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    As she helps Sherlock cope with Mary’s sacrifice, Molly realizes the detective’s similarities to her favorite literary heartthrob. Deciding she’s no heroine, Molly vows to finally get over Sherlock for good. Thankfully Fitzwilliam was nothing if not persistent.

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    What if Sherlock had told John about "Lazarus"?

    This was inspired by the song "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran. The atmosphere of looming danger expressed in it got me thinking. What if Sherlock and Mycroft hadn't been alone in preparing for the most momentous day of Sherlock's and John's lives? What if John had known about the plan, too? What if being faced with limited time left to be spent together had led them to rethink their relationship? What if John had said all the things he wanted to say then? And how would they have coped with being apart for two years?

    With these questions in mind, I took fragments of TRF and Many Happy Returns and played with them a little. The whole thing doesn't want to end, though, so I decided to divide it into at least two chapters. Let's see what happens!

    I hope you'll like how this turned out.

    Comments are <3 and always very much appreciated!

    ETA: The chapters are going to be posted in a very erratic fashion, I'm afraid. RL doesn't give me enough time to write as much as I want to at the moment :(.

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    Watson returns home drunk after an evening with friends of rugby and finds Holmes still awake. The detective decides to put the good doctor to bed, so that he can sleep off the hangover.

    However, something unexpected happens and Holmes cannot escape.

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    John's younger sister, April Grace Watson, comes to town and tosses Sherlock into the throws of... Whatever emotion it is. As a high-functioning sociopath, he doesn't really know what's going on in his head. But it isn't just his head she's interested in.

    **UPDATES AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK**

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    Culverton Smith has been arrested, the case is closed, yet Sherlock is still obsessed with catching him. Mycroft takes Sherlock away to a facility who can help him, but refuses John access to his friend. But while he fights to get to the bottom of the mystery, he uncovers far more about Sherlock’s past, and mental health issues, than he ever imagined.

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    Sherlock is on a manhunt.

    He has no idea what he'll do with him once he catches him. But he's going to. Catch him. Yes. He will.

    “I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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    The first time Sherlock meets Jack, he's up a tree. Literally. It's not Sherlock who's up the tree, because that's just not on.

    Jack is.

    (OR: The one where John's a mercinary assassin)

    “The difficulty with this conversation is that it's very different from most of the ones I've had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.” ― Douglas Adams

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    “Idiot."

    That voice, His voice, the voice that sang to him in dreams and called out to him in nightmares — the voice that had been his life, that he had wanted to hold onto forever should he have been allowed. He turned, chest bobbing with the desperate need for air, and froze, eyes blankly staring at what couldn’t possibly be real, of what could only be described as a hallucination - right?

    There He was, in that silly navy cardigan, that checkered black shirt beneath; clad in His favorite jeans and those somewhat pricey brown Oxford’s.

    Sherlock swallowed, bottom lip blue and quivering, “John?”

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    Sherlock Holmes isn’t a coldhearted freak or psychopath as he has been labelled for most of his life. This is 5 times Sherlock is there for someone, whether as a caring friend, tenant or colleague who has finally learned to connect better with others after John Watson entered his life. That is why, when Sherlock gets drugged while out for drinks with the Yard and his protective soldier boyfriend, the bastard who did it is going to pay for laying a hand on everyone’s favourite detective! READ WARNINGS

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    I recently finished watching the first episode of Patrick Melrose, and I fell in love with the entire plotline of Patrick dealing with his addiction... so here's a Sherlock Fanfiction in what I can only describe as a Patrick Melrose AU... because we all know he'd a druggie too.

     

    "You should really try to stop, you know."
    I didn't know how to answer.

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    Recovering Sherlock with Anthea in Hospital.

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    A bit of canon divergence; the events of HLV never happen, as Sherlock nearly dies from an overdose a month after the wedding. Mostly angst, and yet I wrangled a happy-ish ending out of it.

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    After the events in the sweets warehouse, John and Sherlock try to make sense of their lives.
    The third and final (probably?) part of the Nodus Tollens series.
    If you haven't already, please read parts 1 (Lost) and 2 (Broken) before embarking on this one.
    Mix of fluff, angst, PTSD, depression, hurt/comfort, some arguments, and finally some actual interaction between these two in ways we've all been waiting for!! (hint: it's smut.)

    NOTE: I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, licensed in the state I live in, and I run an intensive, acute treatment program for adults who tend to have pretty severe symptomology and complex trauma histories. The way that I present mental health issues in this story is as accurate as I possibly can. Trauma affects everyone differently, but it has some hallmarks that will be present in this story, including: mood swings, intense anger/irritability, hyper-reactivity, sudden panic and anxiety symptoms, and some personality changes. This is very common in trauma, and unfortunately we will see these symptoms exemplified in our dear Doctor Watson. He will get better, but give him time. It's gonna be rough for a while!

    4/26 GO SEE THE NEW ART IN CH. 12!

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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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    After watching Mary's last message, Sherlock and John try to be the "Baker Street Boys" again. Rebuilding the destroyed flat is the easy part. Will they manage to rebuild their friendship as well? And what did Mary mean when she said: "And if I'm gone, I know what you could become."?

    Warning: Mentions of violence, drug addiction, and self-harm.

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    John comes over to check on Sherlock and they reminisce, but something is not right with either of them.

    (I'm bad at summaries.)

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    Watson never plans to leave the ward. Life outside will likely leave him dead. So, he'll stay in his haven of safety for as long as he can and watch the world pass by from his window. After all, if there's one thing he's absolutely certain: he's not missing anything.

    And then along comes Sherlock, a crass, bratty patient who smells of adventure and a life well lived. This is new to Watson who has never been around someone screaming with so much...vitality before. Sherlock and Watson are nothing alike, but maybe that's why Watson's so drawn to him.

    Together they form an unlikely friendship and Watson soon realizes that maybe he wants more than to just sit on the sidelines. Maybe he wants the best that life has to offer. Then again, he may be in way over his head.

    This is a story of one man's realization that the greatest risk is not taking one.

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    When Sherlock leaves the envelope for John and Mary at their wedding, he forgets to take out another piece of paper from it - the paper on which he poured his heart out while preparing the Best Man's Speech at 221B Baker Street.

    He intended to burn the piece right after he finished writing, but he was too exhausted from the emotions and accidentally slipped it amongst his composition for the Waltz.

    As things work out, somebody reads his letter. That somebody is John Watson.

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    Sherlock wasn't sure how it happened.

    One moment they're in each others faces, hands clenched at their sides as they spat out insults and curses, and the next, the space between them had been closed. Sherlock's skin tingled where the tips of John's fingers touched, feeling as if he was laid bare before the other man all of a sudden, nothing but a few layers of flimsy clothing between John's calloused hands and his bare flesh.

    When John crashed their lips together, Sherlock couldn't help but think that it's too soon. It was too soon after all that had happened, and John's fingers burned through Sherlock's paper skin without any thought for the ashes he'd be leaving behind.

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