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May. 8th, 2013 09:27 pm
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Title: A Lopsided Symmetry of Sin and Virtue by language_escapes
Fandom: Elementary
Rated: Teen
Pairing: Joan/Sherlock
Word Count: 25610
Author's Summary: "Joan thinks she should be less surprised by his sudden, “Watson, we’re getting married!” and yet, here she is, cooking her egg and trying not to be astonished."

Infants are vanishing, and Sherlock and Joan go undercover as a married couple to find their kidnappers.

Why I loved it: Okay so first of all, I was as pleased as anyone when the Elementary writers said that a romantic relationship was not their goal with Joan and Sherlock. But then they say things like "I think what you do is amazing" and "You already know I favour you" and "The thing that's different about me, empirically speaking, is you" and my brain catches on fire. Basically, I am in love with this show, and I am in love with the dynamic between Joan and Sherlock and tbh if they keep on doing what they're doing, I don't care if it eventually becomes a love relationship or remains a BFFs and awesome colleagues relationship. And honestly, I felt similarly through reading this fic. Whether the author had ended it with a romance or not, I would have been equally happy with this fic.

The case is, at times, harrowing, but I feel that that shows a lot of their strengths (particularly Joan's - her response was exactly the kind of classy and insightful behaviour the show has led me to expect), and as with the show, it's the relationship that makes it.

Okay, so as the summary says, they are undercover as a married couple, so they have all the best elements of that trope (closer contact, bed sharing etc) but it is done with the same level of respect for each other, and boundary negotiation that they demonstrate on the show. One of the things I really loved was how they differentiate certain touches and thoughts and feelings as belonging to their cover-selves, and some belonging to their true selves. There is a very lovely scene where Joan touches Sherlock's wrist, as she does often in the show (including in some of my favourite scenes) and that is their moment.

PLUS! Bonus Ms. Hudson. Run, don't walk.

sidebar: any other good Elementary fics out there? Shippy or gen, I am just in the mood because for anyone who doesn't follow my tumblr: I. AM. OBSESSED.

Date: 2013-05-08 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giselleslash.livejournal.com
I LOVE THIS SHOW SFM!! I just cannot get enough of them and their relationship, it's just such a fantastic thing to see on tv. There's so much respect and love and friendship between them and it's AWESOME. I still want it to remain strictly platonic, but ugh, SO MUCH LOVE.

I'll let you know if I find any good Elementary fics. I have a few on my Kindle but I haven't gotten to them yet.

Date: 2013-05-24 12:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leashy-bebes.livejournal.com
Aaaah oh god, me too :D Their friendship is so great, and while I do want them to keep it platonic, I just have so much faith in the writers by this point that if it did evolve, over time, into a romance, I'm sure they'd do it well.

Cheers hon, I DL'd a bunch to my kindle last night, so fingers crossed I might have some additional recs soonish.

Date: 2013-05-09 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fromthedark.livejournal.com
you make me want to watch this show... maybe while its in between seasons, i'll try and see if i can watch it... somehow. i'm so lousy with tv shows the last little while...

omg you live! where've you been?!

Date: 2013-05-24 12:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leashy-bebes.livejournal.com
Yaaaaay, I hope you enjoy it if you do manage to find time to give it a look. It's easily my favourite current show.

ughhh, I am the worst, sorry. I have mainly been in a black hole of editing my thesis *leans on you* good to be back.

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