Could you do the parent thing you did for Monchevy, but for Spirk pls? You don’t have to go so in depth though I know it probs takes a long time. Maybe just as a baby? And in canon verse if you can :)
Of. Course. Yes. I love these this gah
* Jim and Spock really don’t plan on having kids
* Jim had voiced his curiosity in what it would be like once but that was it
* “Huh, wonder what it’d be like to be a dad?” “Jim, having a child in your position is highly illogical—“ “yeah Spock I know I was just sayin’”
* However when they found the ship wreckage with two deceased adults (a Vulcan female and human male), and one living, if hungry, baby Vulcan, they couldn’t just leave him
* Even if he hadn’t wanted to take the baby (which he did), Jim would have at seeing the sadness on Spock’s face
* So they took the baby aboard ship and Jim took him into medbay for a checkup while Spock went off to “complete some paperwork”
* “Jesus Jim, a baby?” “Yeah, Bones. Thought it’s pretty obvious” “so what, you and the hobgoblin are adopting him?” “…idk Bones”
* Of course they did
* Or at least Spock did
* Apparently the ‘paperwork’ he had had to do had been adoption papers, in which he had forged Jim’s signature alongside his own
* “So you break the rules with this but not when I literally save your life?” “The two circumstances are completely different, Jim” “yeah but—wait we have a kid now??” “…yes”
* After further investigation of the ship they found a locket with the name Jevan in a crate along with a few baby blankets, a pacifier, and a stuffed creature which Spock tells Jim is a sehlat
* They consulted the higher-ups and managed to get them to allow them to raise Jevan on board the ship so long as proper accommodations were made
* So they set up a nursery in the room that used to be Spock’s before Spock moved into Jim’s
* Since they didn’t just have a crib on board the ship, they first let Jevan sleep between them on their bed so that he wouldn’t get hurt
* He was extremely young, only a few weeks by Bones’ estimation, so he didn’t yet understand what was happening and therefor thankfully didn’t cry too much
* Spock was immediately very close to him, Jim guessed it was because he saw similarity between them seeing as they were both half human and half Vulcan
* Spock carried little Jevan everywhere he went, day and night
* When they stopped on a planet to restock some supplies and were finally able to get a crib, it took all of Jim’s persuading to get Spock to set Jevan down to sleep in his own room instead of with them. In the end they agreed to move his crib into their room until he was at least a month or two older
* Jim put Jevan’s locket in a safe to give to him when he was older, but placed his blanket and stuffed sehlat in the crib with him
* As Jevan got older Jim and Spock took him to get his immunisations from Bones
* Bones claimed to dislike the “miniature hobgoblin” but everyone knew otherwise
* Bones showered Jevan with affection whenever he saw him, and Jevan loved him just as much
* The first night that Jevan slept in his own room he cried as expected
* Spock kept saying they should just let him sleep in their room, but Jim just walked over and gave Jevan his pacifier, which quietened him
* Spock still didn’t like being away from him, and was awake for most of the night, but Jevan didn’t cry anymore
* When he was about seven months old, Jevan said his first word
* It was “dad”, and surprisingly he said it to Jim and not Spock
* It happened while he was on the bridge during an uneventful trip, and everyone went silent, then burst into a round of applause
* Except Spock
* Spock seemed slightly upset as he walked over to Jim and took Jevan from him
* However that quickly changed to surprise and delight
* Turned out Jevan had formed a mental bond with him, something that Spock later explained was common between family members but nothing like the t’hyla bond he shared with Jim
* When Spock and Jim wanted time alone they usually asked Bones to take care of Jevan
* Bones always accepted reluctantly, but when the time came to part again he did that reluctantly as well
* When he wasn’t available, Jim asked Chekov, who positively beamed at him before saying yes
* When Jim and Spock went to collect Jevan later they found him asleep on Chekov’s lap, who was also asleep, while Sulu watched over them with a fond smile
* “Hey Spock I bet you $50 they’ll get together within a month” “Jim that is—“ “Come on Spock, have some fun!” “…Very well. I bet they’ll get together within two weeks”
* Jim and Spock both became ridiculously worried when Jevan got so much as the sniffles and would immediately take him to Bones, who rolled his eyes at them and told them not to worry so much (even though he got a little worried too)
* Scotty made a little rattle for Jevan, which Jevan absolutely loved but that kept Jim and Spock from precious sleep
* Uhura made it a point to make Jevan laugh every time she saw him
* Jim asked Spock if he wasn’t upset that Jevan was probably going to turn out more human than Vulcan
* “Why, Jim,” Spock answered, “why would that upset me? After all, the best part of me is human, too,” he said, looking pointedly at Jim with fondness clearly evident in his words and his gaze.
Author’s note: This request is months old, so let’s hope
that I did okay. By
the way, this is crap in my opinion. But I am trying to get things flowing
The day that you met Jim Kirk, one of your best friends and
the future Captain of the enterprise, was quite embarrassing. You were both in
the same class, him much further than you of course. He started a year after
you; but you didn’t know this till after you met. When you met, you were at one
of your lowest moments. Your ethics professor and you didn’t see eye to eye,
matter of fact you were sure he hated you from the very beginning. That day you
had discovered that your masterpiece of a midterm paper had been given a
failing grade. This paper you worked for days on, the paper that had been
revised by some of the greatest professors the Academy had ever seen, received and
F! You were fuming, you were livid, you were ready to murder the man that was
currently standing across from you.
Requested by @outside-the-government Reader is having a bad week. But she always has the grumpy doctor by her side.
Word Count: 1,546
A/N: I made a little (okay not little, big. It’s like a couple of paragraphs) reference here. Don’t think anyone will notice it though. By the way the reader works in security.
“[Y/L/N]! Come down here for a second please?”
“Can you please sign this for me ma'am?”
