tip: "sherlock (tv)" m/m NOT "sherlock holmes/john watson"
Wow! You got me teary at the last line there. Very interesting story. No matter how low he fell before meeting Cordelia in "reality", I imagine this would be worse. It's really only the people who would prefer not to Emperor who are suited for the job.
Thank you! Yeah, those who want to be Emperor generally want it for the wrong reasons!