Character(s): Holmes, Watson, Mrs. Hudson, OFC
Summary: Holmes explores methods of reducing friction.
Author's Notes: ACD-verse. Fill for the July 1 writing prompt.
Word Count: 1119
( When Watson opened his eyes, he could not remember what had angered him. )
( Holmes did not notice the signs . . . )
( It started with biscuits. )
"It must stop here, however," said Bradstreet. "If the police are to hush this thing up, there must be no more of Hugh Boone."
"I have sworn it by the most solemn oaths which a man can take."( Of course, it did not stop there. )
"Our months of partnership had not been so uneventful as he had stated, for I find, on looking over my notes, that this period includes the case of the papers of Ex-President Murillo, and also the shocking affair of the Dutch steamship FRIESLAND, which so nearly cost us both our lives."
Make of this prompt what you will; you can do the case, the aftermath, modernize it into a non-Doyle canon, or merely reference it in your fic.
Character(s): Holmes, Watson
Summary: TLC for Watson, comfortless grief for Holmes.
Warnings: Major character death (highlight to read; it's a bit spoilery), angst
Author's Notes: ACD book-verse. Two entries for Watson's Woes July writing prompts; fill for July 14 prompt: "TLC, whatever form (and rating) that means to you. Meaning TLC for Watson, not given by." I'm afraid that, although Watson is receiving TLC, there is not so much comfort in these ficlets. (However, the request for comfort was under the prompt, not part of it, so I'm disregarding that portion.)
Word Count: 221B
( Lestrade was not pleased about the paint )