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Sherlock BBC Prompting Meme

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Prompting: Part II
Giggles at the Palace
Please check the Sticky Post to find the newest active part and post your prompts there.

Prompts from this post can be filled on the Overflow Post

+Anon posting is most definitely allowed, but not required.
+All kinds of fills are accepted! Fic, art, vids, cosplay, interpretive dance--whatever. Go wild! :D
+Keep things neat! Read prompts before you post to see if something similar has already been done, and while you are encouraged to prompt as much as you like, try to fill as well.
+Please do not re-post prompts unless the last time they were prompted was on an older part. Simply put: ONE posting of each prompt per part.
+Until further notice, RPF (real person fic, i.e. fic involving the actors themselves) is not supported at this meme. UPDATE: sherlockrpf</lj> has set up an RPF meme post in their community. Anon posting is on, and that meme is free for you all to use.
+Depending on the rate of activity, there may or may not be a prompt freeze when a part reaches 5000 comments.
+However, there will be one when it reaches 7000. Also at 7000, a new part will be posted, and all prompting should happen on the new part.
+Multiple fills are encouraged! (: Just because a prompt has already been claimed by someone, do not be afraid to offer up a second fill.

The new Filled Prompts Post is officially up and running! I’d like to ask that you all are patient as we work out the bugs in the system, but other than that, please make sure you post your fills there according to the guidelines. DO NOT skip out on doing this because it seems like too much effort-- While a mod will do an archiving sweep every now and then, we don’t want to be putting every single fill in the post.
Do not be afraid to ask questions about how it works if you are confused! Either of the mods would be happy to explain.

There are two mods for this meme. Your main mod is jjgd , and any questions, concerns, comments about anything at all on the meme should be directed to her via either PM or the page-a-mod post.
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Guys, I will only put in one reminder about this.
Think before you prompt about the way you are asking. It isn’t difficult, and it will only take a minute or so of your time.

That said...
This is a kink meme. As such, there will be prompts that could offend you in a number of different ways. Not every prompt will have a trigger warning, and not every prompt will rub you the right way. If you have an issue with a specific prompt, feel free to bring it up in a discussion that takes place off the meme. However, flaming will not be tolerated regardless of origin.
You have rights to an opinion, of course, just as you have the right to scroll right past a prompt that you dislike.

Remember, guys; Be civil, be friendly, but don’t be shy!

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Shadows on the Wall 24(/24)

The sound of his heartbeat, echoed back by an electronic monitor and thumping steadily in his chest, drags John back to the light. He can smell antiseptic, bleach and the thousand little smells that add up to 'hospital' in his mind, even around the cannula's stream of oxygen. He's hazy, floating in a grey-black limbo and he's afraid to open his eyes.

He can't feel anything below his shoulders, recognises the haze of really good drugs. He can't tell if he still has his leg (53.4% chance he still has his left leg, 32.8% chance of regaining limited mobility, 6.1772% chance of regaining full mobility)

"John," and John digs deep and tries to claw his way back to conciousness. Sherlock wants him.

He manages to open his eyes, wincing at the too-bright lights and he definitely has his left hand at least because Sherlock's griping it so tightly, John's half-afraid something's going to break.

"John," Sherlock breathes and when John manages to get his eyes open long enough to focus, Sherlock looks relieved. His hair is still soggy and he's wrapped in an obnoxious orange blanket.

"M'croft called L'strade then," John slurs. "G'd"

Sherlock frowns, hands tightening around John's as John peers fuzzily around the room. There are five IVs: two of blood, three of saline and drugs. John's right arm looks like part of the plumbing. Bugger. Must have nicked the femoral artery after all.

"How did you know that?" Sherlock demands. John must have said that out loud. Double bugger.

"Knew it was a possibility," John says honestly.

"How could you have known that?" Sherlock snaps, frustrated. He doesn't let go of John's hand. "And if you knew it was a possibility, why didn't you avoid getting shot!?"

"My other options were through the heart," Sherlock's hands tighten again," The spine and the heart," Sherlock goes chalk white "Or through your head. Figured a consulting detective without a brain is a bit of a lost cause, yeah?"

"How could you possibly know-" Sherlock stops, head tilting as he thinks. "You knew how to find the drowned man's flat. You knew exactly where Professor Cairns was,. Lestrade thanked me for the anonymous tip-off that Oskar Dzundza would be hiding a shipping container heading to Gibraltar which I didn't send him..."

