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The Doctor and His Daemon by LJ-Todd The Doctor and His Daemon by LJ-Todd
Blurb about John Watson and his tundra wolf daemon, Adine:

"Adine?" John looked around, searching for his daemon. "Adine? Where the heck are you?"

He searched the kitchen, the sitting room, upstairs and even the hallway but found no sign of his wayward daemon. He was standing in the sitting room when he realized where she was. He walked to Sherlock's room and, sure enough, found Adine curled up on Sherlock's bed, looking for all the world like a dog waiting for her master. "Adine..." his throat closed up as he lingered in the doorway. Six months and it still hurt like hell to be in this room.

"I miss them," Adine whined, pushing her nose under Sherlock's pillow even though the man's scent had long ago faded.

"Adine..." John quickly walked over, curling up next to his daemon, arms wrapping around her even as he buried his face in her fur. "I miss them too."

Adine whined again before unexpectedly lifting her head enough to howl mournfully. John pressed closer to her, hiding his tears of pain and grief in her fur. The loss of Sherlock and Kazimierz was worse than the gunshot wound. It was like someone had ripped some vital organ out.

John dug his fingers into Adine's fur and sobbed against her neck. Today was clearly going to be one of their bad days.

Adine is a Scandinavian name meaning "slender"

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elenarichoften Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
You should do Mary morstan! XD
HealerInTwilight Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Very cool! Have you by any chance read the HDM/Sherlock crossover The Kingdom of Heaven by Blind Author? I think I might have mentioned it to you once before, but I can't remember if it was YOU or someone over on AO3.... Anyhoo, John's Daemon is a WolfDog in it.

Oh, is your John separated from his Daemon? Since she was able to be in a separate room and he couldn't find her...... Be an interesting choice for him to have made, but a practical one for a soldier, when you think of it.
LJ-Todd Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have read it, though it hasn't been updated for a while, and I'm anxiously waiting for the next chapter. Amarisa and John are a brilliant pairing, as far as daemons and humans go :)

John isn't separated from his daemon, no. Their bond, because of their military service, is stretched a great deal more than the average citizen thus their ability to be so far from each other. Though I do like the idea of separating because of their military service...hmm, I may give this a bit more thought if I decide to write the full fanfic.
devil-in-the-church Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the choice for John's daemon. A wolf seems very fitting for as they can be fierce (John's army days), very affectionate and nurturing (John's career as a doctor), and are extremely loyal (John's determination to help and protect Sherlock). Well done!
LJ-Todd Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! John's daemon was fairly easy to pick. I knew I wanted a canine and I was watching a documentary about wolves and I realized the similarities between a wolf and John's personality and ran with it! :D
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