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anonymous asked:

Hey sorry do you know any ‘being a couple for a case’ fic ? Thank you'

I CERTAINLY DO. It’s one of my favourite tropes of ALL TIME. Like, I reread these fics ALL THE TIME. I am just SO SAD that there’s no long-fic really strictly from Sherlock’s POV. Like I would LOVE for a fic where we see Sherlock’s thought processes about trying to get John to be his date / partner / whatever. 


ANYWAY. I added a few onto this list here, but here’s a full list of the ones in my bookmarks.

  • Wars We Fought, Things We’re Not by blueink3 (M | 55,126 w.) Five months after John’s world has fallen apart, Mycroft sends the consulting detective and his doctor on a case that neither is prepared for. [[**FAVE. You have to check this one out!**]]
  • I can’t pretend by Salambo06 (E | 7,692 w.) - They had arrived more than a hour ago, and the moment they had walked inside the hotel reception, John had understood why Sherlock hadn’t wanted to come. Two men, posh suits and expensive watches on their wrists, had come to greet them with sharp remarks and badly hidden mockery, and John had seen red. Sherlock hadn’t said anything, mostly ignoring the two men entirely, and without thinking twice about it, John had slid an arm around Sherlock’s waist and introduced himself as his husband. [[AHHH so much pining John, I love it. Sherlock is so good to him!!]]
  • A Hundred Thousand Ways to Say the Name John by Jberry (E | 16,825 w.) John Watson and Sherlock Holmes must solve a case on a cruise ship. To get close to the crew and passengers, they must get married for the case on the Baetica. However, their relationship hits rocky seas both due to the case and internal conflicts. Part 1 of Baetica [[FAVE!!! MUST READ!!]]
  • Twelfth Night by yourdykeinshiningarmor (E | 15,139 w.) - John is invited to his aunt’s Twelfth Night ball. Sherlock offers to attend with him as a friendly face among strangers, but John’s family force him to address his true feelings for Sherlock. [[this one is cute]]
  • Till Death Do Us Part by prettysailorsoldier (M | 15,390 w.) - When Sherlock links a recent spree of murder-suicides to a psychologist who specializes in marriage counselling, there’s really only one thing to do: Go undercover as a couple in hopes of drawing the killer out. Faking a relationship seems easy enough, but things take a turn when their real issues start to creep into the sessions, and, all the while, a killer is watching, waiting in the shadows for their chance to strike. Part 12 of 25 Days of Johnlock [[OH GOD this one is lovely. Lots of pain but happy ending]]
  • That Partitioning of the Things of Youth by wearitcounts (Sher_locked_up) (E | 35,353 w.)Victor Trevor is in town, and nobody’s happy. [[I really like this one. Jealous John AND Sherlock and lots of Angst]].
  • What I Hide By My Language, My Body Utters by PixChuu22 (M | 9,047 w.) - Based on a prompt from Tumblr user thetwogaydetectives - “fake relationship that ends up being so real, they finally realize they are in love.” (I like this one. They end up together because of a case).
  • The Case of the Made-Up Case by DoubleNegative (T | 2,394) - Sherlock takes John to a club. For a “case.” Yes, John, a case. Part 1 of The (Secret) Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [[CUTE!]]
  • The Newlywed Game: Johnlock Edition by patternofdefiance (E | 9,020) - John and Sherlock pretend to be married in order to be contestants in a Newlywed Game. Of course it’s for a case. Of course it doesn’t stay that way. Part 8 of I Blame Tumblr [[LOVE THIS ONE. It’s so cute!]]
  • A Case of Identity by jkay1980 (T | 91,009 w.)John and Sherlock have succeeded in rebuilding their friendship after Sherlock’s fake suicide, but an unusual case puts their relationship to the test. They pretend to be engaged and attend a marriage counseling workshop. Under the pretext of the case, Sherlock turns out to be a master of seduction, and John finally learns he might like Sherlock more than he thought. Slowly, John discovers that he loves Sherlock not only in a friendly, brotherly way, but both men have to fight their own demons before they can think of taking their relationship to a new level… [[I love this fic. It’s a really great long-fic!]]
  • A Bit of Indulgence by beltainefaerie (NR | 3,364 w.) -  A case leads John and Sherlock to fake being boyfriends and John runs into an old acquaintance. [[This one is so domestic and cute GUH I love it.]]
  • The Norwood Love Builders by flawedamythyst (T | 47,798 w.) - Sherlock and John go undercover to solve the murder of Joanna Oldacre, but things are complicated by the many feelings John has been repressing in the wake of Sherlock’s faked death and return. [[OMG this is like my FAVOURITE fic in this genre ever. It’s SO good and well characterized]].
  • Hitting the Water at Sixty Miles an Hour by what_alchemy (E | 30,568 w.) “You love your mother, Sherlock?”John watched the muscles in Sherlock’s jaw jump. He nodded in one sharp jerk.“Then we’re going to her party and making her happy.” John let out a resigned sigh. “As a ruddy couple, you bastard.”
  • Once More, With Feeling by cellard00rs (T | 21,178 w.) - To put off his meddlesome, matchmaking mother, John convinces Sherlock to play the role of his significant other. Unparalleled awkwardness ensues. [[nice amount of fluff and pining!]]
  • Hope Springs Eternal by QuinnAnderson (T | 4,054 w.) - John Watson and Sherlock Holmes go on holiday, and Sherlock has romance on the brain. [[Another cute one!]]
  • Five Times They Kissed for a Case, and One Time They Kissed for Real by fleetwood_mouse (M | 32,406) - A stolen ring! An artful blogger! And many more adventures for your enjoyment.
  • Disguises are always a self-portrait by yellowteapots (NR | 6,223 w.) - They were headed to a Pride Fest for a case-triple suicide/murder- which, of course mean they had to pretend to be couple. John had a suspicion Mycroft took a fairly sadistic glee in booking them a (single king-sized bed) room at the most romantic B&B in town. (I LOVE THIS ONE SO MUCH)
  • A Silver Sixpence by doodle (E | 16,400 w. LIVEJOURNAL) - John and Sherlock have to get married for a case, and learn some things about each other. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this story, though its only fault is that it’s on LiveJournal… (PITA to read on mobile)


