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[Sherlock Holmes ACD] --- Perky (JWP#23 2016) 
23rd-Jul-2016 04:26 pm
Title: Perky
Theme: Watson's Woes July Writing Prompts 2016
Prompt: #23 The Lowest and Highest Form of Humour: Use a pun in your entry today.
Rating: General Audiences
Universe: ACD
Characters: Watson, Holmes
WordCount: 349
Summary: Watson's sense of humour comes to their aid.
Disclaimer: Puns taken from Pun of the Day; first one attributed to Traven Gaffney.

Warning: again written with a fried brain, I just hate this weather. ;(


Watson turns to look at Holmes unbelievingly, who smirks a bit and just lightly shrugs his shoulders.
Inspector Chandler sits on their couch and tells about his current case, but it is more him bragging about it than actually asking for Holmes' advise.

When they saw him on the street coming up to their house, Holmes warned Watson that Chandler is one of the Yard's worst, especially with a very bad sense of humour.
Watson, knowing just how little Holmes thinks of any police man, was willing to give Chandler a chance, but now barely ten minutes into his monologue...
Holmes was absolutely right, that man is a menace.

Watson cringes after another lame joke made by Chandler, but then can barely repress a grin as a fitting retort comes to his mind.

"Apparently your murderer never heard of the old saying - Murder with knives is very messy, and I suggest not taking a stab at it."

A suspicious snort comes from Watson's side, but he is too busy observing how Chandler stops in the middle of his sentence and just stares at him as if he had grown a second head.
"Excuse me?"

"Or your victim should have listend to this one - I never liked befriending assassins. They're all backstabbers," Watson adds jovially and looks at Holmes, who is silently shaking in laughter.

Chandler, too confused to say anything, mumbles a few words before he excuses himself and leaves in a rush.

"Well done, Watson, " Holmes praises his rommate with a rare grin. "Whenever I have to deal with the Yard again, I shall take you with me.
It will be easier to deal with their incompetence with your perky sense of humour."

"And mabye it will be easier for them to deal with you with me there functioning as a buffer," Watson responds quickly and Holmes snorts a short laugh, before shaking his head.
"Oh Watson, this partnership is going to be very good for me, my dear fellow," Holmes says fondly and Watson grins warmly.
"For me as well, my friend, for me as well."

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