marysutherland: (JHW B&W)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 12 (non-explicit slash)

This was inspired by Second Skin's Lestrade Lies and by Fengirl's Five Acts meme request for "sleeping and bedding themes". Her prompt reminded me how often in BBC Sherlock canon we see John Watson either asleep or just waking up.

Many thanks to Small Hobbit for betaing.

Set at the start of The Great Game.

Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. The detective must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man – Raymond Chandler, The Simple Art of Murder


There are doubtless meaner streets than those of Hoxton, now that gentrification is creeping in. )
marysutherland: (Rupert)
BBC Sherlock

Rating: PG

Summary: Lestrade may be baffled, but it'll all come out in the wash.

Inspired by Small Hobbit's The Bogus Laundry Affair

He is a big, powerful chap, clean-shaven, and very swarthy— something like Aldridge, who helped us in the bogus laundry affair. – Lestrade's letter to Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Cardboard Box.


"Surely it's obvious where the drugs were being distributed?" Sherlock announces, and Lestrade somehow doesn't yell at him. They found the body of Aldridge, the Drug Squad's informant, twelve hours ago, and Sherlock is his last hope.


"It can't be Forster Street," he says patiently. "Pub's been watched for a fortnight, and it's clean. Aldridge must have been stringing them along."


"Of course it's not the Ferret and Fudge," Sherlock exclaims, "Why would anyone think that? This was bulk distribution, Lestrade. The collectors had to be able to take substantial packages away unobtrusively. Which is why you should be investigating the Speedy Laundry Co at the other end of Forster Street."


"A bogus laundry company?"


"You'd be amazed at how much cocaine you can hide in a duvet cover." A frown from John, standing beside Sherlock. Bet he'll be checking 221B's airing cupboard when he gets home.


"It's possible," Lestrade tells Sherlock. "But we've got no evidence that Aldridge ever used the laundry."


"Haven't we? Describe the man."


"Big bloke, black hair, dark complexion–"


"–It wasn't a dark complexion, but ingrained grime," Sherlock breaks in. "You smell, but you do not observe. The dead man's body was filthy, yet his clothes reeked of fabric conditioner. We're looking for a murderer, Lestrade, who has access to large quantities of Lenor Summer Breeze."



Note: Small Hobbit has also now written a longer ACD case based on the reference: The Case of the Bogus Laundry.
marysutherland: (Mark Gatiss)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: What does Greg do after Mycroft's revelations?

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8.


Maybe Mycroft was like Lord Voldemort, and if you said his name he could track you down from that alone.  )
marysutherland: (Rupert)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: Greg's not quite as alone as he thought he was.

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7.

The next nasty surprise was the door-stepping.  )

Part 9
marysutherland: (Sherlock in uniform)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: If only Sherlock had co-operated, talked to Greg, things might have been different.

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

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


Sherlock had obviously decided to finish 2010 as he'd started it, by being a complete tosser. )

Part 8
marysutherland: (JHW B&W)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: Why had Greg spent so many years believing Sherlock could ever change?

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

The next time Greg saw Sherlock, it was because a plane had fallen out of the sky over Dusseldorf. )

Part 7
marysutherland: (Mary Sutherland)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: What should Greg do once he's out of the fogs of Devon?

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Alec's flat in Mutton Cove was cramped, but neat, full of photos of Dartmoor in all seasons. )

Part 6
marysutherland: (Rupert)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: When Greg gets a lungful of some weird gas during the Baskerville case it's not surprising that things get out of control...

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


It had been asking for trouble for Greg to say he was enjoying himself at The Cross Keys )

Part 5
marysutherland: (Sherlock and John)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: If he let this go, that was it, Greg knew. Every hold on Sherlock broken, if he covered this up...

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2


What fouled up a marriage, of course, wasn't always the known unknowns. )



Part 4
marysutherland: (Sherlock in uniform)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: Sherlock may be off drugs, but that doesn't make him easier for Lestrade to handle...

