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Sherlock fic: Safe Distance (S/J Explicit Casefic) [11/11 - COMPLETE]

Safe Distance on AO3

The mother was apparently poisoned, the son seems to have killed himself playing Russian roulette. It's a murder and a suicide. Or is it a suicide and a murder? At least the case is distracting John from the fact that sex with Sherlock was probably a mistake right from the start. John will learn to cope, one way or another.

This week Chapter 11
John at eighty would be tiny and gnarled. His taste in clothes would finally suit him. His gold would have faded to grey, and the little lines on his face would collapse into ravines. He would look out from under white eyebrows just as fierce, but twice as wry.

And he had just given that, that wonderful, terrible, doubtless hugely annoying old man, to Sherlock, to keep.

Given the events of this week, I'm adding a trigger warning for this chapter: there is an explosion, and someone is injured.

This brings to its end my experiment in posting chapter by chapter instead of posting the whole fic when I finished it in February. OMG.  falls over, screams, dies

Tiny text is tiny again.  Why is pasting text into dw so WEIRD?"

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Will there be a sequel? Couldn't put this down. X
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!

I don't rule out ever having a fic idea that requires this one as backstory, but no current plans for a sequel.
Just to say thanks
Hi, Merripestin,

I really loved 'Safe Distance', the case was very believable (within the Sherlock universe, of course :)) and fascinating for me. Thank you for creating this epic piece.


Edited at 2014-07-26 12:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Just to say thanks
Thank you so much! I'm especially happy you liked the case, which was definitely the hardest thing for me. You're really kind.