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Joined 08-14-10, id: 2494960, Profile Updated: 12-19-13
Author has written 9 stories for Sherlock.

Thank you so much to Middletone, who made my lovely icon using a line from The Road Less Traveled.


Hi and thanks for checking out my profile!

Most of my stuff is here on FF.net, but you'll also find:

Art-inspired ficlets here

and Collaborations with other Sherlock writers here

I'm also on:

AO3

LiveJournal

Tumblr

Twitter (although I'm still working that out)

and Deviant Art (not that I can draw at all)

I've been a reader of FanFiction for many years, predominantly interested in romantic stories, with a mixture of het and slash favourites, depending on the characters.

My most recent obsession is the BBC's Sherlock, which is the fandom that inspired me to have a go at writing myself... I will always be grateful.

Hope you enjoy the stories!

Verity, x

June 2013: currently having a blast working on the Sherlock Puzzle Role-Playing Game.


Links to Art-Work / Podfics / Translations etc


THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

Podfic

Made by the incredibly talented sly_hostetter and podfic_lover.

This is a full-cast recording, with many additional voices. Consider me blown away!

Full details and download links here

Translations

Catalan, and The Christmas Special in Catalan, both by Grissina

Chinese, by uuuuhlhl and The Christmas Special, in Chinese, by newsherlock

Czech, by miamam

French, by peneloo

German by Aranel Cullen

Hebrew, by sealilis

Italian, by agnehalf

Korean, by PasserbyNo3

Polish, by kassumi

Russian, by Niobeya, Elijah Bailey, Lex and also by Anfisa

Spanish, by Itsaso Adhara

Turkish, by berithalkolikes

Artwork

Cover Art by xistentialangst

Cover Art by griffindorandproud

Chapter 1: Jealous Sherlock by Zenyr

Chapter 2: Very Odd Morning by br0-Harry

Chapter 4: Date Night by SkyWing

Chapter 4: Date Night by 0redwolf0

Chapter 7: Hope by br0-Harry

Chapter 9: Hugs Before Toast sketch, and Hugs Before Toast, both by tigerkatz

Chapter 10: Milk For You, by krusca

Chapter 10: On The Stairs, by 0redwolf0

Chapter 12: No More Secrets by br0-Harry

Chapter 15: Fall Apart by soma chiou

Chapter 16: Separation by Giftstift

Chapter 16: End of the Separation by wuhaya

Chapter 16: I'm home by wuhaya

Chapter 16/17: Reunion by br0-Harry

Chapter 17: In The Bathroom Doorway by soma chiou

Chapter 18: Desire by soma chiou

Chapter 18: Untie by soma chiou

Chapter 18: Got Your Breath Back? by khorazir

Epilogue: The Wedding by soma chiou

Christmas Special Part One: Merry Christmas by br0-Harry

Christmas Special Part Two: TRLT Christmas by Zenyr

Video: here

Music: Fanmix by adrianneb78239


THE HEART IN THE WHOLE

Podfic

Format: mp3
Size: 551 MB (zipped)
Running Time: 10 hrs, 21 mins (My God!)

I have recorded an audio version of The Heart In The Whole, which can be downloaded from mediafire.

Full Podfic

Obviously, it is massive, as this fic is over 100K words, so I have also put up Chapter One separately, the idea being that you can check my style/accent don't drive you up the wall before committing to download the whole thing:

Chapter One only

The main podfic is set up like an album with 20 tracks.

It is also now available on the Chinese version of YouTube here

Music - there's a little bit at the very start of the story, but then it's just a snippet at the end of each chapter. I have used (with permission) Jack Lukeman's gorgeous cover of Crazy, which I listened to repeatedly whilst writing the story, and which seems to embody how I feel about the whole BBC Sherlock phenomenon, how it inspired me to write, which I'd never done before, and now love so very, very much. To discover such an overwhelming passion at my age... does that make me crazy?

Thanks - overwhelmingly to my amazing friend staceuo, who mastered the whole recording, and whose genius husband gave me some brilliant tips. Without her, I would not have got the podfic done at all.

