BUDS AND BELLS AND STARS WITHOUT A NAMEFandom:
Where Greg could have sworn an oak tree had stood a moment before, there was now instead a very posh man in a long, dark coat.
…In which Greg Lestrade has lunch in a city garden, and gets way more than he bargained for.Characters:
Greg Lestrade, Sherlock, cameos from Mycroft, Mrs Hudson, Donovan, Moriarty (sort of) and Redbeard (sort of); eventual Sherlock/Lestrade, but can also be read as mostly genLength:
5 short chapters (ca. 12,000 words total) Notes:
This was my Winter 2015 Holmestice gift for biswholocked
, whose fun requests included: fantasy or magical realism or Sherlock as some kind of supernatural/fae/magical being, emotional exploration between characters, some danger, possibly casefic, and Sherlock/Lestrade…
I'm rather proud of this one, because I did many things that were new for me! In Sherlock fandom, so far I'd mostly only written serious, introspective one-shots about Mycroft and Sherlock (in fact, the final one of those is coming tomorrow!), but this one is longer, with more plot and action and even a bit of romance! Plus fantastical mythical beasts!
Thank you to the thesmallhobbit
for such a fast, helpful beta, and to arianedevere
for your amazing dialogue file. Phrases you recognise, dear reader, are either drawn from Arthur Conan Doyle himself (namely Holmes’ descriptions of Moriarty in “The Final Problem”) or BBC canon.
Story takes place pre-canon in a slightly alternate universe.
Also at AO3!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~( CHAPTER ONE (I'll post all the chapters now, but I'll hide the subsequent ones from the feed so as not to flood you all! )