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1

Greg hadn't planned to spend Twelfth Night in a bar with an attractive man. )

Part 3
marysutherland: (Rupert)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: There's a simple reason why Lestrade puts up with Sherlock...

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Note: the timeline of this story reflects an attempt to make some sense of the mess that is Series 2 chronology, and was adapted from suggestions originally made by Mad Maudlin. She produced a timetable in which some of the events of Hounds and Fall took place during the whole year covered by Scandal. I've combined this with another suggestion (whose original source I can unfortunately no longer locate): that Hounds takes place before the Christmas party in Scandal, because Mrs Hudson's 'new dress' in Hounds is the one she's wearing then. In summary, this fic has the events of Hounds taking place in the summer of 2010, before Sherlock meets Irene. The significance of this will eventually be revealed...


Sometimes Greg couldn't help thinking it would have been better if he'd never met Sherlock Holmes )

Part 2
marysutherland: (Rupert)
BBC Sherlock

Rating: 12 (het)

Summary: DI Lestrade has a new case. How baffling will it be?

Note: I was re-reading ACD's The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor recently and Inspector Lestrade seemed particularly clueless in that case. I decided to make amends to his modern version.


When Lestrade heard that an American heiress had disappeared during her wedding reception in London, his first thought was a publicity stunt. Once he'd met Lord St. Simon, though, he was pretty certain that Hatty Doran had got cold feet just too late. Easier ways of picking up a title nowadays than marrying a moralising twerp.


He had to have the Serpentine dragged, of course, once they found the wedding dress, even though it was probably a decoy. If you wanted to drown someone in London, everyone knew that you used the Thames. Nothing conclusive in the text message left on Hatty's phone from "FHM". Hatty would surely know all about Flora Millar from the tabloids; unlikely she'd go off to meet St. Simon's former mistress only after she'd married him.


Next stop was tracing where the text had come from: mobile last used in a posh hotel in Northumberland Avenue. Bit more digging and Lestrade was playing a call on Francis H. Moulton. Only surprise was that he was Hatty's first husband, who'd supposedly been killed by guerrillas while mining gold in Colombia.


"Get back to the States as quick as you can," he told the pair, "before I have to arrest you for something. I can hold St. Simon for a few days, tell him Scotland Yard are baffled."

marysutherland: (Rupert)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 12 (violence, implicit slash)

Spoilers: minor for series 2

It was Fengirl's second LJ birthday last week. I thought she needed some wet!Lestrade to celebrate.


Sherlock comes back from the dead after three months, because he's an impatient bugger. Also because you can't haunt your own grave for long before a wily old copper gets suspicious. After he catches Sherlock, Lestrade gives him a clip round the ear. Well, it starts as that. It's remarkable what Sherlock's picked up from three months doing nothing but watching people in churchyards.

"Colonel Moran," Lestrade tells Sherlock much, much later. "At the Olympics. With the air-gun. He's out to revenge Moriarty. Mycroft's got intelligence that he's targeting Zara." He expects to have to explain Zara. He's not expecting that Sherlock's deleted the very idea of London 2012.

***

Lestrade also expects that chasing all round Greenwich Park will go wrong, and sure enough, who ends up in the drink at a cross-country water jump? The muddy figure that he and Sherlock drag from its position half under the fence is oddly familiar. Kitty Riley, desperate for a royal scoop to regain her place on the tabloid front pages.

Lestrade's phone rings when they're drying themselves out; he listens as Mycroft splutters about appalling breaches of security.

"Moran fooled us," he tells Sherlock. "His target was at the main park."

"A man's dead," Sherlock replies, puzzled. "I'm happy, but why are you smiling?"

"Moran chose his target well. He shot Boris."
marysutherland: (Mark Gatiss)

BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (swearing, implicit slash)

Summary: Greg's plan to win Mycroft is obviously illegal and stupid. Good job he's got some help...

