Title: Day 1: Shopping (#8)
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Rating: PG (for one word)
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Pairing(s): Sherlock Holmes & John Watson
Genre: Character Study, Humor
Warning(s): Neither betaed nor Britpicked.
Beta(s): None (sorry)
Prompt(s): "Shopping" (Prompt #8 from the 30 Day OTP Challenge)
Notes: From the "30 Day OTP Challenge": #8, "Shopping", as decided by the Roll Dice Online random number generator.
Feedback: Always welcome, either on LJ (at the post or by PM) or at CartoonB@aol.com
Disclaimer: Seriously? Hell, this time, I doubt I even own the idea!
Summary: Sherlock. John. Food shopping. Oh, dear.
Contrary to popular belief, Sherlock does, in fact, know how to go grocery shopping...in theory. That is to say, he’s done it in the past, while living alone, and somehow managed not to starve to death, but his abilities in that arena are severely limited. Left alone in Tesco, he’s more likely to bring back the items needed for a new experiment he’s thought up while there than return bearing milk, eggs, tea, or any of the myriad other day-to-day necessities he planned to buy when he left the flat.
John, on the other hand, is very proficient at grocery shopping: he always returns with all of the items on his meticulously written-out list, and--those rare occasions when he and Sherlock go shopping together excluded--only the items on said list. He neither gives into impulse purchases, nor ever skips over things he means to buy.
Unsurprisingly, in the grand and often complicated scheme of how household duties are apportioned at 221B, John is generally responsible for the grocery shopping…as well as the cooking, the dishwashing, and pretty much everything else having to do with food, at least since the incident with the pigeon feet.
Which is why it confuses everyone who doesn’t know about Sherlock’s very secret sweet tooth just how often John feels required to yell “Sherlock! Where the hell are the biscuits?”