John Watson had always assumed that he would never play a major role in Moriarty's game. After all, Moriarty was always too concerned with Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes to pay an invalided army doctor any mind. So he is taken by surprise when Moriarty makes a rather shocking demand: one month with John Watson in exchange for Britain's tactical positions and plans in Afghanistan. John has now become a pawn - to be used as both Moriarty and Mycroft please. But what everyone tends to forget is that a pawn also has its own power and should not be taken lightly.
Bookmarked by beloved_beatriche
19 Apr 2018
Written for this prompt at sherlockbbc_fic:
Set in a world where people can identify their soulmate through touch:
John and Sherlock figure out fairly quickly that they're meant to be together. It takes a while to settle into each other's lives, but they work. And it's good, better than either of them ever dreamed.
But then John grabs hold of Moriarty at the pool, and...
Things just got a bit more complicated.
There were four facts about soulmates that everyone knew. The first was that every living soul had a soulmate somewhere in the world. The second was that in order to identify one’s soulmate, one had to make skin-to-skin contact with that person. The third fact was that soulmates, once they find each other, generally could not bear to be separated. And the fourth and final fact that everyone knew was the fact that most people never found their soulmates.
All John Watson knew was that Sherlock Holmes was not his soulmate.
"The boxes were damn heavy, and John was tired of hauling them down the rickety flight of stairs to the street. The living room was dead silent when he passed by, but then, what did he expect?"
Sherlock breaks John's heart. Moriarty is there to pick up the pieces and introduce John to the London criminal underground.