By Alia

Disclaimer: The characters depicted below are now public domain but it would be very remiss of me not to point out that Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson were in fact created by the late, and great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. No disrespect is intended.

Summary: Right or wrong, pride can be found in all endeavours.

Rating: G

Author's Notes: This ficlet was written for the 7 deadly sins community over on live journal. Pride is prompt #7. You also might like to keep in mind that it is unbetaed and contains Australian spelling. If you find a mistake then please feel free to point it out to me.

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Proverb 16:18 tells us that pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. I have no fear of falling however, for I harbour no dread of ever reaching heaven or rising beyond my place at his feet.

I once felt pride standing at his side, a feeling that was reinforced over the period of many years as his notability grew and I was introduced as trusted friend and colleague to the world's only consulting detective. That was long ago though and my place in his life and the chronicles I write have altered dramatically since the days when we first shared rooms.

Most of what I share with the reading public scarcely scratches the surface of our relationship but I doubt my readers would understand why I no longer feel shame or dishonour when I kneel before him and worship his body as I had once the artefact's of my ancestors.

We shall surely burn for all eternity but I for one have no wish to change or seek redemption. Pride can be found in all endeavours I have discovered, including those things that are not sanctioned by the law and must be for the sake of respectability hidden from view.


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