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Prompting Part XXXVI
Giggles at the Palace
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Sebastian is like Anthea

(Anonymous)
Basically, he's a badass assassin/PA who is ALWAYS ON HIS PHONE, when's he's not killing someone. Please, I really want this like Jim doing something batshit insane and Sebastian's just texting and murmuring that's nice.

BONUS POINTS: John and Sherlock meet them and they're just.. what the hell...?

Re: Sebastian is like Anthea

(Anonymous)
Seconding so hard!!!

Age difference, cw: infidelity

(Anonymous)
A la the song "Stacy's Mom":

Sherlock (who is in his first year at Uni?) starts dating John's (who is in his 40s or 50s) son Victor (or whatever you wish to name him) but is soon introduced to John and realises he has the hots for him. John is unhappily married (or a single dad) and he and Sherlock start secretly dating on the side and eventually fall in love.

John gets published; Sherlock thinks John's success means he has no need of Sherlock, and will leave

(Anonymous)
Some time post-Return and post-Mary. Can be an alternative to S3, or be post S3.

John (who is back in 221b) is contacted by a publishing company that wants to publish a compilation of what they call his "Sherlock Holmes stories." John is planning on turning them down, but when Sherlock inexplicably attempts to sabotage this opportunity for him, John angrily decides to take them up on it after all.

Time passes and John quietly works on getting his writing into publishable shape. Sherlock never does anything more to stop the publication, yet John can see that Sherlock hates this new development in John's life. He just isn't sure why. Does Sherlock feel John is stealing his spotlight? Does Sherlock think it's gauche of John to bring more public attention on them? John can't figure it out.

When John's book is released it does well enough that the publishers want to sign John on for future projects. John thinks maybe Sherlock will warm to the whole situation now that he knows John's book hasn't made either of them look foolish. But Sherlock seems more unhappy than ever.

Finally the truth comes out: Sherlock is convinced that John is going to leave again, and soon. After all, John's book has made a tidy profit, he no longer needs help making the rent, and women like him more than ever now that he's an author. Also, John seems to find writing fulfilling, which means he has less need for the excitement Sherlock can give him. So of course John's going to find himself another woman to date, and live with, and marry, and then Sherlock will only see him when there's a case worth writing about.

John, for his part, is completely stunned by this revelation and has to explain some things to Sherlock, such as: 1) John's not going anywhere. 2) John enjoys writing for numerous reasons, but his number one motivation for a long while has been that he's madly in love with his best friend and needs an outlet--a way to talk about Sherlock without actually exposing his feelings too obviously. 3) Another perk of John's writing is that now he's a semi-successful writer, he can cut back his hours at the clinic and schedule his writing time around their cases, so he won't have to miss as much of their casework.

+ Johnlock, obviously, but everything from G rated to hard E is good with me.

Sorry for the novel-length prompt. :/

Re: John gets published; Sherlock thinks John's success means he has no need of Sherlock, and will l

(Anonymous)
+100000000000!

sherlock gets triggered by the cold

(Anonymous)
That cell in Serbia was freezing. Kept deliberately cold as yet another form of torture, with Sherlock unable to do anything about it. Maybe so cold that he nearly lost fingers to frostbite before Mycroft rescued him.

Post season three (or alternative season three) Sherlock cannot stand to be cold, because it makes him remember being there. Any other triggers he can mostly cope with simply by avoiding situations where they are likely to come up but he cannot control the temperature.

He tries to hide it, but one day maybe a case requires him and John to investigate somewhere really cold (deep freeze room maybe) or the heating breaks in 221b. And suddenly Sherlock cannot hide it anymore.

Sherlock flashing back to his time in Serbia. Sherlock wearing multiple layers of clothing, blankets and so on and near sobbing because he's STILL cold. Becoming completely irrational, thinking he will never be warm again, begging John/whoever else is near by to let him warm up, John trying his best to help. I would prefer some kind of, if not happy ending, then John helping Sherlock through this episode and being more aware of it for the future. (I don't mind what you do with Mary in this. I would prefer John to be living back at Baker Street because then he is there to help Sherlock fully. Can be Johnlock, or gen friendship).

TLDR: Sherlock is triggered by the cold due to his time in Serbia. John finds out and helps him to the best of his ability.

(Mycroft says "be my friend?" Of course, Mycroft!!)

