marysutherland: (Sherlock and John)
BBC Sherlock fic

Rating 12 (gen, mild swearing and adult situations)

Summary: A French decathlete's had a breakdown, but Sherlock has a match-box that may explain it all.

Inspired by one of the cases mentioned in The Sign of Three.

Betaed by Small Hobbit.


The thing about Sherlock is that when he says something is "baffling" or "inexplicable," that often just means that he's already worked out 90% of what's happened, but is unduly bothered by the remaining 10% of the puzzle that still doesn't fit. )
marysutherland: (Mary Sutherland)
ACD Sherlock/Flanders and Swann crossover

Rating PG

Summary: Why does a strange case in a Sussex village leave Sherlock Holmes baffled?

For fengirl, with whom several months ago I discussed the possible existence of Sherlock/Flanders and Swann crossover fic.

"My dear Watson, your visit is opportune," Sherlock Holmes announced. )

For those who do not know the song inspiring this, it is Bedstead Men.
marysutherland: (Mark Gatiss)
BBC Sherlock

Rating: U

Summary: Mycroft's CCTV viewing has changed since Sherlock's death.

"They're saying it's lutramania," Anthea told John, as she handed him Mycroft's medical notes.


"Is that a diagnosis?" John replied, flicking through the file, "or a posh psychiatric way of saying 'there's something wrong but we don't know what'?"


"Some kind of fixation, they think. Mr Holmes' mind has become obsessed by a single idea."


"He was OK at Sherlock's funeral."


"That was before they found the CCTV footage from Barts," Anthea replied. "It was then that he finally seemed to realise that Sherlock was dead. He played the tape repeatedly. Then he started playing it backwards, so Sherlock would rise from the pavement and soar back up to the roof alive."


"Oh shit," John said. "That does sound bad."


"We were desperate to distract Mr Holmes," Anthea went on. "Sid Paget found something from a CCTV feed near Wapping, thought it might soothe him. Mr Holmes watched the clip forty-six times non-stop, and then demanded more footage. Said he had to find out what happened to the otter family, whether they were safe."


"Otters?"


"Otters. They've returned to a lot of rivers in England now. Including, apparently, the Thames."


"But why does Mycroft want to watch CCTV footage of otters?" John demanded.


"I asked him that," Anthea replied. "And all he said was that they reminded him of his brother."




Note: This was inspired by a recent episode of the BBC wildlife programme Springwatch which included CCTV footage of urban otters.
marysutherland: (Mary Sutherland)
ACD Sherlock/Dr Who crossover

Rating: U

Spoilers: for Series 7 of Dr Who

I still remember the one time I disconcerted both Holmes and his brother. They were sitting in the Diogenes Club studying mankind as usual, when a sunbaked man with greying hair strode past the window, laden with packages.

"Recently returned from South Africa," Sherlock announced. "Reunited with his lady love and buying her jewellery to make up for his absence."

"For his wife," Mycroft retorted. "A man of his looks wouldn't need something so expensive for a mere mistress. And the fellow's not being fighting Boers; his tread is that of a hunter, not a soldier."

"But his complexion–"

"East Indies rather than South Africa, I'd say. Note the curious tooth he wears as a talisman round his neck: no ordinary crocodile that, but an Oriental monster, surely."

"You're both wrong," I interjected. "The man's from East Africa and the jewellery boxes he carries contain riches intended for a foreign queen."

"How can you–" Mycroft began, but Sherlock interrupted.

"My friend has inside knowledge, I suspect. You know the gentleman, Watson?"

"I met him at the Travellers Club two nights ago," I said cheerfully. "His name is John Riddell and he had a yarn to tell rivalling the wildest tales of Professor Challenger. Indeed, of all the stories I have heard in my time, his is certainly the hardest to believe..."  

marysutherland: (Mark Gatiss)
BBC Sherlock

Rating: PG

Summary: Mycroft gets a nasty surprise when he visits John and Sherlock in Sussex.

Crack fic written for archea2's Not-Porn Porn Fest



John had expected the bees when they retired to Sussex. He hadn't expected the compost. Though Sherlock had always been fascinated by decomposition, and the scientific analysis of rotting vegetation was surely better than having disintegrating thumbs in the fridge.

Sherlock was out in the garden now, carefully sorting yesterday's leftovers. John knew better than to interfere; he still hadn't been forgiven for putting orange peel in the wormery. So when the door-bell rang, it was him faced with Mycroft.

He wished yet again that the Secret Service had let Mycroft go after William V's little accident, but no-one in the public sector was allowed to retire before eighty now. So here was Mycroft boring on about the latest defence disaster: someone had walked off with a vital part of Britain's latest submarine.

"It was a chip," Mycroft said. "They swallowed it." John's eyebrows rose. "A silicon chip. My experts assure me some information may be recoverable by the thief even after throughput."

"Sherlock won't take the case," John told him. "You know he's retired for good."

"I'm sure I can persuade him," Mycroft said smugly, heading out into the garden.

