He will make a hero out of you before you realise such things even exist.
J: So what were we doing there?
S: Oh, just passing the time. And proving a point.
J: What point?
Think of two people, living together day after day, year after year, in this small space… constantly jogging, jostling, bumping against each other’s bodies by mistake or on purpose, sensually, aggressively, awkwardly, impatiently, in rage or in love–think what deep though invisible tracks they must leave, everywhere, behind them….
“Draw your chair up and hand me my violin, for the only problem we have still to solve is how to while away these bleak autumnal evenings.”
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
I said it’s been a long time since someone looked at me that way.
It’s like you knew me and all the things I couldn’t say.
“I never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule.” (The Sign of Four, 1890)
“Listen, what I said before, John, I meant it. I don’t have friends. I’ve just got one.” (The Hounds of Baskerville, 2012)
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