Sherlock practically insists on butting in on Mycroft’s love life, or lack thereof, in The Empty Hearse. I mean, he’s genuinely concerned that his big brother is lonely. I couldn’t help but wonder if Sherlock felt lonely in that area of his life as well.
Not long after that scene, we see Molly come over at Sherlock’s request to solve crimes with him. He looks nervous waiting for her arrival and asking her to do so. Sherlock doesn’t get anxious about minuscule things like that… unless it wasn’t minuscule to him at all. See where I’m heading with this?
Why is there like super romantic music playing as he asks her? What’s up with that? Then there’s the part where he’s talking to the client saying, “and you really thought he was the one didn’t you? The love of your life.” He gives Molly this LOOK. Oh and both cases in 221B are relationship involved. He’s much kinder to these clients than we normally see. Is this a ‘hey, look, I can be sensitive too’ thing? Idk.
In conclusion… the smirks, eye contact, silly faces, shared observations, giggling together at ‘mind the gap,’ THE FUCKING ASKING HER OUT FOR CHIPS AND THEN WATCHING HIS HEART BREAK WITH THAT DAMN SMILE HE GIVES HER BEFORE KISSING HER CHEEK AND WALKING AWAY.
I CAN’T HANDLE THIS. WRITING THIS POST HURTS ME IN WAYS I CAN’T PROCESS