Note: much of this chapter runs in parallel to the fic that inspired it (Second Skin's Persuasion), and may make more sense if read alongside it.

Betaed by the wonderful Small Hobbit.

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




One week, two weeks and no message from Mycroft. )

marysutherland: (Anthea)

BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (swearing, implicit slash)

Summary: Greg finds out what's happened to Irene Adler. And to Jim Moriarty.

This was inspired by Second Skin's Persuasion, and started off as a prequel and remix of that. It has ended up much, much longer...

Note: The chronology of Series 2 is notoriously dodgy. This fic assumes that Scandal takes place in April 2010-Summer 2011, Hounds in Summer 2011 and Fall in Spring-Summer 2012. There are spoilers for Scandal and Hounds in later parts.

Betaed by the wonderful Small Hobbit.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5


The divorce finally came through in May and Greg spent the night with John at 221B. )
marysutherland: (Rupert)

BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (swearing, implicit slash)

Summary: It hasn't been Greg's day, his week, his month or even his year.

This was inspired by Second Skin's Persuasion, and started off as a prequel and remix of that. It has ended up much, much longer...

Note: The chronology of Series 2 is notoriously dodgy. This fic assumes that Scandal takes place in April 2010-Summer 2011, Hounds in Summer 2011 and Fall in Spring-Summer 2012. There are spoilers for Scandal and Hounds in later parts.

Betaed by the wonderful Small Hobbit.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4



When Greg got to the nondescript cafe that the voice on the phone had given him as a rendezvous, he found Mycroft already there, drinking coffee with a pained expression on his face. )
marysutherland: (Sally)

BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (swearing, implicit slash)

Summary: Greg has Mycroft's number, but what will it take to make him phone it?

This was inspired by Second Skin's Persuasion, and started off as a prequel and remix of that. It has ended up much, much longer...

Note: The chronology of Series 2 is notoriously dodgy. This fic assumes that Scandal takes place in April 2010-Summer 2011, Hounds in Summer 2011 and Fall in Spring-Summer 2012. There are spoilers for Scandal and Hounds in later parts.

Betaed by the wonderful Small Hobbit.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


marysutherland: (Default)

BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (swearing, implicit slash)

Summary: Greg's off to the house of a suspected spy with Sherlock and Mycroft. The consequences are unexpected.

This was inspired by Second Skin's Persuasion, and started off as a prequel and remix of that. It has ended up much, much longer...

Note: The chronology of Series 2 is notoriously dodgy. This fic assumes that Scandal takes place in April 2010-Summer 2011, Hounds in Summer 2011 and Fall in Spring-Summer 2012.

Betaed by the wonderful Small Hobbit.

Part 1

Mycroft's car dropped them off a couple of streets away from Caulfield Gardens )
marysutherland: (Rupert)

BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (swearing, implicit slash)

Summary: Greg Lestrade is a very patient man. Just as well, when it's so hard to get together with Mycroft Holmes.

This was inspired by Second Skin's Persuasion, and started off as a prequel and remix of that. It has ended up much, much longer...

Note: The chronology of Series 2 is notoriously dodgy. This fic assumes that Scandal takes place in April 2010-Summer 2011, Hounds in Summer 2011 and Fall in Spring-Summer 2012.

Betaed by the wonderful Small Hobbit.



"You can't help who you fall for," Greg's Nan told him when he was sixteen. "You can help what you do about it." )
Part 2

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Jun. 8th, 2012 09:22 am
marysutherland: (JHW B&W)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 18 (explicit slash). Warning for dub-con.

Spoilers: minor for The Reichenbach Fall

Summary: Greg and John's attempts to trap Colonel Moran go horribly wrong.

Originally written for aridanes-string and a Five Acts Meme asking for "Fuck or Die". Betaed by the wonderful Zauzat.




Their plan to capture Colonel Moran had gone wrong, of course. )

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