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Fic: 2+2=4 [BBC Sherlock]

Title: 2+2=4
Fandom: BBC Sherlock
Rating G
Characters: Greg Lestrade, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Length: 180 words
Alternate Link: AO3
Author's Notes: Written for the watsons_woes JWP Prompt #16: "Beware the fury of a patient man." (John Dryden) Spoilers for 'A Study in Pink'. Unbeta'd.
Summary: Despite Sherlock's frequently stated opinion, DI Lestrade wasn't actually an idiot.

"I’m in shock! Look, I’ve got a blanket," Sherlock complained, shaking the bright orange blanket.

After a token protest, Lestrade let him go, reminded of his youngest, begging to go out and play with his best mate.

Sherlock trotted off to greet his new flat mate, who was standing at parade rest just beyond the police tape.
You’re looking for a man with a history of military service

Watson had called Lestrade, frantic, explaining that the serial killer was a cab driver, and had driven Sherlock to Roland-Kerr College. Lestrade hadn't seen him arrive at the scene. So either he'd just turned up, or he'd gotten here before the police.

Still, Lestrade trusted his instincts, and they told him John Watson was a good man. Solid.
strong moral principle

He must have the patience of a saint, putting up with human eyeballs in the microwave.
and nerves of steel

Lestrade turned to watch the two of them walk away from the scene of the fatal shooting, laughing. He found himself wondering if Doctor Watson would be a good influence on Sherlock, or a very bad one.

Comments

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capt_facepalm
Jul. 25th, 2014 11:32 am (UTC)
Lestrade's concern mirrors Mycroft's. Meanwhile, Donovan is wondering when she will be called to a murder scene to find John is the corpse that she has been waiting for the Freak to kill.
keerawa
Jul. 25th, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
Exactly! Lestrade has less information than Mycroft, but his is good at his job. You have to think he at least suspected that John shot the cabbie. I'm really intrigued by Donovan's antagonism with Sherlock. I'm certain she has good reason for it.

Thanks, captain!
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