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Target practice microfic

BBC Sherlock
Rating PG, pre-slash
Spoilers: none

Prompt at http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/575.html?thread=68671#t68671 - shooting range fic

"Sherlock, good shooting is about consistency. There's no point in getting your first eight shots on target if your last two are all over the place because you got distracted. You're not going to be able to make pretty patterns on the wall if you forget that."


"The difference between being a good shot and being a crack shot is learning to be still. And that means more than not waving the gun about when you get excited, it involves your whole body. The best marksmen can actually slow their heartbeat down in competition, you know."


"When I push your hip it means your leg needs to move further back, not that you lean into me. Concentrate on what this feels like, we're trying to take advantage of muscle memory here."


"Sherlock, that was worse than ever! You're just not focusing. You're looking for a slow heartbeat, remember, calm, not excitement. And can you please try and get your stance right this time without me having to correct it?"

It is probably very fortunate, Sherlock thinks, that though John is a brilliant shot and a conscientious teacher, he's so lousy at detection.


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 7th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
Sep. 8th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
John is blind! lol XD

Loving the microfic!
Sep. 9th, 2010 10:05 am (UTC)
What I wouldn't give for a Jack Harkness-type marksmanship lesson scene but starring John and Sherlock instead. Lovely fic, and it is wonderful how you packed so much in so little!
Sep. 9th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid someone else will have to do any Jack Harkness-inspired stuff, because I haven't watched Dr Who or Torchwood, and I don't have time to do so and write as well. At the moment I'm mostly doing slightly longer stories, but I may end up back on microfics again at some point.
Oct. 4th, 2012 11:48 am (UTC)
Jack Harkness flirts with just about anything that moves. In the first (?) ep of Torchwood he teaches a girl to shoot,with a very very much added sexual tension and not to subtle flirting from jack. So basically mremre (my interpretation at least) is saying they'd like it if John enjoyed it/took advantage of the situation just as much as Sherlock did. Also i loved the microfic it was quite well put together thank you for the fill.
Sep. 11th, 2010 10:18 am (UTC)
This made me smile!
Dec. 2nd, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
This is great, you say so much in so few words. Could I imagine all this happening, in my head? Absolutely.
Dec. 2nd, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it - just occasionally I can do concise, though it doesn't come easily.
Dec. 11th, 2010 08:51 am (UTC)


Thanks for writing! :)
Aug. 6th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
Tricky Sherlock!
Sep. 2nd, 2011 11:47 am (UTC)
Re: Target practice microfic
I have to agree with Sherlock - John *is* lousy at detection. (Probably *because* he's a conscientious teacher in this case.) :)

(And goodness knows, Sherlock needs some lessons, in basic firearm safety if nothing else.)

For some reason I think Sherlock might turn out to be quite a slow learner about some of this, although mysteriously just short of the point where John might give up trying to teach him. :)
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