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Drivers in their cars yelled at you and your companions as you raced through the streets of London, Sherlock in hot pursuit of a suspect.

And he was determined to catch him. If he lost him, you and John would never hear the end of it.

The man you were after was in link of the strange disappearances that were happening. Mainly women, but they all seemed to either be of the same age, ethnicity and have been recently separated from their partners.

None of the victims had been found, only small notes and hints left a trail of breadcrumbs.

You breathlessly stop behind Sherlock, his eyes scanning the perimeter. Your own head whizzed around the area in an attempt to catch the culprit. John stood beside Sherlock.

You had known the duo for quite sometime. Well, you were after all a relative of Mrs Hudson. Your original plan used to be just a simple visit to see her, but then you found yourself in the heart of a case that almost got you killed.

But, you stayed. You remained for the soul purpose that was the wonderful consulting detective of London who had managed to grasp your attention than any of man you had ever met.

He was different, nearly everyone in Britain knew that. Yet somehow, he had managed to steal your heart like an intelligent thief.

Sometimes you tell yourself that you didn't have those feelings for him, like he knew what he was doing and was only using your feelings for him as an advantage.

"There!" He alerted the pair of you, releasing you from your dazed state.

He was pointing towards the London Eye. And that's when your worst nightmare came true.

The man was entering the London Eye. And you were terrified of heights.

You ran after the boys but your feet refused to move the moment you had found yourself close enough to the Eye that you were almost caught in a crowd of tourists.

Your breathing had eradicated and your hands were shaking.

Maybe you could stay here and wait for the police? Yeah, that seemed like the most intelligent option.

"(Y/N) come on! We're going to lose him!" Sherlock's voice swept you through the crowd.

John was already pushing and shoving through the line, yelling at the conductors that it was a police emergency and it was vital that they allow him through.

Sherlock was stand in front of you, his back turned on the commotion behind him.

You shook your head.

"I'll stay here and wait for Lestrade to show up." You stated shakily.

"(Y/N)-"

"Go and help John. I'll only get in the way," You began to push the curly haired man towards the enormous wheel. "I'll inform Lestrade on the situation."

For once he did as you asked and proceeded to push through the crowd of people, ignoring the angered shouts and rants of both the conductors and public.

- - - - - -

It was at least twenty minutes before they merged from the Eye, dragging a helpless man behind them.

He was unconscious but breathing. He really did take a beating.

Lestrade stood next to you, a smile on his face as the two men approached him and the officers.

"You didn't half beat him up, Sherlock." He joked.

Officers began to drag the man away.

"That wasn't me." He eyed John from the corner of his eye. Sherlock smirked at you.

John shrugged. "What can I say, I was a soldier."

"You were a doctor!" You retorted.

"I had bad days!"

You laughed. Lestrade shook his head, his shoulders shaking as he suppressed a laugh. He said his goodbyes and his thanks before leaving with the other officers he had dragged along as backup.

"Well, I need to get back to Mary; I'll see you two later." John announced, waving at the pair.

You waved him goodbye, watching him enter a taxi and returning home, leaving you alone with the detective.

"I know," He notified, his hands behind his back.

You smile up at him. "I'm not surprised that you figured it out. When did you notice it?"

"The moment I met you, I could see it written all over your face."

He moved so that he was closer to you. Close enough for you to feel the heat radiating from his body and if he leaned down you could his breath hitting you softly.

He carefully slid his hand into yours, his finger resting underneath your wrist.

In that second your mind fell almost blank. The crowds of tourists and civilians circulating you vanished from the area.

"I also spotted other things as well."

"Oh, like what?"

"That you like me. Well, when I say like I mean more than just friends and I think that you know that I've noticed this. You don't hide it very well."

"I don't hide a lot of things very well according to you." You smiled.

He returned it. "Your pupils have dilated which only makes it more obvious," He leans down, his lips beside your ear. "And the second I move to here your pulse has eradicated tremendously."

"Your own pupils have dilated," You whispered. Your own fingers brush against his pulse, feeling it quicken profusely.

"And your own pulse is moving quite fast."  

"I'm glad you noticed."

He shifts, his lips skimming against your own.

You could feel your own heart skip a beat and feel it beat harder each second his lips rested against yours.

You tiptoed, allowing your lips to follow connect with his.

Kissing him was like being on cloud nine. And you didn't care about the eyes watching you as you wrapped your arms around him and held him close.

As long as you weren't on top of a high building or trapped in the London Eye you were safe.

