Just one of the many, many moments I’d love to see non-romantic/sexual interpretations of. For all that we get accused of reaching, stretching, trying too hard to see attraction, there are SO many moments which require a fairly big suspension of belief to read otherwise, and this is one of them.
"Well, they’re super drunk, and they hit up a ton of bars, and one of them was a gay bar, and then they almost fell asleep smashed together on the stairs, and then they drank more and played a silly game and Sherlock made John Madonna and John made Sherlock Sherlock and fell forward in a very calculated way just to grab Sherlock’s knee and then made a point of telling him he doesn’t mind the physical contact then asked him questions like “am I a pretty lady” and got frustrated when Sherlock didn’t get the hang of the game and then he dozed off with Sherlock’s arm around him while a client recounted a first date that perfectly described the first time he and Sherlock went out together and then teared up because she’d decided to take things slowly but really she wanted more so…”
Okay, I just sat here for five minutes trying to come up with a sarcastic reading of “I’m there if you want it” and I can’t even do that. I’m there if you want it. I mean shit, if you walked up to a stranger and said those words with no context it would sound sexual. In the context of this scene, it’s even more sexual.
My sarcastometer is broken. :(