@likingthistoomuch requested an angsty (with happy at the end) Victorian or Regency Sherlolly where Molly breaks off their engagement because of how she believes Sherlock feels about Irene. I’m gonna go with Victorian and I also went with Sherlock’s POV. Enjoy! ;)
Sherlock passed by the library in his parent’s estate, catching sight of Molly lingering by the fireplace and wringing her hands a bit. The silvery gown she wore glistened with the kiss of the nearby flames, and for a moment she looked almost unearthly.
“Ah, Miss Hooper,” he announced casually as he entered the room. “Watson said he saw you head this way. Perhaps it would be best if you rejoined the party, seeing as my father is preparing to announce our engagement.”
She remained silent.
Sherlock frowned to himself. Something wasn’t right.
“Miss Hooper?” he questioned, stepping further into the room now.
“I cannot,” she said very softly.
Molly turned then, revealing the shimmer of tears on her cheeks which matched her gown. She gave him a quick smile.
“Mr. Holmes, I cannot go through with this. This engagement and marriage…it is so obviously a mistake.”