In a way, Anderson was right; the case of Hope—Jefferson, Jeff the cabbie, and Sherrindford—was about revenge. Rache, German for revenge; Rachel, it’s not a name. If we are to begin from the beginning, the real beginning, a study in scarlet shall be conducted then. Scarlet as in red, in blood, and in Rache i.e. all things German.
I’ve noted in several of my meta posts that series 4 was about the past – events that happened but certain details went unnoticed or seemed inconsequential at the time. Reality perceived differently, or perhaps, incomplete. Pink, a lighter shade of red. A Study in Pink, the pink lady, Jeff Hope, Moriarty; A Study in Scarlet, the lady in red, Culverton Smith, Faith? No. Eurus? No.
Scarlet. Roses are Red. Rosamund?
It has always been about John Watson. Ever since day one.
Somehow whenever I see someone talking about the lost special website all i can see now is Mark hunched in front of his computer, maniacally reprogramming the HTML code of thelostspecial.com and continuously uploading shady pictures under shady links while grinning madly and muttering to himself about ‘ohh this is brilliant it’ll make them insane’
meanwhile Ian stands in the door like 'honey u know I’m with you but…. don’t u think you’re taking this a little bit too -’ 'No ShUt uP ian thiS WILL SHOW THEM FOR THAT 31% ON ROTTENTOMATOES’
I rewrote this story completely after messing it up the first time lol so I hope y’all enjoy this piece of Sherlolly fluff ft. John Watson and Mrs. Hudson!
smell of freshly baked brownies wafted through Molly’s flat. A month had passed
since she learned of Sherlock’s secret sister and the game behind the phone
call but Sherlock and Molly had been testing the waters for the past couple of
weeks, not wanting to rush anything. All in all, the high functioning sociopath
turned out to be not such a sociopath after all. He had been bursting with
emotions ever since that terror filled night. Molly licked brownie batter off
of her finger after putting in the last batch. She was baking them for her
friends since it was Valentine’s Day. One batch in particular was wrapped in a light
blue box with a white heart-shaped doily on the lid, tied together with a
chocolate brown ribbon.
Sherlock returned from seeing Mycroft, he was greeted by John and Mrs. Hudson.
He picked up the cup of tea on his desk that always appeared from their
the biscuits? Do you have biscuits?” Sherlock asked.
your housekeeper, dear,” Mrs. Hudson replied. “Though, you may find something
equally good in that box there.” She pointed at the light blue box,
immaculately put together.
this come from?” Sherlock inquired.
Molly called out from the kitchen. “They’re from me. I thought you’d appreciate
some baked goods.” Sherlock carefully untied the ribbon and set the doily aside
after looking at it in confusion. He opened up the box to reveal a batch of
warm chocolaty brownies, the smell drifting throughout 221B.
that’s sweet of you, dear,” Mrs. Hudson commented.
a box for you too, Mrs. Hudson,” Molly smiled, handing her a lavender box.
how lovely, thank you,” she told Molly before going back down to her flat.
Sherlock trying one of the brownies greeted Molly’s eyes as she turned to look
Valentine’s Day,” Molly told him. “Do you like them?” He swallowed the bite he
Day,” Sherlock began, “quite a rubbish holiday considering that a massacre occurred
all those years ago.”
the charmer you are,” John remarked.
thank you, Molly, I do quite enjoy the brownies,” Sherlock added. He crossed
the room and gave Molly a gentle kiss on her lips. A light blush spread across
her cheeks, still not being quite used to the new state of their relationship. “Happy
Valentine’s Day, Molly Hooper.” He spoke in a whisper, causing chills to spread
despite the fact she was wearing a warm, light pink jumper. He even flashed a genuinely
sweet smile that made her heart flutter. John slipped out of the room to give
initiated another kiss, rising up on her tip toes to reach his lips. To
Sherlock, she was cotton candy and sunshine on a rather cloudy day. They had
been taking things slow and hadn’t spoken those three words to each other since
the phone call. All he had told her was that he meant what he said and that was
that. There was still one more surprise left in the world; one that Molly didn’t
expect so soon.
you,” Sherlock breathed out between kisses. Sherlock could feel the smile that
graced her lips as he gave her one last kiss.
you too,” Molly told him, her eyes all aglow with happiness.
John cursed as he picked up his phone from the floor. Molly and Sherlock began
to laugh. “Sorry, I was just…” John trailed off. “Ah, nevermind.” Rosie’s cry
was heard coming from John’s room.
