In which Sherlock returns, John nurses him back to health, Sherlock fails at sociopathy, and Mycroft picks up the milk. Non-slash or Pre-slash, depending on your worldview.
"He puts the kettle on to boil. He needs to think. About what? He can hear Sherlock breathing behind him. Sherlock is breathing. He needs to think about this: Sherlock being alive, here, in his flat, what the hell is he supposed to do with that? He turns the kettle off and grabs a bottle and a glass from the pantry.
'I'd prefer tea,' announces Sherlock casually, perhaps trying a bit too hard.
'Make your own bloody tea,' John replies.
He sits in the armchair, pours himself a double, knocks it down, and closes his eyes. Sherlock decides the tea can wait until John is in the mood to make it for him, and sits on the sofa. Ping. John doesn't move, because the only person who he might like to see a text from is dead, and is sitting in front of him."
- Part 1 of Salvage
Sequel to "One Way Out." Post-Reichenbach, Sherlock and John are being hunted across London by Moran. Told from the point of view of all three men.
Pre-slash or Non-slash, depending on your worldview.
"Hypervigilance is nothing new. So if you wake up one day and discover someone is after you specifically, nothing changes much.
You see everything. Maybe you don't observe, but you see, you hear, you smell, your amygdala processes, and you act. When you're not moving, you are very, very still. You disappear. Everyone is a potential combatant, even more so than in Afghanistan, where uniforms at least meant something. Everything is a potential weapon. You have to sleep, but you sleep lightly, even though there's an overprotective insomniac lurking nearby. And if he's not there when you wake up, you know, even before you open your eyes."
- Part 2 of Salvage
The boys figure out how to reassemble their Post-Post-Reichenbach lives together, John struggles with having a really (not psychosomatically) injured leg, and they solve a double murder (based on "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box") in the meantime. Told from both of their points of view, in alternating chapters, with some backstory for Sherlock.
Can stand alone, or as a sequel to "One Way Out" and "Three Stories to an Empty House."
Trigger Warnings for discussion of mental illness/hospitalization and suicide.
Non-slash Bromance or Pre-slash, depending on your worldview.
- Part 3 of Salvage
John and Sherlock continue to adjust to Post-Post-Post-Reichenbach life. Sherlock is dying for a case, and Lestrade gives him one, but it doesn't work out quite right. Plenty of angst and some backstory for both John and Sherlock.
Non-slash or Pre-slash, depending on your worldview.
Can stand alone, or as a sequel in the "One Way Out" series.
Trigger warnings for discussion of child abuse (sexual and physical) - not graphic.
- Part 4 of Salvage