[personal profile] bradspyjamas
Title: Little things
Author[livejournal.com profile] bradspyjamas
Beta: ‚ÄčThe incomparable [livejournal.com profile] kizzia 
Rating: PG13 - mpreg with mentions of sex but nothing graphic (although Chapter 24 is pushing the boundaries!)
Status: COMPLETE (oh my life, what will I do with myself now?) Word count: 13,702
Tags: Johnlock, Post-Reichenbach, Mpreg, Omegaverse (my own version), angst, fluff, established relationship.
Disclaimer: Sherlock belongs to ACD, the BBC, Moffat and Gatiss - no copyright infringement intended.
Summary: John held himself together after Sherlock jumped but the emotional strain was enormous and Sherlock didn't fare much better. When Sherlock finally returned they were both just so glad to reaffirm their bond they didn't really think about the future, or if they did they simply assumed their lives would carry on as they always had. 
Needless to say they soon discover that their prolonged separation has had a very specific effect on John; the results of which mean nothing will ever be the same again. Told entirely in 221B’s this story charts all the little things Sherlock and John experience as their lives change forever.  
The B’s are Blood, Breathe, Bag, Beta, Bucket, Brother, Brilliant, Bet, Best, Bother, Bang, Bleak, Beginning, Baby, Born, Biscuit, Beneath, Bump, Basement, Beetroot, Blimp, Blur, Benedict, Beg, Break, Butterfly, Boy, Brooding, Bemused, Blue, Broken, Bourbon, Before, Breeches, Bedroom, Bewildered, Bassinet, Bee, Bach, Black, Blinked, Blame, Blind, Brain, Better, Blaze, Back, Birth, Been, Blooming, Betty, Bored, Bone, Believable, Burning, Bladder, Bugger, Blank, Beautiful, Bond, Blessed & Blog.

Author's Note: This isn't standard Omegaverse because, as I'm not comfortable writing dub/non-con scenes, I decided to create
my own version. If you want to know more about it, I've done an explanatory post here.

Chapter 62 - Blog

‘Finally,’ Sherlock leans against the flat door as the footsteps fade down the stairs, ‘I thought Molly would never leave.’

‘I know,’ John says, adroitly moving Hamish from one arm to the other as he tries to put down his tea, ‘You were remarkably circumspect about it.’

‘I believe fatherhood has mellowed me,’ Sherlock snags the cup from John and sets it down before sagging on to the sofa next to him.

John looks between Sherlock and Hamish - who blinks sleepily, one miniature hand flailing, the other clutching the edge of his blanket – and wonders how on earth he earned the right to all this happiness.

‘I know,’ Sherlock slips one arm round John as he wiggles his finger into Hamish’s fist, ‘I never believed I could have anything like this. I …Thank you, John. For everything.’

‘I love you, Sherlock’ John says simply, lifting his head for a kiss. For a few minutes, while Sherlock obliges, the only sound is Hamish’s contented gurgling.

When they pull back Sherlock nods towards the newspapers on the coffee table – each one sporting a blurry picture of the three of them on the front - and hands John his laptop.

‘Time for you to set the record straight, I think.’  

John nods and, gently placing Hamish into Sherlock’s arms, settles back to update his blog.


And that’s it, Little things is done!

I’m sad. I’m really, truly sad as I’ve had such a ball writing these and made friends with some lovely people in the process *hugs you all repeatedly and tries not to blub*  

However I do have Unintended Consequences on the go with [livejournal.com profile] kizzia to keep me occupied - expect a new chapter in the next two weeks - plus I’ve got a some half-written prequels and missing scenes to the story (not 221B’s but longer works) which currently cover, respectively:

-         Sherlock & John’s first time

-         Their bonding heat,

-         John’s heat after the fall when he still thinks Sherlock is dead,

-         What happens directly after Chapter 2 of this story

-         Hamish’s conception

-         A far more, um, detailed reworking of Beg

-         John’s first heat after Hamish is born

So I’ve set up a series tag entitled “Fic series: All the Little things”, and if you’re interested you can track it. If you prefer I've also set up a series on AO3 here.  The posting of these vignettes will be intermittent as none of them are finished and I’m now starting my Philosophy MA (going back to studying is scary but exciting) so my time will be limited but I’m so in love with my little universe I know I won’t be able to keep away for long.

