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Home sweet home

((New post, because it is good for the universe. I would like to applaud all of the Cravat's fine members for not making a home/Holmes pun, nor yet a Holmesosexual pun. Not yet.))

Location: The Cravat
Time: Out of time

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson stumbled out of the portal, Watson still a little wide eyed at the prospect of time travel, Holmes retaining his famous composure. They stood in wait of the others, avoiding each other's eyes.

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simplysidhe
Jan. 9th, 2007 07:51 am (UTC)
"It is what I suppose might be termed his heart," Watson said quietly. "Too much loneliness, I think, broke it for him. And no, he does not allow me to mend it. Not any longer. For a time he might have, but now I believe I may have undone all the good I did before. If indeed," he added, his voice almost inaudible now, "I did him any good"
mouette_mots
Jan. 9th, 2007 08:07 am (UTC)
The sorrow and guilt in Watson's voice hit close to home for Jeannot, and he hesitantly reached for the doctor's hand, holding on to him to comfort both of them. He bit his lip, not sure what to say. "I think," he said slowly, at last, "I think that you have done something for him, at least. You are his friend, and he does not seem the sort to have many close friends at all." He thought for a moment. "Perhaps-- even if you are no longer his dear friend, his cher ami, you are still closer to him than anyone," he said softly, his instinct telling him that this ought to be true. "Perhaps that is enough, and in time he will allow you to help him once again."
simplysidhe
Jan. 10th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
"I think I may have done him some good already, actually," Watson remarked, seeing how distressed Holmes was becoming. "That expression can only come from his realization of a certain thing which I ostensibly forgot to bring here to. . .where ever we are." He resisted the sudden urge to grin devilishly. "He possesses an unhealthy habit, you see," he explained.
mouette_mots
Jan. 10th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Jeannot blinked, trying to think what that unhealthy habit might be. "Drink?" he asked, looking up at Holmes speculatively. "He doesn't seem the sort, somehow. Although," he added, struck with a sudden thought, "M. Holmes is much like one of my friends, I think, and he once drank a great deal." He shook his head at the thought of Rémy. "Then my friend fell in love," he told Watson, "and he doesn't, anymore." Jeannot smiled, with a glance at Gabe. "Love makes one a better person, if it is true," he said softly. "Do you think so?"
simplysidhe
Jan. 10th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
"No. Not drink. But love? Oh, yes. My wife has -" Watson was about to say, cured me of my immoral tendencies, but then he remembered that the man to whom he spoke possessed precisely those. "Or rather. . .I mean, yes. Yes, love does make one a better person, it is true."
mouette_mots
Jan. 10th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
Jeannot nodded, glancing again at Gabe, grateful to have him here. He could do this, he thought-- he had gotten over Alexandre's death once before; he could do it again. Turning his attention to Watson again, he smiled. "I thought once that I might get married," he told the other man. "I always wondered what it might be like, if I had, but--" He shook his head. "I'm glad, now, that she had the good sense to refuse," he said, slanting another fond look at his lover. "How long have you been married, Watson?"
simplysidhe
Jan. 10th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
"Three years," Watson answered pleasantly. "Oh, marriage is a wonderful thing. My wife is a lovely creature, and I adore her." He was plainly being honest, Watson had never been a good liar. "Perhaps though, it would not have suited you."
mouette_mots
Jan. 10th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
"Perhaps not," Jeannot agreed with equanimity. "I do not love her -- or rather, I am not in love with her, though I like her very much." He smiled and patted Watson's hand, easily comfortable with him, as he was with most people. "I congratulate you. Three years and still in love with your wife!" Jeannot shook his head at that. "Do you have children?" he inquired pleasantly.
simplysidhe
Jan. 10th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
Watson's face darkened just a shade, pleasant as Jeannot's company was. "We do not," he said quietly. "For various reasons. We do have Holmes as a good friend, however, which can be almost the same thing," he added, somewhat more cheerfully.
mouette_mots
Jan. 10th, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
Jeannot laughed at the thought, shaking his head, but quickly grew thoughtful. "Your wife likes M. Holmes?" he wondered. "Does she know--" He stopped and glanced at Watson quickly, worried that he was moving into uncomfortable territory. "I'm sorry," he apologized hastily. "I didn't mean to ask." Jeannot sighed. "I didn't mean a lot of things, today," he said, almost to himself.
simplysidhe
Jan. 10th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
"No, she does not know," Watson said miserably. "Although I fear she should have guessed by now. I haven't been, well, entirely faithful." He paused to look miserable. "And telling you that is almost the fifeenth unbelievable thing I have done today."
mouette_mots
Jan. 10th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
Jeannot blinked at him for a moment in silence, unsure what to say. "Oh," he finally said. "Well. I suppose it isn't the sort of thing that comes up in dinner conversation, is it?" He pressed Watson's hand again, giving him a smile that he hoped was reassuring. "It must be difficult for you," he said quietly. "I'm sorry."
simplysidhe
Jan. 10th, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
"It must be difficult for her, I think you mean," Watson said wryly. "No, it's certainly not the sort of thing that comes up in dinner conversation. You're French, so I suppose it's all different there." Watson, like a good nineteenth century middle class Englishman, was completely unaware that the rest of the world was anything less than another planet.
mouette_mots
Jan. 10th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
Jeannot raised his eyebrows at this. "Different?" he said doubtfully. "Perhaps. At least," he added quietly, "I have heard that they-- they hang men in England, for buggery." He shuddered at the thought. "We do not do such, in France, but it is still a danger, to take a man as a lover." Jeannot shrugged off the distasteful thoughts, looking up with a smile. "Such men must merely be more careful, and more secret, than others. Is it different in England, in your time?"
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
"They no longer hang men, but it certainly never - could never - sit well with the population." Watson shook his head. "One may be sent to jail for it, however. Two years, at maximum, with hard labor."
mouette_mots
Jan. 11th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
Jeannot's eyes widened, hardly able to believe this. "That is less than the punishment for theft, in my France," he said frankly.* "I had thought, from how frightened M. Holmes was when he came to fetch us, that there was more to fear." He paused, searching Watson's face. "But I suppose, for a man as respected as M. Holmes must be, the larger fear is not the law, but the judgment of the people," he said, not quite certain if he was right. "Is that it?"

