Can I request a Mycroft imagine where the reader is best friends with the Holmes,and Mycroft is harboring a crush.But the reader has hiding their depression,until the Holmes find her about to off of a rooftop.
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If you put it off any longer I’ll out. You’ve been friends long enough to feel her out to test the waters and if don’t do so by today I’ll do it for you just to save you any more wasted time mooning over her.
Sherlock’s threat still rings in Mycroft’s ears as he rounds the corner to find ______’s office.
I don’t know why the brat has gotten so tetchy about my fondness for ______ Mycroft thinks as he nearly collides with an employee of the state. They miss of course thanks to Mycroft’s quick footwork but he carries on uncaring of how the employee calls out, ‘sorry’ and continues his stride.
In truth Mycroft could understand why Sherlock was being so aggressive about confronting these feelings he had for his long time friend ____.
After all with the push from Eurus to not only acknowledge and engage Miss Hooper’s feelings for him Sherlock must have reached what must have gained some clarity to the lost time he could have shared with her.
It was Mycroft’s understanding that this was Sherlock’s misguided way to also give him something that could have been his the entire time but was too cowardly to initiate but still was none of Sherlock’s bloody business.
_____ was a dear friend and colleague- Mycroft couldn’t go mucking it up with his growing attachment to her. It would just unhinge the balance of their relationship and ultimately destroy him should the outcome not be in his favor.
If anything Mycroft would rather tell off Sherlock but seeing the email that Sherlock planned to send _____ via private email filled with auido, video and written proof of his enormous admiration toward her (how he got any of that reeked of someone within his team conspiring against him) should he fail to confess today Mycroft had very little choice.
Coming up to her office door Mycroft takes a deep breath before placing a very careful knock. “_______,” he calls out only to receive no answer.
Odd. She should still be in there he thinks opening the door enough to take a peek.
Her office is as immaculate as ever with barely a thing out of place save her chair.
If anything ____ was very particular on how she left her things in her office. Her chair had she left it would be pushed in at a 95 degree angle to account for her tendency to lean to on her right elbow.
Cautiously Mycroft allows himself to push past the door a bit more. “______.” he calls out a bit louder and cautiously enters the office.
Coming closer to her desk he finds her shoes kicked off and when he focuses more her feet.
Bending down swiftly Mycroft is surprised to find ______ curled up in a ball under her desk in the midst of what looks like a panic attack.
“Don’t look at me Mycroft I’m not good enough!”
Confused and a bit inconvenienced by the crouch Mycroft sits on the office floor and scoots closer. “What do you mean not good enough,” Mycroft questions, “You happen to be one of the most efficient sectaries of labor England has ever had in the last fifty odd years.”
She shakes her head viciously. “No, no, no-how can someone like you understand,” _____ exclaims rocking herself further into the inside corner of the desk, “I’m not good enough. I’ll never be good enough. Just look at these numbers! My approval ratings! Mycroft no one likes me!”
Mycroft tries to squeeze under the small space of the desk but finds that he can hardly push more than half his shoulder under it. Tentatively he tries to grab her hand and when she does not receive it sticks to just having his shoulder touch hers.
“______ you’ll find that the common man will not recognize the boon you have given him until it is ripped away,” Mycroft professes, “If anything your policies will bring forth more jobs for the common people and feed into the economy.”
“They think I’m a sell out Mycroft and only lick the boots of the elite! Just look at how they trash me in the paper and the telly! I’m more a villain than Margret Thatcher in their eyes! I just-I just can’t deal with all these negative attention,” she cried.
“Come one ____ not everyone hates you-”
“A woman and her daughter spat on me when I was out buying groceries.”
“That was uncalled for-”
“I had my car towed on purpose by the shop keeps when I was trying to buy something for the afternoon meeting.”
“I do hope the police got involved-”
“My dating account got hacked and replaced with all these horrible things Mycroft I just can’t breathe with all this hate!”
Unable to think of anything better Mycroft simply offered, “I don’t hate you.”
_____ makes a choking noise in the back of her throat. “Of course you wouldn’t because you’re my friend-”
“I actually have…stronger feelings than that ______.”
_____ rolls her eyes. “Sure you do, as my best friend,” she says sarcastically, “which by the way isn’t proving that not everybody hates me-”
“_____ I love you and have for a very long time so I would appreciate it if you didn’t dismiss my feelings as some sort of participation ribbon when it has been very difficult to express them so please stop this,” Mycroft implores, “I understand this is weighing heavily on you but taking it out on me won’t solve this.”
Blinking almost comically _____ states slowly, “Say that again?”
“Please ____ don’t encourage me to embarrasses myself further when you clearly don’t-”
She sits up a bit straighter and asks again, “Please Mycroft, say it again.”
Finding it difficult to deny her Mycroft says it slowly, “I love you and have for a very long time.”
The tears well up in her eyes again but this time not out of panic but relief before _____ is in his arms.