Here are a couple where either John or Sherlock have amnesia and they think that they are each other’s husband or partner.

  • Among the Secret Things by Kate_Lear (E | 26,073 w.) - Sherlock would be the last person to describe himself as given to flights of fancy, but at the look on Lestrade’s face he could swear that something inside him curls up and dies. Part 1 of Among the Secret Things
  • What Meets the Eye by worldaccordingtofangirls (M | 8,251 w.) Amnesia is just another case to solve. Piece together unfamiliar faces, reconstruct the old identity, the lost reality. A challenge that Sherlock could even enjoy. He can read people like books. The man with the silver hair is his boss. The tottering old woman, his landlady. The girl with the worried look in her eyes…infatuated. And as for John Watson? His husband. Obviously.


So these aren’t necessarily relationships, or weren’t tagged as such, but contains some other “for a case” fics!

  • Midnight Blue Serenity by BeautifulFiction (E | 151,907w.) - When Sherlock infiltrates a club in order to track down a serial killer, his altered appearance is enough to make John question his assumption that Sherlock is beyond his reach. However, is he the only one who appreciates his flatmate’s charms, or is Sherlock at risk of becoming the next victim? [[THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVE FICS OF ALL TIME. tw for gore-ish type things near the end.]]
  • It Isn’t Strange Until You Think About It by ivyblossom (T | 4,596 w.) - John tells the truth about how it happened. For some reason, “it’s for a case” always seems to do the trick.
  • The Case of the Vanishing Pants by SwissMiss (E | 44,025 w.) - Five times John and Sherlock lost their pants for a case. [[there are some angsty bits in this, but I did giggle at a few scenes]]


Here are a few that aren’t REALLY “for a case” but they end up together or the Johnlock is strong in it because of cases or because of situations.

  • Rescue by missilemuse (T | 2,574 w.) - If this was the way Sherlock Holmes loved, it was no wonder why he had avoided the damned emotion for over half of his life. Part 6 of Reichenbach To Return [[this isn’t really Johnlock, but it is… it’s non-ad10ck ad10ck. You have to read it to understand. It’s SO good and painful, trust me. Sherlock!Whump and pining]].
  • Five Times John Noticed But Didn’t Really by ScandalousMinds (T| 6,383 w.) 5 times John (thought) he noticed something peculiar about his and Sherlock’s relationship but really missed the obvious.
  • A Need To Know Basis by mattsloved1 (K+| 964 w., FFNet) - As the cab door shut firmly, the DI had yelled out they were to make an appearance at Scotland Yard the next day. It was while John watched London pass by that it happened. (short and sweet!! I love it!!)
  • Hallowed Eve by EventHorizon (T | 14,750 w.) - It probably wasn’t the smartest idea to let Sherlock choose the costumes for Halloween, but John never considered himself the smartest man in the room, anyway. (It’s a couple’s costume thing!)
  • Equine Arse Anonymity by Kayjaykayme (E | 3,834 w.) - Sherlock needs to speak with suspects at a fancy dress ball. He chooses a couple’s costume for himself and John. It is logical, practical and well thought out. John doesn’t agree and exacts sweet revenge.
  • Maybe This Christmas by feverishsea for leopardwrites (T | 6,021 w.) Anthea has given up her life, her own desires, even her name in service of something greater than herself. But that doesn’t mean she can’t see when someone else wants something – even if she doesn’t happen to care overmuch for that person. And it doesn’t mean she isn’t willing to help. (Anthea gets the boys together)
  • You Can Imagine the Christmas Dinners by ardenteurophile  (T | 23,584 w.) Sherlock takes John along for Christmas dinner with Mycroft and Mummy (And “Anthea”, too). Over the course of the evening, John realises that everyone in the room - apart from him - seems to think that he and Sherlock are a couple. Part 2 of Xmas Dinners Verse (I LOVE THIS ONE)
  • The Sexual Awakening of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson by suitesamba (M | 24,579 w.) Sherlock owes Mycroft a favor. Mycroft calls in that favor by offering Sherlock’s consulting services in a charity auction. Sherlock and John soon find themselves at the country manor of Mrs. Ives-Patton Smarmington III - not very coincidentally a long-time friend of Sherlock’s mother - where they are reluctant participants in her Murder Mystery Weekend. It’s a play within a play for Sherlock and John, and their roles for the weekend event bleed over into their real lives, waking the sleeping dragons within. Or In which John learns that Sherlock owing Mycroft a favor is very suspect, and Sherlock has a very bad idea.

