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21 January 2010 @ 12:16 am
Kink meme fill  
A fill for this prompt.

Couldn't help myself. Short snippet - would have liked it to be an entire story, but I have big bang to think of. Was fun to write though, hope someone enjoys it.

Title: The Warehouse
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1077
Warning: Violence, AU
Summary: Three armed men have Holmes and Watson cornered. Facing certain death there is one impulse Watson for once can't fight back.

The fury of the all too familiar blood-lust dimmed his senses for a second too long. The first snapping and resetting of the bones in his left hand – which should have had him crying out in agony – barely registered. Not even the beginning deformation of his spine or the burning itch of hair growing far too rapidly on his arms and legs could draw his attention away from the three armed men surrounding them.

“Watson?” Never before had Holmes' voice sounded so mute and tentative.

His only reply was a growl, low and rumbling and far from human.

“Watson!” Holmes' voice rose in volume in time with the rise of terror in the other men's eyes. “Watson, answer me!”

He knew the eyes that met Holmes' searching gaze must have been more gold than brown, for Holmes wouldn't have fallen silent or gone so still otherwise.

One of the men gave a scream of pure, soul crushing fear and threw himself at the warehouse door, just as Watson's jaw elongated in what he was sure was a most disturbing sight to behold. The burn-itch reached his face as he fell to his hands and knees, the dark gold of his eyes all the while pinning the two still frozen men in their place. He bared his teeth – now fangs – and growled at them, catching the rank scent of urine from the one on the left.

A last bone clicked into place, sounding uncannily similarity to a gun being cocked. And then he was off.

The first man fell without as much as a whimper, Watson's fangs buried deep in his throat. This started his companion enough to snap him out of his shock and had him running for the door a heartbeat thereafter.

A rumbling rose up from somewhere low in Watson's chest, not unlike the purr of a cat, but darker and with a more canine tang to it. Slowly, ever so slowly, he edged closer to the two remaining men. He could smell their tears and dread, their life's blood where the splinters of the unyielding door had broken the skin of their hands.

“Back to hell with you, monster!” the man on the right, the one Holmes had likened to a bull, suddenly bellowed, as if he'd just realized he was holding a pistol in his hand. “Back!”

Avoiding the bullet was so ridiculously easy that, had Watson possessed a human larynx and pair of lips at that moment, he would have laughed. The bull man's shaking hand's already unreliable aim was no match for Watson's superior speed. Before a second shot could be fired the pistol was on the floor, together with a fair share of the man's fingers.

Twin cries, both from the bull man and his still breathing companion, echoed through the warehouse. Music to Watson's ears.

Ripping their throats out took no real effort.

Finally he stood panting among the fallen bodies of their attackers. Blood coated his fur and his muzzle and he choked on the metallic taste, at the same time as sweet as fine wine and as repulsive as sewer water.

His ears perked up as the sound of very short, very human breaths reached him, just audible over his own uneven respiration. A scent followed it, tangible through the haze of blood and fear that still clouded his faculty of perception. Although he'd only smelled it as a faint trace on his own clothes before, he would have known it anywhere.

And it was the fear mixed within it that disencumbered his mind from the last of its murderous rage and joy of blood spilling.

Have to shift, was his first clear thought, Before he comes to his senses and shoots me. I have to...

The change back was far more excruciating, with pain not only caused by the twisting of his limbs. As his body reshaped itself the full realisation of what he had done dawned.

Once he was human again sobs tore out of his chest as roughly as his growls had. “Oh God,” was all he could force out between them, his entire body shaking with the onslaught of his grief. He caught a glimpse of the nearest body, its eyes staring at him unseeingly, one cheek smeared with coagulating...

“Are you hurt?” Holmes' voice, not as firm as he was used to, but steadier than he'd been prepared for. It had an undercurrent of concern as well as fear, which would have left him dumbstruck any other day.

“I...” he tried to reply, pressing his hands against his face. He cleared his throat, stifling the sobs that threatened to overwhelm him again. “I am uninjured.” Taking a deep breath he made a faltering attempt at cleaning his face, managing only to smear the blood out more. “I won't attack you, I swear,” he whispered, lips numb. “I won't harm you Holmes, please don't...”

Footfalls could be heard, unsteady and hesitant, but coming closer. A gloved hand on his bare shoulder started Watson enough to make him gasp. He clenched his eyes shut. The hand remained.

