Sherlock met his eyes again, and his luscious lips slid upward into a grin. John somehow knew that it was a genuine smile, a rare one, and that it was reserved only for him.
John couldn’t help but let his lips curl upward as well, until they were grinning at each other like… well, like idiots.
He realized that they hadn’t said a word since they’d been seated, but somehow, it was as if they’d had a whole conversation. Was this how Sherlock was with everyone? John had certainly never experienced anything like it. It was like they were connected already, able to communicate without words. He barely knew this man, and yet it was as if he’d known him his entire life.
More than that, there was a pulsing connection between them that went beyond the intellectual and well into the physical, and he was more than a little aroused already. The air crackled between them with a vibrating energy.
The game is on, indeed.
This follows what happens after Pilot!John and Pilot!Sherlock leave the final crime scene in the unaired pilot of Sherlock. That’s pretty much all you need to know.
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