The list above is not exhaustive, so if you have something you’d like to see written in this ‘verse please let me know. I’m always open to suggestions for my muse and they don’t have to be sex related, I’ll write anything :)

Plus [livejournal.com profile] kizzia and I are toying with the possibility of a Little things advent series, also in 221B’s, which is tentatively titled “Little Christmas things” and will which will cover Sherlock & John’s first Christmas with Hamish.

And, finally - God I do go on, don’t I! - to kick the series off I’ve posted a 221B called Body that is definitely not PG-13 so didn’t make it into the main story but actually follows straight on from Chapter 21 - Blimp. Which is here - Enjoy!

Previous chapter

Date: 2012-09-20 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyprydian.livejournal.com
And it's finished!
*has a bit of a wobbly with you*

But more to come in this verse! Yaye!

I got to hold a friends very fussy baby today - he was not as calm as Hamish. *grumps*
A group of us were having an "end of summer" picnic lunch and Baby fussed unless Mom or someone who is a Mom was holding him. I think he KNEW I was unqualified for the position. ;)

Off to read Body now.
Edited Date: 2012-09-20 07:07 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-09-20 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
Thank you for taking the time to comment on each chapter and generally be brilliant with interesting facts and things, you made the journey just that bit more enjoyable.
As for the fussy baby - there is a reason I don't have one of my own and that it :)

Date: 2012-09-20 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spookysaint121.livejournal.com
:( it's over!

I'd like a story where Sherlock gets pregnant.

Date: 2012-09-20 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
Stop feeding the plot bunnies, they don't need any more encouragement to breed! No, not even the Sherlock shaped one :)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, I'm sad it's over too :(

Date: 2012-09-20 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azriona.livejournal.com

Right, with that out of the way....

Considering I live with a 40-pound energetic never-sleeping mass of toddler boy, I find the fact that Hamish has largely spent the entirety of his existence asleep extremely amusing. Sure, Andrew slept that much when he was that small, but God knows I don't remember it. I hope John and Sherlock are taking notes.

And as much as I hate for the series to end, I do like that it ends on such a sweet domestic note - and a sort of return to normalcy, or at least the new normalcy, with John updating his blog. Though - I'm curious, what record are they setting straight? I remember we talked about media and the media's perception of John's pregnancy, but I can't remember how that conversation went - and I admit, I'm not inclined to go back through 62 chapters of comments to find it! (Nor do I expect you to do it, so don't feel the need.)

I heartily approve of the list of upcoming Things, and if I should happen to think of Other Things to add, I'll let you know. Or, you know, hold chapters of Heart hostage or something. :)

Date: 2012-09-20 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
I hope you didn't scare Andrew with that wail!
I made a bit of similar noise when I finished the posting if I'm honest, I'm really going to miss this :s
And Hamish was awake in the last chapter, he was just being quiet. Which I realise is probably wishful thinking on my part but I just wanted some domestic bliss. If it makes you feel better he started screaming about five seconds after John put him in Sherlock's arms and Sherlock ended up singing to him up in the nursery for and hour before he would settle.
The straightening of the record is the fact that they didn't give a statement to the press about Hamish's birth so currently the parts of the British public who read the newspapers think that Hamish is, variously a girl called Mary, a girl called Shirley Joan, a boy called Alphonse Algernon Holmes junior (yes, that was the Sun), a boy called James Richard (I think Kitty Reilly may have been behind that one) and a girl called Persephone Harriet. John had such a bad giggling fit when he read the 'Shirley' one he gave himself hiccoughs!

