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A Study in Regret, by Riandra, is an AU to the events of the Sherlock Holmes short story "The Final Problem". The FF.N summary is as follows: Dedicated to Aleine Skyfire. What if events had turned out for the worst after Moriarty's death at Reichenbach? Character death, drug and torture references.

When the fic opens, Colonel Sebastian Moran has already murdered Dr. Watson at the Reichenbach Falls. Sherlock Holmes is now Moran's prisoner, and is being constantly "punished" for the death of Professor Moriarty. Not all hope is lost, however, for Inspector Lestrade and Mary Watson are on the case, and they're determined not to fail.

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Tropes used in A Study in Regret include:

 Mary swiftly produces a revolver from somewhere, muttering something decidedly ungenteel in French – where did she learn words like that?

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