Re: sherlock gets triggered by the cold

(Anonymous)
+1

Sherlock realizes John was about to commit suicide before they met

(Anonymous)
Exactly what is says on the tin.
John was majorly messed up with everything going on in the beginning of episode one and was likely to take his life sometime that week if nothing good happened. Maybe he was only considering it, maybe he planned to do it that day, but one way or another, meeting Sherlock saved him. It always seemed like it was the other way around.
Sherlock, of course, eventually deduces this. And the idea of his blogger killing himself is, to say the least, highly upsetting. He goes about confronting John in a very Sherlockian way, or maybe he keeps quiet.

Major bonus:
Preferably this would be post season 3. Sherlock's fall drives John back into depression, and this time it's Mary who saves him. When the time of this prompt rolls around, Mary and Sherlock team up to make John happier. (Either he's depressed about something else or they just feel like some comforting is long overdue.
Another major bonus if John is sort of exasperated/touched/somewhat annoyed that they're bringing all this up now when he doesn't want anyone to be worried about him. I adore hurt!John who refuses to admit how bad it is.

Other bonuses:
Harry is involved in the fic somehow, however small.

John had problems with his parents, his parents were alcoholics, one had a mental illness, etc, etc. and he went to war because of it. This and Harry's taking up their parents' habits only add to his problems.

An appearance by Lestrade, Mycroft(&Anthea?) and/or Mrs. Hudson as they become concerned with making John happy.

John/Sherlock, Some John/Mary, Sherlock has a comfort blanket

The Holmes' aren't exactly the most affectionate people in the world. So when little Sherlock would get upset about something, he would seek comfort in his "blanky".

Now, with John preparing to marry Mary, Sherlock is attempting to put on a strong face. He's doing such a good job, in fact, that John doesn't suspect a thing. Until he sees Sherlock carrying around the blanket...

He tries to ask him about it, but Sherlock simply denies its obvious existence. But, with years of living with Sherlock under his belt, John pretty much figures it out all by himself.

Re: John/Sherlock, Some John/Mary, Sherlock has a comfort blanket

(Anonymous)
Yes.

Lestrade becomes an alcoholic - Mystrade or Johnstrade

(Anonymous)
While Sherlock is off destroying Moriarty's network, Lestrade's world goes to hell. He's divorced, he's in major trouble at work and probably going to get fired, his wife is trying to use his "poor judgement" about Sherlock to keep him from getting to see his kids, etc. He ends up drinking more and more, alone, and withdraws from even the small number of friends he used to have. Even if he could be reinstated as DI, his drinking will probably have gotten so bad his team wouldn't work with him anymore.

I'd love to see this as a friendship or romance with either John or Mycroft, where they suddenly realize what's going on and try to be there more for him. If it's John he could be hurting as well; if it's Mycroft he may or may not know that Sherlock's alive (or, if he does know, he doesn't always know that Sherlock's alive *today*, since Sherlock is off doing so many dangerous things, and he really does worry constantly . . .)

Mycroft-ella? sort of...

(Anonymous)
Prince falls in love with common girl but is forced to leave her not knowing she is pregnant. He eventually becomes King, marries (not for love, of course) and sires an heir – Prince Sherlock. Meanwhile, common girl and her out of wedlock son Mycroft struggle to survive as social pariahs in the shadow of the palace. Realizing she is dying, she uses her last few pennies to smuggle her 10 year old boy into the palace with a note. The boy actually wants nothing to do with the man who abandoned his mother but reluctantly agrees to go since it is his mother’s dying wish. He is despised by the Queen but allowed to stay when it turns out that he is the only who can calm the always screaming Royal Heir. He becomes attached very quickly to his temperamental little half- brother so stays on despite the mistreatment. He finally finds friends – Page John and Squire Gregory?

Re: Mycroft-ella? sort of...

(Anonymous)
I quite like this, but I might adjust the ages slightly... we'll see.

Parrot (for a case...?)

(Anonymous)
ok so for whatever reason theres a parrot in 221B and Sherlock gets drunk or high and starts talking to the parrot about his problem and how he loves john but how he knows its hopeless and he'll be content to just be friends but the parrot memorises certain incriminating parts of the speech and repeats them (either to sherlock and he tries to get rid of the bird or to john who confronts sherlock)

(no i haven't been watching hey arnold idk what you're talking about)

Re: Parrot (for a case...?)