“Lieutenant, you are needed in the bridge.”
Your head hit the desk of your station for probably the hundreth time. The last month’s work started to take its toll on you and it was evident by the dark circles under your eyes.
You quickly gained your posture when you heard the familiar voice of someone clearing their throat. That someone was of course, Spock.
“Lieutenant [Y/L/N]. What’s the status of your latest mission report?”
“Oh, I am almost done, Commander. You can expect it on your station in a couple of minutes or so.”
Spock raised an eyebrow. “Lieutenant, I believe that the report was due 2 weeks later. What’s the hurry?”
You let out an exhausted chuckle. “Unfortunately, this is not the only thing I have to work on, Commander. I wanted to get the report done before I need to go train the new recruits and have a look at their files. Oh and I also have to help Scotty with his new project and also there are more reports I need to write and-”
You shut your mouth when Spock knitted his eyebrows and you quickly lowered your head to your PADD. “I am so sorry for my rambling, sir.”
“I would not consider it rambling. But I would like to recommend you to take a break Lieutenant. Your pale skin and red eyes indicate this is, in fact, affecting your health.”
You would have let out an “Awww.” if you weren’t so tired, instead you let out a small smile. “I am alright, Spock.” you let the ranks drop for a moment. “Besides, we will be on shore leave next month. I think I can handle it until then.”
Spock took a moment to answer before he said. “If you say so, Lieutenant.”
After your conversation, you quickly finished your report and left the bridge to change your clothes and head out to train the recruits. You did not see the Vulcan pull out his communicator and contact a certain doctor.
“Remember that it’s not a sword that you are holding, its a foil.” your tried your best not to reflect your mood into your voice. “You’ll be learning how to use a foil. It’s the lightest of the three types of weapon we have here, an excelent choice for beginners.”
Hikaru -who decided to tag along while he was on his break- grinned widely. He was eager to help you with your fencing class.
“Remember that your strength doesn’t matter here. The intelligent and focused fencer can successfully compensate for any perceived deficiencies -such as strength or reach- into assets. In other words, you may not be as strong or as fast as your opponent, but you could be smarter or able to remain focused better, which will tip the scales in your favor. Am I clear?”
A series of nods and approvals came from the ensigns whom seemed more interested after your talk. Hikaru took his place next to you and wrapped his arm around your shoulders. You were grateful. You felt like you could drop to the ground any moment.
“Mr. Sulu is one of the most focused fencers I had the privilege to duel with. He will help us train today.”
Hikaru released you and your vision darkened. You blinked your eyes repeatedly to clear it. “For the next week me and Sulu will drill you in the opening maneuvers. Always remember, fencing requires a mastery of skills that are sequential and hierarchical in nature. If one of the skills is not acquired, subsequent skills will be very difficult to master and the fencer will be at a permanent and serious disadvantage.”
“What she means is…” Hikaru took your foil from your hands. “…don’t get discouraged or bored if we make you do the same exercise over and over.”
The ensigns gave out a few chuckles and the class officially began. You tried your best to stay on your foot as you showed the class the basic moves. It went on for an hour and you were surprised at how you were still awake.
“Hey [Y/N]! All that fun made me hungry!” you heard Hikaru whine. “Wanna grab something to eat?”
You were going to accept the offer but when you remembered all the reports you had to go over and write, you smacked yourself on the forehead, making Hikaru shoot you a confused glance.
“I’m so sorry Hikaru. But I meed to work on my reports.”
Hikaru’s expression turned into a worried one. “Alright, but don’t push yourself too hard.”
After cleaning up, you found yourself back on your station in the bridge. Just as you flopped down onto your chair a voice made you jump.
“What the hell are you still doing here?”
Leonard looked as grumpy as ever and you could see Spock looking at your direction from the corner of his eye. “Sneaky bastard.” you thought but smiled at Leonard.
“I am working here, Len. Why wouldn’t I be here?” you tried to sound as happy as possible but with your eyes struggling stay open and your voice lower than usual, it was not convincing at all.
Leonard scoffed and you could feel that he was about to pull out his tricorder before he actually did it. “You know that I am talking about the fact that you had not been sleeping, overworking yourself and were staring at the screen of your PADD more than you should.”
“You know, I feel like you love that tricorder more than you love any of us. Sometimes I even think that you take it with you to snuggle it when you go to bed.” you tried change the subject.
He was about to make a snarky comment when he saw the readings in his tricorder and his eyes widened. You knew nothing good would come from this.
“Jesus Christ woman! When was the last time you ate?!” his voice increased greatly in volume, making the captain turn to your direction.
Not wanting to attract any attention you said “Leonard, I’m fine.” and stood up from your chair. But the moment you did that, your vision turned dark and your legs could not support you anymore.
“Dammit, [Y/N]!” was the last thing you heard before you felt your consciousness slip away.
You did not wake up to the sound of the biobed but someone petting your hair.
“You are the stupidest person I have ever met.”
“Is that even a word?” you gave out a weak chuckle even though you were feeling better. “And I think you are forgetting that James Tiberius Kirk exists.”
When you looked at your surroundings you realised that you were not in the sickbay but your own quarters.
“I knew you wouldn’t want to stay in medbay.” Leonard said and slipped a tray into your hands.
“Your favorite. Now eat up and you better drink that water too.”
Leonard stayed with you while you ate. You were the one who did the talking, mostly complaining about work.
“I mean, I totally forgot that I promised Scotty that I will help him but I can’t back out. He is my friend. And I also need to help the recruits settle down. I’m the Chief of Security for fuck’s sake-”
“Okay, darling. I need you to calm down.” Leonard took the tray from your hands and disappeared into your kitchen. “I’m sure that Spock can help you with the reports.” he kept talking. “You will have more time to help Scotty and the recruits. I’ll talk to the green blooded hobgoblin, he cares about your health more than you do.” he came back with his famous grumpy expression.
