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[Sherlock Holmes ACD] --- Quotes (JWP#15 2016) 
15th-Jul-2016 05:17 pm
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Title: Quotes
Theme: Watson's Woes July Writing Prompts 2016
Prompt: #15 Throw The Book At 'Em: Include a literary reference in today's work. Make sure that your reading/viewing audience knows what it is, but whether or not any other characters (such as Holmes) understands the reference is up to you.
Author: Alaylith
Rating: General Audiences
Universe: ACD
Characters: Watson, Holmes
WordCount: 265
Summary: Sometimes you can use another person's words to say what you think.

A/N: not sure that I rightly used the prompt, but I found no other plot bunnies. :(


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Holmes' newest client, an elderly, well-off gentleman, has been talking non-stop for almost two hours now and even I realized quickly that he wasn't going anywhere.
Nevertheless Holmes has been observing the man constantly, his grey eyes alert and focused.

And yet...
I can not suppress a chuckle, interrupting our visitor who (finally) stops talking and looks at me with a sniff.

"Anything you wish to say, Mister...?"

I catch a minimal shift in Holmes' posture and only after living with him for the last few weeks am I able to recognize the sign, as he returns from the depth of his mind.
He might have looked alert for the last two hours, but I know my Holmes well enough by now.

"I do believe that Doctor Watson has a lot to say which is more informative and interesting than anything you have said so far, Mr. Brownlow. So I believe it is time for you to leave?"

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Later in the evening when we sit together in front of the fire, Holmes observes me with a curious expression. "Just what has made you laugh earlier, Watson?
You were doing so well ignoring that blabbering fool and feigning interest?"

I chuckle lightly and slowly shake my head. "Just remembered a quote by Shakespeare that fits you quite well, Holmes."
Holmes cocks his head in invitation and I grin cheekily.

" I hear, yet say not much, but think the more. "

Holmes snorts and lifts his glas in salute.

" I would not wish - Any companion in the world but you. "

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