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July 1st, 2010

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Thursday, July 1st, 2010 12:31 am
Title: Decorum
Author: [livejournal.com profile] loveslashangst
Fandoms: Sherlock Holmes
Pairings: Holmes/Watson
Kinks: Written for the kink_bingo prompt “orgasm denial/control”. Rated NC17 overall for mature content, language, sexually-suggestive behaviour, masturbation, sex, slash, and Victorian euphemisms.

Summary: A gentleman knows how to behave in public. The only thing “stiff” should be his upper lip. Fortunately, Holmes is only a gentleman when it suits him.

LSA sez: "Thank god this fucking monstrosity is over. ;) But seriously: I haven't worked this hard since I read Acts V of all 37 of Shakespeare's plays. This was insane, but well worth it. I had to write as far outside my usual style as it's possible to get. And even then, O was correcting me literally SENTENCE BY SENTENCE. If I fail at the appropriate tone or style, it's her fault I apologize and plead that it was not through lack of effort. [O sez: No, that really would be my fault. :D] We will return you to my more usual fare of porn presently. Collared 3 is written, and I have at least two foursomes on the back burner. Thank you for your kind words and for your indulgence. I have been very pleased to have such support as I stretch my authorial wings a bit.

"And O had BETTER write some of the really hot fics she's proposing, because the images she has in mind are keeping me up nights.

"I will be somewhat incommunicado this weekend owing to my being at Convergence. I'll look forward to catching up Monday.

"And as a final note, I chose this story very specifically, because of the vulnerability Holmes demonstrates. I was intrigued to see our usually-bulletproof logician and detective so close to despair. And thought I might offer a less conventional explanation for it. ;)"

O sez: "Oh my god, I think I've given birth. And I've never had to depend so hard on my English Lit degree. Have I mentioned that I hate Victorian novelists, aside from Doyle and possibly Thackeray, with an ardent and fiery LIKE BURNING? That said, it's been a long slog (that y'all haven't seen) and a HUGE amount of fun to stretch like this. The chance to mimic one of my earliest masters has been exhilarating, and stressful, and LSA's seriously not kidding about the sentence-by-sentence editing. Only videos of JB speaking in scots brogue got us through at the punchy last.

"Also, we've decided that our canon pairing is Jude Law!Watson, and Basil Rathbone!Holmes. Because, think of the pretty. Or, you know, War of the Profiles."

For those of you who would like to follow along from Watson's official perspective, herewith The Adventure of the Norwood Builder.

On with the show...

You kiss me so fiercely that it has the edge of la petite mort. But there is no more release in your kiss than in your touch. Too soon, you tear your mouth from mine.

“Goodnight, Holmes,” you say.

Chapter 2 )