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  1. Public Bookmark 18

    Summary

    This is a group of interlinked short stories (most between 2000 and 7000 words) which tell the story of how Holmes and Watson really came to be separated at the Reichenbach Falls, and how they found each other again. Each story is in the form of a document--a letter, a journal, a surveillance report, an affidavit, etc.--which is linked to one or more ACD canon tales, and which tells us something about that story that was changed or suppressed in Watson's published account of it. Holmes/Watson, with glimpses of other relationships. Only one story ("The Boy in the Boat," which is f/f) is rated M. Everything else is T.

    ACD canon stories that inspired "Missing Pages" include: The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Sign of Four, "The Final Problem," "The Empty House," "The Naval Treaty," "The Greek Interpreter," "The Gloria Scott," "The Noble Bachelor," "The Copper Beeches," "The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax," "The Devil's Foot," "The Illustrious Client."

    Many stories work as stand-alones. If you want the whole arc, just read them in the order in which they are posted. Either way you slice it, I hope you enjoy!

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    13 May 2018

  2. Public Bookmark 17

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    John's not really big on Christmas; and this year, the first after Mary's death, he's not feeling it. Everyone's away, Sherlock's on a case--alone--and Rosie's asleep. But that's all right. He's fine. He'll just have a quiet Christmas Eve by himself, drinking in front of the telly.

    Only out there in time and space, there's another Doctor who thinks that sounds like the saddest thing ever. And she's going to do something about it.

    Thirteen takes John on a whirlwind tour of Christmases past and future. The more he learns about this time travel thing, the more John starts to wonder: how did his current timeline become...what it is? And might these alternatives hold the key to a less miserable present, and maybe a brighter future?
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    This is a fix-it for series 4 of Sherlock. I have tried to include enough information about the Doctor Who universe so that the story works even for people who don't watch the show. This is definitely a continuation of the series, but I've also tried to make it work for new readers.

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    Chapters:
    8/8
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    01 Jan 2018

  3. Public Bookmark 21

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    Years after Mary melted into the darkness, John and Sherlock are at their wits' end. Rachel Watson, aged nine, is about as difficult as you might expect a child raised by Sherlock Holmes and John Watson to be. But life is no picnic for Rachel, either. John won't even talk about her mother; and ever since Uncle Mycroft was assassinated, Sherlock just hasn't been himself. It doesn't help that the British government is in the hands of a gang of corrupt criminals. John finally decides that the right boarding school might give Rachel the structure she seems to need. It's not until Rachel disappears that he and Sherlock realize that someone else has had the same idea.
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    "Prior Engagements" works as a stand-alone story, but it is also a sequel to my post-S3 fixit, "Law Like Love." It takes place about nine years after "His Last Vow," but it is non-canon compliant and written as if S4 never happened. Mary's still alive, Mycroft's not, Redbeard really was a dog, and Eurus does not exist. Baby Watson's name is Rachel and not Rosamund Mary.

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    27/27
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    24 May 2017