“And here I thought he called you in because my work performance was dropping.” you joked but Leonard wasn’t laughing. He sat down next to you and knitted his eyebrows.
“This isn’t a laughing matter [Y/N]! What were you even thinking? You are human. You have your limits. What would have happened if you passed out elsewhere and hit your head on something?” the volume of his voice dropped as he talked and he traced his fingers on the dark rings under your eye.
You smiled at how sweet he was being. “Thank you for caring, Len and I’m sorry. I promise that I will take care of myself better from now on.”
Leonard scoffed and crossed his arms but you could still see the pink that dusted his cheeks.
“You better go to sleep. You are on sick leave for tomorrow. I’ll come and check on you.” he pushed your shoulders until you were on your back and he pulled the blanket so you were fully covered. When he tried to get up to leave your quarters, you grabbed his hand.
“You aren’t leaving me now, are you Len?” you grinned and gave his hand a sharp tug, making him fall on top of you.
“Dammit woman! If you wanted to cuddle you could have just asked?!”
You laughed while he took off his boots and got into the covers next to you. When your head found his chest and his arms your waist, you finally closed your burning eyes.
Bones thingy where the reader is really hot and bones has a huge crush on her and she’s really oblivious but Kirk is just eating it up and teases him constantly and accidentally lets it slip that bones likes her and it’s all fluffy💖 pretty please!
Word Count: 1061 Warnings: Author’s Note:
Y/N: your name | Y/L/N: your last name | Y/N/N: your nickname
Word Count: 2033
Warnings: I probably swore, I may have made some typos, and there maybe some injuries, near deaths, and angst in here…
A/N: Not really sure where this came from, but its gonna be at least two parts. Thanks to @writingwithadinosaur for being her crazy awesome self, and letting me send her all of the weirdness that comes from my computer
Not my GIF
You and Jim flirted as easily as your breathed. It was part of what drew the two of you together, although yours may have been less intentional than Jim’s.
But regardless, the two of you were thick as thieves before the end of your first year at the academy. You’d been at his side through Nero, helped Leonard bring him back from the dead after Khan, and you’d been the only person he’d told about his application for Vice Admiralty on Yorktown. You hadn’t told him that you didn’t want him to leave the Enterprise. You had encouraged him to do what would make him happy, but you were glad he’d changed his mind.
Through all of the years that you’d been friends, you hadn’t really flirted with him. In the beginning you had returned his flirtatious comments. But as time went on, you ceased all together. This hadn’t bothered Jim much before, but now he was driving himself nuts trying to figure out why.
Maybe it was after Krall, maybe it was when your face was the first he’d seen upon coming back to life, hell it could have been from the very first time he met you, but Jim was just now realizing how much you meant to him.
walked through the door into the Argus safe house and saw…well, he didn’t know
what he was seeing…
Reiter positioned himself between the two Olivers’ as if he were a referee
waiting for the bell to start an impossible boxing match. Both Olivers’ stood
staring at one another; old Oliver with a look of troubled nostalgia on his
aged face, and young Oliver with his mouth hanging open at the obvious
implications standing before him.
Reiter broke the uncomfortable silence in the room. “Someone say something. At least
shake hands. I went to a lot of trouble and quite a distance to bring you two
young Oliver finally spoke. “What the hell is going on here?”
continued to stay silent. He had nothing to add to the situation. He gazed at
his younger self and a myriad of memories filled his mind. He felt like he was
looking into a mirror; a magic mirror, one that reflected youth, vitality and a
long life ahead. Yet, he also knew how that life ahead would transpire. As he
looked on his younger self, he felt an urge to warn of dark tidings and
absences and loneliness.
Oliver spoke again; tones of the Green Arrow bringing his voice to a low pitch.
“Professor, I asked you what the hell is going on.” He flicked a glance at old
Oliver. “Is that…is that person supposed to be me?”
the two of them as if he were waiting for the outcome of an experiment. “Mr.
Queen,” he started to reply then stopped. His eyebrows furrowed as he realized
how confusing things will get by addressing the two men using the same name. “Uh,
this might be distracting if I keep calling you two Mr. Queen. Would you mind
if I called one of you Jonas? That is your middle name, right?”
shook his head. “No, I mean yes, I do mind.”
finally spoke. “Professor, you’re right. Calling both of us Mr. Queen or Oliver
will only make this more confusing. You can call me Jonas. My mother gave me
that name and I remember how much she liked it.”
closer at Jonas and recognition filled his mind. “She did like it, didn’t she? But
she never called me by it. Maybe a couple of times when I was a kid…” Oliver
stopped talking as he realized that he really was interacting with himself.
smile crept onto Jonas’s face. “Do you remember Thea used to tease you…uh, I mean
us? ‘Jonas is bogus’ she would say.”
“No one but Thea and I know about that.” He looked over at Reiter. “That’s…that’s
really me, isn’t it? How?”
answered. “That is going to take a bit to explain. I don’t think…”
knock fell on the front door. Then Felicity’s voice called out from the other
side. “Oliver, are you in there? What’s going on?”
and Jonas froze as the woman they loved called to them.
locked Oliver’s signal into her tablet, she jumped in her Hybrid and followed
the trace to his location. Thirty minutes later, she pulled up in front of a
small rambler sitting exposed between two vacant fields. She activated her Flir
software and saw three heat signatures inside. Oliver’s signal still showed as
if he was doubled, like two separate pieces of film superimposed onto one another.
up onto the tiny front porch and knocked on the front door. “Oliver, are you in
there? What’s going on?”
