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Fic Rec: The Lizzy Verse

Title: The Lizzy Verse
Author: Anon...
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Length: Not stated
Rating: Not stated, ~PG13
Warnings: -
Verse: Sherlock BBC
Prompt: Teenage son/daughter of Sherlock and John [...] dealing with his/her parents' shenanigans or his/her interaction or views of them.
Reccer's comments:

So. Kidfic. I'm usually not a particular fan of this genre myself, but I followed a rec to this one and I am SO glad I did! It boggles my mind how a one shot based on a rather cracky prompt developed into something this epic. And I mean epic. I was still thinking about it long after I finished, and with the amount of fic I read, that's saying something.

Not only does the author write pitch-perfect character voices, he/she actually got me to care about this kid (which imo is often the inherent problem with kidfic) AND gave the whole 'verse an overall storyline that had me biting my nails. Moriarty is absolutely chilling!

The only downside is that the last fic has, as of yet, not been posted. The existing stories are all complete, but the last (missing) one was hinted at a lot, so it definitely feels unfinished.
I hope the author will maybe get back to it at some point...

For those of you who are still making a "Kidfic? :/" face, have some quotes from different stories of the verse:

John had done the safe sex talk (in excruciating medical detail). John had done the no drugs talk (Sherlock had wanted to do it, but John didn’t think ‘no cocaine unless you’re really, really bored, and Marijuana doesn’t really count anyway’ constituted a decent anti-drugs talk).

She made a mental note to have a quiet word with her Uncle Mycroft (this could usually be arranged by picking up a pay phone and saying ‘I know you can hear me’ repeatedly, a strategy Sherlock had taught her).
He pulls [the baby] closer, holding it like he has seen in the diagrams and he begins to pace again, glancing down occasionally to check that he hasn’t broken it. Sherlock’s not sure what John would do if he woke up to find that Sherlock broke the baby, but it would probably be something permanent, and it might involve his Browning.
“I,” Harry Watson announces as she walks through the door, “am an Aunt. This calls for champagne.”

“Are we celebrating the abrupt disruption of our lives or the brutal murder of the child’s parents?” Sherlock asks from where he is lying on the sofa, eyes closed, hands steepled, his usual ‘thinking’ pose.

Links to the stories in the order they were written in:

Meet The Family
Written for the original prompt.

For Want of a Babysitter
Lizzy at a crime scene. According to the author: "...not quite as light-hearted as the previous one"

5 Conversations, 7 Meetings and Several Unexpected Gifts
"...the story of how they got her... sort of."

Things My Father Taught Me
"...the story of her abduction."

Not Quite the Usual Way
"They weren't together in the beginning and they were together at the end, but nothing really changed along the way."

10 Birthdays
"...10 birthdays in Lizzy's life. Starting with the infamous 18th and working backwards."

Blowing Out the Candles
"When Lizzy turns seven they try to give her a birthday party."

Thrill of the Chase
"...some Lizzy-verse fic without Lizzy (not sure how that works) to tide you over. Mycroft, Sherlock and Moriarty learning how to play well with others."

Making Time
"Five ways Mycroft was an awesome uncle."


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 1st, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
Have to definately agree with you on this rec, excellent throughout without resorting to sentimentality
Jun. 1st, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's amazing how the author gets it just right throughout the entire 'verse. It's never over the top or unrealistic. *gushes*
Jun. 1st, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
The Lizzy Verse did change my mind on the subject of kid!fics, especially in that fandom. I'm very glad to see it recced here!
Jun. 1st, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
At least it proves that if done right kid!fic can be awesome! ^^
Jun. 1st, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
That was completely new to me and so much fun!
Jun. 1st, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you like it! :)
Jun. 1st, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for bringing this up. I really really love this 'verse, have gone back to it a number of times, and I'm with you on wanting the missing bit. It would be great if a boost in profile would inspire the author to revisit it.

Author Anon, we do love your story and would love to see more!
Jun. 1st, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I check up on it from time to time... can't give up hope. :)
Jun. 1st, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)

Author Anon, you could put the rest in the overflow post! Although I would love to see this series looking all pretty in your journal ... please please please?
Jun. 1st, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
*offers additional cookies for author anon*
Jun. 1st, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
Eeeee! I didn't know this fic existed, so thank you for the rec!

*happily reads way through*
Jun. 2nd, 2011 09:25 am (UTC)
No problem. I've wanted to rec this for a while since it's rather hidden away.
Happy reading :D!
Jun. 1st, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for sharing this recc with us! \o
Jun. 2nd, 2011 09:26 am (UTC)
You're very welcome ^^!
Jun. 4th, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks for the rec! Just finished reading, what a gorgeous series! :)
Jun. 4th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
Isn't it :)? Glad you enjoyed it!
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