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Title: The Solitary Cyclist: The Solitary Scientist
Author: gardnerhill                         
Word Count: 60
Rating: G
Warning: None
Summary: Sweet, that is.

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“Mr. Holmes, I read Dr. Watson's account. I had no idea you’d confronted that odious Mr. Woodley in the tavern.”

“Mrs. Morton, please think nothing of it. One backhand, a scratch –”

“I don’t wish to commiserate. I wish to hire you.”

Holmes blinked at the young newlywed.

Her eyes were still haunted. “Mr. Holmes. Please teach me to box.”

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( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
okapi1895
Feb. 12th, 2017 12:36 pm (UTC)
Go, Violet! Lovely and, I think, IC.
gardnerhill
Feb. 12th, 2017 04:43 pm (UTC)
If nothing else, the training will strengthen her so she can just pick up her bike and start swinging it at the next Woodley that crosses her path.
thesmallhobbit
Feb. 12th, 2017 02:10 pm (UTC)
I'm sure she'd be a natural.
gardnerhill
Feb. 12th, 2017 04:44 pm (UTC)
She's already accustomed to healthy exercise and sticking up for herself.
scfrankles
Feb. 12th, 2017 03:58 pm (UTC)
A clever idea and connection to make.

I agree with Okapi about how in character your 60 is. Violet has had her eyes opened to how awful the world can be, but we know how brave and independent she is. And she's not afraid of physical exertion and appearing 'unladylike'.
gardnerhill
Feb. 12th, 2017 04:46 pm (UTC)
And if nothing else, the exercise regimen to keep a boxing body in shape will give her the strength to simply pick up her bicycle and start swinging it at brutes like Mr. Woodley next time. They won't be expecting THAT!
debriswoman
Feb. 12th, 2017 06:06 pm (UTC)
Very wise, Mrs Morton
gardnerhill
Feb. 13th, 2017 12:16 am (UTC)
She knows the value of being self-reliant.
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