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BBC Sherlock Fanfiction: "If Pressed To Admit" (PG)

Title: If Pressed To Admit
Fandom: BBC Sherlock
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sherlock, John (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: It is possible to impress Sherlock, not that he would ever say so.
Author's Notes: For desertport, who wanted 'something Sherlock admires about John.' Also for writers_choice (love, loyalty, and friendship).

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You ought not think of a person as pocket-sized, Sherlock knew. He tried not to. Still, while many were short-statured, John Watson was also fierce. On an especially bad day, he might tear your head off and feed it right back to you. He would strive to be fair about it, of course, and give you every opportunity to explain yourself first. But the man could be pushed too far.

Sherlock rather liked both of those qualities. Ruthless anger certainly had its uses, while restraint was an ongoing challenge. (Having grown up with Mycroft, Sherlock was no stranger to homicidal impulses).

Sherlock strove to be reasonable—mostly—as he generally had no wish to wake the tiger inside his friend. Still, he was well aware of his tendency to be vexing. John-inflicted bruises likely waited in his future.

But in the bargain, it would surely be worth it. A few lacerations and lumps were a pittance when compared to the rare value of having such a loyal and interesting friend.

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Tags: bbc sherlock, fanfic, my_fic, random-fandom, writers_choice
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