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Title:...then I suppose I have to.
Canon Story: The Solitary Cyclists
Rating: G
Summary: Everybody get a happy ending. And a piano. And a bicycle.

“Hello, Doctor Watson!”
“Oh, hello, Miss Smith!  Wait, it’s Mrs. Morton now, isn’t it? Congratulations!”
“Yes, it is, thank you. Do remember Esme, Mister Carruthers’ daughter?”
“Oh, yes, hello, my dear!”
“Hello, Doctor Watson.”
“Esme’s living with us now. We are in London doing a bit of shopping.”
“We’re going to get a piano and a bicycle just for me!”

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gardnerhill
Feb. 12th, 2017 09:10 am (UTC)
Hitch them together, and she can practice her lessons whilst taking the country air. They both have pedals...
okapi1895
Feb. 12th, 2017 12:33 pm (UTC)
Ha, that's a picture, isn't it? Toot, toot!
gardnerhill
Feb. 12th, 2017 04:39 pm (UTC)
thesmallhobbit
Feb. 12th, 2017 02:06 pm (UTC)
It's nice for once for everyone to have a happy ending.
okapi1895
Feb. 12th, 2017 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, 10 year old girl got lost in the case, but perhaps not the story.
scfrankles
Feb. 12th, 2017 03:46 pm (UTC)
Children in the canon do seem to be just plot points that fade away, don't they? ^_^ (They're probably all off playing with Watson's bull pup.)

I love Mrs. Morton's generosity - not just regarding using her new fortune to buy the bicycle and the piano, but being generous enough to offer her home and time to Esme.
okapi1895
Feb. 12th, 2017 03:56 pm (UTC)
Clever connection to make with Watson's bull pup (whom I love). Yeah, Watson says that Carruthers gets 'a few months' as if it's no big deal (less than the 7 and 10 years that the other get) but to a girl that's depending on her one surviving parent, a few months in prison is a very big deal. I like to think the girl was taken care of, perhaps Violet would be kind enough to be in the instrument of that care.
debriswoman
Feb. 12th, 2017 06:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, Esme was rather put to one side...
okapi1895
Feb. 12th, 2017 06:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Violet liked her enough to keep teaching her (of course the 100 pounds didn't hurt) but a father to a motherless child who is doing time--even for 'a few months'--is pretty tragic. I'd like to think she had a soft landing.
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