leahbeex + holiday:christmas   51

Skipping Beats, Blushing Cheeks by Thursday_Next
10,530 words | Merlin works at the old, rundown bookshop that Arthur bikes past daily on his way to work. Normally Arthur doesn’t spare a second glance at it, but when a winter storm rolls in unexpectedly, he ducks inside and meets Merlin.
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern  fluff  holiday:christmas  bookstore-worker 
6 weeks ago by leahbeex
No Matter How Far Away You Roam by lady_ragnell
11,537 words | “I was wondering if you might come home with me.” Merlin stops mid-rant and stares at him, and then down at his panini again, and back at Arthur. This is a panini of lies and pain. He can tell already.

“For Christmas? I’ve got an uncle and a mother and a sister waiting for me at home, in case you hadn’t remembered, I’m not going home with you just because you’re a workaholic.”

“No, it’s. My mum might be under the impression that we’re a little bit married.”

In which Me...
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern  holiday:christmas  fluff  pretend.relationship  family-parents 
july 2019 by leahbeex
Under the Mistletoe by Anonymous
1,154 words | He steps out and frowns at the other Avengers, all conspicuously hovering by the windows at the opposite side of the room. Clint's grin means nothing good. Bruce is far too interested in the cup of tea in his hands. Natasha meets his gaze, smirks, and very pointedly looks up.

Tony looks up. Every available inch of the ceiling is covered in plastic mistletoe except, of course, the area the other Avengers are standing.

"Goddammit," Tony says, with feeling.
steve/tony  rating.pg  00-05k  holiday:christmas  fluff 
january 2019 by leahbeex
If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now by vorkosigan
12,953 words | "Hold that thought," Tony said into his phone. "I apparently just got hit by a hitchhiker."
"You hit a hitchhiker?" Happy sounded horrified.
"What? Am I talking to a wall? I got hit by a hitchhiker."

Having just broken up with Pepper, Tony is driving to California on Christmas Eve. When he picks up a hitchhiker, he hardly expects him to be the former Captain America, defrosted and on the run from SHIELD.
steve/tony  rating.pg13  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  au-diff.first.meeting  holiday:christmas  hitchhiking  k:clothes.sharing  awesome 
january 2019 by leahbeex
Won't You Say Love by Anonymous
9,969 words | Steve's ready to tell Tony he wants to be more than friends. But after they're interrupted by a surprise attack that ends with Tony in the hospital, their relationship spirals out of control - especially when Tony starts avoiding Steve, who has no idea how to fix things between them.
steve/tony  rating.pg13  05-10k  pining  misunderstandings  hurt/comfort  sickness-injury  protectiveness  holiday:christmas  mcu:avengers.bonding 
january 2019 by leahbeex
Five Times Steve and Tony Spent Christmas Alone Together (And One Time They Didn't) by FestiveFerret
4,679 words | Christmas had lost its appeal for Steve long before he'd been shot seventy years into the future.
steve/tony  rating.pg13  00-05k  au-canon  mcu:post-avengers  holiday:christmas  5x-fic  fluff 
december 2018 by leahbeex
More Than Gravity by JenTheSweetie
20,918 words | “Aw, time travel, no.”

On Christmas Eve, Tony came unstuck in time.

[reccer's notes: Basically, Tony has an accident with a speed machine that sends him back to different moments in time where he gets to spend more time with Steve.]
steve/tony  rating.pg13  20-30k  time.travel  holiday:christmas  awesome 
october 2018 by leahbeex
(Kissing) Like Drowning People Breathe by Amatara
4,816 words | When the Enterprise stops for shore leave on an alien planet, their hosts go to some lengths to re-create a traditional Earth holiday. But the food turns out to have some peculiar side-effects, and in retrospect, Jim probably should have known better than to let Spock be the one to help him ride them out.
kirk/spock  rating.pg13  00-05k  hurt/comfort  truth.serum  holiday:christmas 
february 2017 by leahbeex
Not As It Seems by Irrevocably_Sherlocked
4,218 words | It wouldn’t do to have his secret exposed. Not now, not when he and the boy he shared the small flat with were beginning to become something like friends. Something that Sherlock would love to see turn into more. Sherlock couldn’t let him know that they came from such different worlds. He couldn’t allow that friendship to turn to teasing, to hatred, like so many had before, and it would, if his secret was known. Because John Watson, his flatmate, his friend, was the rugby captain.

