evil mycroft

Oh So Quiet

A/N: Ahhhhh I felt so mean leaving you all on a cliffhanger so here’s a little surprise for you all….CHAPTER NINE! 😱 Enjoy!

Chapter 9

“Wh…what?!” You half laughed and were half outraged at the accusation “Sherlock, I don’t know what you’re talking about” you flickered your eyes between all four of the men who were all, apart from Sherlock, tilting their head slightly in confusion.

“Y/N…” Mycroft put on his ‘motherly tone’ “Whatever it is we won’t be angry with you”.

'Yes they will,’ the voice purred in your head again 'They’ll be so angry and so so soooo disappointed’ his voice grew louder as he screamed in your mind. 'TELL THEM EVERYTHING! I want to see you break them’.

You looked around the room and a sinister smirk spread on your face “I knew” you told them in an almost sadistic tone, causing Sherlock’s facial features to tighten.

“Knew what?” John asked, afraid to ask.

“I’ve known the entire time who the voice in my head is” you told the four men who were facing you with fallen expressions. You could hear your brothers hearts shattering at the revelation.

Mycroft stood up “Then why do this,” he flapped his hands at you as you remained passive “Why pull this little silent stunt?! Why lie to us?!” Mycroft was enraged and his voice raised to fill the entire room.

A dry laugh left your lips “Oh you are such a hypocrite Mycroft! You lied to Sherlock about redbeard!” You screamed back and suddenly Mycroft felt small. You turned to face Sherlock “That’s why they sent me away to live with uncle Rudy because they knew I’d tell you!” You roared and Sherlock’s gaze fell to the floor as tears brimmed his eyes.

“Why did you do all of this?” Greg timidly asked and your face softened at seeing him so distraught before it hardened once more.

“Because no one listens to the loud ones!” Your voice faltered slightly and the room went far too quiet for everyone’s liking. You opened your mouth again with your lips trembling “Oh no they focus all their attention on the quiet ones. They become concerned when the loud ones stop talking. Why do you think I stopped? It was because the voice told me to and said that you’d all listen to me when I did. He was right. Silence was my loudest scream for help!” You told them with rage pouring out of every word as you thought back to the time when the voice came to see you and delved into your mind, he got you talking about your problems instead of the other way about.

“I tried my best to intertwine myself in your lives but none of you cared because I was too loud and to 'stupid’ apparently!” You harshly growled out and the friction against your throat made it burn. Your brothers let out a sad sigh from seeing you burst with rage, they knew it was true.

'Good girl,’ the voice praised 'Let everything out and it will be over’

You focused your attention to Mycroft “You know those tests you sent?” You spat out.

Mycroft’s head snapped up and swallowed hard. He knew about the tests you were talking about but Sherlock didn’t have a clue. You continued talking, spitting out every word as if you had poison on your tongue “Did you know the ones you got were all fake?”

“Fake…how?” Mycroft asked afraid to hear the answer.

“What tests?” Sherlock asked with his voice trembling.

“Mycroft used to send uncle Rudy files of IQ tests to test my intelligence but he’d copy them and send back the real ones with gibberish. Uncle Rudy would make me do the copied versions and keep them for his own records. Mycroft never complained or questioned it because those tests made me seem like the least intelligent one in the family. When in reality, I’m the smartest.” You looked to the floor and whispered out “Even smarter than Eurus.”

The revelation made Sherlock’s fist tightly clench into a ball while Mycroft frustratingly sighed “Why?” He snapped “Why would he do that?!”

You snapped your head up and screamed at him “Why do you think uncle Rudy kept me away? He wanted me to stay to feed off my intelligence! You were always so oblivious and gullible, Mycroft. Uncle Rudy knew you’d believe him because of everything that happened with Eurus. When he realised I was smarter than Sherlock, Eurus and you he wanted that to himself!”.

Tears were brimming everyone’s eyes as streams of tears flowed down your cheeks “I just wanted to be apart of your lives, but you sent me away to a man who fed off my brain…that’s why I let the voice take over my mind so Uncle Rudy couldn’t have it anymore”.

“I can’t believe you did this” Mycroft’s voice was drowning in disappointment “Just look at what you’ve done to Sherlock! His arms are covered in nicotine patches, ten in fact, five on each arm!”

You gave Sherlock a forced smile “I’m touched”.

Sherlock looked up to you as a tear spilled onto his shirt “I’m sorry” you whispered out and reached for the gun that you had discretely hidden under your jumper.

