Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 59Glancing warily towards the door to his office, Lestrade let out a tired but content sigh, kicking his feet up on his desk to enjoy his afternoon coffee and muffin in peace. It had been a thankfully quiet few days with Sherlock on the West End case and though he was still on call for if he and John ran into trouble, the detective inspector couldn’t help but enjoy the lull in his normally hectic schedule.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 592 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He had just begun happily munching on his muffin when Donovan popped her head through his door, “We’ve got a domestic case I think you-“
“Not our division,” he called nonchalantly, taking another bite of his muffin, and you stepped into the doorway, “How about a favor for a friend then?”
His eyes went wide as he choked on the mouthful he’d just taken and you gave Sally a nod as you stepped into his office and shut the door behind you. You’d already gotten her to promise not to mention anything about this to anyone, surprising
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 63John snoozed lightly in a chair by your hospital bed, his head balanced in his hand as he rested his elbow on its arm. His blonde hair was disheveled, a considerable amount of stubble covered his chin, and his eyes were rimmed with darks circles from lack of sleep. In the past three days he’d refused to leave your side, the only reason he wasn’t still in the blood covered clothes from before was due to the fact Lestrade had brought him something clean to put on.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 632 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The room was filled with an assortment of things from all the people who’d been in. Molly had brought you a lipstick and John some strong coffee. Lestrade hadn’t brought anything but sat with you for a long while and promised he’d figure out what had happened. Mycroft had sent flowers and visited in the dead of the night, standing at the room’s window to look out pensively. He felt guilty. He shouldn’t have let you go to your flat. The mystery of how your ex had gotten out in the first
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 73“The boyfriend is without a doubt guilty, that heartless prat,” you exclaimed, nearly throwing your newest crane towards the source of the noise. Mrs. Hudson chuckled looking up from her task of pulling rollers from your hair at the TV screen and wondered if maybe it hadn’t been such a good idea to introduce you to The Jeremy Kyle Show.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 732 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She’d enjoyed her day with you, treating you like the daughter she’d never had since it was obvious to her that those boys upstairs had no idea how to take proper care of a woman. You’d come to her with your hair in a tangled mess wearing the same set of nightclothes you’d borrowed from John nearly three days before, so she’d set to work.
After some assurances and protests from you, Mrs. Hudson had allowed you to go over to your flat alone to change and gather some things and you came back dressed in a loose white cotton v-neck and a pair of blue and white striped pajama shorts with a cute flowery lace edg
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 66With your brother gone, you flopped back so you were lying horizontally across the bed, hissing a curse under your breath as you felt a sharp pain shoot up your shoulder, “Putain… that bloody smarts.”Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 662 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You felt Sherlock’s hand on your hip and reached out to find him again, quickly finding your hand in his as he caught it and then brought it to his lips to kiss your knuckles. You could feel his lips turn up in a smirk when you giggled and then he wove his fingers between yours as you groaned, “How much longer until tomorrow?”
“A while,” he hummed and you sighed, “I’m sorry you have to stay… I know it must be terribly boring for you.”
“I want to stay, (F/n).”
“That’s sweet, Sherly, but it doesn’t make it any less boring.”
“True. Play a game with me?”
You blinked at the ceiling a couple of times and then gave a one-shouldered shrug, “Sure. What did you have
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 64You sniffled quietly, burying your face in your hands to weep, not caring in the slightest that it hurt to do so. You were so unbelievably conflicted. You didn’t want to be alone, it terrified you at the moment, but at the same time you didn’t want anyone around- you were so upset that you just wanted to scream at the universe. No one needed to be around that… especially since you couldn’t read their faces.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 642 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was a light rhythmic knock on the door, startling you, and a male voice with a light Irish accent cheerfully called, “Hello, darling. I just need to check your charts… are you alright?”
“I’m blind. Does that seem alright to you?” you snapped and then quickly followed up in an apologetic tone, “Sorry… that was rude. Can you- could you just come back later? I really just need to be alone for a bit.”
The voice hummed, “I understand, love,” and then turned a little dark and slightly emphat
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 50John pretty much expected his phone to ring sometime in the near future, what he didn’t expect was for the person on the other end to be Sherlock, “Can (F/n) dance?”Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 502 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Umm… Not particularly, no. She’s pretty decent at salsa and the tango-something about the music-… and I’ve seen her do a bearable basic waltz but other than that she’s pretty terrible. Doesn’t keep her from doing so but really… just rubbish.”
