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Ariane DeVere
Sherlock fic: Get Thinking 
12th-Nov-2011 12:18 pm
Sherlock - fingers closeup
Title: Get Thinking
Author: Ariane DeVere
Word count: 221
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Sherlock belongs to way more powerful and wealthy people than me.

Sherlock will use any excuse not to help with the household chores, but this is a new one ...




The plastic handles of the shopping bags were cutting into John’s fingers as he trudged up the stairs, and he was tired and bad-tempered. He glared at his flatmate slumped at one end of the sofa.

“Don’t bother telling me what your last slave died of,” he told him grumpily. “I think I can guess.”

“I’m thinking,” Sherlock told him firmly.

“So what else is new?” John demanded. “And is the mighty Holmes brain incapable of multi-tasking all of a sudden?”

“I’m thinking,” Sherlock insisted, gripping the arm of the sofa more firmly.

John stomped into the kitchen, hauled the bags onto the table and began to unload them, grumbling quietly. For a while there was no sound from the other room, then Sherlock emitted a high-pitched whine which continued for several seconds. Alarmed, John hurried into the lounge to be greeted by the sight of Sherlock sliding in slow motion off the sofa and onto the floor, apparently unable to prevent himself.

“What the hell ...?” John ran across the room and fell to his knees beside him as Sherlock landed firmly on his backside. Even as John reached for him, Sherlock turned and burped an alcohol-laden breath into his face while beaming cheerfully at him.

“I thaid I wath thinking,” he told him happily. “Get me thome more beer.”

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Author’s Note: My best mate and all-round adorable person verityburns sent me a fluffy bunny to assist my other plotbunny, Cedric, in inspiring me. The new bunny is named VerityBun and she is wearing a T-shirt which says, “Get thinking!” on it. This may have had something to do with the inspiration for this latest 221B ...

May I also mention, in a massive bit of self-pimpage, that I recently wrote my first Cabin Pressure story in case anyone missed it who only links to me via sherlockbbc where I obviously couldn’t advertise it? It’s called Lockheed/McDonnell and it’s here if you’re interested.
Comments 
12th-Nov-2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
“'Don’t bother telling me what your last slave died of,' he told him grumpily. 'I think I can guess.'"

Love it. Just *love* it.

The latht line wath perfect. I didn't thee that coming.

And yes, your ground-breaking GERTI fic was a triumph. People should bestir themselves thither posthaste.
12th-Nov-2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is SO good! I knew that bunny was a good investment, and I'm glad to see she has recovered from her journey to such great effect :)

I'm quite sure that I have never seen 'beer' as a 'B' word before, and you got the lisp in too... my cup runneth over!

Absolutely brilliant!
12th-Nov-2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
What?? Mwahahahahahahaha!!
12th-Nov-2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. :)
12th-Nov-2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
*snerk* John may end up pouring the beer over his head!
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12th-Nov-2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
ROFL! I *love* Sherlock and the high pitched whine as he slides off the sofa. Drunk Sherlock is too, too funny. And I love that John didn't at all get what Sherlock was telling him. Well, "thinking" was too plausible.

Thanks for sharing.
13th-Nov-2011 12:10 am (UTC)
Your lisping Sherlock is always adorable, with or without a thpider. And grumbling quietly... this is so John ! Lovely, as usual. VerityBun and you did a good job ! (VerityBun... *giggles*)
13th-Nov-2011 04:34 am (UTC)
I bet Sherlock's gonna get it now.
13th-Nov-2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
"Thinking" OH DEAR LORD THAT WAS INGENIOUS. How does your brain find these little brilliant hooks, HOW HOW HOW?
14th-Nov-2011 11:44 am (UTC)
Hahaha! Genius!

Me, not so much. I had to read it three times to get it... *facepalm*
12th-Aug-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Brilliant!
29th-Aug-2012 01:53 am (UTC)
Heh. That's perfect! ^^
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