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Christmas Kiss: Sherlock x ReaderYou had been running around all day trying to get ready for Christmas. After buying everyone’s present you had busied yourself finding cards and wrapping paper. Then came the choosing of the decorations; red or green, silver or gold, tinsel or beads. Eventually you had everything you needed and struggled back to Baker Street.
Once safely up the stairs you began decorating. Soon the mantelpiece and the mirror above it were decked out with silver tinsel. The miniature Christmas tree was covered in red and green baubles and the sprig of mistletoe John’s latest girlfriend had bought over was hanging in the doorway.
As no one was home you sat on the floor writing cards and signing them ‘(Name), John and Sherlock.’ Knowing that the men would never get round to writing their own. Glittered brushed off from the cards and covered the floor and your jeans. Sherlock returned to find you singing Christmas songs and covered in varying colours of glitter, a look of puzzlement
Volpi.You will find that the story you tell
is very rarely your own. In Lucca,
even the smallest pebbles
breathe in the warm sunlight.
Knotted stones and cobbled roads
beat out a paper-dry heartbeat heat
my city breathes in and out,
inhales sparrow air.
It's writing a story.
You are the pen.
You will find that in Lucca
the daisy chains forge fire
in side streets and back alleys.
Teenagers intertwine. Tell me,
odd flower, are you still closed?
Here we are colored wax;
the heat of the city melts us.
We run into each other, rhapsody
of pigments. Operas are our specialties.
Open up; feel the reds.
If not, try and see them. There is a place
of deep knife marks, a street
long as midnight
you may learn something there.
Valentina's voice glimmers like red wine.
You may enjoy intoxications. Still,
know alcohol has no story
and will swallow your own.
Find the sign with the wolf on it.
You'll know the place. Epiphanies ring true as church-bells.
Lucca still guides the wanderers
to well sp
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