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221B week, day 6: Safe as houses

BBC Sherlock

Rating PG (preslash)

Spoilers: none for Series 2

Originally posted at the Sherlock rarepair meme

It was supposed to be Molly in danger, not her, Anthea thought, sitting and watching the sleeping woman. That was why she'd been taken to the safe house: they couldn't leave a kitten like her wandering round the jungle on her own.

"Moriarty posed as her boyfriend and then blew up her morgue for fun," Mycroft had said at the briefing. "Ms Hooper needs protection, but a male bodyguard might alarm her."

"And I won't?"

"The evidence suggests she has very poor gaydar, but be discreet, please."

Anthea had been, of course; three weeks in, Molly had no idea the effect she was having on her. Ridiculous for this to happen, she knew. Anthea was Mycroft Holmes' PA, kept half the British government's secrets. Several very clever women had tried to seduce her over the years. As well as a larger number of very stupid men who apparently didn't understand about lipstick lesbians.

Molly didn't try to seduce Anthea. She just adored her, with an innocent sisterly adoration that seeped quietly through Anthea's armour-plated defences. Made her nostalgic for romantic urges she thought she'd long since overcome.

Impossible to tell Molly the truth now. She'd see it as a trick, another clever plan to manipulate her, Anthea realised. And even a kitten, if you cornered it, could scratch till you bled.

Note: fans of Molly/Anthea should also check out the fics by Saathi1013 and lbmisscharlie


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(no subject) - shehasathree - Dec. 31st, 2011 10:30 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 31st, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
first Harry without Molly, and now Molly without Harry!

I feel sorry for Anthea in this one.
Jan. 1st, 2012 01:19 am (UTC)
Still adorable :D And thanks for the rec!
Jan. 1st, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
Oh! This is lovely! I have never been able to figure out 'Anthea's voice, and you've made it look effortless!

ty for the mention, I am ever so flattered
Jan. 6th, 2012 06:36 am (UTC)
Another one of your brilliant alt couples. I liked all the diff. levels of womanhood and sexuality here. It was another version of Anthea that made me like and respect her more.
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