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Greg is the baby of Lestrade family. After an argument/fight at 211b, he goes back to his family for an undetermined period of time. Lestrade family is French nobility. His parents and older brothers are aware of everything. Rumors of him resigning float around the Met. Mycroft, Sherlock and John go to meet him in his family home to apologize and return him to London with them. Greg's family, however refuse to let them take Greg away. This ensues a fight of vicious words between the Londoners and the family. Mycroft, Sherlock and John eventually repent for their actions and Greg forgives them. (it's up to you about what and how they repent and how Greg forgives them)
(personal goal) Chapter count 5-6

Outline
AGES OF CHARACTERS Sherlock-~25, Mycroft-~32, John-~28, Lestrade-~29 (premature grey hair),
Gabriel-~33, Leon-~35, Henri~ 38

 

-Lestrade is at 221b with Sherlock, Mycroft, and John
-Greg and John are just trying to have some bro time, while Sherlock and Mycroft are bickering

-Sherlock snidely remarks that at least he has people he can rely on (John, Lestrade)
-“Ah, of course, your boyfriend and your handler.” Mycroft sarcastically commented
-‘um nah bruh 100% het here hahah’ –John basically

-Lestrade tries to calm Sherlock and Mycroft down, not 100% involved in the argument
-Sherlock shuts Lestrade down
-Lestrade gets a little pissed, but goes back to his beer

-Sherlock goes to latch on to Lestrade now, insulting his professionalism, job, etc.
-Mycroft tells Sherlock to cut it out, but subtly joins in (while yes, he is , he also is )
-Lestrade gets fed up and leaves

-John glares at the two brothers and shoves Sherlock’s arm
-John walks towards the door, knocking himself forcefully into Mycroft on his way out
-John walks out of 221B and looks for Lestrade, then calls him when he can’t see him

-Lestrade says he’s going away for a bit
-Cut to Lestrade in his car, driving to his flat to blow off some steam

-Lestrade calls SY and says that he NEEDS a few days off (family matters)
-SY agrees (longer convo though…)

-Lestrade speed dials a number and says “I’m coming back.”

 

CHAPTER 2
-Cut to Lestrade pulling up to a huge castle/mansion thingy (basically DAAAAANNNNGGGGG big)
-When he gets out, he is greeted by a man (~33) happily
-“Ah, there’s my precious baby brother!” “Hey Gabriel…”

-Gregory is welcomed into the palace by Gabriel Lestrade, just to see two other men, debating over something (colors?)
-Gabe announces “Our dear baby brother is back from London!” the men drop the debate to rush over and hug Gregory
-Lyon (~35) excitedly greets Gregory and says how boring life had been without him
-Henri (~38) says how happy mom and dad will be to see that he is home again

-Lyon grabs the nearest servant and asks them to show him to Mr. & Mrs. Lestrade
-Servant (let’s call her Alex) informs Gregory about what has been happening
-Gregory ‘hm’s in acknowledgement, then asks about Alex

-Alex is confused at first, but tells Gregory her name
-“and what do you like to do?” “Do you like working here?” etc.
-Alex smiles and says that she was warned about Gregory specifically
-Gregory asks why
-She says that any servant who meets Gregory Lestrade will never want to leave the Lestrade home because he is so nice
-“Really now, is that so?” 

-Alex knocks on a big set of doors, hears a come in, and opens the door for Gregory
-Gregory walks in, a bit sheepish. “Hello Mum, Dad, how’ve you been?”
-Gregory is welcomed with a hug from his mom and a pat on the back from his dad

-Mother asks why he is back at the mansion
-INNER GREGORY MONOLOGUE Gregory hates on Mycroft and Sherlock internally, but says that he got into an argument with some people he was close to, and he had some spare vacation days saved up, so he decided to pop in for a bit.
-“Well, no matter why you’re here, I am happy that you have come to stay with us.”

-Gregory feels happy that his family at least appreciates him.

 

-Back at 221b, John is pacing in front of Sherlock and he is mad
-“Oh come off it John, Lestrade will be back in a day or two.” “I am not mad at Greg, I’m mad at YOU!” *insert John rant about how Sherlock was a bit not good to Greg*

-Lestrade is shown into a bedroom (Add details about how it looks!! White/gold aesthetic?)
-Lestrade turns to his bed (describe in detail (reds)) and flings his face into the sheets and groans
-“Sir, I have your luggage, where would you like me to put it?”
-“Just wherever you want… I need a sec…” *dies in soft heaven*

-Cut to John demanding to have a face to face talk with Mycroft
-Sherlock sighs in annoyance and texts Mycroft ‘send a car, John wants to speak to you –SH’
-Mycroft replies ‘of course, how long will he be here?’
-‘about an hour, he’s pretty mad. –SH’

-Cut to John arriving at Mycroft’s house with murder on his mind
-John b-lines straight for Mycroft’s office
-*flings door open* MYCROFT
-Mycroft rolls his eyes and sets down his wine and phone. “Yes?”

