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Sleep Well, My Angel

Author: Leopardclaw
Type: Songfic
Rating: Moderate
Status: Complete



A Johnlock songfic, which is a change from Thorki I guess, but there are just as many feels. Anyway, post Reichenbach from Sherlock's perspective. Italics are lyrics, and it's just Sherlock so that's it. Song is Sleep Well, My Angel by We Are The Fallen.


Watching you sleep for so long
Knowing I can't turn the rain into sun any more
I've given you all that I have
Now I stand here too scared to hold your hand
Afraid you might wake to see
The monster that had to leave

John, my only friend. I have watched you for all this time, I've watched you as you've bought milk, and visited my grave. It hurts to know you think I'm dead, under the ground. I have nearly come too close, several times. I know that when I do reappear you'll probably never want to speak to me again. But I don't know how much longer you, or I, can go on like this.

Cause you see the shelter as the storm
Holding wind to keep you on
You are everything to me
This is why I have to leave
So sleep well, my angel

It was the only way I could save you, John. Of course, I knew it was inevitable. I had the Homeless Network ready, and Molly too. But I thought, just for a second, I could stop Moriarty. I could call off the sniper, aimed at your head. I wish there could have been some other way, but I was too big, like you said. Almost famous.

Under the ash and the lies
Something beautiful once here now dies
And the tears burn my eyes
As you sit there all alone
I just want to come home

221B, how I wish I could come home to you. But I can't, not until every trace of me has gone. It's almost worse that John still believes in me, he's dying inside defending me, every day slightly sadder, slightly more detatched frm everyone else. The whole world has accepted me as a fake, but he can't. And so he sits in his chair, alone. The silence is shattering.

But you see the shelter as the storm
Holding wind to keep you on
You are everything to me
This is why I have to leave
So sleep well, my angel
Sleep well, my angel

I will come back, I cannot bear to be away. I cannot bear to be away from the only person who has ever appreciated my intelligence, the only person who has ever called himself my friend. Mycroft is right, caring is not an advantage. To care hurts, and I have only ever let myself care about one person. My only friend, and now I have broken his heart.

I'm sorry

How I wish I did not have to jump, how I wish I could still be with you in Baker Street.

I'm sorry

To watch as you move on with your life hurts as much as watching you grieve.

I'm sorry

It would be so easy if it were not for caring.

I'm sorry

I'm so sorry for leaving you behind.

You see the shelter as the storm
Holding wind to keep you on
You are everything to me
This is why

Why I had to jump, why I had to fake my death. To protect you. Because you are the only person I have ever truly cared about. The only person to ever see me as a man. You mean the world to me, and that is why I tried to save you. Not only are you suffering without me, but I am sufering without you. I am alone once more.

You see the shelter as the storm
Holding wind to keep you on
You are everything to me
This is why I have to leave
So sleep well, my angel

As long as you continue to believe, John, then I will have hope. I will watch you until I can return.

Sleep well, my angel

I am here.

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