Reading Is Sexy

Title: Reading Is sexy
Fandom: Sherlock
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Warning/Spoilers: None.
Word Count: 155
Rating: G
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There are quiet times even in 221B. Sometimes the flat is tensely silent because John has decided not to speak to Sherlock or because Sherlock has decided not to speak at all; sometimes it is emptily silent because they’re both in hospital for a night or two; sometimes it is anticipatorily silent while Sherlock ponders and John tiptoes around him, leaving cups of tea and sandwiches within reach in case Sherlock’s brain needs fuel.

Sometimes it is cozily silent, broken by the crackle of flames in the fireplace and the wisp of turning pages. Sherlock likes these kinds of silences, the good silences with John, the silences of comfort and companionship.

He likes watching John read. He likes when John is absorbed in his book, when he makes little noises of surprise and empathy as he reads. He likes to put his feet against John’s thigh and feel him shift — not away. Never away.


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