(Anonymous)
AND NOW WE WILL CROSS EXAMINE THE PARROT

I'm sorry, I had to. Seconded tho

mycroft says "i'm sorry" y r u apologizin for my sense of humor mycroft??? excuse u it is excellent

John/Sherlock. Death. MPreg. Possible suicide attempt(s) and drug use.

(Anonymous)
Any situation where John dies, Sherlock is distraught beyond words (maybe he starts using again and contemplates, or actually attempts, suicide), and some weeks later he learns that he's pregnant with John's baby. Or maybe he's informed in a hospital after a nervous breakdown/suicide attempt. And maybe it changes quite a bit for Sherlock, because the baby is John's. John was everything and a part of him still lives in Sherlock, which is enough to love it, even though Sherlock feels lost and is afraid that he's not capable of making a good parent.

I don't care if it's an A/B/O verse or some men just can get pregnant.

John/Sherlock (preferably platonic). Dying John comforts Sherlock. Death. Angst.

(Anonymous)
John learns that he's terminally ill and doesn't have much time. He doesn't really want to tell Sherlock and hurt him, but Sherlock learns anyway, either by accident or simply deduces it. Sherlock is devastated, and he's not just scared, he's bloody damn terrified and it's unbearable for him to feel this helpless. And I mean he really takes it badly. He refuses to accept that John's going to leave him like this and... he just won't accept it. Maybe he starts searching for the best doctors and even has a breakdown in front of Mycroft, demanding that Mycroft absolutely has to help somehow. Mycroft can do anything, right? Unfortunately, there's no way to help John.

John has accepted his fate and just wants to live his last months/weeks/days as happily as possible. He refuses to spend this time in a hospital, and maybe his condition isn't that bad (for a dying person) that he needs a hospital bed and machines. He doesn't want to die or anything, but out of the two of them he takes it better (always a soldier). He's really worried for Sherlock though.

When he feels that this is it, and he has very little time, he says nothing about it to Sherlock, but he makes them both lie down and cuddle. He has Sherlock in his arms and tells him something, some story, anything, really, to keep Sherlock calm. Eventually, Sherlock falls asleep and John can finally let go and let the death take him without Sherlock seeing it. When Sherlock wakes up, John is no longer alive.

Make it hurt, please.

I prefer platonic love between the two in this (kissing and cuddling are totally welcome though).

AO3 is down for me right now, but that sounds a lot like a fic by milliethefreak called 'Goodbye John'. Here's the link, hopefully it'll work better for you than it does for me:
http://archiveofourown.org/works/446133

Re: RTYI: (Anonymous) Expand

John is overprotective. Of everyone.

(Anonymous)
John is a little bit like an overprotective guard dog: if he sees you as pack, he is going to throw himself between you and any kind of danger, from flying tennis balls to shrapnel.

Could I get a few scenes of John just protecting and guarding the people close to him? He doesn't even have to notice or do it consciously, because for him it's instinct to care and protect.
Lots of BAMF!John would be great :D

I would love to see scenes with unusual recipients, too. Maybe Mycroft, Molly, Sally or Lestrade get included and react in various (hilarious) ways? (... can you imagine Mycrofts face?)

For a crackier approach: he does this with everyone he meets. Yes, including Moriarty, because he can't help himself.

John Watson - Human Shield of Awesome!

Sherlock doesn't love John's baby. Angst. Depression.

(Anonymous)
Since the appearance of Mary in John's life Sherlock had thought he was okay with John having a family, because it would make John happy. And if John is happy, Sherlock is happy for him. After all, he's hopelessly in love with John. Sherlock had tried to like Mary so much, he allowed her to fool him and he failed to deduce who she really was. And after Mary shoot him, he saw how unhappy John was, so he excused everything Mary had done, just for John to be back with a person he's in love with (which is, sadly, not Sherlock).

But when the baby is born, Sherlock just can't love the little girl. When John gives her to Sherlock to hold, Sherlock could very well hold a wooden doll and feel the same, or rather not feel anything. He tries to love John's family, he really does, but it just doesn't work. He feels really upset. The girl is John's; this alone should be more than enough for Sherlock to love her, but all he feels is just that he's lost John to Mary and the girl, for good. Maybe he even secretly cries when nobody can see (or maybe when only the girl can see, but is too little to understand what's going on). He struggles with his feelings a lot and gets very upset when, for example, John promises to visit 221B and Sherlock is desperate to see him, but John brings the baby and Mary with him and Sherlock finds it hard to hide how much such things hurt him. Sherlock is falling apart and nobody really sees it.