Hope those satisfy! Alex also has a list that has some ACD Holmes on the list too!

Andy: [My proposal] was perfect and magical, I’ll say that. She didn’t know it was gonna happen, we were in a beautiful place that was very special to both of us. I was by a fire pit with, like, a glowing amber light. I got down on one knee. Like the stuff I said was perfect. I can’t tell you how great it went.

Akiva: I believe it because I was at your wedding and your wedding was also –

Jorma: Truly the most magical vows I’ve ever heard.

Andy: I really gotta bring it. My wife is a poet, so if I’m half-assing it then it’s gonna be pretty clear.


anonymous asked:

You always have such great fic recs! I have a looong cross-country flight coming up and am looking for some multi-chapter fics to wile away the hours in the flying tin can. Preferences in order of priority: *very* in-character (anything OOC kills it for me), slow burn/first time, not AU (ACD is good tho!) Any rating. Have read all the fandom classics so looking for less-known or newish. For reference two of my favorite ever fics are Quiet Man, & Safe Distance. Thank you Steph! You are the best!!

AHHH Nonny!! Sorry I just saw this, so I hope I’m not too late for your cross-country flight! All I saw was “multi-chapter long” and I put it aside to attach to 2 other asks of similar requests. BUT because this is time-sensitive, I’ll give you a few to tide you over! I’m actually working on a TONNE of fic rec lists:

(essentially I create a new textedit document every time I get a “different” request from others I have) and was going to add this ask to my “long fics” request I received a month or so ago. Okay, so instead, I’ll pull some long fics from my “Fave Fics Ever” List for you that I have so far (I still have 15 more pages of bookmarks to go through, plus all 1000 fics on my FFNet account, so, WHEE. Being meticulous is ridiculous). 

It’s hard to choose, so I limited it to my go-to long fics for you that I have ALREADY sorted on my lists you see in that window above there :D I’ve put them in word count order for you :D

TOP 20 FAVE 40K+ w. FICS || APRIL 2017

Goodness Gives Extras by mydwynter (E, 39,629 w. || Fluff & Angst, Case Fic, Oral / Anal, Humour, First Time, Miscommunication, Snark, Christmas) – Christmas time. ‘Tis the season to settle down with a drink, some food and a present or two, and to enjoy the quiet relaxation of the holiday. Instead, there’s a case that drags them all over, missing presents, disappointed kids, angry parents, and a freak snowfall. On top of that John has to deal with Sherlock, who is being even more of a prat than usual. He really shouldn’t have expected anything different. (okay I’m cheating with the word count on this one but it’s so good!! One of my ALL TIME FAVES)

Right Hand Man by SilentAuror (E, 42,031 w. ||  H/C, Injury, Slow Burn, Infidelity, Mary is Not Nice) – When John’s left arm becomes paralysed after a car accident, Mary asks Sherlock to take him back to Baker Street to recuperate, as she’s about to give birth. Despite the fact that the search for Moriarty is ongoing, Sherlock takes John in and takes responsibility for overseeing his rehabilitation as he adjusts to the loss of his arm. (FAVE FAVE FAVE)

Guidelines by WithLoweredVoices (M, 43,018 w. || Winglock || Angels, Fantasy, Angst, BAMF! John, War) – The Good Soldier, one of the oldest and strongest of the fallen, is offered a bargain: to live as John Watson and to Guide a fledgling archangel so that he will stay on the path of good. Of course, Sherlock Holmes has different ideas about his destiny. Fantasy AU. Warnings for violence, occasional gore, and a whole load of hurt and angst.

