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This story fills another square on my card for the [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fest. It's the first crossover that I've done for the card. Begin with Part 1.

Fandom: BBC Sherlock and Original (Schrodinger's Heroes)
Prompt: Getting away from it all
Medium: Fiction
Summary: Morgan sneaks away from the rest of Schrodinger's Heroes. Sherlock sneaks away from John. Their paths cross in the same bar -- and they discover that they're both there to drown very similar memories of the same person.
Content Notes: Spoilers for BBC Sherlock Season 2. Flangst. Questionable use of alcohol to deal with personal problems. Sloppy, funny drunks. Oblique references to violence, manipulation, and other mayhem. Happy ending.


"THE Woman" Part 2

"The woman kidnapped John once," Sherlock said. "Not something I usually forgive."

"Who's John?" Morgan asked.

"My flatmate. Best friend. Only  friend, really," Sherlock said. "Or he was. I loved the way he would always listen  to me. I'm still disappointed that he got himself kidnapped by a woman, even THE woman."

"How'd she manage that?" Morgan said.

"Sent an unmarked car for him, and he just got in like the imbecile   he is," Sherlock said. "Mycroft is always doing that to John, and it gives John bad habits." His mouth twisted. "My brother gives everyone   bad habits."

"Unmarked cars always mean trouble," Morgan agreed.

* * *

"Alex has this ... superconducting supercollider," Morgan enunciated carefully. "Teflon Teferact. Tef. So when her   Morgan died -- also a woman, by the way --"

"Isn't it always," Sherlock said, listing to the side. "What's this Tef do? Does it explode? I like explosions."

"Not usually," Morgan said. "It moves things, people, from one dimension to another. I wasn't here when it started, that was core!Morgan herself. Some guys came through chasing a fugitive supervillain, ran off into the desert, never heard from 'em again. Freaky shit."

"No wonder Moriarty seemed to come out of nowhere," Sherlock muttered. "He actually did."

* * *

"An' she ... an' she faked her death. Twice,"  Sherlock said. "Second time I helped, though. Gave me ideas I should ... not ... have ushed. Used."

"That shounds bad," Morgan said.

"I doubt John will ever forgive me," said Sherlock.

"For cheating on him with a woman? THE woman?" Morgan said. "If he's met her, he'll forgive you."

"For faking my death," Sherlock said softly.

"Oh. Yeah. You might have a real problem there," Morgan said. Then he shook his head. "Nah, if he loves you, he won't leave you. Way you talk story, John loves you. You're 'ohana, yeah? He'll track you down once he gets over it, just so he can give you stinkeye for scaring him out of his wits."

Sherlock poked a long, thin straw at the seven colorful bands of liquid in his current drink. "It's the alcohol content," he said thoughtfully.

"No, it's the specific gravity,"  Morgan said, sipping at his own Nuclear Rainbow. "Some of those laysh ... layers  are mixed, not right from the bottle. Sugar and fruit juice and stuff. An' den it's surface tension, you saw him pouring over the spoon."

Sherlock brightened. "You unnerstand  me," he said. "I think I love you."

* * *

Sherlock's lanky frame had gradually slumped onto the bar. Now he lay with one cheek pressed against the smooth wood, surrounded by the remnants of his last drink. "S'your turn," he said.

"Thash it, really. Sh'dumped me," Morgan said. He placed one finger carefully on a melting ice cube and skated it across the bar. "Then Alex came an' shaid, their Morgan got killed in a car axe--axe--uh, wreck. I w'sho broken up, I lef' my home dimension."

"You win," Sherlock mumbled into a puddle of scotch.

-----

References

Morgan uses Hawaiian slang ...

an' den -- and then.  Can be a continuation, as here; or a general inquiry ("what's up?") or remark of boredom.

'ohana -- family (spanning family of birth, family of marriage, and family of choice).  " 'Ohana  means family; and family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten."

stinkeye -- a glare, a dirty look, the hairy eyeball.

talk story -- converse, share news; in this context, "the way you tell it."


[To be continued in Part 3 ...]

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