Summary: The gala finally arrives, and Dean is absolutely floored by your dress. An interaction with Samuel leaves Dean fuming, but you calm him down. Dean finally admits his feelings.
Pairing: AU!Dean x Reader
Word Count: 3,300 (hold onto your hats kids it’s a long one)
Warnings: Language, sexual tension, anxiety, mild smuttiness
A/N: It’s here it’s here it’s here it’s here the gala is finally HERE I’m so excited for you guys to read this part!!! It’s long, so settle in! This part is inspired by the song In Case You Didn’t Know, by Brett Young (ohmygod now I’m so nervous to post this aaaaahhhhh)
Hi, it’s not so long ago that I made this account. In fact, I’m also new on Tumblr. As the title of this post says, I’m looking for Sherlock blogs to follow them, but I have no idea where to start.
The reason is that I noticed there are toxic parts in this Fandom that are spreading hate towards the writers, the actors and other fans. I’m not saying that season 4 was perfect, but I think hate will never be okay.
So that’s why I thought it would be awesome if you interacted with this post in some way (commenting, liking, reblogging: whatever suits best for you) so I can notice where the nice fans are and follow them.
I’m not looking for any particular ship; I’m a sherlolly shipper, but I don’t mind following blogs about other ships, or blogs dedicated to the actors, or the series in general. We all love Sherlock, so that’s enough for me.
These topics are the only exceptions: ship wars and the conspiracy. In the case of the last one, I have seen what some fans of it are capable of and it’s scary. I’ve even been attacked by one of them, but I’m not here to talk about that.
Finally, I reiterate the invitation: no matter what you ship, if adlock, johnlock, sherlolly, and others, or any in particular. As long as you respect others and are more invested in enjoying what you love than in spreading hate towards others, please let me know so I can follow you.
Note: English is not my first language, so I hope this post makes sense.
sorry for my inactivity, my computer is starting to acting up (*sigh* potato computer) and i don’t know why lol, anyway, this is my take on sherry. i’m sorry if i only do fanart. lately, i kinda don’t know what to draw. maybe because of not drawing for 1 week? (my computer is having blue screen at that time)
The Final Problem: The Message from Miss Hudson to Mycroft Holmes, 1996
Twenty years ago, Sherlock Holmes spent the summer in America. While he was there a grisly double-murder caused the local law enforcement great trouble. They couldn’t convict the man – he was about to walk free. This was, of course, until Sherlock Holmes offered his deductions and testified in court. Frank Hudson, ruthless criminal, philanderer, and drug dealer, was sentenced to death. His wife, Martha Hudson, with whom he had no children, was relieved to finally spring free from his dangerous web. However, there was one person Sherlock did not mean to cross – Frank Hudson’s daughter from another woman. This woman vowed from that day on, if ever Sherlock Holmes were to fall in love, that she would be there to take that all away from him, to take what he took from her. She, from wealth and power funded from that cartel until Sherlock left her “penniless and abandoned” (TAB), sent a message to Mycroft Holmes. The message read as follows:
“From this moment on, Sherlock Holmes has made an enemy of me. I will be in your orbit for the rest of my life. I will take from him what he took from me. You will alert me as soon as he falls in love. The code word is "Love”. Once I hear the word, I will abandon my work to start anew. If you do not do exactly as I say, millions of British citizens will die. I have consulted James Moriarty, to keep an eye on your brother until I am notified. He is a fan of his work and will be watching every online blog, every news outlet for information on his well-being. If I find out Sherlock has fallen in love from him and not from you, millions of people will die.”
I present to you Miss Morstan, who suffered greatly at the loss of her father in The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this version, she is Miss Hudson.
There is a letter game running through BBC Sherlock. Thank you @teaandforeshadowing for pointing me to this official Sherlock Youtube channel clue.
Miss Hudson, who has reached out to various people in her attempt to take down Sherlock Holmes, has her minions coded in vowels. AEIOUY – These represent four people in her web. Let’s start with “A”:
This is Janine Hawkins. Her last name changed to “Donlevy” in The Abominable Bride. Keep in mind she is one of the monstrous regiment Mary leads Sherlock to in the crypt.
“Donlevy” is a callback to Laurie King’s Novel “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” where Sherlock Holmes solves a mystery at Sussex Downs involving Patricia Donleavy, Moriarty’s relation.
