: Watson's Woes July Writing Prompts 2016Prompt
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
: General AudiencesUniverse
: Watson, HolmesWordCount
: 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. :(
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.
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?"
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. "