Title: The one that everyone wants
Disclaimer: Me no own, You no sue
Sherlock was the pet that everyone wanted, but none could tame.
He was the exotic creature that everyone wanted to touch and love and cage and show off. And when they asked for love in return, he would only look at them in disdain and snap and snarl and escape.
And then John came along. John – bruised and broken little soldier with the never-ending patience.
John watched Sherlock and Sherlock watched John – and they danced around each other. And when John lifted a hand to touch, Sherlock didn't recoil. He purred and nuzzled and took all that John could offer.