Date: 2012-09-21 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azriona.livejournal.com
Hmm, yes, that does make me feel better, actually. I mean, poor Sherlock, it's awful trying to comfort a baby who does not want to be comforted. Singing and walking usually did the trick for Andrew. Also making ocean noises. (Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.)

Well, even if all the papers are wrong, at least John and Sherlock can assure themselves that there weren't any leaks at the hospital!

Date: 2012-09-20 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunny-rainfall.livejournal.com
I'm so sad it's over. I loved this series and I'm super glad that you are adding little bits to the series still

Date: 2012-09-20 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
Thank you! *gives you a hug* that's such a lovely thing to say.

Date: 2012-09-20 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] togoboldly.livejournal.com
I wasn't sure what to make of this fic at first, but slowly and surely you sucked me into it, primarily with the family fluff aspect because I don't get to read it often, and I'm glad I saw it through to the quite lovely ending. I really enjoyed this, so thank you.

Date: 2012-09-20 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me so, I really appreciate it :)

Date: 2012-09-20 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roadiepoadie.livejournal.com
Can't believe its over!! so sad :( This was a gorgeous wee little fic, and I simply adore the idea of chapters daily. Now i'm sure there'll be many a person demanding a sequel cos Sherlock all domestic and gooey would be simply adorable :)

Date: 2012-09-22 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
Well if Kiz and I have time there will be an advent fic - but I'm drowning in MA work right now so I can't promise anything.
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Date: 2012-09-22 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
*hugs you* I love you too!

Date: 2012-09-20 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auntiesuze.livejournal.com
I can't believe this is done, but I *love* the way you wrapped it up. Everybody settling in to their new life, happy, loved...nobody screaming yet (yes, that includes the dads! LOL). I am so, so, SO happy that you're going to continue with stories from this universe! Anything you want to throw our way will be eagerly devoured, believe me. And I think having an advent series is a fantastic idea! First Christmases are so much fun. :)

Date: 2012-09-22 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
Thank you my dear, I'm so glad you approved of the ending!
I'm immersed in Kant and Determinism at the moment but I've started a list of Christmassy B's and I think Kiz is going to help me with them so Little Christmas things is looking very likely.

Date: 2012-09-20 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solara-karrde.livejournal.com
What a sweet and lovely series. Thank you for sharing!

Date: 2012-09-22 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
Thank you for reading! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

Date: 2012-09-20 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cherrysyllabub.livejournal.com
I'll have you know that I hate 221Bs and refuse to read them. I also hate WIPs and omega verse. But I might need to rethink all of those now! For some reason I took a chance on this story and I loved it. I looked forward to the updates everyday. It's well-written and sweet and charming and you can be very proud of it!

Date: 2012-09-22 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
Oh my, that has made me very happy. It's such a good feeling to be told that my story is the exception to all your rules *grins and does the happy dance* Thank you so much for reading!

Date: 2012-09-21 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] impulsereader.livejournal.com

Tell me it's not done!

Will I really have no choice but to finish it this weekend?

I will make and send you cookies, actual white chocolate cranberry cookies with a dash of brandy...in exchange for whatever you feel like writing next...

Every good story has an ending, and I must accept this fact. All responsible writers know how their story will end when they begin gifting their readers with it.

Deep breaths in and out...a finished story for me, a new story begun for you, and cookies all around...sounds like a good weekend to me!

Date: 2012-09-22 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
Yes, it is definitely a good weekend - I've just finished my notes for my first MA essay, there are cookies (Ben has been baking) and tomorrow I'm going to finish reading the Scottish play.
Have you sorted out what you're doing for your birthday yet?

Date: 2012-09-23 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] impulsereader.livejournal.com
Yea, cookies!

I've booked a self-catering apartment in Toronto for a week for my birthday. Farmers' markets, art galleries, museums, islands in Lake Erie, oh my!

