22 August 2013

Just like a star across my sky

Mycroft got three A* grades. He won't tell you because he says it feels like showing off. But I will, because I'm happy to show him off. He worked so hard, and we're very proud.

We went out for celebratory tea after we'd picked up the results.

Before we got them John was practically climbing the walls, he was far, far more nervous - outwardly -than Mycroft. Especially once Mycroft had the envelopes and was walking back towards us. I'm amazed my hand still works, the way he was crushing it.

I did feel sorry for some of the older boys, who were looking very downcast, with slightly irate, or - possibly worse - very 'sorry' parents.

Mycroft's headmaster shook his hand, and his head of year clapped him on the back and was very pleased for him. Of course, now there's talk of AS levels and A levels, as well as next year's GCSEs! Poor kid.

It's also made Sherlock vow HE will get A* too, which is good - always nice to have goals!

I'm glad to say Murray is still suffering after ambushing me. I think, probably, that I passed the test of...whatever he was testing me. He hasn't yet had Mrs Holmes evict me, anyway. So probably done something right.


I missed John and the boys so much - don't really enjoy being alone. Don't sleep particularly well. Still, it was only for a few days. And the seminar went well - got a bit of feedback already, people saying it was useful. All I can hope for, really. Might help an investigation sometime, get some criminal caught.

Now I give you this to ponder:




There's...something I very much want to say, to end this post. But I can't. So...well, this is here because I know this is where I would say it, if I could. May come back to edit...

Edit - so, I can say it now. This was my last post as an unmarried man :)

64 comments:

pandabob said...

those are amazing results for an amazing young man, well done Mycroft :-)

It is rather lovely that John was so nervous but I hope your hand recovers ;-)

I'm glad the seminar went well and that that and the spontaneous stag night made being away from your boys almost worthwhile.

Anonymous said...

Well done Mycroft, they don't give away A* grades, even the very brightest have to work for them! I like to see hardwork repaid!

Lancs. Anon

Anon Without A Name said...

Oh, that's brilliant, Mycroft - well done. I'm so glad all your hard work paid off :-)

Lestrade - I'm glad to hear your seminar was useful for people :-) And I hope that whatever it is that you want to post but can't isn't causing you too much angst (or better yet, that it's something good).

John H. D. Watson said...

I hope your hand was only mildly crushed. I was probably more nervous than I was for my own results…and with far less reason. Silly, really.

Greg Lestrade said...

What did you do? Stay at school for A levels? Then Uni?

REReader said...

Congratulations again, Mycroft! (I assumed that's what you got, actually. :)) And yay for celebratory tea, too!

I bet you can get the same scores if you want to, Sherlock. You've seen what it takes to do it, so you know how to go about it when the time comes. *nods*

L, I hope you find a way to say what it is you want to say, even if in the end it's not on here.

Greg Lestrade said...

it's not a bad thing. It just...isn't the right time to say it yet.

REReader said...

That's good, then.

John H. D. Watson said...

L - yeah. It wasn't even that I expected to do badly…they just seemed so vitally important at the time.

Greg Lestrade said...

Well..they sort of where, if you wanted to go into medicine? I mean...there's not many things that need better results, I don't imagine.

Bet you'd have got a few A*...if they'd existed then ;)

John H. D. Watson said...

But even if I hadn't got into medical school, I would have done something else. I can see that now. But at the time, it seemed like my only other option was doom and despair!

Anyway, I'm glad Mycroff seems to be more sensible than I was. And very proud, of course. :)

Greg Lestrade said...

Yeah, imagine, you could have fallen in with a bad crowd, ended up in dodgy bars and clubs with ruffians...

Mycroft is more sensible than anyone else has ever been :)

John H. D. Watson said...

Clubs with glow sticks?

Greg Lestrade said...

men with eyeliner! You would have required medical attention ;)

John H. D. Watson said...

Ha, very likely.

Greg Lestrade said...

Anyone got plans for the Bank Hol then? Weather looks a bit patchy...

nice bike ride somewhere tomorrow, Danger?

pandabob said...

I'd entirely forgotten it was the bank holiday! my brain is mush for dates when I don't have school to keep me right ;-)

John H. D. Watson said...

L - that would be great! You have anywhere in mind?

Anon Without A Name said...

I've got tomorrow off, so a lovely long weekend :-) No plans though. Trying to think of somewhere to go that won't be full of tourists...

Greg Lestrade said...

Nowhere special, Danger. Just...be nice for the four of us to get out? Get lunch in a pub? Seems far too soon Sherlock'll be back at school.

Greg Lestrade said...

...both of them, actually. They go back close together this time, don't they?

John H. D. Watson said...

They do, and much too soon. This summer has seemed much shorter than usual.

Greg Lestrade said...

Yeah...but we also seemed to have fitted lots in?

John H. D. Watson said...

True :)

Greg Lestrade said...

and a bit more to fit in yet ;)

REReader said...

Indeed--you have a date with Sherlock to fit in!

:)

pandabob said...

Have a nice ride gents and a lovely day together :-)

rsf said...

That last bit makes me feel like I am being taunted -- in a good way! I hope so, and that you've got something lovely to tell us soon. We're running out of month!


Greg Lestrade said...

Bit warm and sticky, but otherwise a lovely ride ;)

And biking's pretty good too :)

Greg Lestrade said...

