Reminder that Tahini and Eleanor both were raised by neglectful and hurtful parents growing up, so Michael was probably the closest thing they had to a warm, encouraging father figure who believed in them. Except it was eventually revealed to them that he was a sadist who took pleasure in torturing them, and all that love and encouragement was just a lie.
He just came waddling out of his room, pyjama pants peeking out from under his sheet, that he has firmly wrapped around himself. There are dark smudges below his red-rimmed eyes and his cheekbones stand out even sharper than usual.
When he reaches the living room he stops, gaze finding John still asleep on the sofa. He blinks twice, then looks over at the clock, back to John, back to the clock…. You get the picture.
After a few seconds of contemplation he shuffles over to him.
Still nothing. Sherlock bites his lip, before he fights one arm free from under his blanket and tabs John
on the shoulder.
A low grumble is the only acknowledgement he gets. He tries one more time, this time a bit braver, by giving John’s shoulder a good shake.
S: John, you need to get up or you are going to be late for work.
Sherlock sighs, straightens back up and trots into the kitchen, where he proceeds to lift up the lid of one of the pots. He holds it for a beat, peers over at his unmoving flatmate and lets it drop with a loud smash.
John jolts up from the sofa.
J: I’m up! I’m awake.
S: You’re going to be late.
Sherlock might have been the one with the fever, but John looks almost as bad. His hair is sticking out to all sides and he winces every time he moves his head. With an hearty yawn he drags a hand across is face, clearly still not really awake.
1. Halo - Beyonce / 2. Show Me What I’m Looking For - Carolina Liar / 3. Second Chances - Imagine Dragons / 4. I Found - Amber Run / 5. Take Me to Church - Hozier / 6. Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons / 7. Love Like You - Rebecca Sugar / 8. Beauty and the Beast (Tale as Old as Time) - Angela Lansbury / 9. Stay - Rhianna feat. Mikky Ekko / 10. Never Knew I Needed - Ne-Yo / 11. All This and Heaven Too - Florence + The Machine / 12. I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab For Cutie / 13. Stand By You - Rachel Platten
I couldn’t resist making a playlist for one of my favorite OTPs - Eleanor and Chidi. Of course, I had to put Beauty and the Beast on there, considering that I think The Good Place is pretty much a gender flipped version of Beauty and the Beast.
Note: Love Like You by Rebecca Sugar is not on the Spotify playlist, but I couldn’t resist putting on the playlist anyway. If you have the time, give it a listen. I think it captures the way Eleanor looks at Chidi.