|Reviews for The Boys of Baker Street|
| cantsaymylastname chapter 23 . 5/6/2012
So listen, I shed tears during this chapter. Tears. Enders dying and John pretending to be his partner so that he could die happy was so well written and so bloody sad. Snif snif. Seriously tears. I was worried about John and Sherlock even though they seem to be the main characters I'm always worried they might die. (that's how irrational I get reading your suspenseful chapters...)
It's wrapping up nicely. I'm excited to see them home again. They haven't been there in so long I've forgotten it in contrxt to your stories. More has happened in hospitals and secret lairs recently.
Love as always. Woot woot.
| min23 chapter 23 . 5/6/2012
This is beautiful. So heartbreakingly angsty, but beautiful. When you said thatjohn missed another man, and Sherlock was OK with it, I never imagined this scenario.
Loved the flashback at the beginning too - I'm curious as to whether this is a 'real' memory, or something induced by trauma and combat shock. It's really nice to have some insight into how the boys might have begun. Eagerly awaiting the final.
| emmish chapter 23 . 5/6/2012
Can't believe we're nearly at the end of this!
Spectacular, amazingly in-depth, heart-rending and explosive.
Pleasure as always.
| Rairakku1234 chapter 23 . 5/6/2012
Oh my goodness. I am just reeling with all the emotion you put in this chapter. Really really good stuff.
The flashback to the start of John and Sherlock's realationship. Very much in character. Very realistic and sweet with just a touch of humor.
The escape from the house. Felt like movie level tension.
John comforting the agent as he dies. Amazing.
Another fantastic chapter. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
| ForgottenTales chapter 22 . 5/6/2012
Oh wow. You really have a knack of twisting out these feelings from me. Your deliver each of your promises like a blow to the gut. I don't know how you write this. It's just amazing.
| IamSHERlocked4ever chapter 5 . 5/5/2012
After reading Chapter 22 a few times, I had to re-read this one again. The last paragraphs are so beautiful, you are a gifted writer.
| atn3 chapter 22 . 5/3/2012
Oh, my dear heart! Okay, Maggie really pissed me off in this chapter as she prevented John from getting to Sherlock sooner. Lori seemed to be tougher than Maggie with her family history of being in the military; maybe I'm biased because I dislike weak female characters and Maggie frustrated me not only in this chapter but from the ones in the past. It's just a sign that your characterization of each character is consistent throughout your story because I never was a fan of Maggie.
I'd forgotten to mention in the last chapter review that what I liked about your writing was that you didn't underestimate your readers' intelligence or their attention to detail. The scene where she was holding a box in the car nicely built the tension because the description wasn't explicit, which allowed the readers to guess the content of the box. I automatically thought of an explosive device. The unveiling of the bombs' locations in this chapter was really great. Every detail from past chapters fit together into a jigsaw puzzle and you realized she'd been strategically planting these bombs under her cover as a cleaner.
Anxiously waiting for the next update. :)
| HOS70 chapter 22 . 5/3/2012
Holy cannelloni, this chapter was a complete and utter tour de force from beginning to end. I'm completely breathless and I'm not even in the blasted (no pun intended!) mansion. I swear to god, if you don't update this story a.s.a.p, I'll come over there and... well, I'll think of something particularly gruesome whilst in transit.
Mycroft, my man, it's high time you start kicking some butt. And Anthea, as much as I love you, never mind holidays - get back to work, now!
| HOS70 chapter 21 . 5/3/2012
I know this will sound really weird, but I'm actually ridiculously glad that Cynthia's "small box" was in fact a bomb! When you mentioned Dennison's "small case" holding John's injections, I thought Cynthia had switched cases and almost had a heart attack. Bombs I can deal with... :-)
Anyway, loved your resolution of the situation in the woods. Of course John wouldn't kill yer man, although he deserved it.
I absolutely loved this para: "Sherlock looks from his mother, as she walks toward the ambulance to have a word with the attendants, then toward John, then at the yellow motorcycle. And realizes that John is correct. He assuredly needs to go to hospital and the sooner the better." So funny! And Sherlock's replies to the poor EMT's questions (and John's exasperated contributions) made for some very nice reading indeed. And: "[...] I believe the word I am looking for is CRAP [..]". Gasp. Sherlock!
