Oh the places you'll go (sightsee) wrote in recslikewhoa,
Oh the places you'll go

Stay, Sherlock/John

Stay by esterbrook, PG-13, 7393 words
Retirement wasn't quite what they'd expected. For one thing, they hadn't been in the same room for two years.

This was just utterly charming. A retirement fic that was nice and good and not depressing nearly the whole time - to be fair I have a ridiculous fear of retirements fics because normally someone dies or its completely depressing and I've only found a few that do it right -for me at least. And this is one of those ones that does it right. some things seemed out of character, Sherlock moving and leaving John, but then explanations were given and I was like that works, that is a great explanation because I can see them both being that stupid. It was just lovely, and a wonderful blend of just a touch angsty but mostly hopeful, and I enjoy hopeful a lot.

"And London misses you."

"As do you."

Anyone else would have heard it as a simple statement, but John caught the tiny shift in inflection, the infinitesimal lift at the end, the way the pale eyes flickered away and back. "Of course I do, you idiot. Nothing's ever quite right without you."
Tags: sherlock bbc: [sherlock bbc], sherlock bbc: john/sherlock

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