It is important to note that Janine’s last name is missing the “A” – just like the newspaper clipping Sherlock saw floating past his head in The Abominable Bride. The clip read “Body of Sea Captin Found in Chapel”. Again, missing the “A”. Arwel Jones, the television show’s production designer sent cryptic tweets with the letter “A” mysteriously capitalized in the middle of a word. This is because they’re playing a letter game.
This is “E”:
Mary Morstan found out about her and “Redbeard” when she threatened Magnussen at CAM Tower. She wasn’t there just to kill him. She wanted more.
This is I, O, and U:
Here you can hear Sherlock saying “IOU” to himself and Molly enters the shot. She asks him about it. He doesn’t answer. Keep in mind Molly – along with Janine – was one of the women who haunted Sir Eustace in The Abominable Bride. She was the one who killed him, actually. I think she’ll be used more against her will in episode 3, but it’s important to note she will be manipulated in the grand, villainous scheme.
And, last but not least, we have “Y”:
See the “Y” in blood on his lips? Yep. He’s the consulting criminal that’s helped make this all a reality. He’ll be back in The Final Problem to ask Sherlock “Is this silly enough for you yet? Gothic enough?” – but these questions will be to the audience, as well, seeing series four has been very, very wonky so far. Too dramatic. That’s because we’re rewatching “The Abominable Bride”. He’ll tell Sherlock “It’s not real”. This should be the moment we become grounded in reality – or at least right after. At this moment we’ll be told just why this whole series has been so hard to follow. Patience, patience, everyone. We’re not even to the good part yet.
Do you know why “Staying Alive” was always a problem for Moriarty? Because it was in his contract to not kill Sherlock even though it would be fun. Miss Hudson never allowed for that.
Why do you think Mrs. Hudson gave Sherlock a “special deal”? Mycroft, who’s been aware of this impending problem for years, asked her to “look after him…. please”. She has always been a mirror for John – knowing this it’s easy to see Mycroft went to her, too. Mycroft has been playing chess, putting his pieces in position without anyone knowing.
He tried everything he could to make sure Sherlock never fell in love. It was for everyone’s good. Caring is not an advantage.
Mycroft upgrades their surveillance status immediately as this happens:
And then he gave the codeword “Love” to Miss Hudson to let her know the game is on, so she dropped everything, betrayed her group, and left.
In The Final Problem we’ll see “Mary” still alive, Moriarty back from the “dead”, our wonky perception disappear, and a monstrous regiment of women (AEIOU) wait to take Sherlock down. Remember, we’re watching The Abominable Bride again. Mary will jump out of the shadows at the last moment, alarming John and tipping off Sherlock of the long game.
But you’re wondering about Mycroft, about the government? No, those players don’t matter. Moriarty had to distract Mycroft and Sherlock in order for Miss Hudson’s pieces to better close in. Too busy solving the bomb under parliament? Mary inched closer. Too busy solving the Mayfly Man? Mary inched closer. Too busy getting to Magnussen? Mary inched closer.
You want this to be some epic Moriarty/Government showdown? It won’t be. This is about love and revenge. Simple. Pedestrian. Tedious.
quite a while since I wrote my last Supernatural meta. Some days ago I answered
an ask where I said that time constraints were among the reasons why I hadn’t
written much lately. The other powerful reason was lack of inspiration. The
thing is that after watching episode 12x14, I felt that I simply HAD TO write about
something in particular, no matter what. I haven’t had time to read any meta
for this episode, and that’s a good thing because it means this is my opinion
without anybody else’s influence. Without further ado, let’s talk about the
part of the episode that inspired me to write again.
talented meta writers have previously stated that Mary’s arc this season
parallels Cas’ arc in season 6. I totally agree. The whole “Mary is working
with the BMoL and keeping it from Dean and Sam” is the same thing Cas did when
he was secretly working with Crowley. At least, the writers are trying to undo some
things from season 6 because in this case Mary decided to confess to her sons what
she was doing without being forced. However, if somebody still had doubts that
Mary is a Cas parallel, in this episode there was a very explicit shout-out to
a memorable scene between Dean and Cas: Mary literally told Dean, “I’m doing this for you.” I know she
meant both Winchesters, but she was talking directly to Dean in that scene.
Besides, where have we heard those exacts words before?
something else that was very relevant almost at the end of the episode. If we’re
keeping in mind that Mary is a Cas parallel, how much of what Dean said to Mary
applied to Cas around 6 years ago? The thing is that Dean never expressed what
he felt at that time, but he did it now. The fact that he’s trying to talk
about his feelings is huge character development for Dean.
