Title: The Empty Finality
Entry: Watson's Woes Challenge 23
I've always thought it was a particularly foolish move for Holmes to fight off Moriarty's goons on his way to Watson's Kensington house in FINA, close the blinds because he suspects they are being watched by a man with an air-gun, and then exit the house by the back garden wall, for all intents and purposes leaving the people watching the house to think he's still inside. Rather dangerous for Watson, in my opinion, for Moriarty's network to think he's harboring their boss's Most Wanted, when in reality Holmes is halfway across London in a bolthole or some such. I've always wanted to read an AU that dealt with this issue in some fashion, but have never come across one.
: ACD bookverseCharacters
: Holmes, Watson, Moran, MoriartyWordCount
: There was something Moriarty wanted, something Moran detested and something Holmes feared. At the center of it all was Watson, who was the one worried.A/N
: Well, this was a torture
to write. At first I was worried that I would not be able to get the 1k words and then I was unable to stop
with this monstrous plot bunny. Sadly I got a bit (lot) carried away from the original prompt when the plot bunny took my muse to run a few circles around the garden... I am sorry for that. :(
I still hope that you like the story at least, even if it's not so much about the prompt anymore...
Nevertheless I have been quite surprised how much fun it was to write Moran & Moriarty, as I had never written them before, o_O( The Empty Finality )
(you'll notice that because Moran's part is the longest...)
Now have fun with the story and if you'll excuse me; I've got to buy a leash with spikes. Oh and a recipe for rabbit stew... ._.