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11 September 2012 @ 04:53 pm
FIC: Need of Company 1/1 (Rated G)  

Need of Company
By 2cbetter2

Rating: G
Spoilers: The Norwood Builder from Granada series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Summary: Watson does his best to keep Holmes from falling into complete despair for their client.

Disclaimer: I don't know Sherlock Holmes in this or any form as he originally belong to Arthur Conan Doyle. I ask that whoever not sue for the writing/posting of this story

AN: After watching this episode no less than 4 times, when I reached the scene this ficlet was based off of the last time I watched it, and I knew there was a missing story in there somewhere, only do not expect me to write this in Watson's voice.


I feel as if I shall need your company and moral support today.”

After they had had breakfast as Watson had suggested, they quickly dressed and stepped out onto Baker Street, hailing the first available cab. The drive to London Bridge station had been a silent one since the only words Holmes had spoken were destination orders to the cabbie, and then to the clerk when they purchased their tickets to Norwood.

Watson could see his friend was clearly deep into thought about their case and their client. He knew Holmes was wondering how on Earth could they have missed anything so vital, that had caused Inspector Lestrade to send a telegram that assuredly proclaimed the absolute guilt of young McFarlane. He could see that Holmes truly believed in the innocence of the young man, had from the moment they'd first heard his account of what happened, and was now falling into a place of hopelessness for their client.

And Watson knew if he allowed Holmes to slip any further into it, John Hector McFarlane would surely be hanged as a murderer.

Clearing his throat he said, “I say, Holmes.” He waited until the detective had turned his eyes away from the window and looked at him. “I say, I think it would be prudent for us to wait until after we see what new evidence the inspector has found before we begin to despair for our client. After all, it may not be a forthright as Lestrade thinks it is, especially since he believes he's found some evidence that you seem to have missed.” His tone of voice said just how utterly ridiculous Watson found the notion to be.

After a moment, Holmes smiled, “My dear Watson, you are of course, correct. I will put aside any doubts the inspector's telegram may have produced and shall spend the rest of the journey reviewing everything we know about this matter.”

Watson nodded, “I shall do the same.”

With another faint smile, Holmes turned his gaze towards the window, once again lost in deep thought.


Current Mood: accomplished
live_thy_life: Javidlive_thy_life on September 16th, 2013 07:42 am (UTC)
I like this a lot, I'm sure one of Watson's greatest achievments was to make sure that Holmes never wavered in believing into himself. I could just imagine Jeremy Brett and David Burke in this xD
Lomeinie: [SHGranada] Laughing2cbetter2 on September 17th, 2013 12:35 am (UTC)
I like this a lot, I'm sure one of Watson's greatest achievments was to make sure that Holmes never wavered in believing into himself.

Yes, I think Watson and his friendship with Holmes helped to ground Holmes... and there were times when he doubted his own instincts he needed Watson's reassurances.

I could just imagine Jeremy Brett and David Burke in this xD

Awww, thank you! That is one of the highest compliments I think I could get because I love Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes so much!!!
live_thy_life: Javidlive_thy_life on September 21st, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
I love Jeremy Brett as well, he definitely is my favourite actor to portray Holmes, as I think he is able to show so many different aspects of Holmes' personality, unlike other actors I have seen who focus only on one or two.
And David and Edward both portray such a supportive and calm Watson, who is also intelligent and a good friend instead of a side kick. That's way I love the Granada production so much. (Colin as Lestrade is of couse a plus xD)

And I completely agree about Holmes needing Watson. He was his closest companion and although Holmes was usually very confident in his abilities, there were things that he didn't know much about and Watson just completed him, I think.