The bolded portions. Yes. All of this rings true. I cannot speak to a male without having this thrown in my face.
He liked playing Cluedo. So did I. Before I played it with him. He actually deduced that the victim had done it.
He deduced that the victim had faked his own death.
I said at the time that it wasn’t very likely. In fact, I think I said it was impossible. And he told me that it might be improbable but nothing’s impossible.
I wish I still believed that.
John Watson (blog)
Ok so I don’t believe that Sherlock was actually leaving a clue for John here, consciously, and that he knew he was going to do the same.
BUT I think there’s another big clue here, about John. “I wish I still believed that”— did John believe it at first? Did he believe it was possible sherlock faked his death in TRF, did he investigate it, did he really believe? Did he have faith that if sherlock was still alive, that he’d contact him and let him know? Did he check his phone, his post, obsessively for months not wanting to lose faith? Is he starting to try to put it behind him via this blog EIGHT MONTHS LATER because he finally gave up hope?!?
Guys who try to use the “Are you on your period?” as way to end an argument always amuse me. Because it gives me the excuse to lean in close and whisper.
"I started my day by waking up in a pool of my own blood. Is that how you’d like me to end yours?"