“…it’s hard to explain to other people the sort of love that dug its claws into the soft flesh of his belly, the sort of love that worked its way into his ribcage and wore his skin. The sort that dragged him through the dirt and tore apart his veins and left him gasping for more.”

~ Burn Down by augustbird


Sherlock looks sad most days. John isn’t sure what Sherlock is sad about. He gives Sherlock hugs and says, “I love you,” a lot because those are things that would cheer John up.

Sherlock never says, “I love you,” back, though, which makes John sad. But then both he and Sherlock would be sad and that would just be too much sad in one room. (X)


“In Kabul,” Sherlock says, his voice low and steady, “I hallucinated you for five nights. You were wearing your uniform and you cleaned up my wounds.”

“I don’t care,” John says but he can’t pull away from Sherlock. Sherlock stares at him without blinking, the same unnerving stare from when they had first seen each other again.

“Winter in St. Petersburg–”

“Shut up.”

“–it was freezing, obviously, but I imagined that you were there and I told you everything in an abandoned warehouse and you–”

“Shut up.”

“–told me that I had to finish, that I had to persevere–”

“Shut up.”

“–to get back to you. In Seoul I dreamt of you here, in London–”

“Shut up!”

“–under the umbrella in the rain, laughing about the lack of cabs–”

Sherlock’s holding him too tightly. John wants to punch him in the face.

I kept your picture in my wallet for three years but you kept me alive.

John kisses him. Their teeth clack and the inside of John’s lip stings. There’s the taste of blood in his mouth on top of the pain. The back of his legs hit the bed. Sherlock kisses him back desperately.

from Burn Down, by augustbird

From Jaime with Love: My Top 20 Teenlock (etc.) Fics

I know I’ve been part of the team for a while now, but it’s taken me this long to post my top 20 list, because I’m a very picky reader! I hope you guys enjoy these fics as much as I do!

  • These fics stuck with me due to their unique storyline, incredible writing style, overall fantastic characterisation, or they punched me right in the tear ducts.

  • If you can think of a fic that you think I would love based on this list, send it my way!

  • The fics on this list that don’t have reviews for them are likely reviewed and in the draft.
  • These are in no sort of order and are subject to change.
  1. On the Steadfast Approach of an Oncoming Darkness, by joolabee (review)

  2. He Gets That From Me, by CrayolaDinosaurs (review)

  3. Of Magic and Mystery, by Pugglemuggle (review)

  4. You Give Me Fever, by michi_the killer (review)

  5. Elegy for a Lost Boy, by what_alchemy

  6. Heart on a String, by AngelSpirit (review)

  7. Cooperative Principal, by bendingsignpost (review)

  8. Where Do We Go but Nowhere, by joolabee (WIP)

  9. Us Against, by augustbird (review)

  10. How to Be Brave, by stillaseeker

  11. The Boys of Summer, by Mazarin221b (review)

  12. The Frost is All Over, by Chryse (review)

  13. Luminosity, by what_alchemy

  14. Care of Magical Creatures, by stillaseeker

  15. Touchstone, by machshefa (review)

  16. Not an Advantage, by Jupiter_Ash

  17. Tremolo, by what_alchemy

  18. Practical Ethics for Beginners, by Persiflager (review)

  19. Fireflight, by augustbird

  20. Run the Gun and So Much More, by Culumacilinte (review)

*Titles are links to each fic*


augustbird and I watched London tonight. It was not good.

augustbird asked:

i seriously cannot wait for your troy/abed fic




ten fics!!

Rules: In a text post, list ten FICS that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!

i was tagged by felixandria, and i copied alex in that this is just a list of ten. pass the torch to augustbird thekneegrope wearitcounts scullyseviltwin pininglock thomasbngalter thegingerbeck director-hill fallingsherlocks @reichenbach-in-a-bit stuckyassemble and caitlinispiningforjohnlock even though that makes 12

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fic: reignite

Title: Reignite
Author: augustbird
Fandom: Sherlock
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 9,464
Characters/Pairing: John/Sherlock
Summary: Kinkmeme prompt - John and Mary have a son, Hamish, then Mary gets ill and dies. John, who wasn’t previously on speaking terms with Sherlock, moves back to Baker Street with Hamish in tow because he can’t afford anywhere else on his own. Sherlock is surprisingly wonderful with the kid, and supportive of John (in his own, asshole-ish way). Reconciliation, and formation of a makeshift family unit once more in 221B, please?
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters.
Author’s Note: I was intending this fic to be a quick 2k words…and you know how that goes. A hundred million thanks to the amazing Lulu for being the best and quickest britpicker ever. She fixed up this fic and made it infinitely better. ♥ ♥ Any remaining mistakes are entirely my own fault.


Hello everyone,

First of all I have been told to say that augustbird says hi because she is standing over my shoulder and making me type this. “Hello friends,” is the exact message. Last night we watched part of The Covenant, which was a wild ride from start to finish. The fact that the person who delivered (“delivered”) the Little Miss Muppet speech (“speech”) is the same person who did this is really a testament to humanity’s capacity for growth and change.

MOVING ON TO MORE IMPORTANT MATTERS: on Thursday night, A BOOK CLUB WAS PROPOSED, which I think would be a great idea! So this is an organizing post/a post at a normal hour of the day to clue the rest of you in.

I did something like this with some other people a while back on tumblr, and we used a tracked tag, which worked for a while and then sort of fell apart, but it wasn’t really ideal – I think in order for this to really work it needs to be on an actual forum where people can comment on each other’s posts and have some semblance of real conversation. I still haven’t had time to look into options too much but I think the only thing that will really work for this is Dreamwidth. (I KNOW. I KNOW.) Basically this would mean that everyone would make an account and then just use it for the purposes of a book club community, unless you… really wanted to go old school and start using a Dreamwidth; I don’t know your lives. Anyway we could do anon comments also but clearly it would be easier to keep track of people if we all had accounts.

In terms of the books: we had some suggestions, of which I think The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell was the best – I don’t know how many of you have read Cloud Atlas but it’s pretty well-known and also AMAZING. I’ve been meaning to read more by him for years and am really excited about this book and there will probably be a lot to discuss around it. It comes out in early September. Another one was The Luminaries which is, like, a billion pages long, WHICH I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO TACKLE IF THIS GOES WELL, but we can try some other stuff first, lol.

Anyway, I think maybe starting with something shorter first as like, a test run would be good? I think doing a classic-ish book would be fun for that. Somebody suggested just… going through all the books in Middletown (the impetus for this discussion), which: lol, I MAY BE AN EGOTIST but I am not that much of an egotist. HOWEVER, I don’t know how many people have… actually read A Separate Peace? It’s a pretty common high school text but less common as the years go on, and obviously only in the US. IF YOU HAVEN’T IT’S LIKE, THE BEST BOOK, I S2G. Literally just like: gay teenagers and angst about being at prep school instead of WWII. I FEEL THIS WOULD BE RELEVANT TO THE INTERESTS OF SOME OF YOU PEOPLE. And it’s pretty short so we could do it in like, two weeks, easy. Alternatively I can come up with some other options or people can suggest things. I have been wanting to reread that book myself but like, I can just… do that, so, I am open to whatever you all prefer.

SO: THOUGHTS? COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? I am going to go shower and stuff and won’t be around a whoooole lot today since we have like, beach things to do and Chris Evans movies to watch, BUT! We will sort this out. I’M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS. Book club yessss.