Seven years ago, Captain John Watson of the Canadian Forces Medical Service withdrew from society, seeking a simple, isolated life in the distant northern wilderness of Canada. Though he survives from one day to the next, he doesn’t truly live until someone from his dark past calls in a favor and turns his world upside-down with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes.
We will always remember this fic when we’re thinking about Johnlocks. It is entirely unique – its setting fresh and detailed and its tone so well woven into the quiet of the northern wilderness that the whole story stands out. It’s gentle and gorgeous and thoroughly pleasant. This is a slowburn that emphasizes the importance of what these two men do for each other when they meet. It stands up to rereading, just to be back in that cabin with our two men finding each other.
Good – We love the characters we’re given in this fic, and could very well see John & Sherlock becoming the men they are here, given a different background