i’m 100% convinced harry HATES mary. and mike must be thinking ‘oh god this is so awkward i’m out of this mess i can’t do it i can’t’
I love Harry headcanon. I mean, I can only ever really suppose about her because we’ve not necessarily met her.. but her comments on John’s blog. Hm.. I tend to imagine two siblings terribly similar in temperament, continuously fighting, always holding the honest, but fiercely loyal to one another. With Harry being the one without firm control over her impulses and temper that John seems to have a better grip on.
When John says something along the lines of, “She had something come up,” (whatever the direct quote is) in reference to the wedding and then comments about the how it’s probably for the best anyways, open bar and all. Implying Harry didn’t mention the alcohol issue herself, John factors it in on his own.
John just sounded… reticent. Because how is there not more information than “Said she couldn’t make it” ?? There’s no mention of their parents, so it isn’t a far stretch to assume they’re either deceased or estranged. By Sherlock’s own deductions, John hasn’t much in the way of close family. So why wouldn’t Harry come out to support her brother, when she’s likely the closest family he has left?
I feel like there’s a subtext here, one we can only touch on because we’re not given a load of insight into it. Maybe that’s enough.
My sister doesn’t show up to my wedding? There’s something wrong with that. Either I’ve wronged her. Or she doesn’t approve, doesn’t support the foundation of the marriage, and because she believes this… she refuses to come and watch me commit myself to it.
Sometimes, even during volatile times with our siblings, (and it’s not always standard, but perhaps here, it is) they tend to have a more objective view than we can have about ourselves. Maybe Harry knows something. Maybe John confessed something to her after Sherlock “died,” because she was the only safe person to really tell something like that to.