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Passing Thus Alone (Sherlock)

Title: Passing Thus Alone
Author: Morgan Stuart
Fandom: Sherlock
Disclaimer: This universe does not belong to me; I'm just an appreciative visitor. I make no profit from this fan work.
Description: It caught up with Sally Donovan just as late night became early morning.
Historian's Note: This character study takes place after events depicted in the second-series Sherlock episode "The Reichenbach Fall."

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morganstuart
Feb. 15th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
Oh wow - thank you so much! This is great to hear, and it means a lot to me. I'm so glad this worked for you and seemed appropriate to her character. I really appreciate your kind words.
melliyna
Apr. 15th, 2012 11:59 am (UTC)
Oh Sally. It's a hard and terrible thing to see you've been manipulated like this and there, that's Moriarty's evil genius - he got Sally to destroy a friend and mentor thinking she was doing him good *shudders*

Beautifully articulated (like the Sofie Series, I sort of want to construct a soundtrack in my head for it)
morganstuart
Apr. 19th, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this!

that's Moriarty's evil genius - he got Sally to destroy a friend and mentor thinking she was doing him good *shudders*

That's it! Exactly. Why destroy someone outright when it would be twice as devastating for a trusted friend to do it for you? You get the added delight of destroying said friend, too. EVIL!

(like the Sofie Series, I sort of want to construct a soundtrack in my head for it)

Oh, this absolutely makes my day! Thank you, my friend.
melliyna
Apr. 19th, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
It's honestly really fun - I <3 your take on the characters and thus, flail. And YAY! (Honestly I kind of want All The Fic about Sofie but I'm of course, entirely happy with what you have written and would never want to sound like I was demanding more)

Yeah, that's Moriarty's extra evil bit - turning friends to destroy friends.
phiso_kun
Jun. 11th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
I would like to think she thinks this way, because it depends on whether or not she believed Richard Brooke...but I really do hope she didn't. I like how she did all of this for her boss, the man she respected, and it ended up blowing up in her face, because I really do wonder what she thought would come of this. Did she think Lestrade would come through unscathed...? That SHE would, considering she obliged?

Either way, good one.
morganstuart
Jun. 14th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I'd like to believe that she thinks this way, too - and that she saw through Richard Brooke from the beginning. From the start of the series, I was taken by the obvious protectiveness she seemed to exhibit toward Lestrade (from that press conference scene onwards), and this manipulation of her interests/loyalty broke my heart a bit, even as she played right into it.

I like how she did all of this for her boss, the man she respected, and it ended up blowing up in her face, because I really do wonder what she thought would come of this. Did she think Lestrade would come through unscathed...? That SHE would, considering she obliged?

YES! This is it, exactly. You've summed up my thoughts beautifully.

At the end of "TRF," I felt like her relationship with Lestrade was the one most compromised, most wounded, and I couldn't help but wonder how she'd feel when she realized this.

I'm most grateful for your feedback here. Thanks for your kindness! You're the best!
trishkafibble
Aug. 15th, 2012 12:30 am (UTC)
Further insight into this character who seems so one-dimensional on the screen, but whom you've given a much more human complexity. This is exactly the way that rash actions happen in the real world, and the way they're regretted. And yet it's very personally about her, too--the way her loyalty to Lestrade and her simmering, righteous anger were so easily and blindly turned not only against Sherlock but against Lestrade himself; the way she's more ashamed of having betrayed her own high standards than of having had a hand in Sherlock's death. Good piece!
morganstuart
Oct. 13th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
This is exactly the way that rash actions happen in the real world, and the way they're regretted. And yet it's very personally about her, too--

Oh, I'm so thrilled you think so! It's wonderful to hear that this struck the right note. I really appreciate this. Thank you!
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