John sees that Sherlock has become more withdrawn and something is wrong, but he doesn't understand what's going on and he's also a busy family man now. And "Sorry, Sherlock, I have to cancel our meeting, because the little one has started to teeth and doesn't feel well today. It's not like you really need me for that case anyway, do you? I've got to go now.".

Eventual breakdown, please, a bad one.



Re: Sherlock doesn't love John's baby. Angst. Depression.

(Anonymous)
Yes! SOMEBODY PLEASE!

John/Sherlock. Bedwetting. Past Bullying. Medical.

(Anonymous)
One of the reasons Sherlock doesn't sleep most nights is that he tends to wet himself in his sleep. He's terribly mortified about it and would never admit anything like this if his life depended on it. There's always a rubber sheet under his regular one. And, as John becomes his flatmate, Sherlock is even more guarded, afraid that John can find out somehow, find wet sheets in a laundry bin, or anything like that.

It was Sherlock's nightmare in the uni. People knew and bullied him for it, not to mention Sherlock was hardly normal to them as it is. I prefer if Sherlock's parents weren't bad to him, especially because of something like this, but maybe there was a nanny, who punished him for wetting bed, shamed him, and otherwise was cruel before Mr and Mrs Holmes learned about it and threw her out.

When John and Sherlock become a couple (a very close, romantic relationship with asexual Sherlock and not much sex is preferable, but not necessary), it becomes even more of a problem. Sherlock barely sleeps at all or finds excuses to sleep in his room alone.

John finds out anyway (maybe Sherlock's body finally can't take the sleep deprivation any longer, so he falls asleep in John's arms and wets himself). Sherlock expects disgust, rejection and mockery, but nothing like this happens. John is a doctor, dammit. He coaxes Sherlock to allow John to examine him to have more information. Maybe the problem is trivial - a reoccurring infection and John prescribes the required medication. He's very delicate and tactful about the whole situation. While he's not a psychologist, as a doctor, he's very well familiar with it and provides Sherlock the necessary support and is just a good, loving boyfriend.

Re: John/Sherlock. Bedwetting. Past Bullying. Medical.

(Anonymous)
+1!!!!

TGG Moriarty decides to let Sherlock think John is Moriarty. Angst

(Anonymous)
I'm not sure if this has been done before but I would love to see this:

During The Great Game, there's the moment where Sherlock believes that John is Moriarty.
Instead of revealing himself,  Moriarty decides to continue the deception and keeps John for a while.

[Personally I'm thinking he finds Sherlock's reaction just too delicious to not take advantage of.]


How long Moriarty continues this is up to the author (and how long they would like Sherlock to suffer). It could end right after the Pool scene or it could last a year or even longer.

Some plot suggestions/ideas (don't need to include these in the story but they did come to mind while I was thinking about this):
Maybe Sherlock figures out John is a hostage at some point (and Moriarty taunts him for missing the obvious, of course). Or he doesn't and simply believes that John is evil enough to pretend to be his friend while toying with him all this time. Maybe, Moriarty just ends up telling him that John is a hostage right after the Pool scene (while keeping John) just to see poor Sherlock suffer that much more.

John could attempt to get help from Sherlock (remember S.O.S. blinks?). Would Sherlock figure it out or would emotion get in the way of his powers of deduction? Maybe it would hit him later? Would Moriarty could catch onto this quicker than Sherlock?

What about Mycroft?  Does Sherlock go to him for help (and possibly some comfort because his best friend/ love of his life is an evil psycho)?

Tons of angst, self hatred (on both ends) and an eventual Johnlock happily ever after please?

Greg/Mycroft. Crafty Greg seduces Mycroft with a cake.

(Anonymous)
Greg overhears Sherlock teasing Mycroft about his new diet and concludes that Mycroft is somewhat addicted to sweet foods. He's been curious about Sherlock's older brother for some time and he has Mycroft's phone number (maybe when Sherlock was on drugs some time ago and Greg was the one to deal with it at some point, Mycroft gave him his number, just in case).

