Sherlock BBC Prompting Meme

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Prompting Part XXXIV
Giggles at the Palace
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Useful resources for Sherlock and LiveJournal.
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Series 3 Spoiler Policy

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Fill: No Refuge from Memory: 3b/?

The facts:

In love with John.
Likely to blurt out this information any moment.
Averse to rejection.

Perceived self as straight.
Exhibited no sexual interest in Sherlock.
Willing to throw himself off a building to save his idiot flatmate.

The last item gave him something to work with. John wasn’t going to leave, even if the situation got uncomfortable. He loved Sherlock in the platonic sense. He just needed to persuade him that they could share something more than friendship.

How to make John fall in love (with the right person):
Step 1: Help him realize that he is attracted to men.
Step 2: Channel these feelings of attraction to the appropriate party (Sherlock).
Step 3: Use a combination of sex and romantic social cues to strengthen the bond.
Step 4: Repeat Step 3 until loving attachment forms.

Sherlock felt a renewed sense of well-being. He didn’t know if it was the nicotine entering his bloodstream or the assurance that came of knowing he had a plan.

He meditated on how he should accomplish Step 1. Lounging about the flat naked would just annoy John. Verbally confronting him about his sexuality would likely only stimulate a defensive response. It was best if he made the discovery on his own.

He thought of his early teens. He had always known he fancied boys over girls. There had been no sudden realization for him. His interest in intimacy hadn’t even been piqued until he discovered a gay pornographic magazine in Mycroft’s bedroom. He’d stolen it and read it over and over, even after he memorized the contents.

Perhaps all John needed to spur his sexual awakening was a bit of strategically placed gay porn. He got up and grabbed his coat and scarf. He was off to Mrs. Turner’s to see if her tenants had any old issues of Honcho lying around.

Re: Fill: No Refuge from Memory: 3b/?


Love your fill thus far, please continue with all due haste. Thank you!

Re: Fill: No Refuge from Memory: 3b/?

Thank you! Part 4 should be up by tomorrow afternoon/evening :)

Re: Fill: No Refuge from Memory: 3b/?

This is blossoming nicely. I'm thoroughly enjoying your writing. Your descriptions are quite effective. I especially like:

"the zing of physical attraction" and "to end in a splatter of blood and crunch of bone on the pavement."

I love how matter of fact Sherlock is, making a plan to make John see how into men he really is and to turn that onto Sherlock. Too bad he's going to hit a hellacious snag on number one.

So looking forward to your next update!

Re: Fill: No Refuge from Memory: 3b/?

Thank you! Whenever I write about feelings, I always worry about being too OTT, so I'm really glad to hear that they are working!

Re: Fill: No Refuge from Memory: 3b/?

Loving Sherlock's approach to this problem.

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