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Title: Stop, look, and listen
Words: a 221B has 221 words and ends with a b-word
Rating: PG-13
Pairings : Sherlock/John
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: Not mine.

Summary: ‘365 days of 221Bs’ challenge: a prompt a day, given by [ profile] atlinmerrick. Day 364.

Previous 221b: Straight from the horse's mouth (4/4)

Today's prompt: magnifier / magnifying glass


Stop, look, and listen

“Tell me what you like about your body.”

John was sitting on their bed and watched Sherlock move through the room. He was still stunned into silence by the beauty of that man’s body every time he saw him naked.

Sherlock turned to him and raised one eyebrow, mocking the fact that John had mirrored Sherlock’s question from last night. But he answered nevertheless.

“I am tall and slender, which I am told is very attractive and perfectly highlighted by my coat, I have high cheekbones, which even you have commented on way before you were in love with me, my voice sometimes makes even Lestrade shiver, and apparently I have a perfect bum.”

“Yes to all of that, but you haven’t answered my question. That’s what people tell you. Not what you think about your body.”

“If I had a beautiful body or not never meant anything to me. But when I realised that others thought me attractive, I gladly used that to my advantage. Still, the insults always outweighed the compliments, so I never saw myself as good looking. Until I met you and looked at myself through your eyes.”

John smiled and reached out until he could take Sherlock’s hand to pull him onto the bed next to him.

“Thankfully beauty really lies in the eye of the beholder.”

Next 221b: It’s the end of the world as we know it

The prompt was 'magnifier / magnifying glass'.

This is a sequel to Day 2 - An aspect of beauty . :)
I'm revisiting all the stories from the beginning. *haha*


Date: 2013-11-29 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love that you're making me read them again. I commented on that one a year and a half ago! Today I'm in a much better mood and I can simply enjoy this. So sweet!

(and that b-word reminds me of Days of Storm)

Date: 2013-11-29 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
“Tell me what you like about your body.”
If you asked me what I like about Sherlock's body I think I'd need more than 221 words.

I'm revisiting all the stories from the beginning.
Oh, does it mean you begin another 365 days challenge? An Almost Gravitational Pull : The Come-Back ? :D Anyway this sequel is very sweet.

Only one 221B left! Will it be fluff? Will it be porn?

Pst, you forgot the inverted commas after apparently I have a perfect bum. But, given the image the sentence brings to mind, I understand your distraction. :D

Date: 2013-11-30 07:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Only one 221B left! Will it be fluff? Will it be porn?
Have you met me? It will be ANGST! And there will be a cliffhanger! *muahahaha*

Thank you! :D

Date: 2013-11-30 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hate you. No, wait, there can be angst and a cliffhanger provided you fix that in the first fic of your Advent Calendar. Otherwise, I'll hate you and I... I... I'LL SEND YOU IMAGES OF TOES UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR.

Date: 2013-11-29 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mmm... this gives me the same feeling I get reading Ari's 'A Study in Sherlock'... the list of attractive features practically comes with illustrations, inspiring, as it does, so many lovely mental images.

Gorgeous work - thank you!

Date: 2013-12-01 12:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I liked the prequel a lot, and it's just so cute too, so lovely :)


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