Greg bakes a delicious cake by himself (he's divorced, but he's got kids, after all, so maybe cooking isn't really a big deal for him), rings Mycroft and invites him to talk about something important that has something to do with Sherlock. Mycroft does actually come to him... and there's that freshly-baked cake on plain sight. Mmmm... Mycroft's eyes just keep coming back to it and Greg is pleased with himself.

So, yeah, Greg seduces Mycroft using that cake somehow.

Mycroft hadn't been interested in Greg in that way before The Cake. It's not Greg, it's just Mycroft not being into all that sexual/emotional interest stuff. Greg, however, finds the right approach.

Top!Greg is preferable, but not necessary.

Haha, Mycroft says: "Chocolate cookie". Don't worry, I'm sure Greg can cook that for you, too. ;)

Surprise! John's family is rich. Sherlock is intrigued.

(Anonymous)
John's family has money, but he wants nothing to do with it and ran away to join the army.
Maybe he didn't like how his family treated Harry when she came out?

He and Sherlock go on a case and it all comes out: an unexpected dress sense, a public school accent he trained himself out of, annoying posh relations/old friends, etc.

Sherlock wonders if there's anything else John is keeping secret from him.

Re: Surprise! John's family is rich. Sherlock is intrigued.

(Anonymous)
Are you aware that there is a series that sounds nearly exactly like this? chappysmom writes it and it's a series with John as the Earl of Undershaw, there is one story in particular that sounds like that one. Have you already read it?http://archiveofourown.org/series/39226

Kidnapped John - dialogue prompt [tw: rape/torture]

(Anonymous)
John has been kidnapped by someone or other (could be Moriarty) who is obsessed with his looks. Rapes/abuses him and says the words "Purple is such a pretty color on you" - this is his reason for beating him.

John is rescued after a week or so by either Lestrade, Mycroft or Sherlock (or all!) and much comforting ensues.

I'd prefer if some permanent damage occurs - either from the multiple rapes or something else that the madman does.

{Mycroft says 'dream big' - well, I'm dreaming big things of this prompt being filled!)

Re: Kidnapped John - dialogue prompt [tw: rape/torture]

(Anonymous)
I fucking love it, somebody please fill this prompt pleasee

Asexual Sherlock and failed matchmakings - Reprompt

(Anonymous)
Reprompt from http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/21766.html?thread=129604358#t129604358

Knowing Sherlock feels lonely now that John's with Mary (Pre-wedding, Post-Wedding, whatever the author decides) everyone around him tries to match him up with new people. Lestrade, Molly, Mrs Hudson, Mike and even John and Mary get in the act of trying to introduce him to boyfriends and girlfriends (because they still don't know if there's a preference) and they just never work out. Sherlock first assumes it's about an assistant to replace John, that John doesn't want to spend anytime with him anymore before he realises what's really going on.

Bonus if one or two of them turn out to be criminals or mistaken for clients.

All I ask is for the fic to end in a happy note, cos right now all I keep reading are sad fics where Sherlock ends up lonely and sad and I really need him to end up happy and knowing he's loved whilst completely uninterested in sex.

John/Sherlock, John/pastOMCs. Sherlock is only one of many men who have loved & left John Watson

Although he may not be gay, John has loved and been loved by a string of proud, brilliant men over the years. For some reason or another, each of them has left him behind, let him go, or never initiated anything; and each of them has regretted it ever since.

Maybe through cases or just by chance, these men briefly flit back into John's life and are, of course, observed by Sherlock. He notices the trend of longing looks, wistful reminiscing over their past relationship with John, jealous glances hurled in his direction. Above all of them, sings the bitter note of regret, regret, regret.

Sherlock finds the correlation to his relationship with John disturbing. He realizes that he doesn't want to be one of the idiots who let John Watson go because they were too proud or too scared to be with him.

*bonus* I would be thrilled if Sholto is one of John's men.

fem!John/Sherlock : Sherlock can smell pregnancy

(Anonymous)
Inspired by this article: http://news.discovery.com/animals/pregnancy-has-an-odor-that-reveals-unborn-babys-sex-150224.htm?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=DNewsSocial

Sherlock announces to fem!John (john/joan/whichever name you like) that she's knocked up. John is a bit confused and rather disbelieving - there are no signs of it. Yet Sherlock is very very sure and says he can smell it on her (and when she does try a test, he is right).

