Author: Lemon Zinger PM
Who is more observant- Holmes or Watson? Holmes works in the purely factual and logical train of thought. Watson follows the feelings and doubts of others. Which is more important?Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,586 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 02-09-10 - Published: 02-05-10 - Status: Complete - id: 5720268
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Extended Summary: The chapters are one-shots that all follow the same pattern- sentences alternating between the characters. Special thanks to KCS for giving me advice on these and pointing out some mistakes.
Watson observed a young client who had come to call on Holmes assistance one winter day.
Holmes noticed the client had recently returned from America, he had had a recent financial downturn and enjoyed playing pool.
Watson caught that Holmes forgot his scarf (again) on their way out to visit the client's home.
Holmes reasoned that the thief must've had a thin file or some such tool to lift the latch on the window and that the thief was tall.
Watson spied on Holmes when the detective stepped outside the room to allow a coughing fit to come and go.
Holmes recognized the thief had left behind traces of dirt similar to the construction on Oxford Street.
Watson knew Holmes was shivering regardless of the warm fire and tea the client had provided.
Holmes concluded the thief worked at the construction site because of the hammer he'd dropped when he'd fled the maid who'd caught him.
Watson watched apprehensively as Holmes began to cough again on the way to the construction site.
Holmes was aware of the doctor's scrutiny, but he hoped Watson would not bother him about his coughing.
Watson saw Holmes's half-smile of reassurance and decided- against his instinct- to allow Holmes to complete the arrest before making him return home.
Holmes was able to identify the thief to two constables and Gregson.
Watson could tell Holmes was getting worse.
Holmes studied the man- he was a bachelor and a recent Italian immigrant- before asking the man for his motive.
Watson realized Holmes was frustrated with the uncooperative thief, but refused to back down when he demanded Holmes go home.
Holmes understood Watson would not give into his pleas.
Watson received the looked of anger and frustration Holmes shot him as they climbed into a cab.
Holmes was conscious of the awkward silence on the ride back to Baker Street
Watson discerned Holmes had pneumonia and quietly treated him before settling him in his spot by the fire to rest.
Holmes witnessed Watson's frown as he cleaned up.
Watson looked at his resentful friend once more before deciding to leave him alone.
Holmes heard himself call Watson back and apologize before breaking into a coughing fit.
Watson perceived a thin smile on Holmes's lips as he forgave the detective and told him he'd stay nearby.
Holmes deduced he'd been undeservingly blessed with the gift of a friend so wonderful as Watson.