Sherlock hung up on John so he didn’t have to deal with his questions, having already gotten the information he needed, and strode across the street to the small dance club. It wasn’t hard to find you since both you and Gabriel weren’t exactly shy, dancing openly near the center of the floor, and for a moment Sherlock did what a number of other people were already doing, tucking himself off the side to watch.
He’d never been so bombarded with emotions in his entire life and while normal
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 60The inner workings of your mind woke you with frightening images, jolting you awake to a spell of shaking as your eyes desperately tried to adjust to the dark. It had been late afternoon when you'd pretty much collapsed on the large four-poster bed in the room Mycroft had deemed yours for the extent of your stay. He’d tired to get you to let some one look you over but you’d refused and asked to be alone so he’d left you with a first aid kit and some pajamas he’d had Anthea pick up since you’d lost your duffle. The only thing you’d felt like doing was sleeping so you’d just flung yourself as is on the bed and had to have been asleep for at least long enough for the soft light of dusk to fall into the full darkness of night. You took a number of deep breaths as you tried to stabilize your brain’s grasp on reality and then carefully readjusted to go back to sleep.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 602 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One of the most frustrating things in life is being entirely exhausted- physic
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 70The next day was thankfully uneventful, both the boys needing a day to just process everything and you spending nearly the entire day asleep from the meds. They were both careful not to leave you alone so that when you did wake up you didn’t panic and John decided that for now he was going let Sherlock off the hook for the things you’d told him the night before since he seemed to have handled it well.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 702 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When it got late enough to go to bed you were out cold curled up in Sherlock’s chair and John worried that if he moved you he’d hurt you in someway so he made sure Sherlock was going to stay on the couch and then left you where you were for the night. He was a bit relieved when the next morning you were still sleeping in exactly the same position and that you hadn’t woken up and freaked out.
You blinked awake when he was midway through making breakfast, slipping out of the chair to slowly navigate your way into the kitchen, hugging the wall and then the count
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 42You passed out on your couch within minutes of getting home, pausing only to pull off your shoes and your white button down so you were left in a tight white tank top and your black trousers that were two sizes too big. Upstairs, John refused to speak to Sherlock, worried that he would start yelling and end up waking you, and quickly went to bed himself, leaving Sherlock to flop down on the couch to think, he could sleep later.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 422 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He certainly had a lot to think about with everything that had happened so he started with the most trivial, the fact that Moriarty’s name had come up. This wouldn't be the first time it had but since the pool incident his presence had been suspiciously lacking. Still, it wasn’t surprising that he’d been behind the stolen Monet, though it was unfortunate that his pawn had been connected to you.
That brought him to his next problem on his list- your friend. There was no way Timothy could have survived after that much blood loss- a fact tha
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 69John refused to leave you alone for very long, not wanting you to wake up someplace unfamiliar alone, and ended up sorting through emails on his laptop in his room while you slept. He looked up when you groaned and your hand came up to rub at your forehead as you grumbled, “Merde… What-Where am I?”Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 692 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“You’re in my bed,” John offered and you sighed, sitting up, “I’m sorry, Johnny. I didn’t mean to fall asleep up here. I’ll go back downstairs.”
You moved to leave, unable to stop the sharp gasp and cringe as pain rippled through your body, and John got up to ease you back down, “It’s alright, Squeak… I was actually wondering if you would stay up here with me tonight.”
“Why?” you asked warily, thinking it might be a ploy to get you to take his bed while he slept on the couch, and John wrapped his hand around yours, “You’ll be more comfortable here and then if you need anything
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 34John shifted impatiently on his feet, tumbling, “Hello, Mrs. Hudson, (F/n) wouldn’t happen to be here would she?”Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 342 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“She’s in my kitchen. You two should be ashamed of yourselves, chasing out that young lady with your constant bickering when she’s sick,” she scolded, letting him by.
You looked up at your brother when he came in, giving you a sheepish apologetic smile, “I’m sorry Squeak. We got a little carried away.”
“It’s not me you should be apologizing to John.”
“You can’t honestly mean I should bloody apologize to that arrogant twat,” he seethed.
You shook your head, “He tried John. That’s all you can really ask of him and I do feel heaps better than I did yesterday. He certainly does not have your bedside manner but he did his best.”
“…You’re defending him… Really?”
