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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 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."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 12th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
"Is it one you deal with often?" Gabe asked, curiously.
simplysidhe
Jan. 12th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
"Oh, no," Holmes answered. "It is a subject private individuals almost never involve others with. Far too humiliating."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 13th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
Gabe shrugged. "I figured there'd be a blackmail or slander case regarding it, perhaps," he said. "Especially given the fact that Moriarty seems to use the information he has to do just that."
simplysidhe
Jan. 13th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
"Moriarty has made something of a special case of me, I should like to think," Holmes said, smiling ironically. "I have spent the vast majority of my time in the past few months trying with remarkable effort to get him killed, or put away for life at the very least, and consequently he dislikes me quite a bit. He does deal in blackmail, yes, and often, but his victims are far too often too ashamed to come to me. They have no guarantee, you see, that I will not simply blackmail them."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 13th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
"Funny," Gabe remarked. "That it seems you don't have half the reputation you have in your own time that you do in mine, when it's totally useless." He shrugged. "I guess they're right when they say you can only really be famous after you die."
simplysidhe
Jan. 13th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
"Oh, I have something resembling fame - nothing remarkable." Holmes grinned ruefully. "I am not sure that I should like to become a figure of renown. I confess myself surprised that I am conceived as such in your time."
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 13th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
"Fictionality has its perks, I imagine," Gabe said. "I can't say I've had any personal experience with it, though."
simplysidhe
Jan. 13th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
"Fictionality?" Holmes looked, puzzled, at Gabe. "I beg your pardon?"
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 13th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
"I just made up a word, didn't I?" Gabe asked, already trying to think if there was a proper one to take its place.
simplysidhe
Jan. 13th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
"No, I see what you mean - the quality of being fictional - but I don't see how it applies to me." This was beginning to worry Holmes slightly, for reasons he could not explain.
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 13th, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)
"Well, you are," Gabe said, bluntly. "You are rather real, of course, so I can only assume you come from some parallel universe or similar, but where I come from you are strictly fictional." He felt slightly guilty about dropping such news on Holmes. How does one tell someone else, nicely, that they don't actually exist? Generally, one doesn't have to.
simplysidhe
Jan. 13th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
"I. . .what?" Holmes very rarely looked bewildered, but he did now. "I am fictional? Only the product of an imagination?" He took a long pause, during which it became obvious that he had gone rather pale. "May I ask whose imagination?"
kissingmyelbow
Jan. 13th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
"One Arthur Conan Doyle," Gabe replied, feeling quite guilty now. "If it's any consolation," he offered. "He did get knighted."
simplysidhe
Jan. 13th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
"Doyle? " Holmes demanded, appalled. "You mean that chubby, stuffy Southsea doctor with all the absurd spiritualist ideas who is Watson's literary agent?" He paused. "Is Watson also. . ." He nodded gravely, as though he were asking if Watson had died.
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