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rentskenobi · a year ago
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King of Gotham | Roman Sionis
Request: GOOD EVENING how r u today i would absolutely love love love to request a headcanon or oneshot about the big man roman b. sionis getting all stroppy and therefore being a clingy/stroppy bastard // @rosionis
warnings: lots of language cos it’s Roman, tiny bit of angst, hint at touched starved!roman
word count: 1.4k
a/n: first time writing for Roman, let me know what you think. Hope you enjoy!!
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Sunlight streamed through your window, an unwelcome interruption to your peaceful slumber. It was morning and now you were awake. You reached your arm across the blankets, expecting to be met with the warm, solid body of your lover, but instead you felt nothing but a cold empty space. The realisation that your boyfriend wasn’t sleeping next to you kickstarted your brain and you quickly sat up in the king sized bed. Looking around, everything seemed in place - the half-full glass of water still on the nightstand, the expensive watches and rings positioned carefully on the dresser, designer suits hanging untouched in the walk-in closet. So where was he? It was too early for business meetings, surely.
However, before you could even open your mouth to call for Roman, a sharp noise echoed harshly through the penthouse. It sounded like something smashing. Oh no. Wrapping a silky robe around your frame, you padded down the corridor, following the increasingly agitated shouting. A tantrum of this magnitude could only come from one man - Roman Beauvais Sionis. He thinks himself the King of Gotham, but really he’s just the King of overreacting. Though of course you’d never tell him that. You don't think he would appreciate it very much.
Turning the corner, you came face to face with the source of the outburst. The subject of Roman’s rage was a terrified delivery driver, slowly backing away out of the door and looking like he was about to burst into tears at any moment. 
“How dare you? How fucking dare you?” Roman’s usually smooth voice was screaming in anger, bulging veins in his neck and clenched fists showing the extent of his frustration.
“I ordered Sauvage!” he pointed furiously at the shattered glass spread across the penthouse floor. You assumed that the mess had been an expensive Dior aftershave bottle only a few moments ago.
 “And this is…” Roman glanced down at the glass again. “I don’t even know what the fuck this is!”
“Erm, it’s, um, Fahrenheit, sir,” the driver managed to choke out. 
“Well I didn’t ask for fucking Fahrenheit, did I?” Roman was practically roaring at this point, and you decided it would be best to step in now before the poor delivery man got hurt. 
You placed yourself between him and the driver, resting your hands on your boyfriend’s broad shoulders and rubbing circles lightly into his skin with your thumbs, a technique that usually helped to calm him down.
“Roman, baby, it’s ok,” you cooed softly, trying to get him to look at you. “He’s just the driver, it’s not his fault.”
Roman’s gaze snapped to yours, a fire still burning in his eyes. Oh no. That was a mistake.
“Are you taking his side? Seriously?” he spat, pulling away from your touch.
“No, of course not Romy, you know that’s not what I meant,” you backpedaled desperately. “How about we go to the mall tomorrow and get you the right one then? That sound like a plan?” He just huffed a confirmation and turned on his heel, stalking back to the living room. Looking over your shoulder, you realised the driver had made a quick exit during your conversation. Good for him, you thought.
“You see, this is just the last straw for me, it really is,” Roman’s shouts echoed from down the hall. Rolling your eyes, you headed towards him. “This delivery company, they’re just utterly crap! You want to know what happened last week?”
You knew exactly what happened last week, but Roman was on a roll now and stopping him would only make it worse - you knew this from experience.
“I ordered my usual face scrub, you know only the one that I’ve been getting for the past five years! And what got delivered? Face wash! Fucking face wash! And not even face wash that I like! Can you fucking believe it?”
You were used to Roman’s outbursts by now and knew that he always managed to work himself up to the point of exploding when things didn’t go his way. Like a highly strung racing horse, the slightest mishap could set him off into a frenzy, his mind completely clouded by anger and rage. But you also knew how to bring him back down to earth. Or at least you hoped you did.
Business was stressful at the moment, that was for sure. A string of deals had turned sour recently as rumours of Roman’s dislike of the Joker had spread throughout the city. Roman would retreat bitterly from the club after each agreement with a potential partner went wrong, tension obvious in his shoulders, brows furrowed in irritation. Maybe that’s where these tantrums were stemming from. The club was Roman’s life - he needed it to work or his hopes of becoming King of Gotham were ruined. 
He needed some support.
“You know the business deal tonight is gonna be fine, right?” you interrupted Roman’s incessant rambling, trying to cut through the fog of his rage.
He was silent for a moment, fists clenching repeatedly at his sides. 