There was no
response. She tried the doorknob and found it unlocked. Time to solve this
mystery, she thought. Felicity pushed open the door and went inside.
she started to say, and then stopped in the doorway.
both Oliver’s spoke at once. Then Oliver looked at Jonas. “Uh, I think she’s
talking to me.”
only stand there in the small room and gaze at Felicity as if she was a dream
manifesting into reality. Ten years without her in his life brought a couple
tears from his eye, rolling down his old face; both happy and traumatic.
away from them and stood quietly aloof. He had hoped to only have to deal with
the two Oliver Queens’. From what he knew of Felicity Smoak, Reiter should have
anticipated her tenacity and technical expertise.
further into room and closed the door behind her. “Oliver…what the hell…”
nodded. “Yeah,” he said to her. “I was just asking the same thing.”
hear his reply. She kept her stare fixed on Jonas. The man was…well, he was
Oliver. Despite his obvious age, she could see the familiar contours of his
jaw, the blueness of his watery eyes as they leaked tears. Yes, most of the
physical attributes her Oliver still displayed had melted away with aging, but
the man could not be denied. It was Oliver Queen.
Jonas whispered. “Oh god…”
himself back into the group. “Ms. Smoak,” he addressed her. “I’m sorry, I wasn’t
expecting…” He shook his head. “Well, no matter. You’re here and maybe you
can help me explain to Oliver…uh, your Oliver, how all this is possible.” He
paused for a moment then went on. “Actually, the science that brought Jonas and
I to this time is probably past your comprehension as well.”
able to break free from staring at old Oliver and shifted her attention to the
Professor. “I’m sorry, who are you” she asked? “And why are you calling that…who
out a sigh and moved over to one of the chairs. He gestured at the battered
couch. “Please,” he said. “If you and Oliver will have a seat, I’ll try to
explain what I have in mind.”
turned to her Oliver. “Oliver, what’s going on here?”
have any answers either. “Felicity, this is Professor Reiter. He contacted me
during my jog this morning. He was not there; then he was, on some kind of wind
storm or whatever it was.”
stared at him, uncharacteristically at a loss for words.
on. “Anyway, he told me he can save Rene and Curtis.” He looked over at Jonas.
“Me and our…guest will be doing a team-up.”
at him. “What?”
he says he’s from the future, uh 2050 he said. He used to work for Argus,
developing their weapons technology. He said…well, he said the lasers that
killed Curtis and Rene were one of his projects.”
her head. “I don’t understand. If the lasers are…if he is from the future, how
interrupted them. “Oliver, Ms. Smoak; please. If you both will sit down, I will
answer your questions and try to bring you up to speed on what is going on.”
He gestured at the couch again.
Felicity’s hand and led her to the couch. “Okay Professor. Let’s hear it.”
moved to the couch, both of them glanced at Jonas again. It was his presence
that opened up Reiter’s credibility. They sat down and waited for the Professor
moved; toward the empty chair next to Reiter. He sat down and pain flashed
across his face, accompanied by a small gasp as his arthritis flared.
okay” Felicity tentatively asked him?
her question away. “It’s okay,” he told her. “Just years of abusing my body…and,
old age. It’s arthritis.”
struck with the knowledge that Oliver…Jonas was lying. There was something else
going on with him. She recognized his mannerisms by the way he kept his eyes
from looking at her when he answered. It was…it was weird but familiar how she
could read him in the same way she did with her Oliver. He was hiding
the connection she was making with his older self. He spoke to Reiter. “Okay
Professor, start from the beginning. I really don’t care about your science. I trust
Felicity to follow it enough to give me the fundamentals. I’m more interested
in Curtis and Rene. They are the only reason I’m sitting in this dump right
Oliver,” Reiter replied. He looked over
at Felicity. “Ms. Smoak, how much do you know about Quantum Mechanics and the
theory of folding space?”
what I learned from watching Star Trek,” she answered.
“I love that
show,” Reiter said. “I was always the first original series fan myself. Kirk and Spock and McCoy…just really great
nodded. “Yeah, it was great, but TNG was the best…”
Professor!” Oliver called out.
Reiter said. “But it was a damn fine show. Anyway, there is, or was a theory
out there called an Einstein-Rosen bridge. Ever heard of it…”
Reiter out and kept taking quick looks at Felicity. It took everything in him
to keep from getting out of his chair and taking her in his arms. To tell her
he was sorry…
Rating: PG for language and CHARACTER DEATH MENTION
A/N: Oh, Pavel Chekov, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Surprise, they’re all that he’s adorable and deserves love. I wish I could have done more today (curse an impromptu Texas highway drive with my dad), but I hope this is a good enough note to end things on. :)
Characters: Jim Kirk, Reader, Uhura, Ben, Sulu, Bones, Chekov mentioned
Warnings: marriage proposal,Kirk being charming, fluff, fluff, mega fluff,
super fluff, did I say fluff? UNEDITED
Author’s note: I love the movie the finest hours. Chris Pine
looks so damn good in that movie, so I used it as a theme for this one. Basically,
the reader loves 1950’s fashion and aesthetics, and Kirk knows this. So, he
uses his position as captain, and this love to melt her heart.
pst! request stuff please. :D
“So, What Do You say?”
The party was a starfleet wide event. Two weeks prior, an announcement
was sent to every member of Starfleet with the orders that they must attend. It
was to be held at York Town, which was just around a planned stop for the
Enterprise. Your boyfriend was buzzing with excitement, you figured it was just
because he wanted to hear tales from other captains about what was out in the
vastness of space. He would always get excited about that kind of thing. Jim
was a man of the stars. You were neutral about the party, till you found out
that it was themed; and that the theme was a 1950’s bash.
I recently re-watched The Final Problem and jotted down some
notes regarding things I have yet to read in other meta here on tumblr.
Perhaps, they are addressed on someone’s blog but I have yet to come across it.
Now, I can be completely and utterly wrong. As I was writing it, it felt super
duper meta but it made a lot of sense to me. Feel free to add or correct what I
have written. I’m putting this out here for a discussion about the text.
