Tags: fic


Remembering Redbeard (Mycroft & Sherlock, gen, G)

More Holmes brothers fic meta...

Title: Remembering Redbeard
Characters/Pairings: Mycroft Holmes & Sherlock Holmes, Eurus Holmes (referenced)
Rating: G
Word count: 3,900
Warnings/contents: family issues, brotherly love, kidlock
Notes: Inspired by [personal profile] donut_donut, who asked why Mycroft didn't just tell Sherlock who Redbeard was. This brought up a related question that's always bothered me, which is why Mycroft chooses to remind Sherlock of Redbeard on the day of John's wedding, which could be seen as - in my opinion, uncharacteristically - cruel. This fic may or may not provide satisfactory answers, but I still liked the idea enough to write it.

Summary: “So…” Sherlock glanced at him, then away, staring sightlessly out the window, “…does that mean I’ll go crazy too?" 

Eurus' song is ended, but her melody lingers on.

Read at AO3.

FIC: But Where Are The Clowns? (There Ought To Be Clowns...) (Sherlock/John, G)

I really didn't intend to, it just sort of... happened.

Title: But Where Are The Clowns? (There Ought To Be Clowns...)
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Mycroft Holmes (referenced)
Rating: G
Word count: 3,500
Warnings/contents: slash, meta, first kiss, clowns, cunning plans
Notes: Written as a reaction to the "horror movie" sequence at Mycroft's house that I thought might end up being a rant - but somehow came out as Johnlock meta instead *g*. Many thanks to [personal profile] evila_elf for comments and corrections. Remaining mistakes are my own.

Summary: After being shot by his therapist, John runs to Sherlock, and together they come up with a brilliant and not at all impractical plan for discovering the truth about Eurus.

Read at AO3.


Immovable (Mycroft & Sherlock, gen, G)

Just a tiny Christmas bunny that came hopping by (...it clearly got lost), carrying all my S4 angst with it.

Title: Immovable
Characters/Pairings: Mycroft Holmes & Sherlock Holmes
Rating: G
Word count: 221(b)
Warnings/contents: none
Notes: Product of my reaction to S4 speculation. No spoilers.

: A Christmas conversation between brothers.

Read at AO3.


Reconnections (BBC Sherlock, Mycroft/John, NC-17)

I almost forgot to post this - I feel like everything's moved to AO3 and tumblr nowadays...

Status: Complete
Fandom: Sherlock
Characters/Pairings: Mycroft Holmes/John Watson
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 9,100
Warnings/contents: missing scenes, slash, d/s themes, dinner
Notes: I started this over eighteen months ago and got stuck, but I really wanted to finish it as best I could, even if it is a bit, um, random. Pure self-indulgent fluff, because I really do want Mycroft to be happy once in a while. Honest.

Mycroft consults John on the outcome of the Irene Adler case, and then invites him to dinner. In all senses of the word. Sequel of sorts to Resolutions, but the backstory is pretty obvious.

Read at: AO3.

Fic: Cold As Ice (London Spy/Sherlock, Rich/Sherlock, NC-17)

Status: Complete
Fandom: London Spy/Sherlock
Characters/Pairings: Rich (London Spy)/Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes/Sherlock Holmes
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 4,400
Warnings/contents: drug use, slash, consensual sibling incest.
Notes: After Mark Gatiss' delightfully disturbing appearance on London Spy, I had vague expectations of Rich/Sherlock fic, but it doesn't seem to have happened yet, so I had to.

Summary: Rich has quite a few boys hanging around nowadays, but this one is special, for a number of reasons.

Read at: AO3

Fic: Sins of the Flesh (BBC Sherlock, Mycroft/Sherlock, NC-17)

I started writing this before seeing the full extent of the hurt and anger over Mycroft's appearance in the special, and this fic now feels far more potentially controversial than I had any intention of it being. I wrote it with love and respect, but that doesn't mean it's not problematic in its own way (obviously some people also find slash and/or Holmescest deeply problematic, but I assume if you're still here, you at least accept my position on those *g*). I even debated over whether to post it, but I don't want to self-censor in my own journal - I feel that would defeat the entire purpose of its existence. So I guess I'm just going to have to take any criticism as it comes. I've been defriended over fic before (I think) - it hurts, but you've got to do what you've got to do, and I understand that. Even though I hope you won't feel the need to do so over its mere existence.

...I was also thinking how ironic it is that I resented Mycroft intensely for years (literally, years) because he WASN'T fat, got used to him, started adoring him the way he was, and now he finally did get to be fat and it's a disaster. Although to be honest, I still adored him :)


While it wasn't quite the fat!croft I was hoping for, The Abominable Bride still gave me all the fat!croft feels. I realise this fic is probably not for anyone everyone, but I had to.

Title: Sins of the Flesh
Status: Complete
Fandom: Sherlock
Characters/Pairings:  Mycroft Holmes/Sherlock Holmes
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 1,500
Warnings/contents: incest (imagined), angst, fatphobia (canonical), food, love, slash, drug use
Notes: Holmescest meta in the form of fic. May be read as a coda - possibly AU - to The Abominable Bride.

