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    Sherlock returns to Baker Street and faces detox. But he feels too exhausted and bad to go through it fully conscious, so he - once more - uses his mind palace to distract him with an old case. But due to his drug issues and the tension between him and John things don't work as smoothly as everyone hoped they would, confronting Sherlock and all his friends with more of their demons than they would have liked to.

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    “Please don’t blame yourself, Sherlock.” He says quietly instead, not quite able to meet his eyes at first. When he looks up he finds Sherlock’s eyes trained intensely on him, to the point where he becomes slightly uncomfortable, and has to look away.

    “I don’t blame myself.” Sherlock says eventually, shaking his head slightly, and relief floods through John’s body as instantly as the breath he’s holding is released.

    “Oh,” he starts, “well, I mean, that’s great-“

    “-I blame you.”

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    After taking over Sherrinford, venturing out into London, and posing as "E", Elizabeth, to infiltrate the life of John Watson and gain access to information regarding her brother, Sherlock Holmes, for her experiment created with Jim Moriarty, Eurus moves on to her next imposter disguise-- A Doctor by the name of Eileen Hampton, looking for work, who quickly befriends Molly Hooper and gains knowledge of her personal life and connection to Sherlock. What Eurus learns makes her even more anxious to fix her brother back to the way he once was, when he would pay her mind. Not only for her own personal gain, but also for the one person who became a true friend to her alias, Molly Hooper. But of course, to bring Sherlock to become his best, she must break him down into his most vulnerable, using the one thing he has ignored and been ignorant to since childhood- true emotional context.

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    It’s much easier to convince those around him that he wants to be alone when he has no other choice.

    Because Sherlock doesn’t call anymore, nobody does. Sherlock has John and John is more important because he is what people call ‘kind’ and ‘friendly’. No one sends him letters because there are no friends to talk to and his parents are still angry at him for lying to them about Euros so there are no celebrations he would ever be invited to.

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    THAT scene, the way I think it should have gone, more in keeping with ACD's "The Adventure of the Dying Detective" and a LOT more in character for our boys.

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    He stole his breath. He's left lying there, in this cold hospital bed, gasping for air that won't come. Not enough. Never enough.
    He heard that falling in love with someone is such a strong emotion that you are amazed to the extent that you feel like the air has been knocked out of you when you meet that person. Like they took your breath.
    This feels more like dying, though.

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    Short drabble. Written for Sherlolly Appreciation Week 2021. Posted a little late, at the encouragement of my hero of the fandom, MizJoely.

    I can't get out of my head the idea that Molly was in on the plot in TLD from the beginning. So here's another go at it.

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    Согласно фольклору, ночи между Рождеством и Двенадцатой ночью* являются самыми опасными в году. В этом промежутке проходит Дикая Охота, появляются призраки и демоны, чтобы преследовать ничего не подозревающих и непослушных людей. Расследование серии странных происшествий приводит Джона и Шерлока в Хэй-он-Уай у Валлийской марки**, чтобы встретиться со странными и древними, а также близкими и личными призраками — и, возможно, начать новый год на более обнадеживающей ноте, чем предыдущий.

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    John is quarter jealous, quarter amused, quarter confused and quarter surprised that Molly knows all these things about Sherlock. Post-TLD.

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    He may have ached for that London, those comforts and simplicities, especially once words never known and ever felt branded his memory palace, but he hadn’t meant to return.

    He falls into it between slips of moments, between calculated doses.

    Sherlock sees Watson’s smooth mustache and glimmering eyes after his first drag of sativa, his own skin coarse with facial hair he hasn’t cared to remove. The drug slips in his lungs like a chemical hug, engulfing him in warmth and otherness and he laughs. One more drag, and Watson’s there, fond and caring and play-irritated in that familiar must you insist on stomping all over London at half past one way. It’s a quick thing, a small grin real and whole, a dip of that absurd hat.

    Watson is gone in what could be seconds or minutes or hours or years, and with him that chemical hug evaporates too.

    Sherlock aches for things he’s never understood, nor wanted to want.

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    Sherlock needs John. Sativa offers him Watson instead.

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    “It always comes back to Bart’s, doesn’t it?” John asked. “It’s where we met," he waved his hand around.  "where all this began."

    “And where we end,” Sherlock finished for him.

    John nodded. “Yeah, where we end,” he said.

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    —and fuck he wants a hit. He wants a cigarette. He wants to burn, wants to make his lungs burn until they bleed and wants to make his heart race until it falters and falters and stops and John Watson isn’t in danger so it won’t restart.

    But they took his heroin. They took his cocaine. They took his back-ups and his stashes and his back-ups’ back-ups and his cigarettes. They rationed his nicotine patches and removed his ability to satisfy his temptations and itches and cravings.

    Hateful. Despicable. Dreadful.

    He picks up his violin, his beautiful violin, and he wants to smash it. Wants to splinter it against the wall, wants to rip it apart grain by grain until his hands bleed. Until his skin is riddled with splinters and he can think of something other than sentiment and yearning and craving.

    He doesn’t.

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    Sherlock's just trying to cope.

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    My only wish for “The Lying Detective” was to show John apologizing to Sherlock for hitting him. Given the enduring tone towards the end of episode, I am sure that John would eventually apologize. So I just wanted to write a scene of how I think it would have gone. I also imagine what happened to John’s cane.

    Setting: This takes place right after the scene in the flat, with John and Sherlock leaving to meet Molly for birthday cake.

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    (You had promised your life. You had promised your death. You’d given it once, given every inch of your skin to be tortured, given every cell of your heart to burn so you could shake Moriarty’s hand in Hell while others lived. You’d tried to give it again, tried to draw the line of fire with agitation. Tried to keep her from Mary by keeping her on you. You’d seen it and understood it and lived it from the moment her finger twitched and the bullet left the barrel. But Mary…she’d understood it too. Kindness and cruelty. I think we’re even now, she’d said in her husband’s arms. You hadn’t wanted even. You’d wanted John’s happiness, no matter the cost, no matter you or drugs or death or pain or torture. You’d weighed yourself against Mary Watson, and John had found you lacking so you picked. You picked death and she stole it from you.)

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    The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, after all. It just so happens to be lined with self-destruction.

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    According to folklore, the nights between Christmas and Twelfth Night are the most dangerous of the year. During them, the Wild Hunt rides, and ghosts and demons come out to haunt unsuspecting and misbehaving folk. An investigation of a series of strange occurrences leads John and Sherlock to Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh Marches, to face ghosts weird and ancient as well as close and personal – and perhaps to start the new year on a more hopeful note than the previous one.

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    In the aftermath of Culverton Smith's arrest and Sherlock's hospitalization, Greg had to be there for Mycroft when no one would.

    Based on Mystrade Monday prompt #22 “Let me help.”

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    A series of conversations after midnight, stretching from Season 1 to after Season 4.
    Nine years of good nights and bad nights, nine years of talking about many things and leaving even more unspoken.

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    In the aftermath of the Culverton Smith case, John spent one painfully stilted afternoon hanging out with Sherlock. He counted the minutes, finished his tea, and left for home without ever clearing the air between them.

    And once he'd left, he found it very hard to go back.

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    The day after The Hug things feel more settled between Sherlock and John, but an involuntary reaction to a friendly touch threatens to upset the careful balance they thought they'd found.

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