“She knows what size pants I wear.” Among a lot of other things, apparently. This pair of underwear is green, too. He’s pretty certain he knows why now.

Mycroft glances at him. “I know that, too.” He tries to look casual about it. “Anyone with a basic grasp of spatial relations could extrapolate that with a scant bit of observation.”

Lestrade raises an eyebrow. “I think that’s Mycroftish for ‘I’ve been looking at your arse’.”

Mycroft’s cheeks flame. “I—”

Lestrade hooks his ankle around Mycroft’s, pulls his foot away from the rungs of his chair so their feet are touching beneath the table. “It’s okay. I’ve been looking, too. And not because you needed some spare togs.”

At Least There’s The Football - by sheffiesharpe (x)

Top 15 fics I would sell my soul for to be made into movies/TV

1. Performance In A Leading Role and it’s sequal: Lifetime Achievement by Mad_Lori  

2. The Measure Of A Gentleman by i_ship_an_armada 

3. Just Like That Series by cwb

4. John Watson, Bachelor (Director’s Cut) by Rayonea 

5. At Least There’s The Football Series by sheffiesharpe 

6. Not Broken, Just Bent by Schmiezi 

7. Working On The Edges by earlgreytea68 

8. To The Sticking Place by blueink3 

9. Corpus Hominis by mycapeisplaid 

10. Wars We Fought, Things We’re Not by blueink3

11. Over/Under Series by khorazir

12. The Tennis Series by Jupiter_Ash

13. Be Here Now Series by Todesfuge

14. LHR-HNL by scullyseviltwin

15. Fly Very High by yalublyutebya

anonymous asked:

Hi there! Share what you're reading? Go to your AO3 history and see if there's anything you've read recently that you've liked. Left kudos? Left a comment? Awesome! Now go the last step and give us a rec! (Tag the author if you can!) Then pass it on!

Alright friends, it’s time for some fic recs. 99% of the most recent ones are Johnlock, so here we go:

Carry On by Mazarin221b (5k)
A 5+1. Five times John didn’t want to be carried (getting injured, getting shot,…) and one time he did (you can imagine). Him and Sherlock getting together is very sweet.

the napoleon by darcylindbergh (25k)
Halloween, 1989: John and Sherlock both have big plans for the night, but some serial killers have the worst possible timing. They get together after heaps of miscommunication in the middle of the case. The following sex is GORGEOUS.

Chemical bonds by weeesi (4.5k)
Sherlock is high on pain killers and proposes sex. John believes it’s the drugs talking. Hilarious and very sweet.

Iris by slashscribe (12k)
Parentlock. John moves back in with his baby. Sherlock is hesitant towards her because he’s afraid of overstepping, but he adjusts to her and loves her because she’s John’s. When John asks him why, they finally talk and kiss. Very beautiful, happy ending.

Spare Change by Ermerness (52k)
Sherlock is a super rich prat and supposed to get married to another rich prat. He meets John, though, and they move in together while secretly pining for each other. They have sex under the pretence of ‘preparing Sherlock for his wedding night’ and realise how well they fit together… Super entertaining.

The Wisteria Tree by @silentauroriamthereal (30k)
AKA the one that made me cry on my birthday. They were happy tears, though.  Sherlock wakes up from a month-long coma only to discover that he has no memory of the previous six years during which he and John were already together. A lot of relearning and adjusting. And a perfect ending.

The repeated image by Teatrolley (20k)
Sherlock keeps getting reborn and keeps finding John in each of his lives. Sometimes he tells him. Very beautiful and emotional. 

The Things Love Can Do by Teatrolley (38k)
Teenlock. The Way He Looks AU. Sherlock is blind. John is the new guy at school. A lot of things happen when you’re young and falling in love… I was practically sobbing into my pillow by the end of this. Hopeful and encouraging ending.

The Measure of a Gentleman by i_ship_an_armada (68k)
Pride and Prejudice Fusion. I haven’t yet managed to finish P&P, but I read this in one go.

A Waste of Breath by Chryse (95.5k)
This gets very dark. Sherlock enters an abusive relationship with Moran, who turns out to be even worse of a person than you initially think. John is helpless. By the end they finally talk and defeat Moran together. Happy ending.

The Ground Beneath Your Feet by Chryse (69k)
Sherlock is injured and traumatised after his time away. After a few months of recovery he agrees to meet John, and so they start meeting up every week until they finally get together. Sherlock recovers more and more. Their love is so tangible in this one.

Big Brother Is Watching You by flawedamythyst (6k)
Sherlock and John enter the Big Brother house. Hilarious.

Baseball by earlgreytea68 (146k)
What it says on the tin. Every time I think I can’t possibly enjoy a sports AU, some amazing author proves me wrong.

