Sherlock BBCAuthor's summary:
Sherlock is on a case involving an international serial killer while also trying to solve the mystery of the package under John's bed. This story can be read as a stand-alone. Readers may also read it in the context of the Experiments Series
in which case it would slot in after Locked Rooms (Part II)
, the eighth story in the series. Experiments
begins with Zygomata
At the time I read this, my note to the author was that this story cast a spell on me. It still does. The relationship of John and Sherlock is presented through gorgeous and sensual imagery, a fascinating case, stories inside stories, and unanswered questions. Saki101 creates a mood and a world that doesn’t fade. The primary image is a secret package of green brocade fabric. What John does with this, the back story of how he came to own it, and Sherlock’s interest in it is the heart of this story. Other highlights include a visit to Sherlock’s tailor, John and Sherlock reviewing case notes while flying, and a visit to an Art Library. If you're ready to travel into a reality heavy with mood and sensuous details, this is your fic.
This story was part of the Holmestice 2012 December Fanworks Exchange and although it is part of a series (which is still on my list to read!), I read it as a stand-alone story.