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Little Things

Title: Little Things
Author: ciaranbochna 
Sherlock, John
Disclaimer: I own neither the characters nor the world.
Length: 221words
Rating:  G
Summary: "The knife bisects the leaves with very little pressure"
Warnings: May make someone hungry?
A/N: My first attempt at a 221B

The knife bisects the leaves with very little pressure; the sweet/sharp smell of the African basil lingers in the air. He arranges the Roma tomatoes on the French bread, placing half a slice over each piece of cheese. He drops the basil leaves precisely over each tomato, drizzling 50 year-old balsamic in a figure-eight over each piece of bread on the tray. He closes the oven door, and waits.

The flat door opens just as he pulls the tray out. He burns the tips of his fingers slightly as pushes the bruschetta onto two plates. There is a sharp inhale behind him. The cold water from the tap eases his stinging fingers. He turns around, smiling.

“Well, sit down John. Bruschetta cannot be reheated.”

“You… Well alright then.” John sits down heavily and stares raptly at the plate before him. The basil leaves have been cut into stars, only slightly wilted by their brief time in the oven.

“Normally I cannot be bothered. But there is no excuse for you eating take-away every night.” Sherlock bites into the bread, closing his eyes. He hears John do the same, followed by a muffled groan.

Sherlock opens his eyes, smirking slightly at John.

“I have modified the recipe slightly. I refuse to dice tomatoes and I prefer the melting point of fresh Bocconcini.”



( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 13th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
Absolutely yummy, in all the best ways.
Aug. 13th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I am glad you enjoyed:)
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Aug. 14th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
lol I was hoping for that effect;)
Aug. 14th, 2011 07:10 am (UTC)
Deliciously descriptive!

Also, Sherlock being a really excellent cook is part of my headcanon as well. I'm glad I'm not the only one! :-D

(now I want bruschetta...)
Aug. 14th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
Definitely not the only one:) Oh I want some too, and all I have is the basil right now..lol
Aug. 14th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
oh I do love this :)
excellent first foray :)
Aug. 14th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks:) I was nervous posting as I always am.
Aug. 14th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
Delicious and beautiful.
Aug. 14th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
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