Translations

Catalan, by MiyukiChan14

Chinese, by awaysummer, irene_dl, chengmuak, Joyceeeee & kangtacatyat

Czech, by kaathcullen

French, by Shima-chan

Korean, by PasserbyNo3

Russian, by ish_krayot (downloadable from here)

Spanish, by Sugar Swede

Artwork

Study in Hands: by br0-Harry

General Image: by passerbyno3 's friend DRDR

Gif Set by johnlockcreys

Chapter 2: Home Again, by tigerkatz

Chapter 2: Illustration, by kairu321

Chapter 3: The Microscope by KrisKenshin

Chapter 3: A Matter of Moments by 'Please Forget'

Chapter 3: listen carefully by Concuelo

Chapter 5: The Man on the Bench, by CaptainUSSR

Chapter 5: In Regent's Park, by by Concuelo

Chapter 7: Feel, by soma chiou

Chapter 7: The Great Wall of Cushions, by tigerkatz

Chapter 8: The Massage by KrisKenshin

Chapter 8: An Experiment in Touch by Haigidal

Chapter 8: I Think We're Ready, by tigerkatz

Chapter 12: Do Something, John by Haigidal

Chapter 13: Control, by Concuelo

Chapter 14: I Can Do That by Haigidal

Chapter 20: Wash, by tigerkatz

Chapter 20: Only You, by Haigidal

Chapter 20: The Hallway by K

Video: Part One, Ch.1-13, by MrJunjouYaoi

Music: I Will See You Again Fanmix, by tati-kuny


THE GREEN BLADE

Translations:

Chinese(Ch.1-8), by xiutang, and Chinese (from Ch.9), by voreiller

Danish, by thessajensen

French, by Falyla

German, by IndigoNightOwl

Polish, by alicemau

Russian, by JennaEf

Spanish, by Methe

Artwork

Cover Art by griffindorandproud

Cover Art by miamam

Gif Set by scandalsoracrab

Chapter 12: Platonic and BroLuv, both by xxKabus


THE THINGS YOU HIDE

Adult Version on AO3 here

Translations:

Catalan, by Grissina

Chinese, by kangtacaty

Danish (Fluff Edition), and Danish (Adult Edition), both by thessajensen

French(Adult Version), by Falyla

German(Fluff Edition), and German (Adult Edition), both by bergergrey

Polish (Fluff Edition), by toootie

Russian (Fluff Edition), by dzenka


FIVE TIMES SHERLOCK HAD COFFEE... AND ONE TIME HE HAD JOHN INSTEAD

Inspirational FanVid by the amazing lotrfan2888, who kindly gave permission for me to add a link here: Sherlock Won't Say He's in Love

Podfic

By the lovely Toviv: Details and download links here

Translations

Chinese, by gfox

Korean, by PasserbyNo3

Polish, by toootie

Artwork

I think you killed it by khorazir

Muffin Break by RBaskin1963


FIRST NIGHT OUT

Podfic:

With the help of the lovely staceuo, I have now recorded a podfic of this story.

Format: mp3 / Size: 20 MB / Running Time: 22 mins / Cover Art: here / Download: here

Translations

Chinese, by gfox

French, by Hakiru-Chan

Korean, by LoveSJ

Inspirational artwork by the brilliant reapersun, who kindly gave permission for me to add a link here: time to go to bed

Music playing during the dance while I wrote it: Danny Elfman - The Little Things


GIVEN IN EVIDENCE

Podfic

By the wonderful erica_schall.

Download links here.

Translations

Chinese, by ulliviacnshsj

French, by Falyla

German, by nina66

Korean, by PasserbyNo3

Russian, by beispielllos

Spanish, by moniiica3

Artwork

Cover Art by xistentialangst

Cover Art by toviv

Chapter 2: Illustration by squeegeelicious

Chapter 3: Permanent by khorazir

Chapter 7: Pinned by khorazir

Chapter 9: It had come to this by khorazir

Chapter 10: Put your arms up over your head by daysofstorm

Chapter 17: Red Flag by JadenFlame


BONUS PODFICS:

I have recorded some additional podfics from other Sherlock writers:

Ariane DeVere's A Study In Sherlock, details here

Atlin Merrick's Shhhhhhh!, details here (and one of her mini Advent fics here)

Mirith Griffin's Cold Snap, details here

Chocolamousse's The Night Trilogy, details here


WRITER'S RESOURCE

Not my work this time, but my dear friend and beta Ariane DeVere has meticulously transcribed all the episodes of Sherlock, which you can find on her LiveJournal:

A Study in Pink / The Blind Banker / The Great Game / A Scandal in Belgravia / The Hounds of Baskerville / The Reichenbach Fall

Completely invaluable, I refer to them all the time...