The Case of the Vanishing Pants by SwissMiss (E, 44,025 w. || Post-TRF, Case Fic, UST, Homophobia, Friends to Lovers) – Five times John and Sherlock lost their pants in the course of a case.

Left by lifeonmars (M, 45,153 w. || Magical Realism) – John Watson is left-handed. He’s tried not to let it affect his life, but as any Lefty knows, that’s almost impossible.

The Norwood Love Builders by flawedamythyst (T, 47,798 w. || Fake Relationship, Slow Burn, Post TRF Angst) – Sherlock and John go undercover to solve the murder of Joanna Oldacre, but things are complicated by the many feelings John has been repressing in the wake of Sherlock’s faked death and return.

Triage by scullyseviltwin (E, 51,612 w. || Character Injury, Introspection) – Sherlock’s mind goes exceedingly, devastatingly quiet and gray-blank. When he speaks it’s through a thick haze, it’s through molasses, he’s so disconnected from the words that it may as well be the unconscious shooter speaking.

Coventry by standbygo (E, 52,020 w. || Dollhouse AU, First Time/Kiss, BAMF John, Slow Burn, Falling in Love, Case Fic) – “Let me get this straight,” John said, wondering when his life had become a science fiction film. “Some guy orders up a personality, a person, to his specifications, and they program this into a real live person, who has consented to do this, and she goes to this person and acts as his wife, or lawyer, or Royal Marine, or Navy Seal or what have you, and she has all the skills, all the knowledge, everything? Then you say the magic words, and she follows you back to The House, and they erase it all until her next appointment?”

Guilty Secrets by Ellipsical (E, 55,055 w. || Drumsticks, First Time, Love Confession, Self-Sexual-Discovery) – John has a prostate exam and discovers something surprising about himself. Experimentation follows. Sherlock wants to help. They’re in love. You know the drill.

Wars We Fought, Things We’re Not by blueink3 (M, 55,204 w. || Parentlock, Fluff & Angst, Kidnapping, Whump, Post-TAB, UST, Slow Burn, Couple for a Case) –  Five months after John’s world has fallen apart, Mycroft sends the consulting detective and his doctor on a case that neither is prepared for.

The Progress of Sherlock Holmes by ivyblossom (E, 62,006 w || Sherlock POV, Pining, Angst, Slow Burn, Infidelity, Sherlock Learns About Himself, Happy Ending) – Sherlock struggles with his feelings for John, makes a mistake, and learns just how important he and John are to each other. Non-BBC Mary / John, but it’s a *complicated* relationship.

Perdition’s Flames by i_ship_an_armada (E, 63,435 w., || Treklock AU, Est. Rel, Genetic Engineering, Angst & Fluff, BAMF!John) – Sherlock would do anything to save him. Risk anything. Give anything. His money, his life. His soul. What he does, though, is change both of their destinies forever. Genetic re-engineering is the only option left. It turns out researchers underestimated the life expectancy and potential abilities of genetically re-engineered subjects. The British government and what would eventually become the United Federation of Planets, however, had not. Part 1 of PF Universe

The Green Blade by verityburns (T, 72,929 w. || Casefic, Bromance) – As a serial killer hits the headlines, the police are out of their depth and the next victim is out of time. With faith in Sherlock Holmes at an all time low, this is a case which will push loyalties to the limit…

The Moonlight and the Frost by CaitlinFairchild (E, 77,289 w. || Case Fic, Post-HLV, Self Harm, Virgin Sherlock, First Time, Oral/Anal/Rimming, Romance, Angst, Mary is Not Nice) – John has to somehow rebuild his life in the wake of Mary’s betrayal and Sherlock’s deceptions.

A Case of Identity by jkay1980 (T, 91,009 w. || Fake Relationship, Post-TRF, Case Fic) – John and Sherlock have succeeded in rebuilding their friendship after Sherlock’s fake suicide, but an unusual case puts their relationship to the test. They pretend to be engaged and attend a marriage counseling workshop. Under the pretext of the case, Sherlock turns out to be a master of seduction, and John finally learns he might like Sherlock more than he thought. Slowly, John discovers that he loves Sherlock not only in a friendly, brotherly way, but both men have to fight their own demons before they can think of taking their relationship to a new level… [[I love this fic SO MUCH]]

Shatter the Darkness (Let the Light In) by MojoFlower (E, 109,683 w. || GenieLock, Torture, H/C, Magical Realism) Fairy tales are for those who remember how to dream; not John Watson, broken and hiding from his bleak future in a beige bedsit. But then he discovers a lamp and finds himself in the dangerous riptide of an enigmatic man whose very existence is unbelievable, murder charges against his sister, and the growing pains of feeling alive once more. {{This is a REALLY great story, which tears at your heart consistently}}.

