first-letter-of-john

Letters

Feel free to request for the fandoms I have listed; I’ll attempt anything for any character!

John Laurens x reader
Not a request, just something I thought of.

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She saved every letter he wrote her. From the first one, where he introduced himself, to his latest, where he continued to compliment her.

The first time she received a letter from a mister John Laurens, she wasn’t sure what to think. She’d never met him, didn’t know what he was like, or what he looked like for that matter.

In his first letter he said how he’d seen her from afar and could not believe how beautiful she was. At first she thought it was some sort of joke, but as the letters continued to come, she believed it to be true.

She fell in love with his words, every paragraph made her heart skip a beat. She was almost sure she fell in love with a man she never met once in her life.

He told her the same thing in his last letter, how he was sure he fell in love with her personality in her letters, and her looks when she was passing by.

She pondered this for a while, and then knew that she too had fallen for him. They confided in each other. Told each other things that they could never tell anyone else. He told her about his friends, three men named Alexander, Hercules, and Lafayette. She told him she didn’t have many friends, and that she just knew she would love his.

She sat at the desk she used almost everyday to read and write the letters, reading over everything he’d ever written her. That’s when her maid, Sophia, came in with an envelope in her hand. “For you, Miss Y/N.” She smiled warmly at her and said a polite “Thank you,” and tore into the letter. It read:

My dearest, Y/N.

I have decided that I must meet you. As I know I have told you before, I have fallen in love with you. The way your eyes sparkle in the sunlight, the permanent rosy tint in your cheeks, I am convinced I have even fallen for the way you walk.

Alexander has been pushing me to ask you this, and I finally complied. I would like to ask for your company just outside of the market later today.

I would like nothing more than to hear your voice, that I am sure is just as beautiful as the rest of you. I have enjoyed writing to you very much. Your words make my heart flutter almost as much as your stunning looks and personality do.

If you do not come I will understand, just know this: I love you, Y/N. And I am almost certain I always will.

Forever yours, John


Tears welled up in her eyes as she read the letter, as they did almost every time she read a letter from him. But she was ecstatic. Of course she was going to meet him. She had always wondered what he looked like and now she would get to see.

She quickly got ready, and raced out the door, too excited to tell anyone where she was going.

Once she arrived, she looked around frantically. There were many men there, but she was looking for only one. She felt a tap on her shoulder and turned around excitedly. There stood John, and she fell in love with his looks as much as his personality right then.

His dark brown hair pulled into a low ponytail, freckles that dusted over his cheeks, the most beautiful eyes she’d ever seen…

“John?” She asked, despite knowing it was him. He nodded and seemed to soak in the sound of her voice. He took her hand and gently kissed her knuckles, and she felt like her heart was going to burst.

Neither one said anything for the longest time, but simply stared at each other. “I am glad to finally meet you in person, John. Though your letters were beautiful.”

“As were yours, Y/N. And you are even more beautiful now that I can see you properly. Without you just passing me on the street. This might be out of line, and I know we are not courting, but may I kiss you?”

“Of course you can.” She nodded and smiled. His lips were on hers quickly. Her eyes fluttered shut and was still smiling as their lips moved perfectly in sync. When they pulled away, they both had huge grins on.

“Will you still write to me?” She asked timidly, as if afraid he would say no. “I will write to you every day of the week. As long as I get to see you again,” he answered.

archiveofourown.org
Don't Leave Anything Out - lookupkate - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

“The first letter John writes home from Afghanistan is meant to go to a woman he went on only one date with. How it ends up in Sherlock’s hands is completely innocent. What happens next is not.

What do you do when you find out the person you’re in love with has been lying about something as monumental as who they are?

What do you do when you’re the one who lied?

How on earth do you put the pieces back together?”

Another of my favorite authors, I don’t think there’s a fic lookupkate’s written that I didn’t like/love/want to snuggle. That being said, I loved this one, and that there was some unexpected intrigue and danger mixed in with the fluff and smut and romance and awkwardness. So good.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 : First Letter of John 4,7-21.

Let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Saviour of the world. God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgement, because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. We love because he first loved us. Those who say, ‘I love God’, and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also. http://dlvr.it/M2byZx

Saturday, 13 August 2016 : First Letter of John 3,11-22.

This is the message you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We must not be like Cain who was from the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. Do not be astonished, brothers and sisters, that the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life because we love one another. Whoever does not love abides in death. All who hate a brother or sister are murderers, and you know that murderers do not have eternal life abiding in them. We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. http://dlvr.it/M1W2KR