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Sherlock Series 5

Sherlock’s mobile is buzzing.

A hand reaches out from under the covers and blindly gropes for it. Once found, the hand grabs the phone and pulls it under.

Someone groans in irritation at being woken up.

"It’s Lestrade." says John. He pulls back the covers and reveals Sherlock curled up on his side with his back to John. He’s clinging to sleep.

"Don’t care." Sherlock mumbles.

"He’s got a case."

"Boring probably."

"He says it’s a nine."

"Which means it’s more like a four."

John grins and leans over Sherlock, pressing kiss after kiss to Sherlock’s neck and shoulders.

"I think you’ll want to take this." John says, handing Sherlock his phone. "He’s really keen on you going to this crime scene. He must need you."

Sherlock groans a little and rolls onto his back, finally scrolling through the texts on his phone. His face brightens with each passing second.

"This might be good actually," Sherlock says, "Very good. Dangerous, even."

He looks up at John with a wicked grin but it’s softened around the edges by the last lingering vestiges of sleep.

"I get the shower first." John says, and sits up on the edge of the bed, searching for his pants.

"Yes, fine, but don’t use all the hot water. No time for breakfast either. I’ll ask Mrs. Hudson if she has anything for us." Sherlock says, sitting up and stretching his arms high above his head.

John twists his torso and leans back to meet Sherlock for a little kiss on the lips.

"Morning, you." John says.

"Morning." Sherlock smiles into John’s lips.

[ROLL OPENING CREDITS]

I’m just going to leave these quotes right here. 

  • "Might we expect a happy announcement by the end of the month?"
  • "I wish you weren’t… whatever it is you are."
  • "Right, okay. You’re unattached, just like me. Fine. Good."
  • "There’s another bedroom upstairs, if you’ll be needing two bedrooms."
  • "I warned you - don’t get involved."
  • "Neither of us were the first, you know."
  • "John, there’s something … I should say; I-I’ve meant to say always and then never have. Since it’s unlikely we’ll ever meet again, I might as well say it now. Sherlock is actually a girl’s name.”
  • "You’re a great boyfriend… Sherlock Holmes is a very lucky man. ”
  • "But look how you care about John Watson. Your damsel in distress."
  • “I will burn the heart out of you.”
  • "Love is a much more vicious motivator."

I’m reading the BBC’s LGB Research Report on representation in dramas and:

"A key learning […] was that LGB characters needed to become
embedded within a show before developing storylines solely around their sexual orientation. This appeared to be particularly important for engaging uncomfortable heterosexual people. Indeed, whilst it was felt that drama could play a role at the level of social influence, both in a positive or negative way, in relation to LGB people, it was apparent from the qualitative discussions that uncomfortable heterosexual people would only come on board with more positive depiction if they had had some time to engage with the characters first”.

I want to show this to people when they try and make the queerbaiting, ‘they should have been explicitly out from the beginning’ argument. 

John waking up to a naked Sherlock sprawled on his back, skin glowing in the moonlight and hair still tousled from sleep. Sherlock blinking up at John and John staring at Sherlock then whispering that he’s so bloody gorgeous while Sherlock blushes and smiles shyly, reaching up and pulling John down into a sweet kiss (ノ◡‿◡)ノ*:・゚✧

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