kings among runaways

Kings Among Runaways: Chapter 1 - A Bow of Holly

The starship Icarus glides serenely through the vastness of space, the arching blade of light from the nearby sun tracing the bow of her body. Shaped like a fat, wingless bird, she is battle scarred and worn. She cuts an impressively shoddy sight; her hull is scratched, vibrant blues and reds of her armour faded with the dullness of time. On her starboard bow, under the bridge windows, the icon of a slavering dog is splattered there; its jaws spread wide, tongue lolling from its jaws, crowned by a single blue feather.

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Ten Fics!

I am finally doing this! :) :) Unfortunately, I can’t find the original post but I was tagged by caitlinispiningforjohnlock​ and cloisteredself​. Here are ten fics that I love to death and that will always stick with me:

The Second Law of Thermodynamics by entanglednow- I wasn’t going to start reading johnlock. And then I read this fic.

The Violet Hour by breathedout- Hands down, one of my favorite fics of all time. 1920s historical AU where Sherlock and John get together while solving a case in the midst of the Bloomsbury crew. The writing is absolutely exquisite and John and Sherlock are unmistakably themselves in the fascinating backdrop of post-WWI England. It’s perfect in every way.

Ein Zimmer Mit Bad by breathedout- I think this fic actually contains my favorite sex scene in all of literature. John and Sherlock have angry, possessive, jealousy-induced sex in a giant copper bathtub in Berlin. Oh my god, it is everything.

What to do When Your Flatmate is Homicidal by hyacinthsky_747- This fic is so funny, and so touching and poetic, and just a delight from beginning to end.

Cooperative Principle by bendingsignpost- This fic ripped my heart out and threw it on the floor and trampled all over it with hob-nailed boots. And I loved every minute of it.

Yet by aderyn- Post-Reichenbach fic full of folklore, poetry, and loveliness. Every word is perfect.

Art and Nature by PoppyAlexander- Gorgeous, gorgeous historical AU where Sherlock is the butler and John is the gardener in a manor house in the 1920s. Sherlock is cold and remote and impeccable until John Watson comes to the house and slowly draws him out. When they are alone together, the way Sherlock comes apart just for John… Oh, it is to die for.

Landscape With The Fall of Icarus by CaitlinFairchild- This is the first story by caitlinispiningforjohnlock that I ever read and it seriously changed my life. This fic fucking knocked me off my feet and left me panting for breath. It was so good I didn’t even know what to do with myself when I finished it. It was a fic I didn’t even know how badly I needed until I read it. It helped me recover from season three. It is devastating in the most eloquent way.

Kings Among Runaways by allonsys_girl- This story is my life. I am obsessed with it. The brilliant anigrrrl2​ is busy working on a myriad of other brilliant fics at the moment, but this one really gets me. Like reaches into my chest and does things with my heart gets me. It is vivid and searing and tender and gorgeous and so full of feeling I ache when I read it. And she’s only written four chapters so far.

All the Best and Brightest Creatures by wordstrings- I will continue to rec this fic until I die. It is on another level of fic-ness. Sometimes, I have to put off reading the updates for months and months because they are too good and I feel them too deeply and coming back to real life is sad and painful. That is how good this fic is. You live in it when you read it.

This time it’s John dragging Sherlock back to the dance floor. Sherlock’s head is swimming pleasantly, the room buzzing a bit, the crush of bodies getting tighter as more and more people fill up the club. It’s one heaving thrum. The air smells like sweat and sex, damp clean hair, alcohol and cologne. Sherlock’s sweating like hell, rivulets running down his spine and the sides of his face, lost in the rhythm.

Commission for anigrrrl2 ! Based on her wonderful story “Kings Among Runaways”, which you guys can all read here :)
New Kings Among Runaways - Family Vacation

glymr and I have been letting this series ride on the back burner for a while, but we’ve recently uploaded the whole thing on Archive of Our Own, where we just posted a new story called Family Vacation.

Kings Among Runaways is a Jason/Tim fanfic series (now at 23 stories), which we’ve been describing as “The AU where Tim ran away from home at the tender age of mumbledyteen, and Jason got let off with a warning, the night he met Batman.”

If you’ve been waiting, oh, 2 years or so, for us to finally update this darned thing, today is your lucky day!


The beautiful allonsys_girl aka anigrrrl2 writes some of the best fanfictions in the fandom. You maybe came across at least one of her works. A lot of them are pretty tough and so totally my taste.

Her current story is “Kings Among Runaways” and it’s so perfect. I’m only at chapter 2 because I’m busy and don’t have much time. But so far it was hard for me to stop reading.

If you’re going to read the story, be careful. It’s really hard. It’s about drugs and prostitution and living on the streets. Basically it’s an AU where John and Sherlock meet as teens (if you say 18/19 are teens) and become friends.

The thing about her fanfictions is her exquisite writing style. She describes with such passion you get stuck on the beauty she has with words.

For example:

“He wants to talk to him until the sun rises, sit on a bench by the river and smoke, laugh at the tourists who think London is all Big Ben and double deckers beauty and history and grace, who don’t understand it’s never been that, but always darker and more tortuous and more fantastic. He wants to walk on the banks with him, listening to the crunch of river rocks under their trainers and tell John about the science of sand, how the water wears down the rocks into nothingness.”

It’s just a glimse of the beauty. Just look at her way with words! It’s fantastic.
So if you don’t can stand the hard and brutal themes in this fic (or mostly in every of her fics) go and read her works. Read it!