I love how squeezy this hug is - at least on John’s part. Sherlock just stands there, doesn’t even move; John actually has to pull Sherlock towards him.
That’s a good point about Sherlock’s non-responsiveness. I hadn’t really thought too much about it before. I think it is because:
a) The hug was totally unexpected.
b) John had never hugged him before, so this has no precedent and thus no script for response.
c) He is in the ‘I’m giving a speech’ headspace.
d) He’s suffering anxiety over the fact that he has (he thinks) just made some huge social blunder.
I don’t think Sherlock’s brain had time to catch up. There was soooo much going on in this moment.
Gah! I really can’t wait for John to initiate some sort of physical contact again, perhaps in a less public environment. It’s happened once already here at the wedding, and Sherlock always mirror’s John’s words and actions when expressing love, so I honestly think that he would hug back next time.
Imagine how angry Sherlock must have been with himself for not processing it quickly enough to hug back. His one chance, and he missed it.
Anonymous said: Do you remember what happened in the fic, or how you got there? Someone might recognise it :)
I must have picked it up somewhere on my dash but I checked some likely blogs and I can’t find it.
I wasn’t far in, but it was something with horses and Dickens and 21 chapters HELP
Okay so Mycroft and Sherlock are Lords or Sherrinford and John just moved to their estate to work in the stables because he had an accident and can no longer race also he’s an orphan (or at least is father died and also his sister - who wasn’t named Harry btw). That is as far as I got into the first chapter…anyone?
I just finished reading this! It’s called ‘The Frost Is All Over’. Definitely would recommend!