This fic has reduced me to sobs- walk through ghosts by augustbird
As ever, I have a fic to rec.
Now I am trolling through tumblr , minding my own business when this fic catches my eye. And the title is suggestive of an AU maybe, one of those dark fics that I avoid. But.
This fic comes really really close to Madlori’s Genie’s Blog. That story is a happy ending but this one is not. All the unrequited love, all the “I ‘ll stand by you and keep you happy even if it means not being with me” and all the “I could never make you as happy as she”. Well, my tiny pudgy little heart just couldn’t take it.
And one rather wondrous thing about this fic is that it is short, yet eloquent. It says a lot about Sherlock’s internal struggle without giving too much away. Shows rather than tells.
And yes. I hated John in this fic. Not because he is mean or anything. Because he goes for Mary; because he does not realize that Sherlock is crazy for him.
Usually, I always loathe the Mary characters with vitriol and am more than glad when John chucks them in favor of Sherlock-this time I liked her. In a weird twisted way.
Please go read this fic. It will break your heart but then if you need some fluff, you can always
read my fic, Victorious.