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14 December 2010 @ 07:05 pm
Being Human/Sherlock ficlet 1/1  
Written for Day 14 of consci_fan_mo.
Spoilers for season two of Being Human and for the webcasts that have appeared in the last few days.
Nothing you recognise is mine.
Is There Anybody There?

John was alone in the flat; Sherlock was off doing unspeakable things to corpses again, so he was taking the alone time to update his blog, detailing the latest investigation, which he was calling The Case of the Speckled Band.

As he typed, he shuddered, suddenly cold, and he looked about the place, now convinced he wasn’t alone.

“Mrs Hudson?” he called. When there was no answer, he shook his head and chuckled at himself. “Spooking yourself, writing about snakes and murders. What would Sherlock say?”

He turned back to the laptop and nearly leapt out of his chair. Instead of his blog, there was now the picture of a woman, in close up. It seemed to be a video; she was moving and John realised she was talking. He quickly turned up the volume on the laptop.

“My name is Annie Claire Sawyer, and I am in Death,” she said and then the image was suddenly broken by static before it vanished and John’s blog was on the screen again.

John stared at the screen, shocked for a moment.

“What was that?”

“Well, clearly it’s some kind of hoax,” Sherlock declared, right next to John’s ear, making the doctor jump onto his feet. Sherlock didn’t comment, just continued his explanation. “Probably turn out to be a viral campaign for some new movie. You ought to check your spam filters,” he added and waved a hand in the direction of the laptop.

John nodded, heart still racing from the video and Sherlock’s surprise return. He sat back down and stared at his laptop. Sherlock was probably right, it couldn’t be genuine, that was ridiculous. How could the dead communicate through a laptop?

And yet, something about her desperation, something in her eyes perhaps. Something made John believe.


A/N:If you want to watch Annie’s videos, you can find them on the Being Human website or if you’re not in the UK I think they are on YouTube.
The other Weird Al: minisherlock - molly brainaeron_lanart on December 15th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
Meep! I can get John believing Annie is real - you see some seriously weird shit in healthcare at times and I bet he saw even more when he was in service. Some things are not easily and rationally explained away...

I've only seen one of Annie's vids so far, must go look up the others.

Oh and ION Dresden Files is on Sky 1 about 3 am atm.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: annie tea otpidontlikegravy on December 15th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
Yes. You must. There's a new one every day, it's sort of an alternative to the Doctor Who advent!

Why do they keep showing Dresden so late? *shakes head in bewilderment*. Got the DVD for my birthday, so can watch any time now! :)

Did you see Paul Blackthorne's guest slots a couple of weeks ago? He was in Burn Notice, CSI:Miami (I think) and two other shows, and they coincidentally all aired the same week!
prochytesprochytes on December 15th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for the heads-up on the Annie Broadcasts!

Probably best that Sherlock does not think too much about the girl on the screen. Otherwise he might start to get curious about the people from that tube train...
But, I don't want to be a pie,: sherlock john animatedidontlikegravy on December 19th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Oh now that's an excellent point. *swats at the bunnies*
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on December 22nd, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)
I haven't seen the videos, only the first few episodes of the show, but I can see John being spooked by Annie like that!
But, I don't want to be a pie,: annie tea otpidontlikegravy on January 2nd, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you, glad it worked for you.

If you care about Being Human spoilers then please don't watch the videos as they are major ones for the end of season 2. :)