Perhaps the love that fans most enjoy watching, if fan fiction and web commentaries are reliable indicators, is that between Sherlock and John. To Cumberbatch, this warehouse confrontation between Irene and John is the most loving scene of all. “It says everything about their relationship, what the love is, the care is…. It’s everything they don’t say to each other but [John] can say to [Irene] thinking that he’s not there. That’s where the romance is a remarkably British affair, it’s remarkably understated subtlety and nuance.”"
— Benedict Cumberbatch, in Transition by Lynnette Porter (via sherolck)
Summary: Sherlock is having difficulty with the case he’s building against notorious blackmailer Charles Augustus Milverton, but he soon stumbles upon an unexpected windfall… Unfortunately, he has no experience with the seduction techniques he will require to enter Milverton’s house under logical pretenses, but fortunately, he can always experiment on one John H. Watson, right?
Why You Should Read It: This fic has to be one of my favourite re-(re?)tellings of a canon Doyle story from a BBC Sherlock perspective. Sherlock slips between personas convincingly, and the story is told quite cleverly as the author jumps between Johns - John Watson and John Willoughby - and depicts the difference in Sherlock’s behaviour toward each man… And as if that weren’t enough, the author also doesn’t shy away from the fallout or the end of the case and Sherlock’s previously-inexplicable behaviour toward John Watson - perfect…
Oh, thank you for the rec!!! And for your wonderful words! And I’m doubly thrilled because I’ve been having such a lot of fun going through the fics on your blog, and it was such a nice surprise to find my fic there too. :)
I don’t like to think too much, in concrete, calculating terms, about the things that make me happy
because the last time I tried that things went downhill very fast, but there is a lot to be said for making things as a way to lift your mood.