|What Real People Have
Author: goldvermilion87 PM
"What do real people have in their real lives?" A 5 plus 1 of Sherlock's real life.Rated: Fiction K - English - Friendship/Angst - Sherlock H. & John W. - Chapters: 6 - Words: 1,419 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 07-01-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7135459
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"How did this start, then, this job you invented—being a consulting detective?"
"Up until five years ago I was working as a private detective, but it was mind-numbingly dull. People are always idiots, John, but never more so than when they are attempting to carry out clandestine affairs."
"Lestrade said he'd known you for five years."
"Yes. I gave him the case that got him his promotion."
"That's incredible! What happened?"
"The police were looking into a drunk driving fatality that I recognized was actually a murder. It was perfectly obvious to me, just from the news reports, that the man was involved in a counterfeiting operation. I looked into it further and gave Lestrade enough information to arrest the murderer, as well as the counterfeiters."
"A few months after that I told him that a serial carjacker was a white female in her early thirties. Lestrade refused to listen, and described the suspect in a press conference as a black male in his early twenties. When I was proved correct, Sally Donovan was furious."
"I could tell. Have you kept records of your cases?"
"Could I see them?"
"Yes, of course."
"And… well… I'm not very busy right now. You wouldn't mind if I tagged along sometimes… when you're on a case?"
"That would be brilliant!"