JOHN WAS SHERLOCK’S WHOLE WORLD
SO HE ASSUMED IT WAS THE SAME FOR JOHN
PLEASE KILL ME (x)
There’s totes room for this headcanon if you wanna fic that way but ahahaha yeah no I’m not even a fraction so charitable to Mr. Ego, here.
Oh, sure, I look forward to and have my hopes set on him REALIZING that John means a hell of a lot to him. But I don’t think he knows it, here. Seriously. He’s basically saying, “his little life was pointless and glory-less without ME”, and that is not exactly the basis for a healthy relationship. He’s also basically implying that he left thinking that John would have no fulfilling life without him. That’s not a man besotted, that’s just fucking self-centered.
Now, we don’t know how much of this Sherlock really believes yet— we just know he SAYS or WANTS to believe that his importance to John is this huge and unshakeable. I sincerely hope that a good bit of ep 1 is spent making it clear to Sherlock that John could have a damn happy life without him. Not the same life, but happy.
It’s not that they can’t be without each other: it’s that they are better together. That is what healthy friendships and romances are built on. That is what Sherlock doesn’t have yet, that he needs to learn. And I can’t really stomach any Sherlock-pitying until he’s show engaging with and learning that lesson, as painfully as need be.