Jul. 3rd, 2017 04:10 pm
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Title: Superfluous
Author: [personal profile] capt_facepalm
Rating: PG
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (Gaslight ACD)
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson
Summary: Holmes overhears
Warning: (None)
Word Count: 100
Author's Notes: July 3rd 2017 prompt: Eavesdropping and its possible consequences

Sherlock Holmes was about to enter his flat when he heard raised voices coming from within.

‘Again, Dr Watson, the decision of the Board is final. We find you medically unsound to resume your commission. There’s no use arguing. We came in person, as a courtesy, to inform you.’

Courtesy?!? I deserve better than this.’

‘Listen here: The. Army. Does. Not. Need. Crippled. Officers. We’ll show ourselves out.’

The door opened and two men wearing Army Medical Department insignia exited.

Watson stood inside; a white-knuckled grip on his cane, his face flushed with anger.

‘I overheard,’ said Holmes. ‘I’m sorry,’


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Author's Note: Last time, August 1st, 2012, we had Wiggins... Link to Words in Anger

Date: 2017-07-03 09:43 pm (UTC)
gardnerhill: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gardnerhill
Ow. Must have been early on when Watson thought he could go back to his old unit once he'd recuperated - and he'd have been hideously mortified to have his yet-unknown flatmate overhear this.

Date: 2017-07-03 10:08 pm (UTC)
med_cat: (woman reading)
From: [personal profile] med_cat
A good take on the prompt.

Date: 2017-07-04 09:56 am (UTC)
med_cat: (woman reading)
From: [personal profile] med_cat
Looking forward to it, then ;)

Date: 2017-07-03 10:31 pm (UTC)
donutsweeper: (Default)
From: [personal profile] donutsweeper
Aww, poor Watson. It probably wasn't a surprise, but still. He surely hoped he'd manage to improve enough to be reinstated. Excellent take on the prompt

Date: 2017-07-09 04:55 am (UTC)
hagstrom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hagstrom
Oh what a painful moment; not only the shame and importance Watson must have felt but the additional mortification of having your new flatmate listening to that.
Hopefully Holmes would be able to distract him with something or other


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