AU - Hellhound On My Trail
└ Sherlock made a cross roads deal. But what for?
um how about NO
SOMEONE NEEDS TO FIC THIS NOW
He’d been twenty-seven years old, on his own, addicted to cocaine, and with a family that so obviously didn’t care. That’s what it seemed like to him anyway. Of course from his perch, Mycroft always had his eye on baby brother, but not enough to stop his downward spiral it seemed.
The streets of London weren’t kind to lanky malnourished addicts whose hair looked like it hadn’t been washed in ages. If only they knew the brilliant mind that hid beneath that mess of greasy curls. Perhaps they’d have been less keen to throw sneers his way. Or perhaps they would anyway, no one would really know. Because, with a drag to his feet and slump to his shoulders, Sherlock Holmes stumbled on an old cross-section of alleys in the backways of London. Trash littered the ground in scattered piles and a deafening silence permeated the area, as if something had blocked it from the traffic just a street over.
Straight in the middle of the section of alleys, the haggard young man collapsed onto his hands and knees, a broken sound escaping him. How soon ago it was that he’d been cocky and bright-eyed and smug about what his brain could do. And now here he was, starved and hopeless and alone.
From thin air, the hollow clicks of heels echoed through the small square, coming to stand in front of Sherlock. With tired eyes, the man looked up, lines showing in his bony face. The woman in front of him stood strong and powerful, a hand on her hip, features sharp and eyes that smoldered. There was an air about her that, were any around, would have people diving for cover. “Looks like someone needs a pick me up.” Her voice had the effect of honey whiskey. Sherlock’s head bowed again, as if his neck were unable to support it any longer, so the woman crouched and lifted his chin with two fingers. “What do you want?” The question was seductive and dangerous and coaxing.
There were tears in Sherlock’s glassy eyes. “For someone to care,” came the broken reply. The smirk that flitted across the woman’s lips resembled a viper.
She leaned in to his ear. “Ten years. Then I come for that tortured little soul. Deal?” The whisper licked at Sherlock’s ear, pulled him. With a desperation that could make a nun weep, he nodded.
After a kiss, the woman disappeared, Sherlock collapsed into a pile on the floor, unable to hold himself up any longer as his limbs continued to shake. It was on this route that not too long later, police officer Gregory Lestrade found an addict with a mind sharper than a knife and got him clean
Sherlock had thought that was his deal
Four years later, he met Marie Hudson, an older woman who had a husband with violent tendencies and a disposition for shouting. A spark of compassion gave Sherlock the fuel to make sure he never laid a hand on her again.
Sherlock thought this was his deal.
Six years after that, Sherlock met John Watson… the most brilliant man that had ever crossed his path. The only one that could possibly ever understand.
One day John had caught him smiling and asked why. Sherlock’s simple reply had been, “Of course it’s you.” John hadn’t understood.
So when Dean asked him what the deal had been, Sherlock merely shook his head.
”It doesn’t matter now. I got what I wanted. I’m ready..”
“#tjlc became a trending hashtag on tumblr, signifying The Johnlock Conspiracy: the belief that the frankly astounding amount of homoerotic subtext on the show is intentional, and that the writers have been setting up the detective and his blogger as a couple from the start.”
That’s pretty good. They showed us respect.
The photo above is the closest humanity has ever come to creating Medusa.
If you were to look at this, you would die instantly. End of story.
The image is of a reactor core lava formation in the basement of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It’s called the Elephant’s Foot and weighs hundreds of tons, but is only a couple meters across.
Oh, and regarding the Medusa thing? This picture was taken through a mirror around the corner of the hallway. Because the wheeled camera they sent up to take pictures of it was destroyed by the radiation.
I wonder if they could get pictures in colour now or maybe get an accurate heat reading off of that thing, if it’s still all there.
It’s crazy to think that something can be that strong that it would kill you by just looking at it. Though it’s understandable. I’d like a heat reading off of it.
Oh my god
I have such a science boner right now
Do you know how fucking dense that must be to weigh hundreds of tons?
Pretty fucking dense.
I found this video for anyone who wants to see a video of the thing (although it’s not the best quality). This thing is a serious monster. I have a little trouble deciphering this Wikipedia article, but from what I gather, this thing weighs 1,200 tons (2,400,000 pounds - a number I cannot even begin to fathom) and is only losing about 22 pounds of uranium per year. It resists its environment and if the shelter is improved, that loss is expected to drop.
I am simply astounded by the sheer power and properties of radiation and nuclear power plants. This is seriously scary stuff. Not to mention its effects on humans. i find deformed humans very, very unnerving. The mutations that radiation cause are the worst, in my opinion, than say, genetic mutations. This video shows some of the mutations from the Chernobyl meltdown (warning: these are very disturbing images, so view at your own risk).
Here’s another website with a collection of Chernobyl pictures, mostly of the building itself (no mutation pictures, so unless you’re upset by major destruction, this is a really cool look-through). This is my favorite picture because it really shows the dripping of the radioactive fuel/debris lava out of the valve. I just find it so absolutely terrifying that something like this could ever happen. Radiation is seriously scary stuff. What I want to know is how they took that picture.
Oh holy shit this is terrifying. The color just makes it worse. It’s like a volcano erupted indoors. Which is probably a pretty accurate analogy, plus tons of radiation to go with it. “”Corium” is only formed during a reactor meltdown as a product of the solid fuel fissioning uncontrollably. This super-hot fuel turns into a liquid and melts its way through steel, concrete, and whatever else that might be in contact with it. So it’s a mixture of fuel and various building materials,” the admin says in the comments.
This article says that Chernobyl will stay radioactive for 100,000 years.
Radiation is just unfathomably scary stuff.
Okay I just remembered this and I regretted not tagging it so I found it again through google and yeah wow I still can’t get over this… It’s so horrible yet at the same time it’s astoundingly intriguing? It’s like a real-life eldritch abomination.
this is some real life scp shit right here
(that video. the helicopter just fucking melts out of the sky. it was terrifying and I wish I hadn’t watched it.)
I’m watching the videos on it now. The whole ordeal is just unnerving and eerie.