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The Distance Getting Close (Sherlock)

Title: The Distance Getting Close
(1st in the Good Father Series)
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: What Lestrade needed that night was distance. What he wanted was a few hours alone in which to grieve. What he got was Sherlock Holmes picking the lock of his front door.
Historian's Note: The events in this story take place approximately five years prior to those in the Sherlock episode "A Study in Pink."
Acknowledgements: Grateful thanks to _doodle, Britpicker and beta extraordinaire, and the Beta Who Must Not Be Named, a great help in all things. Any remaining errors are my own.
Chinese Translation: here and here by freya_fsc

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Or "read it at the 'Spring into Sherlock' fest."

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gina87
Jun. 25th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is absolutely beautiful. I find the whole Sherlock/Lestrade dynamic fascinating and love what you have done with it!
morganstuart
Jun. 26th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much for this! I really appreciate it. I, too, am fascinated by the Sherlock/Lestrade dynamic, and I'm so happy that this take on it worked for you.
trishkafibble
Jul. 22nd, 2012 11:48 pm (UTC)
What a gift this story is--to Lestrade, to Sherlock, and to the reader, in equal measure.

Last night I was discussing fandom and other things with my eldest, and she said that her sticking point for fiction is characterization--it must be three-dimensional and realistic, or she can't enter into the story as she'd like. I told her that for me, the one necessary thing for me to enjoy a fiction is that the author be a benevolent god for her characters--that she gift them with the means to achieve whatever redemption they need, and allow them at least a small measure of the undeserved grace which the true God of real life allots to us all in abundance.

Your fictions, IMHO, amply meet both conditions. God bless you!!
morganstuart
Jul. 23rd, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
I told her that for me, the one necessary thing for me to enjoy a fiction is that the author be a benevolent god for her characters--that she gift them with the means to achieve whatever redemption they need, and allow them at least a small measure of the undeserved grace which the true God of real life allots to us all in abundance.

Oh, this is so beautifully put! I have tears in my eyes.

It gives me such great joy that you find this in my stories, and that the characterizations feel satisfying and believable, as well. You can't imagine how much this means to me. Thank you, truly.

I'm thrilled you see this story as a gift. Your uplifting words have been the same for me.
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morganstuart
Apr. 13th, 2013 11:41 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments! This is an older work of mine (as you can no doubt tell, it was written before the second series), but it's near and dear to my heart, and I'm absolutely delighted that it worked for you.

It's especially wonderful to hear that the depiction of Sherlock and Lestrade's early relationship - Sherlock fleeing rehab facilities but returning to Lestrade's door, in particular - seemed convincing. It means a great deal to me that Sherlock's choice to play his violin for Lestrade felt properly moving to you.

I really appreciate your taking the time to read my story and comment. You've made my day!
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