The team finding out that Neil has never experienced a 4th of July cook out with fireworks
No one really thinking of the fact that fireworks sound similar to guns.
Andrew is out for most of the day so he can’t warn Neil
Everything is going fine at first.
Everyone is having a great time with food and friends, laughing and chatting. There is a minor food fight.
Even Wymack, Abbey and Bee are there, enjoying themselves and supplying alcohol for the monsters.
It only takes one.
One explosion and Neil is on the ground, one arm thrown over his head and the other clutching his collarbone where he was shot, screaming for his father to stop, yelling for his mother to help him.
Everyone freezes. No one knows what’s happening, they just know that they made a huge mistake.
Andrew immediately grabbing Neil by the hair and hauling him to his feet
Andrew grabbing Neil’s face in his hands and forcing Neil to look at him because he knows that Neil doesn’t need someone to shove his head around right now, it’d only make it worse
So Andrew is gentle.
Andrew is patient.
He simply reminds Neil again and again that he is with the Foxes and not his father.
He reminds Neil that Nathan is dead.
He reminds Neil that no one is trying to hurt him.
He reminds Neil that Andrew promised to protect him so he’s going to be alright.
He repeats all of this over and over again until Neil finally starts to hear him and understand.
Now Neil is just shaking and sobbing.
As soon as he’s okay enough to move, he hugs Andrew to him and buries his face in the smaller ones neck, breathing in the smell of smoke and cheap hotdogs to remind himself of who he’s with.
Andrew takes him inside where they spend the rest of the night on Neil’s bed, Andrew sitting against the headboard with Neil’s head in his lap as they talk about nothing in particular. Just anything to get Neil’s mind off of his family.
They blast music to drown out the sounds of the fireworks.
All of the Foxes trying to apologize the next day but Neil just smiles and says “I guess the 4th just isn’t my holiday. I think I’ll stick to Christmas.”
Decided to watch Apple Tree Yard (even though I didn’t expect it to be a secret 4th episode) because it sounded interesting-ish to me and here’s the thing, I’m a bit frustrated:
The het sex starts about 8 minutes in. These two characters have said 100 words to one another, largely about churches and suffragettes, and they’re already having sex??? She doesn’t even know his name.
I mean, cool. Y’all do y’all (/each other). Not trying to shame anyone for anonymous sex because it’s all fine.
But also? John and Sherlock had way more chemistry than these two characters do while they’re literally having sex.
Surely I’m not crazy. We’re not all crazy? There was totally reason for us to believe in Johnlock.
“Sex with you is like being eaten by a wolf,” is literally something that the main female character just said, so. Yeah. Tap out.
Today I was searching the library upstairs and saw some books titled “America”. Didn’t know my mother had books written about her?… But then I began to read that today(July 4th) is–and I quote–“Americas Birthday”
Has my own mom been lying to me about her birthday for 18 years? Wow thanks mom.
i'm starting to get sold on the season 4 dream conspiracy thingie. But, big question, when would this be revealed? Sherlock is "officially over". another 2/3 years (and if they took longer to film it's bc it's done, isn't it?) is ridiculous. so, what, next week they just pop up and say: here's more Sherlock?????
i know lol. that’s my thing like… most people won’t wait that long and the rug pull won’t be nearly as effective and judging by the ratings and reviews if they don’t already have a plan they’re not getting series 5, plain and simple. i know a secret 4th episode sounds impossible but…
people always seem to give up after three. and tfp took double the amount of time to shoot as a normal episode. despite the fact that it was Bad and only had like… what? 5 locations? and we never got ben’s 26-page monologue. or the remounted scenes. or martin’s intense solo scene. or any reference to the “john’s alibi” post-it note. or resolution to pretty much anything at the textual level. or a meaningful, groundbreaking rug pull moment.
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