Breakable by MissDavis (E, 117,627 w. || Established, Fluff/Angst, Depression, Paralysis, Happy-ish Ending) – After John is seriously injured, Sherlock struggles to figure out how to help him, keep himself sane, and maybe, just maybe, get their life back to the way it’s supposed to be. Part 1 of Breakable Not Broken

Midnight Blue Serenity by BeautifulFiction (E, 151,907 w. || Friends to Lovers, Gay Bar / For a Case, Drugs, Pining, Case Fic, UST) – When Sherlock infiltrates a club in order to track down a serial killer, his altered appearance is enough to make John question his assumption that Sherlock is beyond his reach. However, is he the only one who appreciates his flatmate’s charms, or is Sherlock at risk of becoming the next victim?

A Fold in the Universe by darkest_bird (E, 152,857 w. || O-John, A-Sherlock || Body Swap, Crossing Universes, DubCon, H/C, Angst, Happy Ending) – Alpha Sherlock and Omega John are in a relationship. Prime Sherlock and Prime John are not. So what happens when a freak fold in the universe switches one John for the other?

Performance In a Leading Role by Mad_Lori  (E, 156,714 w. || Hollywood AU, Coming Out, Show Business) – Sherlock Holmes is an Oscar winner in the midst of a career slump. John Watson is an Everyman actor trapped in the rom-com ghetto. When they are cast as a gay couple in a new independent drama, will they surprise each other? Will their on-screen romance make its way into the real world?


please tell me this was joanna’s strategy everywhere she stopped while trying to find jaeris

(this joke is courtesy of @stimpoweredgiraffe and @cosmignon, who came up with this and make me appreciate Joannna and Jaeris 5000% more, what lovely dorks)

Shirayuki was starting to feel some false pride in her sneaking and stealth skills, but something inside her said that the reason nobody caught her yet was because the place was a mess after the news of the recent attack on the Sreg fort near Willant spread like wildfire, that even guards from Larias in the far north were required to attend immediately as many there were injured and manpower was desperately needed. And since the messenger birds could not survive in colder weather because of their tropical origin it was out of question sending a telegram to the northern checkpoint and only one man whether tired and injured or not could convey the message as fast as possible.

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Leonard McCoy Headcanons

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Just some Bones things

  • Bones and substance abuse  - Check out The Theory of Joanna McCoy first. How Bones would react to discovering that a friend/coworker struggles with substance abuse.
  • Leonard McCoy - a TOS headcanon, heartcanon, soulcanon, and crotch-canon
  • Interlude - what did Len do between Jocelyn and Jim, anyway?
  • Fire - Does Len’s anger burn hot or cold?

Bones as a doctor

  • Bones and the balance between objectivity and empathy - Bones is the most complex character of anything ever, and it irks me when folks are surprised at this. A clumsy attempt at teasing apart the paradox that is Leonard McCoy, as it relates to medical ethics and professionalism.
  • Anna’s Perioperative Playlist Challenge - What is on Bones’ surgery playlist? Original, Part II.

Bones as a daddy

  • The Theory of Joanna McCoy - A story of grief, self-medication, and how Bones loses his baby girl. Many of my Len headcanons stem from this one - it was my first and best, and the one I feel most strongly about. Check it out first.

Sexy Bones

  •  Leonard McCoy in bed - technically McKirk (’cause it’s always McKirk), but this one is long, and full of smutty!Len things.

Link to Anna’s Masterlist here.

Night on the town, part 9

Pairing: Leonard McCoy x Reader

Word Count: 2699

Warnings: Angst and language

Part 1  part 2  part 3 part 4  part 5  part 6 part 7  part 8

To say that your grandfather was surprised at the announcement was an understatement.  It took him several minutes to finally make a sound. Thankfully, he was supportive and delighted that he would have a great-grandchild in the near future.  However, you could tell there was the underlying point of Leonard he was thinking about.  While he had never met him, he felt like he knew the man.  You had talked so much about him and how he was such a good man, it was obvious that you loved him.  He felt that Leonard should know about the baby.  That perhaps could heal some of the pain that was burning a hole in you both.  There was so much pain built inside you right now you were unsure of when or if you could tell Leonard about the baby.  You were still in shock, truth be told.  The signs were there all along and you are a doctor you should have seen them first. It had not been until you ran for the bathroom after landing in Maine had you realized what the cause had been. It was just a tricorder wave later and you were correct.  A little life made from love growing inside you.

You still loved Leonard; there was no doubt of it.  As you were certain he loved you as well.  Nevertheless, there was no choice between his daughter and you.  It would not be fair for you to force him to choose, not that you wanted to.  You preferred having everyone together but Joanna hated you and it was something that could not be avoided right now.  That was something to think about another time.  Now you had to decide what you were going to do.  Could you go back to the Enterprise, work beside Leonard day in and day out as you grew his child, and not be together?  Did you want to raise your baby on a starship like that? It hurt thinking of it.  