In Sherlock's arms, you were always safe.
Fear of heights. 
This was requested by :iconlumicat12: - sorry it took so long to write
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wolfleopard3301 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I randomly managed to find your stories of SherlockXReader...wow, i'm magical
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22WC22 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have Acrophobia but I still love this fic. Seriously. Number 12 on my Bucket List is to go BASE jumping.
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TwistyTheBunny Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I love you profile picture O.o
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JazzyLick Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
I don't think the word eradicated means quite what you think it means X3 "Eradicated" means destroyed, killed, wiped out; I think the word you're looking for is escalated.
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what it means. I put eradicated down since it means wiped out and felt better than saying 'stopped'
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JazzyLick Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
But...that doesn't make any sense...O.o "Your pulse has stopped tremendously?"
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe when you fear something immensely it feels as though your heart has stopped. For me, personally, when my fear is being confronted for example: whenever it's thunder and lightening here I feel as though my heart has stopped for a few moments due to having such a fright. 
I don't know how to explain it really
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JazzyLick Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
That's understandable. It's that first feeling of shock and intense surprise that precedes fear. However, despite the feeling, whenever you are scared your pulse increases as a natural result of adrenaline, so in physical standards it doesn't make much sense.
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LeaWhooves Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
~ Yay Sherlock icon ~  I AM THE BEST CONSULTING DETECTIVE IN THE...
Sherlock - Jawn  ...Galaxy, sherlock. Galaxy...
Sherlock Emote - Angry SHUT UP JOHN!
Sherlock - Mycroft Calm down sherlock!
Sherlock Emote - Confused What the fuck are you doing here?
Sherlock - Mrs Hudson SHERLOCK!

Book Do i even wanna know?
Sherlock - Smile No.
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lovers-soul Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lol I love it
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LeaWhooves Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do too <3
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MyBeautifulInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Awe so cute x3
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! x3 
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lolly-fairy-girl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
great story :3 i sorta have acrophobia
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The-Right-Girl1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oooohhhh!
It would be interesting for the reader to have a fear of numbers, Arithmophobia!
Or just a fear of math... ;)
Anywho, I like this! Adding to favorites!
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :3 
I think everyone has that XD 
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knight52323 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Best part is that I realy am scared of heights I have bad panic attacks if forced to be in heigh places *cough dad cough*
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never really been afraid of heights but I know a few people that are. I don't see why you should be forced to be in high places if you're afraid. 
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knight52323 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
My dad thinks that if I go in enough hi places that my fear will just go away
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And that rarely ever works:L
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knight52323 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
i know one time he forced me to climb a light house even after i had a panic attack
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amandabs28 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I actually do have Acrophobia so it was pretty good to read this. I really liked it! :meow: Do you think you could do one for the fear of insects? (I think the phobia name is Insectophobia, but I'm not really sure). I'm just suggesting it, though, so if you're busy I'll understand! :3
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :3 
I could try, I did one with a fear of spiders(It's entomophobia, but I think that's another name for it). I will try and write it up as soon as I can, but I am a little busy at the moment;p 
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22WC22 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Entomophobia is the fear of insects. Arachnophobia is the fear is spiders. Spiders and insects aren't the same.
Sorry to get all technical on you! '^^
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know,they were asking what insect phovia was.
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22WC22 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! So sorry! Parentheses are so cryptic to me! I'm so sorry! D,:
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay! I used to get confused by them as well! 
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22WC22 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm such a dork. I should shut up.
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amandabs28 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, you're welcome. 
I read that one too, but you see, there are people, like me, who would freak out if they saw any kind of insect XD I'm really glad, but you don't need to rush! :3
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NalaMarieTotallyRock Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AHHH omS this you my friend keep messing with my Sherlock feels
:iconbbcsherlock: la in love 
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoy messing with feels...strangely, even though I don't enjoy mine being messed with :3 I am not crazy I swear 
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NalaMarieTotallyRock Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
haha I figured you enjoy that.. youve been messing with my Sherlock feels a lot.... :I
:iconbbcsherlockplz:  *winks at me*
me *faints*
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I mess with my own Sherlock feels, but it is fun; this must be how Moffat and Gatiss feel all the time - I can understand why the enjoy it so much. 


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NalaMarieTotallyRock Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
haha yea I bet they love it :I
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They probably laugh about it 
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NalaMarieTotallyRock Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yea they probably do :I
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NalaMarieTotallyRock Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
haha whoops wrong icon I meant :iconbbcsherlockplz:
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JustDance231 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Writer
Lovely story. One little think i have to point out. John says "Well, I need to get back to Mary; I'll see you too later" You used the wrong form of to. (You used too instead of two) Haha. ^_^ Thats just my OCD acting up, now worries. Very well written
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :3 

Oh my god I didn't even notice! Thank you! 
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JustDance231 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Writer
not a problem!!
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Lumicat12 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Artist
*clapping*
Bravo.
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BRAVO!
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PandaExperience Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :3 
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Lumicat12 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Artist
No problem! I just love your phobia things! :3
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