Conservation of Matter

by cyanocorax


Ship
No Ship
Word Count
416
Plot
Character Study

Author's Summary

She had thought, some months ago, that he would be disappointed in her for being so utterly taken in by James Moriarty, so charmed, so swept, but she grew to know better. One cannot be disappointed in something for which one had no expectations in the first place— it was a simple rule of nature. Parity. Give and take.

Comments

This is an exercise in subtlety. Beautifully understated.

Characterization

Spot On

Pacing

Quick

Tone

Revealing