Pressing your forehead to the cool table top, you sighed, “Rea
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 53“Oh no you don’t.” John scolded gently when you arrived back at the flat and tried to unlock your door, your hands shaking as they fumbled with the keys the only true sign something was wrong. You brother pulled them out of your hands and used his other hand to carefully encourage you towards the stairs, “I know you, Squeak. If I allow you to stay down here it will end in one of two ways and neither of them are good.”Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 532 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You opened your mouth to protest but he cut you off, reading your mind, “You can borrow some night clothes from me and whatever jumper you’d like. Up you go.”
There was no point in arguing, he was in full big brother protective mode, so you just shuffled up the stairs following Sherlock as John made sure you didn’t try to go back down. You collapsed into John’s chair, throwing your legs over one of the arms, and Sherlock, having noted that your shoes were rubbing in a painful way a long while ago,
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 33Hot.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 332 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That was the only thought on your mind as you stirred, shoving all the blankets off of your body and rolling to a seated position. Sherlock was elsewhere so you took the opportunity to slip out of his flat and down to your own, stumbling into your bathroom to take a cold shower in an attempt to bring down your fever. You could have just slept there with the water running over you, it was so nice, but you forced yourself out, pulling on some new pajamas before going to the kitchen.
Being sick was the worst you decided, rubbing gently at your sore throat as you put a pot on stove for a honey drink your mother had taught you to make years ago. You had just finished emptying almost an entire bottle of honey into the pot when your ears were met with the sound of your door being flung open, “(F/n)?”
Rolling your eyes at that fact that a genius had just called out to a temporarily mute person and naively expected an answer, you went to the kitchen doorway to level him with a
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 54John didn’t expect to find you pressed against Sherlock’s chest when he came down to get something to eat, in fact he rather expected to find you still drawing in the same position he’d left you. It caused some mixed emotions in him. In a way he was relieved that Sherlock had somehow managed to pull you from that so you could get some rest but at the same time it made his skin crawl. His baby sister snuggling with his sociopathic machine of a flatmate seemed so… wrong.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 542 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You roused and rolled off of Sherlock and to the floor with a loud thump, bringing your hands up to rub at your face as you stared at the ceiling for bit before John gently coaxed, “Are you alright (F/n)?”
“No,” came your simple honest reply and John came to look down at you as you stated, “He didn’t deserve to die, John… especially not like that.”
“Everyone dies, (F/n).” Sherlock hummed flatly, having been drawn out of his thoughts whe
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 72It was a relatively quiet morning in 221B… unfortunately it only lasted about five minutes before all hell broke loose. It started with John coming down to begin his morning as he normally did, with eggs and the paper, only to find you pressed against Sherlock with his hand resting somewhere it shouldn’t. There were a lot of things John could handle, combat pressure, Sherlock’s boredom, malevolent criminals, but not this. He was even starting to get used to the occasional acts of affection between the two of you but this… this was just too much.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 722 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Before he could do anything you let out a soft whimper in your sleep and your face turned pained, causing John to temporarily abandon his anger for concern. The way you were sleeping was obviously putting a lot of pressure on one of your broken ribs, probably had been all night, and he watched you shift just enough so that the pain didn’t wake you.
Your brother sighed, rubbing his forehead- he was going to have t
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 43They began to argue loudly- well… it was more Sherlock trying to get a word in as John shouted abuse at him- and after the initial shock wore off you moved to try and put an end to it. You were met with little success, tugging at your brother’s arm only to have him shake you off before your own temper flared and you demanded, “I’m an adult, John. I can make my own decisions.”Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 432 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He spun to bellow at you, “Obviously not. The last decision you made landed you with a man who almost killed you and now this… this… arrogant arsehole who doesn’t even believe he has a heart. I would say your judgment is not to be trusted.”
You gaped at him for a second and then yelled back, “My mistakes are my own and I deal with them as such. After what I’ve been through, do you honestly think I would have let whatever this is continue if I hadn’t thought it through? If I didn’t trust him? You can’t just start making dec
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 58The next morning, you were doing your pre-travel routine, checking that everything was packed, when there was a knock on your door followed by some muffled arguing before Sherlock slowly swung it open. You met them in the doorway, bouncing to press a kiss for being kind to your door like he'd promised to an impatiently fidgeting Sherlock’s cheek, “Much better. Thank you, Sherly.”Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 582 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He pulled a face, rubbing at his cheek as if he was displeased, but as usual couldn’t hide the small smile over your little act of affection and John cleared his throat in disapproval, “We’ve caught a break in the case. I just wanted to say goodbye before we left.”
