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Title: Empirical Evidence
Author(s):vomit_bunny
Rating: R
Character(s):John/Sherlock
Summary: Perhaps it’s post-coital confusion, perhaps it’s just Sherlock.
Warnings: sex and its aftermath
Author's Notes: written when I should have been sleeping

Just for that moment it’s all too much. Too intense.

John screws his eyes shut and throws his head back against the pillows, crying out inarticulately, as his climax over takes him. Before he’s even fully recovered he feels Sherlock’s release: feels Sherlock convulse in his hands, feels his thighs tighten against John’s own legs, feels the other man’s come added to his own.

John rubs lazy circles across the sweat covered skin of Sherlock’s inner thigh with his thumb and smiles up at him as he opens his eyes.

Sherlock is staring, one hand still wrapped around John’s rapidly softening cock, the other at his neck, apparently checking his own pulse.

“My eyes,” Sherlock says, crashing through what’s left of John’s post-coital haze.

“What?”

“What do my eyes look like?


John hesitates, thrown by the question. “Nice?” he ventures.


Sherlock scowls at him, it’s obviously the wrong answer. “You’re useless.” He climbs across John, snatching a hand mirror from the cluttered bedside table and sending several books and a hopefully empty tea cup tumbling to the floor. “Mmmh, dilated.”


“Am I missing something?” John asks at last, wiping their rapidly cooling come from his stomach with the corner of Sherlock’s sheets.


“Should I write this down? I should write this down.”


“Sherlock?”


“Empirical research, John!” he replies, fingers back on his pulse point, as he leans over the side of the bed and searches for something to write with. “Do you have a pen? Of course you don’t, you’re naked; why didn’t I think of that? Is it always like this?”


“Right.” John pauses. “No, sorry. What?”


“I’m trying to assess my reaction to new stimuli,” is Sherlock’s muffled response, as if it’s the most normal thing in the world.


John sighs and sits himself up. He reaches for Sherlock, who’s all elbows and distracted observations, and pulls him back onto the bed before he falls out completely. “Did you enjoy it?”


“What’s that got to do with anything?”


“Well,” John starts, “it would seem like an important point to me.”


Sherlock stares at him for a moment as if he can’t decide whether John is being spectacularly stupid or brilliant. “It was,” he begins, turning to look at the wall behind John’s head as if the hideous wallpaper could provide the answer. “It was nice.”


“Nice?”


“Yes, nice,” Sherlock insists, managing to sound affronted. “Is there something wrong with nice?”


“No, no, nice is good,” John replies. “Nice is nice.”


“Yes.”


Silence.


“So what do people generally do now?”


“When? After sex? Um. Smoke? Clean up? Sleep? Make awkward conversation?” John grins at Sherlock, who is at least looking him in the eye now. “I think we’ve covered that one, though.”


“So, making a note of physiological changes? Not normal, then?”


“Generally? Not so much.”


“Hmmm.”


John watches Sherlock fidget, plucking at the threads of his now slightly stained sheets. “What?”


“I need the facts!”


“You can be incredibly annoying at times.”


“You really should have thought about that before you started this.”


“So this is my fault?”


“Yes.”


“You’re impossible,” John sighs and pushes himself up off the mattress. He steps over the pile of clothes in the middle of the room and is out of door before Sherlock can reply.


It’s less than a minute, probably no more than thirty seconds, before he’s back.


“What-”


“Here,” John interrupts, tossing a notebook at Sherlock. It bounces off his chest and lands in his lap.


“A dream diary?”

John raises an eyebrow. “Go on then, impress me.”


“I’ve not seen it before so you must keep it in your bedroom,” Sherlock explains. “Probably in the bedside table. It hardly took any time to fetch it, so you can’t have spent time looking for the pen, meaning you keep them together. It’s fairly new and it’s cheap so it’s not a keepsake or a gift. Plus you’ve never used it. Why keep a notebook on hand but never use it? I’m guessing it was your therapist’s idea.”


John ducks his head and laughs lightly at the smug smile that flits across Sherlock’s face. “Consider me impressed. Anyway, you can write about your physiological changes in it.”

