Guest : That Molly would do a very un-Molly thing and deny Sherlock post- c*** intimacy is a very provocative and unexpected plot twist. It is understandable that she would act defensive and self-preserving, but then would Sherlock ever be able to trust and count on her again?
Will Molly weigh these two things and turn around as she goes down the stairs from 221B and be true to herself, or will she head to the street and be like Meena?
Dear Guest reviewer,
You are an ass. D’you hear me? Molly Hooper trying to prevent herself from yet another heartbreak from Sherlock Holmes is not “provocative” or “unexpected”. It’s called self-preservation, as you pointed out. Self-preversation, very often, is more important than any possible manpain.
And, to be honest, as this story is told from Molly’s POV, I find myself—as a reader—not really giving a rat’s ass about Sherlock being to “trust and count on her again”. (Frankly, I think Sherlock and his dick will be able to realise just how stupid they’ve both been when all is said and done, but whatever.) This story is about Molly’s feelings and how she navigates the feelings that have arisen as a result of this new arrangement between her and a man who is her friend but is also capable of supremely hurting someone, simply through the use of a few words (as she knows, to her cost).
And “like Meena”? What the fuck is that supposed to mean? *narrows eyes* Am I going to have to add slut-shaming to your list of offences, dear Guest reviewer?
Ah, whatever. It’s your review, your opinion. Just, please, try to understand: Female characters do not have to sacrifice/risk their own feelings to appease the Great White Male Character.