Reviews for The Green Blade
Uncanny-dreamer chapter 2 . 6/22/2011
Cool! The first chapter was certainly an attention grabber, and I always love how you have Sherlock and John interact. Slash or friendship, I love it all just the same. Can't wait for more!
staceuo chapter 2 . 6/22/2011
OK, so its taken me two days to review this second chapter , mainly because I’ve had the shakes since last Friday and I just couldn’t get my thumbs to work properly until around half an hour ago!

I am just loving this Verity. I had a Borg like group of students with me on Monday “The Practicum” , I was in the middle of a long winded passionate explanation when up popped “TGB” , they were quite surprised when I stopped mid sentence, squealed and excused myself from the room. I very rarely “Squeal”, another side effect of reading your marvelous writing, I think I may need therapy after this one... Obviously ,they were rather disconcerted when I reentered as I am quite sure they overheard a lot of , “ooh’s” , yeahs”, “spot on’s” and giggles. One can only guess what they decided I was doing for twenty minutes. Worst thing is that they are here now every Monday for the next 8 weeks , I believe I will end up with the strangest of reputations in their College.

And you said no laughs!Ha!

"I may not experience the full range of emotions which you seem to find necessary," his tone was disdainful, "but I believe that I am sufficiently familiar with the feeling of boredom to recognise its all too frequent appearance."

"It's been a month now since he got to London; I think the poor boy's finding it harder than he expected." She shook her head. "I blame the government."

Sherlock smirked. "I'll tell him," he murmured, and Mrs Hudson gave him another fond, but uncomprehending, smile. FUNNY :)

I think what I really liked the most about this chapter was the familiarity and acceptance that has built up in the S/J friendship. The banter was excellently done and exceptionally well written. I am glad that the old cliches are not present (I wouldn’t expect them to be with you writing to be honest) never the less ,it is so refreshing to see a friendship that has developed and is not relying on the old “I”m a Sociopath with no feelings”, or ,“ I’m constantly feeling down trodden by your lack of care/attention/feelings” - chestnuts. Its clear that S & J are comfortable with their friendship and are well aware of each others differences and what makes each other tick. I like this a lot. I believe that friendship is based on attraction not necessarily sexual attraction but you have to see something in the other person to develop a strong lasting friendship. I think you convey this expertly. I am looking forward to more.

Sherlock teasing John you Minx!

"Back pocket." There was a pause, during which Sherlock made no movement to get his wallet out himself.

I am not counting my proverbially chickens with Mrs Hudson's “Peter” either, lets wait and see.

Finally, I love the length of the chapters as well , I don’t know perhaps its another side effect but it’s like some kind of delayed gratification thing going on with me , they just leave me begging... "Please Verity can I have some more!"


lege et lacrima chapter 2 . 6/21/2011
Brilliant! I love how you write the dynamic between John and Sherlock. It's just wonderful.

And I have a feeling this case is about to get interesting...

- Legs :D
YoNoSoy chapter 2 . 6/20/2011
Yay, yay, update! *bounces in glee* I love your style, but you probably already knew that, right? :) I really like Sherlock and John's interaction here, as well as Mrs. Hudson. Very nice. And I wanna read moooore! :) Well, now I've got something to look forward to on Mondays. :3
Mirage992 chapter 2 . 6/20/2011
Excellent job! Everyone is written wonderfully in character. I can picture this happening in the series. Can't wait for the next chapter!

D-Syfer chapter 2 . 6/20/2011
I just read your fic and I like what you've started. The 1st chapter was really creepy. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. And definately that wasn't Lestrade. The 2nd chapter was lovely. Sherlock's deducing powers seem to be rubbing off on John. And that goes to show that John's no idiot. Love the part about the honey. That was really sweet of the doctor to think of getting it for his flatmate. It looks like the game is on. Can't wait 'til next Monday. But if you can update sooner than that, I'll be a very happy camper. :)
PhantomInspector chapter 2 . 6/20/2011
Man, your dialogue for these two is so spot on, I'm honestly jealous. I can hear them very clearly saying all these things, and the snarkiness and the symbiosis between the characters is clearly present. The simple but precise description is great, too. The wheels in my brain are already turning, trying to sort out how little details could be connected with the case. Can't wait for your next update!
Dinogeek chapter 2 . 6/20/2011
This is my first review ever, but awesome story so far! I thought the man at the beginning was Sherlock, but the moment he said that line about her fitting the profile perfectly, that's when the alarm bells started ringing. I thought to myself that if that was me, I'd have been locking myself in the bathroom and calling the real cops... I love the way you wrote Sherlock and John together too. So perfect! I loved that bit about one up for Mrs. Hudson. Now you have GOT to tell us what Sherlock did to p.o. the whole of Scotland Yard. Can't wait!
mattsloved1 chapter 2 . 6/20/2011
Three things I love about this chapter.


John closed his eyes and silently counted to five, then exhaled.

Sherlock smiled, without looking round. "You used to count to ten," he observed. "You're getting used to me."

"God help me," said John.


She shook her head. "I blame the government."

Sherlock smirked. "I'll tell him," he murmured...

3.) How perfectly you captured their relationship. I can almost hear the actors saying each line.

Wait did I just admit to hearing voices? :P
Lonewolfe001 chapter 2 . 6/20/2011
Every Monday? well, thats one way to cure the Monday Blues. LOL. Another great chapter, it amazes how easily you capture sherlock and john's essence (i can almost hear Benedict and Martin). I love the witty banter between them and how sherlock makes john jump through his hoops. I know this is strictly firendship, but i hope its ok with you that i read it with slashy-tinted glasses on. LOL. Ok, now this Peter is a new character and been around for a month. hmmmmm , his defiantly going on my suspect writing !
toeki chapter 2 . 6/20/2011
hmm... the nephew is somehow suspicious.

i love the little details, like the thing with the honey or the glass comparison. of course sherlock is always one extreme or the other, never something in between.

and i like how john is not as shocked about sherlocks lack of empathy with the victims as he once used to only counting to five instead of ten to calm down and sherlock noticing it made me smile.
TrudyW chapter 2 . 6/20/2011
Great Chapter, I can't decide my favourite bit, but I think 'Sherlock said nothing, but he said it in such a way that John found it impossible to concentrate' wins out in the end. I look forward to next Monday's update with great anticipation.
Mastermindr chapter 2 . 6/20/2011
Intriguing. Keep going with this. I love your characterisation
Eyebrows2 chapter 2 . 6/20/2011
Lovely interaction here! You capture both characters so well; the honest caring goes so well with the sniping. And ooh, a tall dark man with access to the stolen ID badges in 221B and a relative who was executed... Mrs Hudson might not be pleased if this doesn't turn out to be a red herring - although maybe she would welcome her TV back.

Like the "I blame the government" / "I'll tell him" line in particular.

Really excited about the prospect of more. Thanks!
Eyebrows2 chapter 1 . 6/20/2011
Woo-hoo! Just what I need; a new Verity Burns story. Great, chilling opening - love the way we were meant to think it was Sherlock, up until the last few lines. Really intrigued to see what you do with a more case-based story - I'll miss the fab love story bits and sexy bits, but I'm willing to bet your plot will make up for it. Do you think we could have a little pre-slash-if-we-want-it-to-be unrequited flirting to keep us going pretty please? And there's another chapter; my cup runneth over. Thanks!
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