Sneeze and You’ll Miss It by Courageous_Dreamer
Words: 4,917, T
Summary: The adventures of John H. Watson, reluctant Time Traveller. Unfortunately it’s not the ‘cool’ kind of time travel, like in the movies, but perhaps… John might get his happily ever after anyway. 5+1 - Five times John hated sneezing and the one time he wanted to.
@musing-out-loud you gorgeous thing! This was fantastic, amazing and brilliant. I was right there with John the whole way, you took my mad ramblings and crazy weird timeline and made it into something beautiful. Thank you darling ;)
Dr John Watson rubbed at his eyes as he closed the door behind his last patient of the day, wondering what it would be like if sneezing was merely one of several symptoms that pointed to something perfectly ordinary like asthma or a cold.
John sneezed. Loudly. Violently. He opened his watery eyes to see a pile of text books balanced precariously to the left of a battered desk, a mug of steaming coffee on the right next to some pieces of paper with several lines of text highlighted a bright orange. John clenched his fists and banged angrily on the desk, spilling the cup of coffee all over the pieces of paper.Black coffee merged with orange highlighter in a sickening, blurry swirl. John was no longer a doctor, merely one of many students attempting to become one.
You captured John’s frustration in travelling backwards so well, having to get his degree twice, his ‘screw it’ moments are earned and even though I knew it was coming, I squealed at the ending.
Don’t skip this one guys, it’s wonderful! Please remember to leave kudos and/or comments for the author. It makes their day!