“Of course I do. I’m the King of Gotham, aren’t I?” he raised his arms, a wide grin spreading across his face, but you could tell it was just a facade. His glassy eyes told you everything, the stress and anxiety obvious in the way his gaze darted across your face, searching for any sign of validation. Current events were definitely getting to him more than he was letting on.
“Roman?” 
“What?” he barked, wringing his hands in frustration.
“Do you want a hug?” you asked gently.
“What? A hug? Why the fuck would I want a hug? Who do you think I am, some fucker who -”
“Roman.” cocking an eyebrow, you folded your arms across your chest. You weren’t backing down now. If he really wanted your love, he just needed to let himself take it.
He huffed, looking at the floor. A barely audible mutter came from his mouth.
“What was that?” His walls were coming down slowly, you could tell, he just needed one final push.
“I said fine,” Roman sighed, finally looking up at you. “Please just give me a fucking hug.”
His voice was small and weak, but you could see the tension drain from his muscles as you stepped towards him and wrapped your arms carefully around his waist, leaning your head into the crook of his neck. 
He buried his head in your hair, breathing in your scent and pulling you closer to him. He’d never admit it, but Roman loved holding you and he loved it when you held him, so long as you were touching in some way. A chaotic upbringing and an emotionally unavailable family had meant he never received much affection as a child. Since you came into his life and brought new feelings of tenderness and warmth, Roman had discovered that he positively craved your touch. However, he had to keep up appearances as a respectable crime lord and showing that softer side of him too much just couldn't happen. 
But for a moment he let himself relax into your embrace.
Just for now, he told himself. Just for a little while.
“How about I sit with you tonight at the table?” you whispered softly. “I’ll be there to calm you down.”
His hand moved up and down your back slowly, rubbing circles into your skin while he thought over your proposition. It would certainly calm his nerves if he knew you would be there, he could grab your hand to ground himself at any time.
Pulling his head up from your neck, Roman smiled at you. 
“Yes. I’d love to have you there. And I’m sorry that I’m so difficult sometimes. You know how I get.”
 His eyes softened as he took you in. You, the only person who he wanted to be better for. The person who had brought light and laughter into his previously cold and lifeless penthouse. The only person he’d ever love.
“It’s okay, Romy. I know you’ll always come back to me.”
He nudged his nose in your hair again, wrapping his arms around you as tightly as he could. He needed this moment of peace.
Roman may be on his way to becoming the King of Gotham, but he would be no one without you by his side as his queen. 
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inevitably-johnlocked · 2 years ago
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What are your favorite johnlock fics of all time?
Ohhhh.
Ohhh noo. 
Nonny you’re cruel.
Okay so funny story: 
Someone asked me this exact thing a couple years ago. 
I started a fic rec list offline at that time
Said list kept growing and growing as I decided to start sorting my fics.
It’s now a couple years later, and the list has over 300 fics on it XD.
So you see my dilemma LOL. 
I have done a few fic lists in the past along this vein:
Top 20 Fave 40K+ w. Fics (April 2017 )
Ten Fave Short Johnlock Fics (Easy Reads April 2018)
25 Fave Johnlock One Shots (April 2018)
Top 10 Fave Fics (September 2018)
So what should I do today? How about the fics I ALWAYS re-read when I feel like I just need something familiar and oh so delicious? Would that be okay? Fics that I never hesitate to read again? Note that this list will probably change in a few months’ time as I re-read newer fics I’ve recently bookmarked; if I’m in a certain mood, a fic will get added and another removed, LOL. In fact, I’ve had this sitting in my drafts from quite awhile before I finally posted it, LOL. Waited a week, because my “feels” kept changing, HAH!
I have WAY more than 30 of these, but I had to stop somewhere! So here’s the criteria for these ones today:
I’ve read them more than 5 times since I bookmarked them
I read them start to finish, without skipping anything even though I know what happens.
That’s it. It’s just so I can keep my list down, LOL. Seriously, I love SO many fics that this list was HARD to do. Hope you enjoy!
I-J’s TOP 30 READ-AGAIN FICS (MARCH 2019)
The Strait of Juan de Fuca by mightypog (T, 6,400 w. || Vacation, Love Confessions, Friends to Lovers, Canada, Post-TRF, Love Confessions) – Sherlock is back and all seems forgiven, but something is missing between him and John. Their friendship initially appears intact, but Sherlock doesn’t understand why John seems to be slipping away. Finally, in terror, he tries to reconnect with John by taking him to the one place that seems to inspire any emotional interest in John any more: the Canadian wilderness. While there, Sherlock faces his greatest fear.
