threadoflife's fic, when temptation calls is here!
Hangebokhen has very kindly put together an 'all chapter' download for anyone who doesn't want to download them individually. It can be found here. Thanks for that!
Everyone thinks that they're a couple, but Sherlock's self-sexual and John's straight, so they're never going to fall in love, are they? Even if neither of them can imagine life without the other.
Sherlock hadn’t been in the least bit cold, but he felt warm through and through when John snuggled in beside him. He wondered idly if they could stay like this forever; cuddled up in front of the fire with nothing more complex to solve than the mystery of the box in John’s pocket. “You said that had a present for me,” he murmured with his lips almost touching John’s earlobe.
“A small present,” cautioned John. He reached into his dressing gown and drew out a flat box wrapped in unadorned royal blue tissue paper. “Still it’s the thought that counts.”
Sherlock arched an eyebrow. “And what thought was that?”
This is a story that I read in the first weeks after my arrival at AO3. I loved it but hadn't yet cottoned on to bookmarking and kudosing and commenting. You know, just your average lurker, really! As a consequence, it was years before I tripped over it again in a ficrec list on tumblr and I jumped all over it again and reacquainted myself with it. The more I read it, the more I wanted to share it. Such a shame that Fay is no longer available to interact with - she orphaned her account in December 2015.
This is a fic that takes us on a rollercoaster ride. It is hot and sexy from the get-go and takes some unexpected twists and turns. As for our heroes, there will be occasions when you love them and when they exasperate you, but they work stuff out in the end!
I'm kind of going to ground as I post this fic; I'll still be here and loving any comments you may care to leave, but it may take a little time for me to catch up with you and answer. I'm going to be working on a big project that I want to have ready by the time Perpetual Motion finishes in 6 weeks and, given that it is a big work, it will take all my attention, probably for the full six weeks. More on that nearer the release date!
Gifted to threadoflife because she leaves such fabulous keysmash comments and really gets into the story! I reckon there'll be some keyboard smashing to be done from time to time in this fic, so have at it, my lovely!!
20/09/17 Update.. threadoflife had a wonderful conniption after listening to chapter 8 and went ahead and wrote the hottest fic ever in praise of John's stubble! Please find the link below and go and give her all the love!
The music for this fic is Optimistic by Patrick Hawkes
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