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Stepping on the broken tracks of my lost train of thought…

Sherlock's mind was a haze, heavy smoke hanging in thick curtains, blocking out the voluminous light of reason. His conscious was dazed, slipping slightly, falling and skidding on the icy hot surface of his head. He was going to die. That had to be it. His brain was failing, falling, dying.

"Just what I thought. You, my dear Sherlock, have a fever. Don't move, don't speak, don't think, got it? I'm going to ask Mrs. Hudson for some milk."

John mumbled, his uttered breaths carrying words like ill-fated butterflies, landing on Sherlock's ears with muffled silence. His mouth cracked, the dry skin aching like the desert before rain. Don't move, don't speak, don't think. How hard could it be?

His mind wandered, down over un-trodden paths, following little cross butterflies, watching them worry. How dull being ill was.


To those with a busy mind, being sick is a blessed relief.
An apology for the Hiatus worrying... Imagery, and only 150 some odd words.
:iconobikenobi96: This one is definitely for you!

I actually don't mind being delirious sick. It's rather fun, to completely let go of consciousness, and just sort of drift. I am very morbid tonight, sorry... :D

20 Days! That's about 5% of the way through... This is going to take a lot longer than I thought...
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obikenobi96 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Alright, so, now for the real comment since I can finally use my fingers.
First off, thank you~ I mean, I know I should be saying 'you're welcome' since it was my muse that inspired yours, but, I still want to thank you for reading it in the first place, and appreciating it enough to write something of your own.
Brilliant imagery, dear. I think it's one of your specialties.
That last line before the italicized one is perfect :D It really captures Sherlock's personality.
Once again, great job~ :clap:
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Don't worry about it! And thank you very much for lending me ideas and inspiration. I do enjoy imagery...
It just sort of felt like something he would say... :D
Thank you!
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obikenobi96 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
You're very welcome :D
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nov11 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like this one the most sooooooo far holmes.
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Really? Thank you!
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nov11 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very welcome holmes
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obikenobi96 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Comment later. Injured fingers. Good job, though~
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student General Artist
What happened? Thank you, by the way.. :D
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obikenobi96 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Well, before you read this, be aware that you'll probably start laughing :D
My sister and I were playing a game that she had just gotten from her boyfriend (The Michael Jackson Experience - for the Wii), and she decided that instead of each of us just taking one turn after the other is done, that we should play it together. So, that worked for one song, despite the smallness of the room we were playing in. My sister dances a lot, and she's rather good at it, but she tends to flail about, and, well, she has a habit of hitting things. We were on our second dance and my sister bashes my finger with her Wii remote. She hit the knuckle on my first finger (it's still bruised and kind of sore), and on top of it swelling a whole bunch, she managed to make it bleed too. I couldn't really bend it down very much, hence why I really didn't want to type very much.
So, yeah. It's a lot better than it was before, but it's still really bruised. So I call it my zombie finger :D
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student General Artist
:worship: Can I just say, my dear, you are skilled. :D :hug: Hope it doesn't hurt that bad, and if anyone asks, I'd turn that story into a ninja fight. :D
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obikenobi96 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Why thank you :D
That's a great idea! XD
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Most welcome... Eh, I turn all my scares into exagerations... :D
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ABakerSt-Irregular Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Sherlock! As usual, well done! :clap:
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Poor Sherlock... :bow: Thank you! :D
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evilgriffeon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
short and sweet
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm finding I like those more and more... :D
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evilgriffeon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
true.
so little time...
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Indeed... :D
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evilgriffeon Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
brilliant.
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BleedingSilverBird Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Morbid is good. (Otherwise I'm doomed.) I went "YAY ANGST DEATH AND HEARTBREAK! oh, damn, he was just ill. How bori- Butterflies? I'm in. "
It's nice.
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student General Artist
*Giggling* Butterflies, eh? I'll have to remember that.

Thank you!
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HugMonster341 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now have a mental image of Sherlock high on sugar, chasing butterflies with a large net whilst John looks on going ' . . . whut?!' :D
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconiloveitplz:

Ooooohhhhhh yessssss.... *Muses and plot bunnies are conspiring*
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HugMonster341 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh dear, my madness is escaping and infecting others! Quick! I must retreat into my box where the plotbunnies can no longer run rampant! :D
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Nonononono... The madness helps, I promise. Madness means prompts and plots to work off of... :D
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HugMonster341 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is indeed a good point, hence the epicness of John and Sherlock playing with a Nintendo Wii ^^
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student General Artist
:bow: Yeah, I think that was one of my better ideas, if a bit expensive... :D
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HugMonster341 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Who cares?! It was sooooooo worth it XD
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I'd agree with you there... :D
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