And rugby players didn’t like ballet dancers.

Reccer's notes: Sherlock has been busy lately and believes that if he tells John the truth that he will not like him anymore. John thinks that Sherlock is dating someone else. #miscommunication
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  college  athletes-dance  holiday:christmas  misunderstandings 
december 2016 by leahbeex
It Wasn't Just the Mistletoe by Irrevocably_Sherlocked
3,593 words | Sherlock and John just stood there, seemingly frozen. Sherlock was desperately trying to think of a way out of this. There was no way he could kiss John, even a small kiss, and not have him know immediately how he felt. Sherlock could lie, and fake and sham, but there was no way he could hide this.

Reccer's notes: Post-Mary: Like their first Christmas, John and Sherlock host a Christmas party at 221b. John kisses Sherlock under the mistletoe and is crushed when Sherlock runs away. Fluff with a bit of angst: my favorite type of fic.
john/sherlock  rating.nc17  00-05k  holiday:christmas  sbbc:post-s3  future-fic 
december 2016 by leahbeex
The Annotated Gay Kama Sutra by freezerjerky
3,173 words | In which Sherlock gives John an embarrassing present for Christmas and John's confused as to why.
john/sherlock  rating.nc17  00-05k  holiday:christmas 
december 2016 by leahbeex
How Sherlock Holmes Was Compelled to Remember One Festive Occasion Per Year: A Reminiscence by John H. Watson, MD by MirithGriffin
5,852 words | Period piece where Holmes and Watson visit a Turkish bath one Christmas eve, and discover their mutual attraction and love. Sweet.
john/sherlock  rating.r  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-victorian  holiday:christmas 
december 2016 by leahbeex
Never-Ending Cycle by orphan_account
17,211 words | Or, four times Sherlock Holmes attempted to propose to John Watson, and the Christmas Party at which he finally did. Sherlock thinks he's a miserable failure, John is confused, Mrs. Hudson and Lestrade provide some unsatisfactory advice, and Mummy is, as always, the solution. All in a lovely, fluffy holiday theme.
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  10-20k  holiday:christmas  marriage-commitment 
december 2016 by leahbeex
a good old-fashioned happy ending by darcylindbergh
32.731 words | And Sherlock stands there, in the middle of a Christmas market as John hums along to Silent Night, John’s hand warm in his with fingertips a little gritty from the cinnamon-sugar doused churros they’d shared, and thinks, oh, that’s–that’s an idea, isn’t it?


