BUT SHERLOCK THOUGHT JOHN DIDN’T HAVE A LIFE OUTSIDE OF HIM.
"What life? I’ve been away" My mouth just fucking dropped
Kind of an asshole thing to say if you think about it. “Oh I have been away for three years john must just have done…
Its not an asshole thing at ALL. He’s lonely. He’s been left with his mind. John was the only person he loved, depended on, and trusted. EVER. Sherlock is just the same as he was. He depends on John to be there. He’s so broken that as soon as he gets healing he feels as if he never has to let go. Its very common for those who are lonely and have had drug addictions. John is his addiction. His ONLY friend.
John is the same way. Sherlock changed him. He doesn’t have a limp anymore. Still. Why? Because Sherlock taught him anything can happen. And Sherlock is a prime example.
I’m not trying to just tell myself that everything is the same. I love change. I can’t sleep in the same direction each night. I’m just saying that when you have one friend after a long time you DONT forget them.