14 Works in Broken John Watson

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    "Three years, Sherlock!" John yells down at him; looms over the disgraced detective. "Three fucking years." His voice is loud; too loud. It echoes and ricochets inside Sherlock's aching head. "Three years, I thought you were dead—three years I wished I was dead. And you let me believe it, Sherlock. You let me think—you fed me a lie, and I swallowed it right down, didn't I? Always the follower; always letting you tug me along, string me along." He falls silent; shaking, vibrating with anger, with hurt; with betrayal. His hands clench at his sides, and he looks as if he would like nothing more than to treat the detective to another right hook.

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    I originally posted this story on here back in 2011 and had written 9 chapters. I have since edited, updated and resumed the story, so I deleted the old one.

    After Sherlock's suicide, John is left to pick up the pieces of his life. He marries, he works, and he never fully recovers. 3 years later, Sherlock reappears.

    I started writing this before season 3 aired so it's a bit of a different storyline than the show.

    Check the end of each chapter for a hashtag, mostly meant as humour to help balance out the angst.

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    John is far from okay.

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    Following the death of his wife, John begins reverting to his Alpha instincts and slips into a Rut. To save his friend from entering a Dark Rut state, however, Sherlock must risk himself, including his well-maintained untouchable omega persona and possibly his life...

    Sherlock doesn’t hesitate to sacrifice either.

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    A story, ultimately, about timing.

    Sherlock and John's has always been absolute crap.

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    During the ride, Sherlock pondered about the circumstances of said relationship. He did everything John wanted, everything he asked him to do… at some point, he stopped being Sherlock Holmes to become John Watson’s… something… And he could feel the blood in his veins boil, and guilt turned in to anger… He had given everything up to John Watson

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    John's POV, after that scene in the morgue. A missing scene exploring how John got from the morgue to the interrogation room with Greg.

    This is not a fix it. This is John coming back to himself after attacking Sherlock. This is the slow realization. The cracks in the armor. This is John beginning to see he's not the only one broken.

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    Post-Reichenbach. John still lives in the same apartment he'd been sharing with Sherlock, even if he's not there anymore.
    Well, not phisycally.
    The thing was, his presence was still lingering all over the apartment: he was in the chaos in the living room, he was in the hundreds of scientific tools in the kitchen.
    What was worse, he was in John's heart and head, and he was probably going to be there forever.

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    Ever wonder at some of the trauma that John Watson, ex-army doctor, carries with him from his experiences in Afghanistan?

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    "The things you couldn't say, say them now, John"
    There's things John can't talk about, not to Ella... Not to anyone

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    John hasn't been the same since Sherlock's died. Everything changes when he gets an unexpected visitor one night.

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    'The one time he took on pursuit of the tall dark spirit that haunted his peripheral, he ended up grasping at thin air, gaining naught from the chase but the empty feeling that he was clutching at mere wisps of memory projected into a semi-solid form.'

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    John and Sherlock fell in love long before John left to Afghanistan.

    Which is good, because they might be the only people who can keep each other sane through it all.

     

    Epilogue to "Love me with the Lights Off" but can totally be read as a stand-alone.

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    Changing one's destiny takes courage and stubbornness. Sherlock Holmes has enough of both to change two of them.

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    "But watching you stand alone…" – A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)

    POST Reichenbach; Sherlock watches John from afar. At first, his resolve to stay "dead" is set, but over time, it begins to waver.

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