I was liking the mention in TLD that Molly was coming over later to keep an eye on Sherlock at Baker St. so I thought I’d write a little something. This is sprinkled with angst, but it’s got some nice fluff too. And I also feel like it fits a prompt that @vegasring gave me a little while back. Enjoy! ;) (oh and this is almost 3k words. Will definitely be putting it on AO3 soon, but I kinda couldn’t wait to share it. Thank goodness for the read more option lol!)
“You want tea?” Molly asked as Sherlock tossed his scarf and coat onto the couch.
“Thank you, yes,” Sherlock agreed, taking a seat in front of his laptop.
Molly puttered around the kitchen for a few minutes, slowly setting up to make the tea. While doing so she glanced at the time. It was almost half past eight now. She hadn’t minded taking a long shift overnight. Especially since it was either that or stay with Rosie overnight. At this point it was a toss up which would lose her more sleep. Sherlock was a restless recovering addict but poor Rosie was an unsettled infant, missing something she could not fully express or even comprehend. At least here at Baker St, she didn’t have to hold back tears every time the baby woke up and Molly was met with a face which was only minimally comforted by her appearance. She could always see a tiny hint of panic in Rosie’s eyes, wondering where that other face was…her favorite face. Molly knew that it would take some time before she’d simply stop looking for it.
She walked over with the tea just as Sherlock was shutting his laptop.
“Doesn’t London understand that I need to be kept busy at the moment?” he complained.
“Well that’s what we’re all doing here,” Molly responded cheerily as she settled into John’s chair with her tea. “We’ll keep you busy.”
“Drinking tea?” He rolled his eyes while taking a sip.
Molly shrugged. “Or whatever else you’d like to do. I’ll do anything.”
Sherlock looked over and raised a brow, prompting Molly to give him a warning glance.
“Obviously not anything. But you know what I mean.”
“You should have brought body parts,” he said with a sigh, setting his tea cup down.