Sherlock burst into the lab, charging over to where Molly was working. She glanced up briefly, but then returned her safety glasses shielded gaze back to the biopsy she was working with.
“Oh, hi. Is there something-”
“I think you should realize that in all reality I am not as impressive I sometimes act,” he fired off a bit breathlessly.
Molly straightened up and frowned. “Pardon?”
“Look, Molly…” He took a deep breath and blew it out slowly. “I explained this to John many years ago and I’ll explain it to you as well…I am no hero. I’m not superhuman or invincible, despite the way I may behave at times. But you, you are…remarkable.”
Molly slowly removed her glasses, eyes staying riveted to his.
“You are brave and selfless to a fault. You care about others and their feelings and wellbeing so very deeply, and would go to amazing lengths to help them. The way you live your life and treat others…” He paused, slowly shaking his head in quiet awe. “It makes you deserving of a very special sort of life…with…someone.”
She swallowed thickly while pulling her gloves off.
“A-and despite how I may…feel,” he said, appearing to taste the new words in his mouth with nervous curiosity. “I am afraid that perhaps I may not be- that is, for you I may not be enough of-”
“Sherlock,” Molly jumped in quickly. “I think I’ll stop you right there.”
He paused, raising a brow in question.
She smiled, quickly putting away what she had been working on. “I’ve got to get a report to a doctor upstairs, so maybe you can give me a few minutes and wait here?”
The corners of his delicious lips turned downward and he looked rather adorably injured at what must have seemed to him like disinterest, or perhaps even agreement with his concerns. Molly reached in her lab coat pocket though, before leaving, and handed him her phone and earbuds.
“Here,” she said while tapping the screen a few times. “Put these in and press play. And when I come back maybe you’ll have a clearer idea of where I stand on this issue.”
Sherlock took the device hesitantly but nodded in agreement, putting the earbuds in place. He hit play and she smiled at him before walking out the door.
Molly came back into the lab about five minutes later to see Sherlock greet her with a soft smile. She crossed the room to him slowly and accepted his return of her phone and earbuds.
“So…what did you think of the song?”
Sherlock gazed affectionately into her eyes, answering her in a low whisper. “Do you mean it?”
Molly nodded, smiled, and draped her arms around his neck. “I don’t want a hero or a fairytale or anything that’s out of the ordinary. This is enough- you are enough. You always have been. I don’t care how much you believe you fall short, because it doesn’t change how I feel about you. And what’s more, I know exactly what I want.”
“Something just like this?” Sherlock asked with a little smirk as he slid his hands around her waist.
Molly grinned. “Nice listening comprehension, detective. So, if you’re so smart, according to the song,” she went on softly, tugging him down a bit. “What else do I want?”
Sherlock feigned a thoughtful expression as he eyes her lips and bent further forward. “It seems…the very same thing that I do,” he whispered.
As their lips met and they became blissfully wrapped up in each other, they both finally felt like things were as they should be. Which didn’t mean it was a fairytale, no. It was far more simply and ordinary than all that. But they did each have something they wanted- someone they wanted.
Hiiiiii!! So... could you please, please give me some tips on writing smut? I'm stuck on a fic because whenever I read back on what I already wrote, it feels sooooo stupid and very unsexy lol
hiii! smut-writing, i feel is one of the hardest things to do–a lot of people i know struggle with writing it, to the point that they end up forgoing it altogether. i definitely also have trouble writing smut; i cannot even begin to count the number of times i read my own shit and was like ‘what….what the fuck is this shit’ so you’re definitely not alone there! (sometimes i write it and don’t ever proof-read it because i’m just so done™️ you know? i am a bad example, kids) just attempting to write smut is a good enough start!
i don’t know how good my tips for writing smut would be because i only ever started really writing smut when i entered the 1d fandom (the first time i wrote a full smut scene, i published the story as my first 1d fic) but i will definitely try to give you a list of things i personally like to keep in mind when writing smut.
first, figure out what you like/dislike first. read a bunch of fics, or smut scenes, and find out what you like/dislike. you found something hot in this one scene? great, now try to pinpoint what exactly it was. was it the dynamic? the position? the emotion behind it? writing smut will only be fun and sexy to you if you write what you like and what you think is sexy!
second, i find that focusing on feelings rather than actions is hotter. like, for example, i find the sentence “the heat in louis’ stomach flared when harry backed him up against the wall” rather than “harry backed him up against the wall”. i think a description of feelings adds a layer of sexiness, you know?
on that note, i think sensory descriptions are incredibly important as well. like take note of everything the character can feel, see, touch, taste, hear…and then describe the ones that are relevant. like in a scenario where they’re having morning sex, you’d maybe focus on the lazy way they’re moving, how their skin is still sleep warm and soft, the quiet gasps so as not to disturb the early morning…you wouldn’t really describe the birds chirping outside the window would you?
another thing i like to remember is to be vague. it’s tempting, i know, to detail everything out, but then it starts sounding methodological. ‘harry kissed louis, then slicked his fingers up, then blaaaah’. sounds like a lab sheet or something. i found, however, that a lot of things are sexier when left up to the reader’s imagination. of course, this doesn’t mean you just go around skipping a bunch of steps in the prep or whatever, because those are important, but. you don’t have to detail where one hand is all the time, you know? readers won’t magically think your character lost a hand. you just have to pick and choose.
also, remember that if you’re writing from one character’s pov, you don’t have to describe everything. humans’ brains can usually only occupy one thought at a time. for example, if harry is eating louis out, louis would be focused on the sensation of that, rather than, you know, maybe harry is jerking himself off while doing that. so you would describe how louis feels getting eaten out, without focusing/giving much attention to what harry is doing.
this is more of a personal preference than anything, but i also like to make sure there’s a bit of tension when it comes to the foreplay leading to the event, you know? not like, actual fighting and stuff, just a bit of a push and pull between the characters. to establish a charged energy, or like. a description of how one character looks so turned on and is trying to reign it in, until of course he can’t. i personally enjoy that. it makes the actual fucking seem like something well-deserved.
and, there you go! at the risk of sounding like a tutorial, those are my smut-writing tips! if they weren’t helpful………sorry. feel free to like, ask if you’ve got more questions, or if you just wanna chat about writing in general, my ask is always open for that. <3 good luck on your smut nonny!
Summary: “In some cases, these close binary systems can exchange mass, which may bring their evolution to stages that single stars cannot attain.”
You and Jaebum have been dating forever when Mark Tuan shows up in your classroom. You’ve always been against change - a bit debilitating, being a writer - but for some reason this new kid has you thinking there might be an upside to chaos.