Be Your Downfall

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He hates the docile creature that looks at him out of Jim’s dark eyes and accepts everything he tells him so eagerly. But it’s too late to have regrets. The doctors told him that the brain damage is extensive but that the tests show that he will be at least able to form new memories.

It seems James Moriarty killed himself after all.

Fluff: ++

Angst: ++++

Smut: ++

Overall Rating: ++++

Read it here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3787768

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Discovered

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Sherlock Holmes was kidnapped and John Watson discovered he was in love with him.

It would make sense that the one instance precipitated the other; after all, there’s nothing like discovering a person is in mortal danger to force an epiphany about one’s feelings for said person. But the truth was, the two events, though ironic in timing, had very little to do with each other.

John Watson realized he was in love with his flat mate in that most unremarkable way in which such revelations creep up on people, while he was doing the shopping and had stopped to get Sherlock’s brand of shampoo. It was less of a shock than it should have been; after all he had been in love for quite some time, (and well aware of a physical attraction for longer still). It had just taken that long for him to notice.  So he said a soft, “oh,” and then, “Well…alright,” and continued the shopping.

Fast-paced and funny.

Fluff: +++

Angst: +++

Smut: +++

Overall Rating: +++

Read it here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/231814

Nature vs Nurture

Nature vs Nurture

“Because brain damage would have shown up in the brain scans?”  Lestrade might have been convinced if John, who switched or not at least remembered studying medicine, had been the one to speak.  As it was, he was mostly just weirded out by how uncertain Sherlock sounded.  It wasn’t the sort of tone Sherlock normally allowed.

“Sure,” John agreed confidently, which would have been more convincing if he hadn’t shared another silent conversation with Sherlock again first.

Then, before Lestrade could point out just how stupid it was to mess around with their own brains using a madman’s invention without a good deal more research into its safety, both men were heading for the door.  Once again, John was striding confidently ahead and Sherlock, who had the advantage of long legs and, apparently, still retained the ability to make his coat billow in an impressive manner, nonetheless was once again half a step behind.

This is another atypical fanfiction, and it is all the better for it.

Nature vs Nurture puts a twist on the traditional bodyswap. It’s not a simple bodyswap + shenanigans. Something in our heroes has changed, but it is something much subtler, something much more ethereal. Their bodies, their memories, and their minds are intact. And yet, there is something wrong. Experience a strange feeling of uneasiness as the actions of our favorite pair become muddled, as each does what we would expect the other to do. This fanfic puts into question what we attribute to memories, and what can be credited to the essence of a character. It sketches a line between mind and soul.

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