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The Republic of Heaven, Part Nine (contd.)
colourful, hills
Title: The Republic of Heaven
Rating: NC-17 for this bit, just to be on the safe side
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, and am making no profit from their use, more's the pity.
Warnings: Slash, Sherlock/John.
Summary: HDM AU.  In the aftermath of their confrontation with Moriarty, Sherlock and Raniel finally make their move...

(Title page by [info]birddi )

Part One: The Architecture of Our Lives
Part Two: Stepping Stones
Part Three: Foundations
Part Four: Shadowed Archways
Part Five: Buried Labyrinths
Part Six: Crossing The River
Part Seven: Glimmers in Darkness
Part Eight: Perdition's Bridges
Part Nine: Building The Republic
Part Nine: Building The Republic (contd.)Collapse )

Part Ten: Lit From Within
Part Eleven: Structrual Integrity
Part Twelve: The Reader

I really should be asleep but couldn't resist reading this, definitely worth not being able to wake up for work tomorrow :p I especially loved them touching each other's demons, it was so well written. Can't wait for more now!

Thanks! And I wanted the dæmon-touching to be the real climax of the chapter because frankly, in this little universe I've created, it's a much more intimate, trusting gesture than sex.

This was such an incredible resolution to the UST! You really said so much about the relationship between the characters without spelling it out. The fact that John and Amarisa are comfortable with that level of intimacy after what they went through with Moriarty says a lot about their feelings for Raniel and Sherlock.

I can't stress enough how much I love this <3

Thanks! And yes - I wanted the dæmon-touching to happen so soon after Moriarty's manhandling as a way of highlighting how much John and Amarisa trust Sherlock and Raniel :D

[Sneakily speed reading while @ work] Oh! clever bit with the jacket not exploding when Sherlock shot it.

Loved Raniel bold enough to finally make the move with John when Sherlock hesitated. And just generally so much in love with this story!

Will read and savor the story again when off work.

Thanks! I always pictured Raniel as being the one to finally go for it. He's much more expressive than Sherlock, and with John and Amarisa thinking it was hopeless...

YAY! A new chapter. Excellent as the others. I'm so happy you're continuing! Thank you so much for this wonderful world.


It's not finished, right? Right? There are so many unfinished threads! Plus, I LOVE THEM!

Thanks! And this is most certainly NOT finished. I'm planning on approximately four more parts or so (at least for this story), so we'll see how that goes...



T.T <3<3<3<3<3<3


adfjad;fklajdf;alkjfadfjk I'm barely coherent with GLEE

Thanks! It's amazing how many people have said that the dæmon-touching was the most intimate part of the chapter - which is exactly what I was going for :D

/ded from the awesome hot

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Thanks! I always intended Raniel to be the one that broke the holding pattern - he's much more expressive than Sherlock, and with John and Amarisa thinking it was hopeless...

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Thanks! Though a lot of credit should go to my beta - she really helped me clean up that scene.

You have no idea how this has affected me. I mean, I've even dreamed about these two with their dæmons.
Just. vbruiwegbr. You've just brought my childhood back alive and your writing is really wonderful.

Thanks! I watch wildlife documentaries almost obsessively now, trying to pick up hints and tips for how to write Amarisa's and Raniel's behaviour :D

Blissed-out is a pretty good descriptor for this. It's got a lovely tone, gorgeous interweaving of plot/au, and good god, the absolute intimacy of the two of them touching each other's daemons was STAGGERING.

Thanks! I wanted the dæmon-touching to be the real climax of the chapter, because while sex is all well and good, that's the REAL intimacy, you know?


omg omg I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SOOOOOO LOOOOOOONG, i loved how this played out ♥♥ i can't wait to see what happens next :)

This is so gorgeous. Powerfully and sensually written and just GUH from start to finish. Just love the relationship between the Daemons and how you've drawn and woven parallels with JOhn and Sherlock's deepening relationship. WOWOWOW.

Thanks! I love writing the dæmons; they add a whole new aspect to Sherlock and John's relationship that's just so much FUN to play around with.

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Thanks! Dæmon-touching was the real climax of the chapter - I wanted people to think that, compared to what they'd just done, sex wasn't really a big step.

I bow before your greatness. Not bad for your first sex scene. I can't wait till you continue. Fabtabulous. You need to share this. Like Fanfiction.net. But this is just awesome. I could continue with reviewing. but every other word would be awesome, more. awesome. So I'll be done. More please. AWESOME!

Thanks! My beta really helped me out with the sex scene...

And I'm already on Fanfiction.net :D My username there is, unsurprisingly, Blind Author.