"On his way to Hyde Park Sherlock hopes it’s one of those nights where Lestrade is also there, sitting on his usual bench not knowing that Sherlock is watching him from the cover of the trees, never bold enough to reveal himself."
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/Greg Lestrade
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Greg Lestrade
Additional Tags: Angst with a Happy Ending, First Kiss, Implied past drug use, Pre-Reichenbach, True Love, Insomnia
Yes, Sherstrade!!! (jumping up and down repeatedly) Thank you for sharing. This will be my bedtime reading tonight!
I do love this movie! But I always had questions about the ending. The book left me feeling that there was no hope at the end that Caroline and Philip would ever be together, and quite the possibility that neither of them would ever be in a romantic relationship. The movie, on the other hand, wasn’t as clear to me, and the ending did leave me hoping that maybe eventually there would be a happy outcome. Certainly that hug at the end told me that Philip had come a very long way already. What is everyone else’s take on this?
Hello, skunkedfern! I hope I’m not too late to respond to you.
Yes, I totally agree with you. I think they’d never marry and the both of them would remain singles all their lives. But regarding the movie, some think that they would marry or, maybe twenty to thirty percent of viewers of the Japanese version think they would marry in a couple of years because Miss Abbott answers to Philip with a bit more eagerness in this version. Personally, I’m enough happy with the ending of the novel because they understood each other and would live treasuring their friendship even if they’d never met after that.
Well, I know that I don’t have any interesting opinions but I think many fans of E. M. Forster have their opinions on this matter…
The whole thing is a very worthwhile listen if you’re interested in the mechanics of low-budget filmmaking (and can decipher various English regional accents!)
Of most interest to Gravesdiggers is a slightly more detailed synopsis of the story of Native and the role played by Rupert. This is delivered by Neil Atkinson, the co-writer and co-producer to Stuart Wright, from the Britflick podcast quite early on (from about 01:45)
Transcript below for those who are avoiding details.
Whoa… Thank you for your extraordinary work! I’m not sure if I like this
kind of genre and… can’t imagine sci-fi Rupert at all but… of course looking forward to see it!