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ithinkthereforeisherlock: These (put the Elephant series first in case others want to read it too):
The Elephant in the Room (series) by flawedamythyst
Moriarty recaptures John and leaves him trapped in a world of hallucinations.
Follow My Voice by flawedamythyst
Sherlock’s voice is all John has.
Give Me the Quiet Things by den-of-folly
John had never been afraid of asking “What’s the worst that can happen?” He was pretty sure he’d already seen it.
As You Wish by PipMer
When John woke from his coma, he wasn’t at all surprised to see the wrong Holmes brother sitting at his bedside. Disappointed, but not surprised.
Waiting to Be Known by soera
John Watson has been saving Sherlock’s life for a very long time, even if he doesn’t know it.
The Heart in Him by azriona
Three years after Sherlock fakes his death, he receives a text from Mycroft telling him it is time to come home. But the text doesn’t give the whole story. Not by half.
The Show Goes On by WiltedWords
Life throws in an intermission or two. John/Sherlock light slash.
You’re Worth The Sacrifice by sherlocked-x
Prompt! John gets tortured by Moriarty and ends up in a coma. He later wakes up to Sherlock holding his hand. Feels ensue.
Equilibrium by augustbird
At Baskerville, John is infected by a virus that turns him into a genius. But when the infection progresses into neurodegeneration, it’s a race against time to save himself. Flowers for Algernon fusion.
Water is Another Matter by cathedral_carver
He thinks it’s in trouble, his poor heart.
Carry On by mazarin221b
Five times John didn’t want to be carried, and one time he did.
Be Kind. Be Gentle. Be Steady. by nauticus
Five Times John Watson Kicked Some Ass and the One Time He Let Somebody Else Do It For Him
Under The Weather by Kalimyre
Kinkmeme fill: John has a crippling fear of storms. Cue John and Sherlock getting caught in a really bad storm out in the country/while driving out of town for a case/etc… basically just away from safety and comfort. Fluffy H/C.
I Get By With… by ariadnes_string
John is ill. Sherlock is perplexed. And Lestrade is in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Symptoms by alone_dreaming
He could live as a sounding board to a genius; he could not live—and it set his teeth to grinding when he thought about it—as the play toy of a sociopath.
the pearly gates have such eloquent graffiti by tocourtdisaster
He doesn’t pray now because he can’t remember how and because it’s not very imaginative, is it, praying after you’ve been hit by a car?
I’d also look at rewrites of the canon story The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (related AO3 tag here) since that sets up the situation you’re looking for. In addition, there are ~80 fics on this great rec list tagged as hurt/comfort, so I’d check those out as well.
PS. Totally agree that it can feel like a “waste of an ask” to just be told to check our tags, but we’re probably not going to look through our tag and collate all the fics under it every time someone asks a related question, so sometimes the answer really is to check our tags!
a woman has twins and gives them up for adoption
one of them goes to a family in egypt and is named amal the other goes to a family in spain they name him juan
years later juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. upon receiving the picture she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of amal
he responds “theyre twins if youve seen juan youve seen amal”