I wrote this story for pj1228 in the oldschoolfic winter 2011 event. (This is the one with the Turkish bath, the blood supplier, and the teenage murder victim.) Thanks to lastscorpion, skieswideopen and amilyn for beta-reading! Thanks to celli and wiliqueen for brainstorming!
PJ is a Cousin, Dark Knightie and UFer who prefers "dark," so I found this assignment extremely challenging. I aimed close to canon, hoping to achieve its openness to being read both ways; the crimes solved in this tale are more disturbing than my usual, and some may find them triggering, though all could have aired as written.
|• Title:||"Cuts Deep" (also on AO3)|
|• Length:||~11,000 words|
|• Date:||Oldschoolfic 02/02/11, FKFic-L 05/02/11|
|• Summary:||Nick and Schanke solve a vicious murder that reminds Nick of a miscarriage of justice in 1885 London.|
|• Characters:||Nick, Schanke, Natalie, Lacroix, Janette, Stonetree, Norma, Others|
|• Quotation:||"Schanke was right; Nick did know that feeling. He took a deep breath of the clear spring night. 'We give the families closure, Schank. And sometimes, with these high profile cases, the whole community needs that closure, too."|
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