Sherlock tilts his head.


“Fine,” John continues as he settles down on the bed. “You can dictate and I’ll write.”


“What are you doing?”

“I’m going to sleep. It’s one of the things people do after sex, remember?”


“You can’t, we need to record this while it’s still fresh in my memory.”


“In the morning.”


“Now. I’m having trouble keeping it all in my mind as it is. I should make a note of that, too.”


“In the morning,” John repeats significantly.


“Oh. Oh! You mean-”


“Sherlock?”


“Yes?”

“Shut up.”



The End

Feedback makes me happy

Date: 2010-08-02 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violetjimjams.livejournal.com
Pfft! Not sure John meant there'd be a second round come sunrise, but I think Sherlock will talk him into it. ^w^

I really need an icon for these two.

Date: 2010-08-02 11:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Ha ha! I'm sure he will ;)

Date: 2010-08-02 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quamquam20.livejournal.com
HOT and adorable! It's hard to pull off both, but you definitely did. And the characterization was perfect.

Really nice job :)

Date: 2010-08-02 11:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thanks, that's really great to hear! Glad you liked it.

Date: 2010-08-02 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pennies-4-eyes.livejournal.com
AhahahahahahaaA!!!! That was brilliant! I loved the ending. It was soooo them. Fabulous!

Date: 2010-08-02 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!

Date: 2010-08-02 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stella-polaris.livejournal.com
I bet all of that could've been avoided if John had just told Sherlock right away that they can do it as many times as he wants to :P

Date: 2010-08-02 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Ha ha! You're so right!

Date: 2010-08-02 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chibitoaster.livejournal.com
The awesomest thing about this is that I can HEAR their voices and practically see it happening. It's so them.

Great job!

Date: 2010-08-02 11:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
That's seriously the best response I could hope for! Thank you!

Date: 2010-08-02 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tekiclutch.livejournal.com
V. funny - very easy to hear the characters in my head with the way your prose is written. You've got one or two little typos, but other than that, awesomeness.

Date: 2010-08-02 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thanks and thank you for the heads-up on the typos, too. I knew some things would have slipped through the net... the dangers of posting at 4:30 in the morning I guess ;)

Date: 2010-08-02 06:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-hissyfit.livejournal.com
You have got such an impressive ear for dialogue! This is absolutely delightful.

Date: 2010-08-02 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!

Date: 2010-08-02 08:18 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] flying-android.livejournal.com
Brilliant! Oh, wonderful :D You write them both so well. Hot and sweet, and absolutely lovely :)

Date: 2010-08-02 11:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2010-08-02 09:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylovelace.livejournal.com
Eeeeee. This is brilliant. And so marvelously in-character for both of them (of course Sherlock wanted to record what was going on).

I enjoyed this muchly.

Date: 2010-08-02 11:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

I'm thinking Sherlock was remarkably restrained in waiting 'til they'd finished!

Date: 2010-08-02 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlemissstars.livejournal.com
“Do you have a pen? Of course you don’t, you’re naked; why didn’t I think of that? Is it always like this?”

Love it! =D

Date: 2010-08-02 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Heee! Thank you!

Date: 2010-08-02 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alleskleber.livejournal.com
ha hahahaha. this was really good....

Date: 2010-08-02 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thanks! Glad you liked it!

Date: 2010-08-02 12:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rabidsamfan.livejournal.com
*snerk* He'll want a blood pressure cuff so he can keep track of that too, sooner or later!

Date: 2010-08-02 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Ha ha! He so will! Poor John, what has he got himself into?

Date: 2010-08-02 12:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostwiginity.livejournal.com
Very cute, and the voices are spot on!

Date: 2010-08-02 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2010-08-02 02:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kate-lear.livejournal.com
Oh wow. I really liked this - I could hear the dialogue in my head so easily, it's very in character! & I could DEFINITELY picture Sherlock dashing around madly afterwards, trying to get down the data while it's all still fresh in his mind :D

Do hope you'll be writing more about them!

