Length: 9922 words
Beta Reader: My endless gratitude to billiethepoet for the super quick beta and the helpful suggestions.
Story Summary: A mystery, a Christmas walk, and something Sherlock should've figured out much sooner. In the end, it's all up to him to take a chance and make the first move.
Author's notes: This story was written for snarryfool / ancientreader as part of the Holmestice gift exchange 2016.