The Measure of GoodnessAuthor: sophiapCharacters and/or pairings:
Eventual John/Sherlock, implied one-sided Moriarty/Moran. Also features Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade, Sally Donovan, Cal Lightman, Emily Lightman, and Gillian Foster. Rating:
Crossover with "Lie to Me," but detailed knowledge of that fandom is NOT necessary. Graphic violence, graphic injury, coarse language, references to and depictions of suicide. Angst. Lots of angst. Assume spoilers through "The Reichenbach Fall" for Sherlock and "Killer App" for Lie to Me.Length:
c. 4400 this chapterAuthor's note:
I simply could not pass up the idea of Sherlock Holmes squaring off against Cal Lightman. I was also eager to play with my own take on the character of Sebastian Moran. Last but far from least, many, many thanks to aishuu, incandescens, and mei. This would not be possible without your help and support.Summary:
"Let me be clear. I understand very little, least of all the people closest to me.
" — Cal Lightman
Moriarty was a diabolically elegant puzzle, but Sebastian Moran is a maddening and contradictory enigma. Not even Mycroft Holmes has any idea of who Moran really is or what he truly wants—or just how far he will go to carry out Moriarty’s final orders.
Then, during the investigation of a bizarre and brutal murder, Sherlock crosses paths with another unconventional genius who may be able to help him get to the truth about Moran. Unfortunately, Cal Lightman also holds the key to another truth, and for once in his life Sherlock Holmes finds there are some things he would give anything not
to know.Chapter Two
: Greg is called into Scotland Yard for a final conversation with the Commissioner regarding his association with Sherlock Holmes. In short, six weeks unpaid leave is about to come to an abrupt and traumatic end.Fic on my journal
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