For Christmas this year, Sherlock wants to get John something special: something every fairytale deserves.
john/sherlock  rating.nc17  30-50k  holiday:christmas  established.relationship  marriage-commitment  dreams-insomnia  hurt/comfort 
november 2016 by leahbeex
Family Way by mistyzeo
~15,000 words (series) | starts with: After the events of The Empty House, Holmes invites Watson to move back into 221 Baker Street. Watson does so, and brings along his two-year-old-daughter.
john/sherlock  rating.r  10-20k  series  sbbc:acd-verse  post-reichenbach  kid.fic  holiday:christmas 
october 2016 by leahbeex
Faultless by Lomonaaeren
3,474 words | Draco hates the iPhone Harry got him for Christmas, but he uses it because Harry got it for him. And sometimes, it really is worth it.
harry/draco  rating.r  00-05k  holiday:christmas  humor  established.relationship 
september 2016 by leahbeex
In Which Harry is Magnetic North and Draco Is An Idiot by bryoneybrynn
13,742 words | For as long as he can remember, Draco’s been bringing fake dates to his family’s annual Yuletide celebration in order to evade his mother’s matchmaking. This year, Potter’s posing as his pretend boyfriend. But as the party gets underway, it gets unclear who’s playing who, who’s pretending what, who’s not pretending at all, and what the game really is. Confused? Yeah, so is Draco…
harry/draco  rating.pg13  10-20k  pretend.relationship  holiday:christmas 
september 2016 by leahbeex
Mike, This is The Best Present Ever by whatdoyoumeanionlygetoneotp
948 words | When John arrives back later that evening he's actually whistling. Whistling, cheery and high-pitched as he scuffs his feet on the worn out welcome mat. From the kitchen Mike can't quite work out the exact tune, but it's upbeat and he's guessing something Christmassy. He smirks and puts his cooking to one side.
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  college  c:mike.stamford  holiday:christmas  fluff 
march 2016 by leahbeex
All I Want For Christmas by Mssmithlove
19,508 words | Taking Sherlock's platonic university flatmate home with him for Christmas can be a tricky business. Especially when he wishes their relationship wasn't platonic at all.
john/sherlock  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  college  holiday:christmas  fluff 
march 2016 by leahbeex
Traditions Old and New by HawthorneWhisperer
6,858 words | Bellamy and Octavia always spend Christmas at their cabin in the mountains, but this year Clarke Griffin is joining them and Bellamy's not sure how he feels about that. Or her, for that matter.
bellamy/clarke  rating.r  05-10k  holiday:christmas 
february 2016 by leahbeex
Let It Snow by tryalittlejoytomorrow
2,220 words | Clarke's third favorite TV trope had always been "snowed in".
bellamy/clarke  rating.pg  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  fluff  snowed.in  holiday:christmas 
february 2016 by leahbeex
every fairy tale deserves by darcylindbergh
~35,000 words | And Sherlock stands there, in the middle of a Christmas market as John hums along to Silent Night, John’s hand warm in his with fingertips a little gritty from the cinnamon-sugar doused churros they’d shared, and thinks, oh, that’s–that’s an idea, isn’t it?


For Christmas this year, Sherlock wants to get John something special: something every fairytale deserves.
john/sherlock  rating.nc17  30-50k  established.relationship  fluff  holiday:christmas  marriage-commitment  holiday:newyears 
january 2016 by leahbeex
Merlot by Itsallfine
14,859 words | “Because you’ve been through enough. The both of you have been through so much, and it’s time to just be happy, okay?” she continued, rather more gently. “It’s time. You asked for my help, and I’m giving it. Let yourself be happy, Sherlock Holmes.”

Sherlock and John work toward becoming something more as they prepare to host the Holmes parents at 221B for the holidays.
john/sherlock  10-20k  rating.nc17  holiday:christmas  pining  fluff 
december 2015 by leahbeex
I Won't Even Ask For Snow by cleflink
6,319 words | John's starting to think that Sherlock's taking these Holmes family Christmas traditions a little too seriously.
john/sherlock  rating.r  05-10k  holiday:christmas  fluff 
december 2015 by leahbeex
Last Christmas by Mazarin221b
3,911 words | That Earth-shaking revelation, then, leads to a problem, and one that Sherlock realizes should be solved quickly, before John’s dates turn into girlfriends or boyfriends, because sometimes girlfriends or boyfriends can turn into wives or husbands while your back is turned. Every time John hums happily at the mirror as he shaves, splashes on a little gift cologne Mrs. Hudson bought him for Christmas, Sherlock is drawn back to that night by the fire, and the way John’s touch had made the world stand still.
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  00-05k  holiday:christmas 
december 2015 by leahbeex
Mrs. Hudson's Mistletoe by ureshiiichigo
4,731 words | Mrs. Hudson places mistletoe in Sherlock and John's flat. Sherlock should have just left it alone - but leaving things alone isn't very interesting, is it?
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  00-05k  fluff  holiday:christmas 
december 2015 by leahbeex
'Tis the Season to Make Out With Your Teammates Because Of Decorative Plants by theappleppielifestyle
5,325 words | In all honesty, it starts because Clint is an asshole with too much free time on his hands, and every corner shop has mistletoe to spare if you’re an Avenger- saving the world on a weekly basis has its perks, and free Christmas merchandise turns out to be one of them.

