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Title: My chemical romance
Words: a 221B has 221 words and ends with a b-word
Rating: Pg-13
Pairings : Sherlock/John
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: Not mine.

Summary: ‘365 days of 221Bs’ challenge: a prompt a day, given by [livejournal.com profile] atlinmerrick. Day 345.




Previous 221b: Hidden in plain sight


Today's prompt: chemistry

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My chemical romance


“I still don’t understand.”

Sherlock sounded almost desperate.

“There is nothing to understand. You just have to feel.”

“You know I don’t work that way. I need to understand.”

John nodded and sat down next to him.

“I think I could explain it to you in terms of chemical reactions, but that will still just be the part that happens in your body. It will still not help you understand the part that happens in your heart.”

John touched his chest.

“But nothing actually happens in my heart.”

“It’s a figure of speech. In your head then.”

“But if it’s in my head then I can delete it. Therefore it can’t be real.”

“Do you really believe that?”

Sherlock remained silent and John realised that he was scared. Scared that the feeling would turn out to not be real. What he couldn’t figure out was if he feared for his own feelings or John’s.

“It’s not only in your head, idiot,” he said fondly. “It’s in your body too. And in your soul. As it is in mine. I can’t speak for you, but I can tell you that for me it’s as real as it can get.”

Sherlock seemed appeased but still looked a little skeptical, so John got up, went over to the bookshelf and grabbed his chemistry book.





Next 221b: A couple of misconceptions


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AN:
The prompt was 'chemistry'.








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Date: 2013-09-11 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] atlinmerrick.livejournal.com
Poor Sherlock, as ever, confused about matters of the heart...

Is this part of a longer story?

Date: 2013-09-11 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anarion.livejournal.com
Atlin! *glomps*

Why would this be part of a longer story? Doesn't it feel ok like this?

Date: 2013-09-11 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] atlinmerrick.livejournal.com
Hmmm, I guess when you mentioned the book my mind just automatically visualised it being opened...which made me think there was a part two. I have no idea what I'm talking about. Ignore me. *Ahem!*

Date: 2013-09-11 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verityburns.livejournal.com
Oh, this is wonderful! I can really hear the desperation of Sherlock's need to understand - you've conveyed that brilliantly!

As for the ending... I'm having fun debating whether John's going to show Sherlock the chemistry book... or smack him with it!

Date: 2013-10-16 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veniachan.livejournal.com
"I'm having fun debating whether John's going to show Sherlock the chemistry book... or smack him with it!"
My thoughts exactly XD

Date: 2013-09-13 09:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rox712.livejournal.com
Hehehe, I thought that John got up to drag Sherlock to the bedroom to finaly convince him. Yeah, that's where my mind always goes to.

Date: 2013-10-16 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veniachan.livejournal.com
Poor Sherlock. But he's really a wonder! He's able to be so self-confident and self-conscious at the same time.
I mean:
“But if it’s in my head then I can delete it. Therefore it can’t be real.”
You deleted the operation of the solar system, honey, so is it unreal as well? :P

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