Date: 2010-08-02 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thanks! I really glad you liked it.

Date: 2010-08-02 02:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pinigir.livejournal.com
Cool fic! I can imagine Sherlock doing this. And, of course, not getting the most favourable reaction.

Date: 2010-08-02 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thank you! Poor John has to put up with so much...

Date: 2010-08-02 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitchensexslave.livejournal.com
That's lovely, I think you've got their characterisations down well :D

Date: 2010-08-02 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thanks you :D

Date: 2010-08-02 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sazzat.livejournal.com
This fic happens! Fact.

I can hear their voices so well. Brilliant fic :)

Date: 2010-08-02 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Ha ha! Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.

Date: 2010-08-02 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aibari.livejournal.com
“I’m trying to asses my reaction to new stimuli,” is Sherlock’s muffled response, as if it’s the most normal thing in the world.

Quite.

Other than that, though, this was pretty fantastic. I'm normally a bit skeptical about Sherlock Holmes in the general vicinity of sex happening, but this really works; the characterisations are note-perfect.

Date: 2010-08-02 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
“I’m trying to asses my reaction to new stimuli,” is Sherlock’s muffled response, as if it’s the most normal thing in the world.

Quite.


Ha ha... what?! I wrote that? I swear it didn't say that before!

Glad that you liked it. I've always figured that Holmes himself would be a bit sceptical about it too ;)

Thank you so much for catching that typo. I swear I could have read that sentence a hundred times and not seen it myself; the mind has a terrible habit of filling in the words I meant to type when I'm proof reading!

Date: 2010-08-03 04:49 am (UTC)
ext_24392: (SH - Paget - H&W - Scientific - Me)
From: [identity profile] random-nexus.livejournal.com
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!! THIS IS EXCELLENT!!!
I'm so envious of you! They're great! You did them awesomely!

:D

Date: 2010-08-03 12:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Heeeee! Thanks. I'm glad you liked it!

Date: 2010-08-03 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debris_k.livejournal.com
“In the morning,” John repeats significantly.

\o/ Hee, loved this!

Date: 2010-08-04 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Yay! I'm glad you liked it!

Date: 2010-08-04 08:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] doire
All I can say is what the others have said - These voices are spot on.

rite moar plz?

Date: 2010-08-04 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thank you, that really means a lot!

rite moar plz?


Mmmh, maybe ;)

CUTE

Date: 2010-08-10 06:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cassiopeia13.livejournal.com
LOVED it! That was totally adorable. I love fics where Holmes hasn't ever had sex before cause he hasn't ever been close enough to anyone to want to have sex/feel the urge to have sex with them.

That was so greatly handled. And I loved the "did you like it?" Utterly brilliant

Re: CUTE

Date: 2010-08-10 09:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
I'm glad you liked it! I find it much easier to imagine the new Sherlock as a virgin... it's certainly fun to write him that way!

Thanks for the comment, it's brightened my day no end :D

Re: CUTE

Date: 2010-08-10 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cassiopeia13.livejournal.com
You're welcome. This is my second Holmes Fic. I refuse to watch the new movie, but I've read a good number of the short stories. I haven't read the novels yet though, and of course, I watch the BBC show... -_- all three of them. *WHINE* I have a crush on new!Holmes I totally admit.

Date: 2010-08-11 09:49 pm (UTC)
ext_3277: I made this (Holmes BBC)
From: [identity profile] laura-trekkie.livejournal.com
Yes! This is exactly what Sherlock's aftermath would be like. And John would just go along with him so that he might get a chance at some sleep :D.

Laura.

Date: 2010-08-11 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thank you! And to think he thought he'd get some afterglow, silly John!

Date: 2010-08-16 09:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] renrenren3
Haha, this was cute ♥

I'm usually wary of fics where Sherlock has sex because, uh, no, I just can't believe he would... But you wrote him perfectly and I can so believe that he'd want to record everything! Poor John.

Date: 2010-08-16 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vomit-bunny.livejournal.com
Thank you! Poor John, indeed, what has he got himself into?
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