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Semper Fidelis, Part Nine
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Title: Semper Fidelis
Rating: Probably an R
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, and am making no profit from their use, more's the pity.
Warnings: Angst, partner betrayal, aftermath of torture in this chapter 
Summary: Written for a kinkmeme prompt: Moriarty frames John and "Anthea" of betrayals which cause both of the Holmes brothers to cut them off. Cue BAMF!John and BAMF!"Anthea" doing their best to clear their names. Both het and slash; Mycroft/Anthea and John/Sherlock.

(Title page by mabivia)

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six
Part Seven
Part Eight

Part NineCollapse )

Such a wonderful and suspenseful story. :-) I'm wondering how things are going to be resolved and I love this. Thank you so much!


So much pain and recrimination. I hope John and Anthea can recover. It was good to read this update. Thanks and now it's time to go re-read it.

Ooooh, yay an update!!! I love you, I love this story. I think it's one of the best Sherlock stories I've read, if not the best. I just love how everyone keeps bothering John, and how him and Jane keep having to fight them off. :P

It's so sweet, and I love it, and please don't make us wait too much longer for another update. :P

Oh, and I loved how there was a face-off with Mycroft and John, and Anthea and Sherlock...<3

HURRAH!!! Update! This is excellent. I can't tell you how very glad I am that John and Anthea haven't forgiven Sherlock and Mycroft yet. Ooooooooh I want them to grovel and make grand gestures that get ignored and nearly pull their hair out trying to think of ways to win their hearts back.
I absolutely loathe it when a fic has characters forgiving way to quickly so thank you thank you thank you for the wonderful way this fic is progressing. I applaud you!

Thanks! I figured that, after all John and Anthea have been through, forgiveness will be slow in coming...

I just finished CONSUMING this story and am amazed amazed AMAZED by it! I desperately hope you continue this story soon.

This. This whole story.

When first I'd seen the description, I was all, "Mer, het and betrayal, not right now." And then now came along. I've just read the whole thing and good gloriousness but it's amazing! "Anthea and John bromance" is now officially a mental meme of mine; while it may not be known by much of the population, within my mind it is held in the highest regard as it deserves.

And just checking, but is Part Nine the end? It makes sense, but of course my brain is a land of wishful thinking. ;)

I love, love, LOVE writing the John-Anthea bromance. When I first started it I wasn't really sure how they would relate to each other, but then this little voice in the back of my mind said 'they're both totally calm under pressure and both have to deal with a Holmes' brother - they'll immediately hit it off and be awesome together'.

And this is most certainly not the end - I'm predicting one, maybe two parts to go yet...

I owed you a proper comment, didn't I? So let me just paraphrase my own rec over Delicious Bookmarks:

What a ride! I still want my happy ending, but really! This is utter brilliance. The plot, the suspense, the adventure! John and Anthea (you named her Jane! John & Jane! You're brilliant, you are) finally have the flashlight on them, and they are not lacking. John, the soldier, and Anthea, the secret agent; we see why they have never dropped the ball with the Holmes brothers. An excellent study of secondary characters, an excellent adventure and overall a great example of how amazing fandom writers can be.

Thank you very much for sharing!

I loved this chapter. Poor Sherlock and Mycroft, look so lost. :| I imagine it's hard to feel betrayed, but I hope John and Jane forgive them. They are not even happy to be away from those two, and their insecurities need some working on...

I can't wait for the next installment! ;)

Thanks! People have speculated on Anthea's real name, with lots of interesting ideas, and I just thought 'maybe it's really, really ordinary'.

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This was a fantastic chapter! I love seeing John put all three Holmes's in their place. It was also great to see it pointed out that John didn't act like an average doctor who worked in the military. He acts like a true warrior with a bit of spy thrown in. I look forward to seeing what happens next.


I love writing badass!John. I seem incapable of writing him any other way...

Just read everything at one go! Splendid, exciting and wonderful. I hardly read Anthea fics because we have so little canon of her and it's difficult to get interested but you really did a great job creating a persona from what we know of Mycroft.

And John! Oh bamf!John and all his goodness. This is one of the most believable platonic relationships I have ever read. Big fan of your work and looking forward to the next chapter (along with Republic of Heaven which I have just reread for the 39283x).

I figure anyone dealing with a Holmes will have to be cool under pressure, willing to cooperate even in difficult situations, and also be pretty badass.

I LOVE how protective John and Anthea of each other. Absolutely LOVE it. ♥

Once again I must say your characterizations are just perfect. Everyone was so IC and I'm so amazed at how strong John and Anthea are. Mummy Holmes was great.

It had never worked on her true, but it would have been a wonderful opportunity to punch him in the crotch.

♥ :D :D :D

She watched Mycroft’s throat work as he swallowed, obviously uncomfortable, and for a moment vicious satisfaction replaced the dull ache in her chest. If she was suffering, he could damn well suffer with her!


I can't wait to see John and Anthea go on their trip! Thank you for yet another brilliant chapter! :D

This new chapter has perched my heart back on a cliff-edge. I need it to be all better...

This is a bloody marvelous tale. Thank you, thank you.

will there be a new chapter soon????

Awesome fic. I love that you are making John and Anthea so realistically unforgiving, and I love the way you write all three Holmeses (and that instead of making Mummy a deux ex machina, she had her own faults and flaws and her actions weren't all perfect/helpful). And I love that this remained John&Anthea friendship rather than anything romantic. :)

Brilliant stuff, as always. ^_^