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A pair of drabbles for drabbles20in20.  First for the category "heroic" and the second for the prompt "minute."



In the Nick of Time…

He turned off the doctor’s voice that started to describe the effects of blunt force trauma to the head… and the possibility of brain damage or death… 

Instead he shouted in his best soldier’s voice to get the attention of the huge man with the club, and took aim. Threat neutralized. Garland hadn’t been a very nice man.

He pulled the blind-fold off the figure slumped in the chair, and began examining the battered head for serious injuries.

“John, I had everything under control! He was about to tell me who hired him!”

He rolled his eyes.   “You’re welcome, Sherlock.”

 

…Or Not?

He relaxed his neck. Garland was striking with angry imprecision, so even blind-folded it was simple enough to hear the trajectory of the blows, and increase impact time to avoid severe cranial injury while he waited for the inevitable gloating confession.  Within fifteen minutes it would be captured on his well-hidden recording device, and he could plan his escape.

Suddenly—Shouting. Gunshots. The thud of a dead body hitting the floor.  

Someone had removed the blind-fold and was gently feeling his skull.

“John, I had everything under control! He was about to tell me who hired him!”

“You’re welcome, Sherlock.”


Comments

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littlepippin76
Apr. 10th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
I like these, I like the mirror image thing going on between the two of them.
goldvermilion87
Apr. 10th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I like that I can get onto livejournal! :-P
jaelijn
Apr. 10th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, how very nice! :)

I suppose Sherlock will never learn... ;)
goldvermilion87
Apr. 10th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

No, I don't suppose he will. oh well...
capt_facepalm
Apr. 10th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
Poor Sherlock! Better tell John your plans next time, because his default is set to "Here-I-Come-To-Save-The-Day"!
litlover12
Apr. 10th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hee! So true!

And "I had everything under control!" is soooo Sherlock! Love it.
goldvermilion87
Apr. 10th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
*grin*

We all know that Sherlock NEVER doesn't have everything under control...
goldvermilion87
Apr. 10th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah... stinks to have such a chivalrous friend...
hab318princess
Apr. 30th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
brilliant, loved seeing it from both POVs
goldvermilion87
Apr. 30th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks. That was a fun experiment in POV writing. I'm glad you liked it. :-)
( 10 definitions — Define true madness )

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