: Watson's Woes July Writing Prompts 2016Prompt
“Nothing shocks me. I’m a scientist” (from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)--use this in the entry today, either at the beginning, end, or middle.Rating
: General AudiencesUniverse
: Holmes, WatsonWordCount
: Holmes observes another instance of Watson's honourable character (and his perky sense of humour).
Warning: I don't think I have any brain cells left, they have all melted... And I am sooo tired. ;( Don't know what I am writing anymore...
"Nothing shocks me. I’m a scientist," says Professor Lamar snobbishly after Watson's low warning and enters the crime scene, only to stumble back out and to promptly vomit on Lestrade's shoes.
Holmes can barely supress a snorted laughter at seeing Lestrade's expression, but he is taken by surprise when Watson steps up and helps Lamar, telling him to breathe deeply and gives him his handkerchief to clean up.
Lamar has been a snob the whole time, constantly degrading Watson as a simple, general practitioner and making snide remarks about his less usefulness
because of his injury.
And now, Watson pats Lamar's back, talks to him in a soothing voice and shields him from the watching eyes of the hardened police men.
Later at home Holmes is still confused about the doctor's behaviour and simply asks him about it.
"Of course I helped him," Watson counters bemused. "Whyever should I not?"
"Because he has treated you badly before," Holmes says matter of fact and Watson shakes his head, a fond smile on his lips.
"Holmes, if we only ever helped those people that were nice to us, no one would ever help anyone anymore. Just because someone is not nice, does not mean that I
have to be unfriendly as well.
I would not be much better than those people if I acted the same way."
Holmes mulls these words over, once again surprised at his newest (only
) friend's honourable character, when Watson grins brightly.
"Besides," he says, imitating Lamar's snobbish voice. "Nothing stops me. I'm a doctor!"