Dean say to Mary?
“The moment I thought something bad had
happened to you, nothing else mattered.”
much explains this from episode 7x01:
It also explains
why Dean was so worried and desperate when he thought Cas was dead, to the
point where he told Bobby that maybe angels didn’t need to breathe. It explains
why when Dean realized Cas was alive, he didn’t focus on being pissed.
tell Cas there was no way to redeem himself. He didn’t decide to leave him
right there; Dean actually wanted to take Cas with them. Why? Dean was hurt
deeply by what Cas did, and didn’t like the choices Cas made. The same happened
with Mary. Dean didn’t like the choices she made and was really hurt by them.
However, when Dean thought that something bad could happen to Mary, nothing
else mattered. There was no betrayal important enough to prevent him from
running to her rescue.
happened back in season 7’s premiere. The
moment Dean thought that something bad could happen to Cas, nothing else
mattered. Nothing Cas had done was beyond redemption. The idea of losing the
person he loves hurts Dean a lot more than accepting the choices the person
makes. That’s why Dean forgave Cas in season 7, no matter what.
Of course, many
of us already knew that Cas meant a lot to Dean even back then. I’m just glad
the subtext of season 12 is somehow explaining things that happened so long ago
in the show. If season 12 continues like this, I might feel inspired enough to keep writing as often as I used to.
Natalie Dormer is so lovely <3 She seemed so genuinely happy and interested to meet everyone. And ugh, so gorgeous in person! She has such a good laugh.
We had a chat about my poster (asking who the other autographs were but then recognising most of them herself, lol), then I commented that I was partway through Andromeda and loving it, and Lexi. She asked if I’d played the first three games, and how they compared to Andromeda - she seemed pretty concerned, I guess she’d heard about the bad feedback Andromeda has received? I said that it was different to the first three but I was still enjoying it a lot, and she seemed pleased enough about that.
Here’s the poster! Her autograph is massive and I don’t even mind, she can take up all the space she wants <3
Dear younger Zuka fans (even old ones if that’s necessary):
-Not being able to afford merch doesn’t make you any less of a fan.
-Not being able to go to Japan and watching a show live doesn’t make you any less of a fan.
-Not being into a fan club (for either personal or economical reasons) doesn’t make you any less than a fan.
-There’s no such a thing as ‘Being a True Fan’ and there’ll never be.
-Being a westerner doesn’t automatically make you bad/rude/not worthy of being a fan.
-Being a westerner fan doesn’t mean appeasing all the characteristics a person born in a completely different culture with different social influence like a Japanese fan have.
-Being a fan means enjoying, supporting, loving and most of all respecting all siennes and their incredible and amazing work.
I still very much enjoy Dean in season 12. Recently, we’ve seen him get into a conflict with Cas
and Mary, and in both cases, Dean acted very similarly: he was openly angry and
hurt by their actions/decisions, he nevertheless dropped everything to help
them when they were in danger, but when it was all done and the danger was
over, he again made it clear that while he cares about them, he is still angry
or hurt and that he disagrees with what they’ve done.
since the night Cas told you parts of your soul were gone, you’d withdrawn from
everyone. Dean hadn’t pushed you, even though you could tell he desperately
wanted you to open up to him about whatever it was you were feeling. The
absolute truth of it was, you weren’t sure what it was you were feeling. It was
all so overwhelming; being thrust back into a world you knew nothing about.
was right, you were good at research. You’d spent most days holed up in your
room with your laptop relearning how to be a hunter. When night fell, you’d
wait until you were sure everyone was asleep or at the very least in their own
rooms and creep out into the library to read more lore. You fully invested
yourself in it. You wanted to be a hunter again.
Cas’ figure cast a shadow in the library and you lifted your head from your
research, giving him a half smile. “Are you alright?”
You whispered, mostly to yourself. Cas was there instantly, sitting next to you
and resting his hand on top of yours. “Why are you being so nice to me?”
smiled and laced his fingers with yours. “Well, first and foremost, we were great
friends. You understood me in a way nobody else ever did. You read people…and
angels…well. I don’t know if that’s something you’ve noticed.” You nodded and
huffed a laugh. “Second, I promised your father once that I’d look out for you.
I failed once. I don’t intend to do it again.”
me how?” You questioned. “A lot of people feel like they failed me. People die.
You can’t prevent it. It just happens.”
