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01 December 2011 @ 06:58 pm
Sherlock/Highlander Ficlet 1/1  
And here we go! consci_fan_mo begins once again (has it been a year already?) and here's my fic for day one:

There was one thing about LeStrade that puzzled Sherlock. In almost every way the man was an open book to the consulting detective except for one damned elusive tattoo.

It wasn’t the existence of the tattoo that so intrigued Sherlock; he put it down to a misspent youth or overindulgence in alcohol. No, the enigma lay in its design.

It was clearly symbolic; the design was too uniform and the tattoo in too significant a position to be simply random art. It was not Masonic, Sherlock was certain of that fact, but he could find no trace of the symbol in any reference.

He had made extensive study of emblems, glyphs and sigils that may bear some significance on a case some day, but at no point had he come across this one.

So it came as a great surprise to Sherlock when he discovered LeStrade talking to another man who bore the exact same tattoo in the exact same place.

Now fascinated to the point of infuriated, Sherlock resolved that he would determine the meaning of the circular tattoo on LeStrade’s wrist no matter what it took to accomplish.
Black Rook: booksgrachonok on December 1st, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Heee... Like this:). Now, whom does he watch?:)
The other Weird Al: Torchwood Watcheraeron_lanart on December 1st, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
That's what I want to know!
I'm a walking doodle: Highlander/Methosmad_jaks on December 1st, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Me three!
But, I don't want to be a pie,: oohidontlikegravy on December 4th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
I hadn't really anyone in mind, I was thinking that he'd be in a good position at Scotland Yard to be able to cover up any tricky situations that arise. But I suppose he could be Watching someone.

ooh, and he has to put in for a transfer to follow them and Sherlock wonders why he's throwing away a good career... I'll have to think on this some more!
The other Weird Al: Highlander - Watcher's chronicleaeron_lanart on December 1st, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
If the tattoo fascinatingly infuriates Sherlock I bet the existence of immortals would make him even worse. Hee.

Love it (and it fits my lovely LeStrade to a T).
But, I don't want to be a pie,: sherlocks propertyidontlikegravy on December 4th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much hon :) I'm still dabbling with Sherlock, I find the idea of writing for him a little daunting. Maybe it's because there's only been such a small number of episodes, but I haven't really got a voice for him yet.
I'm a walking doodle: better than cookiesmad_jaks on December 1st, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Really nicely done. And apart from wondering who LeStrade is watching, I'm also curious as to just how up close and personal Sherlock's study of LeStrade's wrist has been.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: sherlock john animatedidontlikegravy on December 4th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)

Glad you liked it, thank you :)
crashtestskater: alchemycrashtestskater on December 2nd, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)
Excellent. Very nice. Greatly enjoyed it.
Dragonsinger: Batgirl Librariandragonsinger on December 3rd, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, love this crossover. I guess the Watcher symbol would drive Sherlock crazy.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: sherlock boredidontlikegravy on December 4th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you hon. Anything he doesn't know drives Sherlock crazy! :)