Sherlock is clearly a man out of his time, in this brilliantly written victorian tale! This marks the end of Sherlock December Ficlets, we’ll be starting up on mydogwatson postcards series soon! [Art by sh2Jw] Until then, enjoy this teaser..
Write It On Your Heart
After a time, Holmes straightened and I handed him his whisky. We clicked our glasses together in a toast to…well, us, I suppose and drank as the clock moved closer to midnight. Before the hour struck, we both stood and walked over to the window, looking down at Baker Street below.
He began to speak. “Occasionally, I indulge in fanciful thoughts.”
“My logical Homes?” I teased gently.
“And where do your fancies take you?”
“Onto a future Baker Street, a future 221B.”
A lone carriage passed by.
“A future Holmes and Watson?” I enquired.
He nodded, smiling faintly. Sheepishly.
“Do they solve crimes?”
Holmes took a swallow of his whisky. “Well, Holmes does. Watson is his conductor of light, as always.”
He wrapped his arm around my shoulders. There were no passersby on the road below. “They care for one another, just as we do,” he said in a soft voice. “But the world is very different. They do not have to hide. They have no fear. That is what I think about sometimes.” The short laugh he gave was devoid of humour. “I am clearly a man out of his time.”
I refused to allow sadness into my heart. “We know our hearts. No one can steal that from us and I refuse to live one unhappy day because of anyone else.”
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year,”Holmes said into my ear. Then he smiled again. “Ralph Waldo Emerson.”
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