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Title: The Land of the Living
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Word Count: 5827
Characters: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: angst, suicide ideation

Summary: Empty House AU. Watson recognized Holmes in his bookseller's disguise, but it wasn't the first time he had seen him since returning from Reichenbach Falls. He was determined to ensure that it was the last time, however, no matter how much he wished otherwise.

Author's notes: This is an AU blend of both canon and Granada's versions of The Empty House, a remix of sorts of Timing, a terrific piece by [livejournal.com profile] random_nexus, combined with a lovely prompt from the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b (who also did a spectacular job as beta/midwife -- thank you!).

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A small appreciation for such a fine actor:

Edward Hardwicke was truly a brilliant Watson. Inheriting the excellent base left him by David Burke, Hardwicke created a Watson who was clever, brave and talented. He was a worthy and necessary partner to his Holmes, capable of saving lives (often their own), tackling villains when it was required (either with his rugby skills or his crack shot ability), and providing both fresh clues and a useful sounding board for his detective.

After decades of Watson's portrayal as a bumbling fool in the cultural consciousness, this was a breath of fresh air and so much truer to the source material, something Jeremy Brett valued highly. Later on in the series, when Brett's health was failing, Hardwicke stepped up even more. His Watson took on a larger role in their cases; he was more physical and involved. Edward Hardwicke took the role far beyond that of the simple loyal biographer Watson had been imagined to be for so long. His adaptation of one of the most remarkable characters in fiction remains indelible and lives on, for generations of admirers of the Great Detective and his Doctor to discover and treasure. He will be deeply missed and his memory deservedly honored.
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Title: Returning
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer
Word Count: 1369
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Rating: PG
Warnings/genres: Angst, references to character death
Summary: Post-Reichenbach, Watson returns to their rooms at 221B to discover what remains and what is missing.
Author's notes: This is a Granada-verse story, based on that version of "The Final Problem" (making the story somewhat non-canon-compliant, my apologies). The episode is viewable on YouTube or Netflix Instant Watch. It also resides in the same universe as my previous Granada piece, Adagio for Violin. Many thanks to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] rat_chan for the divine prompt!

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Title: Adagio for Violin
Author: spacemutineer
Word Count: 861
Characters: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/genres: UST, angst
Summary: The violin is a conduit, his form of expression for what cannot be said.
Author's notes: This is a Granada-verse story and was inspired by Adagio for Tron by Daft Punk from the Tron Legacy soundtrack. It is an exquisite piece and I couldn't help imagining Holmes playing it silhouetted against the window of their sitting room at night, particularly the beautiful violin solo at the end (about 3:07 in the YT video).

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Title: One Word
Author: spacemutineer
Word Count: 100
Prompt: none
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Rating: G
Warnings/genres: none
Author's notes: This is Jeremy Brett's Holmes all the way. Of course, if I'm writing it, it always is.


I have never stopped wondering what it is he sees when he is at work. Arrested in thought, he is an elegant statue of stone and smoke, a sculpted gargoyle perched delicately but immovably on a parlor chair. He stares into the middle distance, rubs his hands together as if they were made of the smoothest silk and finds what he is after. The answer, the solution, the thread that binds the problem into a beautifully wrapped gift to be bestowed upon the world. With it, his grey eyes flash and I receive the one word I have awaited.

“Watson!”


Thank you for reading! Your comments are always greatly appreciated. If you like, you can read more here at my master fic list.

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