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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. 12th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
"Rosenburg, I am told that I am something of a celebrity in your time." Holmes rocked back on his heels, regarding Gabe with an amused expression. "I am sure you have heard of my insatiable curiousity."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 12th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
"I have," Gabe said, getting rather tired of this. "And I'm still not going to tell you. In fact, it's one of my main reasons for not telling you."
simplysidhe
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
"If you're going to be so very. . .[i]Victorian[/i] about it," Holmes said, choosing his words pointedly, "I won't ask further." He snickered, amused. "Now then. I believe you and M. Bonnaire will be sharing a room. There are two cots in the closet. You may take one and set it up." There was an awkward pause. "I will be taking the floor in Watson's room."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
"If you want to know so badly, go look," Gabe said, finishing the conversation as far as he was concerned. "And Jean and your Watson seem rather deep in conversation, so I won't interrupt." He looked over at the two of them and smiled. "Good luck getting off the floor, by the way. And I mean that sincerely, not sarcastically." He turned his smile back to Holmes and it was obvious he was really on Holmes's side, if slightly amused by the entire thing.
simplysidhe
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:37 am (UTC)
Holmes ran one hand through his hair, straddling the thin line between aggravation and amusement. "Thank you," he said finally. "But I was not planning upon making an effort, to be entirely honest."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
"Honestly? I don't think you'll need to make much of an effort at all." Gabe looked back over at Watson and Jeannot, examining Watson slightly closer than he had before, not allowing himself to get hugely distracted by Jeannot, and shrugged after a moment of thought. "I could be wrong, though. I certainly don't know him as well as you do."
simplysidhe
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
Holmes sighed. "He loves his wife," he said shortly, then shut his mouth very decisively.
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
Gabe shook his head. "If it was just his wife he loved," he asked. "Do you think he'd be here?"
simplysidhe
Jan. 12th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
"Rosenburg, my friend," Holmes replied miserably, "That is why he is here. He fears his wife discovering the truth. No other opinion matters to him."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 12th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
"I doubt he'd spend all those years as your sidekick if your opinion didn't matter,"Gabe said, plainly. "Habits like that are hard to change."
simplysidhe
Jan. 12th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
Holmes looked consideringly at Gabe. "You're really very determined to make things look better, aren't you?" He laughed hollowly, but there was an element of sincerity to his next words. "Thank you."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 12th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
"It's odd, really. I'm usually the cynical one." Gabe glanced over to the source of his optimism and noticed a particularly uncomfortable look on Watson's face. He laughed. "I think our conversations have both ended up in the same place," he remarked.
simplysidhe
Jan. 12th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
Holmes glanced over at his friend, then gave a surprised, almost reflexive laugh. "Yes, they definitely have," he chuckled. "He only gives that particular expression of humiliation when he has just said the word 'sodomy.'"
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 12th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
"I suppose that was an expression you saw quite a lot of, wasn't it?" Gabe mused. "And I notice you make no such grimace."
simplysidhe
Jan. 12th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
"No," Holmes replied, "it wasn't. We did not speak of it. I have only seen that look once or twice, perhaps three times. And no, I do not shudder. It's only a criminal offense." He shrugged. "I deal with many, in my work."
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