Two days later, just three days since you had been home your transmitted your resignation to Jim.  It had to go to him first before it would be passed on to Starfleet Command.  At the end of the crew’s leave, you would start looking for a job in a hospital or somewhere close by so that you could live with your grandfather.  You needed something close to the little family you had left so you had some support raising the baby on Earth.  The decision had finally been made when on the third day you knew that Leonard did not intend to contact you.  Not only did he let you walk out the door but also he had not made one attempt at contact.  Maybe it was for the best.  At least that it what you tried to tell yourself as you transmitted the request.


There was so much more going on in the world that you did not know.  Especially down in Georgia where Margaret was berating Leonard daily about how he needed to go chase you down and get on his knees begging for forgiveness.  He had thought about it many times.  You were on his mind constantly and he did not know how to reconcile that with the anger Joanna had for you.  There was no doubt in his mind that you would never have hurt Joanna but you were right that he would question it if his daughter had said it.  How could he not?  She was his daughter.

At first, Joanna was ecstatic that her plan worked.  You were out of the way and she had her dad all to herself.  In her mind now, he would be happy just to have her around and they could spend all their time together.  It never occurred to her that she would be going back to her mother soon and leaving her dad alone, once more.  At least not until she saw him crying on the porch the night you left. In as long as she could remember she had never seen him cry.  Well not like this.  He cried whenever it was time for Joanna to go home with her mom but the crying now was different.  It was as though someone died.

“Dad?  You okay?”  Leonard sat up straight wiping his face quickly trying to hide the tears.  He voice cracked as he answered.  Clearing his throat quickly, he tried to sound like everything was fine.

“Yeah…  I’m fine baby.”  She knew he was lying.  As she walked towards him, she frowned with a tinge of hurt.

“No you aren’t.  Is it because [Y/N] left?  You don’t need her dad.  You got me.”  Joanna tried to show him the good side of it.  He sniffed, wiping his face again with a quiet laugh.

“Yeah I have you kid. Right up until your mom comes to get you.  And we go back to only seeing each other through transmissions until she lets me get some time with you again.  I’m not sure why you don’t like her, Joanna.  You never gave her a chance to show you how amazing she is.  She was so nervous to meet you and afraid you wouldn’t like her.  [Y/N] is a good person and I love her so much.  But doesn’t matter now.”  Leonard shocked her as he stood up and walked off.  He had never done that before.  Now there was guilt growing inside her and she did not like it.


Across the country Jim was seated at one of the old bar hangouts nursing a beer.  He was remembering all the good times and a few of the not so good times, he had there in the past.  Iowa, while it was technically home, was not feeling so much like it anymore.  Jim was bored out of his mind and alcohol could only do so much.  He paid his tab before heading back to his mom’s house. At some point, he thought it would be wise to get a place of his own, especially for times like this when he really had nowhere else to go but here.

Jim’s mom kissed his cheek as he walked back in.  “Jimmy, there is something going off in your room.  It has been alerting for the past few hours.”  He frowned as he walked towards the back of the house, hearing the alert as he entered the room.  There only alerts he should be receiving were emergent alerts.  Everything else could wait until he got back to the ship. Picking up the PADD, he read over the request.  You were resigning, not only from the Enterprise, but also from Starfleet.  He through the PADD down on the bed, angrily.

“What the…  Oh hell no.  That’s not happening.” What happened in the short time on leave that you were leaving Starfleet and Leonard?  Jim needed to know for himself because he sure as hell was not going to let you leave without an explanation.  He packed up quickly and headed towards Georgia.  Good thing he remembered how to get to the McCoy place.  Within a few hours, he was standing on the porch banging on the front door.  “Bones, [Y/N], you home?”

Margaret open the door with a relieved smile.  “Oh James I am so glad you are here.  Go talk some sense into that man.”  Dread started to build in his stomach.

“What sense am I talking into Bones?  It got something to do with [Y/N]’s resignation I received this morning?”  She nodded, moving to make way to let him in. “Where is [Y/N]?”

“She left a few days ago. Went home to Maine with her family. Leonard is…  He is a mess James.  You have to talk to him.”  Margaret led Jim out towards the pasture in the back.  Leonard was watching Joanna ride one of the horses.  He looked worse than Jim had ever seen him.  Margaret nodded towards the pair before walking back into the house.

“Want to tell me why I got a resignation request this morning from [Y/N]?”  Jim’s voice startled Leonard, but was even more startled at what he said.  Turning to look at the man, he had to hold back to keep from crying.

“She resigned?  From the Enterprise?”  Jim shook her head pulling the PADD out of his bag and handing it to Leonard.

“No from Starfleet. Bones… What the hell happened? You just asked her to marry you. Did she change her mind and take off? What the hell man?”  Leonard looked down at the ground, unable to bring himself to look at Jim.  

