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"The one rule the Holmes boys abide by - caring is not an advantage. Their niece was the exception."

Created in 2014 by: A-D-E-E-R.

After her mother's suicide, Alex Holmes began to live with her beloved uncle, Sherlock Holmes. Rather clever, and painfully similar to her family, this fanfiction holds twists and turns of her adventures with John and Sherlock. Never one to pass up a case, and never one to ignore a friend in need. She's not your average teenager. Work can be found here.

Alex Holmes

This fanfiction contains examples of:

  • Bad Dreams: Alex has these. Of her mother dying, Sherlock overdosing, Moriarty, Sherlock dying, you name it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: John and Alex may act friendly, but mess with their loved ones, and all hell will break lose on you.
  • Break the Cutie: Oh boy do they ever. Her mother committed suicide in front of her when she was young, she dealt the with the affects of Sherlock's addiction, bullied out of school, terrorized and abducted by her father, and eventually becomes emotionless after believing her uncle was dead, and almost commits suicide.
  • Child by Rape: Everyone assumes Alex is this, until they find out the truth.
  • Daddy DNA Test: How Alex finds out Moriarty is her father.
  • Daddy's Girl: Played With: When it comes to her actual father, she definitely is not this. But when it comes to Sherlock, whom she sees as her actual father, definitely.
  • Emotionless Girl: Becomes this after she believes Sherlock committed suicide.
  • Escape Artist: All of the Holmes. Though is it surprising?
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  • Generation Xerox: Alex is apparently the mirror image of her mother, physically and personality wise.
  • Love Is a Weakness: Sherlock and Mycroft claim to believe this, with the exception of Alex, but it's clear they don't.
  • Medication Tampering: Someone tampers with Alex's IV after she's kidnapped by Moriarty.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Alex, whenever Moran forces her to wear (or not wear) whatever he wants to see her in.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: The rare times Alex wears dresses, she is reportedly very beautiful.
  • Sherlock Scan: All of the Holmes are capable of this though it varies per person of the capacity of this gift.
  • Shipper on Deck: Alex with John/Sherlock. She even goes as far as to refer to them as her "fathers" during Hound of Baskerville.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Many of the criminals they encounter in their cases, as well as Donovan and Anderson taunting Alex and even blame her for her mother's suicide.


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