Sherlock: I said, no. Very very close, but no. You got carried away. The game was too elaborate. You were enjoying yourself too much.

Irene Adler: No such thing as too much.

Sherlock Holmes: Oh, enjoying the thrill of the chase is fine, and creating the distraction of the game I sympathize entirely, but SENTIMENT… sentiment is a chemical defect found in the losing side.

Irene Adler: Sentiment? What are you talking about?

Sherlock Holmes: You.

Irene Adler: Oh, dear God. Look at the poor man. You don’t actually think I was interested in you? Why? Because you’re the great Sherlock Holmes, the clever detective in the funny hat?

Sherlock Holmes: No… because I took your pulse: elevated; your pupils: dilated. I imagine John Watson thinks love’s a mystery to me, but the chemistry is incredibly simple and very destructive. When we first met, you told me that disguise is always a self-portrait; how true of you. The combination to your safe: your measurements - but this…

Sherlock Holmes: [taking her cell phone] … this is far more intimate. This is your heart, and you should never let it rule your head. You could have chosen any random number and walked out of here today with everything you’ve worked for, but you just couldn’t resist it, could you? I’ve always assumed that love is a dangerous disadvantage. Thank you for the final proof.

Irene Adler: Everything I said - it’s not real. I was just playing the game.

Sherlock Holmes: I know. And this is just losing.

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Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (2.01)

My favorite Sherlock moment/dialogue 

Her Chemical Defect Ch 8: Planted

Chapter Summary: While traveling to an early morning session, Irene’s client calls to cancel for a most surprising reason.

Ch8 in AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5699542/chapters/13738369

Ch8 in FFnet: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11727845/8/Her-Chemical-Defect

Fanfic Summary: A Scandal in Belgravia from Irene Adler’s perspective, how she came to learn of Sherlock Holmes and how her subsequent encounters with him led to her downfall. Some missing scenes included, some speculation, some AU but will do my best to stay true to canon.

To start reading the chapters from the beginning, click on either of the links below:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/5699542?view_full_work=true

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11727845/1/Her-Chemical-Defect

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Nonnie requested: Hey Merry here’s an idea for a gifset if you are interested… Sherlock’s pressure points?

“Very hard to find a pressure point on you, Mr Holmes. The drugs thing I never believed for a moment. Anyway, you wouldn’t care if it was exposed, would you?”

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It doesnt matter if you ship Johnlock

or Adlock

or Sherlolly

or MaryxJohn

or Sheriarty

or Mystrade

or Lestrade and Sherock

or molstrade

or some other ship

It doesnt matter because we all LOVE Sherlock 

and we all want the next Season (which probably only comes out in 2017)

and we ALL have to stand together in this to not loose our minds.

So it doesnt matter who you ship or what someone else ships. Because we are all one big Sherlock Family

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Irene Adler AU - Agent Adler

Troubled by the trauma of her past life, Irene finds solace through assuming an undercover position, allowing her to exercise and combine her innate skills of sleuthing and seduction. (BONUS: Upon hearing Sherlock’s punishment, she leaks a video as her way of returning the favour to the detective.)