Watson: Sherlock doesn’t have friends.
Allistar: Not in the traditional sense. He drops in and out, appears at odd moments to make outrageous and highly specific requests.
Watson: Respectfully, that doesn’t sound much like a friendship to me.
Allistar: Then perhaps you better revise your definition. You can’t expect Sherlock Holmes to relate to you the way others might. The moment you do, he’ll migrate out of your life, and you’ll be the poorer for it.