In order to even read this, you have to subscribe to or
entertain the idea that TFP is from John’s mind bungalow perspective. If you
aren’t of this opinion, you’ll likely think everything I am saying is nothing
but embellished bullshit. I assure you, I’m being entirely sincere.
The notes follow the events as they are laid out in the
episode since I wrote down bullet points as I was watching. I was going to
include pictures but alas, I am lazy.
The Final Problem displays every genre but romance and yet,
in its entirety it is a romance. There was a post going around that compared
the cinematic shots to other films. The dialogue and the music are also
genre-specific. I was tipped off initially because of the outrageous clown
sequence at the beginning. I thought that they would go through all the movie
genres and end up in romance but they did the opposite. This baffled me and
made me lose confidence that I knew what the hell was going on (that was just
the tip of the iceberg). There was no romance, partly because all the genre
switches serve a function to highlight the fact that indeed BBC Sherlock is a romance
as we have always known ever since S1E1. Of course, there is a lot of meta out
there already talking about how the show is perceived versus how it really is.
(I suspect that that Bond article Gattiss replied to was planted just to put
the idea of Bond and shitty movies into our head).
If we also extend this to John’s mind, the fact that he
deliberately avoids romance is pretty telling. He’s afraid to even consider it
in fear of its implication. I think this is the theme to the whole episode.
Romance is just another word for erotic love. We tend to think of it as
something naughty or bad and certainly John has this assumption but Eros as a
type of love is named explicitly to separate it from the other types. We are
tipped off that Eurus is a Greek name. Well so is Eros. Eros is the erotic love
(hence the root word), philia is friendship, agape is like a broader kind of
love, a love for humanity, that Jesus kind of love. You can easily google this
if you’re interested.
Eurus=John erotic self. This is not a stretch. In T6T they
made the phonetic leap from ammo to amo. This seems a bit of a reach honestly
since these are two common words. To me it’s like bowl and bowel. Perhaps I
have this impression since I live in a city that has a high population of
Spanish speakers. I would also think it is somewhat common knowledge for
English speakers. This is just an assumption of course. The phonetic link
between Eurus and Eros is less of a stretch since the pronunciation of Eurus
sounds almost the same as Eros to many of us. The actors routinely pronounced
it differently since that round gutteral Euuurr sound is a bit difficult. I
can’t say it without mimicking her voice.
Going forward with the idea that Eurus is John’s erotic
self, it’s interesting to note that Eurus looks a lot like Sherlock compared to
her other disguises. She has a wonderful mass of black curly hair that starkly
contrasts her vibrant blue eyes. This is interesting since John has only seen
her with reddish hair as the girl on the bus, light brown hair as the therapist,
and coming from Sherlock’s report, blonde hair when she was pretending to be
In the initial scene at 221B, I noticed the painting of a
man that is directly behind John in the living room is dark. Now, I’m sorta new
to tjlc so I’m not sure if you guys decoded this already. I always thought it
looked like John or a young William Shatner (The Kirk/Spock thing again?). We
don’t get a good look at it but it’s a white man with blondish short hair. From
my recollection, it’s always lit. Curiously, it’s dark in TFP. Perhaps, this
represents John in some way. It’s dark suggesting that’s he’s unconscious. I
could be reading into it though. You all tend to be better with the sets.
Under the assumption that Sherrinford=sherlock, one may
assume that Sherrinford is a code word for Sherlock that Mycroft uses and not
an actual place. And is it just me or the goddamn place looks like a penis?
Anyhow, Eurus is kept secure deep in Sherrinford. Deep, deep down there is that
erotic love (Eurus) at the center of John’s image of Sherlock. At least, that’s
how I read it. Perhaps I am off.
The next scene is in the plane. There is an empty baby seat
in the aisle. The little girl looks at it briefly. I of course, think this is
baby Rosie in some way. It’s interesting that it’s empty. I’m not sure what
this symbolizes yet. Perhaps it’s saying the babe ain’t real or perhaps it
represents the betrayal of Mary or the emptiness of John’s life as a father
married to Mary.
Another interesting thing that I noticed is that throughout
the episode all the deductions are freaking absurd. They sound more like the
jokes that people throw at Sherlock, like did you know what college I went to
by the coffee stain on my shirt? That kind of stupidity. I think that’s another
clue that we are in John’s mind because John’s isn’t really able to follow
Sherlock’s deductions. They seem to make sense but not really. They are
terribly far fetched.
Now, you can totally disagree with me on this next point.
But I believe the violin playing=sex. As soon as Sherlock plays his own song,
Eurus interprets it instantly as sex even though the song sounds absolutely
nothing like sex. It’s rather somber. But we should recognize it as Irene’s
theme. John in TLD mocked Sherlock asking him if they had random sexual
rendezvous. He’s suspicious and massively jealous that Sherlock has had sex
Eurus says something so interesting in this scene. She says
something along the line that “The man who sees through everything,
doesn’t see it.” In the dream world it’s the glass. This of course, is
laughable to us as the audience but just for second, think what it means
symbolically. She keeps directing him to it, but he can’t see it. Sherlock’s
super observant but for some reason he can’t tell that John wants him, can’t
tell that the glass isn’t really there. Oddly enough, the company is elephant
glass. John is aware that he desires Sherlock and can’t believe that Sherlock
who can read other people so easily can’t see this.
