“Let Me” by Violsva (AO3)
Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Word Count: 11,756
Sherlock Holmes has suffered from insomnia all his life. When Watson realizes the extent of it, he searches for a way to comfort Holmes, and in the process confronts things neither of them have been saying.
While my favorite Johnlock fics are usually set in the modern universe established by BBC’s Sherlock, I occasionally come across a story set closer to (or sometimes in) the original Arthur Conan Doyle canon. “Let Me” is set in Victorian London, and explores Sherlock’s insomnia. I’m a complete sucker for the “I can’t sleep well unless we’re sleeping in the same bed” trope, and this story does not disappoint.
-The Collected Mutineer