I think no one would argue that he suffers from depression, low self esteem and has contemplated suicide more than once.
I think he found a slice of happiness with Sherlock. Even stopped dating and was planning on spending the rest of his life with him. I don’t think anyone can deny that John was hitting on Sherlock that first night at Angelos. I think after ASiB he was ready to live a life with Sherlock, even just as friends.
Then Sherlock committed suicide in front of John. I’ve no doubt that John blamed himself for that, after all everything is his fault, he’s said so himself. He was undoubtedly depressed after. I would not doubt he contemplated suicide again. I think there is a lot of evidence to say that he saw/heard Sherlock in his head this whole time.
Low and behold Mary comes along. Now, she was no Sherlock. But she showed interest in John. John, who obviously doesn’t do well alone. He likely thought that at least he’d have someone. And oh how Mary took advantage of a poor, depressed, unhappy man and hooked her claws into him. Look at MHR and the beginning of TEH. Did John look like a happy man to you? Nope.
Then Sherlock swooped back into his life unannounced. And during John’s “romantic” *eye roll* proposal. Shocks the shit outta John. And then, when they really need time to talk, Mary doesn’t fuck off, instead she sticks around and also sides with Sherlock the whole time. Real nice Mary. So John discovers that Sherlock faked his death, lied for two years, told a bunch of people but NOT HIM and never once tried to contact him. (not that Sherlock didn’t suffer too, but this post is about John, so chill Sherlock lovers).
So, John decided to still propose to Mary. Sherlock has, at this point, shown zero interest in a relationship with him. From JOHN’s POV easily replaced him Molly for cases (he has no idea Sherlock was hearing him in his head or calling his name out loud). Oh COURSE John would still marry Mary, why wouldn’t he? Sherlock then showed extreme interest in helping plan the wedding. From outward appearances didn’t show that the wedding itself was distressing to him, even Mary played into this lie, telling John that he just needed a break and to get out on cases. John even tried ONE MORE TIME to hit on Sherlock on his stag night, with no result again. Again, why is anyone surprised he still got married??
And then Mary was pregnant. So, even after he was miserable in his marriage, and Sherlock wasn’t contacting him but was still chatting with Mary behind his back, what was he supposed to do? Even after Mary shot Sherlock. John DID leave her for MONTHS. But SHERLOCK told him to go back to her, that she didn’t mean it bla bla bla. Obviously Sherlock didn’t want him. Mary was having his baby, and Sherlock WANTED him to go back to her. OF COURSE he went back. Even though it made him miserable and depressed.
Then S4 happened. And although I’d rather forget it, I just can’t. It starts out with Sherlock ignoring John’s texts. With Sherlock telling John he’d rather have Mary along on cases than him and them both joking about John and comparing him to a dog. Real nice. Real great for someone with depression and low self esteem. Then Mary dies, it all still seems really fake and over the top to me, but whatever. I’m sure John thinks Mary is the only person that will ever love him. Now she’s dead. Now he’s alone again. Leaving the baby at “friends.”
I honestly think John was trying to make a clean break from Sherlock for the good of the both of them. It obviously didn’t work as he forced back in. It’s a shame S4 went so off the rails.
These are just my thoughts on John’s POV. I do think both he and Sherlock have made many mistakes. I do believe both those idiots are in love with each other too. With John we have a man with trust issues and depression and self esteem issues. These two guys really need to sit down and have a good talk.
Mary is the pearl of the Borgias and a the topic of the deal between Mycroft and Moriarty
First things first: Sorry that this will be soooooo long, I’ll really try to keep it short but I don’t think it will work out :) Secondly: I’m super sorry about my english - I will try to correct it when I find time, but that might take a while. I hope it’s understandable :)
I wrote something about Mycroft
knowing where Moriarty (or his body) is and in that I mentioned why
Mycroft and Jim could made a deal (see here).
This first occurred to me after I’ve
read this lovely meta. It’s about the pearl of the borgias, mentioned
in T6T. Now let me connect the pearl of the borgias to the deal
between Mycroft and Moriarty.
First: Mary is the black pearl.
I belive Mary is the pearl. Let’s look at some rather interesting points:
The pearl was stolen in Georgia; the A.G.R.A. coup was in Georgia
The pearl is now in London (according to Interpol); Mary is now in London
The mentioning of Greta Bengtsdotter in T6T. It’s the story that Sherlock
tells the man with the faded tattoo: His wife is a spy and married him only to get near another man, she planned this for 4 years.
