January 31st, 2011

sherlock holmes, mad bad and dangerous to know, keepers of london, sherlock and john

Bricoleur 1/4 (Sherlock Big Bang fic - COMPLETE - Mostly Gen, R, 20K)

Hi, everybody!

Some time ago, I decided I would write a fic for sherlockbigbang, and wanted to use one of the canon stories as a foundation. I thought "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton" would be especially fascinating to update and make into a more personal story, so that's what I did. 20K, rated R.

As with almost all of my fics in this fandom, it's a love story between straight John and asexual Sherlock. I'd call it gen with a side of slash (Harry/Clara); Lestrade, Mrs. Hudson, and Charles Augustus Milverton also play significant roles. As does Sherlock in disguise.

A few quick notes before you start the story: Vee (OFC) is Lestrade's wife - I had wanted to write a story featuring her and John becoming friends, but couldn't manage it before this bigbang posting. I'd still like to write it soonish. There's one tiny reference to Veronica Mars in here and another to Dorothy Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane novels. Points to anyone who identifies them!

Many, many thanks are due to three extraordinary betas and Britpickers, all of whom were extremely busy but took the time to help me anyway: oxoniensis, kate_lear, and _doodle. Cheers, lovelies!

And adoration to y0do and ptelefolone for the gorgeous art they created for this story! You won't believe what they come up with. (Direct link to y0do's art here.)

(Remix by lavvyan: "Bricoleur (the DIY remix)")

A loose retelling of "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton" in which Harry, newly separated and struggling to get sober, is the one who's being blackmailed for a drunken hit-and-run. John needs Sherlock to solve the case, but not if he's going to prove Harry's guilty. Set a few months after "The Great Game," while the boys are still recovering. ("Bricoleur" means "one who uses all that he has to do what he has to do.")

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