John, look what you did, waking our goddaughter up from a peaceful slumber all
to sneak a photo of us,” Sherlock scolded him.
did you—nevermind. I’ll be back. Until then, decide what we’re doing tonight,”
John told them.
should play a round of cluedo,” Molly shouted.
not that again,” John replied from upstairs.
that I’ll win like always?” Sherlock asked.
could take ya,” Molly challenged, nudging him playfully.
really?” Sherlock smirked.
minutes later, John came back down with a calm Rosie in his arms to find
Sherlock stabbing the cluedo board to the wall once again.
your problem?” John asked.
annoyed because I beat him to solving the murder and won,” Molly answered with
please, it was fairly obvious. I let you win,” Sherlock insisted.
Why is nobody talking about the Robert Downey Junior adaptation on Sherlock Holmes? I only saw the first movie from 2009 but it's so good?!? And a bit confusing for me because I'm a massive Iron Man fan which is the reason for me finding Tony FFs in which he dreams of his past life as Sherlock Holmes absolutely hillarious. But. So good! I still have to watch the second movie with Moriarty tho. And I love it that Sherlock clearly has ADHD there. Whatever, sorry for bothering you. Cheers!
OH GOSH I LOVE RITCHIE HOLMES NO BOTHER AT ALL I’M ABOUT TO BOTHER YOU WITH MY MINI FREAKOUT. I mean it has its own faults and problems but I can overlook them because of the way Downey Jr. and Law play their Holmes and Watson! They so OBVIOUSLY love each other so much, and I adore the chemistry. Law even said that it’s a romance movie and BLESS HIS FUCKING HEART FOR THAT because HE KNOWS, and OH GOD RDJ loves Law so much. LIKE LOOK AT THESE FUCKERS:
*SCREAMS INTERNALLY BECAUSE I’M AT WORK*
OMG you’ll love the second one too; it’s a tad sad with the wedding, but Mary, OMG I love her in the Ritchie-verse… she KNOWS how much they love each other, doesn’t try to keep them apart, and she acknowledges how important Sherlock is to John AND AND AND she’s also a bamf too on the sidelines.
OHHHHH it’s so important that the audience is made EXPLICITLY aware of why Holmes goes after Moriarty – because he threatened Watson and Mary – and when *THAT SCENE* happens, the last thing Holmes ensures he sees is Watson, and then GOD the heartwrenching slow mo’ of that, where you see Holmes is at peace with his decision and FUCK it makes me cry thinking about it.
OH!! And Sherlock and John dance, no denials at all, just start dancing with each other, right there on screen… Like… I have no idea why people disllike these movies, honestly, they’re a treasure trove of Johnlock Moments.
OHHHH and Moriarty is genuinely frightening, imho, honestly. This Moriarty is played off as a completely “someone you meet every day” and I find that even scarier. He’s not Mags-levels of creepy, but fucknuggets he just… has an on-off switch and it’s scary. A calm sort of evil with intense levels of intelligence is more terrifying to me.
AND THE MUSIC OMG And HNNGGG the cinematics of the second one OMG IT’S ORGASMIC THE SLOW MOTION CHASE SCENE HNNG. The action shots are AMAZING and ASDFASFD Seriously WATCH IT. AND AGAIN I WILL MENTION THE SLOW MO SCENE AT THE END. FUCK. Just FUCK, it’s a beautiful bit of cinematography that makes my heart cry EVERY time. It’s one of my favourite movies of all time and I just. GOD RDJ and Law are just so perfect. There is torture in the second one though, so slight TW for that.
Maybe it’s because RDJ was my re-introduction into Holmes and therefore it holds a special place in my heart. And I know that this is sacrilege but RDJ / Law are my Victorian Holmes/Watson, but BBC is MY Sherlock and John, you know what I mean? Like BBC got me in DEEP into the fandom, so I love them for that, and I just really love Johnlock. SO MUCH JOHNLOCK.
ANYWAY I’M RAMBLING. I can’t WAIT until the third movie, it’s been SO LONG, and I am so excited. While I love the first one because of the Garridebs moment in it (not really but John gets hurt and they have A Moment ™) I think I liked the second movie better because the “love interest” was virtually non-existent and it focussed on Holmes/Watson’s relationship and the case at hand and getting to Moriarty. It was fantastic.
And RDJ Holmes is a different kind of smoll and I love it. And Watson is so BAMF, god. Just the deadpan comedy of Law is amazing.
OH OH OH AND STEVEN FRY AS MYCROFT. OMG I LOVE HIM. PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT.
GAHHHHH. It’s such an underrated movie series because **HOLLYWOOD** and that makes me sad, but seriously I love it so much and jump at any chance to watch it. The first one, I could have done without the Adler subplot (bleh), but it’s a great movie too.
Anyway. Sorry for this momentary diversion into Ritchie-verse. Continue on Johnlocking <3