“A Terrific Soporific” by antietamfalls (AO3)
Pairings: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes
Fandom(s): BBC Sherlock
Word Count: 11,269
Sherlock, a long-time sufferer of insomnia, is forced to share a bed with John at a hotel while on a case. To his astonishment, he finds that spending the night next to John helps him sleep and becomes determined to maneuver himself back into John’s bed.
OK, so every once in a while I get the urge to read everything in a certain tag (which is usually a particular trope), and then I don’t sleep until the Collected Mutineer or Dr Darling make me. As a long time sufferer of insomnia (usually fanfic-induced), I can empathize with Sherlock’s plight, and even more so with the need to recreate the exact scenario in which I last found a peaceful rest. The fact that this fic also has the “sharing a bed” trope in it is icing on the proverbial cake, and I was happy to stumble across this in the midst of my latest fanfic binge.
Also, antietamfalls is one of my favourite Johnlock writers. Sherlock is masterfully written, and the ever-patient John is also a delight to read. I also recommend “Bleed Me Out” in which Sherlock is a vampire and it really, really works.
Read if you love Johnlock, the bed-sharing trope, or fluff.
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