“Of course you won't harm me,” Holmes said, or rather stated, the same conviction in his words as when he was sure he'd won an argument. “Such drivel I never expected from you Watson.” There was a tone of what aimed to be humour in his voice, but it fell fairly flat.

“I wager you never expected to see me tear three grown men to pieces either,” Watson replied with a shaky smile as he was enveloped in woollen warmth. Holmes must have found a blanket.

“Three grown men armed with pistols and knives, ready to shoot and stab at us until we were little more than shredded skin and bones? Had you not attacked it would be us lying there in their stead. We have had to defend ourselves in this manner before and you will have no censure from me for saving us.”

Watson forced himself to choke back a keening moan. It would be impossible to explain the joy of the kill to Holmes, the exhilaration caused by fear and blood and death, that drowned any sane, human thought. He would be no more able to put that into words than he could describe how sickened he was by himself once he was man again. Even Holmes had his limits.

“It would be wise to continue this conversation elsewhere,” Holmes said, wrapping a supportive arm around his waist. “Can you stand?”

Watson gave a nod. It would be a long walk home.
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Silver Wolf: Wolves Runningsilverwolf on January 21st, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)
I like this!
Nonesane: It's not on...at all...nonesane on January 21st, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Why thank you!
so there's this gummy bear who: sherlock holmes: from watson with loveretrophysics on January 21st, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Loved it. Then again, I'll love any fic where the good doctor is hiding a dark, dark secret. Will you be continuing this?
Nonesane: It's not on...at all...nonesane on January 21st, 2010 08:18 am (UTC)
Dark secrets are so much fun, aren't they?

I had a lot of fun writing this and would really love to make it a full story (as it is, it's more of a scene from a story than anything else) but I shall have to focus my Sherlock Holmes related writing effort on my big bang entry at the moment, so I get that finished in time.

That said, I'm sure I can't stay away from this forever - it'll just take a while to complete.
Sara: sherlock holmes; watsonflowrs4ophelia on February 3rd, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Damn this is so awesome. Very well done.
Nonesane: It's not on...at all...nonesane on February 3rd, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it!
Harmony Marguerite: jamdealliasnape on February 6th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
Okay, I have realized that I have read this seven or eight a few times, AND I HAVE NOT COMMENTED. THIS IS HORRIBLE OF ME.

BECAUSE I LOVE THIS STORY.

LOVE, I say. Mad, passionate, insane love. I adore this little smippet of a universe you have created AND IT WILL NOW NOT LEAVE MY HEAD. Because it is that awsome. and I'm an AU whore....

Just, just... Kickass-werewolf!Watson, frightened-but-understanding!Holmes! Major flail from me! (wait, that wasn't in the story...) I AM INCOHERENT. AND, I now have this mad AU scene to your story in my head (because this is what I do) and I picture them getting into simillar trouble down the line with Holmes being thrown in front of Watson by a baddie as a sacrifice/distraction and Watson being all "Thou shalt not make me harm my bff, I KILL YOU INSTEAD!" only with mad leaps and bounds and blood flying everywhere with an unhurt Holmes in the middle.

POINTLESS COMMENT IS POINTLESS> I really love this. Really. Hope you could tell. (pls let me know if you continue this sometime in the future?)
Nonesane: It's not on...at all...nonesane on February 6th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is possibly the most enthusiastic review I've ever received, thank you! Could feel the love all the way to the north of Sweden!

I do have a mind to continue this. I just have to prioritize my big bang entry. I have a sort of plot line thought out for this though so it's not standing completely still. Just hope people won't stone me for making Watson a werewolf that doesn't have to transform every full moon (sorry! I just think Holmes would have found him out much sooner than this if he had to disappear three days every month!)

I really liked the scene you've thought up! Would you mind terribly if I incorporate that into my story? I think it could fit very well with one of the situations they end up in later.

PS. Your icon made me laugh :)
Harmony Marguerite: feltsmexdealliasnape on February 7th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
*Wide eyes* I would be honored if you would like to use my scene. In fact I would very much enjoy reading it fleshed out... so to speak.

I won't stone you for your werewolf rules... In fact, I was reminded of the the book, Blood and Chocolate. The werewolves in that had a one night change on the full moon (sneaking out of windows to run away and change) But they could also change whenever they so wished. So, I, at least, am flexable when it comes to werewolves.

Yeah, I should be working on my Big Bang too... *eep*
Nonesane: It's not on...at all...nonesane on February 9th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
Great! Then I'll hurry and get around to continuing this soon. I just have a Holmes-is-a-Vulcan-and-goes-into-Pon-Farr and a steampunk!London-with-vampires-prompt to fulfill too ('cause I'm a sucker for AUs too).

