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Sherlock Fanfic: The Wellspring
(I need more Sherlock icons.)

Title: The Wellspring
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Rating/Warnings: Squint, PG Angst, quite a lot of book canon references.
Word Count: 221 (My very first 221B, aw)
Disclaimer: Not my world or characters.
Summary: John gives him so much, but doesn’t understand.

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The Wellspring
by Caffienekitty
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John gives him so much, but doesn’t understand. Any concession, any allowance only increases Sherlock’s need; the more he’s given, the more he takes. He’s drained people that way, a vampiric gluttony for attention and kindness. He walled that need off after Victor. Mycroft knows not to try.

But John doesn’t know. Even with his acerbic comments about Sherlock’s experiments or callousness, John’s attention is an artesian well. Sherlock will drink him dry, he knows he will. One day, John’s patient amazement will shrivel and Sherlock will be left dying of thirst in the dessicated pit that was John Watson’s benevolence.

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Time leads them inevitably to a cottage with a sloping garden, and bees. John has lost his Mary, and they live together again. In the vast back lawn, straw hat shading his eyes, John examines the map where the hydrogeologist points out the aquifer’s breadth.

Sherlock reflects that while the current of John’s attention has ebbed and flowed over the decades, it never stopped. Even when John thought Sherlock was dead, he visited the graveyard to sit against Sherlock’s false headstone, speaking nonsense to the sky.

Decades later, Sherlock hasn’t exhausted John’s amused tolerance; even after everything.

John looks up from the map now, beckoning. Sherlock smiles and stands, slowly descending to observe where John thinks the well-driller should set their new well’s bore.

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(that’s it)

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innie_darling From: innie_darling Date: July 7th, 2011 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, lovely.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 7th, 2011 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: July 7th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)
You are brilliant--in case you were unaware:)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 7th, 2011 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
*blushes*
sabrinaphynn From: sabrinaphynn Date: July 7th, 2011 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Just so. Bravo!
Jenn
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 7th, 2011 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
*bows*
story_monger From: story_monger Date: July 7th, 2011 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)
This is wonderful. Sweet and meaningful, so nice job!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 7th, 2011 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
r34dinglight From: r34dinglight Date: July 7th, 2011 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
this is so brilliant!kudos on what is hopefully only the first of many 221B's! and you referenced bees? ♥♥♥
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 7th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
The bees are canon, after all. :-)
fawsley From: fawsley Date: July 7th, 2011 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
So full of the gorgeous pain of Sherlock's desperate need that he can never stop, even if he thinks it will destroy John and their friendship. But then maybe John does know, does understand, and is of course the only one who really can keep giving and giving. And bees into the bargain! YAY! Thank you so much for posting this gem.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 7th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, I'm really glad you liked it!
embroiderama From: embroiderama Date: July 7th, 2011 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, beautiful!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 7th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
From: dearkiki_fics Date: July 7th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
That was great! <3
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 7th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
From: dearkiki_fics Date: July 7th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh and I like your "happy Sherlock" icon. So cute.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 8th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, his expression there is just too cute. ^.^
goldvermilion87 From: goldvermilion87 Date: July 8th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
That's beautiful. :-)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 8th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: July 15th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
*smishes this fic* :)

adorable and perfect :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 15th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.
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