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John Watson and the Christmas Conundrum 2Author: Karadin
Fandom: SHERLOCK BBC
Principal Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
*takes place after series two*
Genre: Humour, Mystery, Friendship
(Can be seen as pre-slash if you put those goggles on)
Sherlock Holmes and related characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock (BBC 2010) created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
This is a work of fiction; no remuneration is taken by the author.
Illustrations copyright Karadin 2011 all rights reserved.
Synopsis: John Watson takes on the challenge of finding the Perfect Present for the World's Only Consulting Detective and the complications that ensue when he finds It.
Part Two of Three. Word count 4,716
HAPPY NEW YEAR
The local pub frequented by John's new friends proved to be The Royal Oak in Woodstock Road, its interior a combination of the old - blackened wood wainscoting, a red brick fireplace, worn wooden floor - with the new - modern light fittings, magnolia painted plaster, gold
Crown of ThornsShe wakes up with red staining her pillow
and the taste of blood like iron in her mouth
It stains her teeth and leaks from her lips, and as she
rinses her mouth out, she can’t help thinking that
it’s better than dirt and ashes
it feels like she’s wearing a noose
of broken promises and shattered glass
that tightens around her throat with every day that passes
She nails a smile to her face
and doesn't let herself think the word dying
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