When John Watson is a boy and answers to a different name, he nearly dies. Later, he remembers every bizarre detail- the rain and sleet, the icy path, the overwhelming feeling of despair when he realizes that he is going to die, he is going to die a cruel, fat, friendless virgin, and he is fifteen and no one has ever kissed him, no one has ever wanted to because he is a nasty, bullying coward with no redeeming qualities. He is going to die alone.
Of course, he isn’t alone- Harry is there with him, and Harry saves his life. It isn’t quite a turning point in their relationship, but it gets John to thinking.
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