Monday Night. Football.
For kcsakura's Summerlock Exchange prompt “John teaches Sherlock the basics of rugby (or football), for a case. Johnlock preferred.”
Set post-S3, when many things are still desperately unspoken. 1400 words. Rated T.
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“For a case. Archie’s mum signed him up for a new football league. All the boys in it look eerily similar, their practices are suspiciously well-supervised, and there were a few features of interest about the coach. So I signed on as an assistant coach. I studied all the –”
“Mary’s friend’s son, the page boy from your wedding. Do keep up,” he said with a half-smile. It was an echo of the days when John did need to keep up. Now they weren’t usually going the same places, and keeping up was beside the point.
“I know who Archie is. I didn’t know you’d kept in touch. Wait, this is a case you took because a kid told you about something weird? Am I going to end up drugged?”