spock: logic is sexy

Recs: 1 Harry Potter, 6 Sherlock

Harry Potter
Solace in Silence by heathersmoke - Irma Pince/Minerva McGonagall (unrequited)
Madame Pince is not a character I usually read about, but heathersmoke has created a wonderful persona for her here, at once heartbreakingly practical and beautifully whimsical. This is a shorter piece and worth exploring even if it's not your usual pairing.

Sherlock
The Undiscovered Molly by tristesses - Sherlock/Molly, NC-17
Sherlock wants to know what this sex thing is all about, and he decides to lose his virginity to Molly. This scenario could go wrong in a lot of ways, but in tristesses' deft hands, it is both plausible and well-characterized. Sherlock's voice is pitch perfect -- he's still manipulative and insensitive -- but not to the point that we hate him, and Molly isn't just a doormat either.

A Ghost in the Machine by scribble55178 - Sherlock, John, Mycroft, Lestrade
An adaptation of the ACD story "The Three Garridebs," in which John is seriously wounded by a fleeing suspect. Sherlock's reactions range from completely unhinged to quiet grief, and I liked the roles that Mycroft and Lestrade play. Bonus points for the poignant backstory, which also beautifully explains why Sherlock has deleted even basic knowledge of astronomy. Warnings for violence and suicidal thoughts/behavior (not in any of the main cast).

Tessellation by thistle_kisses - Mycroft/Anthea
There really ought to be more of this pairing in this fandom. Mycroft and Anthea are both complete BAMFs in their own ways, while navigating the emotional complexities of a working romance. This story really hit my in-love-with-each-other-but-devoted-to-our-jobs kink.

On Apathy and Its Variations by ldkirby - Harry, Sherlock, background John/Sherlock
In which Harry gives Sherlock the "break his heart and I will break you" speech. This sounds like the basis for a schmoopy story, but it's completely not. The author handles Harry's alcoholism and Sherlock's POV adroitly, with a nice nod to Sherlock's past problems with addiction.

Living Lore (1315 words) by faviconsilverpard - John/Sherlock
In which London is alive, 221B has a conscience, and John and Sherlock are too precious to let go. The voices of London and 221B are fascinating, and if you have ever lived in a huge city that feels alive, the story makes total sense.

Vanilla (5053 words) by faviconimriebelow - John, Sherlock, Mycroft, Mrs. Hudson
In which Sherlock bakes things...and also sees ghosts. But mostly I care about the baking. I rec all the stories where my favorite characters cook things.
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