Fa Subito by kim47 (E, 6,659 w. || Suit Porn, Cockblocker Mycroft, Obsessed Sherlock, PWP) – John wears a suit. Sherlock finds it extremely distracting.
Bread and Wine and Curry Once a Week by cwb (E, 8,737 w. || Fluff, Friends to Lovers, Stroppy Sherlock, Love Letters, POV John) – Sherlock asks John for relationship advice. Little does he know that it’s him that Sherlock is in love with.
The Emergency Contact Series by blueink3 (M, 11,763 w. across 2 works || 5 and 1′s, Whump, Mutual Pining, Fluff and Angst, Caring Sherlock / John, Scars) – The first time John Watson’s emergency contact is called is the first time Sherlock Holmes finds out that he has the job. The first time Sherlock Holmes realizes he needs an emergency contact is the first time he mentally appoints John Watson with the job.
Iris by slashscribe (E, 11,948 w. | Parentlock, Pining Sherlock, Post-S3) – Sherlock does his best to make John happy when John comes back to 221B with his new baby after the events of Season 3, but Sherlock has a track record of getting things wrong in this area. This story is an exploration of their gradual shift from friends to lovers, told from Sherlock’s perspective, full of a lot of pining and lack of emotional awareness.
Speaker for the Bees by antietamfalls (M, 14,649 w. || Deaf Sherlock, Friends to Lovers, First Kiss / Time, Fluff, Sign Language) – It isn’t always easy assisting a deaf detective. Luckily for John, they make a pretty good team.
A Hundred Thousand Ways to Say the Name John by Jberry (E, 16,825 w. || Fake Relationship, Fake Marriage, POV John, Pining John, Cruise Ship, Angst & Fluff) –  John Watson and Sherlock Holmes must solve a case on a cruise ship. To get close to the crew and passengers, they must get married for the case on the Baetica. However, their relationship hits rocky seas both due to the case and internal conflicts. Part 1 of Baetica
A Shipless Ocean by myswordfishmind (M, 22,135 w || Post-TRF, John has a Kid) – Ten years after the fall Sherlock goes back to London to find that John no longer lives there. Instead, he resides in a seaside town, a widower, and the father of a seven year old son. Now, Sherlock must struggle with the fact that there may no longer be a place for him in this new world.
Knotted by naughtyspirit (E, 23,166 w. || UST/URT, Cuddling, Sharing Body Heat, Confessions, Kissing, Mastrubation, Frustration, BAMF!John) – John has to cancel a date because of Sherlock’s case, which leads them to be tied up in a basement from which they have to escape. They get wet, get tied up close and John has to step up and save them. Because he’s pretty. And hot. And just a little bit of a BAMF.
Tomorrow’s Song by agirlsname (M, 24,645 w. || Post-TRF, POV Sherlock, Angst with a Happy Ending, Virgin / Repressed Sherlock, Love Confessions, Slow Burn, Pining) – How can he think a relationship with me would be a good idea? I am the sort of person to take a break from my life and when I come back after two years, I expect to find it exactly as I left it. In reality I find it shattered to pieces. (I actually equate you with my life. When did I start doing that?)
26 Pieces by Lanning (E, 28,236 w. || H/C, Torture, First Time, Happy Ending, Schmoop) – Mycroft gives Sherlock the apparently simple task of solving a puzzle box containing a stolen microchip. It isn’t simple.
Hitting the Water at Sixty Miles an Hour by what_alchemy (E, 30,568 w. || Fake Rel., Roadtrips, Slow Burn, Mummy Holmes) – “You love your mother, Sherlock?” John watched the muscles in Sherlock’s jaw jump. He nodded in one sharp jerk.“Then we’re going to her party and making her happy.” John let out a resigned sigh. “As a ruddy couple, you bastard.”
A Study In Auto-Signatures, Sniper Dolphins, and Sex Holidays by cwb (E, 32,690 w. || Case Fic, Post S3, Evil Mary, Dev. Rel., Honeymoon, Epistolary, Bottomlock, First Kiss / Time, Fluff, Secret Agents, BAMF!John) – John and Mary go on their sex holiday, and Sherlock is grumpy and pining about it. Part 1 of HOT DOLPHIN SEX
a good old-fashioned happy ending by darcylindbergh (E, 32,731 w. || Christmas, Frottage, Comfort, Est. Rel., Fluff, Insecure Sherlock) – For Christmas this year, Sherlock wants to get John something special: something every fairytale deserves. Part 2 of things fairy tales are made of
The Yellow Poppies by SilentAuror (E, 34,952 w. || H/C, Nightmares, HLV Fix-It, PTSD, Trauma, POV Sherlock, Doctor John) – Sherlock is threatened and assaulted in the hospital immediately after having been shot in the heart, first by Mary, then by Magnussen. As he recovers at Baker Street with John and plans the attack on Appledore with Mycroft, he fights to work through the trauma caused by these two visits. Set during His Last Vow.
