee with honey from his own hives will flood his body with arousal, sudden and unexpected and blinding.

Edited at 2011-02-26 12:10 pm (UTC)
Feb. 26th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Coffee
Oh, my heart! That was beautiful! So sensuous and poignant and lovely.

(And fast too haha, you've beaten me to it! :D)

Thank you!
Feb. 26th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Coffee
thank you! *bounces excitedly*

I'm so glad you liked it - I was nervous about writing them for you because I've always loved your S/L.
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Feb. 26th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Coffee
oh sweetie - thank you and I'm sorry! *hugs*
I love your comparison and the appropriate sad!icon.
Feb. 26th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Coffee
This is so bittersweet and beautiful, illuminating decades of regret and remembering. I'm playing the Beatles' version of "A Taste of Honey".
Feb. 26th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Coffee
thank you very much! *glows*

your comments always make me happy and this one is lovely.

and thank you for the music suggestion - listening to that now myself!
Feb. 26th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Coffee
GAH! BEAUTIFUL!!! Absolutely beautiful!

Why isn't there more coffeeporn in my life?? WHY???

Particularly coffeeporn as beautiful as this!

Feb. 26th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Coffee
thank you very much! *beams*

well, kalypso_v wrote a fine 221b fic about what makes Sherlock grimace when he drinks the coffee Molly brought him - but you're right, there is not enough coffeeporn around...
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Feb. 28th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Coffee
thank you very much! *hugs*

I love the 221b form but it's unusual for me to write a sad one...
Apr. 27th, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)
Re: Coffee
Just read this one again - what a perfect piece of writing it is! Hot, sweet and poignant (I'm tempted to write "like my coffee").

That killer last line! You always write great last line but this one is so perfect. And this is exactly how I could see these two together - pretending not to care so much to make the time limit work. They're both so stubborn!


Apr. 27th, 2011 08:56 am (UTC)
Re: Coffee

thank you very much! I was happy with how this one turned out - usually can't get these two together without bucketloads of angst or a lot of silly humour, so it was nice to do something different with them. probably only worked because this is so short!


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