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“Sherrrrlockkk!” you sing, skipping up the stairs to the flat that you shared with your detective boyfriend. “I’m baaackkk!”

The tiny, grey bundle in your arms mewled softly, staring up at you with opal eyes filled with curiosity. “Hush now, little guy,” you say to the kitten, tapping its nose gently and scratching it behind the ears. “I want you to be a surprise.”

You had adopted the delightful Persian kitten from a shelter not far from where you worked, the grey catching your attention as you had walked past. And when you had locked your eyes with it, you knew it was just meant to be.  But there was a reason to why you had adopted him, not just because it was drop-dead adorable. Your boyfriend, the great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, missed you terribly when you worked, which was most of the time. Performing a job that you made-up didn’t exactly pay well, so to compensate you worked overtime. While he would never admit missing you, the shine in his eyes when you returned and the grief when you left was all the evidence you needed.

You bounded up the stairs, the little kitten purring happily as you did so. Pulling open the door slowly, you could hear Sherlock mumbling about Avogadro’s Number from the kitchen, the smell emanating from whatever he was experimenting with making your nose tingle. You stayed just out of view, concealing the little kitten underneath your jacket. Sauntering into the kitchen, acting as nonchalant as you could, struggling not to giggle as the kitten started to wriggle and squirm.

The wriggling intensified, causing you to gasp loudly. Sherlock, who had been completely absorbed in his “work” looked up from his microscope and smiled, standing and kissing you on the cheek. “Did you get the shopping?” he asked, eyeing you curiously as you fidgeted.

“Uhhhhh… in a manner of speaking, yes,” you mumbled, offering him a guilty smile.

He quirked an eyebrow, to which you grabbed the kitten hidden beneath your jacket and thrust it in front of you. “Ta-daaaaa!” you sing, holding the kitten out towards Sherlock, who regarded it with a blank stare.  

The kitten mewed and sniffed at Sherlock while he scrutinized the grey fluff ball. He snapped his fingers in realisation, his full lips pulling back into a proud smirk. “I understand! Oh yes, you are clever!” he exclaims, taking your head in his hands and kissing you on the forehead gently before plucking the kitten out of your hands.

You blush at his sign of affection, he didn’t display it particularly often, but when he did you knew he meant it with all his heart. “That’s good Sherl, I’m glad you like him.”

“He will prove very resourceful; I‘ve been meaning to get a live test subject for an age, and this one should be more than satisfactory. Where did you get him, I’ll need to obtain more for future experiments,” he said happily, examining the kitten closely.

“I picked him up from the – wait what?!”

“Now I can finally test my neurotoxin, well I assume it’s a neurotoxin, but I may have miscalculated the ratio of Mercury to – “

“I don’t bloody care about Mercury ratios!” you snap, snatching away the kitten and covering it with your arms protectively. “What did you say, before all the chemistry mumbo-jumbo?”

“I know you aren’t deaf, (F/n). I said that he would make a good test subject.”

“How could you think that?!” you shout in frustration, the Persian rubbing against the palms of your hands affectionately. “Look at him! How could you even consider harming this precious little creature?”

“If it’s not for an experiment, then what exactly is the point of it?” he shot back, genuine confusion shining in his stunning eyes.

“I got him for you, idiot! I know even you get lonely sometimes, and not even the confines of your Mind Palace can help you. He is for you when I can’t be here.”

Sherlock regarded you for a moment; a slight frown spreading across his forehead as tried to comprehend the influx of complicated emotions he was absorbing. You sighed, tapping on the forehead and placing the kitten in his arms. “Don’t think, feel.”

He looked at the kitten in his hands for the longest time, until he dragged his gaze up to you questioningly. You rolled you (e/c) eyes, motioning for him to pet the furry ball that was eager for attention.

“(F/n), though I appreciated the offer of endearment that you have presented to me, I really must get back to stabilising –“

“Sherlock Holmes, you will pat the kitten right now and you will enjoy it!” you interrupt, fixing him with one of your death glares.

