Can I Keep You?Can I Keep You?: A BBC Sherlock AU Fic.Can I Keep You?3 years ago in General Fiction
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A giant grey eye peered curiously over the dominion of insects through an old magnifying glass. A little boy, no more than five, crouched in the dull green grass on his knees as he steadied himself with his free hand. He crawled forward an inch or two, rubbing grass stains into the threads of his designer jeans, as he followed a small, hairy caterpillar through the tall blades. He studied its movement and behavior patterns through the glass his parents had given him for his birthday that year.
The boy set the magnifying glass on the ground and brushed the dark, curly hair from his brow so he could keep the bug in his sights. He pried his eyes away for a second to grab a clear, plastic cup with an aerated lid at his side. He opened it, threw in a fistful of grass, and placed it in front of the caterpillar's path so it would crawl in of its own accord.
The boy smiled, his nose crinkling sli