Later, Bruce tells them that Clint followed them around for two days, complete with seven failed attempts before finally picking the right moment for them to notice.
steve/tony  rating.pg13  00-05k  holiday:christmas  fluff 
may 2015 by leahbeex
A Present After All by ann2who
9,336 words | Christmas Eve. For the first time in years, Tony wouldn’t spend this day alone. And okay, there might be a little millennia-snowstorm involved, which had ruined everyone’s plans to spend Christmas at home with their families, but that were just details. Tony would take what life threw at him, and this, well… it was safe to say that life, in all of Tony’s short but extreme experience living it, had never been better.

He only needed to survive the evening without making a complete fool of himself by doing something like grabbing Steve's Ugly Christmas Sweater and just kiss the guy.
steve/tony  rating.nc17  05-10k  alternate.universe  college  holiday:christmas  pining  mcu:avengers.bonding  warning:underage.sex  au-all.human 
may 2015 by leahbeex
Off the Mark by brandnewfashion
11,130 words | In which Tony makes assumptions, and Steve disproves every single one of them.

Aka a "five times Steve surprised Tony, and one time Tony surprised Steve" story.
steve/tony  rating.pg13  10-20k  holiday:christmas  holiday:newyears  mcu:avengers.bonding  pining 
may 2015 by leahbeex
The Reconciliation by nightwalker
2,054 words | It was less than fifteen minutes to midnight on Christmas Eve, but Steve would be damned if he spent Christmas Day angry at the man he loved.
steve/tony  rating.nc17  00-05k  established.relationship  holiday:christmas  breakups.and.makeups 
may 2015 by leahbeex
Going Once, Going Twice... by prettysailorsoldier
15,904 words | Sherlock had every intention of showing up at the annual Christmas Eve party with a well-orchestrated sob story of why that boyfriend he mentioned a few months ago hadn't been able to make it, but all that changes when he winds up at a charity bachelor auction, Irene snagging him the hottest one of the bunch: a former army doctor named John Watson. It seems simple enough on the surface--get in, lie constantly, get out--but a chance encounter from over a decade earlier threatens to ruin the entire operation, and the freak snowstorm isn't helping matters either.
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  pretend.relationship  holiday:christmas 
march 2015 by leahbeex
Till Death Do Us Part by prettysailorsoldier
15,390 words | When Sherlock links a recent spree of murder-suicides to a psychologist who specializes in marriage counseling, there's really only one thing to do: Go undercover as a couple in hopes of drawing the killer out. Faking a relationship seems easy enough, but things take a turn when their real issues start to creep into the sessions, and, all the while, a killer is watching, waiting in the shadows for their chance to strike.
john/sherlock  rating.r  10-20k  pretend.relationship  case-fic  holiday:christmas  undercover  awesome 
january 2015 by leahbeex
It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by moonblossom
7,428 words | Fortified with egg nog, mistletoe and Christmas cheer, John steals a kiss from Sherlock.
john/sherlock  rating.nc17  05-10k  holiday:christmas  fluff 
december 2014 by leahbeex
No Mistletoe Required by BeautifulFiction
2,281 words | Sometimes all it takes is a little Christmas spirit to give things a nudge in the right direction, but will Sherlock allow himself to be a victim of sentiment, just this once?
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  00-05k  holiday:christmas  fluff 
december 2014 by leahbeex
Keep The Holmes Fires Burning by prettysailorsoldier
6,826 words | Prompt: Can you have it have something to do with cookies? Making them or buying them or eating them or something like that? - merlynnllwyd

Waking up to a fire alarm on Christmas morning is rarely a good thing, but, when spending Christmas with the Holmes', it's the least of John's worries.