Huffing, he began to run a hand down the kitten’s back, causing the adorable creature to purr softly. You watched in satisfaction as Sherlock changed tactics; scratching him underneath the chin. The kitten mewled happily, causing the faintest of smiles to form on Sherlock’s face.

“See? Not so bad, is he?”

He mumbled something in response, his attention completely on the focused on the young feline climbing towards his face. “If he’s going to be staying here, he needs a name.”

“Well,” you say, watching the kitten rub against Sherlock’s cheek, “he’s grey, fluffy and awesome…. Gandalf?”

He sighed and rolled his iridescent eyes at you, and went to say something snarky but Gandalf placed his paws on Sherlock’s lips gently, squeaking at him. “Awww, you two are just so adorable!” you squeal, patting your pockets for your phone.

Sherlock noticed, of course, narrowing his eyes at you before placing Gandalf in your arms. “Don’t even think about it (F/n), I don’t want another picture of me to go viral.” He gave the kitten one last stroke before sitting back down at the kitchen table, fiddling around with his chemicals once again.

You nodded innocently, covering your smirk by lifting Gandalf up and kissing him on his pink nose. “Don’t worry,” you whispered to the kitten. “There’ll be plenty of photo opportunities later.”

Gandalf mewled at you understandingly, causing you to grin wickedly. ‘I can’t wait for later,’ you thought to yourself happily, sitting opposite to Sherlock and babbling about cat collars to bide your time, hopefully causing him to fall asleep with pure boredom so you could start taking more embarrassing pictures and send them to everyone in Scotland Yard.
I don't even know how this one happened, especially with the title (kinda sounds dirty, doesn't it)  I was writing the next chapter to my Moriarty x Reader, then Mum bought The Desolation Of Smaug and I was thinking of Gandalf and then.... yeah this happened!! XD This is where my brain decidedto go today, so don't judge me!!! The ending stretched me a little bit, so I kinda rushed it so I could get back to "My Weakness".
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Katnip8889 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant
I wanted to name my cat gandalf, but no one else in my family did...
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TimeWolfSaphira Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gandalf the Grey Kitten.
Brilliant :D
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Elvenprincess123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist
GANDALF!!! 
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CharlieTaylor17 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student General Artist
GANDALLLFFF!!! <3 It's perfect!
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WordsWithWings Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Yes. Gandalf is fluffy. 
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Lalalanhetalia321 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Girl: Do u even want to be with me forever?
Boy: No
Girl: Do u even like me?
Boy: No
Girl: Would u cry if i walked away?
Boy: No
She heard enough and was hurt... She walked away with tears in her eyes
The boy grabbed her arm
Boy: Your not pretty...your beautiful
Boy: I dont want to be with u forever...I need to be with u forever
Boy: I dont like u...I love u
Boy: I wouldn't cry if u walked away......I would die if u walked away.
Boy Whispers: Plz stay with me
Girl: I will...
*Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they loves u
*Something good will happen to u at 1-4pm
*Tomorrow it could be anywhere!!!
*Get ready for the shock of your life!
*If u dont post this to 5 other comments... You will have baD luck in relationships for the next 10 years

Chainmail! :D (Big Grin) 
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koujakulation Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Don't fucking spam, you trash.
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Lokisservant Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Don't be fucking Rude
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koujakulation Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
"Rude" Why the fuck is that capitalized? Are you talking about Rude from Final Fantasy? 