“Quickly, John.” Sherlock whined, tapping his foot impatiently as he looked toward the front door, and John shot him a glare before looking back to you.
“That’s fantastic!” you grinned and gave him a huge hug, “Be safe. I’ll see you on Saturday.”
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 71It seemed your mind was determined to torment you as a few hours later you went from peaceful to whimpering as you thrashed slightly, a layer of sweat glistening on your forehead. You jolted awake but found no relief as the darkness that loomed every time you opened your eyes made the nightmare seem unending. You rolled to your side and whimpered, trying to erase the images from your mind, before finding the floor with your feet and stumbling out to the living room.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 712 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Clinging to the door frame you quietly called, “Sherlock?”
You got no response and took a step forward, trying again as your voice grew increasingly distraught, “Sherly?”
His eyes snapped open and he blinked at you a couple of times, hoping you’d go to John if he kept quiet. No such luck, you panicked slightly and took a few quick steps into the room, a mistake since it put you in a space with nothing around you for you to get your bearings. Realizing this too late, you spun a little fra
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 38After three days of you working while Sherlock and John were on the case, you found you missed seeing them everyday but that it was nice to be able to support yourself again. Sherlock was angry with you for refusing to come, you knew that since he was acting like a child and the only communication you had with them was the occasional text from your brother, but you didn’t have time to think about it.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 382 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As the rookie you’d gotten stuck with the morning shift and had to be at work before four thirty, your habit of getting up early working to your advantage for once, and today was no exception. It was a relatively nice day and you had just finished dealing with the morning rush, relaxing into the lull that always followed, when a familiar face walked through the door and settled into an armchair in your section.
You tilted your head before heading over to greet him, “Bonjour, Monsieur Holmes. How may I help you today?”
Mycroft looked up at you, lightly licking his lo
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 40It turned out Timothy was staying in small house on the outskirts of London, the three of you looking up at it from the sidewalk where the cab had left you. The windows were dark but it was late and he was probably asleep, so you mounted the steps and pressed the bell but got no answer. You looked to Sherlock and he gave a nod so you tried the door and found it unlocked, Sherlock pushing past you so you were safely between him and John as you ventured forth.Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 402 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Every room was trashed as you moved through them to get a cursory overview of the first floor, going from the front living room to the kitchen, then to a spare bedroom, and finally a small office. Sherlock paused here, something catching his eye as he crouched to examine a few of the many papers scattered about the floor, and you and John exchanged a glance before slipping back into the main room to let him think. You took in the destruction of the room as John wandered into the kitchen and then had a thought- his studio.
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 51Sherlock slipped through the door of the flat in a tiff, flopping over the arm of the couch and onto its cushions in the most serious sulk John had ever seen, causing the doctor to raise an eyebrow as he stated, “From the look of it, it didn’t go as you planned.”Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 512 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sherlock just stared at the ceiling as John sighed, looking him over. His face was a mess- the side that you’d slapped him on was still a glowing red and the opposite side where Gabriel had punched him was already bruising around his cheekbone, blood trickling from a cut on his lip.
“Her date hit you?” John wondered flatly, having actually expected worse, and Sherlock rolled to face the back of the couch as he grumbled, “I don’t want to talk about it.”
John couldn’t help but give a small chuckle, shutting his laptop, “I’m going to bed. Try not to stay up too late with your jealous brooding.”
Sherlock harrumphed, pulling his knees up to his chest, and
Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 56It took a considerable amount of will power for you not to touch anything and everything when the three of you arrived at the crime scene, the backstage of a West End theater. There were costumes, props and sets everywhere and you were quick to fall into your curious observation mode, slowing your pace considerably to take it all in. You were just about to wander off towards a very interesting looking dress covered with sequins on a rack across the way when Sherlock sharply stated, “Hand.”Observers- BBC Sherlock x Reader Chpt. 562 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You froze and blinked at him in confusion, “What?”
“Give me your hand,” he demanded impatiently and you pursed your lips at him, “Why should I?”
He rolled his eyes and grabbed your hand before you could pull away, John looking on in interested amusement, “Because I can’t have you wandering off like I know you were just about to. Now come on.”
Dragging your feet so that he had to tug you the rest of the way to your destination, you whin