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[Sherlock Holmes ACD] --- Danger (JWP#02 2016) 
2nd-Jul-2016 04:44 pm
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Title: Danger
Theme: Watson's Woes July Writing Prompts 2016
Prompt: Roll The Dice: Have a character take a risk, whether it's a calculated or a foolhardy one.
Author: Alaylith
Rating: General Audiences
Universe: ACD
Characters: Holmes, Watson
WordCount: 100
Summary: He is about to make a dangerous decision.
Disclaimer: One quote taken from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet and slightly tweaked.

A/N: Totally forgot to mention yesterday, but I intend to write all prompts connected to the early 1880's, mostly concerning Holmes and Watson starting to live together (maybe also the time after Holmes' return, when they re-start living together). I just bought a flat myself and am renovating it (sadly not yet moved in), so I took that as inspiration (and challenge ^^) for this year's JWP. :)


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So many things could go wrong, so many things quite probably will go wrong. His mind races through all the possibilities, each worse than the one before.
It is the most dangerous decision he will ever make - not dangerous to his body nor mind, but to his heart and that is such enormous that even he can feel fear.

He knows this will change his life, will change everything and it is the most dangerous gamble ever.
And yet...

"How are you?" I say cordially, gripping the doctor's hand. "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

Sherlock Holmes likes danger.

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Comments 
2nd-Jul-2016 05:38 pm (UTC)
What an excellent idea! And very well written.
2nd-Jul-2016 09:40 pm (UTC)
They're made for each other, aren't they?
2nd-Jul-2016 10:07 pm (UTC)
Ooo. Nice. I love it.
2nd-Jul-2016 11:59 pm (UTC)
Good one! I look forward to developments!
3rd-Jul-2016 04:42 am (UTC)
I am grinning ALL over my face!
3rd-Jul-2016 07:00 am (UTC)
I've always loved the idea that Holmes could see all that they would one day be to each other in that moment. Beautifully executed.
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