You lose your point very easily
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Lokisservant Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow man, look listen, English is not my FUCKING native language and I'm just used to using caps
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PreternaturalPixie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Gandalf! Fucking brilliant!!! 
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happyhetaliastuck Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Benedict is Bard the Bowman in the hobbit... And Martin freeman is Bilbo... AND NOW WE HAVE GANDALF YAY
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jjgirl99 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually benedict plays smaug
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:iconhappyhetaliastuck:
Oohhh.... Oops...
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StarfallVulpixGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute! We need more Sherlock with a kitten! Or a puppy! 
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kentuckyfriedcarlos Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Writer
Sherly does need a kitten. 
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AnnietheBug Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Gandalf' XD
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zKariLuna Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i m sure greg,george,geoff, would appreciate those pics .lol X"D .love this i had a cat like that grey furball half dog i swear.
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha, he would love them!! XD I'm so glad you like it!! :iconamgtouchplz:
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SakuraTaisen12 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist
X'D ohhhhh the ending....
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha, I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself!! XD
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SakuraTaisen12 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist
...Oh my goodness I just noticed your icon...is that you and Benedict? :'D
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hehehehe, why yes it is!! :'D Here is a closer look... mauling-savage-sith.deviantart…
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SakuraTaisen12 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Uwahh you're so lucky~ <3 And he's so adorable!
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deathbypigeons Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Sherlock and the kitten glaring at each other (◡‿◡✿)
Sherlock and the kitten giving you insufferable looks (◠‿◠✿)
Sherlock and the kitten staring off into space together (◕‿◕✿)
SHERLOCK AND THE KITTEN FALLING ASLEEP TOGETHER (⊙‿⊙✿)
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awwww, Sherlock falling asleep on the couch and the kitten asleep on his chest!!!! :iconamgtouchplz:
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Sakura19912 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awww so cute
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much!! =D Also, love the icon!!
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Sakura19912 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks =)
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Spottednose13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lululululu this is sooooo cute! Heehee, Sherlock and a fluffy kitten...adorable! :heart:
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha, I can just imagine him getting frustrated with, like plopping it on the floor whenever it would jump on his lap!! XD 
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Spottednose13 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nyerrrrgh.....SO CUTE~ :heart:
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NalaMarieTotallyRock Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awww :3
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really want a fluffy grey kitten called Gandalf now... XD
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NalaMarieTotallyRock Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
..I'm not to fond of cats, but there's two I liked, my uncle's cat Soccertease, and my cousin's kitten Tequila..
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KingofHearts709 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
IT'S SO FLUFFY -BB
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
ALMOST AS FLUFFY AS GANDALF'S GLORIOUS BEARD!!!!
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KingofHearts709 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OH GOD THAT COMMENT
I CAN'T -BB
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha, I giggled to much when I thought of it, my parents looked at me very strangely!! XD Gandalf's beard is very glorious though... Would have to brush it... or wash it??? Because I think if he didn't then his beard would become dreadlocks or something.... OH MY GO I HAVE TO DRAW IT RIGHT NOWWWWW!!!!!! GANDALF SHALL HAVE BEARD DREDS AND SOMEONE WILL BE LIKE, "i TOLD YOU TO USE CONDITIONER!!!!" (I'm tired, in case you didn't notice!!)
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H0R1Z0NZ Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awww so cute!
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha, thanks so much!! =D
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iced-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved it. You should do more Sherlock x Readers.
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:squee: Thank you so much!! Wait a second... this is the first Sherlock x Reader I've done, isn't?? Wow, I really should do more... For Easter I was planning to do a Mycroft x Reader, because of the whole Mycroft thinking he's fat thing and Sherlock be a total arse... or should I do a Sherlock x Reader instead??
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iced-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SHERLOCK X READER! Sorry, didn't mean to yell.
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha, I'll run some ideas and see how it turns out!! =D
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iced-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OK!
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmmmm.... I'm thinking about Sherlock being very reluctant to participate in Easter activities, and that a giant funny delivering chocolate is a ridiculous notion  that only the simple minded could ever believe in. The reader, who absolutely loves Easter, gets very upset and force-feeds him chocolate, causing him to get sick. I'm thinking something like that, what do you think??
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iced-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think force feeding him chocolate is going to far. How about this: Reader is babysitting her brother's child, who happens to love Easter and Easter Egg Hunts, and so reader agrees to take her to a hunt. Sherlock is against going, but tags along, and even helps the child find eggs while Reader watches. :3
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Mauling-Savage-Sith Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awwwhhaa I like that sound of it!! =D I'll keep brainstorming, and hopefully come up with something along the lines of that!! It has only been a couple of minutes since the prospect of doing a Sherlock x Reader Easter oneshot, so I'll probably sleep on it.
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