The fact that Sherlock doesn’t tell John that his relationship w/Janine isn’t real is interesting, since he found out about his love for John in TSoT. I believe that he did it on purpose to make John consider the idea that he is capable to love someone. Remember, in ASiB John didn’t really believe that Sherlock feel anything (respect/admiration/love) for Irene Adler ("He doesn't feel things that way. I don't think."). I think Sherlock did it to lift the veil, I am capable of sentiment after all.
But then Sherlock intentionally brought John to Cam’s office to see him propose to Janine. So he intended for John to discover it was a sham all along.
The thing is, Sherlock doesn’t want John to know he’s capable of love. Because he (Sherlock) demonstrated that clearly in TSoT, and he ended up with a broken heart.
So HLV shows us Sherlock re-embracing his sociopathic ways. Fuck this love thing, it’s a chemical defect, etc etc. He’s determined to revert back to being cold and distant, but he can’t stop feeling the pain – hence, drugs.
The interesting thing here is that nothing, absolutely nothing, was stopping Sherlock from telling John that his relationship with Janine was a sham right after she left Baker Street. He’s already planning on John accompanying him to Cam’s office that night, and that’ll be the end of the fake-relationship with Janine anyway.
And yet – with no one else in the room! – Sherlock lies to John, yes, we’re in a relationship, it’s very affirming. He feigns mild surprise when John can’t focus on anything but this fact. He’s trying to tell John about Appledore, about this very important case, and all John can think about is girlfriendgirlfriendgirlfriend. So why doesn’t Sherlock tell him the truth right there so they can get to work?
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John was clearly jealous, and Sherlock didn’t mind dragging it out one bit. Which is 1) hilarious and 2) proof he’s obviously failed at his attempt to ward off the ~feels~.
Women’s Day has been extended until forever because Women are great and why aren’t we always celebrating them
i never got the infamous sex talk from my parents.
the only kind of talk we’ve ever had was about SATs and colleges, to be quite honest.