Sherlock doesn't hold any love for his omega status. However, that doesn't stop him from going undercover and joining on online dating site to try and find the person responsible for a string of vicious omega homicides.
It should have been easy, open and shut.
He just didn't expect to meet an alpha named John Watson.
And enter the six steps of courtship.
- Part 1 of First Steps
Takes place two weeks after the end of Six Steps of Courtship. Sherlock and John get some surprising/happy/deeply stressful news and decide that Sherlock will have to take a break from crime solving once his 'delicate condition renders him useless.' They decide to: sneak in a high profile case before then... which gets a bit more complicated than they planned, to just 'take a look' at this smuggling ring business (What could go wrong?), all while trying to get through the five steps of nesting, which play with Sherlock's instincts and turn him into a madman of snuggling and cleaning.
John is understandably tired.
(Slight parallel to the Blind Banker. The cases jump all over the place in the first few chapters, but it all resolves, please be patient.)
(Follows their second pregnancy from eight weeks to delivery. It is an enormous pile of fluff and parenting and poor life decisions that work out anyway. If you have a sweet tooth, or are in the mood for lighthearted antics, enjoy.)
- Part 2 of First Steps
Sometimes Sherlock and John can't get a sitter while there's a case on. John doesn't mind watching the pups alone, but there's no shame in seeking some help from a parenting book. Maybe.
- Part 3 of First Steps