Sherlock Holmes was kidnapped and John Watson discovered he was in love with him.
It would make sense that the one instance precipitated the other; after all, there’s nothing like discovering a person is in mortal danger to force an epiphany about one’s feelings for said person. But the truth was, the two events, though ironic in timing, had very little to do with each other.
John Watson realized he was in love with his flat mate in that most unremarkable way in which such revelations creep up on people, while he was doing the shopping and had stopped to get Sherlock’s brand of shampoo. It was less of a shock than it should have been; after all he had been in love for quite some time, (and well aware of a physical attraction for longer still). It had just taken that long for him to notice. So he said a soft, “oh,” and then, “Well…alright,” and continued the shopping.
Fast-paced and funny.
Overall Rating: +++
Read it here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/231814