ficnotes: shock and awe

I've been reading more book-length nonfiction recently, in lieu of online fanfic ... so after this installment of "ficnotes" I might let the series lay dormant for a while, until something truly spectacularly gorgeous and mind-blowing comes along. Or until the urge to blog about smut rises again (it often does, quite unpredictably!) ... in the meantime, here's this little beauty which Minerva shared via email a couple of weeks ago, on a morning when I really needed some fluff!

Mycroft Holmes via Fuck Yeah Mycroft Holmes!
(Tumblr can be a wonderful thing)
Title: Shock and Awe
Author: random_nexus
Pairing: Mycroft/Lestrade
Author Rating: NC-17
Author Summary: "Oddball style, Manly shmexins, Romance betwen blokes, the usual. Lestrade is falling for Mycroft, but doesn't think it's mutual. Hijinx ensue (also the usual)."
Length: 1 part, 1040 words
Available At: LiveJournal.
This is a quiet little fic that takes place in three brief acts: "Before," "After," and "Now." What I like best about it is the author's focus on the moments of touch, and the details one takes note of in a love -- the interior language with which one describes the object of one's affection. I'm working on a fic myself right now that involves those everyday intimacies shared between people who know they have license to touch -- and some of the passages in these three scenes capture that sense of beingness.

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