Leonard swung the door open and let himself into 4A. Sheldon was staring blankly into the television. It's 6:35 am on a Saturday and he is halfway into an episode of Doctor Who.
"Sh-Sheldon?" He walked closer into the living room and sat beside his former roommate.
He didn't move. He didn't even have another tantrum over getting disturbed while watching.
He noticed Sheldon's eyes were resting on the screen, but he's just staring at it. Suddenly, he spoke, eyes still fixed on the screen.
"The Doctor must be happy to see Amy again."
"What do you mean?" Leonard asked, trying to sound gentler. It was the first time Sheldon spoke for the past few days. Leonard knew that at times like this, his normal aggressiveness won't help.
"Don't you think they should've ended up together, Leonard?" He turned his head towards Leonard, tilting it awkwardly.
Leonard didn't know how to respond. "Well ah… I don't really think that uh…"
Sheldon spun his head back at the television screen. His eyes may be open but his thoughts might've entered the TARDIS already.
"Amy belongs to the doctor. She belongs to him. Nobody else. But she had to leave him," he dead-panned.
Leonard was confused. He knew that Rory is married to Amy and that Amy was the 11th Doctor's companion, and that Rory was jealous of the Doctor before. But Sheldon never once focused on the relationship aspect of the show. Since when was he interested in…Wheels started to turn inside Leonard's head for a moment and everything went into place.
Amy belongs to Doctor Sheldon Cooper. She is not for anyone. But she had to leave him.
There was a tug in Leonard's chest as he choked back all those emotions he had last year. At the back of his mind, he knew that day will soon recur.
This is that day.
He recalled how Sheldon, the once-robotic man they all knew, cried in front of everyone.
Leonard didn't stop him. In fact, he was even sobbing along Sheldon that day as he held Penny, who definitely cried the longest. Raj wept too, and Howard, that darn bastard, just covered his face and only wiped his eyes whenever it gets watery as he comforted Bernadette.
All of them cried. No exceptions.
All of them cried at Amy's funeral.