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    The idea of Sherlock and Eurus connecting over music, over anything, is terrifying. Mycroft has spent decades watching over Sherlock, talking about their fictional family dog and the myth of the east wind, trying to protect Sherlock from the things he doesn’t remember. He’s worried about Sherlock and stood guard over Eurus, and been worse than useless in the end. He was complicit. While he thought he was juggling both threats, maintaining enough control over the situation to keep everyone safe (mostly Sherlock, but the rest of the world as well), he had allowed the threat to escalate. 

    In which Mycroft is not an easy man to know and an even harder one to look after. Fortunately, Lestrade is diligent and determined, and knows how to pay attention to people. Where family comes with obligations, but it also cares, even when you don't want them around. Where life mostly goes as expected, but sometimes has unanticipated joys.

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    24 Oct 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 3

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    Hankie time. Get your tissues. Mycroft mourns Mycroft-style. Poetry is invoked. Folk music, too. The title is from a folksong variously known as "Lady Mary," "Palace Grand," and "Sad Song." The poem quote is from Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Elegy Before Death."

    This one takes place in an AU where Mycroft does love Lestrade, but never acts on it or attempts what he considers logically impossible. Not that Sherlock can't spot pining and goldfish when he sees them.

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    21 Oct 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 61

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    Greg Lestrade is a charismatic and accomplished musician. Mycroft Holmes is a shy and tweedy classics professor. Their friends realize they both plan to quit smoking in the new year. Greg is so lovely, so intimidating, and the threat of intimacy so frightening, that Mycroft keeps smoking. But all kinds of quitting are harder than they look.

    (They kiss)

    (If you like vulnerable Mycroft/confident Greg/Oxbridge aesthetics... *slaps top of car* this has that)

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    19 Oct 2021

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    18 Oct 2021

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    Greg was in an office with a huge window overlooking a rough, grey sea, somewhere far from London. There was a tall, dark-haired woman with him, sitting in a chair and staring at him as though he were some sort of laboratory specimen. Her eyes were the sort of cold you might expect from a reptile. Greg was handcuffed to a chair by his wrists and ankles, his mouth held shut with duct tape.

    He suppressed a shiver. This, he thought, is not going to end well.

     

    An AU where it's not Molly but Greg who was targeted as one of Eurus's victims during the events at Sherrinford.

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    18 Oct 2021