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All your coffee are belong to Gabe!

Location: The Cravat
Time: N/A. (Though for all intents and purposes it is morning.)


This morning, as with many mornings, Gabe's first thought was one word. This one word was 'coffee.' He carefully extricated himself from his and Jeannot's bed, making sure not to wake his love as he did. He left the room quietly and went down the stairs, looking for any new room, hopefully one containing a coffee-maker and some grounds. As luck ((or possibly the BC's inherent MKCSR powers)) would have it, the first room he decided to explore was the kitchen, the coffee-maker on the counter like a gift from G-d. He only had to look through two cupboards before finding the coffee grounds and cups, and he set about making it, humming Chelsea Hotel #2 very loudly to himself. Once done, he sat upon the counter, impatiently watching it percolate.

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kissingmyelbow
Jan. 29th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
((I think we, the Authors, should shamelessly manipulate acoustics [and/or the laws of space, time, physics, and The Universe] at every possible opportunity. Or any time it would be funny or useful, at least.))

Gabe resisted the urge to laugh very nobly. He raised his coffee mug, solemn."I propose a toast," he said, intending no pun, "both to Jean and his people-skills, and to Watson and his shouting."
simplysidhe
Jan. 30th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
Holmes raised his own mug, his face still faintly shocked. "Indeed. Watson and his shouting. Did I tell you of the time he made a lady believe her house was on fire?"
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 30th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
Gabe began to take a sip and laughed as he did, coffee spilling a little. "No," he said, attempting to recover his dignity. "Though I can imagine it. It was on purpose, I assume?"
simplysidhe
Jan. 30th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
"Yes," said Holmes, his mouth beginning to broaden into an almost affectionate smile. "I needed her to believe her house was on fire, you see. He's the most incredibly loyal man you'd ever meet, you could tell him to shout fire in a crowded street and if he thought your cause was just, he'd do it." Holmes paused contemplatively for a moment. "Of course, that's exactly what I told him to do."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 30th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
"Of course," Gabe agreed, taking another sip. "I'll admit I've never shouted fire in a crowded street, nor a movie theatre. I've always felt it was one of life's smaller criminal activities that I missed in my misguided youth." He laughed. "Misguided adulthood, too, I suppose."
simplysidhe
Jan. 30th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
"Criminal activities?" Holmes half laughed, half winced. "I didn't hear that, remember. Your misguided youth and adulthood fill me with the moralistic pain of the British law enforcement. But then, you are American. I wash my hands of it." The joke was lost, though, as he glanced nervously upstairs, still unsure of exactly what Watson's shout might signify.
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 30th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
Gabe saw Holmes' nervous glance. "Don't worry," he said, softly. "He'll probably come down and act like nothing at all happened." He smiled. "Though he may apologize for the Left Shoe Incident."
simplysidhe
Jan. 30th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
"Oh, he will," Holmes laughed. "He'll feel awful about it. Malice isn't in his nature." He sighed, although unsentimentally. "I am fond of him."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 30th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
Gabe shook his head. "Just 'fond'?" he asked. "Somehow I think you're understating that."
simplysidhe
Jan. 30th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
"All right, more than fond," Holmes conceded, wrinkling his nose. "'Extremely fond.' Or maybe 'possessive.'" It was not totally impossible that Holmes was running Gabe around in circles for his own enjoyment.
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 30th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
"Just so long as that's not your main arguing point when you try to get him to leave his wife for you," Gabe replied, and laughed at the image of a very distressed Holmes informing an equally distressed Watson that he is very 'possessive' of him. "You'd probably get something else hurled at your head, probably something more dangerous, and probably more on target."
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kissingmyelbow
Jan. 30th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
"They have pistols, you know," Gabe remarked to Jeannot, leaning down to kiss his love in greeting, though he kept one eye on the Victorians the entire time.
simplysidhe
Jan. 30th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
"Due to his well known superexcellent aim - " Holmes began absently, then started. "Why on earth do I keep using that word?"
simplysidhe
Jan. 30th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
((I am talking to myself, as we appear to be having linear problems again.))

"I'm sure I don't know," Watson said automatically, slightly flustered. "It certainly doesn't sound like you."

Silence reigned for a moment. Holmes said, "Are you going to throw your shoe at me?"

Watson swallowed and shook his head. Holmes indicated the coffee pot, and Watson took a mug, poured himself some, and went to stand near Holmes, although a safe distance.
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simplysidhe
Jan. 30th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
"Oh no," Holmes said innocently. "Not at all. Because, as you know, Watson hasn't an indecent thought in his head."

This made Watson choke on his coffee, so it was really only natural that Holmes reached out to pat him on the back. Oddly enough, however, his hand remained there long after Watson's coughing had subsided.
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
Gabe had abandoned his coffee to watch the Holmes and Watson show, but Watson's spluttering had reminded him of his own cup, which was woefully empty. He turned away from the two Victorians to refill it, predicting nothing more than an awkward brushing off of Holmes' hand or a stilted exchange of pleasantries.

A very large and very sick part of him wanted very seriously to make popcorn.
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simplysidhe
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
Gabe's expected awkwardness did not come. Instead, Watson made a strangled noise that might have been an apology, but Holmes only shook his head and tightened his grip on his friend's waist. Turning his head to establish eye contact, the detective looked wrly at Watson. "I won't bite you," he assured him sensibly. Watson nodded and shrugged.
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simplysidhe
Jan. 30th, 2007 07:25 am (UTC)
Holmes looked at Jeannot, face unreadable, then at Watson, a considering look in his eye. "I shall keep it in mind," he said. If his tone had not been so bitingly sarcastic, it might almost have been flirtatious. But Holmes, Watson was presently fervently reminding himself, did not flirt. Despite the growth in insistence of the hand pressing into the small of his back.
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 31st, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
"You should," Gabe replied. "Jean knows what he's talking about." He smiled at Jeannot, leaning down to kiss his cheek and then whisper in his ear. "We could hear some of what Watson said, you know," he murmured, nipping at Jeannot's earlobe before pulling away, grinning.
simplysidhe
Jan. 31st, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
Watson choked again, an expression of very real distress on his face. Holmes looked amused for a moment, then remembered that he oughtn't, and caught his friend's eye. Watson was entirely mortified, but Holmes only shook his head ruefully and moved slightly closer to the other man. "I wouldn't worry, if I were you," he murmured, knowing full well that Gabe and Jeannot could hear him, then paused, considering. "Well, actually I would, but you shouldn't." Watson laughed unexpectedly, and Holmes joined in.
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