October 24th, 2007

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Fic: Failure

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

Summary: Sherlock Holmes can’t solve every case.

Author’s Note: This is written for the Holmesslash Yahoo group Sunday Discourse regarding a behind-the-scenes look at how Holmes handles failure. The answer: not well.


I failed.

I sat of the sofa, staring at nothing, hearing nothing, sensing nothing.

The case had been long and hard, with many twists and turns. A woman kidnapped, found dead. A murderer still free.

I failed.

I contemplated, for a moment, losing myself to the sweet oblivion of the needle, its hypnotic effect coursing through my veins, soothing my wretched soul.

I am a failure.

I didn’t deserve that oblivion.

Then Watson came to me.
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