#01 – Walking
John huffs at Sherlock, his hands digging into the depths of his pockets when he walks away from 221b for the last time, while Sherlock fiddles with the lock on the door, his key "stuck." (catch up you old coot, he thinks).
#02 – Waltz
Their heads fill with the sober droning of bees, the air sweet and humid, the sunlight pinking the backs of their necks, and they sway to the beat of it, their last waltz not played in any symphony hall.
#03 – Wishes
Where do you suppose Moriarty is now? says Sherlock, absently plucking the gray hairs behind his ears when he isn't staring the newspaper headlines while John reads the newspaper (slowly, so slowly).
#04 – Wonder
Sherlock never grows tired until 3 a.m., that unholy hour, and John can't help but wait up with him, if only to finally see those eyes cloud with drowsiness and his expression falter and take on one of puzzlement, as if his body should never decay, or tire and he was just getting to the good long heat of the investigation.
#05 – Worry
What will happen to London after we've gone you think? Sherlock wonders.
#06 – Whimsy
Why bees? John asks once, and to which Sherlock replies: "Why not?" his lips curled.
#07 - Waste/Wasteland
His grief is like an aftershock, quiet but all the more deadly, and Sherlock just wishes he could take every wrong word he ever said as he holds Mycroft's hand for the last time.
#08 - Whiskey and rum
"have you ever mixed the two?" asks Sherlock, handing over a glass, and John suddenly doesn't want any, thank you very much.
#09 – War
The scars never disappear, and neither does the nightmare, but the running—in streets, up hills—the mud getting on his boots, takes his breath away, and that helps, a little.
#10 – Weddings
"Who is she then?" John asks, still giggling, but the reply never comes, (verbally anyway) it's just a horrible swift kick to his left shin which provokes a scuffle until Mycroft barges in.
#11 – Birthday
"Are you going to put hat on it every time?" asks John, staring at the skull wearing the most ridiculous party favor hat ever conceived, and for once John thinks Sherlock may have developed a sense of humor.
#12 – Blessing
Mrs. Hudson gives them tea, after a while.
#13 – Bias
"I'm not like you," said Sherlock, spitting out blood next to Moriarty's shoes.
#14 – Burning
The fire brigade was never in a hurry to get to 221b until John said something about chemicals and the microwave, which had just dinged.
#15 – Breathing
It was never easy waking up these days in the hospital, his stomach pumped, his arms aching and John sitting in chair next by his bedside like a schoolboy, knees tucked under his chin, and sometimes Sherlock wants it all to stop.
#16 – Breaking
There's too many bones, John thought, looking down at the mass grave, shivering not at anything to do with the weather but for the reason that Sherlock is enjoying himself far too much today, and that terrifies him.
#17 – Belief
John Watson would be there, in the kitchen in the morning, Sherlock thought, and let himself smile at a thought that had all the logical possibilities of one to a million of ever happening, but he tucked that pessimistic feeling back in the corner of his mind.
#18 – Balloon
"Hot air, Anderson. Hot Air," replied Dr. John Watson and Sherlock grinned as a big as Cheshire cat behind his back.
#19 – Balcony
"As your doctor I'd advise you to stop that," John said to the back of a tall man, who turning around was not Sherlock Holmes, and definitely the maudlin outline of Moriarty, who dropped his cigarette over the side.
#20 – Bane
"Which one?" Mycroft asked, slyly and John knew he was in for a heck of morning briefing, and wished he wasn't basically Sherlock's bodyguard, which Sherlock resented and John hated.
#21 – Quiet
Then the bomb went off and the whole world was sparks of light, muddled as the northern lights Sherlock saw once in Kiev and John's hands are too cold, too cold and then firmer than iron.
#22 – Quirks
Sherlock wants to punch John Watson in the face, because he's tired, because he wants quiet, because John's married now and Sherlock hates the woman, and because John is right, actually right, this time.
#23 – Question
"Tell me a riddle, Sherlock," Moriarty said, "if you know any."
#24 – Quarrel
"They wouldn't have died if you hadn't waited," said John, his hands balled into fists, watching Sherlock's silent retort pass over his face, but they wouldn't have lived any better, and for a while he can't stand to look at Sherlock Holmes.
#25 – Jump
John should have jumped into the water after Sherlock, but his legs wouldn't work, and the falls were too far away, or so all his nightmares go these days—falling, drowning on dry land as his friend dies amidst the rocks, his body broken by gravity-his first friend, his final foe.
#26 – Quitting
It's John in the hospital, not tending his own wounds but lying there, waiting to be cut open like a living cadaver, feverish in his dreams, that makes Sherlock think he's coming to the end.
#27 – Jester
Moriarty smiles, bouncing on the balls of his feet, gleeful, and John thinks they are all pawns in this game of cat and mouse, and pulls the trigger, the bullet swinging too wide, but he doesn't care, and gives Moriarty a fantastic smile.
#28 – Jousting
Sherlock's constant fiddling in the next room with a few chemicals, Mycroft's constant checking in, or wanting to "chat" about politics and plans that he can't really reveal, and John waits for Sherlock to blow up the flat with Mycroft in it, just for spite.
#29 – Jewel
"Sherlock," John starts to say, a thought dawning on him, as he watched Sherlock pace the room, double-time, but he clamps his mouth tight, and just watches Sherlock's right hand grasp the crown jewel in his pocket.
#30 – Smirk
Mrs. Hudson smirks at Sarah a moment before offering John Watson (that sly devil) more tea, and Sherlock, too busy with affairs of state and country to notice Sarah's slight gain in weight and John's tender looks.