In her 24 years of life, Fee has never seen her dad cry.
She’s seen her pop cry a fair few times; despite his reputation as a cold,
heartless bastard–one he has carefully cultivated–Sherlock can be very
emotional when it comes to his family, like the time John had been caught in a
minor explosion and ended up in hospital for two weeks, or when she’d won first
place in her very first piano competition, or the year when John had surprised
him with a cruise on a restored pirate ship for their anniversary, or the day
she had come home to show them the ring Chris had put on her finger.
Her dad, on the other hand, she can’t recall having ever
seen him cry even once. She and John had sat by Sherlock’s hospital bed when
he’d been stabbed (three times), poisoned (just the once), shot (once), and
fallen severely ill (twice), all with potentially fatal consequences. John had
stayed calmly at Sherlock’s side, clutching his hand in a vice grip, sometimes
murmuring words softly into his ear when he thought she was sleeping, but she
never saw a single tear fall. Nor had he cried at her wedding–though Sherlock
had been a mess of happy tears–or even that time she’d been in that car
collision back when she was fourteen. She’d seen him bursting with joy, shaking
with anger, beaming with pride, numb with sorrow, but through it all, she’d
never once seen him cry.
When she was a girl, she had thought it strange. She’d even
gotten up the courage to ask Sherlock about it once, and he had told her that
he could count on his fingers the number of times he’d seen John cry in all the
time they’d known one another, which had been more than fifteen years at the
time (now going on thirty). She’d eventually come to accept that it wasn’t so
strange after all, that that is just how her dad is, that his tears are very
rare and very private.
hello friends, I was thinking that I would love to follow some more blogs! please like/reblog this if you post any of the following:
•Phantom of the Opera
•The Book of Mormon
•anything theatre related tbh
•parks and rec
•aaron tveit (also any of the other barricade boys, I’m too lazy to list them lol)
and I’ll check your blog out and more than likely follow you!!!
Students took to the streets in cities across Australia today to protest against Christopher Pyne and the Liberals’ plan to deregulate tertiary education and open the way for higher-fees. Pyne has twice failed to get his proposals through the Senate, but has promised to keep coming back until he succeeds. These photos are of the Melbourne rally.
Photos taken by Corey Oakley, editor of Red Flag newspaper.