I wonder how many people John Watson’s killed. I mean it had to be a decent amount for John to kill that cabbie and not give a damn afterwards, and just go get something to eat. Not tell anyone, not report it, just casually stand back and let them find the body and wait. It has to be a decent amount to have a hand that steady, an aim that good.
I wonder how he feels about it.
I wonder if part of his nightmares include how many lives he’s taken. I wonder if he thinks about their families. How they must feel about it. I wonder if he had a religious crisis, whether he thinks he’s going to heaven or hell, if he’s religious at all after that.
I wonder how many people Doctor John H. Watson, Captain of the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers, has killed.