My parents are the best. Lately, we’ve all been watching Sherlock together and they really enjoy it. A couple days ago, we saw The Empty Hearse and when we got to the scene where Sherlock jumped through the glass window and kissed Molly, my dad stared at the screen in surprise. Mom, on the other hand, said “Whoa!” in a loud voice and had a big smile on her face. Dad even asked me to rewind to the kiss again so he could watch it one more time. I am proud to say that they both ship Sherlolly - actually, they shipped it before seeing TEH, but this is still great. You know life is beautiful when your parents share one of your otps.❤️
Just a little something that refused to leave my mind. SO much that i rushed through making dinner and wrote this Victorian AU. I have taken plenty liberties with this (just as with my recipe for dinner). Excuse the mistakes please.
“Miss Hooper. I am so very glad to see you.”
“Colonel James. I am glad to see you are doing well.”
“May I be so bold as to ask for the next dance?”
Molly hesitated. Her fortune had taken a turn since the last
year she was at such a ball; the ton didn’t let her forget that.
“I don’t think that would be appropriate Colonel. I am here
not as an invitee but as Lady Adler’s companion.” At his confused expression,
she added, “Lady Adler hates to call me a maid, but that’s what I am now.”
“Ah. I did hear about your aunt and uncle, my sincerest
The man looked at her plain, ring less hand and looked at
her in shock. In hesitant tones, he offered his apologies for her current state
“It is what it is, Colonel. I do not blame Lord Holmes, some
things are just not meant to be.”
The young colonel focussed his bright eyes absolutely on
her, a beautiful smile slowly illuminating his face.
“Then we must
dance, Miss Hooper. Fortune never favours those down on their luck, but we mustn’t
There was such sincerity in his words, such honesty in his
eyes that Molly threw caution and propriety to the winds and accepted his offer
to dance. As they moved around the room, ignoring the scandalised looked on the
face of the people, they also missed the happy smile on Lady Adler’s face.
As well as the hardened face of the younger Lord Holmes.
What games was destiny planning to play on her further, she
mused as she saw the dancers move around the room. This same place had been the
source of happiness that had lasted a wonderful three years, before war and
illness took it all away. Now on her own again, she had returned to London and
faced the ignominy of being in the same hall, amongst the same people of the ton,
but in a rather different status.
She had been a newly engaged girl the first year, the next a
newly orphaned who had her engagement broken but who also happened to meet the
man who would be her husband. And now again, as a young widow, with nothing
much to her name and in the company of the same Lady Adler, this time as the
governess for her pretty twin daughters.
Daughters who are three were a handful and had sneaked out
into the hall filled with dancing men and women in the finest.
“There, you two. Right back we head, or else there would be
no story at bedtime for the whole next week!”
She had learned long ago ignore their pouts and as she led
them away from the sounds and celebrations, she heard a deep voice call her
“Molly…err, Mrs James.”
She knew that voice only too well, it had haunted her till
the day her husband replaced its barbed tones with his own, loving ones.
“Lord Holmes. You will have to excuse me, I have to escort
these pretty ladies back to their rooms.”
“Never mind that, Molly. Tonight the whole arrangement is
tedious, I would prefer to call an early night with the girls. How about that,
you two monkeys?” Lady Adler had intervened, not bothering to hide the look of
intent on her face. There was no protest that could hold water in front of the
twin’s jubilation, so Molly was left in the corridor, away from the dance and
facing the man who had once been her fiancé.
“Please accept my deepest condolences.”
“Thank you, Lord Holmes. You are very kind.”
She refused to look up, to see his eyes that had at one time
mesmerised her so completely. To be honest, she was scared of her own
susceptibility, of his ability to sneak up behind the walls she put up. She had
had a lifetime of getting burnt by his acerbic tongue, she just couldn’t face
any more of it.
There was an awkward silence as she looked anywhere but at
him, while from the corner of her eye she could see him stare at her.
“I was an idiot, a bloody moron.”
The viciousness of his words shocked her enough to look at
him, her eyes wide.
“It is true. And I have never regretted anything more in my
life than the pain I gave you.”
“Lord Holmes, you were offered an out from our engagement when
my uncle died, and you took it. We can only be held sincere to our own heart,
and you did what you wanted. That’s the least one can expect.”
“How?” he ground out, moving closer. “How do you always do
that? Why do you always forgive? You’ve done it all your life, and what have
you got in exchange?”
She didn’t back away, feeling that her doing so would give
him power over her. She didn’t want to be in that position again.
“Peace. Quiet. They are underrated by many, but I hold these
emotions in high regard.”
He had captured her gaze now; she would’ve been unable to
look away even if she’d wanted.
“Can you forgive me again?”
“There is nothing to forgive.”
“I am an arrogant, selfish man. And I admit now that you
tethered me, kept me grounded. I have been floundering all these years and I admit
I was wrong to let you go. But you looked so relieved, and at peace dancing with
the colonel that night…I couldn’t speak up.”
His confession stunned her. She could see the honesty in his
eyes clearly accompanied by a dose of uncertainty, a new emotion on him.
“And then I saw you at Irene’s again last week…I had to leave abruptly. And not because I
couldn’t stand you Molly but because it was all I could do to not pull you in
Her eyes had widened at the use of her name, a liberty that
he had always taken. She couldn’t breathe; this mustn’t be happening. Things like
this simply didn’t happen to women like her, what with her current status of a
widow. Is that why he was saying what he was saying?
“You can never accuse me of showing pity or being
considerate, Molly. And no, your current social standing has nothing to do with
it. I ask you because I have a chance to make good on my earlier mistake and I am
selfish enough to try again. But will you? Will you let me love you again?…Will
you marry me?”
She should say no. It had been almost two years since Thomas
had passed away, but she should still give herself time to think. To weigh the
sincerity in his words, to weigh on the propriety of the proposal. She should
move away from him and tell him to call her in the daylight when he would’ve had
time to rethink and call out on his madness. Maybe they could meet under
chaperoned circumstances, maybe someone would intervene and bring Lord Holmes to
She should’ve done any of the above, instead she heard
herself whisper a quiet “Yes.”
He took her hands in his own and kissed them before pulling
her in his arms and kissing her. There was nothing chaste in the kiss he
bestowed on her, in fact he looked proud as a peacock as he lead her back to
the ballroom, all mussed up and with red cheeks.
They had eyes only for each other, as the butler announced, “Lord
Holmes, and his fiancee Molly James.”
When sherlock and Molly spending time together in the morgue doing some sciency stuff and when they are at home watching Dowton Abbey, I was like
Seriously though, all the domestic and sweet moments in this chapter.. Just.. UGH! But my favourite moment in this chapter was when Sherlock got all jealous that Lestrade got to see Molly in her nighty and then ogled her, so Sherlock kinda just put his coat on her and stood in front of Lestrade’s view so he didn’t entirely see Molly in nightdress. I’m just.. my babyyyyyyyyy. Really, possessive Sherlock is just so cute. Seriously, this chapter will steal your heart.
ps. I can’t wait to see Sherlock and baby girl Watson.. I swear I’m gonna cry when that happens! lol
Today I finally got in the mail a birthday drawing-gift from my dear flavialikestodraw! In the first pic, on the left, you can see the cute package and her sweet note (I almost cried), and on the right the title of the artwork… and then here it is: a WONDERFUL Molly Hooper tribute only for me. I’m like so honoured!! It’s now hanged in my room and I smile everytime I see it C: THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN DARLING, you are truly an amazing artist and person, and I can’t wait to - finally - meet you and give you a great hug uwu ily!!!