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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, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

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 5

John blinked at her, and almost missed his cue to lift Sherlock off the barstool. They stumbled a bit and then found their balance. John wasn't used to people being this ... just this. They were smart, they were tolerant, and they were taking in stride things that half of London had balked over or simply misinterpreted. "Right," John said, and then, "Oh, bollocks, I forgot to call us a taxi."

Ash led them outside to a minivan. "Don't worry about it," she said. "We'll gladly drop you off wherever you're staying."

"I've no idea, actually," John admitted. "Sherlock may have booked a room, but ..." Sherlock was drooling on John's shirt, plainly in no condition to divulge the location of whatever lodging he may or may not have acquired.

"You two can spend the night with us, then," Ash invited. "We have plenty of spare room."

John nodded, grateful for the solution. "That'll do, thanks," he said. Ahead of them, Chris and Pat carefully folded Morgan into the minivan. John eyed the seat behind, trying to figure out the best way of getting Sherlock into it.

"You climb in first, then I'll hand Sherlock up to you," Ash suggested.

So John climbed in, and together they lifted Sherlock into the seat. Ash gently tucked the long legs in next to John and fastened the seatbelt over Sherlock, before hopping in herself. John narrowed his eyes at her. "You've done this before," he observed. "Morgan get drunk often?"

"Once in a while, on a bad day," Ash said. "I grew up on a reservation. You do the math."

Well. He'd heard stories, anyway. He wasn't going to go into that, with Sherlock falling asleep on him and Ash watching them both. But Ash was moving right along with observations of her own.

"So you were a combat medic, huh? We don't see many of those. Kay will be thrilled to meet you," she said. The motor rumbled, and the minivan rolled out of the parking lot.

"Now how in the world did you know that?" John asked. If there was another consulting detective in the world, Sherlock would be outraged.

Ash just shrugged. "I saw you scanning the doors in the bar, that pattern says military; but your reflexes aren't hair-trigger anymore, so ex-military," she said. Her gaze flicked down to John's lap. "Then you gave your title when you called, and also you haven't taken your hand off your friend's pulse point since we got here. You're used to monitoring people in the field like a medic does."

John dropped his gaze, and yes, he did have his fingers wrapped around Sherlock's wrist. He couldn't even recall when he'd done that, but the metronome held steady in his memory, so he'd been doing it a while. "That's brilliant," he said, because it was, and because he missed it. He and Sherlock have been going through a rough patch off and on ever since they left England, ever since Reichenbach really. Yet here were several people who, whether or not they turned out to share Sherlock's supreme intellect, at least saw what they were looking at.

"So what brings you out here?" Ash asked.

John kept his gaze on Sherlock's hand, limp and trusting under his fingers. "Him," John said.

"In that case, welcome to Texas, watch his step," Ash said. At that moment, the minivan hit a pothole. Ash and John braced Sherlock between them to keep him from bouncing around, Ash with a hand on his knees and John cradling Sherlock's head against his own shoulder. Sherlock didn't even wake up this time, which told John that the highly reliable computer between Sherlock's ears had rated Ash as safe. In the seat ahead of them, Chris murmured that Morgan was fine but admonished Pat to avoid more potholes.

"I think," John said, "that Sherlock has managed to stumble into just the right place after all."


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Date: 2012-09-14 08:30 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
I can't hep wondering what John and Sherlock would make of the Tefct...although it would be Bad if there was an incursion while they were still hung-over. [Evil grin!]

Re: *laugh*

Date: 2012-09-15 02:23 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
This is true...and he'll wig out if trips over Tim the next morning.
"Ah, John...please tell me you can see that...thing...as well?"
"What thing? Oh you mean Tim. Tim meet Sherlock, Sherlock this is Tim"
"John you're introducing me to a tenticle monster. I am hallucinating after all."

Re: *laugh*

Date: 2012-09-15 10:19 am (UTC)
jeshyr: Blessed are the broken. Harry Potter. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jeshyr
Hmmmm ... I think Sherlock would be fine once he determined that, although abnormal, it the Teferact and associated phenomena is science-based abnormal and therefore susceptible to logic/science-based interrogation.

I haven ot read the books but the BBC Sherlock in Baskerville freaked out, IME, because he thought he was going insane and seeing things. Being around the Tef surrouded by pretty obviously science-geeky smart people I think would be OK once he got over the first bit of not believing has own perceptions....

I have really really REALLY enjoyed this crossover!! Thank you *offers hugs*

Re: *laugh*

Date: 2012-09-15 10:34 pm (UTC)
thnidu: painting: a girl pulling a red wagon piled almost to her own height of books along a sidewalk (books)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
Oh. No. No, no, no, no, no. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooo.....

I surrender.

Even though I've never seen the series this evidently uses.

Where are the other stories about
  1. this Sherlock & John
  2. ... and the rest of Schrodinger's Heroes (?)
  3. ... and the Tefct (and possibly other things with unspeakable names that Dr. Whom enjoys speaking)

(whimper)(drool with storylust)

Re: *laugh*

Date: 2012-11-09 03:20 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
*re-reads after "Texas Sunrise"*

hee! Glad you did continue!

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Date: 2015-01-02 04:20 pm (UTC)
helgatwb: Drawing of Helga, holding her sword, looking upset. (Default)
From: [personal profile] helgatwb
Loved this!


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