((*Armed robbery, at least. Les Misérables has taught me well: five years' hard labor at Toulon for the theft of bread! ;-) ))
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)
"Yes, it is the public that administer the true punishment," Watson explained. "Particularly for Holmes. Men have taken their own lives rather than be exposed. Although. . .well, this is most likely not the reality of things. . ." Watson laughed weakly to himself. "I thought perhaps. . .one of his concerns was my marriage. He knows I love Mary - Mary is my wife - and, well, if the truth came out, she would never stay."
mouette_mots
Jan. 11th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
Jeannot nodded, his forehead creasing in sympathy, and squeezed Watson's hand. "I would not doubt it," he said softly, "though I do not know M. Holmes well." He leaned his head back against the wall, closing his eyes wearily, though it could not have been noon yet. "Love can mean to wish another person happiness even at the cost of one's own joy," Jeannot told the doctor, and went silent, not finishing the thought, as his eyes filled once more with tears that he refused to let fall.
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
"Can it really?" Watson asked vaguely, then saw Jeannot's tears. Pressing his hand comfortingly, he said, "Pardon my callousness. You must be very much distressed."
mouette_mots
Jan. 11th, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
"Oh..." Jeannot rubbed at his eyes, trying to stop the tears before Gabe noticed and worried over him yet more. "I'm sorry. I'm all right, really," he murmured, the catch in his voice making the sentence entirely unconvincing. "Or I ought to be, anyway," he added, angry with himself and his weakness. "I should be stronger. He was strong-- he never cried--" But the thoughts of Alexandre made him break down again, and he turned his face away, ashamed to let Watson see how weak he actually was.
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
"But he did!" Watson said vehemently. "If you mean Mr. Michaud, he certainly did. He was strong - just as you are strong - but there were tears in his eyes. Please, do not think yourself weak. You are a remarkable man, Mr. - ah - Jeannot."
mouette_mots
Jan. 11th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
Jeannot shook his head at that, not out of modesty, but truly disbelieving the words. "I'm not," he said softly. "And Alexandre was-- he was stronger than I will ever hope to be. He was dying for a year," he went on slowly. "One long year of pain, and I never once saw him weep." Jeannot bit his lip until he could control himself, and sighed. "I'm sorry. I will be all right," he said, this time a bit more convincingly. "I-- thank you," he added quietly, drying his tears. "Thank you."
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 06:35 am (UTC)
"You are very welcome. That is what I seem to be here for," Watson said, smiling good naturedly. "Holmes considered me his emotional deputy, I suppose. I am expected to console histrionic clients. Holmes does not do well with emotion."
mouette_mots
Jan. 11th, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
"Then it is a good thing that he has you as a friend," Jeannot said, smiling back at Watson tremulously. He took a deep breath, feeling a bit better about the situation. He glanced over at Holmes and Gabe, wondering what they were discussing; Holmes certainly seemed more cheerful than Jeannot had seen him yet. "Do you know how long we will be here?" he asked Watson, turning his thoughts back to the matter at hand. "M. Holmes told us very little, but perhaps he has confided in you more fully?"
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
Watson barked a laugh. "Good heavens, no, never. I know no more than you do. Only that Moriarty possesses compromising information, and that we must remain until the danger is passed. Although. . ." He frowned. "Do you know the nature of that information? How on earth did Moriarty find out the truth regarding. . .certain things? Or is it something else altogether? He said you both possess information - of course, it's why you're here - did you tell Moriarty? How did you know, then?" He stopped himself, embarrassed. "I'm sorry, that's far too many questions."
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