“She knew she would lose against Joanna.”  He said it just above a whisper.

“What do you mean ‘lose against Joanna?’  [Y/N] wanted to meet her.  Damn if I didn’t listen to it many times about how she wanted the meeting to be perfect and how she couldn’t wait for you to have the time to spend with your daughter.”  Jim was growing frustrated, and it showed.

“I know.  I think she was as excited as I was when Joanna arrived. Just for the fact of how happy, I was to see her.  She gave me all the room and time with Joanna that I needed.  She did not ask for anything.  I accused her of doing or saying something to Joanna when she started acting rude towards [Y/N].  It did not even cross my mind that she would never do such a thing.  Especially something like that, that would hurt me. Joanna just thinks things should be great now.  I’m lost Jim. I lost the love of my life.  I can’t…”  Leonard’s words froze on his tongue.  He could not go further, for fear of completely losing it here in front of his best friend and his daughter.  Walking off towards the house, he did not give either one a glance.  He had to get away.

Joanna stopped her horse watching her father walk off looking defeated with his shoulders limp. Jim watched him walk away until he disappeared into the house, before looking back to Joanna.  “What did you do?  And don’t lie to me like you do your dad.  I don’t believe the bull.”

She bit the inside of her cheek before she tried to story out on Jim.  “She was trying to take my dad away.”  Jim rolled his eyes.

“That’s crap and you know it Joanna.  Your mom did that a long time ago.  Your dad loves you too much to talk bad about your mom but I don’t give a damn about that woman.  Do you know why your dad had to join Starfleet?”  Joanna walked her horse towards the gate, and then slid off landing lightly the ground.  Looking up to Jim, she nodded.  “Okay what story did your mom tell you?”

“She said he wanted to get away from us.”  Jim laughed coldly.

“Of course she did. Well that was a complete lie. Jocelyn forced him to leave the planet. He wasn’t allowed to come within distance of her or you unless she allowed it.  She made him miserable by keeping him from you.  He fought so hard to have more time with you but she lied and made sure she is in control of how and when he sees you.  I’m sure she filled your head with how awful [Y/N] is, and how she wants to do all these awful things like make your dad happy. Your mom wants to make sure that Bones is miserable for the rest of his days.  She is teaching you to be just like her too.”  Joanna eyes widened quick with the accusation.

“I’m not…”

“You shut up and listen, kid.  Your dad has given you anything he ever could.  Done every damn thing your mother has ever said to make sure you are happy and he can see you when she allows it.  [Y/N] was so excited that your dad was going to get to see you for these couple weeks. She was willing to not see her family so Bones could have more time with you.  Did you know that?”  She shook her head slowly, afraid to say anything else.

“Yeah I didn’t think so. Your dad is my best friend in the galaxy and he has saved my life multiple times.  He deserves every good thing life can give him and you just took it away. You hurt him and made him choose between two people he did not have to choose between because you are selfish just like your mom.  I hope you can look in the mirror at yourself and know how badly you hurt him.  Because he is in here hurting probably just as bad as when your mom took you away from him.  You just took away someone else that meant the world to him.  Why don’t you go back to your mom and live the rest of your life knowing that.”  Jim’s fists were balled at his sides, Joanna stood there with tears in her eyes.  She never meant to hurt her dad.  He walked off as he shook his head at her.  All of it made worse just standing in her presence.

It took Jim a day to track you down.  He had pulled many strings to get the location of the former admiral’s home.  Leaving a note for Leonard in the morning, he said there was something he had to do.  He did not want to tell him he was going to try to stop you from resigning.  Try to convince you to talk to Leonard again and fix the whole mess.  Your grandfather opened the door when Jim knocked.  “Can I help you?”

Jim took a long breath explaining who he was before asking.  “May I see [Y/N]?”  

Your grandfather smiled allowing Jim to enter the house.  “I hope you can talk her into rescinding her request.  I believe she is going to regret it.”

“I hope so too, sir.”

“Come this way, she is in the kitchen.”  Jim followed, as he was lead through the house.  They found you sitting on the kitchen counter eating what looked like a bowl of ice cream with some kind of pink topping.  You were surprised to see Jim standing there in your kitchen.  

“I will leave you two to talk.”  Your grandfather left quickly to get out of the way.

“Umm I would salute you or something but I am in my pj’s in my kitchen, so, no.”  Jim laughed pulling out one of the chairs at the kitchen island to sit at.

“You know why I am here, [Y/N].”  You shrugged at him as you finished off the last of the ice cream in your bowl.  “What the hell was that?”

“Vanilla ice cream with Talulian pudding.”  He squinted his eyes in disgust.

“Talulian pudding? That stuff is disgusting.  How can you eat that?”  Slipping down off the counter you rinsed the bowl out setting it aside to clean for later.

