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Title: A Better Definition
Author: roses_of_anna
Words: 782
Rating: G
Characters: John, Sherlock
Disclaimer: Sadly the characters and the show have nothing to do with me.
Summary:  I didn't mean that. Besides, you're more a useful idiot than a useless one. SH   John's trying to sleep; Sherlock won't let him.  A text conversation between Sherlock and John. 

Once again thank you to the marvellous [info]flecalicious for beta-ing this for me.



A Better Definition


We need more milk. SH

I just bought some this morning, what happened to that?

Experiment. SH

How many times do I have to tell you not to use the milk in your experiments?

You didn’t expect me to actually stop, did you? SH

John. SH

John! SH

Stop ignoring me. SH

And don’t sigh so loudly, I’m trying to think. SH

If you’re trying to think stop texting me, I’m trying to sleep!

But we’re out of milk. SH

Well go to the shop and buy some yourself.

Fine, I’ll leave it until tomorrow. I hope you’re happy. SH

Over the moon. Wait why are you texting me this, you’re only downstairs?

Texting helps me think, keeps my hands busy and focuses my mind. SH

Why don’t you just play your bloody violin and leave me in peace?

Mrs Hudson took away my bow. Something about noise levels in the middle of the night. SH

I’m not surprised. Why you insist on torturing that poor thing when you can play perfectly well is beyond me.

I’ve told you, it helps me think. You need to listen more, John. SH

Ha! That’s rich coming from you.

I always pay close attention to everything. I just don’t always act on what people say. There’s a difference. SH

Yeah well next time I tell you to get rid of the decomposing fingers in the sink could you act on what you hear. It took a whole bottle of Dettol to disinfect it.

It was an experiment. I wasn’t about to throw them out when it got to the interesting part, was I? SH

I thought I told you to keep the sighing down? It’s disrupting my train of thought. SH

Whatever, Sherlock.

Wait I didn’t think you had a case on just now? Why are you thinking so hard?

I’m always thinking. SH

Yes, but not usually this hard when there’s no case on.

You’re right, I should let you get some rest; I shall talk to the skull instead. Goodnight John. SH

Sherlock don’t avoid the question.

Sherlock what’s wrong?

Nothing, John. Go to sleep. SH

Not until you tell me what you’re thinking so hard about.

Why does it matter? SH

Because I want to make sure that when I go to sleep the flat will still be intact when I wake up.

Funny. It’s nothing of any importance so don’t worry about it. SH

Please Sherlock, maybe I can help.

Doubtful. SH

Yes I’m a useless idiot, thank you.

I didn’t mean that. Besides, you’re more a useful idiot than a useless one. SH

Thanks, I think.

Look if you don’t want to tell me about it fine, I’ll leave you to brood in silence.

I was just thinking about earlier. SH

Earlier? Is this to do with the case we solved?

Not to do with the case, no. It’s just something that doesn’t quite correlate. Don’t worry, I’ll figure out what it means. SH

You know I still have no idea what you’re on about.

Did you mean what you said? SH

Did I mean what I said when Sherlock? What are you on about? Not all of us are mind readers.

I’m not a mind reader, I merely observe. SH

Whatever. Did I mean what earlier?

When you told Sebastian that we were only colleagues, not friends. SH

Oh. I’m sorry about that Sherlock, it’s just I didn’t want any more people mistakenly thinking we were a couple. I mean Mrs Hudson, Angelo, Harry, the entire police force...just one person who doesn’t think we’re dating! Sorry.

No, I understand. I’m not a good friend. I’m well aware of that John, despite what you and everyone else might think. I just miscalculated. It won’t happen again. SH

Sherlock that’s not what I meant! I do consider you a friend, of course I do. A very close one in fact. I don’t just put up with you because I can’t be bothered to move you know.

Does it honestly matter if people think we’re a couple? As long as we know the truth. SH

I suppose not. Even after I said we were just colleagues he still kept giving me sideways glances.

Sebastian’s always been slow-witted. Worse than Anderson and that’s saying something. SH

Sherlock, stop insulting people’s intelligence just because they aren’t as smart as you.