This little exchange between them is fascinating to me
because there is an element of philosophy here that isn’t totally ridiculous
like the stuff we’ve heard from her before. My personal favorite is the whole
shitey lot is “happiness is a pop song, sadness is poem.” Like ok,
what next level emo shit is that? The dialogue that I find interesting is when Sherlock
mentions that her playing is beautiful. She says she doesn’t know if it’s
beautiful, only that it’s right. Sherlock then replies that they are often the
same thing. Eurus immediately answers then what’s the point of beauty? So to
Sherlock, all things beautiful are right. However, Eurus doesn’t believe that they
are the same thing. Some things are beautiful and wrong. Now, John recognizes
the beauty in Sherlock (this sounds corny but it is after all, a necessity to
romance) but at this point John thinks his desire for Sherlock is wrong. It
isn’t right. He’s beautiful but it isn’t morally
Much has been said about the awful rape lines and I agree
with what has been posited by other bloggers that John is further demonizing
his sexuality since John is likely bisexual.
Simultaneously, John, Mycroft, and the governor are sitting
in the dude’s office talking about Eurus’ mind control. I think besides the
obvious genre level stupidity that we see in many Hollywood films, I think for
the meta, it is saying that giving Eurus your attention will compromise you,
meaning giving attention to your dark sexual thoughts compromises oneself, and subsequently
makes one dangerous and out of control. It’s not uncommon for people to link
sexual desire with the inability to control oneself. I think this further
demonizes John’s desire. The only practical solution is to ignore it
altogether. They really don’t have the option though since Eurus won’t be
ignored any longer.
Going back to the convo between Sherlock and his sister,
John further demonizes his sexuality, turning something beautiful into
something horrible. Eurus mentions Sherlock’s laugh. She says it’s her favorite
thing. John must love the sound of Sherlock’s laughter. She talks about making
him laugh all night and it makes you wonder if Sherlock and John stayed up all
night laughing and John all the while was extremely sexually aroused by him.
This seems almost like it would be a tender moment between Eurus and Sherlock
but Eurus (/John) immediately switches this to screaming. John thinks his
desire would harm Sherlock in some way.
But it doesn’t really matter because again, Eurus is taking
over the prison and John is losing his ability to control his desire although
he fights it. When Eurus finally attacks Sherlock she screams for everyone to
come in and stop her from killing Sherlock. John is evidently fighting with
Finally Moriarty (the manifestation of all evil gayness) shows
up. What’s interesting is the Queen song. People have already talked about the
song’s themes and what it says about coming out and embracing your sexuality.
But Moriarty, the evil gay takes out the earbuds right before the word ‘love.’
John is still unable to see that these desires can be connected to love. His
homosexual desire can in no way be connected to love. This is why all the
villains in the episode are queer coded because John villain codes all
queerness. One thing that strikes me is how Sherlock is interestingly less
flamboyant in this episode. Like this is the same guy who used the phase
“alarming shade of pink” and z-snapped as he screamed to some rando
at the bar that he knew ash.
But anyway! Back to TFP. In the flashback, the glass is
clearly there when Moriarty meets Eurus. Her reflection can easily be seen. I
wonder what the glass is supposed to symbolize. I wonder if it’s some form of
truth. The glass is not there when Eurus, John’s erotic self is visited by
Sherlock because there really is nothing separating them but it’s present when
Moriarty shows up. Moriarty and Eurus although supposedly want each other, they
actually, in truth don’t touch. This is perhaps a stretch. I’m just theorizing
here. This just may have to do with the fact that Eurus doesn’t think to take
over the prison until Moriarty shows up. Not that that makes sense or anything.
The surface plot of TFP makes little sense.
A random aside: Eurus mentions a so called brother of
Moriarty and says he’s as stationmaster. I wonder if in John’s mind he is
thinking of Culverton Smith.
The killing of the Governor’s wife instance is really
interesting because I honestly believe that it’s about Mary. She is the wife
after all. John curiously, is unable to kill the guy. I thought he would be
able to honestly, since he is soldier and has killed people and really only a
fool would think not executing the guy would not end up in the wife’s death as
well. But what’s significant for John is he can’t go against his moral code
(this is brought up a couple times in the ep). He can’t go against it even if
it results in causalities such as the wife’s death. You can certainly guess
what option he’d make in those stupid hypothetical train games.
Mary is brought up and the Gov asks what he would do to
bring her back. John doesn’t answer. What are we supposed to deduce about what
really happened to Mary? I don’t know if I’m looking at this too deeply but
Mary’s death and John’s involvement is freaking fishy (that wasn’t an aquarium
pun btw). Also later on the 3 Garidebbs room, John shouts that his “priorities
got a woman killed.” Hmmm….
Now to the Garrideb scene: There is red paint on the walls.
I hope its paint and not blood. Mycroft mentions that it is still fresh. This
reminds me of the text in T6T, “fresh paint to hide a smell.” There’s a huge window with an ocean in the
background. I think it’s already been established that water is feeling. This
isn’t unique to the show. That’s actually a rather old belief. That’s why the
water zodiac signs, Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio are thought to be ruled by
their emotions. The deductions Sherlock and Mycroft here again make no sense.
At least to me they don’t. They deduce that the guy had laser eye surgery
because of his nice clothing. This is absurd.
Again, John doesn’t quite understand the route of Sherlock’s thinking.
The Garrideb story is literally and figuratively dangling in
front of the viewer under the clear assumption they would know the significance
of this story to Doyle’s canon and yet, they gloss over it. I think they were
trying to rip the heart out of everything and make it just a cold, boring case
with forced stakes.
Afterwards, John is furious and Sherlock turns to him and
says “Don’t let Eurus distract you. Soldiers today.” The soldiers
thing comes off super bro, no homo and I think in a way it’s meant to. John was
an actual soldier. Largely being a soldier is about “duty,”
selflessness, and suppression for the greater good-well, supposedly. If John
thinks of his desire for Sherlock as selfish and bad, he would naturally
repress it under the guise of being a soldier. If you remember at Sherlock’s
grave in TRF, one of the most heartbreaking and powerful things John does is
straighten up and stand like a soldier. You could see him crumbling underneath
this futile attempt at control.
