Title: This Thing All Things Devours (9/15)
Word Count: 4,800 for this part
Genre: AU/fusion, science fiction, action, romance
(In Time AU) In 2169, time is money—literally. Humans are genetically engineered to stop aging at 25, when the numbers on their arm start counting down from one year. When that time is up, they die. The only way to get more time is to earn it, borrow it, or steal it.
John Watson lives day-to-day in the crowded slums of Zone 13. He never imagined living any differently—until he meets the practically-immortal Sherlock, and helps him on a case to track a local time-thief...
( The sun was just beginning to go down when they left the hotel. )