Invisible Bonds - Chapter 19

Title: Invisible Bonds - Chapter 19
Length: 5,870 this chapter, 97,474 in total
Pairing: Sherlock/John, currently one-sided and purely platonic
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: AU world/OCs are mine, but I (sadly) do not own the world of BBC Sherlock in which this fic blatantly plays.

Summary: In a world where myth, mystery, and the supernatural flourish beneath the veneer of modern civilization, Sherlock is a master of magic as well as science and deduction. But there are some things that he cannot see, riddles he cannot unravel, even when they walk right beside him in the form of one John Watson…

Beta: Many thanks to non_canonical for her friendship, brilliant advice, beta and Brit picking, to numberthescars for her amazing beta work, and to fay2205 for putting up with a ridiculous number of questions from me regarding the translation of one single word. ;)

Special thanks go out to abundantlyqueer. If it wasn't for her initial encouragement, I wouldn't be writing at all.

Notes: This is the second story in the Fallen series. One should read Fallen first, otherwise this probably won't make much sense. ;) This story is now complete! Check back in a few months for the next story in the Fallen series. :)

Apology: I must confess, I never thought this would ever happen - that it would take me four months to post a chapter. Ugh. The convention was definitely part of the reason for that, but I still apologize for keeping you all waiting so very long. I won't blame you at all if you decide to wait until the next story is finished before reading or commenting on it. :}

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Welcome, Sherlockians!


The Sherlock Seattle Convention website is now available!

The Sherlock Seattle Convention is a celebration of all things Sherlock and as such will be featuring many interesting and informative panels, fun and entertaining events, as well as a screening of all three episodes of BBC’s Sherlock - Season 2!

Check out the website to pre-register for the convention (hint, hint, everyone who wants to come to the convention needs to pre-register - there will be no at-the-door registrations) and discover of what kinds of panels, guests and special events you can expect to find there!

We look forward to meeting you in person! Cheers!

New Location! New Date!


Hi everyone! Sorry to be so late with this update! I didn't realize I hadn't posted this here.

So as you can see, new date for the Sherlock convention because we are, in fact, going with the new and larger location. Yay! Hopefully you all can still attend.

The website is "finished" and being proofed and edited by my army of minions. Once I'm reasonably assured that everything is good and correct I will be posting it. My hope is to have it up by some time this weekend.

I will post here when the website is up and available. I thank you all for your patience. This has been a challenging and much more complicated adventure for me than I was expecting when I first proposed it.

For those of you waiting on the final chapter of Invisible Bonds, I cannot apologize enough. This convention has been eating every single one of my Sherlock braincells. :( My hope is that once the website is up and running, I will be once again be able to tackle my writing and get the last chapter finished, beta'ed and up. I'm not going to make any promises of when that will be (because I hate breaking my promises) but I am going to try really hard to get it up as soon as possible. So again, I am SO SORRY. :( Thank you for being so patient.


Hi everyone!

I am excited to announce that I have found a potential new venue for the Convention that looks like it's going to be even bigger and better than the one I was originally planning on. It features:

- A 295 seat theater…

- A downstairs lobby…

- An lovely big upstairs lobby…

- An additional conference room that can hold approximately 18 people…

- The theater Green Room which is approximately 30’x30’ and can be used as a conference room as well…

- Situated on nice grounds with some park area...

- Inexpensive parking available behind the building...

- Food and restaurants within easy walking distance...

I'm taking a look at the space and meeting with the manager of it tomorrow. If the cost is doable, then the convention is going to relocate! The only big change this will create is a change in dates, so vote below!

Can you come to the Seattle Sherlock Convention on November 3rd & 4th? How about November 10th & 11th?

Sherlock Convention - VOTE!

chasingriver made a comment that has completely shifted my understanding of why people want this Sherlock convention. I had assumed from the beginning it was because of the screening, but her comment made me stop, take stock, and realize that I might be wholly misunderstanding the situation. As such, I would love it if everyone who is following me here and thinking of coming to the convention would take a moment to just fill out the short poll below.

Many thanks! :)

Poll #1860987 Sherlock Convention

Which of the following is the most important to you?

