Truth or Dare
by Mary Christmas (unicorn_76010 at lycos.com)
After she had pronounced the game and the rules everybody was
still looking at her blankly. "What?"
"We have to tell him," Hermione said, pointing to Snape,
"that we love him if we don't go through with the dare?"
"Uh, yeah, Hermione...."
"Excuse me? But if we're going to play a game like this,
don't we all need to know each others' names?" Beth Lestrade pointed
Mary frowned at her. "Well, duh! Of course we do. So
So they all did, with much raised eyebrows on Hermione's
part when Frodo and Holmes and Moriarty and Lestrade and Watson
introduced themselves. They were of course fictional characters to
her. They would have been for Harry and Ron, but they had never
read The Lord of the Rings or Sherlock Holmes. Anyway,
Hermione almost refused to play with what she considered not real
characters and was only convinced when Mary showed her that she
and Harry and Ron were fictional as well. At least in Mary's world.
"So now we sit in a circle?" Frodo asked, sitting down on the
beige carpet of Mary's room. Mary nodded and sat down beside him, a
slight blush on her face. The others sat down in this order:
Moriarty on Mary's right (Frodo was on the left, but you knew that
had to be by default right? so I don't even know why I put this
little note in), Watson on Moriarty's right, Holmes on Watson's
right, Lestrade on Holmes' right, Deidre on Lestrade's right,
Wiggins on Deidre's right, Tennyson on Wiggins' right, Harry on
Tennyson's right, Ron on Harry's right and Hermione in between Ron
"Okay, I'm going to start off. We'll go in uh...hang on,
I've got to figure out my directions...okay, counterclockwise
order. Moriarty, Truth or Dare?"
Moriarty cleared his throat. "Truth. of course."
Lestrade snorted. "Of course. Because he doesn't know how to
Moriarty looked hurt. "Why, Lestrade. I'm hurt."
"Okay, you guys, that's enough. Okay. Is it true that uh...
"Excuse me? I did not quite catch that." He wasn't the only
one who hadn't. Tennyson, in fact, was the only one who had and his
eyes were very wide in his face.
"Grr...you should learn how to listen," Mary said in
annoyance as she scooted a bit closer to Frodo and eyed Lestrade
warily before asking the question slower. "I said: 'Are. You. In.
Love. With. Lestrade?"
Moriarty stared at her with a menacing scowl. "I most
certainly am not. There is no such thing as being in love with
someone when they do not love you back."
This answer of course brought chokes from Wiggins, Watson,
and Deidre, an incredulous beeping from Tennyson, an embarrassed
groan from Lestrade, and bit of a chuckle from Holmes, which earned
him a glare from Moriarty and a punch in the arm from Lestrade.
Harry, Ron, Hermione and Frodo just looked on in silence while Mary
was smugly smiling.
"Your turn, Moriarty. You ask Watson."
Moriarty turned to Watson, still angry from the last
question. "Truth or Dare?"
"Hm...I think...truth," Watson answered.
"Very well. Is it true that you cannot power down at night
without your teddy bear?" (Yes, I know, Watson doesn't have a teddy
bear, but...well, just go along, okay?)
Watson blushed. "Oh my...I well...yes!" he answered, and put
his face in his hands. EVERYONE in the room (except, of course for
Snape, who was gloating over marking several things off of the
Gryffindor papers. Of course, they weren't as many points as he liked
to make them think. He wasn't really a bad guy...just misunderstood)
stared at Watson, most with pity, a few with amusement and Moriarty
To be continued...mostly because I've run out of ideas at
the moment. If you want to add a part or even join in the fun...
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