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Holmes inched a little closer to his companion on the sofa, but Watson turned his face away.
“Please, my dear chap,” Holmes murmured, his voice quiet and soft.
Watson shook his head. “Not now, Holmes, not now,” he said hoarsely.
“But, Watson –” the great detective was cut off by his companion jumping swiftly off the sofa and away from him with a bitterer oath than he had ever heard him use before.
“Confound you, Holmes!” he exclaimed, almost in tears. “You of all people should know when it’s best to shut up.”
Holmes swallowed, and moved slowly closer to the only other person he had ever really cared about. He said nothing, but gently placed his pale, gaunt hand on Watson’s thick, ruddy one which rested limply on the mantle.
Watson turned his face towards his friend’s, two small tears trickling down his soft cheeks. “I always knew you were heartless – but this…Holmes…how could you?”
The sight of those tears and the sound of those words hurt Holmes more than he could ever have described in words. He could say nothing, for fear this sudden surge of overwhelming emotion might cause him to do something foolish.
Watson shook his head again with a heavy breath and moved to the other side of the room. Holmes looked after him, unsure of what to do. At last he let out a sigh and sat slowly down onto the sofa.
“Forgive me, my dear friend,” he said quietly.” I – I am sorry. I was wrong.”
Watson turned quickly towards his companion, his eyes almost unbelieving. The two men looked at each other for a moment, neither speaking, nor moving. At last Watson walked slowly towards Holmes, and, as Holmes stood to meet him, he held out a quivering hand. The corner of Holmes’ mouth twitched upward, and they clasped hands in a fond embrace, forgiveness passing from one to the other, and a laugh besides.
Basil Rathbone's Holmes and Nigel Bruce's Watson...And no, I've no idea what happened to start this... any ideas?

No slash, please. :salute:
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MrsJokerQuinn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...this is so heartwarming! You write Holmes and Watson brilliantly! 
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh! well, thank you so much!! :blush: I'm honored to hear you say so!
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MrsJokerQuinn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! ;) 
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sadielizyy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sherlock killed Gladstone in an experiment
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not that Holmes and Watson. :) I used Basil Rathbone's Holmes and Nigel Bruce's Watson - so there is no Gladstone - I mean, at one point there was a bull pup, but no name is given, and he's in none of the movies. thanks though! :D
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sadielizyy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah ok ^^ i haven't seen/read all the versions yet but thanks for the explination!!
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Basil is my favorite Holmes! you should check them out!
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sadielizyy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
eventually!!!
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY! :boogie:
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MrsHorowietzky Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, that's one sweet story! :happycry: I like your wording in this one, you succeed very well in describing their feelings and behaviour and the story flows greatly from one sentence to the next.... My favourite part is definitively "He could say nothing, for fear this sudden surge of overwhelming emotion might cause him to do something foolish." -- WOW. This one phrase is Sherlock Holmes' personality in pocket-size, so to speak.
And the ending is, like already said, very sweet -- Watson gazing in incredulity he actually heard an excuse from Holmes and the detectives' lips twitching upwards in relief... ah yes, this is their own, special form of awkward conversation when it comes to the "soft emotions". Ah, these two! :D


And I had to think about the ending of "The Dying Detective" when reading this... would fit, don't you think? :P
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