To see the screening
To hang out with other fans
To do panels and other con stuff

Sherlock Convention - Pros and Cons

So I’ve been struggling really hard and stressing myself out massively over this Sherlock Convention. The problem? The theater I want to use doesn’t seat a lot of people, so there might be more people who want to come than I can accommodate. So then I started looking for a different place and that was an exercise in frustration and failure. I finally found a place that I looked at on Thursday which has a lot more seats, but, if people who say they’re interested don’t actually end up paying/coming, could really put me in a bad spot. More stressing.

So I just sat down and made a list of the pros and cons of the two spaces and here’s what it comes out to.

Film Center:
Pros - nice location, easy parking, 2 big lobbys, more panel space, easy set-up accessibility, cheaper cost (by a LOT), no risk of having to cancel or not having enough funds to make it happen.

Cons - smaller theater, may have to turn people away

Pros - 2 theaters, so plenty of seats

Cons - icky location, difficult parking, one small lobby, less panel space, difficult set-up accessibility, much higher cost, high risk of not having enough people to cover the cost of the rental.

The only level on which they are equal is the length of time that I can rent them.

So as much as I’m sure people will be disappointed, I think logically I should go with the Film Center. There is only one point on which the NWFF is better, and since I don’t currently have enough people committed to coming to be even close to breaking even on that location, I am very leery of picking it.

I haven’t 100% decided yet, because I hate letting people down, but the choice seems kinda obvious I think…

Looking for Sherlock Writers, Artists, and Vidders!


Greetings! The Seattle Sherlock Convention is looking for writers and artists to participate in interesting, fun, and informative panels during our mini-con! If you write Sherlock fanfic, make Sherlock art, and live in or near Seattle, WA, I want to hear from YOU! :) And likewise, if you know of a great writer or artist in the Pacific Northwest that you think would make a great panelist, please let me know! Just comment below or send me a message. :)

The Sherlock Convention will be a mix of panels, events, and includes a large screen presentation of Season 2 of BBC Sherlock. More news about the convention coming SOON!
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Sherlock Convention Question!

Okay, folks, this has been a rough and tumbled ride and it just got more rough and tumbled.

The latest is that after a month of not replying to my emails I finally got word from the theater, only for them to tell me that they are not only booked on September 22nd, but are pretty much booked through till Thanksgiving weekend. So we have the following options.

If we are willing to split the convention into two days, we could have it on October 13th & 14th (Sat & Sun) from 10-5pm or so each day. The upside of this is that we don’t have to cram everything into one day and there can be more interesting panels and just socializing time. I know for some 4.5 hours of watching stuff in a theater is a lot of sitting and watching as well. There is also the option of spending the evenings doing something else somewhere else.

The other option, of course, is to wait until November or December, but that is a busy time of the year for most people and I’m leery of trying to do something then unless the majority of people interested in coming prefer that plan.

So please cast your vote below! Does splitting the event into a two day convention on October 13th & 14th work for you? Or would you prefer a single day convention in late November/early December?

Sherlock Mini-Con Addendum

Just to be clear, I AM NOT GIVING UP ON THIS IDEA! Yes, I’m feeling very disappointed and frustrated, but until I know it is not a possibility I’m not giving up. So this is what is going to happen.

This event will be a non-profit, donation based event. I currently don’t know how much money is needed to make it happen. Once I do know, I’m going to ask everyone to email me at with how much they are willing to donate to come and make this thing happen. If enough people are willing to donate enough money, then it will happen. If not, then it won’t. So really, the ability to make this happen is in YOUR hands. >:D

Keep your fingers crossed!
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Sherlock Mini-Con Update

Sadly, this is an update to let you all know that the Sherlock Screening/Mini-Con might not be able to happen after all. :( For one, after a month of sending weekly emails the theater still hasn't gotten back to me about the date and rental cost and, for another, it looks like the licensing fees will probably be prohibitively expensive. :(

I'm going to continue to investigate both fronts until I have a clear idea of the costs involved, but at this point the plan is definitely in limbo-land. If it looks like it might still be doable, I'll make another post letting you know, so stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed.

Sorry, Sherlock. We might not be able to have a party after all...