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XO by Mirith Griffin reviews
When Benedict Cumberbatch went on "Top Gear" and said, "There's a load of fan fiction which has me and John Watson floating in space on a bed handcuffed to one another," three people wrote me within an hour to say it sounded a heck of a lot like this. Alternate universe. Almost literally.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 61,581 - Reviews: 753 - Favs: 338 - Follows: 597 - Updated: 8/23/2013 - Published: 7/24/2012 - Sherlock H., John W.
Cabin Pressure: The Z Episode by Ariane DeVere reviews
Amongst the "Cabin Pressure" fandom, there have been several stories with suggestions of how events may unfold after the events of "Yverdon-les-Bains". This ... is one of them. It's not for me to encourage you to read this story, but I *am* tempted to use the words of Giancarlo/Mandela in "Timbuktu": "No, 'ave a proper look. I spent *ages* on that!"
Radio Dramas - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,799 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/14/2013 - Published: 6/10/2013 - Complete
Ex Libris Veritas by chocolamousse reviews
In which John unintentionally reads great literature, has an epiphany and gets some unexpected, but very pleasant, results from it.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,581 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/13/2013 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Awakening by chocolamousse reviews
In which not a word is uttered but many things are said. It's "Nightwatch"'s sequel but you can read it as a stand-alone.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 956 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/30/2013 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Going Home by chocolamousse reviews
Sherlock has too many secrets and just longs for home. John goes from shock to shock and has the BAMFiest time of his life.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,323 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/14/2013 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Bubbly on the Orient Express by staceuo reviews
Train 221b - Under pressure from the meet up with my favorite FF Sherlock writers and wonderful friends.I have been coerced into this. First time publishing. Apologies in advance!
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 229 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/28/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
My Favourite Hobby by chocolamousse reviews
John loves going to the theatre. So does Sherlock - but only if John is with him. And for completely different reasons.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,717 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/14/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Nightwatch by chocolamousse reviews
221B Baker Street, a bedroom, at night. Before the Fall.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 468 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/29/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Dreamer by Ariane DeVere reviews
All John wants is a good night's sleep, and possibly a nice dream to go with it. So what on earth keeps waking him up just as the dream's getting to the good bit...?
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,630 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/7/2012 - Published: 7/20/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Something new by Ariane DeVere reviews
Sherlock presents John with a surprising gift and an unexpected proposition. Will John accept either of them?
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 807 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/11/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Control, Alt, Delete by Mirith Griffin reviews
If you could delete everything except what was really important, would you? Sherlock and John explore the question and each other. Rated M for Men Going at It and crazy amounts of angst. Inspired by season one.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 83,739 - Reviews: 1569 - Favs: 1,363 - Follows: 787 - Updated: 4/30/2012 - Published: 8/22/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
There's something about Morstan by Ariane DeVere reviews
John clearly fell for the young woman the moment she arrived at the flat, and the feeling is obviously mutual. But why does Sherlock find himself positively approving of the budding relationship? He investigates ... and learns the terrifying truth.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,163 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 67 - Published: 3/18/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Rien ne va plus by Ariane DeVere reviews
Mrs Hudson's hip is giving her hell. The boys are in the hallway. Mrs H investigates why they've been there for some time.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 906 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 11 - Published: 1/30/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
A Study in Sherlock by Ariane DeVere reviews
Sherlock asks an awkward question, and John struggles to answer helpfully without revealing his hidden feelings towards his flatmate.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,159 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 379 - Follows: 45 - Published: 12/20/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Cold Snap by Mirith Griffin reviews
"The Mayo Clinic prescription for hypothermia is this: Tea. Blanket fort. Sex. All right, it doesn't come right out and say that on the website. But Sherlock can read between the lines." A prequel to "Heat Wave."
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,132 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 342 - Follows: 37 - Published: 12/17/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Heat Wave by Mirith Griffin reviews
Sherlock needs cooling off. John needs Sherlock. Can they come to an agreement?
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,659 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 309 - Follows: 29 - Published: 10/4/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
1st November: The Purple Pitchfork by pkmndaisuki reviews
Last night, 31 October, Sherlock and I were invited to a Halloween party by a mutual friend of ours. It was to be held in an old Victorian mansion outside of London. Seemed interesting enough... Read More
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,602 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/22/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Shave and a Haircut by Atlin Merrick reviews
John didn't know Sherlock could even grow a beard. And it's ginger? That was a surprise. So was John's request. "Sherlock, let me shave you." What happens next involves a straight razor, 20 questions, and some very creative foreplay.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,873 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 7/26/2011 - Published: 6/5/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Some slightly different fun by LittlePippin76 reviews