They then enter the next room and discuss the little girl on
the plane. They agree that they have to get the girl to crash or land in the
sea. Again, the sea and water are symbols for emotion. Later we find out that
the little girl is Eurus. Eurus is John. So, it is really John that has to land
in the water. He has no other choice. The only thing is whether or not Sherlock
will save him or doom him.
Next to the infamous “I love you” scene. I
sincerely believe the coffin is clearly John’s. The headroom shouldn’t be unnecessary
so why does Sherlock cut off a couple of inches? Maybe I don’t understand
coffins. He deduces that it’s Molly because she’s unmarried, practical about
death, and alone…Why can’t this be Irene Adler? There is no real logic in the
deduction to be Molly. Most of what he says from the coffin before Mycroft looks
at the lid is downright dumb speculation honestly. He assumes that it’s cheap
and therefore the person is unloved. One can easily say their family was poor.
But anyways, it’s a dream and John believes that Sherlock pulls shit out of
thin air. All that really matters is that Molly is a mirror for John. She’s
loved Sherlock forever or at least John thinks so. The first time he meets
Sherlock, Molly comes in with coffee and Sherlock remarks cruelly that her lips
are too small. John could tell that Molly liked Sherlock. Molly to me comes off
super ooc. She’s usually rather mousey but she’s somewhat forward and
aggressive in TFP. She has more traits of John than she normally has. I think
what’s important is that she’s always loved him and John has always loved
Sherlock. All the ASIP reminders as well as Sherlock running up the stairs at
Lauristan Gardens in HLV’s mind palace to get back to John the first time he
left him suggests that the two were in love at first sight. (I would love to
discuss this further but I feel that someone already wrote meta on this).
However, like John, Molly needs Sherlock to say it first.
People have already discussed this, John in addition, is super emotional in
this scene. Of course, he cares for Molly but he just looks downright dejected
especially after the confession.
"Saved Molly Hooper?“ This line rings awful and
trite. But they are utilizing the themes of genre and all it’s cliches. I think
what this line is actually saying about John is that he is afraid of love, he
thinks it will destroy him no matter how it happens, through his own death or
through the heartbreak that Sherlock doesn’t really love him, that even if
Sherlock says it to him, it’d be forced and empty. He thinks he’s meaningless
to Sherlock the way Molly thought she was meaningless to Sherlock in TRF.
Again, the discussion of John’s lack of self-worth has been largely discussed.
A random aside. Molly’s message machine: Dead Center of
Town? Is that a morgue joke? The timer is also really incorrect and suggestive
of a dream. I may be wrong about this but that last 30 seconds felt super long.
The next scene is where Sherlock has to shoot one of them. Mycroft’s
words are of course how John sees himself especially in relation to Sherlock
who he practically worships. He thinks he’s a
"stupid little man, little scrap of ordinariness,” and that
Sherlock can easily “find another”.
Again people talked about this before in other posts.
What’s interesting and also infuriating about this scene is
that John doesn’t actually do anything. Throughout the episode he merely gets
dragged along. His inaction is glaring
when Sherlock puts a gun to himself and John doesn’t intervene. This is his
dream and he can’t control his subconscious. Again, he thinks Eurus (his
desire) is an unstoppable threat to Sherlock.
Also, I kinda like this scene despite John’s silence because
it shows how underneath all his annoyance with Mycroft, John thinks he is a
The music as well, sounds straight up like a Bond movie
during this scene. I’m not familiar with Bond but it sounds like the stuff they
have playing during the trailers.
After they all hilariously get darted, Sherlock wakes up in
that room with the cut up pictures on the wall of Sherlock and Mycroft’s child
selves. Escaping from his confines, Sherlock literally breaks down the four
walls. Others have stated that not only is this a call back to the queen music
video but this is metaphorical to what the episode and the creators are doing,
breaking down the so called 4th wall and
interacting with the audience.
Meanwhile, John is in a deep well, chained to the bottom
submerged in water. Again water is feeling, water is love. John is chained to
the bottom drowning in his love but Sherlock can’t reach him. It’s hidden in
some place no one knows where, no one but Eurus. So the key to saving John from
the well is Eurus, the key to saving John from drowning in his love for
Sherlock is reconciling with John’s erotic self. In less fancy terms, if John
doesn’t have sex with Sherlock he will figuratively drown in his overwhelming
love for him. This show is so over the top dramatic in its romance that I am
inclined to believe it is actually a 15 year old gay boy’s modern angst filled
Sherlock AU. But I’m all for it, it’s so damned romantic I can hardly think
about it before my mind explodes. This is also why the rope which is actually a
chain btw saves him even though he was chained to the bottom of the well.
Because the thing that John thought was oppressing him, the thing he thought was
evil, his erotic desire is actually the thing that saves him. How fucking sexy
Meanwhile, Sherlock confronts his crazy Charlie Manson
sister. She threatens him to solve the final problem (Find redbeard through the
song). Meanwhile the plane is shaking around the same time that the well is
filing in with water. The scenes are shot back to back, connecting them, solidifying
that the little girl is John. They are both crying for help.
Sherlock then realizes that Redbeard is actually Victor. We
can tell by looking at the little kid that that kid is John. So, Redbeard=Victor=John.
But Sherlock can’t get to him until he reconciles with Eurus. Interestingly,
Eurus compares herself to no one. She felt like she was no one. She was
neglected, ignored. But in order to save John, Sherlock needs to connect to
Eurus. It’s the like most anti-no homo thing ever. There’s no platonic blah
blah. Connecting John’s desire and John’s love are essential for his survival.
In fact, all of them are the same thing. They are all John. It is worth noting
that everything is John but everything is about Sherlock.
