Title: Grit on the Lens
Betas: All honor and praise to lindahoyland and sjames_centre
Characters/Pairings: Mycroft Holmes, Irene Adler, cameo by the Equerry and Anthea
Word Count: 4,901 + Notes
Summary: To Mycroft Holmes she would always be the Woman. An attempt to nudge the BBC's version of Irene Adler in a direction more compatible with her Doyle self, and fix some of that episode's more troubling bits at the same time.
Read it at AO3 or the Holmestice LJ.
Thanks so much to cherrytide, eanor, xfdryad, sanquinity, blueonblue, saki101, billiethepoet, cathedralcarver, and snarryfool, who reviewed it through the exchange (I will reply individually ... I hope); to lindahoyland and sjames_centre for their very helpful and fast betas, and to billiethepoet for making room for me in the exchange.
*phew* When you throw in the New Year's eve Johnlock ficlet I threw together and posted over at Tumblr, this makes the third fic I've shared in as many days. I hope you all are content with radio silence for about the next six months now. :-)