: Watson's Woes July Writing Prompts 2016Prompt
: Amnesty #09
What's a Character Like You doing in a Place like 221B?: Crossover happens.Rating
: General AudiencesUniverse
: Princess Sarah (Anime based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, A Little Princess)Characters
: Holmes, Watson, (little girl)WordCount
: Holmes observes Watson as he buys a matchbox from a little girl on the street.
A/N: As I just have read the manga from 2013 and now want to start to rewatch the Anime, this crossed my mind for the prompt. :)
Holmes only notices after a few steps that Watson is no longer at his side. As he turns around he can see Watson conversing with a little girl on the other side of the street.
The girl is poorly dressed and is selling matches in the cold. Watson talks softly with her and then buys a matchbox, giving the girl a bit of money.
Holmes sees the surprise on the girl's face and she objects softly, trying to give Watson the money back - you do not need to be an investigator to know that Watson gave more money than necessary.
But with a simple, warm smile and a few more words Watson easily gets the girl to accept the money and she curtsies gracefully. Watson nods respectfully at her and then comes back to Holmes.
Seeing the expression on Holmes' face Watson sighs and turns his face slightly away. "Some people do not deserve the lives they have to life."
Holmes looks quickly to the girl, who clearly does not belong on the streets and then back to the doctor who did not deserve to be sent to war.
"No," he agrees softly and takes Watson's arm to direct their steps back towards the warmth that awaits them in their home in Baker Street. "They do not."