From the original Sherlock Holmes story, “The Adventure of the Empty House”, by Arthur Conan Doyle:
I moved my head to look at the cabinet behind me. When I turned again, Sherlock Holmes was standing smiling at me across my study table. I rose to my feet, stared at him for some seconds in utter amazement, and then it appears that I must have fainted for the first and the last time in my life. Certainly a gray mist swirled before my eyes, and when it cleared I found my collar-ends undone and the tingling after-taste of brandy upon my lips. Holmes was bending over my chair, his flask in his hand.
"My dear Watson," said the well-remembered voice, "I owe you a thousand apologies. I had no idea that you would be so affected."
I gripped him by the arms.
"Holmes!" I cried. "Is it really you? Can it indeed be that you are alive? Is it possible that you succeeded in climbing out of that awful abyss?"
OKAY GUYS THIS IS WHEN JOHN FAINTS IN “THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE” BECAUSE SHERLOCK IS BACK AND ALIVE. HE IS WAKING UP HERE.
Allow me to bring your attention to the part with the brandy;
IT NEVER SAYS THAT SHERLOCK GAVE JOHN BRANDY
For all we know
Sherlock could’ve drunk the brandy
and then unbuttoned John’s shirt AND KIsSEd hIM
OKAY I’M SORRY
I’M SO SORRY