Among the Secret Things by Kate_Lear (33.5k)
John has amnesia and thinks they were together. Sherlock doesn’t correct him, but he feels terrible about lying. The angst in this killed me, but their relationship is so pure.


Cryptology by JaneTurene (27k) Holmes/Watson ACD Canon fic
Watson makes a sacrifice to save himself and Holmes, but the consequences are more varied and far-reaching than anyone could have suspected. Heartbreaking and beautiful. Happy ending.

At Least There’s The Football by sheffiesharpe (179k) Mystrade
Epic story of Lestrade and Mycroft’s lives, their getting together and being together and everything that’s going on around them.

anonymous asked:

With all due respect to mystrade shippers, how we even seen the pair interact on screen?maybe I'm just hazy but what makes people ship them? I mean what? It's always kind of confused me. And yes of course I know people have the liberty to ship whoever I'm just wondering.

This is not an uncommon question, and one that every Mystrade shipper has had to answer before, myself included. Both Macpye, here, and Marmosette, here, have written some longer explanations of the ship, should you care to have a read.

The more recent Mystrade shippers date the pairing from Lestrade’s line in The Hounds of Baskerville, “I don’t just do what your brother tells me,” which confirms, for the first time, that Lestrade is acquainted with the elder Holmes. In actuality, though, the ship is much older.

The first Mystrade fic is arguably, Discoveries by Axidentalquark, which was written just after the end of the first series, in 2010. Many themes you may recognise from Mystrade fics are already present here, and comes with an introductory essay for the pairing. However, I would say that the major work in the birth of this ship would be the epic At Least There’s the Football by sheffiesharpe, which would influence many of the Mystrade fics that followed. It was written pre-series two, and is a good route into the pairing.

If you’re still puzzled after reading the fanfiction and the essays, then maybe it just isn’t for you. There’s nothing wrong with that.

If it helps at all, the characters have, in fact, had a scene together. Not in BBC Sherlock, mind you, but in the original stories:

A moment later the tall and portly form of Mycroft Holmes was ushered into the room. […] At his heels came our old friend Lestrade, of Scotland Yard—thin and austere. The gravity of both their faces foretold some weighty quest. The detective shook hands without a word. Mycroft Holmes struggled out of his overcoat and subsided into an armchair.

                    - Sherlock Holmes, The Bruce Partington Plans

anonymous asked:

Can you reccommend any fanfics?

The main problem here is that I wasn’t bookmarking anywhere the fics I was reading before I registered a AO3 account (which was like a half a year ago), so there’s probably many good fics I’ve read back then which I sadly don’t remember. So this list is by no means my “all times favourites” but I did enjoy the following very much:

  • At Least There’s The Football by sheffiesharpe - a great Mystrade with a background Johnlock -  178,992 words
  • The Baker Street Nativity by SwissMiss - “Fusion between Sherlock (BBC) and Nativity! (2009 movie starring Martin Freeman). Sherlock is a primary school teacher and John is assigned to be his classroom assistant. Together, they are charged with putting on the school’s Nativity play. What could possibly go wrong?” -  99,662 words
  • To Light Another’s Path by BeautifulFiction - “Teaching John to observe seems to be a losing battle, but when Sherlock falls ill and submits himself to John’s care, will he realise that there is more to life than the science of deduction? Meanwhile, there is a murder to solve, and John must try and convince Sherlock not to sacrifice his own health for the sake of the case. Eventual John/Sherlock Hurt/Comfort case fic. Post the Great Game.” -  128,654 words
  • Every Path by Wwwhat - “Sherlock and John have been spending John’s heats together, and not talking about their feelings. They’re going to have to find a way to talk to each other when John finds out that he’s pregnant. Sherlock doesn’t want a baby, and John just wants Sherlock. Can they find a way to work out what they want and not push each other away at the same time?” -  80,770 words
  • A Visit To The Doctor (I absolutely adore this one <3) by flawedamythyst - “When Watson gets ill, Holmes goes to extraordinary lengths to get him well again. ACD/BBC crossover.” -  28,318 words 
  • Shatter the Darkness (Let the Light In) by MojoFlower - “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.” -  109,683 words
  • Speaker for the Bees by antietamfalls - “It isn’t always easy assisting a deaf detective. Luckily for John, they make a pretty good team“ -  14,649 words  
  • all Atisenia’s works

queenmorstan-deactivated2015022  asked:

Hi! Just wondering what some of your top mystrade fics are? Any AU, any setting, etc. I need a fix and I need more fics!

