Prompt: Classical music: enchanting or soporific? Does snoring enhance the bass line? - haldane
Title: Vlatava, or The Moldau
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes
Disclaimer: I am not Arthur Conan Doyle; I make no money off this small story.
A/N: This is a little odd - told from the point of view of Holmes' violin.
His fingers trembled slightly on my frets, the bow a fraction less steady than the day before. It was likely due to his use of coca that evening - the atmosphere of 221B Baker Street had been unusually quiet of late, and his great mind could not easily accomodate such inactivity.
The smooth, sobbing waves of Smetana's Vlatava filled the cluttered room, counterpointed by the relaxed snores emanating from Dr. Watson as he slept by the fire, journal in hand. He shifted in his slumber, his rhythm slowing.
I felt Holmes' smile against my worn chin-piece, and he slowed his tempo to match.