You agree with me. I can hear you laughing. SH

Ok yes, fine I agree with you. It’s still not polite.

Who cares about being polite? SH

Normal people.

Normal? Boring. SH

Goodnight Sherlock

Goodnight, John. SH

You’re a close friend too, I suppose. SH

I know. Try and get some rest will you.  



Date: 2010-11-19 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is excellent and I love it to death. Really in-character and funny and sweet. I would say which part is my favourite, but really? I don't think I can; it's all very extremely good. If you don't mind I shall be mem'ing this, most definitely. :D

*applauds you 'cause you deserve it*

Date: 2010-11-19 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*blushes* Aww thank you, you've totally made my day! Mem to your hearts content! :D

Date: 2010-11-20 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mem'd with great happiness. :D

No, darling, thank you for writing awesome fic.

Date: 2010-11-19 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love texting fics and this is a lovely one :)

Date: 2010-11-19 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you. :) I love texting fics too...there aren't enough of them around!

Date: 2010-11-19 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fantastic, I love the txt´s, they´re so in-character... really great!!! Thank you so much for posting! :D In my head Sherlock goes upstairs now or John can´t sleep and goes downstairs... <3 *mind cinema - on* ^__^

Date: 2010-11-19 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, that's what happens in my head as well. Really glad you enjoyed it! :)

Date: 2010-11-19 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like text fanfiction for BBC! Sherlock, it's awesome :)
Your fic is absolutely adorable <3

Date: 2010-11-19 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Text fics are my favourite style, I just wish there were more of them around! Glad you liked it.

Date: 2010-11-19 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I made an audible awww. Excellent work. I love epistolary fic so much, thank you!

Date: 2010-11-19 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, thank you! :) Yay for audible aww-ing! (Ok that sounds weird...I'm gonna go now!)

Date: 2010-11-19 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is adorable and so in character!

I really enjoyed this fic.


Date: 2010-11-19 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really wasn't sure about this when I wrote it, so I'm super glad you enjoyed it!

Date: 2010-11-19 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
hahaha, that's adorable...and completely the way me and my former flatmate communicated...only not texting but using skype/facebook. oh, the good times we had cracking up each in our rooms. the neighbours must have though we were completely mad :D

Date: 2010-11-19 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, yeah I do that...we're having a conversation on facebook and we're in the same room! lol. Glad you enjoyed it.

Date: 2010-11-19 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You know how much I love this ♥

Date: 2010-11-20 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And you have no idea how happy that makes me! <3

Date: 2010-11-19 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I enjoyed this very much^^
I'm supposed to be asleep already, but I had to read another story. Just one more...
Yours gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling and now I'm going to bed happy^^ Thanks^^

Date: 2010-11-20 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There's always just one more. lol. Yay for warm and fuzziness before bed! :D

Date: 2010-11-19 11:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] errantcomment
He's so cute when he's vunerable.

Date: 2010-11-20 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He really is. Bless him.

Date: 2010-11-20 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lovely job. Can't resist a great texting fic, and this is excellent - sweet and in character. :D

Date: 2010-11-20 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww thank you! Texting fics are awesome, I just wish there were more!

Date: 2010-11-20 10:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay, so sweet. Yes, everyone thinks they are couple, even I think they're friends but I really LOL at the canon.
I just looked the first 30 minutes of Blind Banker and watched that part about Sebastian. Yes, I miss the first half of The Blind Banker so I didn't know who Sebastian was before.

Date: 2010-11-20 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They have such a married couple bromance going on in canon, it's great!

I'm glad you've now seen the first part of TBB, it's not my favourite episode but is still awesome!

will he really buy the milk?

Date: 2010-11-20 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"talk to the skull" is what i'll be thinking from now on :D
lovely fic and just the sort of thing i'm sure goes on afterhours at 221B.

Re: will he really buy the milk?

Date: 2010-12-02 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
" will he really buy the milk"
In my head he leaves it until tomorrow when John will want some milk for his tea so John ends up buying it.

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Date: 2010-11-21 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2010-12-02 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you. :)
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