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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.


Apr. 26th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)

Warning: spoilers for Theatre of Blood

Any minute now Vincent Price is literally going to start chewing the scenery, Lestrade thinks.

The guilty pleasures of late night TV: camp melodrama and black comedy. So far in Theatre of Blood they've had a multiple stabbing, a corpse dragged behind a horse, a beheading, and a gruesome new twist on the trial scene in The Merchant of Venice. And now some unfortunate sod's being drowned in a barrel at a private wine-tasting.

“Almost enough to put you off drinking,” Lestrade says reflectively.

“It's supposed to be malmsey, not Chambertin '64,” Maurice says, and winces.

Malmsey,” Lestrade says. “What's that when it's at home?”

“It's a kind of Madeira,” Maurice says with a shudder. “Very sweet and absolutely lethal. First hangover I ever had was because of that. I thought I was going to die.”

Lestrade looks at him affectionately. “Even your bloody hangovers aren't like anyone else's,” he says. “How on earth did you manage to get plastered on Madeira?”

“Got asked to dinner with one of the masters at my school and his wife,” Maurice says. “Boozy evening from start to finish, but it was the Madeira afterwards that did it. Haven't been able to face it since.”

“Can't say I've ever had that problem,” Lestrade says. “Nearest I ever got to the stuff was that song when I was a kid.”

Have Some Madeira, M'Dear. He hadn't understood half the jokes in it, same as usual with Flanders and Swann, but he loved it. Loves it a bit less now he understands what it's about. Some lecherous old Edwardian git getting a girl drunk so he can shag her.

Maurice is looking very uncomfortable all of a sudden, which is a bit odd.

“What?” Lestrade says. Then the penny drops. “Maurice. Don't be so bloody daft.”

Maurice doesn't say anything. Goes on looking guilty.

Oh, for crying out loud. It's true that it all started with that very nice red wine, the one Lestrade ended up spilling on the sofa when Maurice kissed him for the first time. And OK, there were quite a few other very nice bottles of wine along the way before they finally ended up together. But it's hardly the same thing.

“Do you ever wonder what would have happened if there'd been any milk in the fridge?” Maurice asks.

Lestrade pulls him close and kisses him until he stops looking guilty. Looks flushed and dishevelled instead, which is definitely an improvement.

“Probably just have spilt tea on your sofa,” Lestrade says fondly. “Or made a pass at you first.”

“I'm not sure I could have kept my hands off you, even on tea,” Maurice says.

He's certainly not doing that now. Lestrade closes his eyes for a moment and concentrates on breathing.

“Do horror films always make you this randy?”

“Never,” Maurice says happily. “Must be you.”

“Only one way to be sure,” Lestrade says. “Turn Vincent off and come to bed.”

Edited at 2011-04-26 12:33 am (UTC)
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Apr. 26th, 2011 08:12 am (UTC)
Re: Madeira
thank you very much! *giggling at your comment*

glad you liked this strange mixture...

I had no idea Tony Randall had sung that song - I associate it so much with Michael Flanders' delivery that it's hard to imagine.
Apr. 27th, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
Re: Madeira
*hugs fic* *hugs you* *hugs fic again*

My preciousssss...

So lovely! Vincent Price and Flanders and Swan with my favourite OTP! My barrel runneth over!

Some lovely little insights - Maurice's embarrassment, the comment about the tea, Lestrade's F&S criticism! And a tender, happy, couple-ly feel - I just can't get enough scenes of domestic bliss with these two! So gorgeous...

<3 <3 <3
Apr. 27th, 2011 08:54 am (UTC)
Re: Madeira
thank you very much - so glad you liked it! *hugs you back* I knew the F&S reference ought to be all right but had to cross my fingers about VP...

and thank you for the request - it's good to be writing Maurice/Lestrade again!


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