what if sherlock didn’t go home after the wedding? he contemplated going home and shooting up, but instead finds himself on the doorstep of his childhood home- where his mother is waiting for him. without a word she opens the door, pulls him into her arms and holds him tight while he finally breaks and starts to cry. they stand there for what seems like an eternity, sherlock weak in her arms as he sobs, leaving a damp patch on her shoulder. mrs. holmes holds him upright, her hand gently weaving through his curls like she used to when he was a boy. “oh sherlock…” she murmurs lovingly as he starts to go quiet, “i know. i know. it’s going to be alright.” she pulls him inside and sits on the sofa, where he lays with his head in her lap. she sits there all through the night, even after he falls asleep, just holding his hand and stroking his hair as she looks down at the tear stained face of her small, heartbroken son.
Front and right profile photographs of
The Younger Lady (KV35YL), an unidentified mummy found in the Valley of the
Kings, tomb number 35. Housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt.
The Younger Lady was discovered in
1898 by Victor Loret alongside the mummies of Queen Tiye and a young boy. All
three mummies were naked and stripped of their jewels. Upon first seeing the
Younger Lady, Loret believed it be a young man whose head had been shaved,
however closer inspection revealed the mummy to be female. Genetic tests performed
in 2010 confirmed the mummy was female and a member of the royal family of the 18
Dynasty. The study also showed her to be a daughter of Pharaoh Amunhotep III
and his queen, Tiye, as well as the mother of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. The tests
also showed that she was about 25 when she died, and that the damage to her jaw
occurred prior to her death; the injury probably killed her.
The identity of the
Younger Lady has never been confirmed. Zahi Hawass, a famous Egyptologist, believes the mummy to
be Pharaoh Akhenaten despite the fact that Akhenaten was most certainly male and
that genetic tests show the Younger Lady is female. Joyce Filer, another Egyptologist,
believes this mummy to be Pharaoh Smenkhkare,
again despite the fact
that Smenkhkare was likely male and that genetic tests show the Younger Lady is female.
It is unlikely, other historians say, that the Younger Lady is Sitamun, Iset,
or Henuttaneb, daughters of Amunhotep III and Tiye, because if Akhenaten had married them
they would have taken precedence of Nefertiti as they were the wives of their father, Amunhotep III (note, only Sitamun
Iset are shown bearing the title Great Royal Wife, but there are several cartouches in temples that bear the name of Henuttaneb,
a privilege enjoyed only by kings and their wives).
Other historians believe the mummy to be Nefertiti herself,
although Nefertiti is not known to have beared the title ‘King’s Daughter’ or ‘King’s
Sister’ which the Younger Lady would have been granted as the daughter of one
pharaoh and sister-wife of another. The most likely possibility is that she is
either Princess Nebetah or Princess Baketaten (assuming that they are not the
same person), younger daughter(s) of Amunhotep and Tiye who did not marry her
(their) father, but are shown living with Akhenaten in Amarna with his family.