Sherlock eyes widened and the four men defensively held up their hands “Y/N?” Greg called out and you looked at him with blurred vision “You don’t have to do this we can all just-”

You cut him off “I HAVE to do this!” You sobbed out “The voice won’t stop if I don’t” you told him as your hands shook holding the gun out I front of you.

'Atta girl, do it for me. Your finger is on the trigger it will be over so quick and I’ll go, I’ll leave you alone’ the voice cooed.

“I’m sorry Sherlock” you breathed out, pointing the gun at him, your finger gently pressing against the trigger. He looked so vulnerable, like he was a child again.

“Before you do this,” Sherlock’s voice deceived his calm look when it broke “Who was the voice?” He asked and you blinked.

You didn’t wait for permission from the voice and told your brother, it was the least he deserved. “Moriarty. He visited me”

“Impossible!” John argued “Jim Moriarty is dead!”

You tilted your head towards John and raised a brow “I didn’t say anything about Jim?”

You saw how twisted Sherlock and Mycroft’s faces went, they were unnaturally pale. You confidently kept talking although your hand was shaking “It was his brother…they are so alike. Jim’s brother loves trains, he’s a station master” you let out a small, emotionless laugh “They both wanted you to suffer. But Jim’s brother desperately wants you die after what happened on the roof of Bart’s” you grip on the gun tightened “He was right, you all became so concerned when I stopped talking. You all suddenly cared” Your eyes fell as the voice began to scream at you do do it.

“I’m so sorry Sherlock” you told him.

Sherlock gulped and decided to ask “Why are you sorry?”

You sent him a sweet, genuine smile “Because I’m your sister, and you know I won’t do it. But I have to get rid of this voice”. The four men screamed out a no and you placed he gun under your chin and tightly closed your eyes, not wanting to see their faces reacting with what you were about to do.

'No, no, NO! Don’t you dare do this Y/N!’ The voice screamed and you felt your heart thudding at how terrified he sounded.

“Do you really want to know what Eurus said to me?” You asked the room but no one said a word “Vatican cameos” You whispered “She said that over and over and over again”. Warm tears flowed down your face and your finger pressed against the trigger.

(ANOTHER CLIFFHANGER?!?! I AM MEAN! 😱 and we finally know who the voice is! Did you think it would have been Jim’s brother? I hope the twist left you surprised! Don’t worry in 24 hours the final chapter will be posted and you’ll find out if you make it….or not 😏)


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In a world of Goldfish

Trying to be clever, Sherlock gave Mycroft and Anthea two goldfish for their wedding gift. He took pride in his brother’s shocked face as he peered down into the tiny, glass bowl the fish lived in. While Anthea (Unaware of the “Goldfish” conversation) thanked him politely.

Mycroft would never admit it, but he secretly loved them. A couple weeks later when Anthea told him she was pregnant, he went out and bought a baby goldfish to add to the family. You could say goldfish were … growing on the elder Holmes. Things were finally falling into place…

Until one day as he sat at his desk and looked over at his family of fish, Mycroft noticed with a sickening twist to his insides that two, were missing. All that was left in the bowl was one lone adult fish.

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His heart stopped as he heard a ping from his mobile. A single picture appeared on his screen.

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  • tumblr: the scene with lady smallwood and mycroft?! it's clear she just wants to use him for her evil plans! it's canon mycroft is straight noooo! here she calls herself alicia but actually it's elizabeth and that's a sign that the episode was fake UNRELIABLE NARRATOR! elizabeth starts with an 'e' like elephant that's it TJLC IS CONFIRMED good one arwel!
  • steven: how can we elegantly show 'call sherrinford 2pm'?
  • mark: let's just make lady aliciabeth smallwhatever give her number to mycroft so he can throw it on the book and pick it up again - done, seen, great solution.
  • steven: awesome.
Behind Mummy Holmes’ jewels

In her two scenes, Mummy Holmes seems to hide a treasure of subtext in her jewellery…

In TEH, our introduction to the character:

In TEH, our introduction to her, Mummy wears:

  • Four-leaved clover earrings
  • A Frangipani/Plumeria brooch
  • Several rings

Four-leaved clover earrings:

Four-leaved clovers are a symbol of luck. => wishing Sherlock good luck on his return? Something more personal?

