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The Republic of Heaven, Part Twelve (contd.)
colourful, hills
Title: The Republic of Heaven
Rating: NC-17 for this bit
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, and am making no profit from their use, more's the pity.
Warnings: Slash, sex in this first part.
Pairings: Sherlock/John.
Summary: HDM AU. John's sensitivity demonstrates a near-supernatural facet, which may be the reason he will be a witch clan's downfall.

(Title page by 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 Ten: Lit From Within
Part Eleven: Structural Integrity
Part Twelve: The Reader

Part Twelve: The Reader (contd.)Collapse )

Part Thirteen: Spiraling Down

This is just getting even more intriguing. I love how extraordinary John is, and I really enjoy the fact that he is in an environment that appreciates it.

I love seeing the similarities between Sherlock and Grayson. This is a brilliant update. Can't wait for more! ♥

Edited at 2011-07-18 07:43 pm (UTC)

Thanks! I figured we'd seen a lot of Aeliana, so it was Grayson's turn.

Was thinking about "Semper" earlier on today and how I was gonna read it from the beginning again and then here was the update for this, YEA \o/.

What can I say, once again John reminds everyone how brilliant he is without even knowing it himself and I have rapidly fallen in love with Grayson.

Can't wait to find out what Aeliana and the other witches have to say.

Bravissima!! Wonderful as ever.

...and yes, my favourite passage is your explanation of why people think John is short, but there's so much _else_ to enjoy! Grayson! (yay Grayson!) Aliethometers! (yay symbols!) Sex! (yay sex!)

<3 <3 <3

As soon as that idea about John's height came to me, I just had to use it as soon as possible :D

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"Besides, it was a good idea to stay on good terms with your father-in-law…and damn if that thought didn’t sound strange even in John’s head." - father-in-low... Oh, God, YES!
Sex, family and new talent of John - great chapter!
I really liked how the family of Sherlock handles John. They constantly tell him that he is special. John needs it. The phrase "... desperately hoping they'd want to sleep with you again." simply shocked me. How insecure he felt. And Sherlock wants to meet with the parents of John and tell them they are idiots - wrong, but so cute!
Wonderful plot, great characters and amazing writer! One pity - updated once a month! I'm afraid that will not live up to the end of history. *timorously* May be more often?

Thanks! I've always liked the idea of Sherlock's family falling totally in love with John.

i did not see that coming! how awesome!

I lvoe writing secretly-awesome-John!

Yay! I was wondering if you were waiting for next season to update again (I've seen lots of episode fics that do this). I'm so glad you're continuing.

Well, considering that my storyline is now very, very diverged from the episodes, there won't be any connection to the new season.

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I squeed when I saw this updated! I kind of had a feeling that that would be his special skill as he was like Lyra in the books with the dust but you really made it awesome. Love the POV of Mycroft at the end. Write moar!

I tried to drop hints that John could read the alethiometer :D

I love Grayson Holmes so much. And it's really easy to see the relation between him and his youngest son. Honestly, he sounded like a fangirl when he ran into the room, practically squee-ing over John and Amarisa.

Thanks! We see a lot of how 'Mummy' shaped the boys, so I wanted to explore Grayson's influence as well.

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Thanks! I really liked the idea of Grayson being where Sherlock got his love of experiments from :D

yays, an update! I was so happy to see it and had to read it twice already! Poor John *hugs* but now the Holmes clan is there and ready to hug him all over! Well, maybe not Mycroft...that was still cute, how Grayson Holmes acted (I read it again and could just see Jeremy Brett in that role...but I'm a fan of him as Holmes and he and Benedict as related would've been awesome ;_;...). I can't wait for more *yays!!*

Thanks! And I'm a big fan of the idea that Sherlock's parents just adore John on sight (though I mixed it up a little here, with Aeliana already knowing and liking John before he meets her son).

John knew it was ridiculous to feel as though the device was watching him, but he couldn’t help it.


Once, back when the Magesterium ruled, there had been the rumour of a girl who could read the alethiometer without books.

LYRA! ;_; ♥

Great, great, absolutely great update!

Sherlock's father, Grayson, is quite unique and interesting. I do get from where Sherlock gets some of his traits :)

What a finale! What a finale! I hope they can keep John (and Sherlock as well) alive.

I'm loving being able to leave all these little HDM references and have people catch them :D


Wonderful update!! Many thanks! Such a fantastic story and I love where you're taking us. I'm very much looking forward to see what's next! :-)

Thanks so much!