Summary: He stands once more in the Stranger's Room at the Diogenes, afternoon sunlight filtering weakly through the windows. Dust motes swirl in the shafts of light, the remnants of dead things. Dead hopes, dead dreams, dead desires.

Read at: AO3


Fic: Habits (Mycroft/Sherlock, PG-13) + writing question

Probably most people who are interested have seen this already - thank you for reading! - but I'm posting it for completeness

Title: Habits
Status: Complete
Fandom: Sherlock
Characters/Pairings:  Mycroft Holmes and Sherlock Holmes
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 221(B)
Warnings/contents: drug use
Notes: For and with thanks to splix <3, who threw me a prompt for The Abominable Bride.

Summary: Sherlock keeps his promises.

Read at: AO3


While I'm here, this is a question I've been threatening promising to ask for a while - for you amazing people who write 'long' fic, which I will loosely define as anything over 20,000 words - how do you approach it? I realise for some of you that's a one-shot (sigh) but the longest 'continuous' fic I've ever posted is around 26,000 words (In His Image). And while I loved writing it, I could actually feel the panic creeping up on me once I passed 15,000 words or so. I can comfortably hold about that much plot in my head, more or less, but over that it just felt like it was spiralling out of control. Also, I'd written the first chapter a long time before continuing it, so the writing was split up as well. I wasn't very organised about it - I just had an ending in mind and went for it, typing furiously. Hence the panic *g*

Since then, I've been trying to write fic composed of 'episodes' that total > 15,000 words, but the idea of one continuous story makes my head hurt. However, I think it would be cool to be able to do that. Now I know there's writing advice all around the 'net, but for a lot of you I know your personal styles, which helps a lot. Getting advice from some random person isn't the same thing at all. Is it easy for you, or do you struggle? Do you plan/outline? How much - what level of detail? Plot, characters? Once you outline, is it set in stone, and does that work for you? Have you ever abandoned what you were going to do and gone elsewhere because it wasn't working? Or do you just sit down and write until it's done?

I'm clinging onto dioscureantwins slightly flippant advice, which was to "just keep writing". LOL. I mean, I KNOW that's what it comes down to, so it probably is the only real approach in the long term. But I'm also curious. So if you'd like to share thoughts, advice, whatever (only if you're so inclined, of course), I'd love to hear it! Thank you :)

A Difficult Relationship (Mycroft/Sherlock, NC-17) (parts 1-4/?) and fic rec

I started this in October, but never quite got around to making a post about it, probably because I wasn't sure what I was doing. I still don't, but at least I'm making progress :)

Title: A Difficult Relationship
Status: WIP
Fandom: Sherlock
Characters/Pairings:  Mycroft Holmes/Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes/OMC
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 10,100 (parts 1-4)
Warnings/contents: Sibling incest, angst. pining, slash, romance, mentions of underage (not explicit, not main pairing)
Notes: Episodic fic, spanning childhood to canon.

 "We have what you might call... a difficult relationship." The long and winding road to Holmescest, and beyond.

Mycroft wanders on the edge of sleep, the pleasant twilight of the mind when all things seem possible. His room is still and calm; there’s only the low, steady tick of the clock and the occasional shift and snap from the banked fire in its grate. He lies on his left side, one hand under the pillow, the other lightly resting on the crotch of his pyjama bottoms. He thinks of school, his mind’s eye summoning up the invisible threads of friendship, competitiveness and hatred that join his fellow eighth-grade students and himself in a tangled web. A snip here, a twist there, and with a little time and encouragement he hopes he might yet shape the threads according to his will.

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While I'm here, I also want to strongly rec Blood Brothers, a fic written for Holmestice by dioscureantwins an as-yet-unnamed author (who is blatantly identifiable, imo *g*). It's a Crimson Peak/Sherlock Holmescest fusion, which is just EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED IN A FIC, am I right? Or maybe that's just me *g*. Mycroft and Sherlock suffer childhood tragedies that set them on a very dark path, and find that all they can really depend on is each other. Fantastically gothic setting and detailed backstory, and I loved the melding of the two universes into something that becomes quite distinct unto itself, and uses the m/m aspect to give the original story a different twist. Adored it.

FIC: A Study in Bees (Sherlock/John, NC-17) (complete)

Wow, seven chapters in... seven months. This is probably why I've never done NaNo *g*

Title: A Study in Bees
Status: Complete (!)
Fandom: Sherlock
Characters/Pairings:  Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Mummy, Daddy, Redbeard, Mrs Hudson
Rating: G to NC-17 (episodic)
Word count: 20,800
Warnings/contents: Major character death, minor character death. Kidlock, marriage, honeymoon, retirement. Romance, slash. Bees.

 Sherlock's life, in bees.

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Fic: Compromising Positions (Mycroft/OMC, Mycroft/Sherlock, NC-17)

I've spent so long trying to write thoughtful stuff about bees (15,000 words and counting...) that random one-shot porn seemed inevitable *g*

Title: Compromising Positions
Also at: AO3
Fandom: Sherlock
Characters/Pairings: Mycroft Holmes/OMC, Mycroft Holmes/Sherlock Holmes
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 3,600
Warnings/contents: Angst, quasi-incest, mildly dubious consent
Summary: Mycroft makes do.

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