Rise And FallAuthor: wave_of_sorrow Beta(s): jenlee1
and shadowsofapen Character(s)/Pairing(s):
John Watson, John Watson/Mary Morstan, Sherlock Holmes/John Watson (UST)Verse:
Don't own. Don't claim. No money being made.Summary:
Of sins and virtues, sinners and saints, and trying to do the right thing. Spoilers/Warnings:
some spoilers for the book canon (FINA, EMPT), minor character death, vague mentions of drug (ab)use, angst, ridiculously long sentences, happy endings that simply do not come.A/N:
The bits at the beginning and end are taken from the poem The Tyger
by William Blake. The title plays on the quote by Shakespeare, "Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall." There are two more Shakespeare quotes in the fic itself, both italicalized and from A Midsummer Night's Dream and Troilus And Cressida, respectively.
This was written for thebetterangels
as part of the fic auction hosted on waltzmatildah
's journal. I'm terribly sorry this took so long, I hope you enjoy it nonetheless!
I would like to thank my two wonderful betas, jenlee1
, who both did an amazing job. Thank you so much, darlings! I also feel that I should mention, though they tried their best to beat those commas into submission I snuck a few back in when they weren't looking. Any remaining mistakes are entirely mine.
Last but definitely
not least, I want to thank the amazing blacktablet
who put the idea in my head, held my hand through writing it, tolerated my panicked emails, gave me inspiration and encouragement, and without whom, frankly, this would never have been written. A large portion of this is entirely thanks to her genius, though she may not always have known she was inspiring me at the time.
Before this turns into even more of an Oscar accpetance speech, here's the fic. As always, comments, constructive criticism and feedback of any kind would be very much appreciated!( some rise by sin and some by virtue fall )