Greta is short for Magaretha wich means pearl.
Sherlock expected to find the pearl in the Thatcher-Statue; instead he found the memory stick with Marys Past on it.
In my opinion, it’s absolutly not unusual for bady guys to have nicknames (like Barry “the snake” or something), plus “The black pearl” would be some badass nickname :D
So let’s imagine that Mary is the black pearl.
In 2009 the coup of A.G.R.A. went wrong (though I belive that Mary is in fact the traitor and planned this, but that’s not important right now). She went to England after that, let’s say in 2009 or 2010. She fled from Georgia. The pearl went missing.
In this theory here, I explain why I think that Mycroft made a deal with Moriarty: Mycroft gives Jim something he really wants and for that, Jim should fake his death and stay away from Sherlock. So, what could be so interesting that Jim would do that?
Maybe the black pearl.
Mycroft himself tells Sherlock that Jim had a huge interest in the pearl in last year before his death. He “died” in 2011, so his interest in the pearl began around 2010. 2010 he also met Sherlock by the pool. Remember that he was in fact just about to kill Sherlock, but then he got a phone call that somehow managed to change his mind. Most of the fandom suspects that the person on the phone was Irene Adler, but I always thought that it had to be Mycroft.
Whoever it is, that person offers Jim something that seems very interesting, like something Jim wants reeeeaaally bad. It even made him change his mind. So what was it?
Maybe Mycroft called and said something like “I have the black pearl.” (like, look at that tweet from Gartiss - He really HAS the black pearl). Remember that later Mycroft acts like he wouldn’t know that Mary was a part of A.G.R.A. though that seems very unlikely? I’d think he would double check Marys backround when finding out that she is going to marry John, because with that she is close to Sherlock. And if he would have done that,he also would found out that Mary Morstan isn’t her real name, like his little brother found out before.
Mycroft indeed has Mary, or maybe just information about where to find “the black pearl”. But he has something.
So he gives the information he has to Jim in exchange for leaving Sherlock alone. That’s 2011. Shortly after that, Jim and Sherlock fake their deaths.
Mary is a double agent.
So now we have a problem: If Mycroft gave Jim the information about Mary, he wouldn’t let her marry John, would he? Because if he had information about the pearl and gave that to the nemesis of his little brother, he would kept an eye on Mary and the very moment when Mary first approached John, he would intervened. Right?
But that wouldn’t be the case, if Mary would work for Mycroft. In TAB we see her working for him, maybe that’s a clue. But if Mycroft said something like “I will give your Information to Moriarty and you will play along, reporting me everything he does.” When John falls in love with Mary, Mycroft is okay with that because he thinks Mary will protect John (who he knows is very important to Sherlock).
But Jim also has plans for Mary: He got her in exchange for his death. So he knew that he wouldn’t be able to interact with Sherlock for quite some time.
But he promised to “burn his heart out”, which is quite frankly a very weird way to tell somebody that you will destroy them. But if he sends Mary to John, who is an easy target in that time (broken, mourning the death of his best friend etc.) and get John to fall in love with Mary … Only to let her destroy him - that would be a nice little catch, don’t you think? Maybe he told her: “Go and get John Watson to fall in love with you. Get near him, get near Sherlock. When the time has come, we’ll burn them.”
Sherlock says that Greta Bengtdotter has that plan I’ve mentioned earlier about 4 years: 2016 - 4 = 2012. Supposedly the year Mary and John met.
Mary and John probably meet in 2011/2012. And what’s funny about this is, that when Mary and Sherlock meet in that reatsurant, she pretends to doesn’t recognize Sherlock, although she have to know his face (bear in mind that she first commented on Johns blog in 2013: on the same exact blog he writes stories about the cases and posts photos). She pretends to because she isn’t supposed to. The first time Sherlock really looks at her, amongst other things we see the words “Liar” and “Guardian“.
Liar because, obivously, she lies. Guardian, because she was a guardian for John in Mycrofts order.
So, Mary is the black pearl of the Borgias. Mary is a double agent. Mary was the reason Jim didn’t killed Sherlock. But whos side is she on?
Of course I don’t say I’m right. This is just one of the many many many theories I have in my mind :) But I really like this one, so I figured, I’d write it down to discuss it with others :) I would really love to hear your opinions, feel free to get in touch!
Tagging those I already tagged in the “Mycroft knows where Jim is” thing: