Moonlit_Water



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    As Mycroft reviews the footage from Culverton Smith's morgue, he revisits his original question: whether John Watson would be the making of his brother, or make him worse than ever. He's come to a conclusion, but decides to give John one last chance. So he gives him a choice.

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    The door of their flat thumps shut behind them. John slides the deadbolt home, and for some reason the rasp and click of it is loud in Sherlock’s ears.

    “Turn to face me,” John says in the hallway, his words brooking no dissent.

    Sherlock does.

    John reaches up, tugging Sherlock’s coat free from his shoulders, sliding it down off his arms and tossing it carelessly aside. He places his hand on the centre of Sherlock’s chest, very deliberately, and pushes him slowly but insistently against the wall.

    “Do you know what I have to do?” John asks. His hand anchors Sherlock against the wall, not with force but with undeniable authority, and it makes Sherlock feel like a captured specimen of some sort, pinned and mounted for John’s inspection.

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    August 1994: These are John Watson's last summer holidays. It's his first trip abroad in ages, and the first one without his parents -- three weeks on a camping site at the French Atlantic Coast, together with Harry and her girlfriend. It's swimming and hanging around at the beach, red wine in the evening and sleeping in. Until a dark-haired boy at John's age puts up his tent a few feet away from him and changes everything.

    This fic is beta'ed by the incredible, madly helpful @green_violin_bow and by my lovely, patient and ever-inspiring @ennisnovember; wonderful @sincewhendoyoucallme_john supported me when I was working on the first chapters. The drawing in the cover art was made by the amazingly talented @zigster. It's an honour to work with you and I'm deeply grateful. <3

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    In 1923, Dr John Watson is on trial for the murder of his lover, Mary Morstan, a writer of popular mysteries. If convicted, he will hang. Sherlock Holmes sets out to prove his innocence, but finds himself more and more infatuated with the handsome doctor, and deeper and deeper inside the bohemian world of London's painters, playwrights, and poets. Will he uncover the evidence needed to acquit him in time?

    Excerpt: "Watching the man’s stoic expression from the side, I began to recognise that this was not just another puzzle to stave off my boredom. I had not often been in romantic relationships, and certainly did not believe that a person could fall in love with another person across a room, just by looking at them. But when I saw the light glinting off his hair, the look of patient fortitude on his face, and knew the effort it must be costing him to maintain his composure, I felt that I could not let him die. John Watson had to be saved, and some fate had brought me here to do just that."

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    07 Jun 2020

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    "For a second, I allow myself to remember teaching John how to waltz. There is a special room in my mind palace for it. A big one, with a proper parquet dance floor. For a second, I go there. I remember holding him, closer than the World Dance Council asks for, excusing it with the fact that we are training for a wedding, not for a competition. For a second, I feel his hand on mine again, smell his sweat, hear the song we used. For a second, I allow myself to love him deeply. For a second, only a second, that love reflects on my face."

    Fix-it for S3, starting at the end of TSoT. Written from Sherlock's POV.

    If you like to see Mary as one of the good guys, you might want to stop reading right here.

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