Okay, continuing on…I think the things like their jealousy (J’s girlfriends, Irene) and their eye fucking supports my theory. The sexual tension is just too much! It’s easier for me to accept unstated, unshown fucking than all that UST. No sex during S3, except, er, maybe the stag night? the dance lessons? the months at 221B after S was shot? TPTB recently said that the fans missed something obvious in S3. Remember Lestrad repeating “We have to catch them IN THE ACT!” cont.d
As if, we the fans, wouldn’t believe unless the showrunners showed them IN THE ACT of fucking. *smiles hopefully* So, what do you think? BTW, still totally love you. Mwah!
Okay, story time.
When I was fresh out of undergrad, back in the Mesozoic Era, my best friend (we’ll call him Ted, because that was in fact his name) and I decided to get an apartment together in Brooklyn
Ted and I were best, best, best friends. He was dating my best female friend, and I was in a long distance relationship with his best friend from high school. We were a super tight social unit, and everyone knew that Ted and I were totally the platonic brother/sister pair of the group.
We lived together in WIlliamsburg for two years, the epicenter of our totally awesome social group, having dinners and parties and hanging out and just generally fairly epic platonic BFF good times.
Except, of course,
(Can you see this plot twist coming?)
Yeah, the totally platonic brother/sister best friends forever thing? We were totally fucking on the down low the whole time.
Not in some sort of thwarted, tragic, romantic love way. We could have been together if that’s what we wanted. We just… we got drunk once too many times, ended up fucking on the couch after everyone else had gone home, and discovered that we really, really liked having sex with each other.
No one else ever knew (until now…and I’m old as hell, so no one cares anymore.), and we managed to make it work for almost two years without anyone getting weird or overly attached.
But, in the end, we both developed feelings for each other in that way, because if you have a fantastic friendship and great sex that’s how humans are wired, to develop romantic feelings eventually. And I’m sorry to say there was no happy ending….everyone got horribly hurt and wounded, and our friendship fell apart, because that’s real life for you.
BUT THE POINT OF THIS IS: Secretly fucking the whole time is a thing that totally does happen, and I can easily see Sherlock and John falling into a habitual FWB scenario and ending up catching feelings.
My only quibble with this scenario is Mycroft calling out Sherlock as a virgin in ASiB, because he would TOTALLY know if they were doing it. Otherwise, I am completely on board with this reading!
(This also makes TRF that many million percent more painful. OH GOD MY HEART.)