“I don’t know, it just sounded really good.  I was craving the sweet and sour so…”  Leaning back against the counter you shrugged again.  Your arms crossed against your chest, in a sort of defensive pose.  He looked as you for a moment, narrowing his eyes for just a second before then went wide.

“You’re pregnant! Holy shit, [Y/N], he doesn’t know does he?”  Shaking your head, you looked down at the floor.  “You have to tell him.  He is going to freak and then he will beg you to marry him all over again.”

“I will tell him eventually but, I think we are done for good Jim.”

“The hell you are.  I came here to tell you I refuse to accept your resignation.  Get your ass to Georgia and talk to him.  He is a mess, worse than I have ever seen.  [Y/N] he needs you.”  Jim had walked over grabbing both your arms lightly.

“He needs Joanna.  I am just the woman, who loves him.”

“Why are you both so damn hard headed and stubborn?  You two are so perfect for each other it’s disgusting.  Fine, if you aren’t going to do anything about it, I will.”

Part 10 

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nocturnalblue  asked:

Hi, I'm fairly new to the world of ASOIAF Tumblr meta and am blown away by the amount of depth and insight shown posts like yours. Forgive me if this is something you tackled already, but do you have head canon regarding the personalities of the Dead Ladies Club other than Joanna? I'm talking things that are not really supported or refuted by the text (as the text is minimal), but add complexity and personality to these characters. For instance, my head canon for Elia is that she is a bit of

a Dornish nationalist. Nothing terribly jingoistic, but I could see her comforting Rhaenys after Aerys rejected her for smelling Dornish by telling her that Aerys was jealous of all the rich Dornish foods he couldn’t eat with his bad belly. Or that she ultimately pitied Lyanna because of course a lovely girl living in the dreary north with crazy Winter Wolves would jump at the chance to ride south with a handsome prince and maybe visit Dorne. Does that make sense?

Hi, and welcome! Thank you so much, that’s very nice of you to say! I must introduce you to @poorshadowspaintedqueens because she has the best Elia headcanons and she’s the most fabulous fic writer, please look at her AO3

And yeah, I like to believe that Elia was very proud of her Dornish heritage! I don’t think that she had any prior knowledge of Rhaegar’s plans for Lyanna, and I tend to think that she felt a lot more anger than pity, but maybe that’s just me. I mean, I like to think that Elia was a very lighthearted and kind person, but what Rhaegar did was just so shaming to her, and I think it would be a very natural reaction for her to feel angry and resentful, especially because I don’t think that she knew Lyanna at all. 

Something else that I like to believe about Elia is that she loved babies and children, and that she always wanted to have a very large family, and that she was very personally devastated when the maesters told her that she wouldn’t be able to have any more children. (Like, there’s a lot of focus on what it means to Rhaegar that Elia couldn’t have any more children, but I think it must have been sooo sad for Elia especially both because she couldn’t have the large family that she wanted, and because she was disappointing her husband.)

Also, Elia was canonically in her mid-twenties around the Year of the False Spring, and I think that Ashara Dayne was much younger, around 14 or 15 or 16. (No one ever fancasts a teenage girl as Ashara Dayne and it makes me so sad.) Ashara was “a young maiden not long at court” at the time of the Tourney at Harrenhal, and I tend to think she was very inexperienced and naive, a girl caught up in the spectacle and pageantry, and I tend to think that Brandon Stark dishonored her. I think that Elia had taken Ashara under her wing and was very sad when Ashara had to be sent back to Dorne because of the shame of an unmarried pregnancy. 

So yeah, I guess I think that there’s lots of things we could say about the Dead Ladies Club! These types of discussions lean more toward the transformative (fanfiction) side of fandom than the curative (meta) side of fandom, but there’s lots of fanfiction about various pre-series ladies over on my sideblog @pre-gameofthrones. Everything is collected under the tag for #fanfiction, but if you’re looking for a particular character, you can find it under tags like #fanfiction: elia martell. For example, @arielno and @gulbaharsultan write the best fanfics about Cassana Estermont and I’ve reblogged them all under my tag for #fanfiction: cassana estermont so I definitely recommend checking that out! All of the other Dead Ladies are similarly tagged.

Was there a particular woman besides Elia that you wanted my headcanons on? I’m happy to talk more, I’m just not sure what you’re interested in!  

Love Was Not For Him... Was It?

Prompt: Person A has given up on love. Nope. Love isn’t for them. Forget that… and then they meet person B and think… “Aaaand this is the asshole who will ruin everything.” 

Pairing: Leonard McCoy x Reader


It wasn’t that Leonard was oblivious to the looks he received from his female colleagues from time to time but rather that he chose to ignore them. Joanna was the only thing left in his life that proved that there could be happy endings when it came to love… and even she was out of his reach. No, love was not for him, he might as well forget it.

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