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No Lady [PG] gen Sherlock drabble

Title: No Lady
Characters: Sherlock, John, OC
Rating: PG
Length: 100
Spoilers/Warnings: None
Disclaimer: These characters belong to the BBC, Moffat, and possibly ACD.
Summary: This time, John's not the least bit impressed by Sherlock's deductions.

“That,” Sherlock concluded triumphantly as he spun away from the witness, “is no lady.”

The room burst into laughter and spontaneous applause.

‘Lady Appensby’, a glamorously-dressed young transsexual whose business cards decorated the area’s phone-booths, fled to the loo. Sherlock had publically deduced some very private details about the steps she went through to appear female.

John glared at Sherlock. “I’m sure that young lady was verbally harassed by police before we arrived,” he whispered furiously. “You know how they treat prostitutes. But, congratulations, you’re the one who made her cry. Anderson’ll probably buy you a pint.”

Sherlock looked appalled.

Comments

( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
elliemurasaki
Jun. 3rd, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
That poor woman.
keerawa
Jun. 3rd, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
God, yes. Sherlock spouting off all of these incredibly personal things in front of a room full of cops - it's a nightmare.
mu_333
Jun. 3rd, 2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, that is /so/ Sherlock!! lol
keerawa
Jun. 4th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC)
It is, unfortunately.
gryphonrhi
Jun. 4th, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
::wincing:: Yeah. He would. Good for John, but oh, *dear*.
keerawa
Jun. 4th, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
*agrees* Sherlock Holmes - much as I love him, he's a bit of a dick. Thanks, Rhi!
ainsley
Jun. 4th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
Good for John!
keerawa
Jun. 4th, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Sherlock needs a keeper. Thanks for reading, ainsley!
sif_aka_joanna
Jun. 4th, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
At least 'Sherlock looked appalled.' Bing an optimist, maybe, just maybe, he'll learn to hold his tongue on occasion.
keerawa
Jun. 5th, 2012 05:00 am (UTC)
I think John really is a good influence, long-term. Thanks for the comment!
ennui_enigma
Jun. 24th, 2012 07:39 am (UTC)
Nice! Although, unlike sif_aka_joanna's optimistic viewpoint, I took SH's appalled expression to be a result of earning a pint from Anderson rather than hurting the poor lady's feelings. Good for John in attempting to teach his friend to be somewhat polite :)
keerawa
Jun. 25th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
I have to agree with you. Sherlock doesn't give a damn about upsetting random people. But having impressed Anderson, that's just not on! (John knows how to make an impression.)
ennui_enigma
Jun. 25th, 2012 06:53 am (UTC)
LOL! Totally!
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