The plant is also a token of affection, conveying the message: “Be mine”. Obviously, Mummy shares a very strong bond with her husband. Moreover, if Mummy mirrors Sherlock and Daddy mirrors John… The earrings represent Sherlock’s love for John, the four-leaved clover conveying Sherlock’s message to John: “Be mine”, come back to me, let’s be together. A token of love and sense of belonging.

Frangipani/Plumeria brooch:

Plumeria is a flower widely-known for its warm welcome home message. Sherlock’s parents visited him to welcome him back into his life.

Mummy wears the brooch on her heart, it conveys a message on her true emotions and story. The brooch can also mirror Sherlock’s emotions.

Despite its delicate appearance, this flower is extremely resistant and tough (it takes a lot to burn it). Frangipani symbolises the strength of someone who has endured many challenges.

  • A link to Mummy’s past? a dark secret? (possibly affecting Sherlock too)
  • A mirror for Sherlock’s challenges in his life away from John? His pain as he has to witness the man he loves getting away from him?

The flower is also considered as a wedding flower and it can symbolise the lasting bond between a married couple. Frangipani is associated with affection and love. The brooch highlights the Holmes’ strong union, especially since it’s worn on Mummy’s heart. It also mirrors John & Sherlock’s strong loving relationship (their challenges and future happy marriage).

The flower is considered as a sign of immortality and the continuation of the soul after death. Therefore, some cultures consider it unlucky: they believe ghosts and other spirits live in the branches of the bush… And we know how Gatiss loves his ghosts! Mummy is linked to death and ghosts.

The flower is also known for its intoxicating fragrance => an association with Mary (a character often associated with intoxicating plants and perfumes)?

In HLV, celebrating Christmas & Sherlock’s recovery

In HLV, Mummy Holmes wears:

  • HUGE oval-shaped pearl earrings (almost to huge to be true)
  • A medal
  • A necklace… Almost seems like a key to me, or perhaps a clasp? Is it meant to symbolise a chain to Mummy’s monstrous self (that kind of slip away with her sons, actually)?

The medal

it almost looks like a religious jewel… which is funny, since I don’t see the character as very religious. She was a scientist and seems to be a no-nonsense lady.

Then again, it could explain why Sherlock doesn’t respect his mother’s intellect. Perhaps Mummy turned to faith after a tragic event (secret to Sherlock, but known by Mycroft) and she chooses to display her faith at Christmas, especially after her son’s convalescence?

The pearl earrings:

Pearls symbolised mourning (tears) in Victorian era.

Mummy is sad about… uh, her baby’s broken heart (Sherlock getting metaphorically/physically shot in the heart by Mary)? Or is it something more personal?

The pearls and white flowers (chrysanthemum, flowers associated with death and mourning; loyalty between family members) create a subtext of loss and regret (shared between Mummy and Mycroft), in my opinion. Mummy and Mycroft share a dark secret, likely associated with death.

Interestingly, the earrings look just like Mary’s black phone device (we see them in the scene just before, I can’t believe it’s a coincidence). 

Mary and Mummy Holmes are associated (as parallels or opposites?). Both are strong women shown to “cutely” belittle others and we know both hide a monstrous, potentially destructive self.

  • Mary (with a symbolic black pearl) has almost killed Sherlock for selfish reasons associated with love.
  • Has Mummy killed someone? Was it to protect her family (the reason she would turn monstrous is because someone injured her kin)? Was it to protect her love & husband (paralleling the two other murders in HLV: Mary’s murder attempts AND Sherlock killing Magnussen to protect John)?

Mummy (=Sherlock) killing someone (most likely, a smart someone threatening her marriage, like Magnussen for Lady Smallwood and Sherlock; and Sherlock for Mary) to protect her marriage and her beloved husband, Daddy Holmes (=John)?

She most likely killed a powerful person if Mycroft is so involved in the secrecy (+ parallel with Magnussen who pries on people’s secrets), or someone very close to the family, and most particularly, close to Sherlock… Would this knowledge threaten Sherlock? Is Redbeard a key to this dark secret?

Inspired by @bug-catcher-in-viridian-forest, @isitandwonder, @ebaeschnbliah.

"If you go against Magnussen, then you’ll find yourself going against me"

Guys, can we calm down about Mycroft being in cahoots with Magnussen?

I’m not sure why people automatically jumped to the conclusion that Mycroft is suddenly an evil mastermind (evil? no. mastermind? yes). In season 1 and 2 Moritarty was Sherlock’s equal, just an evil version. Think of Magnussen as the evil, yet equal, version of Mycroft.

