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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
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
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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