Priorities

Jul. 22nd, 2011 11:30 pm
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Title: Priorities
Author: [personal profile] leone
Rating: G
Character(s): Watson
Summary: Why stone fruit outweighs love
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: Fill for July 22nd prompt: "Epistolary fic, fluff genre; Retirement era/WWI era, I-miss-you!fluff"
Word Count: 168

Being an extract from the papers of Mr Sherlock Holmes; undated fragment, estimated spring 1918

. . . must also thank you for the hints on who been stealing the peach pits. I have certainly been aware of your methods long enough to have considered your theory about young Jenkins extracting the cyanide from them to poison McDaniels in a jealousy-inspired feud. (For the record, if there were to be a love triangle, it would be between those two and Nurse Michaels, not Dr Baker’s daughter.) It turned out, however, that there was simply a mix-up in the delivery to the compound [illegible] ground up for gas masks. The lads are foolish enough, no doubt, but we have had enough [illegible] that they are not so foolish as to think that love is more important than breath. Those were the attitudes of another time, and I thank God every day that I had at least a few years of my youth to entertain such thoughts . . .



Date: 2011-07-23 03:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] donutsweeper
This is so clever and wonderful! Of course Holmes would assume murder when it was merely a mundane reason instead!

Date: 2011-07-24 06:35 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Delightful! Holmes must have been terribly disappointed... Lovely job! - ScotlandYarder

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