It’s been established several times in this season that Mycroft is intellectually superior to Sherlock– “I am the smart one”; “If you seem slow to me, imagine what normal people are like”;  the mind palace scene where Mycroft is coaching and directing Sherlock. Since Mycroft is smarter, it’s only natural that Sherlock is unable to beat him in intellectual games like their deductions. Sherlock was able to beat Moriarty, but only just. So just imagine what an Evil Mycroft, or Magnussen, would do to Sherlock. Absolutely destroy him.

Mycroft is warning Sherlock about the dangers of Magnussen. Sherlock will need to be at his peak when dealing with him and may even need to enlist the help of others (which he does anyway).

So why doesn’t Mycroft just take care of Magnussen himself? I think he will. Magnussen and Mycroft are both in high positions of power and there’s no way Magnussen will only go after Sherlock.

We’ll just have to wait and see!

Once Upon a Time
  • Molly: *reading to little Watson* But the castle was too far away, so the knight had to travel by...
  • Watson: Jet! He travels by jet.
  • Molly: There are no jets. There's a horse and a boat.
  • Watson: He goes by jet!
  • Sherlock: *harrumphs*
  • Molly: *sternly; to Sherlock* What?
  • Sherlock: Nothing.
  • Molly: By... jet, the knight rode all the way to the castle to save the princess. But when he got there, a big and scary... *points to the page* Dragon or monster?
  • Watson: Mycroft!
  • Sherlock: *in fits of laughter*
  • Molly: *mouths* Shut up. *to Watson* Ok... A big and scary Mycroft blocked the knight from the princess. Using his-
  • Sherlock: *takes the book from Molly* A big and scary Mycroft blocked Sherlock from the princess. Using his...?
  • Watson: brain.
  • Sherlock: Using his brain, Sherlock fought his way past the evil Mycroft. Up high in her tower-
  • Watson: Molly!
  • Sherlock: *pales*
  • Molly: *giggling*
  • Sherlock: Up high in her tower... Molly waited for Sherlock to save her.
  • Molly: *takes the book back* But it turned out, Molly didn't need saving. She just wanted payback for all the times Sherlock had been a ars- meanie.
  • Sherlock: *steals it away* Sherlock didn't mind though. He deserved it. She met him halfway down her tower and he asked her to solve crimes with him.
  • Molly: *smiling up at him* And she said yes.
  • Sherlock: And they lived happily ever after. The end.
  • Watson: ... That's a really weird story, aunt Molly.
  • Molly: *grinning sheepishly*
  • Watson: ... But I like it!
  • Sherlock: As do I.

anonymous asked:

So this might be a dumb question, but when Sherlock gets his coat back in TEH, why does he say the world 'blood'?

Hah hah! Not a dumb question at all, because I always wondered it myself! Let’s have a looksie at the definitions for “blud”

Urban Dictionary, which is the first definition that google gives me (I’m using the second definition, since it’s more detailed):

bludmainly used in the UK ; "blud" comes from bredrin (brother) or blood brother

blud doesn’t have to mean a literal brother, more like a friend

And Wikipedia:

Blud, one of the Slavic fairies in Slavic mythology, is an evil-deity that causes disorientation and leads a person aimlessly around and round. The term also refers to illicit fornication, the desire for which Slavic clerics claimed to come from the Devil.[1]

So in terms of this series, I think it’s just meant as the term of endearment definition, to be honest, given it is UK vernacular for “friend”. HOWEVER, I am intrigued by the second definition; Mycroft as an evil-deity that causes disorientation and aimlessly leads Sherlock around and around. While I don’t think Mycroft is evil, I DO think he is unfortunately stuck under Moriarty’s thumb and is directing the game Sherlock is currently playing… Can we say TGG and Sherlock’s seemingly pointless hiatus away from John, doing missions for Mycroft? I know there are theories that suggest Mycroft is actually the big bad, but I don’t think he is at all: he loves his brother very much but he’s forced to use Sherlock as a pawn, and I think by TAB Sherlock has figured that out. I think Mycroft will be redeemed, in the end of it all.

I’m not sure how to parallel the illicit fornication definition, hah hah.


Have we talked about Sherlock having an evil twin brother?   Mycroft knows but Sherlock was so young when whatever happened that he does not?  

Can you imagine the possible mind fucks, for example with John?   We could even get the (first) johnlock kiss with the wrong brother. (I’m sorry did I say that out loud?)   I shudder at the possibility but the clues are there.  Rug pulled. (Ben’s acting would be amazing…)