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Sherlock Fic: Penumbra (Winter Special) **Complete**

Penumbra - with lettering Tiffany Windows


Title: Penumbra (Winter Special)
Author: saki101
Rating: R
Characters and Pairings: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Sherlock/John, Mrs Hudson, Mrs Turner, Wiggins, Greg Lestrade, Mycroft Holmes, Molly Hooper, OCs
Word Count: ~41.7K (Chapters 38/38)
Summary: Autumn has faded into winter. As the days grow shorter, Holmeswood Manor celebrates the solstice.
Disclaimer: Neither Sherlock BBC nor Dark Shadows belong to me.
A/N: Written in a series of short chapters to the prompts of the 2020 Advent Ficlet Challenge and taking as inspiration the John and Sherlock of the Unaired Pilot.

Another instalment of the Penumbra series, which is a gothic AU of the Sherlock universe inspired by the universe of Dark Shadows (the 1966 television series).

Preview: In Maine, there was Collinwood and the three centuries of history that were woven into its walls. In London, there is Holmeswood Manor (or the Manor on Baker Street as the urban legends have it), tucked now into a city street when once its oak woods rolled from the heath to the river.

Series One Overview: John grew up with its stories of ghosts and wizards and things that hunt in the night. They didn’t keep him from interviewing for a residential post at the Manor because he couldn’t afford London on an army pension and there could not possibly have been any truth to the tales.

Series Two Overview: It's been more than a year since John came to live at the Manor on Baker Street. He has learned many things, one being that the stories hadn't prepared him for the half of it.

Summer Mini-episode: A glimpse of life in the season after the ball.

Winter Special: The winter solstice approaches. John's knowledge of the Manor and himself expands.

***
Excerpt: I turned back to the window. “I don’t recall this last year. Were we away?” I leaned out. The breeze was sharp. The sound of bells louder.

“No. I told you this summer that you were changing.”
 

***

Posted on AO3.

Photo source material: A Wooded Landscape in Three Panels by Louis Comfort Tiffany, a public domain work of art from Google Art Project, Wikipedia Commons. (More information may be found here.)
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  • saki101

Sherlock Fic: The Flight of the Swans

Detmold_-_2016-09-11_-_Gymnasium_Leopoldinum_(65) edited swan colour to black

Title: The Flight of the Swans
Author: saki101
Rating: PG-13
Characters and Pairings: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Sherlock/John
Word Count: 23.6K
Summary: A prospective client has observed things that make her doubt her sanity. She wants Sherlock to uncover the truth. As John discovers, Sherlock is uniquely qualified to investigate her case.
Disclaimer: Sherlock BBC does not belong to me.

Excerpt: Morning would come. Dreams would go.

Posted on AO3.

Photo source: Wiki Commons with link to Creative Commons Licence
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Sherlock Holmes Fic: He's Not Here

Title: He’s Not Here
Author: saki101
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~7.9K
Warnings: consideration of the apparent death of Holmes, canon typical mention of off-stage death of minor characters
Summary: Holmes learns more about how Watson felt after the Reichenbach Fall, and what Watson did about it.
Disclaimer: Public domain (at least all the ACD story elements referenced herein)
A/N: Written for the 2020 ACDHolmesfest.

JB as Hamlet from Wikipedia

Excerpt: “Where did you get a photograph of me?”

I laughed. “From that photographer you suspected of murder. You sat for a whole series in order to have plenty of time to converse with him and observe his reactions. You told him you were an actor and had me bring along changes of costume, stage make-up, and props - a skull and a riding crop. Surely you remember?”

On A03.

Photo Source: Wikipedia Commons

Fic: Complete

Title: Complete
Author: tenderly_wicked
Pairing: Sherlock/John
Rating: NC-17
Wordcount: 4,529
Warnings: fisting, spanking.
Beta: swissmarg. Thank you so much!
Summary: After John learns Irene Adler keeps texting Sherlock and Sherlock answers her sometimes, he can’t calm down. Of course Sherlock deserves a chance at something more or less normal, if a romantic entanglement with a lunatic dominatrix counts as such… But John isn’t an entirely selfless man, no matter how much he dislikes it and pretends to be otherwise. He’s not happy about this situation at all, despite his best efforts to do what’s right.

