"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.
This fanfiction contains examples of:
- Adults Are Useless: Played With: While her uncles do everything they can to protect her, they don't always succeed.
- Adult Fear: Having your niece kidnapped by a psychopath multiple times and overdose on drugs.
- Aerith and Bob: Sherlock and Alex.
- Anyone Can Die: William
- Ascended Extra: Anthea is much more present in this fanfiction compared to the series.
- 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.
- Bilingual Bonus: Some chapters feature German.
- 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.
- Carnival of Killers: The fun house was this.
- Child by Rape: Everyone assumes Alex is this, until they find out the truth.
- Cool Loser: Despite being a pretty Teen Genius with a powerful family, Alex was not at all popular at school. See Intelligence = Isolation below.
- 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.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her mother committed suicide in front of her.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Don't call Alex Allessandra.
- Driven to Suicide: Alex's mother and subverted with Alex.
- Emotionless Girl: Becomes this after she believes Sherlock committed suicide.
- Escape Artist: All of the Holmes. Though is it surprising?
- Generation Xerox: Alex is apparently the mirror image of her mother, physically and personality wise.
- I Didn't Mean to Kill Him: Alex accidentally kills someone in the Germany arc.
- 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.
- Mysterious Protector: Whoever pulled Alex out of the water after she was kidnapped by Moriarty.
- No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Subverted with Alex's 16th birthday, they hoped they would just leave her alone on her birthday.
- 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.
- The Three Faces of Eve: Molly as the wife, Anthea as the seductress, and Alex as the child.
- 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.