If you haven’t read earlgreytea68's series “Letters”, you’re missing out. It’s beautifully written, possibly my favourite post-reichenbach fic, and wonderfully in character.
As the summary says on AO3: “While he’s dead, Sherlock writes John letters.” These are those letters. You can read them all HERE (or you can try to decipher Sherlock’s handwriting instead. I tried to make it a bit messier as he goes along to reflect what he’s going through). I hope I did them justice.
Thank you to apprehensionatthegala and her skills as a handwriting analyst for looking at my different writing samples and helping me hone in on what Sherlock’s writing would look like. And to others who gave their input!
I know in the fic, he didn’t seal the envelope with a wax seal, especially not one with his likeness on it, but this whole project started because I designed a custom Sherlock wax seal of his silhouette and initials and wanted to christen it with something fandomy! I think it worked out great! A picture of the wax seal is below!
Now I’m going to go ice my hand for a while…