@sherlockchallenge - November 2016.

Prompt: smell

Amortentia, the most powerful love potion in the world.

[“It’s supposed to smell differently to each of us, according to what attracts us” - 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]

friendly reminder that john watson was probably a pallbearer at sherlock’s “funeral” and was probably in uniform, his left hand clenching around the handle every so often as he held his coffin
friendly reminder that lestrade was probably also a pallbearer
friendly reminder that john looked at the small group of people that amassed to remember sherlock holmes’s life and probably remembered with a pang that sherlock didn’t think he had friends
friendly reminder that sally, anderson, and dimmock might have been there, in silent respect
friendly reminder that mrs hudson would have said something at whatever service was held, and that lestrade probably had to hold her hand so she wouldn’t sob too much
friendly reminder that, even though we didn’t see it, the funeral happened and was very real

Anderson: It’s just a moo point. 

Lestrade: A moo point? 

Anderson: Yeah. It’s like a cow’s opinion; it just doesn’t matter. It’s moo. 

Lestrade: [to Donovan] Have I been friends with him too long or did that all just make sense?

  • Anderson : I remember when I was five, hiding under the desk with all my Halloween candy. Had some peanut M&M's, went into my first anaphylactic shock and had to be rushed to the hospital. Came home, celebrated with a Snickers, went into my second anaphylactic shock.
  • Donovan : When did you figure out you were allergic to nuts?
  • Anderson : Sometime around the third Almond Joy.

*A loud crash is heard throughout Scotland Yard*

Donovan: *runs in* What was that?

Anderson: My shirt fell.

Donovan: It sounded a lot heavier than that.

Anderson: That’s because I was in it.

Unpopular opinion by anonymous: I like Sally. (There, I said it.) She’s independent and devoted to her job. Yes, her suspicions were disastrous for Sherlock, but she had her reasons for being suspicious. She’s a dedicated detective who thought she was doing what was right. In my head canon, she also has good reasons for being so hostile to Sherlock and he knows it.