|| So much cute. Also, great fun with the Holmes' family.
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  05-10k  alternate.universe  college  holiday:christmas  fluff  possessive-jealousy  pining  *favorites 
december 2014 by leahbeex
Up To Speed by prettysailorsoldier
13,364 words | Prompt: Hate/lust at first sight slowly turning into love - anon

Prompt: Competition gingerbread [sort of, but there will be more cookie-related ones] - ICanStopAnyTimeIWant

Prompt: How about some teenlock with Sherlock having a motorcycle and just wearing a leather outfit thingy and John being all flustered when he sees him - vticancameox

John doesn't know what he did to deserve this, but, whatever it takes to atone for it, he is more than willing to try, because, if he has to spend one more second with Sherlock Holmes, he might spontaneously combust. Or strangle him. He's currently undecided.

|| For those who are wary of love/hate fics do not fear that tag on this one! It's more like annoyance in this fic, and this has plenty of fluff as well as some angst. Ultimately it's a pretty cute fic.
john/sherlock  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  highschool  holiday:christmas 
december 2014 by leahbeex
The Time Being by prettysailorsoldier
11,008 words | When Sherlock sends John off from King's Cross the day before Christmas Eve, he can't bear the thought that it's really goodbye, no matter how much John insists a clean break is best, so he suggests a compromise: Meeting up in that same place 7 years later. What follows are snapshots of the next seven Christmases, chronicling the changes in each man's life, but just because they're growing separately, doesn't mean they're growing apart.

|| Some really good angst but also some nice bits with other characters. Despite the fact that the characters are apart for most of the story they really feel connected and you ache with them as they miss each other desperately.
john/sherlock  rating.r  10-20k  alternate.universe  college  holiday:christmas  warning:drug.use  angst 
december 2014 by leahbeex
It's All Greek To Me by prettysailorsoldier
6,311 words | John knows very little about the brunette boy in the back of his homeroom, always managing to make a spectacular fool of himself every time he tries to talk to him. So, when he pulls Sherlock's name for the class Secret Santa exchange, he's more than a little panicked, and, with the clock ticking down, he's going to have to figure something out, and fast!

[Prompt: Secret Santa! They haven't met but have friends in common/go to the same school and end up having to buy gifts for each other - linniess]

|| serkjhgskjenfgkjdsfhj THE CUTENESS. Loved this fic wholeheartedly.
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  05-10k  alternate.universe  highschool  holiday:christmas  *favorites 
december 2014 by leahbeex
You're On the Air by prettysailorsoldier
20,616 words | The Consulting Detective and The Woman dominate the airwaves of their university radio station, doling out advice on everything from meeting the parents to sexual positions. When their ratings start to dip before the holidays, however, manager Mike thinks it's time for some fresh blood, and who better to fill in the gaps than rugby captain--and notorious flirt--John Watson?

[From Prompt: Matchmaker!Sherlock & Assistant!John. Sherlock keeps John as his assistant since he knows a few things about love/sex that Sherlock doesn't know/fully understand (Three Continents Watson) and that could lead to possible matches since Sherlock only uses chemical and natural body reactions to determine who to match-make and so on (pupils dilate, quick heartbeat, body language...). - anon]

|| Soooooo good. The flirting is wonderful, the slightly younger slightly more innocent version of these boys is lovely, and I found the radio bits actually really interesting. Some great mutual pining in a really wonderfully fluffy flirty banter-y way. Also features an awesome Irene and Mike.
john/sherlock  rating.r  20-30k  alternate.universe  college  holiday:christmas  fluff  matchmaking  *favorites 
december 2014 by leahbeex
Guess Who by Minuialeth75
2,514 words | Even the simple things like gift-guessing took a whole another dimension with Sherlock.

