|Reviews for The Man Who Holds The Key|
| Sue chapter 9 . 3/11
Absolutely LOVED it!
| Fang's Fawn chapter 9 . 3/10
| Shadow Cat17 chapter 9 . 2/6
I quite enjoyed this!
| SarahKnight chapter 9 . 10/15/2012
Thanks for a good read. Some great hooks in the opening chapters (what was Sherlock up to, why was he so suspicious of a woman who he was going to watch in concert), plus some nice dialogue between Sherlock and John and gotta love a bit of H/C.
| Lady Sam Mallory chapter 9 . 9/5/2012
Simply wonderful. Thank you for the incredible story. I loved it. Very well written and it made me smile. Nice job with the characterizations. Extremely believable. Thanks for sharing. LSM
| Doni chapter 9 . 8/6/2012
Loved it! Exciting, dramatic, and some good old hurt/comfort...some of my favorite things. :)
| S. C. Peregrine chapter 9 . 8/1/2012
This is beautiful! I love it sooo much. Just sayin'.
| Kokoroyume chapter 9 . 7/25/2012
Great story :)
| Guest chapter 9 . 7/1/2012
That's an excellent adventure! Thank you for writing it!
| Shira Lansys chapter 9 . 6/6/2012
Aw, this was a lovely story. Perfect ending! (Although a little bit of Sherlock/John wouldn't have hurt either...)
No, it was brilliant as it was xD I really enjoyed reading it.
| BlueRaven chapter 9 . 6/4/2012
«"It's the list, OK? I'm writing the list, as instructed."
"What list? What are you talking about? Who instructed you?"
"No," John said, frowning.
"Yes, you did. You said 'what are you sorry for?' and I said 'I can't articulate it right now,' and you said 'write it down'. Why are you laughing again?"
John moaned and clutched at his side.
"Oh please stop it! It hurts so much when I laugh!" he laughed. "Give me the list."
Sherlock handed it to him.
"It isn't finished yet," he said anxiously.
"It's three pages long!"
"I like to be thorough."
"Some might say obsessive."
Oh, I may not have any stitches but I swear the laughing this provoked on me hurt! It really did!
AND it was a very nice, sweet pain!
«Sherlock watched and waited until he was reasonably sure that John was asleep, and then he gently slid the notepad from under his arm. He sat back down on the chair and continued to write.»
Yes, obsessive it is! But please, Sherlock, do it. You really should be sorry for many things. Not exactly the ones related with your experiments, maybe, but you do.
(Ah… why can’t 3rd series just fall from the skies right now? :S)
Thank you so much, Pip, this was very refreshing. You really are incredibly talented.
Hope to see more of you soon!
| BlueRaven chapter 8 . 6/4/2012
Oh this was so cute. Just now I noticed how bad I miss your Sick Fic. Maybe I’ll get over my own limits and finally finish reading it. Or… I’ll just read it all over again. :)
Jonh is just so awesome, isn’t he?
«"'t's in my pocket," John muttered.
Sherlock spun around to look at him. He was completely still and calm, and his eyes were still closed.
"John?" he said quietly.
"Think it's in my coat pocket." John murmured. "I like that coat. 't's a good coat for a short bugger like me. Hope there's no hole. Also…" John sighed a deep sigh. "Potatoes."»
«"Oh sod off you noisy sods," John said. "Let a man… you know… sleep. Get away. Don't come back without those things… potatoes."
The other three stared at him.
"Maybe he's hungry," Lestrade suggested.»
Argh…! Just give the man his potatoes!
| BlueRaven chapter 7 . 6/4/2012
«"Did they try to treat you for shock again?" he asked.
"Yes," Sherlock said, and he gulped down the water. "I got cross," he said when he'd finished. "I'm clearly fine."
"Yes," Mycroft said, frowning.»
Hum-hum, absolutely fine! Hehehehe…!
| BlueRaven chapter 6 . 6/4/2012
Oh damn, it’s the spleen isn’t it? Damn.
You shot him. That was cruel. And genius. Simply genius. That’s exactly what Sherlock needed, I think.
«"Wasn't with you," John slurred. "Wasn't there when you died."
"I didn't die, remember?" Sherlock answered. "I didn't die, and anyway, you were with me. You were the last person I spoke to and the last person I saw. You were with me."
"Phones don' count. Wasn't on the roof. Wasn't with you. Wasn't there when you were so… so scared."
"I wasn't…" Sherlock stopped until he could control his voice. "Settle down now, John. The ambulance is on its way. You'll be fine."»
So touching (*_*)!
«"I think I'm ready to die now," John said sleepily. "You're here. You're fine now." He closed his eyes.
"Sherlock, is it possible…" John shuddered and swallowed, but with a huge effort, he focussed again. "Is it possible you're giving me a big cuddle?"
"Don't worry," Sherlock said. "I won't tell anyone and you won't remember.»
I loved this!
| rustyla chapter 9 . 6/4/2012
Oh my goodness, I'm not online for a couple of days, and suddenly this story is finished!
I am definitely NOT complaining - so happy I didn't have to suffer through the cliffhanger, short though it was.
Whew! So much to admire about another of you wonderful stories, unfortunately I only have a few minutes right now, so I can only manage an abbreviated list of my favorite parts since Chapter5:
- the drama and twists of the case
- whumping John: you have just the right touch, not too maudlin, and your John is so brave about it
- dear Sherlock feeling emotions over his John being hurt
- bad-ass John having the memory stick (I'm thrilled to have guessed that, I never guess anything), and his cool reveal in the hospital room
- LOVED Sherlock and John's "showing off" exchange after the memory stick reveal
- perhaps the best: lots of loose threads for you to pick up in the next story! (plus, I want to see more of that apology list!)