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Joined 01-19-12, id: 3645594, Profile Updated: 07-31-12
Author has written 18 stories for Sherlock, and Supernatural.

If you have stumbled upon my page: hello! Welcome, please do stay a while. My name is Nicola. I'm a twenty-something grad student who writes academic essays during the day and fanfic in the evenings.

BBC's Sherlock simultaneously stimulates and wounds my heart. I ship Mystrade and Johnlock. My muse, I have found over time, is an extremely angsty one, and my stories tend to be full of emotional turmoil and introspective character development. I love all of the characters, despite the pain and suffering that I cause them in my writing, although I freely admit that have a reserved a special place in my heart for Gregory Lestrade.

l've been on something of a hiatus for a variety of health and personal issues, but I am recently returned and am I trying to resume a regular posting schedule for several WIPs. So look for at least one of my stories to be updated every ten days or so.

The chronological order of the stories in the You Were My Life-verse goes roughly:

A Bear Named Watson

Where You Find It (WIP)

No Words (WIP)

You Were My Life

Finding Ourselves (WIP)

I currently have at least two more prequels, a sequel, and a companion piece planned for that universe. All of my other stories can be read in whatever order you see fit: please note that Good Advice, The Case of the Missing Blogger, and Jolly Holiday are *significanly* lighter, fluffier, and good antidotes to the more angst ridden writing I have listed above.

Please, leave reviews if you can. I really appreciate feedback and I love hearing reader responses. I'm also open to prompts and suggestions for future works.

Lastly, THANK YOU for taking time out of your busy lives to read, review, and follow these stories. You really make the whole experience a fantastic one. Hugs.