So, we've agreed, to give you lot time to scrub up and brush the dust off your best hats...

It's time to tell you that our wedding day is....tomorrow.

:)

John H. D. Watson said...

I can still hardly believe it :)

Mazarin said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

(sorry, sorry, I'm just excited for you! GOOD LUCK TOMORROW! Can't wait to hear all about it from Mrs. H!)

*dusts off hat* Will feathers and pink satin do? Its an 1886 model, but that's all I have!

Greg Lestrade said...

I can't believe it either.

Guess.. Sherlock, want a slightly early dinner date tonight? Otherwise afraid I'll be off the market.

Seems... Well, looking at our suits hanging up ready makes it feel slightly more real, but not much!

Anonymous said...

I hoped that it was something like that, very exciting, I hope you have a wonderful time. It's amazing how well Sherlock's done at keeping the secret!

Small Hobbit said...

Rushes off to find hat!

Have a great day you two.

Looking forward to hearing all about it from Mrs H.

pandabob said...

brilliant news :-)

Good luck to you both and to Mrs Hudson in keeping us informed ;-)

SO EXCITED!!

John H. D. Watson said...

Thanks, guys. :) Maz - sounds like an excellent hat.

L - I assume I'll believe it by the end of the day tomorrow ;)

Anon Without A Name said...

YAY!!!!!

Good luck tomorrow, guys, I hope you have a wonderful day :-)

REReader said...

Whee!! I hope it all goes beautifully--I''ll look forward to reading all about it after Shabbat is over. :)

Great secret-keeping, y'all!

Greg Lestrade said...

Danger - you won't. That's why rings are nice - to remind you it wasn't a dream!

Thanks everyone :) it's terrifying and exciting!

Greg Lestrade said...

Speaking of... Where are our rings??

Kestrel337 said...

Ok, Wow! I will probably miss the actual live-blogging bit...because I'll be out with my husband celebrating our 17th anniversary!

CONGRATS GUYS, and all the best wishes for a memorable tomorrow.

(And well done on the secret keeping)

Anonymous said...

SQUEEEEE! I'm so thrilled for you two! Congratulations and I hope that tomorrow is everything you wish for and more! Here's to a beautiful future (raises coffee mug in toast - it's still relatively early morning where I am)

And Mycroft, well done Sir ;)

Sherlock, I hope you have a wonderful time tomorrow as well.

A very excited
LyricalSinger

John H. D. Watson said...

L - Murray's got them. They're perfectly safe, I swear!

piplover said...

So very excited for you all! I can't wait to read about it.

Have fun on your date with Sherlock tonight, Lestrade!

spandrella said...

Congratulations Mycroft and John and Lestrade! And congratulations to Sherlock, too. Will Mrs H be liveblogging on this blog or on John's, or both?

Ella

Greg Lestrade said...

Murrays got them... And that's supposed to ease my worry???

John H. D. Watson said...

Ella - I think L's, but I'm not sure? We'll ask.

L - It will be fineeeeee. He's very responsible...about some things.

Greg Lestrade said...

He's probably swallowed them or something...

John H. D. Watson said...

Well, at least we'd know for certain where they were...

Nicky said...

John, it seems that Sherlock is taking Orio out, Carla is planning an evening with Mycroft. Paul is going on a football stadium tour with his Dad.

So would you like to have dinner with me?

Greg Lestrade said...

As long as you don't get him drunk in a jacuzzi and play with his nipples or get arrested...

John H. D. Watson said...

Nicky - I'd be honoured.

Trills said...

YAY!!! This is so exciting!

I haven't even got a hat...

Greg Lestrade said...

Hats not compulsory :)

Nicky - we'll come and see you once you're all settled in the hotel? Give us a call.

Nicky said...

John, I promise to do nothing my brother would do to you!

We'll just be a while getting mum settled and things.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Sherlock said...

We're washing the dogs for tomorrow its fun

REReader said...

Nice! Are they splashing around a lot?

ro said...

Good news on top of good news! Well done, Mycroft - I'm so glad your hard work paid off. And YAY Lestrade & John! So exciting! I will probably sleep through the lot of it, given the time difference, but I look forward to reading all about it when I wake. And hearing about everyone's hats :) Maybe I can find some ribbons for my black straw sun hat I just bought in preparation for summer ... YAY again! Hope you all enjoy your evenings.

ro said...

Oh, and happy anniversary Kestrel!

Olli said...

Happy anniversary, Kestrel!

I can't wait to hear about the wedding from Mrs. H. And from you two, after you've recovered enough to give us a full recap. I know it may seem silly, coming from someone who's never met you, but the four of you hold such a special place in my heart and you've made me smile (and chortle, and roll my eyes) on many a day that I've needed it. Congratulations! Greg and John, I wish you all the joy in the world.

rsf said...

My hat is all set and ready to go!

Anonymous said...

I was driving to work this morning, wondering if perhaps the wedding date was soon, like soon as in this weekend.

I got to work, opened my email, and found an email from a friend telling me that your wedding day is tomorrow. :)

Congratulations to all of you, men, boys, family, and nice clean doggies. I hope your weather is marvelous; ours looks to be very nice!

AftSO

Unknown said...

woo hoo! congrats! I'm nearly caught up, but glad I peeked ahead. I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow, and no doubt refreshing the pages to follow the excitement.
Congrats to Kestrel, too, that's wonderful.
all the best,
S

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