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[Sherlock Holmes ACD] --- Blood (JWP#29 2016) 
29th-Jul-2016 04:16 pm
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Title: Blood
Theme: Watson's Woes July Writing Prompts 2016
Prompt: #29 Arr! Arr! ARRR! Arr! Arr! Send Holmes and/or Watson down to the dockyards, or away to sea, or aboard a ship. Sinister cargo, sinister crew? Does a sailor come to them for help, or is there mischief brewing down at the harbour warehouses? It's up to you!
Rating: General Audiences
Universe: ACD
Characters: Holmes, Watson
WordCount: 221b
Summary: When Lestrade fails to appear, Holmes and Watson have to follow their suspect on their own. (Inbetween "Guilt")

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"What keeps Lestrade?" Holmes growls after they waited almost an hour in front of their suspect's house.
Before Watson can answer Holmes swears, as their suspect leaves the house and hurries into the direction of the docks.

"Quick, Watson, we cannot lose him!"
They follow their suspect silently through the streets, always keeping to the shadows but they lose him out of their sight when he ducks between two warehouses.

They enter the dark alley carefully, but there is no sign of their quarry and they slowly move forward through the darkness.
All is silent around them, they can hear the water in the distance and the typical reek of the harbour attacks their noses.

Holmes mumbles insults about the competency of Scotland's finest and Watson suppress a fond chuckle.
As Holmes bends over to check for any kind of traces, Watson sees their suspect out of the corner of his eye as the man lifts a gun to point at Holmes.
"Holmes!" Watson shouts the warning and Holmes immediatly straightens and turns around.

Only to see how their suspect turns in surprise at Watson's shout, redirects his aim and a shot pierces through the silence.

As Holmes watches Watson fall, unable to move as his limbs are frozen, all he can concentrate on is the smell of gunpowder and blood.

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