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Hi Anon - I’m not great with faces, but I confess I did do a brief double check on the other chap with him because I thought he looked a bit familiar for some reason. I’ve only seen Elliot in Coriolanus so wouldn’t like to say either way - if anyone else wants to compare profiles, go for it!
Something awful happened me today:
I thought of unrequited Johncroft.
Imagine if Mycroft was as taken with John as Sherlock is.
He must be so intrigued by John for capturing Sherlock’s attention so wholly, and fascinated by him for not being frightened of Mycroft, for actually standing his ground against him and not even batting an eye.
And for the first time ever, Mycroft has met someone else who understands his brother and worries about him all the time, too, someone else who would do anything to keep Sherlock safe.
What if Mycroft was in love with John, too, but he saw how much Sherlock loved him and so never spoke a word of it to anyone? What if John loved him back, but they both put Sherlock ahead of themselves?
Unrequited Johncroft everyone.
Don’t think about it too much or it will make you cry.