Not sure what this is going to be yet, but it will be slash, so please don't read it if you don't like that. It does have Scarlet Watson in it, but so far in a minor role, and it's not related to her other stories. I'm just playing again. Pip.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Family - Chapters: 55 - Words: 239,898 - Reviews: 693 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 7/21/2011 - Published: 12/27/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Case of the Puffer Fish by CorvidCoccinelle reviews
Sherlock Holmes faces his most personal problem yet. If he and John Watson don't solve this case someone close to him is going to get a life sentence. Can the world's only consulting detective and his partner Dr John Watson solve the mystery in time?
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 76,341 - Reviews: 357 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 12/6/2010 - Published: 10/23/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Mystery of the Scarlet Star by CorvidCoccinelle reviews
When John Watson's old army friend turns up at 221b Baker St he is scared for his life. He's being haunted by the ghost of someone he knows is dead. Can the world's only consulting detective and an ex army doctor solve the mystery of the scarlet star?
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 71,864 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 10/21/2010 - Published: 9/25/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The case of the Rubber Ring by CorvidCoccinelle reviews
Sherlock and John go on the case if a missing person. It seems straight forward enough but they are soon to realise that it's not easy to deduce some of the things people get up to behind closed doors. Finished. Sequel to 'Do not' Prequel to 'Scarlet Star
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 60,117 - Reviews: 281 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 9/24/2010 - Published: 9/1/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Do not pass go by CorvidCoccinelle reviews
There's been a murder in a London station but it's not enough distraction for Sherlock Holmes... It might be an idea to read 'A cup of tea and a mystery first because this fic sets up the relationship in a oneshot. Finished. Prequel to 'Rubber Ring'
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 62,700 - Reviews: 296 - Favs: 288 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 8/31/2010 - Published: 8/17/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
A cup of tea and a mystery by CorvidCoccinelle reviews
John Watson is making a cuppa at 221b Baker St when he finds something which changes the relationship between the good doctor and the world's only consulting detective. Slashy fun and the start to my mysteries which begin with 'Do Not Pass Go'.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,900 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 524 - Follows: 43 - Published: 8/17/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
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All The Difference reviews
John's life has taken several unexpected turns since his 'Nothing happens to me,' blog entry, but none of them prepared him for New Year's Day, 2011. Canon divergence: alternate meeting. Currently pre-slash.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,491 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 173 - Published: 10/28/2013 - Sherlock H., John W., DI Lestrade, Sgt. S. Donavan
Given In Evidence reviews
Coming back from the dead can be a complicated business. With a new case on the horizon, rebuilding a life is one thing... rebuilding a friendship quite another. For Sherlock and John, things may never be just the same... Slash.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 19 - Words: 101,640 - Reviews: 1621 - Favs: 1,579 - Follows: 1,066 - Updated: 10/1/2012 - Published: 2/13/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Dangers of Dating reviews
Sherlock and John acquire a new client... with a very unusual problem. Stand-alone case-fic. Not slash.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Crime/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,325 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/23/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
First Night Out reviews
As John recovers from the effects of a brutal kidnapping, he and Sherlock attend the Yarders' Christmas Party. There are... 'developments' on the dance floor... Slash. Now with PODFIC!
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,400 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 792 - Follows: 64 - Published: 12/5/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Five Times Sherlock Had Coffee reviews
...and one time he had John instead. SUMMARY: Overseas on a case with his blogger and friend, Sherlock finds that thoughts which are easily suppressed amid the distractions of London are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore... Slash.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,717 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 565 - Follows: 44 - Published: 11/8/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Things You Hide reviews
Sherlock and John have been working and living together for nearly a year, each finding the other's friendship to be the one thing they would not risk or want to live without. Until something happens to disturb the status quo... Slash.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,091 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 682 - Follows: 46 - Published: 10/3/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Green Blade reviews
As a serial killer hits the headlines, the police are out of their depth and the next victim is out of time. With faith in Sherlock Holmes at an all time low, this is a case which will push loyalties to the limit... Strong friendship/bromance. Not Slash. WARNING: REVIEWS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Crime/Mystery - Chapters: 15 - Words: 75,904 - Reviews: 840 - Favs: 1,037 - Follows: 221 - Updated: 9/19/2011 - Published: 6/13/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Heart In The Whole reviews
Events after 'The Great Game' leave Sherlock dependent on his best friend and colleague. But John has a secret of his own... Hurt/Comfort, Romance. Slash. Now with PODFIC!
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 105,095 - Reviews: 1853 - Favs: 3,227 - Follows: 806 - Updated: 5/14/2011 - Published: 10/29/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Road Less Traveled reviews
Sherlock realises that John's dating habits involve an unacceptable level of risk... what if he meets an unusually tolerant woman and ends up getting married? Slash / Romance / Angst / Humour ... Now with added Christmas!
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 76,886 - Reviews: 1490 - Favs: 2,703 - Follows: 566 - Updated: 12/25/2010 - Published: 9/4/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete