Imagine Sherlock finding out that you’re somewhat embarrassed by your tattoo.
**Sequel to “Imagine Sherlock asking to see your tattoo.” [x]**
“Why are you hiding your tattoo from your parents, [f/n]?”
You felt your cheeks flush at Sherlock’s question. “I’m not hiding it,” you fibbed, knowing he would notice your lie.
“In most situations, you are quite proud of your tattoo, but now you are obviously not,” Sherlock pointed out. “When you go to church or when you visit your parents, you are constantly pulling your shirt down.”
You winced, “Should’ve known you’d notice. Let’s just say that not everyone approves of tattoos. This includes my parents and my church. They’re quite… conservative in that way. I tend to keep my tattoo covered whenever they’re around.”
“Poppycock! You shouldn’t be ashamed of your tattoo. It’s a symbol of your individuality.”
You shrugged, “Not everyone sees it that way.”
“Would your parents be ashamed of me?”
The question caught you off guard and you felt your cheeks heat up. “Of course not!” you answered, a little bit too quickly. To be honest, you weren’t completely sure. Sherlock was definitely a bit odd. Your expression softened and you leaned forwards to rest your hand over his. “If they knew the you that I know, they would never be ashamed.”
It continually baffles me that Elementary isn’t mentioned very often on tumblr. It’s like four seasons of televised, well-done Sherlock Holmes fanfiction. Just for starters:
It casts the criminally under-appreciated Lucy Liu as the show’s version of Watson
The show’s creator has been holding the line for four years that Sherlock and Joan will NOT hook up because “it’s too easy,” and the show “doesn’t need it.”
It doesn’t downplay Sherlock’s (canonical) addiction to heroin, and in fact turns his recovery and continued sobriety into an issue he constantly struggles with
Sherlock’s character is well-balanced as a rude, arrogant, anti-social misanthrope who is still capable of being kind and treats those few he considers friends with respect
Likewise, Joan is intensely empathetic and nurturing to people in need, but does not tolerate bullshit (Sherlock’s especially) and is perfectly capable of beating up grown man a hundred pounds heavier than her with a police-baton
Sherlock teaches Joan cane-fighting (a fighting style he had in the books), and is an avid beekeeper (another detail from the books)
Sherlock and Joan share a pet turtle named Clyde. He paints.
The cast orbiting Sherlock and Joan are diverse, three dimensional, and exist as more than cannon fodder for Sherlock to prove his superiority at every turn.
Ms. Hudson is a trans woman (played by a trans actress) that cleans up Sherlock and Joan’s place when she’s not cohabitating with her sugar daddies
The mysteries are pretty cool and creative detective stories
Lucy Liu herself has said that a non-sexual relationship is more “dynamic” and “interesting” to play and considers the lack of romance between them a “sacred” part of the characters
The show is unabashedly practical when it comes to sexuality: Sherlock has arrangements with women that are non-romantic but respectful, and has suggested that Joan is “dissatisfied” with traditional relationships and might be more inclined to an open or even polyamorous relationship
I can’t even ruin it but just…Moriarty is magnificent
Again: a male and a female lead in a deep, significant platonic relationship based on mutual respect.
[Sherlock] Over the course of the 80 years of his derring-do, the
Midnight Ranger has died 5 times. It occurred to me that our Ranger might have
been killed by an obsessed fan attempting to recreate a particular death.
[Sherlock] Unfortunately, the deaths in the comics involve being sent
back in time, buried deep underground, made microscopic, impersonated by an