“Hush” by songlin (AO3)
Pairings: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Word Count: 5,236
“I’ll get you to safety, and I won’t touch you.”
“What if I want you to?”
I love a good fusion fic—you know, the kind that take place in a certain universe without necessarily being a crossover. This short story by songlin places our Baker Street boys in the terrifying and silent world of the film A Quiet Place, which is honestly one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. If you aren’t familiar with the it, A Quiet Place revolves around a scant number of humans who have managed to survive a monstrous apocalypse of sorts, in which enormous creatures who hunt by sound alone have decimated the population. In order to live, one must be completely quiet.
Enter John and Sherlock, who not only live in this world, but are also an alpha and omega. If you know anything about ABO dynamics, you also know that being quiet isn’t exactly easy when in the throws of heat. No spoilers here, but to put it mildly, this fic is both hot and a little terrifying. There’s also a hint that we may get future installments in the series, so I’ll just be here crossing my fingers and hoping songlin reads this rec AND GIVES ME MORE.
Have you read other A Quiet Place fics? Send them my way!