Dom leans down over the couch and picks his son up, James' warm, tired limbs falling over his chest, small head resting on Dom's shoulder, the soft blonde curls tickling his cheek and hot puffs of air warm against his neck.
Phillipa leans against his leg tiredly, her hand drifting up to her mouth and thumb slipping between her lips as he leads them up to the bedroom, pushing her gently towards her bed before flipping the cover off James' and setting him down on the cold sheets.
James mumbles nonsense, curls up in a body heat conserving ball and Dom tucks the covers around him, smooths his sweaty curls away from his forehead, eyes travelling over the perfect curve of his cheek, the smooth roundness of closed eyelids.
Then he walks over to where Phillipa has fallen over the bed covers, too tired to pull them off properly. She leans against his chest as he pulls her up to sitting position, brings the covers round then tucks her back in. Her little hand reaches out to catch at his shirt, pulling him down, and he settles his long legs on top of the covers, curls his arm around her and lets her tuck her head under his chin. He stays until he can feel her breathing level out, her thumb falling from her mouth to lie wetly on the pillow.
He untangles his arm from under her head carefully and slips out of he room, pulling the door almost shut. Leaves the hall light on and yawns as he descends the stairs. Running his hand thorough his hair, already sticking up oddly from where it was pressed against Phillipa's pillow.
**Meta on the Bechdel test, writing female characters by hradzka
Family's driving me up the wall atm and plus travelling, I'm a little on edge, so I went and watched Humming
by greensilver and Untitled 221
. They have to be watched together. They do. Even if the makers didn't know it when they made them. IT IS FACT. (Also I love bendtothesun's header, it is adorkable).
They aren't quite a pick me up, it can be a bittersweet sort of pairing really, but lovely nonetheless. I want to immerse myself in Sherlock fandom now.
ALSO. Did you know the first site that appears when you type veni vidi vids into google is a porn site? YES I clicked without checking. NO that was not what I wanted to see.