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[Sherlock Holmes ACD] --- Guilt (JWP#27 2016) 
27th-Jul-2016 02:12 pm
Title: Guilt
Theme: Watson's Woes July Writing Prompts 2016
Prompt: #27 Thx 4 Nothing: Holmes have never been known to write letters where a telegram would serve, and Sherlock would rather text than talk. But the easy way is not always the best way. Show a time where a communication shortcut did more harm than good.
Rating: General Audiences
Universe: ACD
Characters: Lestrade, Holmes
WordCount: 308
Summary: You might believe blaming someone else might make you feel better, no matter how rightful, but it does not truely change a thing.



Lestrade did not hesitate and immediatly took two constables with him to drive to their suspect's house. While he considered Mr. Holmes to be a nuisance most times, he also knew that Holmes was rarely wrong.
Another thing was, that if Holmes actually asked for his presence (and not just catching the criminals himself) he was also expecting trouble.
Ever since he started to take the Doctor with him (Lestrade still was not sure if the man was either brave or stupid to live with Holmes), there were moments of rare consideration of other people's safety or even their emotional well-being.

Lestrade intented to make use of those moments whenever he got the chance.
After waiting uselessly in front of their supect's house for two hours Lestrade felt his anger almost bubble over, when another constable brought Lestrade a message and he hurried to the hospital.

Holmes prowled the hallways like a caged animal and immediatly started to give Lestrade a heated tongue-lashing about his incompetence, his stupidity and whatever other insult came to his mind.
Only because of his own anger did Lestrade find the ability to return the fire and the accusation bursted from him like a shot of a bullet, similiar to the one that brought them to this place.

"I waited at our suspect's home, the one I last told you about! How should I have known that you meant a different suspect, someone we knew nothing about, when you never share your information!
If you had actually told me about your investigations, I would have been there and Dr. Watson would not have been shot!"

Holmes froze, his face a blank mask and Lestrade felt no satisfaction as he recognized the well hidden, desperate emotion of guilt in Holmes' eyes.

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