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JWP Amnesty Fic: For A Case (BBC-verse)

Author: methylviolet10b
Rating: PG
Universe: BBC
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Word Count: 207
Summary: A quarantine situation in 221B. Written for the following amnesty prompt:
- Quarantine. A situation involving a dangerous/infectious/rare disease and there must be a quarantine - does John Watson have to save Sherlock Holmes or vice versa? Or what else?
Warnings: Definitely "what else".  And absolutely no beta. This was written in a complete rush. You have been warned.
Disclaimer: I don't own them.

John slammed his laptop shut before picking it up and storming into the sitting room. “Sherlock, what have I told you about using my laptop?”

Sherlock did not look up from where he lay prone on the sofa, his dressing-gown splayed around him as if he was some fainting heroine from a gothic novel. “It was closer.”

“By two inches!”


Not irrelevant! Thanks to you, my laptop has a virus and says my entire documents folder is in quarantine!” John gave serious consideration to braining the reclining detective with his infected machine. “Worse, I’ve got some kind of pop-up demanding that I pay some sort of cleaning fee within 48 hours or my entire hard drive will be permanently encrypted!”

Sherlock sat up, his eyes gleaming with interest where previously there’d been nothing but boredom. “Ransom? Really?”

John dropped the laptop into Sherlock’s eagerly-reaching hands. “Fix it, Sherlock! I don’t care what you have to do, just get me my hard drive back.”

“You have a perfectly good back-up from yesterday,” Sherlock said absently, already opening the laptop and studying the message. “But never fear, I’ll solve this.”

The things I do for my flatmate, John thought to himself grumpily as he went to make tea.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 8th, 2016 03:43 am (UTC)
Aug. 8th, 2016 05:44 am (UTC)
What can I say - the word quarantine automatically makes me think "computer virus." Much more common in this day and age than polio or typhoid, thank goodness!
Aug. 8th, 2016 04:15 am (UTC)
Sounds like Sherlock's more interested in entrapping the virus-pirates, and used John's laptop as bait.
Aug. 8th, 2016 05:45 am (UTC)
That's certainly one possibility. ;-)

Aug. 9th, 2016 07:43 pm (UTC)
Clever! Thank you!
Aug. 20th, 2016 04:44 am (UTC)
Aug. 19th, 2016 03:14 am (UTC)
As someone who has had a laptop handed to them at work and ended up rooting out the accompanying virus by hand... yeah, Sherlock's going to get a sense of perverse satisfaction out of this.
Aug. 20th, 2016 04:45 am (UTC)
I expect he'll enjoy the challenge - and John will enjoy some peace and quiet while Sherlock solves the case. ;-)

Thank you!
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