bev.marsh. “and suddenly she began to laugh; beverly [marsh] sat on a low stone wall, her suitcase between her dirty feet, and laughed … she laughed at the stars, frightened but free, her terror as sharp as pain and as sweet as a ripe October apple … she grabbed the handle of her suitcase and fled off into the night, still laughing…”
I was thinking about something Molly said in the ILY scene phone call and somehow it morphed into a cute and also kinda angsty hc.
Y’know how she’s like, “is this one of your stupid games?” Naturally we all start envisioning many off hours phone calls from Sherlock to Molly in which he is in some way or another being a bit of a pain and taking up her time. But what if it wasn’t what she thought?
Imagine if that was actually Sherlock calling many different times with the genuine intent to tell her how he felt…but losing his nerve every single time. But then he’d already be on the phone with her and have to come up with some question or case research to make his call seem legit. I can just imagine him pacing his flat late at night as she questions why he’s calling this time, and feeling his heart sink at the realization that once again he just can’t get the words out. And then he scans his sitting room, eyes narrowing in on something- anything- that can serve as a subject matter and reason for his call. No doubt it would often end up sounding pretty ridiculous.
It both warms my heart and breaks it to imagine all his “stupid games.” 😭💕
Top 10 LOST ships(as voted by my followers) 2. Desmond Hume and Penny Widmore “All we really need to survive is one person who truly loves us. And you have her. I will wait for you. Always. I love you.”
Very curious to hear when people climbed aboard the ship! :)
For me, it was during The Great Game, when Jim from IT showed up. Sherlock pays much more attention to Molly’s reaction to Jim than to Jim himself, and I thought maybe… just maybe… I detected some jealousy there. But even though I shipped Sherlolly from then on, I have to admit I didn’t really believe it would ever happen. The Final Problem caught me off guard and I LOVED the Phone Call scene so much. I’ve rewatched the series since with my Sherlolly goggles firmly in place, and the gradual build-up to the ILY scene seems so obvious now!
“Sorry I didn’t call til now babe. I was sleeping off a hangover. Don’t worry! I didn’t do anything too dumb. I don’t really need Nursey Patrol when I’m drinking…..But I’m glad you look out for me Will. It means a lot. Uh…I have to go. My moms taking me to dinner. Talk later babe. Love you”
“Hey Derek. Sorry I missed your call, my cousins were over, and I couldn’t answer. Sorry. I guess you’re still at dinner, or your asleep again. I - [muffled movement]. Sorry I had to go outside, my brother came into the kitchen. I know you need Nursey Patrol, and I’m glad you trust me to do it. I better go back inside. Love you”.