bonuses:
- unintentional pregnancy but they decide keep it (although I'm not too bothered if you don't want to write the whole pregnancy and birth and end at the nice fluffy decision) - whether this is established relationship/drunken mistake/one-off in a platonic-commitment or asexual relationship is entirely up to you
- John flashes back to some case where Sherlock had deduced the victim/murderer was pregnant and that lead to the case being solved - but nobody was sure how he'd known. Well, now John knows how.
- dropping of johns tea or bystanders tea/coffee/some beverage is involved
- Sherlock is either very tactful and has obviously brooded on it before telling her quietly, or just suddenly realises and blurts it out in a rather inappropriate situation before his brain-mouth filter can kick in

Re: fem!John/Sherlock : Sherlock can smell pregnancy

(Anonymous)
Claimed!! May be a while , be badly OOC, and downright terrible, but you've got a fill.

ABO Dubcon Medical kink Virgin!Sherlock

(Anonymous)
A/B/O Dubcon Johnlock Medical kink

Sherlock is an omega but, like almost 5% of adult omega population, he never presented (and he is happy about this, cause "the body is transport, etc").
Months (or years) after the start of the cohabitation with alpha!John he unexpectedly present and the fact that he is smitten with John may not be a coincidence ;-). Late presentations are rare but often messy and painful, cause many body reactions are out of sync, for example severe internal cramping cause the heat is already started but the body still cannot produce the slick and the "anal" vaginal canal is clamped close cause there still isn't the necessary hormonal balance etc.
Cue for John to take care of Sherlock.

+Bonus points for a very patronizing Darkish/Grey!John whom notice the symptoms very early on but do not inform Sherlock, cause he fear he might do something stupid and unsafe to avoid it. Maybe he could still alert Mycroft so he could sets things up for when Sherlock will present and they'll need a place with the right medical tools, cause there is no way that John (and Sherlock too) will let a stranger to aid a surely afraid Sherlock trough it's difficult first heat.

++Double bonus point if John use his alpha voice to "persuade" a pretty shy and scared Sherlock whom do not want to disrobe and let John examine him and insert a suppository who will help to ease the cramping in a couple of hours (by stimulate hormonally the production of slick and the relaxing of the vaginal canal. But this he do not tell to Sherlock).

+Heat doesn't transforms alpha and omega in mindless sexual beasts (although it try). I do not mind if at the end they mate or it remains pretty (sexually) medical till the end.

+Do your best/worst, please!

Mycroft too says that heat/love is "in the air".

Re: ABO Dubcon Medical kink Virgin!Sherlock

(Anonymous)
This is perfect... WANT!

John/Sherlock. Terribly awkward Sherlock in love. Angst (and maybe a bit of Humour)

(Anonymous)
Can we please see Sherlock deeply in love with John, but so awkward, nervous and inexperienced about it, he pretty much fucks up every possible opportunity of being with John, ever. It goes as far as to very nearly losing John as a friend, too.

Maybe he gets so quiet, miserable and withdrawn when he realises that he has no chances at all that John decides to investigate, and, since he's so much better with emotions he learns what's going on.

Happy johnlock is not required, but it would be great.

Mycroft is the hot one

(Anonymous)
I am sick to death of gushing descriptions of ebon curls and razor-sharp cheekbones, ivory skin against purple cloth and a voice like melted [insert confection of choice]. Though I think it's poignant, I'm even sick of lingering accounts of the faults and flaws in Mycroft's appearance. I love the "graceful" and the "regal" but all the asides to Sherlock's acknowledged superior beauty are driving me insane!

Give me something where Mycroft is universally agreed to be the seriously and unambiguously hotter of the Holmes siblings.

Mycroft seen naked, for some reason? Anthea giving her asked-for opinion on his newest suit by licking her fingertip, touching it to his arm, and going "sssssssst!"? Being covertly observed--inasmuch as such a thing is possible when watching a man like Mycroft--by chatty admirers? Lestrade sighing into his pint over the loveliness of the elder Holmes and gradually bringing John around to see his point?

(As you can probably tell I am mostly in the Mystrade camp and would love to see this idea through that lens.)

Re: Mycroft is the hot one

(Anonymous)
Yes.

John breaks Sherlock's heart.

(Anonymous)
Once more Sherlock does something a little over the top, as if The Fall wasn't enough. John has had enough. He calls Sherlock "freak" and leaves him behind to sink alone, and never comes back.

Tons of angst and heartbreak, please.

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