When Peace Corps assigns Nate to East Timor, a tiny half-island in eastern Indonesia, he figures he'll have a lot of time to catch up on his reading. But the year is 1999, and the shock fall of military dictator Suharto is still reverberating throughout the country, triggering changes nobody ever thought possible. As East Timor moves inexorably towards freedom – or war – Nate is drawn into events that will define the future of the province forever.
Embarrassing as it is -- considering Lestrade actually is a decently intelligent and aware person despite what Sherlock insinuates at least twice a week -- he very simply does not notice someone standing in his doorway until the man clears his throat. "Detective Inspector Lestrade?" the man asks as though he already knows the answer.
"I have two sons," she said. "Ages five and twelve. They're very bright, and I don't say that as a doting mother. I say that as someone who's seen their IQ scores and discovered that the elder was writing essays for a number of university students at fifty pounds a paper."
Prompt: Joanna Watson has know her entire life that she is not beautiful, or even pretty. That honor goes to her older sister Harriet upon whom their mother lavishes all her attention. So Jo knows she is plain. She and Sherlock need to go undercover at a charity ball for Mycroft or Lestrade. Mycroft sends over a beautiful dress with his assistant who does Jo’s hair and make up. She arrives and everyone compliments her. Sherlock just says she looks fine. Her feelings are hurt. Sherlock is confused as to why she seems mad at him and says at some point that she is beautiful all the time, a costume doesn’t make a difference. (This is a really gorgeous fill.)