okay so I know we all sad and stuff about Sherlock leaving John’s wedding early and all
but imagine what it was like for John to turn around and suddenly Sherlock’s not there and he left without even saying goodbye
imagine John turning around to talk to Sherlock about “hey it’s this song!” or “remember that case —” and not being able to find Sherlock anywhere
maybe he’d be looking around asking people, “Have you seen Sherlock?” trying to shout over the music and repeating the question, “SHERLOCK?” and people just shake their head or shrug until finally Molly tells him, “I think I saw him leave!”
and remember all the times Sherlock has just left John, all the times that John has simply turned around and Sherlock isn’t there and what that must feel like
that awful drop in the stomach feeling -
and John tells himself, well, weddings obviously aren’t Sherlock’s thing, and he hates people and he probably doesn’t want to dance anyway
and he tells himself that he’s probably lucky that Sherlock performed all his best man duties and gave a fairly amazing toast, attempted murder notwithstanding
and Mary finds him and she asks him, “What’s wrong?”
and John has to remind himself that this is supposed to be their special day and there’s a baby on the way and he looks at her and she’s his new wife, his wife, and they have a whole future together, she’s meant to be his life now, and she looks beautiful and she’s looking at him, slightly anxious and he’s meant to be happy, he deserves to be happy
and so he takes a deep breath and says, “Nothing,” and he tries on a smile. ”Come on. Let’s dance.”
ok i’m going to stop hating on people for being poopy babies because it’s distracting me from enjoying it and let’s be honest that kind of reaction was literally inevitable from one direction or another no matter how the episode went.
i had incredibly low expectations because a) i didn’t understand how they could possibly fit in everything they needed to do and get me to emotionally accept it and b) i felt that after two years of fanfiction and headcanons we had turned it into an inevitable letdown, and i was incredibly pleasantly surprised.
Laughing at cat pics? Blog comments? Who knows but it’s a nice rare moment.
Edit: Added a second one :)
His pretty, pretty smiling face. So angelic.
Also? Him being shampooed roughly? Good. Very good.
BBC Sherlock, Series 3.
Miss Molly, out with Sherlock, on a case?? Makes me so happy.
If I wasn’t at work still I’d screaaaamm! Also does this mean we can do fanart of the scarf…