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I O U by ruskina I O U by ruskina
umm

reichenbach :(
my handwriting is bad, i know D:
"I owe you a thousand apologies.
-SH"
This is what Sherlock says to John in the real books, "The Empty House" :)
45 min, no references... :<
comment, fav, please? :heart:
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Short fics inspired from this:
Like Dust Title: Like Dust
Genre: Angst/comfort
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Summary: He's not real, he died, and yet here he is holding John. He had returned, but for how long?

At first I was too scared to tell him, to frightened to shatter the dream. I'd died and then returned selfishly, but for how long? His face, grey and thin, so thin brightened when he saw me; hollowed eyes funneling muddy tears. I stepped over the threshold and into the gloom of the dusty old memorial, which had once been my home.
"Sh-Sherlock?"
He'd fallen into my arms, shaking like a tree knocked about by hazardous winds. I held him and wondered what to say, wondered how I cou

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And this one

The Sunday started just like any other, with John yelling himself into consciousness. He sat in bed in his one room flat and shook off the nightmare as best he could. The empty grey blue eyes never really left him, though. After coffee and browsing the newspaper, he limped his way to the park.

Sundays were rough because it meant a lot of free time. During the week, John still worked at the surgery with Sarah. He tried not to think about the way their friendship had gone sour, tried to ignore the pitying looks and half hearted smiles she threw his way anymore. He worked as many shifts as he could take during the day, and didn’t sleep at night. On the rare occasions that sleep did come, like last night, it invariably led to nightmares. And things John wished he could forget, but was afraid to.

Sitting on the park bench watching the Sunday foot traffic wasn’t exactly enthralling - not by a long shot. But it was much preferable to sitting in his cramped flat. The fresh air did him good. The sun was even shining brightly today. A rarity in London, certainly. The sharp chirp of his phone broke through his thoughts.

He glanced up as he reached into his coat pocket and for a second thought he saw the familiar silhouette of the man he had known. It was an often enough mistake, a horrible and cruel trick of the imagination. John held his phone tightly, took a deep breath in, and read the text on his phone.

I owe you a thousand apologies. -SH

John read the text on the little screen three times. Ever so slowly he lifted his head and turned his gaze to the tall shadowy silhouette. He stood shakily, his breath coming faster and his heart racing in his chest. He cautiously raised his gaze to eye level. And then John Watson forgot about trivial things like breathing. All that occupied his mind was the bright blue eyes boring into his. The next thing John was consciously aware of was the texture of the gravel walkway beneath his face and cold, spidery fingers on his shoulder.

“John.”

It wasn’t a question, just a confirmation. John let himself be helped into a kneeling position by the tall, thin man who was more stranger than friend. For a moment John buried his face into Sherlock’s coat - his stupid, dramatic, black overcoat - and inhaled deeply. He pulled back enough to put him at arm’s length, met Sherlock’s penetrating gaze, and swung a left hook as hard as he could. Both men toppled to the ground, John partially straddled on top of a stunned looking Sherlock. John got up quickly, and extended a hand.

“Get up, you git. You’ve got explaining to do.”

Sherlock stared for half a second more before standing in silence. They walked together quietly for some time before Sherlock spoke.

“I’m sorry, John. I’m sorry, John. I’m sorry, John. I’m -“

“Sherlock.”

“I said a thousand and I intend to continue.”

When John said nothing, Sherlock continued muttering. They walked in this manner all the way back to Baker Street.

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:iconthornpelt125:
Thornpelt125 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
._. this goes to this :nuu: when i saw this pic
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:iconmoogiesgirl77:
Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
So touching and beautiful, thank you!
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much! :)
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:iconmoogiesgirl77:
Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
You're welcome! :D
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:iconstuff-i-do:
stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
i love your handwriting ok. it fitted the drawing.
bye going to take my post-johnlock depression pills :pills: 
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg thank you so much :,) /hugs u
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:iconstuff-i-do:
stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
*hugs back* 
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LittleRedHatter Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ohmyjam, my poor fangirl heart...
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:iconzoffoli:
Zoffoli Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful - I love the simplicity and the intensity of it. Great work!
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you : )
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:iconliz2218:
liz2218 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
This is realy Great!
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you : )
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:iconremanth:
remanth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. Great job :)
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconallons-yeveryone:
Allons-yEveryone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Writer
This inspired me to write a short oneshot, may I post a link back to this artwork? ^
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh of course! :hug:
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:iconallons-yeveryone:
Allons-yEveryone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks! I'll send you a link to if you'd like!
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please do! :hug:
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SweetyDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Aw all the feelings... *sigh*
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlazycryplz:
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A4pen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
aww... poor John :'(
I hope the third season will start with a scene like that : John, Sherlock, and a hug x)
And congratulation for this amazing work !
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hugs are good :) :hug:
Thank you much!!
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:icona4pen:
A4pen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
you are welcome :lol: !
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LogicinWonderland Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
This is brilliant! :D
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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:iconsuper-nat:
Super-Nat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh... This looks really touching :heart:
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmilady-vanity:
Milady-Vanity Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The pose! :( and also...
Use of the actual prose from the books! Finally!
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes :) I like the real books much.
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jinglekitty1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW, with no ref? Brilliant O_O
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. No ref aha ;n;'' Thank you!
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SaskatchewanStardust Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Oh my gosh the feelings!

Absolutely stunning. Definitely a favorite.
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very very much :love:
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:iconame-kunoichi:
Ame-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Right in the feelings!!!! ;________________;
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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CarryPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Больше всего здесь мне нравится искренность - то, что Шерлок не привык отвечать на эмоции других, но пытается это сделать.
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Большое спасибо. :love: :love:
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VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, so sweet <3 And a great picture, to boot :D
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconvampirenerd13:
VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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fireyfreedom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful.
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconfireyfreedom:
fireyfreedom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course, thakn you for a fantastic piece of work
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orionghf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
beautiful ..
I like the expression on Sherlock's face ..
and your handwriting is nice =)
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Kornmod Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
It's wonderful. And I don't think your handwriting is bad. You should see mine, people often think I'm a doctor it's that bad. Actually it looks a lot like I would imagine Sherlock's does.
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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StarkidFangirl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
Oh, and I have a question: is goldylocked.tumblr.com your blog?
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:iconruskina:
ruskina Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's mostly my friend's, but I use it too, that is why it's on there :)
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