Again, when we have the flashbacks of Victor, Eurus is
talking about the deep water, how Sherlock always finds himself here. The deep
water though, in my opinion is almost always John expressing his love for
Sherlock. We get a flashback of the pool
and the Reichenbach falls. At the pool in the Great Game, John with a chest
full of explosives attempts to sacrifice himself for Sherlock. Sherlock is
startled by this and it’s probably the first time that Sherlock knew that John
cared for him. During The Abominable Bride, John shows up at the Reichenbach
falls and saves Sherlock. Interestingly, the dark blue water from the aquarium
bounces off Sherlock’s face in the close up with the black back drop sequence suggesting
perhaps that John protected Sherlock again at the aquarium. Maybe this has
something to do with Mary again?
The song was addressed in an earlier post where someone
impressively decoded it, realizing that the “I’m lost without your
love” was added by Sherlock because just before you thought it couldn’t
get insanely more romantic, it had to go another mile. I still don’t understand
what the “seek my room.” part is supposed to mean. Maybe it refers to
something literal in the real world or perhaps it’s sexually suggestive. What’s super important though is that Sherlock
knows at this moment that the little girl in the plane is Eurus. This is
essential to solving the final problem and saving John Watson. The little girl
is the link between the different sides of John, the “friend” part of
him, the Redbeard/Victor John and the “erotic” Eurus John. The girl
is the both of them. The plane metaphor is where the literal falling in love
thing comes in to play. John is falling in love and has been but he’s so afraid
of landing. He’s so afraid of what it would do to him. He thinks it ends in
death. He needs Sherlock to coax him through the landing. Cause yes, again it
just gets even more fucking romantic.
When Sherlock delivers the line “Open your eyes,”
it brought shivers down my spine. I bet money that is super prominent in the
He keeps saying, “this time get it right.” It’s
referring to her killing Victor but it harkens again back to what is probably a
bitch load of regrets John has, especially in marrying Mary and never acting on
his feelings for Sherlock.
Then there is the Greg scene and the corny great guy, good
guy thing that references ASIP. It just shows again what John thinks of Sherlock.
This echoes again the “who you think I am is who I want to be” speech
in TLD. Sherlock had always wanted to be the hero John thinks he is. In this
scene, we see that John sincerely thinks that he already is this guy.
The whole “Emotional Context” thing is also important.
Eurus kept bringing this up throughout the episode. John says to Sherlock in
this scene that Sherlock gave her what she needed, emotional context and then
says, “It is what it is.” (The fkn johnlock line). What John needed to realize what that the
emotional context is central in accepting his erotic self. He needed to realize
that his love for Sherlock is not impure just because he desires him. That in
fact, a central part of that love is the desire. Consider as well that
Sherrinford is surrounded by a huge ocean, a symbol of John’s deep love for
The ending is weird as hell.
There’s a long violin duet between Sherlock and Eurus. I wonder what
song they are playing. It sounds gothic as all hell. He plays a part, she
repeats it, and then they play in concert together. Often people link love
making to music. It sounds weird and gross since it’s his sister but it’s not
really his sister.
Then there is the dreaded Mary speech. She is completely
wrong about Sherlock and John. Someone said that Mary is heteronormativity and
I agree. John thinks that he should be this straight guy who gets married and
has babies, who occasionally gets to go on adventures with his bro. I’m not
sure why they decided to end it this way. Maybe it’s because the show is showing
everything that it isn’t, starting with the obvious genre switch, the ooc-ness,
and the massive amount of plotholes. It appears like a shitty horror/action
flick when in fact, it’s actually a romance. All the characters are ooc but
they really are presenting certain aspects of the characters (mostly different
elements of john), and the plotholes are actually carefully laid out either to
aid the genre switch or to add a physical image in the episode of feelings and
thoughts (the chain for example). Once
you think it’s symbolic and from John’s Mind Bungalow, everything actually has
Oh and the fucking dummy…what the hell, I feel like that’s
a symbol for me. After watching the episode over I can’t believe I took it’s
seriously. It’s actually so ridiculous that I’m shocked I took it at face
value. I actually laughed a lot the second time around. That whole “Which
one is pain” statement was so downright dumb and reminiscent of shitty
teen horror flicks that I feel I should immediately have been alerted. But I
was too invested in Johnlock that I just wanted them to kiss. I didn’t want to
think. I didn’t care about the plot honestly.
On a final note, the Mary monologue also represents what history
has done to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, kept them imprisoned in this little
box, forcing them from realizing who they ACTUALLY are which of course, is gay
If you come across this, please share with other interested
meta writers who might have something to add or correct me on. Most of what
I’ve written are musings. I still think I need to watch all 3 episodes in order
again to flesh out my ideas but I thought some of y'all might be interested.
Prompt: Hello! May I request a prompt where the reader is bright, an engineer and asexual. She/he has problem opening up to the others because she/he is afraid of what they would want in exchange . I leave the pairing or lack of it up to you :-) You wrote so many great one-shots ( coming across asexual ones is so difficult), I’m sure it will be fine if you ever write it! :-) Thank you, I hope you have a good day/night!
Word Count: 631 NaNoWriMo Word Count: 12,139/50,000 Warnings: Being asexual, family abandonment, isolation Author’s Note: I hope I wrote this right
Prompt: i NEED more Kirksmut! in my life! Because there’s absolutely none! And that’s unacceptable!! So could you do one where Kirk & reader have been friends since practically birth?! They’ve done EVERYTHING together. Grew up together. Entered Starfleet together. Graduated together. Got assigned to the Enterprise together. But they’ve only just NOW started dating. But ever since they’ve made it official they’ve both been too busy to *make* it official? And they’re both more nervous than anything. And I’d really like more sweet and slow and unsure rather than 2 sex starved lunatics. And one more thing. Can Kirk go by ‘James’ from the reader, but no one else calls him that? Thats just always been a thing of mine. I’ve just always thought of him as James. Word Count: 1505 Warnings: Injury Author’s Note: Part 1!