Reviews for The Boys of Baker Street
librarianmum chapter 23 . 5/6/2012
Oh my gosh. I welled up when John pretended to be Anthony. It kinda explains why Rob was 'eyeing' John up at the hospital - you already eluded to the fact that John resembles his fiance in an earlier chapter & now I know why you did that. So sad :-( And Sherlock holding him up...

I was so relieved that Sherlock helped get him out of there. I was so afraid in the last chapter that he'd given up, especially when he repeated their vows. But of course clever Sherlock gave John the clue he needed!

Was happy for Jake. Wonder how Mycroft will cope with the loss of 'Anthea'? Pleased that the others got out too, particularly Lori and Maggie, but...somehow the loss of Rob dominates everything else. Which is, of course, how it should be.
IamSHERlocked4ever chapter 23 . 5/6/2012
So happy you put up the next chapter today, Sherlock day in America! (That's what I call it as Sherlock Series 1 is re-airing right now and the Series 2 premiere is fast approaching at 9pm and PBS.) I'm looking forward to watching the complete Series 2 over the next three Sundays, as I have only seen several snippets of it on Youtube! Anyway, thanks for such a brilliant chapter. I love what you had John do for Agent Enders, so heartbreaking. And I'm relieved that Sherlock and John made it both out alive as you said they would in a PM. Thanks so much for making my day even more special and I look forward to the last chapter and your third book! Now, I'm off to get SHERlocked for real tonight! Bye!
power0girl chapter 23 . 5/6/2012
Awah man! You killed Rob! Poor guy!

Serious climax though, wow, I think my heart rate would have worried a medic if it had been taken half way through that! Looking forward to Thea getting he just deserts!

Ta
Falling-Petal84 chapter 23 . 5/6/2012
Oh dear, you really, really don't do things half-heartedly, do you?

You turned me into a emotional, crying puddle with this chapter, this really isn't right... he deserved to live and be happy after he was so excited that his proposal was accepted and after everything he's done!

I mean I really am overjoyed for Maggie and Galen and Jake and Anthea and I'm more than just glad that our two boys got out of this alive but somehow this overshadows everything.

Other than that this sequence of John and Sherlock's first kiss was so amazingly sweet... at times I was wondering how they got together and somehow that just fits so well, it's so typically Sherlock *grins*

And again I'm amazed by your ability to describe quite complicated scence... how do you think of things like this escape from the lab? I wouldn't have thought of something like that and probably wouldn't have been able to describe it so vividly like you did.

So only one chapter left, yes? I somehow can't believe it... there are quite a couple of things left but I suppose Mycroft has everything under control now more or less, there must have been a reason he arrived kind of late at the manor... and as much as Mummy is not amused with her home being blown to pieces, Sherlock certainly is almost glad he doesn't have to return there again... I wonder how Mycroft feels about it...

Now anything left to say? Ah yes, thanks for mentioning me, that really made me happy and I'm glad I was of some use *smiles*

And even more important because I believe I haven't said so before, thank you for writing this amazing story, it takes quite a bit of time, I guess and for all the reviews you receive it's not even close to what you actually deserve!
soror noctis chapter 23 . 5/6/2012
Actually, arterial blood is lighter in colour than venous blood (the difference is quite significant). Otherwise: brilliant!
Synthetic Memories chapter 23 . 5/6/2012
Such a good chapter- I'm glad to see both of the boys safe, even if it is at the expense of one of the agents. I also love how you have multiple side stories and little plots among your original characters. So good! I can't believe there's only one chapter left!
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.

Emma

xxx
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.

Rairakku
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!
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