those with writers block to conjure some ideas :)
John sees Sherlock everywhere he goes, not that he goes out often, whether it be his black curls, his sharp cheekbones or his long trench coat. John insists it’s his mind playing tricks on him or the memory of his friend is haunting him. What John doesn’t know is that Sherlock isn’t very good at hiding himself when wanting to check up on his only friend from time to time.
The first month after the Fall, John is a wreck. He forms a simple daily routine: wake up, eat something (usually yogurt or take out), watch telly (or cry, though he won’t admit it), and then sleep. He can’t believe how he wastes the month with such basic acts; Harry can’t believe he’s wasted away.
She visits him every Sunday, in the process of sobering up. On the fourth Sunday visit, when she is officially sober, she packs John up (despite his protests). In a rush of yelling at him and fighting her doubts, she shoves his belongings in a suitcase. When they get to her flat, shes sets up the couch. She feeds him roast chicken. When he’s asleep, she calls Mycroft for John’s therapist’s number. She coyly asks John’s therapist for a support group.
On Wednesday around 7, Harry forces John to get up and shower (he’s spent the past couple of days yelling at the game show network). Then she pushes him off at a support group for those who have lost loved ones. John first notices there are a lot of old people. Harry whispers to the leader, then tells John she’ll be there to pick him back up.
John spots a woman who looks a bit younger than him surprisingly, and sits next her. Going around the circle, she announces that her name is Mary Morstan.
When John is in the meeting, Harry calls Clara. It is time for the Watsons to fight their demons. They aren’t their parents.
Jim Moriarty plays the cello. He has a diploma in it. Before Reichenbach, he played in an orchestra.
I have a theory that Sherlock isn’t a sociopath at all. He doesn’t have many of the symptoms. However, he has all of the symptoms of mild-to-medium Asperger’s syndrome, and before the 1990’s, Asperger’s syndrome wasn’t recognized normally by psychiatrists and was commonly misdiagnosed as sociopathy. Sherlock was likely diagnosed as a child - which, given his age, would mean before said 1990’s, thus resulting in a misdiagnosis. He has realized this but hates and is embarrassed by the connotations of someone having Asperger’s syndrome, so he sticks with his childhood diagnosis in order to keep up his front.
Sherlock’s a cuddler. Ever since he was a child he’s needed something to hug while he slept. Mycroft thinks it’s annoying and Mrs. Hudson thinks its cute. John takes it in stride, and he and Mrs. Hudson are working together to make sure Lestrade never finds out. They’re not sure he’d ever stop laughing if her knew.
Sherlock stayed with Molly for a week after the infamous fall, that’s how long it took for Mycroft to organize his disappearance. Sherlock got along very well with Molly’s cat. After he got his life back, he frequently went over to visit.
On their three dates, Jim and Molly probably did nothing but fangirl over Sherlock.
While Sherlock was playing dead, he occasionally visited Irene Adler. Partly because she gave him advice on how to stay under the radar and partly because he missed her. She reminded him of the life he gave up.
the only reason why Sherlock isn’t just like Moriarty is because of Mycroft.
when Sherlock and Moriarty were kids, they were pretty much copies of each other. learning fast, playing small tricks, quickly outpacing their peers in anything and everything that they liked. the only difference between them was that Sherlock had Mycroft. Mycroft would always seem impressed, albeit slightly, when a young Sherlock figured something out. yet, when he pulled pranks Mycroft would be annoyed or disdainful for the most part. but because Moriarty never had that older sibling, a person that matched his wit appropriately and took him seriously, when Moriarty went through his phases they went… differently. his deductions were met with silences or chuckles, no one taking him seriously because of his youth. and yet when he pranked someone or caused them some distress, well they definitely payed attention then.
Sherlock (as in the ACD canon books) is deathly afraid of oysters and Mycroft pokes fun at him for it. He makes sure that no one else knows about his phobia.