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Re: Slumber in the Broken Night (Sherlock/Molly, M) 5/5

"You should get some sleep," Molly says quickly, and switches off the light. Sherlock frowns in the dark, feeling like he should apologize, although at the same time he's certain he hasn't done anything wrong. Luckily Molly is willing to ignore the fact that he hasn't actually spoken a word.

"It's fine, you know. I don't always – you know, anyway. With another person. Especially not the first time – not – not that I'm saying there has to be a second time," she adds hastily.

"Molly," he says with a faint hint of warning, because he really needs her to stop rambling, but then dread curls in his belly at the thought that she might slip away from him, contract back into that smaller, quieter version of herself. Awkwardly, he tries to slip his arm beneath her shoulders to make her turn towards him, to keep her close. Molly knows, of course. She kisses his shoulder and tries to nestle against him without disturbing his injuries, her thin hand resting over his heart. The sensation is at once foreign and pleasant, but then he has never been averse to touch so much as extremely selective about who is allowed close enough to do so.

"I don't think I've ever been so tired, Molly," he mutters, and Molly sweeps her fingers affectionately along his sternum in an unconscious Y-incision.

"Mmmm. Well, prolactin, you know. And you did have a bit of a day," she adds, and the understatement nearly makes him smile. The ghosts of his impossible day hover at the periphery of Sherlock's mind, but the soft rhythm of her breath across his collarbone lets him drift off again with only a fleeting thought of what his life might be like tomorrow, with the soft weight of Molly's hand on his chest as his lone remaining anchor.

Re: Slumber in the Broken Night (Sherlock/Molly, M) 5/5

i like this a lot. it has such a lovely quiet quality and i think it's so much more effective without either of them coming. it's very nice, thank you for writing this.

Re: Slumber in the Broken Night (Sherlock/Molly, M) 5/5

Aw, thank you. I felt like it wasn't a circumstance where that seemed realistic - and in a weird way it seemed less "gentle" to go that way.

Re: Slumber in the Broken Night (Sherlock/Molly, M) 5/5

This is so sweet; I really like it.

Re: Slumber in the Broken Night (Sherlock/Molly, M) 5/5

This fic is like a hot cup of tea. Very comforting. Good job on this fic.

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