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Crossover Fic: All The Different Kinds of Sunshine (Sherlock/Doctor Who) - CaffieneKittySpace
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Crossover Fic: All The Different Kinds of Sunshine (Sherlock/Doctor Who)
Title: All The Different Kinds of Sunshine
Fandoms: Sherlock/Doctor Who
Alternate posting: AO3
Rating/Content: Gen, PG13, first person, POV Mrs. Hudson, crossover, introspection.
Word Count: 600-ish
Disclaimer: I do not own and did not originate these characters or their world.
Notes: A short first person monologue by Mrs. Hudson, delivered to a John Watson who really should be paying more attention. Kind of in honour of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, but really it just jumped up and ambushed me today.

Summary: In her youth, Mrs. Hudson did some travelling.



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All The Different Kinds of Sunshine
by Caffienekitty
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Sherlock reminds me of another man I used to know. I was with him for a long while.

Oh, not like that, he wasn't that sort. Or any sort, as much as I could tell. We just travelled together. Saw things you wouldn't believe. Floating rocks, cathedral-spire cities full of talking badgers. He showed me all the different kinds of sunshine. Always got into loads of trouble, but always managed to find the way back out somehow. Just like Sherlock.

The man was mad of course, travelling like that. Not knowing whether it'll be flowers or flames you land in, it's enough to drive anyone mad. He kept on though. Helping people, always finding the problems of a place and trying to make them better. It hurt him so badly the few times he couldn't help. And oh, he was one for running. Running here and there, right across the universe. I was never sure if he was running from something or running to something, but he was always running.

Funny way I met him too. My friend, Minnie, she was the wild one; a real menace. I always just followed her lead. We were out and about as it were; it was the sixties you know, protests and free love and whatnot. There was a bit of a set-to in Mayfair and the police took exception. 'Public nuisances' they called us. She got put in one Police Box and I got put in another, and I thought when they put me in, "Gosh, these have a lot more room inside than they look." Of course it wasn't a proper Police Box at all, but by then we were already off to the 12th century after a sort of a walrus-fish-thing, so never mind.

He was so old, though he didn't look it. Once in a while, he'd call me 'Dodo'. Not an insult mind you, just someone else's name. So many things he'd done and seen, people he'd travelled with. I expect they got muddled up now and then.

The day I left him and his box he said I shouldn't go, but that he knew I had somewhere else I needed to get to yet and that to get there I had to go where he couldn't keep me safe. He looked so sad. He was right too. I'd met George when we landed in America and fallen in love, or so I'd thought, silly little fool I was. I'd thought, "Better a life you could set up roots and a family, can't spend the rest of your days flying around with a madman in a box." But that didn't work out at all now did it?

I suppose though, it was good that I did leave when I did. If I hadn't met George and gotten mixed up in his business, I'd never have met Sherlock, or you. It was a rough road to get here, but I wouldn't change a step of the journey, if it meant risking never having met you two. Sherlock is like, well he's like a son I never had. A loud, brash messy son. Oh, he has a good heart in him, he just hides it very well to keep it protected. Like that other man I knew. I'm sure he's still around, you know, travelling in his box. I don't think he'd ever stop.

Oh, here I am, prattling on and you writing your blog. Never mind me.

How about a cuppa then? Ooo, and I've got a new sort of biscuits in and it'd be just the excuse to open the packet. But only this once, mind.


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(that's it)

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lurkingwombat From: lurkingwombat Date: November 14th, 2013 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
very cool!
hugs to you!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 15th, 2013 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs*
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: November 14th, 2013 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was so hoping she would travel:)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 15th, 2013 08:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep. :-)
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: November 14th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant! Was Una Stubbs ever in Doctor Who...? Can't remember. She should have been, though. And so should Mrs Hudson!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 15th, 2013 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)
She had a voice role as a one-off character in one of the Big Finish audios in recent years, but she was a young actress during the time Original Who was filming, so I don't know, I think it's reasonable she might have at least auditioned as a companion.
acciochocolate From: acciochocolate Date: November 18th, 2013 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)
She was great as Aunt Sally to Pertwee's Worzel Gummidge, from the little bit I got to see many years ago. :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 20th, 2013 06:09 am (UTC) (Link)
That's cool. There was a lot of overlap between actors in that era.
bugeyedmonster From: bugeyedmonster Date: November 15th, 2013 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
This is my new head canon.

Now I want to see Sarah Jane Smith, Barbara Wright, and Jo meeting with Ms. Hudson for tea.

Oh, the stories they would tell...
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 15th, 2013 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep. :-)
lurkingwombat From: lurkingwombat Date: November 15th, 2013 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha! I loooooove that! Absolutely perfect!
Hugs,
J @ LW's
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 15th, 2013 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you do!
acciochocolate From: acciochocolate Date: November 18th, 2013 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)

re: All The Different Kinds of Sunshine (Sherlock/Doctor Who)

Love it!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 20th, 2013 06:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: All The Different Kinds of Sunshine (Sherlock/Doctor Who)

Thanks.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: March 9th, 2014 06:48 am (UTC) (Link)
really, really like this :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: March 9th, 2014 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad! I thought you'd already read it for some reason.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: March 9th, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
nope! (and I wish I had! :) )
I got very behind on reading fic in the latter part of last year, so expect to get comments fairly randomly for a bit as I catch up :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: March 9th, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
No worries, I'll be doing the same thing for everything people have posted since Jan 1 pretty much, whenever I finish watching Sherlock series 3 and can go back through once I'm not avoiding the spoilers.
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