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meme thing 2.0

I should be asleep, etc etc, but I've been working on Yuletide fic and homework and the weekend is coming up and I need something to keep me moving and not get stuck. So! Meme.

This is from LJ and then tumblr and I have no idea where it originated, sorry.

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I’ll tell you something about the story I’d write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write)

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. High School / College AU

Anything I write will be solidly not!fic, probably, but feel free to give me whatever fandom. You can see the ones I've written on AO3, and I am also happy to write Skyfall Bond and any other fandoms you think I might know.

This entry was originally posted at http://neveralarch.dreamwidth.org/53237.html. Comment wherever you want.

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neveralarch
Dec. 30th, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
secretly a virgin Moriarty/Moran (1/2)
Okay, so I have been trying to figure out how to approach this for a couple days and not getting very far, but I think I was coming at it from the wrong direction. So this is going to be the story of demisexual/greyA!Moriarty and a very confused Moran, and I hope it suits.

So Moriarty is a virgin - it's not technically a secret, but it's not the sort of thing you bring up in polite company, so it's not as if anyone knows. And he is totally fine with this state of affairs. Sex seems like a lot of fuss and bother for something that generally only lasts a few minutes. Why not play chess, instead? Chess can be hours of pleasure if you're playing with the right opponent. And it's not as if he's missing anything. Moriarty has carefully examined himself for signs of lust and desire, found none, and become accustomed to it.

Nothing changes when he hires Colonel Sebastian Moran. Not for a while. Moran is an excellent shot and a very good bodyguard. That's all Moriarty needs. But then he starts talking to the man and finds that he's actually reasonably clever, in his way, and Moriarty comes to rely on Moran's rare combination of thoughtfulness and obedience.

And then Moriarty begins to notice the pull of Moran's shoulders in his jacket, and the delicate movements of his fingers when he's cleaning his guns, and the way each of Moran's movements are purposeful and compact, just like the man himself.

After about a week of this, Moriarty examines himself for signs of lust and desire, and is rather surprised at what he finds.

This presents a series of problems. First, what to do about this? Moriarty ignores it for a while, but that proves annoying. He knows that some people masturbate in order to alleviate sexual desire, but he finds that he's not particularly interested in sexual activity unless it involves Moran. So the obvious answer is to involve Moran, somehow.

Thus, the second problem becomes whether Moran is interested or not. It would hardly be appropriate to ask Moran if he is attracted to men - given the mores of their time, he would immediately deny any attraction and Moriarty would be none the wiser. And Moriarty has no patience for flirting when there is other work to be done. So he goes and retrieves a stethoscope from a trunk in his office. When next he sees Moran, he tells him that it is time for his annual physical.

"I've been working for you for two years," says Moran. "I didn't have a physical last year."

"New policy," says Moriarty. "Sit down."
neveralarch
Dec. 30th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
Re: secretly a virgin Moriarty/Moran (2/2)
What Moran gathers from this is that Moriarty has bought a new stethoscope and wants to try it out. So he takes off his jacket and his vest, and sits down.

Moriarty sits down in another chair, facing Moran. He fits the earpieces into his ears and takes the chest piece in his hand, runs it up Moran's shirt and places it above his heart. Moran flinches at the touch of cold metal.

Moriarty leans closer, gazing into Moran's eyes. His free hand creeps across Moriarty's thigh.

This is kind of ridiculous and definitely not accepted medical procedure, because heart-rates can go up for LOTS OF REASONS, but Moriarty is very gratified to hear Moran's heart beat faster as Moriarty draws nearer, and Moran's heart beats very fast indeed when Moriarty kisses him.

It's clumsy, because Moriarty's not entirely sure what he's doing, and Moran is freaking the fuck out, but as first kisses go it's actually not that bad. Especially once Moran figures his life out, grabs Moriarty's shoulders, and tries to climb into Moriarty's lap without breaking the kiss. The stethoscope drops to the floor without anyone really noticing.

In the end it turns out that Moran is indeed interested in Moriarty, very interested, you're a very attractive man, sir, I've always been attracted to intelligence and you're the most intelligent man I've ever met (Moriarty finds that adorably flattering). It also turns out that Moriarty is interested in having sex in the presence of Moran but not necessarily with Moran, because bodies and other people's fluids are gross. So that's the third problem.

They consider that for a while. And then Moran goes and makes some purchases at a very discreet shop in London, and spends a few hours making alterations to Moriarty's private rooms.

And that's how Professor James Moriarty loses his virginity - using his own hands, on his own bed, while Colonel Sebastian Moran struggles on the floor beside him with his wrists tied to a metal ring in the floor. Moran is carefully placed, close enough that he thinks he can reach Moriarty, but too far away to actually touch Moriarty until Moriarty decides to move from the bed. And there's a collar and a few toys in a discreet paper bag that they're going to try out on Moran after Moriarty comes. They're both extremely pleased with themselves for figuring all of this out, but they're very clever people, after all.
foralllove
Dec. 31st, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: secretly a virgin Moriarty/Moran (2/2)
*cackling* Sorry you had to struggle with this, but you wrote it so funny - 'examines himself for signs of lust and desire' and 'Moran figures his life out' and 'they're very clever people, after all,' ah, this was so, like, matter-of-fact, hilarious. Another of your gems in this meme. Thanks!

I am working on yours, veeeeeery slowly, I've just been assaulted (slaughtered, more like) with inspiration in another quarter and unable to think of anything else, you know? So. Someday. =D
neveralarch
Jan. 2nd, 2013 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: secretly a virgin Moriarty/Moran (2/2)
No worries, I had fun writing it once I figured it out, and I'm really glad you liked :) And I noticed that you've fallen in with Hobbit-fandom; my prompts have no deadline, whenever you feel like it will be fine, haha.
foralllove
Jan. 3rd, 2013 07:19 am (UTC)
Re: secretly a virgin Moriarty/Moran (2/2)
THE HOBBIT IS EATING MY BRAIN

Seriously, though, LotR was my first big fandom, but I never got a chance to be involved, you know? So I have eleven years of love and joy spewing forth on everybody, which is just as nasty as it sounds. (Also, I went and got ambushed by possibly my favourite ship ever - EVER - so there's that.) I will get there! I'm just swamped with writing all the things to the point of staying up like every third night. Or two nights together, like I just did. I AM TOO BUSY TO SLEEP, OKAY 8D This is crazy~