“Any new developments at Baker Street?”

“Well, sir … erm … there appear to have been certain … er … activities of late. Of the romantic kind.”

“What do you mean, ‘appear to be’? Do you have proof or not?”

“The CCTV footage isn’t entirely clear. We … erm … we seem to have acquired a bird problem recently.”

“Bird problem? Don’t bore me with this nonsense, man. What is going on?”

“Well, sir, see for yourself. This raven … it showed up two days ago and since then it’s been quite enamoured of our cameras. We think it’s using them to …”

“To do what?”

“Take selfies, sir.”

For September’s @sherlockchallenge: Animals. Also, consider this a teaser for #inktober2017

Living with Sherlock Would Involve
  • Looking after him, or rather, making sure he looks after himself.
  • Being his contact with John, because John still wants Sherlock to be okay, even if he doesn’t want to talk to him.
  • Being woken up by Sherlock searching through your clothes, throwing everything on top of you on the bed until he finds a silk scarf, which he takes out with him into the kitchen, slamming your bedroom door behind him.
  • “Oh did I wake you up? My apologies.”
  • Mycroft keeping an eye on you. You get annoyed at him for this until one day he sees you walking home in the pouring rain and picks you up. You say he can come in for tea but he declines and quickly leaves.
  • Sherlock playing the violin very loudly when he wants you to wake up. “Oh good you’re up, read this.” 
  • Locking your bedroom door so Sherlock can’t get in. He quickly picks it so you install several different locks and puzzles to stop him from getting in. It turns into a little bit of a game so you don’t really mind when Sherlock shows up lying at the end of your bed one morning after spending the whole night trying to unlock your door. “I did it.” He says groggily.
  • Playing cards late at night. Sherlock insists on staying awake to wait for news so you stay up with him. Cards is the only way for him to keep you awake and focused (since you’re so competitive) so Sherlock is happy to play card games with you.
  • You invent games, puzzles and tricks to entertain Sherlock because a confused Sherlock is entertainment to you. Sometimes he pretends he knows the answer but won’t tell you (even though he doesn’t know). 
  • Screaming at him when you’ve had enough, when you’re fed up of his attitude because you care about him and he usually acts indifferent. This ensues. 
  • On the days when it’s too much for you and you’re crying and screaming at him to go away, Sherlock stays and tries to comfort you. Even though you appreciate the effort, Mrs Hudson’s tea and biscuits are much more helpful.
  • Sherlock telling you he actually does like having you around, even though you can be “a smug pain” sometimes.
  • “Ditto.”


Being Neighbours with John and Sherlock Would Involve is similar and here

“So, do you believe these two idiots are ever going to sort themselves out? They’re so obviously in love with each other. Obvious to everybody than themselves, that is. And Sherlock calls me unobservant.”

“Well, they’re going to need help, aren’t they? I have some ideas.”

For May’s @sherlockchallenge: Mothers / Fathers. Hope to find the time to draw another one.