Title: Penumbra (Chapter Four: Beyond the Palings)
Characters/Pairings: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes, Mrs Hudson, Mike Stamford, Bill Wiggins, Mrs Turner, Mr Chatterjee, Bill Murray
Rating: NC-17 (for the series)
Word Count: ~6.8K (Chapter Four)
Disclaimer: Neither Sherlock nor Dark Shadows is mine and no money is being made.
Preview: The month is drawing to a close. John must decide.
A/N: A gothic AU of the Sherlock universe inspired by the universe of Dark Shadows (the television series), presented in four episodes, and written for the Miniseries March Challenge at Fall TV Season Sherlock.
Also posted on AO3 (all chapters).
Chapter One: Meet Me at Moonrise may be read on LJ here.
Chapter Two: Sequestration may be read on LJ here.
Chapter Three: Transfusions may be read on LJ here.
Excerpt: Sherlock stood in shirtsleeves before the piano in the corner, swaying as he played his violin, his back to me. Sunlight slanted through the southern windows, throwing blues and violets over him, greens and golds at his feet.
“You have questions,” he said and raised his bow. His tone was cool; he did not turn around.
( Penumbra (Chapter Four: Beyond the Palings) )