"Courage isn't having the strength to go on — It is going on when you don't have strength." - Napoleon Bonaparte
An autistic client brings out a new side of Sherlock and helps John learn a lot of things about his flatmate.
Everything takes a turn for the worse when they discover that there is something un-fixably wrong with Rosie, and Sherlock finds out the hard way that you can’t escape your demons by running away from them.
This part is pretty heavily focused on autism and issues with incontinence and chronic pain (interstitial cystitis), so if those topics make you uncomfortable, or just don’t interest you, please feel free to skip this one. Furthermore: it mentions sexual abuse (both adult and on a minor) quite a bit, and the after-effects on the victim, because Sherlock gets almost taken advantage of (multiple times). This part is really really dark, so please heed the warnings and keep yourself safe!
- Part 7 of Through sickness and health
06 Nov 2022
All he ever had was The Work.
He might not even have that, soon.
There is no fairytale "you can achieve anything if you just want it badly enough."
At some point, he will have to tell Greg that he couldn’t do it anymore, and finally quit his work as a consulting detective.
- Part 6 of Through sickness and health
01 Aug 2022
Nothing good ever happens in the summer.
Maybe Sherlock should have taken a "breather", for once in his life.
*Reading the previous parts in the series is strongly recommended, since I basically created a different universe at this point haha
- Part 5 of Through sickness and health
insidious | ɪnˈsɪdɪəs | adjective
• proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects
Sometimes, when I say “I’m fine”,
I want someone to look me in the eyes
and say “tell me the truth.”
Why is everything going wrong?! Sherlock wonders..
That’s it. That’s literally the best summary of this entire thing. Tags contain spoilers. Please heed the warnings before you start reading*!
Also I’m sorry about this emotional roller coaster of psychological torture you are about to read.
*You have to at least read 0.2% (first part in the series) before you read this, because it would be too confusing otherwise.
- Part 4 of Through sickness and health
"Nothing hurts your pride more than when someone you look up to is criticising you."
Sherlock’s idol is coming to London and asking for him to assist him in a very confidential case. Hoping to learn from the man he’s looked up to for half of his life, Sherlock finds out the hard way that luck really isn’t about getting what you’ve always wanted.
And chronic illness doesn’t care about your plans, no matter how hard you try.
Classic “idol turning out to be not what you expected” type story, but with a twist and happy ending.
- Part 3 of Through sickness and health
31 Dec 2022
A series about what it’s like to become chronically ill, from one day to the next. But the journey doesn’t end there..
Like with cockroaches: chronic illness comes rarely alone, and Sherlock has to learn to cope with each new challenge as it arises, which is easier said than done when you’re the world’s only consulting detective and autistic.
I wrote this to raise awareness about POTS (Dysautonomia) and the lesser known, barely talked about co-morbidities (not EDS, we’re not being cliché here)
Stories dealing with the resolution of season two's "The Reichenbach Fall".
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20 Sep 2022
Sherlock has secrets that he wants to share with John, but he doesn't know how John will react, although he knows exactly how he wants him to react:
John traced a circle on the table top and then another interlinked with the first. “What the hell am I supposed to say to you?”
Sherlock could think of several responses, let’s shag, being the one that sprung immediately to mind. Only John didn’t look as if he was in the mood for that kind of remark, not even if Sherlock blunted it into a joke.
- Part 1 of Holmes and houses
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08 Jul 2020
Six years ago, Sherlock Holmes, then a promising young actor, broke John Watson's heart.
When the production John is working on needs a new lead actor two weeks before press night, they turn to Sherlock to save the production.
Working together after six years won't be a problem. After all, both of them are professionals. And both of them have moved on. Or at least they think they have.
- Part 1 of Take Two
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07 Jul 2020