I am an island

He will sacrifice his life. Not just for John. Oh, yes, mostly for John, because John has taught him what it means to be connected, what it means to be part of the human race.

But he will sacrifice his life for the future. Moriarty cannot be allowed to win. He cannot be allowed to go out and play his games with those innocent lives John is so fond of. Someone must stop him, and as John nods his nod of mutual understanding at him, Sherlock knows he will do it. Because he is different than Moriarty. He is human.

The end. At least until the next season comes out...

In case you're wondering, here are the lyrics to the song I have used for chapter titles:

I Am A Rock I Am An Island, by Paul Simon

A winter's day
In a deep and dark December:
I am alone,
Gazing from my window
To the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.

I am a rock
I am an island.

I've built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship
Friendship causes pain.
Its laughter and its loving I disdain.

I am a rock
I am an island.

Don't talk of love;
Well, I've heard the word before;
It's sleeping in my memory.
I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.

I am a rock
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armour,
Hiding in my room,
Safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.

I am a rock
I am an island.
And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.