|| Short, cute, and fluffy!
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  00-05k  fluff  holiday:christmas 
october 2014 by leahbeex
Their Great Reward by BeautifulFiction
10,095 words | Boxing day, in John's opinions, is the worst day of the year. Christmas is over, the tree is wilting and stripped of gifts, and there's a week of dead-time until the clean slate of the new year. However the combination of a blizzard, a power-cut and Sherlock might just make it a day to remember. (John and Sherlock pre-slash to slash fluff)
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  10-20k  fluff  holiday:christmas 
september 2014 by leahbeex
Please don't touch the Vulcans by museaway
17,690 words | The "yes" is out of Jim's mouth before he can think about it.

|| Very cute!
kirk/spock  rating.r  10-20k  domesticity  bed.sharing  telepathy  possessive-jealousy  holiday:christmas 
april 2014 by leahbeex
Goodness Gives Extras by mydwynter
39,629 words | Christmas time. 'Tis the season to settle down with a drink, some food and a present or two, and to enjoy the quiet relaxation of the holiday. Instead, there's a case that drags them all over, missing presents, disappointed kids, angry parents, and a freak snowfall.

On top of that John has to deal with Sherlock, who is being even more of a prat than usual.

He really shouldn't have expected anything different.

[Reccer's notes: Christmas themed fic – John and Sherlock are out solving a mysterious set of thefts that only involve children’s presents while navigating a post-Reichenbach tension between them. A cute holiday romp.]
john/sherlock  rating.nc17  30-50k  holiday:christmas  case-fic  misunderstandings 
april 2014 by leahbeex
Our Enthusiasms Which Cannot Always Be Explained by withoutawish
32,961 words | The list that is tacked haphazardly on the refrigerator of 221B reads, ‘Kidney(s), and/or a full cadaver (preferably male, late 30s, under six feet tall), bag of fresh toes, sixteen cow’s eyes (corneas retained), dual exhaust hand –held flame thrower, an unopened first edition copy of Joseph Conrad’s 'Heart of Darkness', and no less than ten abhorrently gruesome murders in the upcoming month.” The one neatly hanging next to it simply reads, “Sex.”

One of these lists is not John Watson’s. If John Watson were to put what he really wanted in list form, to live in a land somewhere beyond ‘almosts' now that Sherlock Holmes has indeed returned to him, he would never be able to look his flatmate in the eye ever again.
john/sherlock  rating.r  30-50k  hurt/comfort  holiday:christmas  post-reichenbach  case-fic 
february 2014 by leahbeex
Miracle on Baker Street by Kizzia
5,267 words | When Sherlock grants John his miracle, when he completes the trick he began on the roof of St Bart’s, don’t you think he’ll do it at the most magical time of the year?
john/sherlock  rating.pg13  00-05k  post-reichenbach  holiday:christmas 
january 2014 by leahbeex
First Night Out by verityburns
3,251 words | As John recovers from the effects of a brutal kidnapping, he and Sherlock attend the Yarders' Christmas Party. There are... developments on the dance floor...
john/sherlock  rating.r  00-05k  holiday:christmas  established.relationship 
january 2014 by leahbeex
Cupboard Love by mklutz
32,682 words | He’s carefully balancing the sandwiches and the two biggest tupperware containers he could find that both had functioning lids when the front door opens and he almost drops everything right there in front of the stupid fountain.

If that’s Derek Hale, he’s definitely not a mountain man.
derek/stiles  rating.pg  30-50k  alternate.universe  college  food-bakery-restaurants  domesticity  holiday:christmas  holiday:thanksgiving  *favorites 
october 2013 by leahbeex
Secret Santa by Jebiwonkenobi
10,866 words | Stiles was all odd angles and squirming. He shoved words into spaces where they shouldn’t go. He stood his ground when he should have run. He helped and protected Derek and the pack without ever asking for anything in return. Derek found himself wanting a lot of things from Stiles that he hadn’t allowed himself to want from anyone in a long time, which made Stiles feel like a cliff that he was in danger of leaping off of.
derek/stiles  rating.pg13  10-20k  holiday:christmas 
june 2013 by leahbeex

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