- The World That You Need – series – Dira Sudis (dsudis) – Vorkosigan Saga – Lois McMaster Bujold [Archive of Our Own]:
It had been years since they'd had a proper culture-clash fight.
- sherlockbbc_fic: The Lobster Quadrille:
Somewhere, there’s a gunshot and two out of three bodies break the water surface in a mass of entangled limbs. The deafening explosion that follows drowns out the sound of the splashing entirely.
The story of how many, if any, of those three bodies walk away from that pool isn’t this story. And when we say three bodies, we mean four or five. Or more than five. Or five bodies and a lot of laser pointers. Anyway, that story isn’t this story. This story involves a far bigger mass of water and, while there are far fewer guns (and possibly laser pointers), there are far more knives.
In a universe not-too-distant from the one where the rather inconvenient need for oxygen is making the fingers of one body go slack against the other’s sodden clothes, there are lobsters.
Lots and lots of lobsters, everywhere.