Summary: It’s not easy, this resurrection business.
Reasons for Reccing: It's no secret that I ship John/Sherlock. I also have a very soft spot in my heart for Lestrade. This story is a realistic look at what happens when you lose someone. Unfortunately, despite how much you would like to curl up into a ball and never move again, life goes on and you find a way to deal with it or at least limp through it. This story strikes a good balance between the horrible battle that Sherlock was forced to fight on his own and grief felt by those he left behind. This author's style is intelligent and eloquent, and even if it's not your pairing of choice, I highly recommend giving it a shot. Even with the new season of Sherlock having aired, this story still works beautifully.