It was a long game but he was not impatient, satisfied of the win. He would have everything: the work, John, John happy. And the child, who he knew was a requirement for John - but he might grow to appreciate it; he hadn’t ever thought to be in a relationship or in a relationship with John, and look where they were now.
- Part 9 of Unclose Me (The Falls)
17 Mar 2014
IN THE BEGINNING of time all atoms that would ever exist existed. (This is the conservation of mass.) They were close, and one, and since then in the deep of space they have been singing their song of return. (This is the conservation of time.) His body was millions of his atoms and his body was one; three atoms in the sun had once clung close to his and the atoms in the chair he brushed had never ever known any of his.
"The art of losing isn't hard to master.
I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster."
In which it is time for John to move on.
26 Jul 2012
He doesn’t feel anything when it happens.
“Just sign here,” Mycroft says, and offers him the needle.
Sherlock sacrifices himself on the roof of St. Bart's. John would do anything, anything, to bring him back to life. And Mycroft knows someone who knows someone...
17 Jul 2012
Sherlock returns from the Fall, John tells him he is in love with him, Sherlock does not (cannot) return it.