Sherlock: 21 years

Mycroft: 28 years

Sarafina: 25 years

Liza: 11 months

**I do not own Sherlock! I only own Sarafina and Liza Holmes!**

Chapter 3

Sherlock Holmes didn't sleep all that often. The one day he actually tried to sleep, he awoke with a start to hear someone knocking at his door. He went to answer it, to find Sarafina and Liza on the other side.

"Oh, Sherlock. I'm glad I caught you. I got a call from an employer and he wants to interview me. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anyone to watch Liza on this short of notice so I was hoping you could." Sarafina stops to take a breath as Sherlock stands there, unsure as to half of what she was talking about. She looks at him expectantly and he sighs.

"Alright. I'll do it." Sarafina lets out a breath and hands Liza over to him.

"Oh, thank you! You have no idea what this job means to me."

"Yes, just let me know when you're coming back."

"Alright, I will. Oh, and she's just starting to walk so if you could help her a bit that would be great."

"She's what?"

"Thank you again, Sherlock!" She says as she walks away. Sherlock sighs and shuts the door. Liza looks at him.

"Well, this should be interesting." Sherlock says. Liza just stares at him and drools a little on herself. "Lovely." Liza giggles as Sherlock walks over to an armchair and sets her in it. "Now, uh. Stay. Here. I need to make a phone call." Liza gazes up at him and he walks away.

A couple minutes later, Sherlock comes back to where he left Liza, only to find an empty armchair.

"Oh no." Sherlock looks around for any kind of sign as to where she might have gone. "Liza? Liza, where are you?" He searches his whole flat and finally finds her in his room under his bed. "Oh, you think you're clever, huh?" She giggles and he takes her out from under the bed. "How did you get here so fast anyways?" She looks at him and smacks her hand onto his face. "Alright, I understand. None of my business." She squeals and puts her hand into her mouth.

Sherlock then carries her back into the living room, not taking his eye off her for a second. After a few hours of chasing her as she crawled all over the flat and occasionally holding her erect so she could walk, there was a knock at the door. Sherlock picked up Liza and went to open it. It was Sarafina.

"Hey! There's my little monkey! And Liza too." Sherlock frowned and Sarafina laughed. "Come 'ere." She grabbed Liza from Sherlock and hugged her. "Thank you so much for doing this, Sherlock. You really helped me out."

"Yes, well. She was well behaved, but you should really consider getting her a leash." Sarafina laughs.

"I will consider it." Liza starts to squirm, so Sarafina sets her down. "You gonna walk to Uncle Sherlock, Liza?"

Liza slowly gets to her feet and Sarafina waves Sherlock back. Sherlock backs up a couple of steps and Sarafina slowly lets a wobbly Liza go. At first, she stands there to regain her balance. Then she sets her sights on Sherlock and slowly steps forward.

"That's it. Got to Uncle Sherlock." Sarafina encourages.

Sherlock holds out his arms and Liza takes off. She walks towards Sherlock and falls into his arms. Sarafina cheers as Liza gives Sherlock a big grin.

"Good job, Liza. Well done." Sherlock praises. Liza gets up again and walks back into the living room.

"Well, I guess there's no stopping her now." Sarafina laughs. Sherlock smiles and turns back to Sarafina.

"What did the employer say?" Sherlock asked.

"Oh, yes. I got the job!"

"I knew you would."

"No you didn't."

"Yes I did." Sarafina laughs.

"Alright, alright. Fine. You did." Sherlock smirks. "Oh, shut it. Liza. Come on darling. Time to go." Liza wobbles out and Sarafina picks her up. "Say goodbye to Uncle Sherlock."

Liza turns to him and waves. Sherlock waves back as Sarafina turns and walks away. He shuts the door and smiles to himself as he walks back into his room.