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Equivalent Exchange by The Dead Parrot (R)

Title: Equivalent Exchange
Fandom: Sherlock/Full Metal Alchemist
Pairing: John/Sherlock; Past: John/Mary
Categories: AU, Crossover, Sad Fic
Length: Medium (5,700)
Warnings: Character Death

Author on LJ: thedeadparrot
Website: Ao3 Works List

Summary: John comes back from the war broken in more ways than one.

Review: This is a strange little story. But surprisingly engaging.

John is a state medical alchemist and Sherlock is his usual quirky self just exacerbated by his ability to preform alchemy. Transmutation circles tend to show up in unusual places when he's around. (Such as bathtubs and cheese drawers.)

What really sets this story apart for me is the straightforward manner in which it is handled. No extraneous bits and pieces, no perfectly wrapped up ending. And for all the story is heartbreaking it is also bleak. It's a daring move on the part of the author and one I greatly admire.

Equivalent Exchange


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