the intimate adventure of a london call girl

the adventure of the greek interpreter may easily be my favourite canon short story because:

  • “during my long and intimate acquaintance with mr sherlock holmes,”
  • mycroft holmes, “the queerest man in London”
  • watson having to call holmes “sherlock” in his writing to differentiate him from his brother (s2g I was giddy everytime it happened)
  • the whole holmes brothers one-upping each other with their deductions
  • in general the holmes brothers banter is delightful
  • watson actually deducing stuff correctly and making holmes happy
  • the greek girl stabbing to death the fuckbois who kidnapped her
If it helps you breathe (1/4)

Pairing: Hardy x Hannah
Rating: teen and up
Word count: 4300
Summary: “In London, you can keep secrets. You can be anonymous, you can be whoever you want. But as long as one person knows you entirely and loves you still… it’s the best place in the world.”  After what they’ve been through, both Hardy and Hannah need one such person, a kindred spirit to enjoy the city.  

A/N: Many thanks to the lovely fadewithfury for her invaluable help.  

Ao3    FF.net

Set right after Broadchurch S2 and about two years after the SDOACG finale.

 I.

Staring at the words on her laptopscreen, Hannah huffed. There were only so many synonyms for ‘cock’ she coulduse in one paragraph. Her eyes flitted to the taskbar at the bottom of the screen, Facebook was just one click away. No. She inhaled deeply, rolled her neck, and focused back on the text in front of her.

She was on a roll, typing away about a couple fornicating on a train, when she was rudely interrupted by her Beyonce ringtone. Jackie. Hannah winced as she picked up.

“You’re invited to Sunday lunch,” her sister said in a honeyed voice.

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