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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. 10th, 2007 04:43 am (UTC)
"Yes, I suppose an exception would be acceptable in this case," Holmes laughed. "And no, I cannot believe it either. What makes a skeptic of you? The time travel itself? The parallel universes? The. . ." Holmes glanced at Jeannot. "The Frenchman?"
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 10th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
Gabe laughed. "It's stupid, isn't it?" he said, voice soft and full of love. "I just didn't think I'd be able to do this again, not after the first time, but..." He closed his eyes for a second, gathering his thoughts. "I don't think I've ever loved being wrong this much," he concluded.
simplysidhe
Jan. 10th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
"My God, you are quite far gone, aren't you?" Holmes remarked. "I've never loved being wrong. I've enjoyed it, certainly, but. . ." He trailed off. "Well. I suppose we ought to be contemplating living arrangments."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 10th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
"I don't fall in love often, Holmes," Gabe replied. "Allow me my stupid wistful sighs and my careless hyperboles. As for living arrangements, Jean and I will share a bed, and if there's space perhaps we could have our own room? And how you and Watson want to arrange yourselves is entirely up to you two. One bed, two." He shrugged. "Whatever makes you happy."
simplysidhe
Jan. 10th, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
"Yes, you and Mr. Bonnaire are definitely having some sort of seperate sleeping arrangement," Holmes said fervently. "I may have admitted to being an immoral, libertine of an invert, Rosenburg, but I have a ways to go yet. There are only two rooms up there in any case, and so I suppose. . .well, this will be fascinating." He shook his head. "I would go over and speak to them, but. . ." Holmes grinned. "Watson looks happy, and I doubt my presence would assist that mood."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 10th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
"They do look happy, don't they?" Gabe said, watching Jeannot carefully, not wanting to miss even the smallest moment.

"Oh, and," Gabe began, turning his head to look at Holmes again. "Out of the two of us, I'd out-Libertine you any day of the week. I've done things that would make your Victorian brain explode, so don't call yourself an immoral and libertine invert. I'll just take the libertine bit as a challenge and then I may have to give you a crash-course in late twentieth century morality, not to mention modern terminology." He shook his head. "'Invert,'" he muttered. "Christ."
simplysidhe
Jan. 10th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
"Our centuries have different standards," Holmes replied, stung. "While I do have no doubt that you would be able to, as you so charmingly put it, make my brain explode. And what, may I ask, is wrong with the term, 'invert?'"
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 10th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
"It seems rather negative," Gabe said, simply. "Almost derogatory. All I know is by 1989, nobody's using it."
simplysidhe
Jan. 10th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
"Oh, it's not," Holmes laughed bitterly. "In fact, it's remarkably polite. In comparison, anyway. What do they say in 1989?"
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 10th, 2007 06:18 am (UTC)
"Either 'gay' or 'homosexual,' depending," Gabe replied. "Of course, there's 'queer,' which is broader, as it covers bisexuals as well, but a bit offensive to some. Oh, and there are lesbians. Them too." He shrugged. "It's all about context. Some words straight people aren't allowed to use, some words mean one thing in one sentence and something else entirely in another. It's all kind of a linguistic mess."
simplysidhe
Jan. 10th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
"Bisexual? Lesbians? Yes, I think I realize what those mean." Holmes shrugged. "You seem to be doing better linguistically than we are, in any case. But - gay? Why gay?"
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 10th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
"I believe it has to do with the connotation of uninhibition and, well, deviancy from the heterosexual norm, nonmonogamous sexual relations, sex without marriage, etc.," Gabe said, enjoying the chance to discuss words with someone. "I can't say I've studied it intensely, though. I'm mostly operating on guess-work and half-recollected research from when I was in college." He shook his head, dismissing thoughts of his schooling. "What's considered appropriate terminology in your time, though?" He paused and then correct himself. "Well, not appropriate, exactly, but un-obscene."
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
"Well," Holmes laughed, "nothing, really. The entire subject is obscene."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 11th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
Gabe shook his head. "I'd hate being Victorian," he said, and then laughed. "It seems most Victorians hate being Victorian, as well."
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
"I don't," Holmes said lightly, then laughed as well. "Which doesn't make an enormous amount of sense. Regardless, I fear I am a chronic patriot. And in any case, Her Majesty has upon occasion availed herself of some of my services. So it would be disparaging a client. But you," he said, with a sharp, amused glance at Gabe, "you would be a terrible Victorian."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 11th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
"Oh, terrible. Possibly the worst ever," Gabe agreed. "But wouldn't it be fun to see me try?" He grinned.
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
"Like nails on a chalkboard, actually, Rosenburg," Holmes replied, all deadpan. "Actually, though," he amended, smiling, "it would be intensely entertaining. I'm almost tempted to bring you to London and see you try. But that," he continued, face becoming somber, "would defeat our purpose here."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 11th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
"It would probably also get us both killed," Gabe conceded, sadly. "And speaking of Our Purpose, how long are we going to stay here? Not that I don't enjoy your company," here he was only half sarcastic, "but mostly because it seems rather cramped and slightly lonesome, and I'd be lying if I said that I don't expect myself to go stir-crazy very fast."
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)
"I understand. I'm worried myself. Whatever it is that stir-crazy means, I believe I tend towards it as well. I am dreadfully easily bored, you see. Hence the cocaine. Our Purpose?" Holmes sighed. "Well, I suppose we stay until I can do something about the Professor. I have some talent for disguise, and that might - I say might - afford me some mobility in Britain."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 11th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
"It's not that I get easily bored," Gabe said. "It's more that I'm used to moving about. That's why I prefer living in cities. There are so many different places all in one spot, if that makes any sense." He shrugged. "Oh, and. Are the rest of us going to be cooped up here while you go gallivanting about after Moriarty? Because I think we'll start to get rather bitter about that rather quickly. I will, certainly."
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
"I will not be gallivanting," Holmes asserted firmly. "I do not gallivant well. I will be strategizing. With purpose. Precisely. And I will not be away much of the time - saving my own neck is, I fear, high on my personal list of priorities. But what will you do to pass the time? Something with the. . .things. . .in the closet, perhaps. They are all we really have, here."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 11th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
((God, I still have no idea what The Thing is. Help?))

Gabe laughed, slightly uncomfortable. "Yes," he concluded. "I'm pretty sure there's something in there for everyone."
simplysidhe
Jan. 11th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
"By the way,' Holmes remarked curiously, "What was it that you saw in there that you did not name, but which seemed to so surprise you?"
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 11th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
"Remember how we were talking previously about things that would make your brain explode?" Gabe asked, and then paused. "Let's just say that I think cerebellum would be a bitch to clean up."
simplysidhe
Jan. 12th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
"Cerebellum. I see." Holmes nodded slowly. "No, actually, I don't see. Is it some sort of inappropriate apparatus?"
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