"But they’re twins!!!"
"How can you ship them??"
Shipwrecked (1804 words) by Kahvi [AO3]
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Summary: While exploring a sunken spaceship, Lister comes across something quite extraordinary… but can he convince Rimmer, Cat and Kryten of what he’s seen?
North, South; Lister was starting to lose track of which way was up or down. For lack of anything else, Lister kept his eyes on the floor. Whenever one foot moved forward, it kicked up a swirl of dust and debris, mixing unhappily with the triple-thick chocolate shake quality of the water. The atmosphere was almost, though not quite as bad, as the bingo halls he used to go to with his gran when he was little. At least there, he’d gotten a second-hand nicotine buzz. «I’ll be honest with ya, I’m not sure I can find my way anywhere in this muck.»
The fact that my husband will just do a jump-and-kiss with me whenever I ask for it.
Moving Objects (2062 words) by Kahvi [AO3]
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sally Donovan, Philip Anderson
Additional Tags: Case Fic
Summary: Nearly two years after Sherlock Holmes fell to his death, Sally Donovan takes a much needed vacation - knowing full well that if she doesn’t, she might end up like Anderson. An extended Easter break in the Swiss alps seems like just the ticket, but just as she is finding it hard to get away from work, work appears to find it equally hard to keep away from her…
Sally checked her watch. Just past one. In under two hours, she’d be on her way to four days of, ideally, watching other people skiing. At least one or two days of that; then, possibly, having a go herself. Drinks in the evening, with people she didn’t know, who didn’t know Sherlock Holmes, either. And possibly, hopefully, after the drinks, taking them back to her room and getting to know them very well, if blissfully temporarily. She straigthened her back, exhaling slowly. Phil was still staring her down. Good. «What I do, is what every officer who’s made a mistake tries to do; make it better. What I do, is work. Hard.»
«I don’t see why you bother.» Phil had gone into his sulking phase, complete with sniffling. «He hated you more than he hated me.»
«See, that’s where you’re wrong. Doubly wrong: I’m not doing this for him; I’m doing it for me. And the sad thing is, he didn’t hate me. See, he appreciates people who don’t look up to him; don’t fall for the act. That’s why he never liked you.»
So I’ve pretty firmly established, I think, that Sally Dononvan is not the sort of character that speaks to me easily. I mean that rather literally; like Sherlock - with whom I identify strongly, so it’s not about that - she stubbornly refuses to let me in, unless I bang on the door of her mind relentlessly. 2000 words is a decent Part 1, no?
"John and Mary will be fine" aka My Husband Disagrees With Me
- Me: This scene is so upsetting. It's horrible.
- My husband: What do you mean? How?
- Me: Well, it's never going to work, is it? John's hand is being forced. Of course he has to stay with Mary; what's the alternative? He knows he can't trust Sherlock, and now he knows he can't trust Mary either, but he has no one else. He just wants one stable, mutually supportive relationship in his life, and the best he's going to get is this... this pretense. It's horrible.
- Husband: I don't think it is, really.
- Me: ...OK. You're a John-type person. You're a lot like him. Explain.
- Husband: You just accept it.
- Me: But she lied to him. The whole time.
- Husband: That doesn't matter. It is what it is. If he wants her, he'll simply accept that. You care passionately about absolute truth in relationships; not everyone does. Not everyone wants to know when someone is lying to them; they would rather not know. It's not important to him.
- Me: But that's horrible!
- Husband: Not everyone thinks that way. I think this is a lovely solution.
- Me: There are practical issues, though. He cannot trust her, and he knows that.
- Husband: He trusts that she loves him.
- Me: How? How can he do that?
- Husband: You just know.
- Me: Oh, come on! You're saying he just blindly trusts that she loves him?
- Husband: That's what love is. No one can know beyond a doubt that someone loves them. You have to trust it.
- Reblogging myself because I've seen discussion and meta about John's forgiveness of Mary - I think it's important to keep in mind how highly subjective things like honesty in relationship is. Husband and I have been in a committed relationship for 17 years, and we wildly disagree on this. So, you know, don't beat up other fans for not seeing things your way; it's one of those things...