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I knew the moment I aimed the gun that I wasn't going to make it. When I pulled the trigger I knew I only had a few moments left. And the one thought that was prevalent in my mind was that I had to not only destroy Moriaty I couldn't let him get away this time I had to save Watson. I wasn't sure why, but that was all that I could hear as I pulled the trigger. I didn't even hear the bang, or the sound of the flames as the bomb exploded. The moment after the bullet had been fired I swung around, wrapping my arms around the doctor and pulling him to his knees, shielding him with my body.
I could tell by the way his muscles tensed underneath me that he knew what I had done. Even he had worked it out quickly enough. I could feel him breathing heavily, and heard the strangled sounds he made as he tried to speak.
"Sh...Sherlock!" he tried. His voice was uncertain, as if he wasn't sure if I had heard him. I gripped his arms tighter, pulling them closer around him.
I didn't feel a
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I don't remember exactly what happened in the first few seconds after the explosion. I remember seeing Sherlock aiming the gun at the bomb, and then there was nothing for a few moments just bright light. I don't think I even heard the explosion. I guess I'd become used to them after my time in Afghanistan.
The next thing I know, I'm on my knees, heat blasting into me like I'm in the heart of the fiery Hell around me. Someone was beside me, arms around my chest, protecting me from the harshest of the blaze. It took me barely a second to realise who it was, but I couldn't speak my throat was dry and I felt that if I said the name aloud, it would make everything that much more real and unchangeable. I finally managed to stutter out his name through the lump in my throat that made it hard to breathe.
His fingers dug in at the sound of my voice, pulling me closer to him.
Over the roaring of the flames he was protecting me from, I faintly heard h