I got not one but two absolutely amazing stories in this summer's Holmestice exchange (as the title suggests, focusing on the infinite variety of Sherlock Holmes).
Echoes of the PastFandom: Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd CenturyPairing:
Sherlock Holmes and Beth LestradeWord Count:
There’s more than one way to connect with a previous century.
andOn Verity and VerisimilitudeCharacters/Pairings:
James Moriarty (hologram)Word Count:
Moriarty gazed on the stars, and trembled at the possibilities.Author Notes:
Alternatively, the one in which you know Moriarty is evil because he thinks Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem is funny. Severe spoilers for Star Trek: The Next Generation
6x12 "Ship in a Bottle."
I also direct the reader's attention to the following story, which was written for gardnerhill
but which I certainly could have asked for. (Note that the Author Notes are from the currently-anonymous writer, not from me.)A Handsome and Generous PeopleCharacters/Pairings:
Holmes & Wt'sn, Holmes/WatsonRating:
Hurt/comfort, angst, humor, copious ACD canon references, happy ending. 7.5K wordsSummary:“Watson,” Holmes said, reaching up to clasp my wrist.
“I’m sorry, old chap,” I said, giving him my hand. “It’s only Wt’sn.”Author Notes: Sherlock Holmes in the 23rd Century
was a never-produced Filmation series; the pilot became a stand-alone two-parter within their space-western Bravestarr.
(It's available on Hulu
, although mislabeled there; skip to 1:10 to get past the obnoxious credits. There are also a few copies floating around YouTube.) Most of the backstory you'll need is in the first ten-to-twelve minutes; by the time Marshall Bravestarr shows up to ask for help you're pretty much set, although I do refer to the case once or twice.
Or, if you prefer a quick textual recap: During the fight with Moriarty at Reichenbach, with Watson too far away to give aid, Holmes is the one who falls. On the way down, he passes through a timewarp and into an 1890s-meets-the-1980s 23rd-century London. Holmes immediately meets Dr. Wt'sn, a green-skinned alien physician from a planet in the Rigel system, and the two get on well enough to solve cases together. Also, Holmes can shoot lightning from his fingers. (I dunno, it's a falling-through-a-timewarp thing.)
However, time warps, lightning bolts, and digital clocks aside: this is simply a canon-heavy story about being the wrong Watson.