FLUFFY FLUFF I LOVE THE FLUFF
The morning before their wedding John wakes up at the crack of dawn in bed alone, and he pulls on a pair of pants and goes to see where Sherlock’s gone. He finds him standing at the window in the sitting room, wearing only his pajama pants, his violin held loosely at his side as if he’d been thinking of playing it and had forgotten once he’d noticed the swirling snow falling outside. John walks up behind him, wrapping his arms around his middle and pressing a kiss between his shoulder blades, the skin there still warm despite the chill seeping in through the window. Sherlock hums quietly, and John’s not sure if it’s because of the kiss or just a simple acknowledgement of his presence.
"You know," he says, and he continues pressing kisses up Sherlock’s spine as he speaks, "it’s rude to leave your partner to wake up alone the night before your wedding."
Sherlock just hums again, and John smiles slightly, tightening his arms.
"Not changing your mind, are you?" he teases.
"Bit late for that, don’t you think?" Sherlock asks dryly, and John pinches his side gently. He can see Sherlock’s small smile in the reflection of the window. "I couldn’t sleep. My head was…too full."
John frowns. ”Too full of what?”
Sherlock gently sets his violin down, and his arms come up to cover John’s. He squeezes John’s hands. ”You, of course.”
Seriously, go read it!
"Beautiful isn't it?"
THE FACT THAT IT LITERALLY JUST???? IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SEE EVEN REMOTELY CLOSE TO THAT MANY STARS IN THE CITY BUT THEY WROTE????????? THIS IN???????? ANYWAY?????????????
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you…
I scrolled my dash for like five minutes trying to find this again because I couldn’t stop thinking about it, because the effort that must have gone into attaching this shot to this scene.
They either had to go off into the middle of nowhere to find somewhere that looked this magical to film, or they searched through tons of stock footage of stars to find the most epic one. And then they either had to edit that wooden structure from their set into the sky footage, or they had to locate a set to film this from that looked like it could match the footage. They were just that freaking determined to get some insane romantic liquid glitter sky for them to gaze at.
Warning for romantic soppery:
The fact remains that the stars are not that bright in the city - which means that this is how these lads perceive the stars when they are together.There is a potential for so much romantic double-speak here, because stargazing is for lovers and philosophers (and Sherlock bloody deleted the solar system because it didn’t matter to him…so which one of those two categories is he currently falling into?)
J: When I am around you, the stars shine brighter.
S: I only notice the stars because of you.
I mean, I don’t for one second think that Sherlock would have mentioned the stars to anyone else…
But let’s consider John. John, who isn’t engaging much with life at the beginning of the show (hell, he isn’t even eating, really), whose life is dull, who says Nothing ever happens to me.
Enter Sherlock, and John is running and laughing and living. He’s eating, too, and with gusto. All of which makes Sherlock slow down just a little bit and notice - the ephemera of life and the universe and John. Which makes John revel in it more. It’s a feedback loop.
Because John may be Sherlock’s conductor of light - but Sherlock is John’s conductor of life.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
LITERALLY IMAGINE SHERLOCK SAYING ‘OH FOR GOD’S SAKE’ RIGHT BEFORE HE KISSES JOHN FOR THE FIRST TIME
Neither of them can say it. Because they’re afraid. They’re afraid of losing what they already have. They love each other so much they’d rather have whatever small piece of the other they’re allowed to have than risk losing the whole thing.
Once one of them actually says “I love you,” it’s gonna be ON.
I have some good news!
That’s right! I’m back in the classroom! Wooooo!
Lesson plans, anchor charts, curriculum building - oh yeah!
Please bear with me for a bit while I figure out all the madness involved in joining a school 10 weeks into the semester. I am still invested in Fluff Tuesday and Sad Sunday! Hang in there!
Hey guys, just a reminder in case you didn’t see it the other day. I hope to be able to catch up this weekend. Happy Tumblring!
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We get to read novels that other people will never know existed. We get to know authors before they hit the mainstream.
We get feedback from like-minded people who are 90% of the time gushing over how much they love our work.
We get to watch ourselves grow as writers, laugh and cry with our favorite characters in ways most people will never get to experience, and discover new writers who become our friends.
Fan fiction RULES.