Poor old Mycroft - I wish for him to go on a nice, long holiday when this is all over... And - shudder - the memory stick!
| emmish chapter 22 . 5/3/2012
"One second the bed is there on the floor in the far corner and then he watches out of his peripheral vision as it erupts outward in one bulging, ungodly roar that seems to leach all the oxygen out of the room. The tsunami of expanding air molecules fills his lungs and mouth and ears and eyes with sound and wind and miniscule bits of cotton and fluff and something that tastes truly dreadful. The resulting shock wave slams into the side of his skull and he falls into a silence where he hears only the muted sounds of his beating heart – and Maggie Oakton's screams."
Brilliant description :P In fact, all the explosions were completely intense :P
"He scrubs it impatiently against his trousers, then tries to read the screen again."
Hehe, he hasn't got time to bleed :P
TURN BACK. LAB FIRE
CAN'T REACH DOOR.
I'M SORRY, JOHN
- And this is where I start choking up -_-;;;
I SHERLOCK ,TAKE THEE JOHN
Now weeping a bit...(what are you trying to do, kill me? XD)
TILL DEATH DO US PART.
I LOVE YOU, JOHN WATSON.
And there I go, crying :P
That was completely heart-rending - but stupendously well written. You'd better have some good news for me in the next chapter XD
| Fuseaction chapter 22 . 5/1/2012
Oh my shitting hell I can't even.
I was reading this on the bus that takes me to school and I was sitting at the very front having mini heart attacks every time there would be an explosion. I think I strained something in my neck from clenching my jaw so hard. OH. MY. GOD.
And the end. Sherlock's texts. Kill me now, or forever hold your peace.
Really. Are you trying to kill your readers with all of this MADNESS?
Adair. One scary man, but I agree with his strategy. It should've been about going after Mycroft in the first place. He's the one with the power. He's the one with the greater intellect.
Thea, Thea, Thea. Sneaky. Don't even know who you are. But sneaky.
SPLOSIONS. This is like a Michael Bay film!
The goddamn lab. GODDAMN. I knew it was a bloody death trap waiting to happen!
I love how Maggie tells Galen that she doesn't like the nickname, and he immediately calls her Maggie right after :3
Sherlock's hallucination :O, beautiful! I teared up a little.
And the texts! The texts!
ABLUBLUBLUBLUH! Near tears!
| Wayoming chapter 22 . 5/1/2012
I don't know if I want to cry or smack you.
THE TEXTS. THE TEXTS, SKY! I COULD JUST LAY DOWN AND DIE RIGHT HERE!
You know how last time I had to distance myself from the fic for several hours before I could compose myself enough to review?
I had to spend all weekend in my performance space for a show that was on last night, go home and sleep, have a bath this morning and THEN review. Woman, this is wreaking havoc on my emotions. Never stop.
Hope everything is alright in the RL!
Much love, and bitten away fingernails,
| ongreenergrasses chapter 22 . 4/30/2012
AFTER I GO SCREAM INTO A JUG FOR ABOUT TWENTY MINUTES
AND THEN BURY THE JUG, WITH ALL MY ANGER, IN THE SINKHOLE IN THE BACKYARD
I NEVER KNEW SINKHOLES COULD BE CONVENIENT
TURNS OUT THEY CAN BE
oh, that's the caps lock button off. And my typing skills are deteriorating.
GET THE NEXT CHAPTER UP. THIS IS NOT AN OPTION. I WILL DESTROY THINGS, I WILL EAT THE WORLD, NO, STRIKE THAT, I WILL TEAR THE WORLD APART WITH MY HANDS AND IF I LEAVE ON A WEEK LONG TRIP AND DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS I WILL FLY INTO BITS AND MY ENEMIES WILL HAVE TO CLEAN UP THE PIECES
ACTUALLY THAT'D BE A GOOD PUNISHMENT FOR MY ENEMIES
I ENJOYED IT
UNTIL YOU ENDED IT LIKE THAT
YOU WRITE THESE THRILLER THINGS
AND THEN THEY END ON CLIFFHANGERS
WHY WHY WHY
| Slone'sTravelDreamer chapter 22 . 4/30/2012
I...I...I...I...I...sheesh taking down the Holmes family just because some egos got bruised is not enough of a good reason, I can understand if a relative was ruined and this is payback but really?
This chapter has made me laugh, cry, knots in my stomach and hours to read through not wanting to read the next f- up.
| danishprince chapter 22 . 4/28/2012
Crikey... this is getting unbearable, but loving it all the same! This is so good; more please. Thank you for sharing these stories.