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Title: Scattered, Smothered, and Covered
Author: okapi
Length: 3867 words
'Verse: BBC
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Rating: R
Author's summary: Tourists Mike Stamford and John Watson literally blow into a Southern town where the only place not ravaged by tornadoes is a diner; behind the counter is a cook who deduces how customers like their hash browns before they order.

Reccer's remarks: People, this is the Waffle House AU you didn't know you needed. There are indeed tornadoes, John is a terrible driver, Sally the waitress calls the cook a freak, Molly the other waitress takes off her hairnet to no avail, and Mike Stamford needs to go to Georgia, but not the way you think. TW for atrocious puns and general lunacy.

Excerpt:

John stared, mouth open. “That was amazing!”

“Do you think so?” asked the man.

“Of course, it was. It was extraordinary. Quite extraordinary.”

“That’s not what people normally say.”

“What do they normally say?”

The man’s voice fell to an angry drawl, “Fuck you, Pretty Boy!”

John’s eyebrows rose. “Bit rude. But you are sort of, well, um, that is to say,” he looked at Stamford and then looked down at the menu, “never mind. ..."

Read on the AO3.



Date: 2017-07-13 03:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scfrankles
Oh, crikey - it's so wonderful to see Okapi being recced here! It's a great fic ^___^

You know, I think it's the very first thing of hers that I looked at on AO3. Okapi had been with Sherlock60 for a couple of weeks and written a few lovely 60s but I knew nothing else of her work. So I picked this one to read, out of comm solidarity more than anything else, and I just ended up thinking, 'Bloody hell...' ^___^ Okapi really is an exceptional writer.

Date: 2017-07-14 05:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] unovis
Ah, have to read this. Somehow it hits my...waffle needs.

Date: 2017-07-15 02:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starfishstar
That was indeed the Waffle House AU I didn't know I needed...thank you!

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