“He promised he’d take me somewhere new, John.” Sherlock said with a frown. “You… you could come… too…”
He looked confused, but remarkably sedate in the arms of the intrusive faun… and ‘sedate Sherlock’, of course, was not the Sherlock that John had come to know.
“You believe him, Sherlock?” The Doctor asked tentatively as he stood beside John. His mind was still racing through the best possible way to defuse this scenario. Step one would be getting Sherlock away from, and out of the influence of, the Faun.
The young genius furrowed his brow, “I-I… I don’t…” He struggled to find the right words. “I just had to complete three tasks. Like a case, a mystery! I worked my way through it, I’m… almost finished…”
“No Sherlock!” John yelled desperately. He made a move toward his friend, but the Doctor immediately held him back. “He’s lying to you! Once you complete the tasks, he’ll kill you!”
The Doctor stared at the Faun calmly; judging by Sherlock’s reluctance to leave the creature’s arms, he assumed that the cunning Faun had the child under some sort of ‘lure’ or charm.
They were an intelligent, manipulative race when they wanted to be… those fauns.
“You can’t trust him, Sherlock.” The Doctor nodded, making sure to keep John at bay. “I bet he didn’t even tell you his name.”
That revelation seemed to cause a bit of a hiccup in Sherlock’s docile haze. “What… what is your name?” He asked, finally pulling away to look at the creature.
“Me?” The faun purred and clicked, “I’ve had so many names. Old names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce. I am the mountain, the forest and the earth. I am… I am a faun. Your most humble servant, Your Highness.”
John’s lower lip trembled, “Sherlock don’t listen!”
“I’m here to take you to the Underworld, Sherlock, where your genius will be praised, and your mind will be challenged. Endless adventures are almost within your grasp.” The faun continued, tilting Sherlock’s chin up with a lift of his finger. “The portal to this world will open only with the blood of the innocent. So, I give you your final task…” The creature blinked and cocked it’s head to the side, before looking toward The Doctor and John.
“You must kill John Watson…”
|| I’ve been getting messages from followers requesting more ‘pan’s labyrinth/doctor who/kidlock crossovers. So here ya go!