And I'll be a bit flexible on the werewolf-rules, so there's some form of explanation as to why Sherlock Holmes hasn't figured out the man he's been sharing an apartment with for the last three years has to change into a wolf every now and then. Still, keeping the part of the rules that states that being-a-werewolf-is-not-a-healthy-thing, as you might have noticed.

Good luck with you big bang!
dodificusdodificus on February 22nd, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
I do like the way you handled this, I'd love to see more if you ever have the inclination.
Nonesane: It's not on...at all...nonesane on February 23rd, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! There will be more of this, though it'll take a while, as it'll have a fair amount of plot and I have a holmes_big_bang entry to finish, so it'll most likely be post very slowly chapter by chapter.
crazytook on February 23rd, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
awesome job! loved your fic! i look forward to more. i think holmes' reaction was just so friggin perfect. and yes, i am for you bending werewolf rules, because there is no friggin way holmes wouldnt realize his roomie disappearing for three days EVERY MOnTH.

Kudos!
crazytook
Nonesane: It's not on...at all...nonesane on February 23rd, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Very happy you liked it! And glad I don't seem to be ruining the story for anyone by playing around with the werewolf myth. To me the "changing every full moon"-bit is actually not that central, as werewolves in Swedish fairy tales have little to nothing to do with the full moon and/or biting.

The Swedish werewolf is basically a person who can change at any time because of black magic (either they've been cursed by someone else or by themselves), though there is a specific day of the week - often Thursday for some reason - when they have to change. They look like any other wolf and can only be changed back against their will by calling them by name, hitting them on the nose or being kind to them without knowing who they are. Their bites only hurts, it doesn't spread the curse.

Uhm, sorry about the rant! Just wanted to give a bit of a culture-confusion-heads-up for future parts of this :) (And no, Watson won't be "Swedish werewolf", just wanted to show how messed up my view of them are).
crazytook on February 26th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hey, Watson as a swedish werewolf would totally work, too. Even if that isn't your plan. There are just oh so many werewolf rules to work with. hehe. good luck, and let me know when new parts are up!
crazytook on February 26th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
oh, and can i ask you something? is sherlock holmes a big thing in sweden? i just have ran into way more swedish ppl on the sherlock holmes fic pages and forums than any other country that isn't america. or am i just being like a dumb,ignorant american and it's not more popular in sweeden than anywhere else?
Nonesane: Speckled Bands and planes!nonesane on March 2nd, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
Well Swedish werewolves have to change every Thursday, so I think having him be one of those would give Holmes way too many clues to keep it any kind of secret.

Am working on new chapters! Will be done in a distant future.

Sherlock Holmes is sort of big in Sweden. 90% of the population knows who he is at least. But I think we Swedes just are very vocal about our nationality in fic-writing-circles and therefore seem to be a larger part of the fanbase than we really are.

That said, Sweden does have more than a few fic writers. I can't think of a single fandom I've visited or joined so far where I've been the only Swede. Hmm, possibly the really small ones...
cuz_i_could_yay: candlecuz_i_could_yay on March 5th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
LOVE THIS. So much. :D
Nonesane: It's not on...at all...nonesane on March 23rd, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it!
Beckyewanspotter on March 13th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
This is really cool! Would make a fascinating longer piece.
Nonesane: It's not on...at all...nonesane on March 23rd, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, I did have a plot in mind for this, but as I'm currently balancing real life with writing holmes_big_bang it'll sadly take a while to finish.
crazytook on April 6th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
eagerly awaiting the rest of this!!!!
Nonesane: It's not on...at all...nonesane on June 12th, 2010 11:29 am (UTC)
I have actually been writing bits and pieces of it, so it's not dead! I'll get to writing it as soon as my big bang fic is finished and beta-d :)
Nonsensical Whatnotterist: Shadowcreature Grinrandom_nexus on June 10th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
I was trolling the Sherlock Holmes Kink Meme filled prompts and found this fill of yours, which I had not seen before!

This was excellent! I enjoyed it immensely! I'd love to see more of this AU, but if you don't end up with the time to do it, I'm still saving this little nugget of awesome to memories!

Well done, you!
Nonesane: It's not on...at all...nonesane on June 12th, 2010 11:31 am (UTC)
Thanks for the lovely comment, glad you enjoyed the read! And I am planning on continuing this - I just have a holmes_big_bang to finish first.