Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Mrs. Hudson (Sherlock Holmes), Rosamund Mary “Rosie” Watson, Molly Hooper, Mike Stamford
Additional Tags: COVID 19, Medical, Established Relationship, Don’t copy to another site, Complete, Medical Reflections, medical PTSD, Hopeful Ending
Ever think about what it might’ve been like on Baker Street, for John being medical, and what might have crossed his mind?
Some short, random COVID 19 thoughts.
Rec: I thought this was going to be a meta or a collection of disjointed scenes, but it’s actually a very lovely if emotionally intense story about John working in a COVID-19 ICU ward for two months. Between physically and mentally exhausting shifts, he finds refuge, comfort, and support at home from Sherlock. This beautifully puts the heavy personal toll of the pandemic on display, and while there are some difficult moments, the overall theme is of hope and strength.
From the author’s notes, it sounds like they are a healthcare provider who has been working the front lines. As such, this is extremely detailed and realistic, and contains scenes of dying and death. Tagging as sickfic for that reason but don’t worry, neither John nor Sherlock gets sick.