3 Works in Inexperienced Sherlock Holmes
11 Nov 2018
“I love you.”
Sherlock sees the words hit John with almost physical force. He reels back a little, jaw twitching and eyes filling.
“I love you,” he repeats, a little softer, a little more gentle, as earnest as he possibly can. Because they’ve been teetering on the brink of this thing for years, and it had become painfully obvious over the last few months that they were at a tipping point. This had to happen. Now it has. Now they can see where they end up.
The tears in John’s eyes spill over, and he wipes at them angrily. “Do you even know what that means?”
Life goes back to what passes for normal at 221B Baker Street.
Sherlock's back and his scars have faded.
John's still a confirmed bachelor and his nightmares have mostly ceased.
So why are there awkward pauses and uncertain glances? Why are they both on their best behaviour?
It's been a long, cold winter in London and there's more to come before spring arrives.
Fandoms: Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms, Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV)
23 Aug 2018
After the Blackmailers Case, Watson can see Holmes is in a very dark mood and tries to get him out of it.