Since she was little, Molly Hooper was always the brilliant one. She might have been shy or not that good in getting new friends, but since the time she first went to school, she was the smartest kid in the class.
Then she grew insecure, but it wasn’t always like this. To be honest, the annoying feeling of not being good enough started when she met Sherlock and he just couldn’t see her. And then there was everyone else. Of course, who was she compared to the great Sherlock Holmes? So she kept living with the thought that she was always the second best, and she always felt that she’s forgotten something, something she missed so terribly.
And then, when she thought nothing would ever change, he said it.
‘You do count.’
It was the first time he actually saw her. Or maybe first time he let her see he sees her. Anyway, it was the moment when Molly Hooper finally remembered an old friend and the thing he asked her never to forget.
She was brilliant.