2 Works in Episode: s02e11 Forging Bonds
15 Dec 2011
Twenty-year-old Sherlock Holmes may have many reasons for living rough on the streets of London, but if he thought it would expose him to a less predictable variety of humankind, he had been sorely disappointed — until the day he encounters charming American visitor Neal Caffrey. Unravelling why Neal's sterling mannerisms don't quite mesh with his counterfeit style might be even more exhilarating for Sherlock than combining their talents to escape a spot of international trouble. The two young men teach each other many things during their adventure — including subtle lessons that take some time to sink in.
He pulled off his gloves and proffered a handshake, needing as much information as he could get on this sleek patchwork of a gentleman before he offered an answer — Sherlock was enthralled by the way the man's conscious lies and inadvertent truths almost fit together, but not quite; near-invisible seams burnished by careful attention, like the repairs to a cherished heirloom.
Canon AU: Peter Burke is the secretly gay FBI agent, Elizabeth is the best friend he married to avoid the prejudice in the Bureau, and Neal Caffrey is the con man he just can't get out of his head. Follows the basic plots laid out by the series.