"-but you left the encryption program on my phone," John says. "Password is your mother's birthday in year-day-month format. I didn't realise that until I found out that Mycroft's password is the same date."

"How do you know what Mycroft's password is?" Sherlock looks equal parts frustrated, intrigued and worried. "How could you possibly have been in a situation where you could learn Mycroft's password?"

John hesitates. He knew complete confession was the price of saving Sherlock's life. He can't regret that but it's not easy. Sherlock leans in closer.

"John, you must see how dangerous your position is! Mycroft did not rise to his current position by being kind and he-" (is smarter than Sherlock, even if the knowledge burns like hydrochloric acid. He can do what even the escaped and vengeful Moriarty can't. He will take John who is wonderful, kind, friend? blogger, companion, comrade. Loved.)

John blinks then blinks again. It might take Sherlock another year to figure out what he's feeling. It might take another ten years after that before he shares that revelation with John but John knows. John will know and he doesn't care if Sherlock never says, never acknowledges it outside these private terrified moments because John will always know.

Sherlock is in love with him.

Heart so light, it feels like it's floating, John clears his throat. "It started in basic training...."

Shadows on the Wall: Author's Notes

The lines marked with an asterisk in part 12 are the Physician's Oath which is the most likely oath, I think, for John to take.

Secondly, apologies for the length of time this took to finish. I did originally intend that it should only be 3-5 parts, I swear. =D

Finally, thank you so much to everyone who read and especially thank you to everyone who commented. ♥

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Oh wow, this was AWESOME. Do you plan on posted it to your LJ or somewhere, all in one piece?

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That was brilliant. And epic. You are a trooper, author.

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This was SO FANTASTIC. I can't get over how amazing it was. alshfdasdhlfdsa my heart is STILL POUNDING from the scene at the pool when John was posessed... Normally I don't have a problem falling all over authors who deserve it with praise, but I'm exhausted and mostly braindead and it's almost Christmas and all I can do is fall over at your feet and say THANK YOU FOR THIS, SERIOUSLY, THIS IS THE BEST PRESENT EVER, and I hope you put it somewhere all together so that I can re-read more easily, because I damn sure will be rereading like a mofo. SLDFHDSLHFSD THERE IS TOO MUCH LOVE IT IS BLOCKING MY ABILITY TO TYPE.

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Totally, completely fantastic! I enjoyed every moment of this!

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This is absolutely fabulous. Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing something which I've enjoyed reading so very much.

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*goes melty as the tension from repeated cliffhangers drains out and is replaced with loving fluff* Yes. Can hardly stop Sherlock from being Sherlock. But knowing will get John through anything. Even having to use a damn cane again.

Mycroft mentioned Allan's, which means I need to offer you chocolate in thanks.

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Oh god, this was absolutely amazing! ♥♥♥♥ I loved how badass John was and the little details of this. Such a brilliant read. Thank you.

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I have no words! This! ♥ ♥ ♥
Thank you SO MUCH for this amazing story!

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It's hard for me to believe that I haven't commented before now (maybe I did and missed it looking back?). It seems a bit late, but I wanted to let you know that I've been enjoying this all along.

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So chaotic and such a fascinating read!!

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This is wonderful. I loved the way you paint such clear, vivid pictures with your words - not just the sight, but the smell and the taste around the characters.

Also the way you divided the internal and external voices for John; it's not easy to do what you did well. There was never any confusion as to the source of his info etc and I really enjoyed the story more for that clarity.

Well done you.

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This was wonderful! I'm so glad I didn't discover it until it was all done though. LOL. I would love to see how John and Sherlock work together now, now that Sherlock knows this amazing talent his flatmate has! Maybe you should write that!

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Okay. Okay so. This story was like going down a rabbit hole, deeper and deeper into the comments on the comments on the comments and finding a wonderland full of breathtaking characterization (John! John who got shot for his unit and can hear dead people talk and cares and Sherlock who wants to be a sociopath and all of the people the TV series didn't care about but you made me care about) and an absolutely lovely premise taken to the greatest heights and the most cutting depths, and Moriarty and Carl Powers and Sherlock being in love even if he doesn't realize it and Mycroft and everything. Just, everything. Thank you for it.

(recaptcha: oulactiv efforts. I don't know what oulactiv means, but I'm assuming ' most splendid heart-wrenching delightful and Herculean')

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