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Minutiae: Or 156 Things I Know About You by Atlin Merrick reviews
Here in no particular order: Little truths and tiny facts John and Sherlock have learned about one another over the years. All chapters stand alone. Humor/Slash
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 50 - Words: 74,369 - Reviews: 808 - Favs: 625 - Follows: 551 - Updated: 4/7 - Published: 1/21/2011 - John W., Sherlock H.
A Fit of Pique: Vexation, Umbrage, and Discontent by Atlin Merrick reviews
They are little girls, all three. They started as a joke between John and Sherlock, a tease, a taunt, a fit of pique while they argued about empathy and erections. But over the years Vexation, Umbrage, and Discontent grew, like children always do...
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,578 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 2/28/2013 - Published: 10/31/2011 - John W., Sherlock H.
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: 786 - Updated: 4/30/2012 - Published: 8/22/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
A Guilty Man by Jennistar1 reviews
SPOILERS FOR ALL EPISODES. Sherlock goes to Mycroft for assistance and they settle some scores.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,236 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 32 - Published: 1/16/2012 - Sherlock H., Mycroft H.
The Christmas Soldier by Evenlodes Friend reviews
John is unexpectedly invited to share Christmas with Sherlock's family. But the seasonal celebrations bring back difficult memories for them both. This is my attempt to understand something of the damage that binds these two men together.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,668 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 347 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 12/23/2011 - Published: 12/18/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Empathy by Atlin Merrick reviews
John would like Sherlock to take an empathy test. Sherlock does not want to take and empathy test. John...does things. Sherlock relents. The results surprise...some. Super amazing bonus: The names of their non-existent children revealed!
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,738 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 19 - Published: 10/17/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
The Troubles of Marriage Counselling by Jennistar1 reviews
Sherlock and John go to marriage counselling for a case. Hilarity and angst happen in equal measures. Pre S/J.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,422 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 890 - Follows: 62 - Published: 12/10/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Greek Problem by Candle Beck reviews
Slash, Holmes/Watson. People die for love and they kill for it.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,039 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 235 - Follows: 11 - Published: 2/7/2010 - J. Watson, S. Holmes - Complete
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My Hands Are Empty, My Heart Is Full reviews
Dean's not really sure what's more shocking: that Cas actually understood a Star Wars reference or the fact that he just fucking knew, straight off the bat, that something was wrong... Meta Fiction Coda; Destiel Implied; Angst
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,120 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/16 - Dean W., Castiel, Sam W. - Complete
Like Flying reviews
But with a more permanent destination: Cas falls and the universe shifts. Sam and Dean have to figure out exactly what to do with a human Cas, and all three struggle to live a more normal life.
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 17 - Words: 104,667 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 202 - Updated: 3/8 - Published: 3/9/2013 - Dean W., Castiel
Long Way from Home reviews
No one's riding shotgun, no one can ride shotgun. Dean's jaw clenches and he hits the gas. Nothing ahead but miles of regret, and he doesn't want to keep it waiting. Coda for 9.10 and 9.11 in which Sam, Dean, and Cas try to heal separately and together.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,319 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Published: 1/24 - Dean W., Sam W., Castiel - Complete
Makes Scents reviews
Cas smells…different. Dean recognizes that this is a weird fucking thing to notice. It's not like he goes around sniffing people or anything...he's not a creep or anything...It's just…Cas smells different, and Dean does notice and it's driving him a little crazy. Some fluff for season nine.
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,288 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/20/2013 - Dean W., Castiel, Sam W. - Complete
Some Kind of Heaven reviews
There is not a rocking chair in Bobby Singer's heaven...
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,596 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/9/2013 - Bobby S., Dean W., Sam W., Castiel - Complete
Winchester Home for Wayward Sons (and Daughters) reviews
After Freaks and Geeks, Dean and Sam decide to more-or-less adopt Krissy, Aiden, and Josephine. Fluff, Feels, and Nonsense.
Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,336 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/15/2013 - Dean W., Sam W., Kevin T., Castiel - Complete
All Is Calm, All Is Bright reviews
They're having a Christmas this year, and, surprisingly, it's not Sam's fault...In the wake of the apocalypse that wasn't, Sam, Dean, and Cas are settling into civilian lives and civilian holidays. Sam is wise and snarky, Bobby calls everyone an idjit at least ten times , Cas celebrates his first Christmas as a human, and Dean realizes happiness is something to run towards...
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 37,201 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 2/26/2013 - Published: 12/14/2012 - Dean W., Castiel - Complete
A Very Supernatural Thanksgiving reviews
Sam and Cas want to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Despite thinking there's not much to be thankful for, Dean agrees. Sam makes bitch faces, Cas makes pie, Bobby gives some good advice, and Dean realizes exactly what he's grateful for this year. Canon through Season 5, then AU. Fallen!Cas.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,078 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/30/2012 - Dean W., Castiel - Complete
Trenchcoat Blues reviews
Dean wakes up with his face pressed into Cas' coat...he takes a moment to reflect on all the times that he's woken up like that, and where he and his angel go from here. Post-purgatory, set right after 8.07.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,122 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 21 - Published: 11/27/2012 - Castiel, Dean W.
No Words reviews
Gregory Lestrade in the aftermath of the Reichenbach Fall is a broken man.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 29 - Words: 89,429 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 9/16/2012 - Published: 3/7/2012 - DI Lestrade, Mycroft H.
Jolly Holiday reviews
John, Sherlock, Mycroft, and Greg on holiday together. Fun, flirtation, fluff, and bickering ensue. Johnlock. Mystrade.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,258 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 7/21/2012 - Published: 4/13/2012 - John W., Sherlock H.
Break reviews
Post-Swan Song AU. Dean is dealing with Sam's loss and a post-Apocalypse world, mostly by not dealing. Then Cas shows up...Angst, pre-slash, hurt/comfort.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,071 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Dean W., Castiel
Where You Find It reviews
DI Gregory Lestrade had no idea on that cold January morning that his life was going to change...The story of how Greg met the Holmes' brothers and discovered that family is where you find it. Prequel to You Were My Life. Mystrade.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 38,004 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 5/8/2012 - Published: 2/5/2012 - DI Lestrade, Sherlock H.
The Case of the Missing Blogger reviews
Alternately titled, The Case of the Oblivious Consulting Detective. In which Sherlock comes out of his mind palace to discover John missing. 221B does not fair well as a result. Fluff and nonsense.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,147 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/28/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Good Advice reviews
In which Sherlock is away on a case, Greg and John have a heart to heart at a pub, and John realizes something important. Fluff.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,108 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/13/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Finding Ourselves reviews
Sherlock is back, John is alive, but both bear some scars. This story explores how they find themselves and one another...sequel to You Were My Life. Johnlock. Mystrade.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,828 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 3/3/2012 - Published: 2/8/2012 - John W., Sherlock H.
A Bear Named Watson reviews
At five, Sherlock knew many things, but chief among them was that Watson would always be his best friend...Part of the You Were My Life Universe, but can be read alone.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,258 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/14/2012 - Sherlock H., Mycroft H. - Complete
You Were My Life reviews
A year after Sherlock's fall, John muses on where he is and what he's lost. A good amount of angst that will eventually transition into something fluffy and fulfilling...John/Sherlock
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 25,929 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 2/3/2012 - Published: 1/22/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete