I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS SHERLOCK HAS ONLY EVER GOT FAVOURS OFF PEOPLE BY SOLVING THEIR CASES AND HE ONLY EVER DID THAT BECAUSE HE ENJOYED THE THRILL OF THE CHASE AND THE BLOOD PUMPING THROUGH HIS VEINS AND NOW HE’S GETTING FAVOURS OFF PEOPLE FOR BEING NICE AND DOING SIMPLE, KIND GESTURES THAT NORMAL PEOPLE DO
DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND HOW INCREDIBLE SHERLOCK’S CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IS OMFG
YES ALL OF THIS
BUT ALSO MOLLY’S LINE 'Did you get him off a murder charge?' IS SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE THIS MEANS THAT AT SOME POINT SHERLOCK MUST’VE TOLD MOLLY ABOUT ANGELO WHO HE DID GET OFF A MURDER CHARGE - IT WASN’T A RANDOM ASSUMPTION, IT WAS A REFERENCE TO A PREVIOUS CONVERSATION AND JUST FEELS
Here’s the thing that broke my heart:
In “The Sign of Three,” Sherlock calls Mycroft right before his best man speech, telling him that it’s not too late to attend the wedding, which is ridiculous and out of character for Sherlock, because Mycroft’s right, John and Mary wouldn’t really want Mycroft there. So why did Sherlock call? Mycroft recognizes Sherlock’s anxiety (about the wedding, about the future, about his best man speech, etc.) and so he reminds Sherlock of “Redbeard.” At that point, we didn’t understand what that meant yet. But Sherlock reacted dismissively, telling Mycroft that he continues to infantilize him.
Then, in “His Last Vow,” we find out that in a moment of crisis, as Sherlock is desperately trying to stay alive and going into shock, Sherlock forces himself to seek a calming memory (tellingly, the forcible voice of his mind is Mycroft). And in that moment, he finds Redbeard, revealed to be his childhood dog. His dog comes to him in this moment of crisis, and comforts him as dogs do. Oh my god, my heart.
So, what Sherlock dismisses as an infantilizing, patronizing mention by Mycroft was actually his brother’s attempt to calm Sherlock as he uncharacteristically reaches out to Mycroft in a moment of anxiety at the wedding.
However, I don’t think Sherlock will really see Mycroft as someone who cares for him deeply, as their relationship is such that Sherlock always seems to think the worst of him.
Yeah, this is bad, this is real, real bad, this is the face Stiles makes two paragraphs from the end of the story, a story in Derek’s POV, obviously, where Stiles’s eyes are kind and sad, faced smudged in shadow, limned in light, and Derek is so, so tired, but he thinks he can keep on going, just a little longer, says,
"Thanks for the ride, thanks for—" voice trailing off when Stiles drops him off at his apartment. It’s starting to snow outside; it will be cold and dark inside, and Derek looks at Stiles for too long, the curve of his bottom lip and his bare throat, stares until the corner of Stiles’ mouth twists.
"You could invite me up," he says evenly.
"I don’t—um, it’s probably not a good idea," Derek says. Stiles laughs, a soft, cut-open noise, breath white in the cold air.
"It’s not that I don’t—want to," Derek hears himself saying.
"It’s not?" Stiles asks. "I thought that was—y’know, basically it."
"No," Derek says.
"I’m—I don’t want to lose you," Derek says, throat aching.
"You don’t have me," Stiles says.
"Yeah," Derek says, turning and fumbling the door open. "Yeah, sorry, I know."
"Not yet, anyhow," Stiles says. A year ago, two years ago, he would have caught Derek by the shoulder, hand vise-tight, but now his hands stay loosely on the steering wheel, and Derek turns back towards him all the same.
"Invite me up," Stiles says, and Derek does.
We will never let you down, and we have a life time ahead to prove that.
Stiles and Sheriff Stilinski interactions in “Anchors”
requested by anon
Greg and Molly when Sherlock said “I never expected to be anybody’s best friend.”
AW HONEY ;___;
perfect moment is perfect.
Stiles holding hands with Derek, caressing his face and touching his bare back