May. 18th, 2014

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Title: The Case of the Decoy Tortoise
Author: [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve (Siria)
Pairing: Gen
Length: 1,531 words
Rating: G
Warnings: None apply
Verse: Elementary
Author's summary: Joan sipped at her coffee as she shuffled into the living room, grateful as always for how caffeine could make the world bearable before midday. She rounded the corner, stopped, stared, and blinked. "Sherlock, why are you making a leash for a tortoise?"

Reccer's comments:
Siria has written two absolutely adorable semi-casefics featuring Clyde the tortoise (semi- in the sense that they’re excerpts from a case, which we do not see the solving of), and this one just edges out the other as my favorite (today at least). The banter between Sherlock and Joan is spot-on; the case is quirkily off-beat in a way that suits the show and characters (as are the other invented cases that are referenced); but what gives this one the edge is the little moments of emotional realism, Sherlock’s bits of vulnerability and Joan’s understated care of them. This is fluff with just the right amount of depth.

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