Fic Wishlist March - The In-betweens of Sherlock Holmes
For March, I wish for fics describing the in-betweens of Sherlock’s life. I want to learn more about the less exciting aspects of life, and not only about the times when everything’s adrenaline and cases and experiments.
No, I want to read about how Sherlock deals with the tedium and minor annoyances of everyday life; getting clothes that doesn’t upset his senses, shopping for his poncy shampoo, going around and keeping himself updated with his homeless network, finding textbooks on his interests, getting his hair cut, cleaning the ceiling after an experiment gone wrong, going on the tube when the cabs won’t take him or he’s forgot his wallet (but not his Oystercard?) and how he manages when he does need to do errands in the crowded city without a case to distract him from all the information around him.
I want to know how he holds up, what gets under his skin, why he does the little things he does. I got inspired by a snippet from the latest chapter of On The Rack;
“Old habits are still in evidence, as Sherlock slips straight into a booth – his usual choice, as far away from the counter as he can physically get. John joins the queue and ponders for the umpteenth time why he always ends up getting their orders. At that moment, the barista bangs the filter holder twice against the drawer with a sharp metallic clang that cuts straight through the chatter of the early morning crowd. That must be the reason. The sharp noise of the steam, and the machine itself is probably enough to grate on Sherlock’s nerves.”
So this is my wish for March; more of what we Swedes call ‘kitchen sink realism’. The grey and unavoidable existence of everyday life.