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    The existence of guilt; or rather the lack of it.

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    "I am selfish, willful and astonishingly possessive. My moods are mercurial at the best of times. I understand that for others, this can be difficult to bear. There will be days I can’t stand to be touched and days I won’t let you leave my bed. But I will never not want you. Never again. You have to know that now, John, before we begin. If you let me have you, I will need you always."

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  3. Public Bookmark 93

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    Both Holmes and I had a weakness for the Turkish bath. It was over a smoke in the pleasant lassitude of the drying-room that I have found him less reticent and more human than anywhere else. On the upper floor of the Northumberland Avenue establishment there is an isolated corner where two couches lie side by side...

    - The Illustrious Client (1924)

    “But why Turkish?” asked Mr. Sherlock Holmes. [...] "Why the relaxing and expensive Turkish rather than the invigorating home-made article?”

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    There are good reasons.

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    As John watched, Sherlock raised a pale hand, a still-smoldering cigarette balanced delicately between two of his long, elegant fingers. Barely daring to breathe, John watched as Sherlock’s sinfully full lips parted to accept the slim white stick before the tip flared suddenly red and Sherlock’s chest expanded with the acrid smoke. Not breaking eye contact, Sherlock tipped his head back slightly and exhaled a slow stream of grey, flicking the end of his cigarette with a neat thumbnail before quirking the edge of his lips up in an undeniable smirk.

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    "Right. It was New Year's Day. Well, it wouldn't be the first time he'd started out the year in a stranger's bedroom. At least this time he was wearing pants."

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