Oh, just lovely.
And the honey is a nod to the beekeeping in the (possible) future, yes?
Yes, indeed it is - I thought, in this modern incarnation, maybe Sherlock takes up beekeeping in the long run because tasting various honeys is a hobby of John's :)
These vignettes are lovely. I specially like the image of John petting Sherlock's hair at the hospital.
His hair looks so very touchable! Thank you :)
OMG, this is so sensual. Not that I mean erotic (though it is) but, everything is about the senses in a way that feels lavish and decadent. And yet it's so much about the small things; fingers in hair, mobiles, and spoonfuls of honey.
I will have to reread, a few more times. Then go and steal some local Bloodwood honey from the fridge.
I should have titled this Fiddly Little Things, or something like that <3 Thank you very much for reading!
You're very welcome! Thank you for reading :)
Messy poet's fingerprints all over everything, I fear ;) Thank you very much!
He wakes with his head against the mattress and John's fingers in his hair.
I LOVE that line. This whole thing was so spare and elegant.
Thank you very much for reading :)
There is something so very, very comforting in this. There's a line in GO about Mr. Young being a place Archimedes could have stood. John's very like that, but I imagine Sherlock would be the lever.
I've just woken, so I have no idea if that makes sense. The honeys are beautiful, and the solidity of the two of them.
I love that the bees and honey are sort of run through a number of your fics. They do mean something, quite a few somethings. It's a lovely touchstone.
...you make more sense when you've just gotten up than I make when I've just gotten up, believe me. What a gorgeous sentiment that is! You genius *hugs*
I like the little references to their future in canon together, and those wordless moments between them. Lovely.
I'm stuck on it recently because I want so badly for them to have it in this incarnation, too!
Thank you :)
I love how every single world you write about comes to life in your writing. It's never just a case of showing us what you see, we get to feel and taste and smell it too, and it's wonderful. Everything you create just feels real.
*hugs this fic close*
I'm doubtless going to go on another honey kick as a result of writing about the beekeeping aspect so much recently. The tea can step aside for a moment ;)
Lovely. Really, really lovely.
*hugs* Thank you. If I'd known what your current situation would be, I'd have worked in bacon, too ;)
This is gorgeous. So sensual and vivid in both the sensory and emotional detail. You've shown so much about both men in the small touches. Hope. Waking in hospital with John's fingers in his hair (of course I love that :)). The phone ("I don't want silent"), the honey (so many types), the aftermath of making love for the first time, and the beautiful balance in the last vignette. All will cycle around and reverse again and again, and they will be together for it all.
You paint with such a nuanced brush. Your work is always a treasure.
I even wanted the piece to loop continuously, hence the odd use of an em-dash at the end (I'm not usually drawn to it as a line-ending piece of punctuation). Thank you very much; this is lovely feedback <3
very great fic
And this time, I know exactly what you mean *hugs*
Thank you very much!
I like the space around your words here, what you leave out as much as what you choose to include...
Oh, fascinating; I hadn't thought of it like that. Thank you!
I'm not going to pretend I would have associated it directly or anything, but I wasn't at all surprised to find out this was yours. Very nicely done!
You're at least the second or third person who guessed mine, which means I'm rubbish at hiding myself in a haystack *wry grin* I'll try to turn this around next time; I'm issuing it as a challenge to myself! Thank you very much :)
These are all lovely! "Hope" and "Lover" are my favourite- "Hope" conveys Sherlock's need so well, my heart went to him- and there's such urgency in so few words; and "Lover" is so intimate and vivid, again- with so few words!
This one was just barely over the lower word-limit; that always makes me suspicious. Perhaps I ought to attempt to keep them relatively short from now on, farther from 750 and closer to 500!
Thank you :)
Oh my god. So wonderful. I've no words; I don't feel the need for words right now, I just want to bask in this is silence, savour the contentment of their life together. <3
Well, you posted a wonderful piece of fic today, so the least I can do is reciprocate <3 Thank you very much; pleased to hear you enjoyed it!
Lovely. They're all evocative like poetry.
Poetry is what I know first and best :) Thank you very much!
After reading this I feel my senses are a little bit overloaded XD It just has such an effect on me, and it feels wonderful and it's lovely.
Honey cures all ills <3 Thank you very much, my dear.
Bingo! (I know there's no particular merit in guessing right, but still *dances*)
So, like I said before, every sentence gives me undiluted wordy aesthetic pleasure. And I'm not even on the bee obsession bandwagon, but I'll call what you did here updating and be forever happy.
(Oh, I knew you'd find me. You've got one of the sharpest eyes for recognizing writing styles I know of. I'm really going to have to think about how to disguise myself better for next time. Already on the list: no mentioning foodstuffs!)
Admittedly, the bee obsession is coming straight out of ACD canon. Guilty as charmed; I'm taken with it! Thank you very much; glad you liked this nonetheless!
Achingly lovely and gorgeous. I just - yeah. A little speechless here, and teary from how beautiful and tender and raw these are.
This is the piece that I wrote just before I wrote I Meet You There, and We Go, if we're talking chronology, as I usually get my challenge fics out of the way early and then they sit in hiding for a few weeks. I daresay I was beginning to scrape at the edges of heartache, but not quite.
Thank you :)
Oh, my heart! Beyond wonderful and just what I needed this morning. Thank you!
I hope the rest of your day is good, too <3
I love the idea that Sherlock starts keeping bees because John loves honey.
It seemed to me a most logical reason for him to start ;)
These are absolutely beautiful. I'm so in love with the life they have together.
He wakes with his head against the mattress and John's fingers in his hair. This line is perfection.
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It's a life I hope they'll get to have together, anyway, in this incarnation as with at their source. Maybe we can all wish it into existence...
Thank you <3