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  1. Summary

    Conversations. Relationships. A study in moments.

    Not necessarily related. Each story should be able to stand on its own.

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    Liberal arts AU. Sherlock Holmes is a reclusive literary writer in need of a flatmate after burning through his latest book advance, John Watson is midway through a PhD in art history.

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    09 May 2021

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    John refused to believe that Sherlock, of all people, could have simply missed his soulmate.

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    "Look at these photographs," I said, gesturing to the wall of crop circles. "What do you observe?"

    "Crop circles," John replied.

    "Obvious. What else?"

    "Are...are those intestines surrounding them?"

    "Yes. The majority are bovine and ovine in origin. The farmers who have acquired these crop circles in their fields have also had a tenth of their livestock murdered and arranged thus."

    "Why?" John said, presumably in a rhetorical fashion.

    I detest rhetorical questions. "That is what I must find out, John."

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    11 Mar 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 60

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    The life that Sherlock and John have together is rather unusual. Sometimes they lounge about the flat with their daughter. Sometimes they flee for their lives from a band of organ-harvesting criminals. Sometimes they shag. Sometimes Sherlock insists upon arguing with John about the Monty Hall problem for weeks on end. Somehow, they love each other. Somehow, it all works.

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    21 Feb 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 6

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    (You had promised your life. You had promised your death. You’d given it once, given every inch of your skin to be tortured, given every cell of your heart to burn so you could shake Moriarty’s hand in Hell while others lived. You’d tried to give it again, tried to draw the line of fire with agitation. Tried to keep her from Mary by keeping her on you. You’d seen it and understood it and lived it from the moment her finger twitched and the bullet left the barrel. But Mary…she’d understood it too. Kindness and cruelty. I think we’re even now, she’d said in her husband’s arms. You hadn’t wanted even. You’d wanted John’s happiness, no matter the cost, no matter you or drugs or death or pain or torture. You’d weighed yourself against Mary Watson, and John had found you lacking so you picked. You picked death and she stole it from you.)

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    The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, after all. It just so happens to be lined with self-destruction.

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    26 Jan 2021