LHR-HNL by scullyseviltwin (E, 35,066 w. || Hawaiian Vacation, Post-TRF, Friends To Lovers, Slow Burn, Just Talk Already, Drinking, Mutual Pining) – In need of an endangered flora sample, Sherlock and John must make a trip to an unexpected destination.
Classified(s) by blueink3 (E, 36,153 w. || Wedding Date AU || Fake Relationship, Jealous, PIning, H/C, Idiots in Love, Happy Ending, Mary is not Nice, Escort Service) – Clara’s American father is the ambassador to some such territory that Great Britain probably used to own, but she (and Harry’s undying love for her) is the reason John is getting on a flight at 12:30pm, flying across the second largest ocean in the world, and pretending to be in a perfectly happy, healthy relationship with an undoubtedly perfectly coiffed stranger. See, Clara is not only American (and wealthy to boot), she’s also best friends with John’s ex-fiancée. Whom she’s placed in the wedding party. As Maid of Honor. And John just happens to be Best Man. Bloody brilliant.
A Promise Made to Be Broken by PlantsAreNeat (E, 37,018 w. || Fake Relationship, Pining, Slow Burn, RST, Eventual Relationship, POV Sherlock) – A young John makes an ‘if we’re still single at 40, we’ll get together’ pledge to a woman who ends up all wrong for him. She keeps reminding him of the promise, and won’t let go of it. John asks Sherlock to pose as his boyfriend at a family wedding, so as to dash her hopes permanently. Sherlock, who has at last acknowledged his feelings for John, reluctantly agrees despite knowing how painful it will be to ‘have’ John, but not keep him.
Goodness Gives Extras by mydwynter (E, 39,629 w. || Fluff & Angst, Case Fic, Oral / Anal, Humour, First Time, Miscommunication, Snark, Christmas) – 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.
Right Hand Man by SilentAuror (E, 42,031 w. ||  H/C, Injury, Slow Burn, Infidelity, Mary is Not Nice) – When John’s left arm becomes paralysed after a car accident, Mary asks Sherlock to take him back to Baker Street to recuperate, as she’s about to give birth. Despite the fact that the search for Moriarty is ongoing, Sherlock takes John in and takes responsibility for overseeing his rehabilitation as he adjusts to the loss of his arm.
Left by lifeonmars (M, 45,153 w. || Magical Realism) – John Watson is left-handed. He’s tried not to let it affect his life, but as any Lefty knows, that’s almost impossible.
Corpus Hominis by mycapeisplaid (E, 47,709 w. || Casefic, Fluff, Romance, Frottage) - John knows the human body intimately. He’s had plenty of opportunity for study as a doctor, soldier, and lover. There’s one particular body, however, he knows very little about. When Sherlock launches himself head-first into a new obsession and they get sent on a case in an unlikely location, the pair discovers each other’s bodies with confusing yet delightful (and sometimes hilarious) results.
Triage by scullyseviltwin (E, 51,612 w. || Character Injury, Introspection) – Sherlock’s mind goes exceedingly, devastatingly quiet and gray-blank. When he speaks it’s through a thick haze, it’s through molasses, he’s so disconnected from the words that it may as well be the unconscious shooter speaking.
Spare Change by Ermerness (E, 51,966 w. || Rich Sherlock AU, Virgin Sherlock, First Time, Alternate First Meeting) – The Holmes family is one of the richest and most powerful in England. Sherlock spends his time flying around the world on the family’s private jet drinking a lot and shopping at expensive boutiques as a way of trying to alleviate his endless boredom. His mother decides it’s time he settles down with someone powerful, wealthy and well connected. John Watson happens to be none of those things.
Coventry by standbygo (E, 52,020 w. || Dollhouse AU || Case Fic, Slow Burn, Sci-Fi / Fantasy, First Kiss / Time, Attempted Rape, BAMF John, Falling in Love) – “Let me get this straight,” John said, wondering when his life had become a science fiction film. “Some guy orders up a personality, a person, to his specifications, and they program this into a real live person, who has consented to do this, and she goes to this person and acts as his wife, or lawyer, or Royal Marine, or Navy Seal or what have you, and she has all the skills, all the knowledge, everything? Then you say the magic words, and she follows you back to The House, and they erase it all until her next appointment?”
