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When life gets too strange, too impossible, too frightening, there is always one last hope. When all else fails, there are two men sitting, arguing in a scruffy flat, like they’ve always been there and they always will. The best and wisest men I have ever known, my Baker Street boys, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
—Mary Watson

What Sherlock says to Sholto: We wouldn’t do that to John Watson

What he means: SON, DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH I WORKED TO WHIP THIS WEDDING INTO SHAPE? HOW MUCH I CRIED ON MY PILLOW EVERY NIGHT AFTER DECIDING WHERE PEOPLE WOULD SIT, THE FOOD, THE COLOR OF THE DRESSES, DOY OU E V E N KNO W? I FUCKING SOAKED HALF THE NAPKINS I FOLDED, DEAR.

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What’s a soulmate?
It’s a… Well, it’s like a best friend but more. It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It’s someone who makes you a better person. Actually, they don’t make you a better person, you do that yourself because they inspire you. A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens, you’ll always love them. Nothing can ever change that.