P.S. If you hear us making out, even out of schedule, put in the earplugs immediately. - SH
Hugging shorter people and resting your head on theirs
Hugging taller people and having your head against their chest
Hugging people your height and pressing your face against their shoulder
Hugging people and getting picked up by them
Not having people to hug
Giving a hug that comes off as weird
Did your parents know too, that you spent two years playing hide and seek? Maybe.
Poor Sherlock. He’s already apologised, multiple times, that first night at the restaurant, and John didn’t accept it. So now he’s feeling apprehensive and defensive and John exposes another thing that Sherlock didn’t tell him and this happens. The first two are defensive, I would say - but that third one - look at his eyes, his face! He means it utterly. And John still doesn’t exactly accept it. And people wonder why he took advantage of the bomb situation to manipulate John into saying it. I’m not saying it was good - but it’s also John, and they’ve always shared a totally inappropriate sense of humour. And it works - John laughed! I also feel that John needed to say it, needed to be pushed into verbalising it at last, and Sherlock was desperate to hear it, to hear John actually say the words, “I forgive you”. They were both SO much happier after that point, too. Point being, it worked. But this, right here, is nothing less than a real apology. And it wasn’t the first, either.
We could compare this with Mary’s utter void of apology for anything she’s done, past or present, but that’s another discussion.
‘Did the verses apply to you then?’ asked Frodo. ‘I could not make out what they were about. But how did you know that they were in Gandalf’s letter, if you have never seen it?’
‘I did not know,’ he answered. ‘But I am Aragorn, and those verses go with that name.’