Wars We Fought, Things We’re Not by blueink3 (M, 55,204 w. || Parentlock, Fluff & Angst, Kidnapping, Whump, Post-TAB, UST, Slow Burn, Couple for a Case) –  Five months after John’s world has fallen apart, Mycroft sends the consulting detective and his doctor on a case that neither is prepared for.
Perdition’s Flames by i_ship_an_armada (E, 63,435 w., || Treklock AU, Est. Rel, Genetic Engineering, Angst & Fluff, BAMF!John) – Sherlock would do anything to save him. Risk anything. Give anything. His money, his life. His soul. What he does, though, is change both of their destinies forever. Genetic re-engineering is the only option left. It turns out researchers underestimated the life expectancy and potential abilities of genetically re-engineered subjects. The British government and what would eventually become the United Federation of Planets, however, had not. Part 1 of PF Universe
You Have Drawn Red From My Hands by J_Baillier (T, 67,085 w. || Three Garridebs, Heavy John Whump, Hurt / Comfort, Pining, Heavy Angst, Case Fic/Adventure, Slow Burn, Sick Fic, Injury, Guilt & Depression, Just Talk Already Please, Medical Realism, PTSD) –  John getting injured leads Sherlock on a path of guilt and revelations.
Shatter the Darkness (Let the Light In) by MojoFlower (E, 109,683 w. || Genie/Djinn AU || Magical Realism, H/C, Kidnapping, Genie Sherlock, First Kiss / Time, Case Fic, H/C, Angst, Clubs, John Whump) – Fairy tales are for those who remember how to dream; not John Watson, broken and hiding from his bleak future in a beige bedsit. But then he discovers a lamp and finds himself in the dangerous riptide of an enigmatic man whose very existence is unbelievable, murder charges against his sister, and the growing pains of feeling alive once more.
Midnight Blue Serenity by BeautifulFiction (E, 151,907 w. || Friends to Lovers, Gay Bar / For a Case, Drugs, Pining, Case Fic, UST) – When Sherlock infiltrates a club in order to track down a serial killer, his altered appearance is enough to make John question his assumption that Sherlock is beyond his reach. However, is he the only one who appreciates his flatmate’s charms, or is Sherlock at risk of becoming the next victim?
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nightscaped-archive · a year ago
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you may have noticed that this blog has been a little slow for the last couple of months (thank u for not unfollowing me?? asdfgfds) and i’m only just getting active again. it bears repeating that most of my absence has been due to me being on my multimuse ( @sweetchained​​ ) more often but i’ve also just had a lot of mixed feelings about this blog tbh? not so much the muse as i still LOVE kael but i’ve just not felt much motivation to do stuff here and i’ve been trying to think of what’s best for the future of this muse. because of that, i’ve decided to finally archive this blog & move to a new one. i’ve been using this blog for 5 years and i’d like to have a fresh restart! (almost, not really, kael’s still going to be kael)
HOWEVER, this new blog will be different; kael will no longer be a final fantasy-focused oc :pensive: :pensive: his ffviii verse will still be available as i’ve put 5 years of work into this plotline & there are still plenty of ff mutuals with whom i’d LOVE to keep writing if they’ll have me! but the fact of the matter is that i don’t feel as deeply connected to the ff rp fandom as i used to and i’ve grown more comfortable writing fandomless ocs. i write more ‘modern’ verse threads on this blog at the moment anyway so the new blog probably won’t function all that differently, there’ll just be a different focus! i’ll be reworking his modern verse a little so it’s less confusing but his ffviii will be the exact same, no major changes made! i’ll also be keeping my rinoa blog and trying to use it more so i’ll still be in the ff fandom! but i want to make this change for kael as it’s something i’ve been internally debating for a while. if you’re someone who only feels comfortable with strictly ff blogs on your dash, i’ll understand if you don’t want to refollow! this blog has never been super strictly ff but i do get that people want to keep their stuff in an ff bubble! however, if you don’t mind that, my ffviii verse won’t be going anywhere! it just won’t be as prominent!
i’ll be archiving this blog and moving to a new blog sometime next year & switching the focus to his modern-world verse w/his ffviii verse as a still-very-available secondary verse. in the meantime, i’ll be trying to return to a decent level of activity here so please don’t unfollow just yet! (unless u actually just want to which is obviously ur call)! any new threads i start here in the next while will be carried over to the new blog! again, nothing about how i run my blog will really change? it’s just more of a....on the surface switch! also i’ve been on @sweetchained​​ a lot so, if ur chill with multimuses, and like ocs.... hey (: anyway, thank you for sticking with me and with kael! i’m feeling super excited about kael for the first time in ages so i’m really looking forward to this new step i’ll be taking in the Kael Journey!
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