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Sherlock fic: Gives You Wings 
19th-May-2011 06:53 pm
Sherlock - MF Yay
Title: Gives You Wings
Author: Ariane DeVere
Word count: 221
Rating: PG
Characters: John, Sherlock
Warnings: A couple of minor cuss words
Disclaimer: Sherlock belongs to way more powerful and wealthy people than me.

Sherlock’s newest case gets John a bit more excited than usual. Sherlock is anything but impressed by John’s enthusiasm.

Gives You Wings

“Silverstone?” John repeated in an amazed voice. “Silverstone?”

“Oh good lord, John,” Sherlock snapped. “Do you want me to say it a few more times? Yes, Silverstone. We are going to Silverstone. We have a case at Silverstone. We’re going to Silverstone. Have you caught up yet?”

“But it’s ...” John managed to snap his mouth shut. Sherlock’s glower was now so severe that John wondered if anyone had ever pulled a muscle in their eyebrows before today, or if this would be the first recorded example.

He turned away, his mouth widening into a huge grin, and tried really hard not to bounce on the spot with excitement. It wasn’t every day that your colleague came home and informed you that he had a case which would not only involve travelling to the home of British Motorsport – at the British government’s expense (for once, John bloody loved Mycroft) – but during the weekend of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Still grinning, he turned back towards his friend, who sighed dramatically. “Yes, John,” he said in resignation. “I’ll find a way for you to talk to Jenson Button.”

“Sod that,” John replied. “I swear I’ll never complain about your violin, or eyeballs in the microwave ever again if you find a valid excuse for me to sit in a Red Bull.”


Author’s note:
So for once I don’t get to blame the terrible twosome, atlinmerrick or verityburns, for prompting this one. Instead, this time I brandish my clenched fist at my work colleague Jo who may well have been seekritly bribed by the above terrible twosome to start playing their game of oh-so-nonchalantly and casually saying, “So write something about the Grand Prix,” as she headed out of the office door on her way home, leaving my annoying plotbunny to prick up its fluffy ears and say, “Ooooh!” before having a good nibble at my toes.

Technically speaking I suppose I ought to have saved publishing this until just before the weekend of the 9th and 10th of July when the British Grand Prix is actually on, but as we’re apparently all going to die in the Rapture this weekend I thought I’d better get it published quickly; and although everybody’s supposed to be writing prompts about flying in honour of the forthcoming Rapture, this was the closest I could get. Well, it’s got the word Wings in the title, what more do you want?

Oh, and it’s a 221B. Two hundred and twenty-one words, with the final word beginning with a ‘B’.

@atlinmerrick: Tag.
19th-May-2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! Personally, I have no hand in the excellent prompting from your colleague, but rest assured that I will now focus on tracking down her email address and encouraging her to keep up the good work :D

Love it; I can just imagine John being excited by a trip to Silverstone and I bet Sherlock will risk a sprained eyebrow to get him into that Red Bull. (Although, I thought that was a drink... you may need to educate me come July!)

Great stuff, sweetie. Go, plotbunny, go!
19th-May-2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
Bugger. Why is my stupid plotbunny now whispering, "Bathing in Red Bull ..."?

*kicks the bunny*
19th-May-2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
I love your bunnies. I am bringing carrots with me when I visit you, I'm sure Atlin will approve :D
20th-May-2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
Hee, that's lovely!

And I'm glad you posted it now, as I might have missed it on July 9/10 when I will be at Silverstone and am just as excited about it as John.
20th-May-2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
LUCKY...I hope it doesn't rain for you like it did for me back in 1998....and beware the helicopters. They make you drowsy.
21st-May-2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Well, thank goodness someone clicked in because they understood the entry on sherlockbbc! I wasn't sure if I was putting more people off than encouraging them to give it a go!

And I hope you have a fabulous time at Silverstone!
20th-May-2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
I fucking LOVE YOU!
I didn't need to look at the links because( but did anyway because who doesn't want to look at the pretty?):
1) Been there..Silverstone I mean ( we camped in a sheep field)
2) Love Jenson Button
3) I have a thing for Mark Webber ( and who I think has been robbed several times by Red Bull)

Also, I think the very first piece of slash I ever read was based on Formula 1 back in the Schumacher/Villnueuve days.
21st-May-2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Yay, another Formula 1 fan!

I must admit to being slightly appalled when the first F1 slash I ever found was Vettel/Webber! Then I found my way to sherlockbbc and after that, F1 slash became quite mild in comparison!
21st-May-2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Vettle/Webber? **gulp**
I have admit I haven't actually gone out and looked, though I know it's out there. I try to stick with fictional characters , mostly for my own sanity.
Most of the people I know IRL don't have clue as to what F1 is...Americans can be very narrow minded.

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20th-May-2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
That's a 'Go' for the corruption of Ariane... Count me in :D
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20th-May-2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
Right back atcha, honey.

Are you feeling nervous yet, Ari?
21st-May-2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
*rolls eyes* Oh gods, you two ...

Even more horrific, you two together in the same country ...

*whimpers, starts looking for somewhere to hide*
20th-May-2011 07:30 pm (UTC)

That was totally unexpected! Finding a f1/Sherlock fic, I mean (in a good way)

(by the way, there´s f1 race this weekend and I plan to see it. :D )
12th-Aug-2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
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