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Sherlock Fic - Gravid, Epilogue
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Title: Gravid
Rating: Probably M/15+
Pairing: Sherlock/Girl!John (Joan)
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, and am making no profit from their use.
Warnings: Very medical discussions of pregnancy, also violence and implied sex.
Summary: Another kinkmeme prompt (I really need to stay away from that site...) Sherlock and girl!John (Joan) get together. A few months down the line Reichenbach Falls happens. Turns out that Joan was pregnant and she never got to tell him. Sherlock defeats the rest of Moriarty's organisation in only a few months. The day he arrives back in London is actually the day that Joan is in labour. Established Sherlock/girl!John, so...technically het, but still feels like slash in my brain.

Part One

Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

 

Epilogue

“Mummy?”

Joan hummed in acknowledgement, not looking away from her task – combing Adriana's wildly-curling hair into a ponytail.

Sherlock's prediction had been far more accurate than Joan would ever have thought.  Aside from the dark, curly hair and the hazel eyes that were closer to Sherlock's blue-green-grey than Joan's brownish-green, Adriana looked almost exactly the way Joan had at her age.  Though Joan did suspect her daughter would eventually be taller than her, in spite of the fact Adriana had inherited Joan's stocky body rather her father's more slender build.

“Why's the sky blue?  I asked Daddy but he said he'd deleted it.”

Joan was pretty sure she knew this.  “Light refracts, Addy, and-”

“What does 'refrects' mean?”

“It's 'refracts', and that means it bends-”

“How?”

Like most six year olds, Adriana was endlessly curious, and it was only exacerbated by the fact that she saw Sherlock constantly performing experiments about the flat.  Most questions posed to her father, from 'what does chalk taste like?' to 'do snakes blink?' were answered with 'let's find out', and on the rare occasion when Adriana was curious about a subject Sherlock had deemed unimportant, his staple response was 'I've deleted it – ask your mother'.

“Tell you what,” Joan began, striking a compromise.  “After school, I'll hunt up Daddy's prism and show you how light refracts, how's that?”

Adriana stuck out her lip in a pout.  “Why not now?”

“Because now you have to go to school,” Sherlock broke in, coming in from the kitchen with a packed bag.  “And you will, as soon as Joan's finished.”

Joan used a bright blue elastic band to secure Adriana's hair, tugging gently to ensure it settled without pain.

“There we are!” she declared, brushing a quick kiss over her daughter's temple.  “Now off you go.”

“Thanks, Mummy, bye, Mummy!” Adriana half-yelled as she grabbed hold of Sherlock's hand and pulled him out the door.

Joan took Adriana to school on Thursdays and Tuesdays – those days when she wasn't scheduled at the clinic – while Sherlock took her on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so Joan had the rest of the morning to get ready for work.

Of course, she and Sherlock still went careening down the streets of London now and then, with Sarah or Mrs. Hudson or even Mycroft serving as a babysitter, but in general it was all very frighteningly domestic.  Joan had never pictured anything like this when she went into medical school, and now...this was her life.

And god help her, but she wouldn't trade it for the world.

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AN: Thanks so much to ginbitch , who beta-d this monster for me!

This story is now available in Chinese, courtesy of the lovely twilight_s 





YAY!!! You post at the speed of light! Come hell and (literally) high water...

I loved this - and I don't even like genderswap! Absolutely wonderful!

(Damnit! Originally managed to comment in the wrong place! (too many freakin' tabs...)

I wondered about that when I saw your comment on the community post...

I'm not the biggest fan of genderswap myself, but I just had to write this prompt - the angst, she calls to me! And some part of me was just very amused by the idea of Sherlock and 'Joan' spawning...

Thanks! And I like putting little canon touches in my stories - hence, Sherlock disguised as an old man with books.

This was so fantastically awesome. I just adored every bit of it.

This was an adorable fic, I too usually don't like genderswap...but I love your other fics so much I decided to give it a try.

And I am so glad I did, such a sweet story to start off the morning :D

Thanks! I'm usually not much for genderswap, either, but this prompt just called out to me. Plus, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could keep 'Joan' as still very much 'John', just with different reproductive organs.

Fantastic! The premise kind of had me skeptical, but it was definitely well executed. It's important not to forget that John is a BAMF and that girl!John should be no different. Great work.

Thanks! I'm not usually one for genderswap, but I thought it would be interesting to try to write 'Joan' as still essentially 'John', you know?

This was great! Joan was still John, and I loved her calm grief that in danger turned into utter badass.

Thanks! I wanted to write 'Joan' as still essentially 'John', you know?

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Oh bless you, what a beautiful, wonderful, glorious piece of work! This is one of the best genderbends I've ever read, and ALL of your characters are just spot on. I love the way you involved everyone (the Yarders, Mycroft, Sarah, Mrs Hudson, Harry) and it's wonderful to see them all so supportive of Joan. Your Joan is the perfect mix of vulnerability, grief, strength, BAMF and AWESOME. OMG so perfect. Nobody messes with a mother and her fierce protectiveness of her baby! I LOVE the way Joan just took out Moran with the pair of scissors for daring to lay a hand on her baby (well done!).

Mycroft was positively delightful, and I love the way Sherlock came back (LOL). The epilogue is just so sweet and adorable. Thank you so much for sharing this with us - a true work of art! :D

Thanks! I wanted to write 'Joan' as still essentially 'John', you know? Which, of course, meant that she was a badass!

I kind of wish Joan had broken Mycroft's nose... but still. Lovely fic. Spot on characterization

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Thanks! I was trying to write 'Joan' as still essentially 'John', which meant that she HAD to be a BAMF!

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Thanks! John is definitely a BAMF, and so 'Joan' had to be one as well!

Loved this whole fic. And I really liked this:

Like most six year olds, Adriana was endlessly curious, and it was only exacerbated by the fact that she saw Sherlock constantly performing experiments about the flat. Most questions posed to her father, from 'what does chalk taste like?' to 'do snakes blink?' were answered with 'let's find out', and on the rare occasion when Adriana was curious about a subject Sherlock had deemed unimportant, his staple response was 'I've deleted it – ask your mother'.

That is totally the kind of father Sherlock is. LET'S FIND OUT. And I love him trying to argue with Lestrade while holding a baby.

Also, Joan is a badd ass scissors wielding mama.

Thanks! And I pictured Sherlock as that kind of parent :D

D'AAAAWWW.

LET'S FIND OUT! ♥ ♥ ♥

This was fantastic and beautiful :)

Thanks! I just pictured Sherlock as that kind of father, you know?

I WAS RIGHT! I loved it entirely! But I really shouldn't be surprised, because I tend to love everything you do! But there you are.

it was utterly lovely, and I can't wait for updates on the other two fics of yours I've gotten addicted to! :D

Thanks! Updates for the others should be coming soon :D

This was lovely! I've been reading it bit by bit throughout the day, rationing it out.

I love your writing so much. :)

You seem to be the author who is best at getting me to read outside my usual tastes and like it! Ordinarily, I'm not that interested in gender swap, but this is fantastic!

Thanks! I'm not usually into genderswap myself, but something about this prompt just called to me!