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Title: Leitmotif
Author: [info]ciaranbochna 
Sherlock, mentions of John
Disclaimer: I own neither the characters nor the world.
Length:  186 words 
Rating: G
A/N: Just something I wrote while I should have been taking minutes at a board meeting.

John is a metronome. Sherlock cannot say when he first suspected.

When forced, Sherlock is capable of keeping to the beat. He drove his violin tutor into rages with his refusal to keep time in any piece he played. Sherlock couldn't make him, or anyone else, understand that time is open to interpretation. The general population is fixated on structure, which has its place in preventing chaos, but reality is so much more fluid and empty. Why shouldn't he acknowledge that and act accordingly?

John keeps Sherlock on the path when he needs to be. When it is required for a case, or for social niceties. Sherlock has never bothered before. Why should he explain how he comes to a conclusion? No one else would understand even if he told them. Waste of energy. But John keeps him to that irritating line, just long enough to avoid a cell, or count another bruise.

Sometimes John bends to Sherlock's call, like the way Sherlock draws on the strings to warp the sound in the early hours of the morning. Pulled just enough to slip into another key.


( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 20th, 2011 08:30 am (UTC)
lovely! I really adore it.

Just one little thing. I guess your title is German, yes? if that's true, then it is spelled Leitmotiv. :)
May. 20th, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
In music it is spelled Leitmotif :)

I really liked this too :D
May. 20th, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
I wasn't aware, so the title isn't German at all. =) thanks for pointing it out.

Learned something new. :D
May. 20th, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
Well, it is derived from the German 'Leitmotiv' and was (afaik) coined to describe Wagner's copious use of, er, motifs - so its origins are completely German! :)
May. 20th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
I was thinking Wagner actually, since I was watching The Met's production on Sat;) Thanks for commenting!
May. 20th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I am glad you liked it. I know it is originally spelled with a "v" in German, but as someone else said, I was going for the music version:)
May. 20th, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
Once again you've left me a little bit breathless! This was so lovely.
May. 20th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Awwww thanks. I love it when you say that, even if it is a bit dangerous..lol
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May. 20th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
I know, but at least it was during a brainstorming session where I didn't have to record anything..lol Glad you enjoyed it!
May. 20th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's really lovely. Great music metaphors.

I LOL'd at where you wrote it, remembering my own minutes-taking experiences - I used to do 7:30 a.m. meetings, and I think this would have been a good way to keep awake!
May. 20th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
It did help keep my brain functioning, oh yes..lol 7:30 a.m. sounds completely evil.

Thank you, I am glad my past time in music helped:)
May. 20th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
naughty you :)

but very lovely result :D
May. 20th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
I am a horrible, terrible, and no good person;)

Jun. 2nd, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
Ooooo, very cool.
Jun. 2nd, 2011 05:54 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks:)
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