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Title: The Adventure of the Bridegroom's Photograph
Recipient: [ profile] inamac
Author: [ profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, various OCs and historical people
Word Count: ~6600
Warnings: ACD-esque historical distortion, discussion of illness/death
Summary: There is more than one secret to be revealed when a young man comes to Holmes and Watson with a keepsake and a question.
Beta thanks: to [ profile] tweedisgood, always a treasure
Notes: Written for the spring 2015 round of [ profile] acd_holmesfest. [ profile] inamac asked for a historical mystery with an emphasis on detection, and I tried my very best with my first ever case-fic. See end for notes on the real mystery, what I changed, and how it differs from ACD's solution – and he had one!

I came to Baker Street often in that late spring of 1890 for that strange, sweet respite of chaos... )
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Title: Readers
Author: [ profile] spacemutineer
Rating: G
Warnings: angst
Word Count: 2750
Beta Thanks: [ profile] tweedisgood, who is wonderful, encouraging, and absolutely irreplaceable.
Author's Notes: Written for [ profile] stellinia in the Autumn 2014 [ profile] acd_holmesfest exchange.
Summary: In the retirement years, when Watson is "beyond my ken" as Holmes describes it, the author struggles to maintain connection with his readers.

He blamed me, of course, but what else was he to do? )
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Title: The Fourth Time Asking
Author: [ profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: drugs, angst, established relationship
Word Count: 221B
Author's Notes: Written in honor of 4-timer [ profile] garonne for the Spring 2014 [ profile] acd_holmesfest exchange on the theme "the fourth time".
Summary: Every time he was caught, Holmes thought Watson would never agree to his sarcastic prodding in response. It took only four attempts to be proven wrong.

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Title: The One Fixed Point
Author: [ profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG
Warnings: angst, discussion of death and drugs, ACD canon-esque fantastical elements
Word Count: ~7000
Author's Notes: Written for [ profile] colebaltblue for the Autumn 2013 [ profile] acd_holmesfest exchange.
Summary: Long into retirement and after yet another extended absence, Sherlock Holmes comes to visit a convalescent Watson with an unexpected question and a most unusual offer.
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Title: Uncontrolled Variables
Author: [ profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Self-harm, violence, h/c
Word Count: ~2000
Summary: Not ever variable can be controlled.
Author's Note: Written for this prompt about Sherlock's experiment with John and the fear drug in the laboratory in the episode The Hounds of Baskerville:

John reacts very badly to the drug. Maybe he’s allergic, or maybe his PTSD is a factor. He flashes back to Afghanistan or has some kind of full-blown Devil’s Foot hallucination: something that makes Sherlock feel guilty for (he believes) exposing John to it.
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Title: Matter
Author: [ profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: death
Word Count: 172
Author's Notes: My first BBC fic, actually, and my first prompt fill in a very long time.
Prompt: from comment-fic: Sherlock BBC, John / or + Sherlock, AU, John makes a bargain with a demon or the devil. In exchange for his own soul Sherlock will be resurrected from the grave.

"I have to see it," he says.

He's out the door before John can stop him.

Down in the morgue, he finally pauses his furious motion, his hand clamped on the drawer. He pauses, but only for the space of a single living heartbeat.

The drawer slides open with a high metallic squeal. Sherlock's body, the other one, the dead one, lies motionless, staring at the cheap industrial ceiling tiles with its empty glass eyes. The bullet hole in the center of its bare white chest looks so much smaller now than the first time John saw it.

"How?" Sherlock says, his face up close to the corpse, his hands with their delicate blue veins dancing over it, examining it for any explanation. All he finds instead are questions. "Who is this? What is this? I don't understand. John, how did you do this? What have you done?"

Sherlock blinks at him. And breathes. And shakes. And lives.

"It doesn't matter anymore, Sherlock. It doesn't matter anymore."
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Title: Climb and Fall
Author: [ profile] spacemutineer
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A canon-based missing scene from The Final Problem. After Moriarty's demise at Reichenbach, Holmes risks his life to end his life only to find himself haunted by the dead and the living once he succeeds.
Warnings: angst, canonical character death
Word Count: 796
Author's Notes: This piece is actually the second part of a prompt fill about Reichenbach and its immediate aftermath (the first was Zoetrope), but it stands up fine by itself. We're still not at the train quite yet, [ profile] methylviolet10b, but we're chugging along. Sorry for the world's slowest fill. (I'm working on that speed thing, really I am...)

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Title: Kindling
Author: [ profile] spacemutineer
Word Count: 1562
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: angst, voyeurism without consent
Prompt: from the kmeme
Author's notes: Unbetaed, my apologies. And wow, this is not my usual thing at all. I'm not quite sure where it came from, as the prompt was not even close to my usual either. But here it is.
Summary: If the existence of a lover for Watson was obvious and unsurprising, discovering Watson’s newfound partner was in fact a man came as a bolt of lightning from the open sky.

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