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Title: Run
Disclaimer: I own nothing

Rating: PG 13, there's two swear words... that's all really

Summary: John chases after Sherlock

Notes: Written for this prompt over at [info]sherlockbbc_fic . It's short and silly and my first Sherlock fic. Comments are love.



John Watson huffed as he tried to keep up with his companion. He was really beginning to hate people with long legs. It wasn’t fair and Sherlock certainly wasn’t going to show him any respect and slow the fuck down.

The consulting detective had taken off from a crime scene with nary a word. Lestrade had merely raised an eyebrow before turning back to the scene. He was far to used to Sherlock’s actions to question much of anything. That itself was worrisome. Donovan was all too pleased to see him go and Anderson took the moment to start making his hypotheses about the crime scene.

Sherlock had been right. Every time Anderson opened his mouth whole streets got dumber.

It had taken John no more then 30 seconds to chase after Sherlock but by then the man had a fantastic lead. Something was certainly motivating him to book it through the streets of London after midnight.

“God damnit,” John swore when he tripped over a large piece of rubbish. His steps became uneven and wide as he attempted to right himself. The short time it took was enough for him to lose sight of Sherlock.

Leaning against a wall John took in gulps of air in an attempt to stop panting. This was ridiculous. He was in bad shape but it was becoming apparent he wasn’t in Sherlock shape either. One had to be a marathon runner to keep up with the man when he had a bone to chase.

Once he had his breath back John decided he might as well head back to the flat. If Sherlock had ran off waiting for him the man obviously didn’t need him and he really had nothing to do at the crime scene.

As he pushed away from the wall his phone beeped. Pulling it out of his pocket John frowned at the message. Straight, first left, second right, third down on the left. SH

John debated going back to the flat anyway. If Sherlock had wanted him to be with him he should have told him in the first place. The next text changed his mind. Could be dangerous. SH

John rolled his eyes. So could crossing the street. He followed the directions anyway. He found Sherlock pacing in front of a barber shop.

“What took you so long?”

“If you want someone to come with you the proper thing is to ask. Not run off and assume they’ll follow.”
“Yes, but you did.”

John huffed, “What are we doing here?”

“I need to collect hair samples, need to conduct an experiment.”

“And I had to come why?”

Sherlock tossed him a sideways glance, “Need your hair.”

“You took off from a crime scene, assuming I’d follow because you need my hair?”

“I would have thought that was obvious.”

“You, you…How the hell could that be dangerous?.”

“You’re angry.”

“No shit, Sherlock.”

“Why are you angry?”

“I just ran god knows how many blocks and…” Sherlock cut him off.

“Thirty-four blocks and you did an admiral job of keeping up until you tripped.”

John shook his head, “AND followed your directions because you need hair. You could have gotten that at the flat.”

“I need a haircut as well.” Sherlock didn’t wait for a response before entering the shop.

John vaguely wished for a closer wall. He thought he might like to bash his head it now but didn’t feel it warranted anymore moving. Psychosomatic or not his leg hurt. Instead he settled for texting Lestrade.

Nothing of interest. Flatmate has the attention span of a child. JW

As he climbed the stairs to the shop his phone went off.



Date: 2010-08-16 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deepbluemermaid.livejournal.com
Hee, very funny! Bonus points for the completely in-character use of "No shit, Sherlock" :)

Date: 2010-08-16 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feline-feral.livejournal.com
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.
I think it's much for fun when used in character. :)

Date: 2010-08-16 09:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captain-pihkal.livejournal.com
"no shit, sherlock" for the win!
haha that was hilarious!

Date: 2010-08-16 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feline-feral.livejournal.com
Glad it hit the funny bone. Thanks for reading. ^_^

Date: 2010-08-16 10:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabbyleeloo.livejournal.com
I loved this, made me laugh :) 'no shit, Sherlock' hehe.

Date: 2010-08-16 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feline-feral.livejournal.com
:) happy it made you laugh. Thanks for reading.

Date: 2010-08-16 12:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lisson17.livejournal.com
Very good fill, love the in character use of the phrase :-)

(only one slight problem: Americanism: use of 'Block'. We don't refer to streets as blocks in England)

Date: 2010-08-16 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kendarath.livejournal.com
Out of curiosity: What would you use instead?

Date: 2010-08-16 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lisson17.livejournal.com
We don't have a term for it, we just use street. I just figured it might be something you want to be aware of cos some people won't know what exactly you mean.

Date: 2010-08-16 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feline-feral.livejournal.com
Thanks for reading. I'm glad you liked it. I think the in character use makes it all that much more fun. :)

Thank you for letting me know about the term block. After doing some reading and talking to some others. I'm going to leave it as it is. I can't find a way to put it that would get what I was trying to say across at the moment.

A tiny bit more brit!picking

Date: 2010-09-05 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I don't think I've ever heard anyone say "book it" in England. I think "leg it" is more commonly used slang.

But anyway, great fic :D Love the end part hehehehe

Date: 2010-08-16 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kendarath.livejournal.com
Adorable, loved it!

Date: 2010-08-16 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feline-feral.livejournal.com
Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it

Pun, how I love thee!

Date: 2010-08-17 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pearljamz.livejournal.com
Been hoping to see 'No shit, Sherlock', and viola! Well done!

Re: Pun, how I love thee!

Date: 2010-08-18 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feline-feral.livejournal.com
It's one of the few puns I will allow for. ^_^... Glad to give you what you where opening for.

Date: 2010-08-22 07:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] disassembly_rsn
"Every time Anderson opened his mouth whole streets got dumber." :)

"Nothing of interest. Flatmate has the attention span of a child. JW" Very good exchange there. :)

Some minor nitpicks (yes, I'm the type of person who liked the opening of The Great Game):
  • "risen and eyebrow" should be "raised an eyebrow"

  • "He was far to use to Sherlock’s actions" should have "used" rather than "use"

  • "Donavon" should be "Donovan"

  • "loose sight of" should be "lose sight of"

Date: 2010-08-22 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feline-feral.livejournal.com
Thanks for reading, and thanks for commenting on the errors.

I am also the type of person that liked the opening of The Great Game. I'm shuddering at the errors you pointed out. :)

Date: 2010-10-09 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thette.livejournal.com

Date: 2011-02-16 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindor1306.livejournal.com
Lol! I would quite happily sleep with the WHOLE cast and crew for them to actually use the line No shit, Sherlock in the show. Of course, in the interests of fairness, I'd sleep with Martin Freeman twice because he'd be the one to say it, Mark Gatiss twice because he's cast AND crew, and Benedict Cumberbatch lots of times because he's Benedict Cumberbatch!

Anyway... FAB fic!! Very lolsome!


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