"Sherlock wants the whole world to know that he and John are a couple, but John has a few reservations. This is taking a toll on their relationship, but John has something planned."
Rating: General Audiences
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Relationship: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Additional Tags: Johnlock, Fluff
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John stopped mid-way up the stairs to steady himself, trying to focus on his balance. He hadn’t realised he had drunk a bit more than he should, but the following day was a day off work, so it was really of no importance. He cleared his throat and continued to climb the stairs, trying not to make much noise. However, when he reached the top of the stairs and entered the living room, Sherlock was there to greet him.
A newspaper covered all of Sherlock’s face so John could only guess the expression he would find there. It didn’t take long to find out though, because Sherlock straightened himself up and faced John with curiosity.
“Had fun?” he asked.
The question was relaxed enough. It was late, but both John and Sherlock had agreed that John needed his time with people and Sherlock was not good at social interactions.
“Yeah,” John answered, removing his shoes and approaching Sherlock, placing a kiss on his forehead, making pressure on his shoulders. Sherlock felt the smell of alcohol, John’s voice was just slightly slurred, and the sleeve of his shirt stained. He had spilled a drink. “Lestrade was able to show up after all, we were discussing a few of the most recent cases,” John sat on the couch, rubbing his eyes with the palms of his hands. “What about you? What did you do all evening?”