Teaser: The Colour (2/4)
I have compared Holmes to a hound that had picked up a sent already, and this time it was the same: the hunt led us to a store that sells all types of drawing utensils.
After announcing our entry with a bell, a man appeared. He had the air of an artist, flourishing hand gestures and an extravagant scarf draped over his shoulders. His voice was unusually high, accenting every syllabus.
“Whatever is that you desire?” Even his enquiry struck me as odd.
“We require information about a certain type of colour, or to be precise, its paint, as the colour is known to me, Prussian Blue. And as you’re a respectable seller with a wide range of knowledge…”
The man smiled, pleased. God, did he blush? “Well, thank you, sir.” A silly little wave with his left wrist, “Prussian Blue, you say? You’re a connoisseur, as it is indeed a rather peculiar shade. We sell it, naturally.”
“Naturally.” My Holmes returned the smile. I took a step closer to him. There was so much to see in the store, I was simply indulging my curiosity. Also, I hoped to pen this tale later, and one needs accurate descriptions.
Read ch1 of Sherlock Holmes and the Gigantic Santa Clause on Ao3 (ACD!Johnlock, teen, ca. 1k). All-new chapter will be up on 05/12.