John watched and waited, smiling. A smile that turned into a grin as he saw Mycroft retreating shortly afterwards, beaten back by an accurately thrown volley of slightly-used tea bags.

marysutherland: (JHW B&W)
BBC Sherlock

Rating: 18 (slash)

Spoilers: For The Reichenbach Fall

A sequel to There May Be Trouble Ahead, Before They Ask Us to Pay the Bill and While We Still Have the Chance.
Betated by the ever wonderful Blooms84.

Part 1, Part 2

Summary: Sherlock's dead, but John's still alive and kicking.


A week later John finally makes himself read the newspapers )

marysutherland: (Sherlock and John)

BBC Sherlock

Rating 12+ (depending on your imagination)

Spoilers: Minor for Scandal in Belgravia. Inspired by a comment by Shoudboverthis.

"You're pick-pocketing Lestrade's phone now?" John said, when Sherlock gleefully produced it.

"He was being particularly irritating today."

"Well, maybe he's in a bad mood because his marriage has recently broken down, which would piss off anybody. And especially leave him feeling pissed-off with the person who's been providing a tactless running commentary on the disintegration of said marriage for months."

"But do you know why I pick-pocketed his phone now?"

"Because you're a git. A very clever git, but still a git." That was an easy deduction.

"To see what he's been saying to Mycroft."

John's jaw dropped. "Do I want to know?"

"Mycroft's been lusting after Lestrade for years. Now he's available, he'll try and make a move. I want to hear him being rebuffed." Sherlock opened the phone and started scrolling through the folders on it. Then his jaw dropped.

"I take it, then, Mycroft hasn't been rebuffed," John said eventually.

"There are photos of them together doing... things. I think my brain may be broken."

"Let's have a look," said John, and Sherlock handed the phone over. "Oh, that's not so bad, as long as you're careful. Done that sort of thing myself, actually."

"You have?" Sherlock demanded, in horror.

"Yeah, though you'd obviously have to be even more careful if you did it with another bloke."

marysutherland: (Sally)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (implicit slash, major character death, swearing, angst)

Summary: John's last hope of clearing Sherlock's name for Mycroft's murder is Anderson.

Betaed by the wonderful Warriorbot

Part 1, Part 2


"I don't know what the Kriminaltechnische Dienst think they're doing," Anderson complained, when he finally turned up at the cafe where he'd arranged to meet Sally and John. )
marysutherland: (Sherlock and John)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (implicit slash, major character death, swearing, angst)

Summary: Sherlock has killed Mycroft. Allegedly.

Betaed by the wonderful Warriorbot

Part 1, Part 3

"I'm going to clear your name," John told Sherlock, as they sat in the cramped, messy police cell.  )
marysutherland: (Sherlock and John)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (implicit slash, major character death, swearing, angst)

Note: I’m assuming that Series 2 will end with Sherlock’s supposed death at Reichenbach, after which he will then eventually return.

Summary: a trip to Switzerland goes horribly wrong for Mycroft and Sherlock

Betaed by the wonderful Warriorbot

Part 2, Part 3


Afterwards, John wondered if it had been a premonition or just common sense that got him panicking about Sherlock's trip.  )
marysutherland: (Stamford)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 18 (whole fic): slash, mental health issues, vomiting.

AU body-swap fic, set mainly during "A Study in Pink". Inspired by the Martin Freeman/Rachael Stirling comedy drama Boy meets Girl.

Betaed by kalypso_v, queen of the comma.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 8

John and Mike may have got together, but there are few more surprises still in store...


By the evening, of course, John knows that sleeping with Mike is bound to be a disaster.  )
 
marysutherland: (Stamford)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 18 (whole fic): slash, mental health issues, vomiting.

AU body-swap fic, set mainly during "A Study in Pink". Inspired by the Martin Freeman/Rachael Stirling comedy drama Boy meets Girl.

Betaed by kalypso_v, queen of the comma.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 7, Part 8



That afternoon at the clinic, John's therapy session is with Donna King, who's at once his favourite member of staff, and the most dangerous. )
 
marysutherland: (JHW B&W)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 18 (whole fic): slash, mental health issues, vomiting.

AU body-swap fic, set mainly during "A Study in Pink". Inspired by the Martin Freeman/Rachael Stirling comedy drama Boy meets Girl.

Betaed by kalypso_v, queen of the comma.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8

John is collapsed hopelessly in bed on the day – whatever day it is – that Mike comes back to the clinic. )
marysutherland: (JHW B&W)
BC Sherlock

Rating 18 (whole fic): slash, mental health issues, vomiting.

AU body-swap fic, set mainly during "A Study in Pink". Inspired by the Martin Freeman/Rachael Stirling comedy drama Boy meets Girl.

Betaed by kalypso_v, queen of the comma.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8

John has a horrible surprise...

The first time John wakes up he's in a hospital room )
marysutherland: (Default)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 12 (violence)

Summary: AU version of A Study in Pink. Inspired by an old The Game is On challenge to make one change to canon.

Betaed by ariadnes string



John Watson’s impulsiveness had got him into trouble before, but he couldn’t regret choosing to work with Holmes, or becoming his friend.  )

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