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A Post-Reichenbach moment.
Trading drabbles with my darling girl, ashesintwilight. We’ve been prompting each other with a pair and a song. The last one she gave me was Sherlock/John, The Fray - “Be Still”. Oh the Post-Reichenbach feels in that song! I feel like it's a cop out I didn’t do a 221B, instead of a traditional 100 word drabble, but here is the result
John Watson was having a nightmare. It was nothing new, he was prone. But now instead of young soldiers dying in his hands or a bullet tearing through his shoulder, the cause of his night terrors are blood on the pavement, clotting in dark hair he once lovingly ran fingers through.
This time was different, a shadow crept into John’s room, fingertips ghosting over his troubled brow. The face from his dreams — miraculously alive -- though John did not wake enough to know he’d been visited.
“John, be still. You are not alone.”
Peaceful sleep came, the first in a year.
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