I'll be posting pictures while I'm gone, so get ready for a virtual holiday...

Off to finish Little Things in a bit...*sniff*

Date: 2012-09-23 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
That sounds fab! I've never been to Canada so I'm already looking forward to seeing the photos :)

I'm knee deep in Determinism right now (and really wishing I wasn't) but Ben is taking me out for dinner later, to The Criterion no less, so I really can't complain.

Date: 2012-09-23 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] impulsereader.livejournal.com
Oh, that sounds fancy! Exciting! (Also a nice reward for getting things done.)

Date: 2012-09-21 12:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darth-stitch.livejournal.com

I iz melting.

This reminds me of all the times I've held my baby cousins. These days, it's my baby nephews, especially the latest one. For some odd reason, he's decided that Aunty Stitch is good company and will willingly demand that I pick him up and stay next to me while he visits us. XD

Date: 2012-09-22 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
My friend had her baby last week and I have to admit that it was nice giving it a snuggle last night. But then it started crying and I couldn't give it back fast enough.
And I melted you! *pats self on back and looks smug*

Date: 2012-09-21 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] londonsabre.livejournal.com
Thank you for a WONDERFUL read!!

Date: 2012-09-22 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
My pleasure, thank you for the lovely comments :)

Date: 2012-09-23 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] impulsereader.livejournal.com
Oh, I'm excited about all of it, but especially the Advent series of 221Bs!

Sigh. This was a very satisfying journey you've taken us on. You've evolved these characters believably whilst keeping them in character and making it clear that parenthood will not fundamentally change the nature of these men or their relationship to one another.

I can't wait to see more of baby Hamish. It's nice to have a little world to fall into for a while to write something short and get a break from everything else. It's very soothing...

Date: 2012-09-25 10:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
*hugs you tightly and tries not to make your shoulder damp* Thank you so such a lovely comment *sniffle* and for taking the time to review nearly every chapter - I really appreciate it!

Date: 2012-09-25 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] impulsereader.livejournal.com
*hugs back* It's been a great time!

Date: 2012-09-25 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geminia905.livejournal.com
This was so sweet. John makes such an adorable expectant mummy/daddy/bearer whatever you want to call a pregnant omega, I almost hated to see him go into labor - though, Sherlock's little panic attack was quite lovely to see. LOL

Can't wait to see what else you come up with in this 'verse.

Especially happy to hear there may be some that aren't 221Bs - you've done a very good job with these and I'd happily read more, but it's just not a format I'm a big fan of as a rule. I'm just greedy and like a nice longish story to sink my teeth into. ;)

Date: 2012-09-25 10:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I think the none 221B prequels will be around 5k each but the Christmas series will remain 221B format because neither Kiz nor I will have time for anything longer, I'm hoping to have the first prequel up before December but I make no promises.

Date: 2012-09-25 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geminia905.livejournal.com
Whenever you get them done I'm sure the wait will be worth it. :)

Date: 2012-09-26 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mymuseandi.livejournal.com
It's finished! *sniffs*

Wonderful series, love the 221b format, and you managed to convey so much in so few words at a time. I wish the artist for your story has more time to draw more, because that image of Hamish in John's arms with one hand flailing and another clutching the blanket is absolutely PRECIOUS. Makes me itch for a pencil LOL

I love this story/series. Another! *throws metaphorical glass like Thor did* :)

Date: 2012-09-26 08:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
My artist claims that she isn't one, merely someone who sketches occasionally and so far has stubbornly refused to show me any of the other bits she's done for this - I live in hope though!
I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thank you for all the lovely comments along the way *hugs you*

Date: 2012-10-14 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lovemochi.livejournal.com
i thought this was incredibly sweet! i sure love a good mpreg!watson and this really hit the spot! nice and long too! I also love the name Hamish! you did such a wonderful job with this story! thank you!!!

Date: 2012-10-14 07:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bradspyjamas.livejournal.com
I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for such a lovely comment :)



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