October 6th, 2007

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Fic: Holmes Didn't Say

Title: Holmes Didn’t Say
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes
Pairing: Holmes/Watson
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not mine, although actually in the public domain. No profit is intended.

Summary: Five times Holmes didn’t say, “I love you,” on the day that Killer Evans shot Watson.

Author’s Note: This is written for the Holmesslash Yahoo group Friday Fives prompt: Five times Holmes didn't say "I love you, too", though he wanted to.

Please note that the dialogue from the first scene is taken directly from Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, “The Adventures of the Three Garridebs”.

Holmes Didn’t Say

Two shots rang. Holmes then slammed his own revolver against Killer Evans’ head and the man fell to the ground, dropping the discharged firearm as blood poured from his face. Holmes quickly checked him for additional weapons, then turned to Watson, his eyes widening in shock as he saw his friend clutching his leg. Holmes rushed to him, throwing his arms around Watson and leading him to a chair.

“You’re not hurt, Watson? For God’s sake, say that you are not hurt!”

Watson took a moment to respond, his eyes searching Holmes and his teeth gritting in pain. “It’s nothing, Holmes. It’s a mere scratch.”

Holmes drew out his pocket knife and ripped Watson’s trousers, checking the wound. He felt almost faint with relief. “You’re right,” he said, “it is quite superficial.” He looked in Watson’s eyes, a smile of joy slowly spreading upon his face.

I love you, Holmes didn’t say.

Instead he turned to Killer Evans, his eyes hardening. “By the Lord, it is well for you,” Holmes said to him. “If you had killed Watson, you would not have got out of this room alive.”
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