High Noon - (mirrorverse) “And you know what? One day, showing up just won’t be enough. One day, we’ll be standing around a body and Sherlock Holmes will be the one that put it there.”
This Heart Between Us Could Start a War - Mycroft called it loneliness, but then, what did Mycroft know anyway.
Phone Sex - It’s just when Sherlock is contemplating doing something, anything, to keep himself occupied, that the phone rings.
i’m being born again (you may call it suicide) - (genderswap) jennifer moriarty spends a lot of time alone. she doesn’t mind; it’s not a problem. she likes being alone; she likes her own company.
Inhibitor/Catalyst - (“There is no bigger picture. There are only moments. What do you want from this one? Do you want to play?”) Oh god, yes.
Five Ways Moriarty Could Have Answered His Question - Sherlock tasted like flies caught in amber, and when the resin melted, it flowed like honey down his throat.
this is not a love story - Sherlock, Moriarty, and the empty space between them. This is the closest they get to love.
Experience - Moriarty has chased Sherlock for too long and too hard and he looks at Sherlock as if. As if he’d like to cut him open and dissect him. Sherlock understands the impulse.
Vicissitude - Jim takes it upon himself to reinvent the mirror, to strip Sherlock bare and cover him in the brushstrokes of flowering bruises to prove to him, once and for all, that he is nothing less than what he is, nothing less than a masterpiece.
The genius of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. When it came to villains and mystery and heroes and adventure, there’s never been anyone to touch Sir Arthur. Every so often I have to write a ‘hero meets villain’ scene. A suave exchange of verbal blows. Simmering hatred in clipped sentences. Wit and war!
I do it with a heavy heart because I know there’s a moment that can’t be beat – this simple exchange in The Final Problem, written in 1893.
Moriarty: ‘Everything I have to say has already crossed your mind.’
Holmes: ‘Then possibly my answer has crossed yours.’