Aaahhh, yes.  Oh I do hope I bring you some new ones.  Lemme compile my list here~

Saving Sherlock Holmes by earlgreytea68 is the one I have to mention first.  Now, this story IS primarily focused on Johnlock, which I know can be a common trend in searching for Mystrade fics.  Here’s why it’s on here though: This fic is what opened my eyes to Mystrade.  Before I read this, I couldn’t quite get it.  This… This one is basically what changed my life.

At Least There’s The Football series by sheffiesharpe.  It’s so fun and Greg has such a great family.  He has two nieces that he adores and they’re super cute to read about, and it’s just a wonderful slow burn.

Scotch series, also by earlgreytea68.  There’s some Johnlock bits in this too, but there are quite a few that are solely focused on Mystrade.  Another amazing, fun read.  Basically I adore every single fic EGT writes okay?

Human Remains by saziikins.  This fic.  THIS FIC.  I cannot stress enough how much EVERY Mystrade shipper needs to read this fic.  As of this post, it’s still a WIP, but it’s updated very quickly and will be over soon (as much as that saddens me).  It follows the BBC canon timeline very closely, fleshing out tons of the in-between and spanning what looks to be the entire series so far.  OMFG I cannot stop saying how much I love this fic go read it now srsly.

The Shop Boy by eventhorizon451.  In which Sherlock’s obsession for chocolate brings Mycroft and Greg together, and YOU KNOW WHAT’LL END UP HAPPENING NEXT.  A suuuuuuuper cute teen AU fic.  I’ve been itching to reread it, actually.

Memoranda of Understanding series by mydwynter.  Another beautiful slow burn of a developing relationship.  Because how could Mycroft and Greg ever be more than a casual shag?  Heh. ;) The two parts in the series are both complete, but the series itself is not.  There is more being worked on, and I’m sooooo excited for the next bit. :D

Give Me A Label (I’ll Make Confetti) by ibegto-dreamanddiffer is a really fun punk teen AU.  It’s still currently a WIP as well, but it has a hefty 98 chapters to work your way through.  It has a very fun, different take to teen Mycroft that I’ve really liked being exposed to. ^.^

Green by iolre.  Gosssssshhhhhh this AU is sooooo adorable.  Greg works at a garden shop.  Mycroft also has a bit of a green thumb.  It’s just so cute okay?

I may be forgetting some.  I’m not sure.  I read A LOT of fanfiction, lol.  But this is what I can think of right now.  I’ll edit the post if more come to me later.  I hope you enjoy these, if you haven’t read them!  I love them all so much. :D

At Least There’s The Football by sheffiesharpe

Rating: G-M

Summary: Lestrade arrives at the pool after the explosion and finds someone else is already there.

Review: Best Mystrade fic of all time, so fantastic I can’t contain my fangirl-glee. This series has everything. It’s realistic, with the relationship slowly getting stronger until they realise what’s happened. There’s all these Mycroft feels that had me in tears on several occasions and there’s all this new information aboot characters who seemed minor. And then there’s Lestrade’s background and his family, who are all so close and lovely and epic and his nieces are HARRY POTTER FANS JLKANLCNKSN!! There’s so much to this fic, I was so sad when I got to the end because I just wanted it to go on forever. Read it, you’ll love it.  

31: What color is your cheese?

My cheese is brown. Don’t judge me. Gjetost is amazing. Cheese. That tastes like caramel. If I ever live anywhere I can get fresh, good, proper, not-ultra-pasteurized milk, I will make my own. It will be glorious.

…..said Sheffie in response to Itemfinder. AND I NEED TO LOVE YOU! GJETOST!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!! SOMEONE ELSE WHO KNOWS THIS CHEESE!!!!  I also adore one called “Stinking Bishop,” though, so be warned. BUT GJETOST!!!!!!!!

Punk!lock Fics

I was asked to make a list of punk!lock fic-recs.


Without further ado, my top five:

Give Me a Label (I’ll Make Confetti) by IBegToDreamAndDiffer

Punk!locked Uni by WriterX

At Least There’s the Football by Sheffiesharpe

The Lord and the Tramp by Punifa

“Away from Everybody” by Mybelovedcheshire

I may make another post with my other favourites later, if I ever get around to it.

sheffiesharpe replied to your photoI’ve fallen hard for Steve/Tony. At least 30% of…

Sometimes, I have to walk around my house, just saying, “Steeeeeeeeeb!” and having a lot of feelings. Steve/Tony makes me actually use this: ;__;

I’ve been squeaking “Steeeeeeeeve” a lot lately. Yesterday my friend came over to watch Captain America and see Avengers with me, and we spent the better part of Captain America going “Steeeeeeeve” back and forth. And then whispered “Steeeeeeeve” in each others’ ears during Avengers. 


(Just realized this was the only gif I have on my computer at work. WELP.)