Anyone interested? I think I’ve got the hang of this damn website.
Anyone interested? I think I’ve got the hang of this damn website.
Lol, already did a Wolf/Virginia! So Harry Dresden/John Marcone it is :)
Marcone. I mean, Harry’s been a bachelor long enough to know how to handle the basics (especially if it comes out of a box), but John has a talent for it. He also has a thing for taking care people (the ones that are ‘his’ anyway) and this is one of the few ways that he’s allowed to take care of Harry. Home-cooked meals mean a lot more to Harry than he’ll ever let on (though John has the unsettling ability to guess these things). It means home and safety and being cherished, which are things that Harry hasn’t ever had much of. He has a hard time saying no to John after one of these meals; John loves Harry too much to take advantage of this.
Every other day.
Harry’s often working on potions and crafting spells, resolutely not thinking about John because it’s not like his life revolves around the guy, geeze. He also ends up way too often on the streets being shot at and blowing things up. John doesn’t act any differently, except he might check his cellphone for updates more often. And he develops a very, very faint (only Gard and Hendricks notice it) twitch under one eye when the updates indicate yet another property set on fire.
They’re usually just “Harry” and “John.” But when Harry’s being particularly stubborn or prissy, John’ll pull out the “Mister Dresden,” drawling it out in a really irritating way. Sometimes, instead of being the refined Baron of Chicago that he grew to be, John will play at being the thug hidden in his past and Harry calls him Johnny. Handcuffs may or may not be involved. And Harry’s been known to tell John that he’s his favorite scumbag.
Harry gets really angry when John tries to pay more than half, which is why they eat at home more often than not.
It shouldn’t be a problem; John sleeps like the dead and Harry only steals the covers when he has nightmares. But Harry feels really guilty about stealing the blankets and somehow it turns into something that’s a huge deal. So John problem solves and they each have their own blanket.
Harry hates expensive things that obviously come from the mafia money, but for some reason John doesn’t understand, it’s ok if the money is put into remodeling the house they share or buying furniture. Things that John has been able to buy without triggering a huge fight: a california king bed, a high-pressure massaging shower head, giving one of the guest rooms entirely over to the cat Mister with a multi-level cat tower that takes up an entire wall, a giant custom-built dog house with actual running water for Mouse, and giving over the entire basement floor for Harry and Bob to work their magic. For John, Harry makes a variety of necklaces and bracelets with the strongest protection spells he has. He tries to play it off like it’s not a big deal, but Bob has spilled to John how much time and effort Harry puts into working the metal before even thinking about casting spells.
John kisses Harry first, but he maintains that it doesn’t count because he was extremely high off of a spiked drink and doesn’t actually remember it happening. Harry kisses him a few months later, after a lot of angst and confusion.
John’s plan was to indicate his interest to Harry, then step back and wait for the response— he’s guessed enough about Harry’s consent issues to know that Harry has to make the first actual move. The only problem is that Harry’s kind of a moron and completely oblivious, so he had no idea about John’s interest. At least, not until John’s roofied kiss, which was really not how John wanted this to go. He figures Harry’s within rights to refuse any kind of relationship and isn’t surprised when he doesn’t see Harry for a couple months. And then he’s ambushed with hotdogs outside of a courthouse and Harry eats his with a disgusting amount of mustard and there might be a discussion of feelings in a very roundabout way. Orgasms are soon to follow to repair their manliness.
John remembers everything. To the point of being a little creepy, which he is aware of and tries not to be obvious about it. Harry kind of likes being to focus of all that attention, though.
John knew they would only work if Harry was able to make the first move.
Harry swears a lot, fairly casually and when he’s mad. John only swears when he’s playing the bit of rough “Johnny” or when his baseball team is losing.
when Harry is sick or hurt, John makes his grandmothers chicken soup and homemade bread for Harry. When John gets sick, he and Harry end up cuddling a lot because it’s the only thing that makes him feel better. And Harry always knows when to cuddle somehow, even though John never feels like he can ask for it.
So there’s this Dresden Files Quiz/Fandom Meme that’s floating around tumblr. And I’ve been going through the Dresden Files tag trying to find this one picture…but I’m getting away from the point. One of the questions is “A pairing that you love”. And one person’s response had this:
While I’m inclined to Harry/Murphy too, they might work in the short term, but the long term, it just wouldn’t work. Harry’s meant … for bigger things, and Murphy’s just a mortal (even as badass as she is.)
Am I the only one who thinks that this misses one of the main points of the series? Namely, that you don’t have to have supernatural powers to make a difference. I don’t know, maybe it’s just the phrasing that bugs me. “Meant for bigger things, and Murphy’s just a mortal” just seems like a way of belittling Murphy’s importance to the series. I mean, even if they don’t hook up, they are still best friends. And the “meant for bigger things” bit makes it sound like Harry has no say in his romantic life, which bugs the hell out of me.
And I’d hardly call Murphy “just” a mortal. SHE ATTACKED AN OGRE (ok, he was a Sidhe lord in disguise) AND A PLANT MONSTER WITH A CHAINSAW. SHE KICKED VAMPIRE ASS WHILE PANTS-LESS. SHE SHOT A GIANT SUPER-WEREWOLF WITH SILVER BULLETS MADE FROM A PAIR OF EARRINGS.
And the real problem is that Harry/Murphy is a terrible ship because while they’re great friends, the things they want from relationships are mutually incompatible.
And Murphy could do a lot better than Harry, TBH.
Sad, but true. I love Harry to death but he’s so insane. You could say that Marcone is really the only person who deserves him, lol.
the….fuck….i hope this is just a cross over……because if i see dresden and watson slash i don’t know what i will do.
Just kidding. John/Harry would be weeeiiird and impossible. I’d consider John to be straighter than a ruler, and whatever Harry’s actual orientation is, his really crappy childhood (amongst other things) seems to have led him to idolize hetero-normative relationships.
My apologies to anyone who was traumatized at the sight of moe-kawaii-John-Watson.