This takes place right after the events of “The Lying Detective”. You don’t need to read other parts of the series, unless you want more kinky stuff mixed with some angst. :)

Complete
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Fic: Drunken Letter Declaration (John/Sherlock, Complete 2/2, NC-17)

Title: Drunken Letter Declaration
Author: opaljade
Verse: BBC
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Word count: 8600 words
Rating: NC-17
A/N: This was written for the 'Come at Once' challenge way back at the start of the year. It is post-S4. Massive thanks to the kind swissmiss for the super quick beta.


Story Summary: John decides to put pen to paper to tell Sherlock how he really feels. It might have been better if he'd waited until he wasn't so intoxicated.
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Fic: Penumbra (Series Two, Chapter Five: Thistle)

Caduceus B&W cropped for Penumbra 2 - chapter 5

Title: Penumbra (Series Two, Fifth Chapter: Thistle)
Author: saki101
Characters/Pairings: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes, Bill Wiggins, James Moriarty, Mrs Hudson, Mummy Holmes, Mr Holmes, Charles Augustus Magnussen, Culvert(on) Smith, Molly Hooper, Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade, OCs
Rating: Mature (for the series)
Genre: slash
Word Count: ~6.9K (for this chapter), 33K (for second series)
Disclaimer: Neither Sherlock nor Dark Shadows is mine and no money is being made.
A/N: A sequel to my gothic fusion of Sherlock and the universe of Dark Shadows (the television series), set about a year after the first series.

Chapter 5: Thistle on AO3

Chapter 4: Glazed on AO3
Chapter 3: Hammam on AO3
Chapter 2: Alchemy on AO3
Chapter 1: Do You Dance? on AO3
Series One (all five chapters) on A03


Excerpt: “No honour among the malevolent, John.”
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Sherlock Fic: Glazed (Fourth Chapter, Series Two of Penumbra)

B&W SH profile shadowed Penumbra Series Two graphic a
JW dark cropped for Penumbra 2 hopefully right size now

Title: Penumbra (Series Two, Fourth Chapter: Glazed)
Author: [personal profile] saki101
Characters/Pairings: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes, Bill Wiggins, James Moriarty, Mrs Hudson, OCs, Mummy Holmes, Mr Holmes, Charles Augustus Magnusson, Culverton Smith
Rating: Mature (for the series)
Genre: slash
Word Count: ~6.1K (for this chapter), 26.3K (for second series)
Disclaimer: Neither Sherlock nor Dark Shadows is mine and no money is being made.
A/N: A sequel to my gothic fusion of Sherlock and the universe of Dark Shadows (the television series), set about a year after the first series.

Chapter 4: Glazed on AO3

Chapter 3: Hammam on AO3
Chapter 2: Alchemy on AO3
Chapter 1: Do You Dance? on AO3
Series One (all five chapters) on A03


Excerpt: “Serious business, names. Not to be invoked lightly nor given away casually.” He’d gone back to watching in the glass over my head.

“So, no one but your parents knows who I am?”

“Oh, they all know who you are, John. That’s why they’d like to know your names.”
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Sherlock Fic: Hammam (Third Chapter, Series Two of Penumbra)

Stone arch graphic Penumbra 2 - Hammam


Title: Penumbra (Series Two, Third Chapter: Hammam)
Author: [personal profile] saki101
Characters/Pairings: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes, Bill Wiggins, James Moriarty, Mrs Hudson, OCs
Rating: Mature (for the series)
Genre: slash
Word Count: ~7K (for this chapter), 20K (for second series)
Disclaimer: Neither Sherlock nor Dark Shadows is mine and no money is being made.
A/N: A sequel to my gothic fusion of Sherlock and the universe of Dark Shadows (the television series), set about a year after the first series.
Summary: Preparations have been completed. At the ball, John meets Moriarty, who confesses that he's always loved to watch Sherlock dance. (Moriarty as he appears at the ball.)

Chapter 3: Hammam on AO3

Chapter 2: Alchemy on AO3
Chapter 1: Do You Dance? on AO3
Series One (all five chapters) on A03


Excerpt: “It’s not fairy gold, is it?”

Several expressions warred for supremacy on Sherlock’s face. “Its atomic structure is perfect, every proton, neutron and electron orbiting in its proper place...