Pairing: Molly Hooper/Greg Lestrade [Molly Hooper/Jim Moriarty, unrequited Molly Hooper/Sherlock Holmes]
Warnings: This fic covers the entirety of Molly’s experience for both seasons of Sherlock, and thus deals with the aftermath of her relationship with Jim Moriarty. As such, there are some sexual trauma themes in this story; if, for your own self-care, that is not the kind of thing you should be reading, please give this story a pass.
Summary: In which Molly Hooper gets a job, gets a degree, breaks a heart, has her heart broken, falls in love, keeps a secret, saves a life, runs a morgue, falls apart, pulls it together, and finds exactly what she didn’t know she was looking for—not necessarily in that order.
Notes: All my love and thanks to Marie, who drew the EXTRAORDINARY art that goes along with this story and cheered me along through the frankly insane process of writing it; to Leupagus, who told me to go for it when I said “So I’m thinking about writing a massive Molly Hooper story,”; and, of course, to Postcard, who not only kept me going as always, but tirelessly corrected all my terrible Americanisms, did like 99% of my research for me and explained to me the—as it turns out, significant—differences between grilled cheese, cheese toasties, and cheese on toast. This was a labor of love, and it wouldn’t have happened without you guys <3——————Basically all I have to say is this : rfuygihnjbvcxdyfuyguhjkjbhvg.
I have been lucky enough to see the process of this EPIC amazing story, and along the way just keyboard smashed and arted something because I had feelings all over the place. I can’t thank Gyzym enough for letting me “in” and for all the epic convos we had on the way, and posting this together, and everything. This has been a BLAST and this story is just… just go and read it, just do it…
Am I the only one who feels there’s an inherent unfairness that Mrs Hudson saying “I’m your landlady, not your housekeeper, Dear” and Lestrade saying “Not our division” are treated so wildly differently?
They’re both pointing out what is and isn’t their job… Yet Mrs H is treated like a BAMF and Lestrade like a lazy arsehole.
He also gets misquoted far more often than her. It’s OUR Division, children, not My Division.
Here’s the difference- Mrs. Hudson is stating what she’s willing to do for her tennants in her business. She’s the only one in charge so she gets to make those decisions all by herself, and she solely is responsible for them. For Lestrade- It’s not their DIVISION. It’s literally not their job in the HUGE organization of Scotland Yard. He probably steps on tons of people’s toes and makes his superiors super angry at him just by being involved with anything Sherlock Holmes.
I guess what I mean is, I agree, Lestrade isn’t a lazy asshole <3
true, true. although Lestrade with his feet up on the desk and munching a donut probably was not helping his case. XD I for one just love how he says it with so much sass. It kind of makes me wonder what Scotland Yard does when they’re not working a case. I bet their division is actually super chill half the time, and we just don’t know it. After all, we are talking about a place where everyone is either too lazy or too incompetent to install a water cooler.
I totally ship Greg and Molly because they both refuse to do maths.
Wait. Maybe it’d be even better to ship one or both of them with Moriarty, since he used to be a maths professor:
“Again and again in cases of the most varying sorts—forgery cases, robberies, murders—I have felt the presence of this force, and I have deduced its action in many of those undiscovered crimes in which I have not been personally consulted. For years I have endeavored to break through the veil which shrouded it, and at last the time came when I seized my thread and followed it, until it led me, after a thousand cunning windings, to ex-Professor Moriarty of mathematical celebrity.”
—The Final Problem
DRAMATIC NERDY LOVE TRIANGLE!
I like the way you think
“don’t call THAT GUY okay lestrade”
they’re secretly a fun crew behind the scenes okay
Lestrade was grumpy. So was his kitten.
After being absolutely stumped on the new evidence, Lestrade suggests Marmalade look it over.
#Marmalade doesn’t recognize the car immediately #but he has his stray cat network keep a look out
I think Lestrade with cats is one of the few memes from Sherlock I can still stand. But who could ever REALLY tire of cute animals, I mean really.
and then I had to.
Hope you like it! and Happy Holidays! c:
I don’t care what anybody ships or doesn’t ship: LESTRADE WITH A BOW ON HIS HEAD.
#lestrade is all: this is a drugs bust #if it’s not drugs or evidence i don’t fucking care #eyeballs arent my division #neither are microwaves #coffee is my division #doughnuts are my division #sherlock’s delicious fucking ass is my division #you can bounce a quarter off that ass #yeah i want that division #my division #gimme dat assvision #twerk it sherlock #t w e r k it
This still makes me laugh.
and then there’s me
Some Sherlock valentines! How silly.
Some of the rhymes based off of this marvelous post!
I figured since I was forced to skip the last Freckle Friday due to Sandy, I could make up for it with these lovely boys. It’s way past overdue anyway since this fic is currently my guilty pleasure.
Oh my God. I’m not sure which is better; durex, colgate, pedigree, heinz or kleenex. But dan cake and loreal are up there too.
imo, i think the Colgate is the best. LOL.
btw, what is durex……
Just funny little balloon animals. Nothing dirty about that, nope nope.
30 Day OTP Challenge!
9. Hanging out with friends
Another little reminder that I changed mi URL, I was blauweruis.tumblr.com