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Title: Whisper Not of Quarrels Past
Fandom: Elementary
Pairing: Sherlock Holmes & Joan Watson
Rating: gen
Length: 320
Alternate Link: AO3
Author's Notes: Written for the watsons_woes JWP 2016 Prompt #21: 21 Song Salute. Set after Joan's return to the brownstone in season 3. Unbeta'd, so please feel free to point out any errors.

Summary: Everyone is glad to see they're getting the band back together.

"Sherlock," Joan said, stepping into the room carrying a sleeveless dark green dress. "Could I ... ask you something?"

He looked up from the geological maps of New England that he was studying. "You've only put on six pounds, Watson, and that dress has a very forgiving cut, of course it won't show."

"That's not –" Joan paused. "Actually, that is the point. Here," she said, holding out the dress. "We need to see if it fits you."

Sherlock raised an eyebrow.

"I asked Everyone to break the encryption on those emails. In return, they want you to wear one of my dresses and lip-synch to 'Whisper Not'."

His brow crinkled. "You asked them for a favour, but they decided to impose their usual ritual humiliation upon me, instead? Why?"

She hesitated.

"I ask merely for purposes of clarification."

Joan looked uncomfortable. "I offered, but apparently they couldn't decide what they wanted me to do. Anything one of them proposed got voted down by the rest as misogynistic, racist, or just not very funny."

"Ah," Sherlock said, nodding. "Whereas I would be carrying on the proud British tradition of ostensibly cisgendered, heterosexual males performing in drag for purposes of company morale. I accept, of course."

Sherlock stood up and reached for the dress.

Joan surrendered it to him with a quiet, "Sorry about this."

"No need. It's rather encouraging that Everyone takes our renewed partnership so seriously as to negotiate with us as a unit. Do you happen to know which version of the song I'm meant to be crooning? I'll need a few minutes to rehearse, so as not to embarrass us with a poor performance."

"Ella Fitzgerald," Joan said. "I'll bring up a You Tube video with the lyrics while you get dressed. And … thank you."

Sherlock offered her a brisk smile and stepped into his room to try on the dress.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 22nd, 2016 05:29 pm (UTC)
Everyone is my favourite Elementary character. Great Fic!
Jul. 22nd, 2016 11:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, the collective is a lot of fun. Thanks, captain!
Jul. 23rd, 2016 01:52 am (UTC)
LOL I can def see this on the show. Nicely done!
Jul. 23rd, 2016 01:54 am (UTC)
Thank you, daria!
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