-John is now beyond mad at Mycroft’s casualness at the situation
-Queue YET ANOTHER John rant, Mycroft edition™
-Every time Mycroft speaks, John cuts him off and adds yet another point on how he has messed up

 

-Cut to Gregory lying on top of the covers and relaxing, when none other than Lyon and Gabe appear
-“So Gregory, what brings you back here? I thought you hated how extravagant here is?”
-“Promise you won’t tell mum?” “Of course!” “Okay…”
-Gregory explains how one of his best friends degraded and insulted him, while Mycroft tried to help; he only made the situation worse. And Gregory gets more and more upset as he keeps explaining his problem

-Lyon sits on the bed with Gregory, giving him a big hug in sympathy while Gabriel sits and empathizes in a non-contacting way
-“Hey, where’s Henri?” Gregory asks, Lyon explains that Henri is an important politician and he’s almost constantly working nowadays
-Gregory smiles and ‘hm-s’ in acknowledgement
-suddenly, Gregory’s stomach growls
-Gabriel laughs and says he’ll go get something to eat since he missed dinner

-Lyon and Gregory talk about their homes (Lyon lives in an extravagant mansion, albeit a bit smaller than the main Lestrade home)
-Gregory tells only a bit about his dingy flat in London
-Lyon offers him money to get a better house
-“Ly, you know how I feel about that. I don’t want to use money that I didn’t earn.”
-“I know I know, but just if you ever need some help, I’m here.”

 

CHAPTER 3
-John finally stops yelling at Mycroft about how terrible he was to Gregory and how he’s going to apologize right this instant or else
-Mycroft, now fully convinced that he won’t be left alone until he apologizes, picks up his phone, shows John Gregory’s number, and presses call.
-Gregory feels his phone vibrate in his back pocket when he finishes talking to Lyon and pulls out his cell
-He sees that it’s Mycroft and promptly turns his phone off

-“Who was that?” Gabriel asks as he opens the door with a platter containing soup, a bread roll, and a cup of tea in his other hand
-“Nobody important, I assure you.”

-Gabriel gives Lestrade his food and Gregory immediately digs into it.
-Lyon and Gabe share a look, then chuckle
-“Once our Gregory, always our Gregory.”

-Lyon and Gabriel say their goodnights and leave, saying that if he needed anything, Henri was still going to be up for another 4 hours
-Gregory nods and says goodnight, finishing the rest of his food and drink
-As Gregory sets his platter down, he starts to think about his little London flat
-He feels a pang of homesickness for his own house, but represses it

-Gregory, after turning his phone back on, starts to mindlessly scroll through Reddit and YouTube, looking for something to entertain himself with
-After a good 2 hours, he decides he wants to go and see his eldest brother, Henri

-Gregory makes his way to Henri’s room (detail way there!!)
-Gregory knocks and the door opens a moment later to see Henri, typing away on his phone as he opens the door
-Henri looks up “oh, Oh! Gregory! Come in, what do you need?”
-Gregory explains that he just wants to talk and stuff
-“Oh good, maybe I’ll have something worthwhile to listen to finally! Do you know how boring the Hungarian representative is?”

-Gregory laughs and walks in, sitting in a nice comfy chair as he and Henri talk about how stupid people in power can be.

-Cut to John and Mycroft again, after not being able to get through to Gregory
-“His phone is probably charged, and I am not leaving until I hear you apologize to Greg, even if we have to hunt him down!”
-Mycroft, now a bit salty, calls again

-Back to Gregory and Henri, Gregory’s phone starts buzzing again
-Henri gets a glimpse at the caller ID (Mycroft) and fanboys a bit
-“You’re friends with the Mycroft?”
-“I was, but he’s not a very good friend.”

-Due to Henri’s excitement, he answers, but in the most monotone and dead way “Lestrade.”
-Mycroft starts to speak, and Gregory drowns it out in spite
-“Has everything been forgiven?”
-“No, leave me alone.” *hangs up*

-Henri is sitting in shock because his baby brother just told the most powerful man ever to go away
-“What? I know he’s got a big job or whatever, but at this point in time, I really don’t care.”
-Henri explains all about Mycroft’s position, slightly fanboying while doing it
-“I’ll shoot him a text about you, okay?”
-Gregory texts “My brother thinks you’re cool.” With no context

CHAPTER 4
-Mycroft now gives John the time (11:14 PM) and suggests he go home
-“Yeah, I will, but I’m going over to Greg’s place to make sure he’s alright. Like I said, he genuinely thought highly of you, then you just had to mess it up.”
-Mycroft informs John that he is with his brothers and parents in France

-John rants to himself about how stupid this is and leaves
-When he does, Mycroft thinks over some important pieces of information that John said during the ‘argument’ (Greg thought so much of you, he liked to talk about you all the time, all he did was praise you)
-Mycroft quickly realizes that John was hinting that Gregory had a crush on him

-Mycroft thinks over this while drinking his wine, before getting a single text from Gregory
-Mycroft thinks he’s talking about his eldest brother, Henri, who he has met once
-Mycroft replies “I think he is not as terribly boring as all the other politicians that I have had the pleasure of talking to.”

-Gregory shows Henri the text and he mentally flips out.
-Henri’s face is red; his smile hurts his cheeks, that good stuff
-“Henri, it’s only Mycroft. It’s not a big deal.”
-“What!? Not a bi-I don’t- what the- Gregory! Are we talking about the same Mycroft?”
-Gregory proceeds to throw shade while describing Mycroft
-“We are! So how on Earth could you think that his praise is nothing?”
-“Because I’ve heard it firsthand…”

-Gregory proceeds to tall Henri about the fight he had gotten into with the Holmes boys
-Henri tries to rationalize what happened, but he realizes Gregory is too upset

-Gregory takes his leave and goes back to his room to sleep (note that the plates are missing)
-Gregory shuts off the light, takes off his shoes, and flings himself onto the bad and falls asleep

-Cut to next day, John and Sherlock are packing a backpack full of clothes and toiletries
-Mycroft calls to ask what they are doing
-“Giving you a sign that you better start packing and giving me that address.”

-Mycroft texts the location to John, then hangs up
-John immediately texts Gregory ‘hey, is everything better now? Do you want to talk about it?’
-Gregory replies ‘not really. And I’m in France atm, if you want to come over, I’m okay with that.’
-Gregory texts John his address and John says he’ll be there