|Reviews for Collateral Damage|
| Guest chapter 1 . 4/13
Nice, low key, character study.
| Selena92 chapter 1 . 4/8
Awesome. I really like Sholto here. And he's spot on, in regards to Sherlock and John. Because John truly allows himself to be ordered around by Sherlock and it's definitely not because he feels he has to, but because he wants to and because Sherlock is his bedt friend. As for Sherlock not wanting John as collateral damage...well, whoever DOESN'T get that by now, hasn't seen Sherlock.
| Henry Vyne chapter 1 . 9/9/2016
This is so great! I love how uncharacteristically quiet Sherlock was for almost the whole thing, but how it was still definitely in his style. Sholto's whole speech was lovely to read, and I love the "you want to be careful with him" line. Stories that focus on how a character looks through other people's eyes are some of my favourites, and this was all about that, so I really, really like it.
(And you're totally right about John looking at Sherlock kind of like a CO - super cool realisation.)
| mrspencil chapter 1 . 6/29/2016
Again, a fascinating angle on the relationships:-)
| Convenient Alias chapter 1 . 6/10/2016
I like this fic. Someone really does need to warn Sherlock to be careful of John, although I think he already tries. And I like Sherlock flashing back to seeing John at his grave, and that Sholto, as John's old commanding officer, has insights that even Sherlock doesn't.
| TakedaEmo120 chapter 1 . 10/19/2015
| ElleMe chapter 1 . 10/18/2015
Beautifully written! Not many writers can capture the love and intimacy of John and Sherlock's relationship and still keep it platonic and genuine, but you did it wonderfully! Loved it :)
| JolieBlack chapter 1 . 5/11/2015
You already know that I love this story - it's so unusual, how it focuses on John and the Major, but it says SO much about John. I also love the fact that Sherlock just shuts up and listens, for once. He's really done a huge lot of growing up over the course of season 3.
Since this story is already in the Canon Addicts collection over at AO3, are you OK with it if I grab it for the sister community here on the site as well? And "Simple Procedure", too?
| JuliaBC chapter 1 . 2/9/2015
Oh, perfectly summed up. Sherlock would not let John become that. Wonderful.
| librarywitch chapter 1 . 1/18/2015
Wow, I knew you wrote good Harry Potter, but kiddo you do Sherlock proud too Love it
| Xin0Lan chapter 1 . 1/7/2015
Well goodness me! That was quite a punch in the gut feeling. Sherlock certainly felt the seriousness of Sholto's words especially when he knew about the man's past and added to John's years without Sherlock.
| Wynsom chapter 1 . 11/18/2014
Brilliantly humanizing and poignant on so many levels! Wonderful character study within the BBC canon!
| Writer's-BlockDP chapter 1 . 8/15/2014
I just rewatched this episode earlier today, and this conversation fits perfectly with the events described. It's something that Sherlock has never had to think about because he's never had someone who would do that for him, so I'm sure it came as quite the shock. Very well written, and something that I didn't think about when watching it myself. Thanks for sharing, and I love the insights :)
| nimagine chapter 1 . 8/12/2014
Once again, a beautiful piece of work that shows wisdom and skill. However, I don't think Sherlock is as jealous as all that, nor would he regret saving anyone. After all, that's what he admires so much in John, as he stated repeatedly in his speech, and I think it was the desire to follow his example that ultimately lead him to shoot Magnussen. Additionally, he has all the reason in the world to hate and envy Mary but he clearly doesn't. Ergo, he wouldn't regret saving Sholto's life. Aside from that, I love this story and enjoyed it very much.
| White Wyrsa chapter 1 . 8/6/2014
You made me feel very good by this one)
Whatching the end of the episode TSoT I felt sharply how everything changed. Changed in a good way, but in sad one too. But you reminded me what was (and IS through all those decades of fandom) the best in that parting - that promice of the best friendship living on.