I don't think Doyle - no, art - no. Life. Gets cuter than this. And hey, slash or not, their relationship is what it is; whether you'd classify it as slash or not, it's not going to be any different. Personally, I don't think they're together, and so I just interpreted this as a very warm sick day. Because, really. Who could resist a forehead-hug-thing from Watson?!
Just wondering, though; why is this in the anthro category? (If I'm missing something really obvious, please murder me. And then have Holmes solve my death.)
[And PS, real works? I always blow off school projects for Sherlock fanfiction. Ain't nobody got time for Homer when there's (really bad) literature a'be written!]