Sherlock BBC Prompting Meme

"we get all sorts around here."


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Prompting Part XXXII
Giggles at the Palace
sherlockbbc_fic
Please check the Sticky Post to find the newest active part and post your prompts there.


GUIDELINES
  • Anon posting is not required, but most definitely allowed. If you think you recognise an anon, keep it to yourself and don’t out them. IP tracking is off, and will remain that way.
  • Multiple fills are encouraged, and all kinds of fills are accepted! Fic, art, vids, cosplay, interpretive dance — whatever. Go wild! :D
  • Don’t reprompt until TWO parts after the last posting of the prompt.
  • RPF (real person fic, i.e. fic involving the actors themselves) is not supported at this meme.
  • Concrit is welcome, but kinkshaming, hijacking, and flaming are not tolerated.

THE FILLED PROMPTS POST
When you fill a prompt, please use the appropriate Filled Prompts Post to archive your fill (there are instructions on the actual post).

If the part you wanted isn't up yet, just wait and one of the archivists will get to it, but please, once it is up, make sure you post your fills there according to the guidelines. DO NOT skip out on doing this because it seems like too much effort. If you want your fill to make it to the Delicious archive, that’s the way to do it.

Do not be afraid to ask questions about how it works if you are confused! The mods will be happy to explain.

WARNINGS/OFFENSIVE WORDING IN PROMPTS
Please consider warning for prompts that may trigger people (and also for fills, because some people read in flat view) and phrasing prompts in a manner that strives to be respectful.

Things which you might want to consider warning for include: Rape/Non-Con, Death, Suicidal Thoughts, Self-Harm, Underage Relationships, among others.

That being said, this is a kink meme. As such, there will be prompts that could offend you in a number of different ways. Not every prompt will have a trigger warning, and not every prompt will rub you the right way. If you have an issue with a specific prompt, feel free to bring it up in a discussion that takes place off the meme. However, flaming will not be tolerated regardless of origin.

You are highly encouraged to scroll past any prompt that you dislike.

Remember: be civil, be friendly, but don’t be shy!

THINGS THAT MAKE BROWSING THE MEME EASIER FOR EVERYONE
Please nest your fills. Doing so will make it easier for archivists to save your fills to the Delicious archive. Using subject lines will also help people reading the meme in flatview keep track of what’s happening. Finally, titling your fills (even if it’s something silly) will be helpful to those tracking a lot of prompts or scrolling through the meme.

PROMPT FREEZES
Depending on the rate of activity, there may or may not be a prompt freeze when a part reaches 2000 and 4500 comments. However, there will be one when it reaches 7000. After the 7000 comments freeze, a new part will be posted, and all prompting should happen on the new part.

CONTACTING MODS
Your mods for this meme are ellie_hell, charname, anonspock and anonbach. If you have any questions, concerns, comments about anything at all on the meme feel free to send a PM or contact us via the Page-A-Mod post.

MEME LINKS
Pinboard Archive - Delicious Archive - Guide to the Archive
Filled Prompts Posts: Parts 1-23 - Parts 24+ - Spoiler Free
The Glorious FAQ - Page-A-Mod

Flat View of This Page - Newest Page in Flatview - Newest Page of the Meme

Love Post  - Chatter Post - Searching Post
Concrit Post - Story Announcement Post - Orphan Post
Spoiler Free Prompt Post - Overflow Post

Links to previous prompting parts

OTHER LINKS AND AFFILIATES
sherlock_rant: A place to rant about or discuss anything with few to no restrictions.
sherlock_rpf: This is a kinkmeme for RPF about the show.
sherlockcrit: A multi-fandom betaing/concrit community, with a focus on BBC Sherlock.
sherlockbbc: A community dedicated to the BBC adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.
Useful resources for Sherlock and LiveJournal.
Sherlock screencaps.

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Believe 2/?

(Anonymous)
He finds her standing in the water, not quite in the lake but not quite out of it, either, the edges of her form fading into the fog. At first he isn't sure what to do, convinced that she was just a sign that his sleep-deprived mind had somehow finally cracked. So he stares. Mummy would tell him it is impolite, but he is weary beyond politeness now.

Eventually she notices him, and he sees her stiffen and turn. For one second she looks angry and feral and, if he will admit to himself, almost scary. Then the moment passes and she is nothing more than a girl, looking as tired as he feels.

Mycroft finds himself at a loss for words, despite all the days and weeks and months of exchanging empty pleasantries.

Nothing seems adequate. In the end he just settles for "Hello."

The greeting seemed to shake her, and he imagines she looks a little more solid than before.

His brain must not be working properly after the near-disastrous discussion with a Russian ambassador earlier that day, because the next words he heard coming out of his own mouth were "Are you a fairy?"

He clicks his jaw shut with a snap, and winces at how stupid that sounded, even if he is standing by a foggy lake with a half foggy girl that probably maybe was only the product of his foggy mind.

She straightens a bit, and looks at him curiously. "I...my father was not..." Her voice sounds small, like she is not used to speaking at all. "I'm different," she says after a pause, and looks away, back to the lights over the lake in the distance.

Mycroft thinks of Sherlock, so different and so alone. He thinks of how his brother's voice sounded just as small and lost for just a moment when Mycroft was leaving for university, like the world was too big and there was nothing to anchor him anymore. And Mycroft thinks he understands.

"I believe you," is what he says instead. And something from his childhood echoes in his head, I do believe in fairies, I do, I do.

She steps fully out of the water, then, edges becoming clear as she leaves the fog. It is unspoken, but they both knew she would follow him when he leaves the lake today. He is her tie to this world now, her purpose to stay.

He clears his throat. "What's your name, then?"

She just smiles. "There is power in names."

He just nods. Nothing is too strange anymore.

When he returns to his office, the morning light is just fighting to rise above the towering buildings of the city. He sets her up as his personal assistant, and nobody questions it. His work becomes twice as efficient within a week.

By the time Mycroft is twenty-three, he practically is the British government, and nobody even looks twice at his nameless shadow with the small, knowing smile.

Re: Believe 2/?

(Anonymous)
(Not OP)

I never knew I wanted fairy!Anthea, but I'm so glad this exists. <3 Can't wait for more!

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