Well, this took long enough.
Title: The Conductor of Light [AU: Saving Grace (Sherlock Holmes)-verse]
Disclaimer: Er, I don’t own Hetalia.
Pairing: Arthur × Alfred; hints of Francis × Matthew and Arthur + Matthew
Rating: PG-13, angst, perhaps a bit of fluff. IDK. Thesaurus abuse, ahoy!
Summary: A side-story for the multipart fic The Saving Grace of Antiquity written for the usxuk ficathon. Sherlock Holmes AU. Arthur Kirkland is the world’s foremost independent consulting detective. Matthew Williams is his trusty companion, assistant and chronicler, and Alfred F. Jones is the tenacious and enthusiastic detective sergeant of the Yard. A routine arrest goes horribly wrong and ends with Arthur almost fatally shot. Alfred and Matthew are forcefully reminded that some promises may be harder to keep than others.
Author’s notes: *sigh* This is more of a bridge chapter. I suggest you read the first two parts (to refresh yourselves) because otherwise I think this chapter may not make sense.
Warning: Lots of spoilers for the Sherlock Holmes’ stories.
( Matthew considers it no small miracle that somehow he, Alfred and Arthur had managed to return to the flat in Baker Street later that night without Alfred expressing, in his usual loud and physical, manner, his extreme discontent with Arthur concerning the events that transpired at Blackwood’s house. )