I would love one about Sherlock and Mycroft facing off in deductions and being suddenly, to their surprise bested by the reader, who is in fact as logical as them but just far more humble about it.)
“Male. Brown hair. Brown eyes.
Approximately thirty-one years old.
The line of pale skin around his wrist suggests that he was tanning with
a watch on. Considering the weather in
the area, he must have recently traveled,” Sherlock deduced. “Hair is combed, and facial hair is
well-groomed. Both his suit and shoes
are quite pricey. I’d say he was gone on
business. The pamphlet sticking out of
his pocket suggests it was a company cruise.”
missing something, brother mine,” Mycroft told him smugly.
You rolled your eyes as the two brothers stood on the
sidewalk, watching strangers walk by. You
knew exactly what was coming.
Spending the last year solving crimes along with Sherlock
and John had changed everything. You
were always smart, but it wasn’t until observing Sherlock in his element when
you realized that you also had a gift at deduction. No one knew except for John, who was amazed
at a deduction you made about him as a practice exercise.
Along with the crime-solving and shenanigans with your
flat-mates, you had to deal with the ongoing drama between the Holmes
brothers. Sherlock always got so
competitive whenever Mycroft was around, and Mycroft couldn’t resist rising to
continued, trying to rub in the fact he noticed something his brother didn’t,
“there was more to that trip than just business. Look at his left hand. There’s no mark where his wedding ring should
be, so he must have removed it before the cruise began. I’d say it was an affair disguised as a
business trip. Perhaps with someone in
Sherlock scoffed at Mycroft’s deductions, but reluctantly
nodded in agreement. Your eyes scanned
the man, checking the accuracy to Mycroft’s deductions for yourself. He was a little off on something. But before you could speak up, Sherlock cut
“He’s glancing around rather nervously. It seems that he’s
meeting the mistress here. He’s afraid
of someone he knows seeing him with her.”
“He keeps looking at his wrist as if trying to check the
time. She’s late,” Mycroft added. As if on cue, a beautiful woman wearing an
expensive red dress, high heels, and a long coat over it walked up to the
man. Her hair and makeup were nothing
extravagant. She wore cover-up, a little
lip-stick, and some mascara. The
important thing, you noted, was the wedding ring she had on her finger. A big smile spread across the man’s face as
she leaned in to kiss his cheek.
satisfied that he had been right.
Sherlock pursed his lips as the couple exchanged greetings, looking very
happy to see each other.
“It’s not an affair,” you spoke up suddenly, making both of
the Holmes brothers look at you in confusion.
“What do you mean?” Sherlock questioned. “Of course it’s an affair.”
“Did you see them just now?
No embrace. No passionate
kiss.” You shook your head. “It’s not an affair. Look at their walking patterns, so similar. And watch their mannerisms.” The three of you went silent as you observed
the couple for a minute, proving your point.
“Gentleman, that man and woman are brother and sister.”
“But his wedding ring-”
“He isn’t wearing one because he isn’t married,” you
finished Mycroft’s sentence. “You were
right about the business trip, Sherlock.
He’s very serious about his work.
I mean, he’s wearing a suit to meet up with his sister. He’s a workaholic who doesn’t have time to go
meet anyone and get married. The woman,
on the other hand, is happily married for at least five years. She is taking care of herself, but not going
overboard with makeup and hair products like she would be if she were trying to
attract a potential lover at work.”
The Holmes brothers both stared at you, mouths open in
“_______,” Sherlock said finally. “I knew that your intelligence was much higher
than the average person- I know this because having you around helps me deal
with everyone else’s ignorance- but I did not realize you were capable of such
“Well, unlike you two, I don’t go around showing off,” you
teased with a laugh. “Anyways, are we
able to get going? Now that your
deduction battle is over, I’d like to get back to the flat. John is probably wondering where we all are.”
“My dear Miss ________,” Mycroft told you, impressed. “You certainly are full of surprises.”
Imagines for Mycroft's partner affording? Like his reaction and caring for them etc
This is worded a bit funny but I’m guessing you’re alluding to how Mycroft feels about being able to provide comforts to his partner? Correct me if I’m wrong but I’ll go ahead and give it a whirl.
Mycroft takes immense pleasure in being able to afford nice things for the people that he cares for and his girlfriend would be no different. (Okay SLIGHTLY different but I’ll get to that later.)
It brings Mycroft a sense of security that his girlfriend is taken care of in the most minuscule ways from her cab fare to lunch.
Yes, Mycroft does enjoy being taken care of (paid for) every now and again but it kinda of puts him off kilter when he’s not the one paying. You’re pretty much better off cooking for him rather than paying for dinner.
Sometimes he goes a bit overboard with what he spends (very high quality dresses, shoes, accessories, technology, guns, etc.) but he will almost always cite that its because she deserves it, she needs it, and it was (supposedly) a good deal compared to what else was on the market.
Mycroft is really doing it to ‘buy’ your love per say, but showing that he thinks of her and cares when he’s more than often away from home. Almost akin to a ghost-he does things that you don’t notice until its there and he texts you.
When his girlfriend accepts his little ways of showing he cares it gives Mycroft a sense of pride. We all know the man bends over backwards to protect and take care of his family with little to no gratitude so seeing his girlfriend appreciate it can turn a really shitty day at work much more tolerable.
Alright, I said I would explain why his situation with the girlfriend would be slightly different and here it is: Sometimes Mycroft may end up buying something for her that’s also for him. Lingerie, toys, those spa days so when he comes home she’s ready to go, etc. You know, stuff that you wouldn’t buy for your parents or siblings.
It just comes second nature to Mycroft really and to a lesser extent Sherlock who does about the same but without paying for it.
So whoever Mycroft dates better get used to being taken care of and doing a whole lot of cooking/crafting if they want to get even.
I love this because you can read his lips and look at his hand gestures and just know he’s saying “Oh look it’s daddy, hiiiiii!!” and who the fuck says that to anyone without using a patronising baby voice?!
So really; Sherlock is using a baby voice to try and teach Rosie works and hand signals so she responds well to him and isn’t that just some fine character dovelopment RIGHT there
The screen is black. A woman’s voice cuts through. It’s Molly’s voice.
“Forward? Or Backward?”
A blinding white light floods the darkness. A pulsating heartbeat.
“Backward,” sighs Sherlock.
White noise stings as scenes are replayed backward. Sherlock and John running backward. John’s fist recoiling from Sherlock in the morgue. The christening, backward. The birth, backward. The plane glides into the air, tail first. Magnussen’s limp body jolts into standing position, Sherlock puts the gun back in John’s pocket. The flashdrive jumps from the fire, into John’s hand. The gun drops, the coin falls back into Mary’s fingers. Sherlock raises from Magnussen’s floor, the blood-stained shirt turns freshly white. Mary stands across from Sherlock, gun drawn.
Or Mycroft going to Sherinford to let Eurus know that Their brother is dead,and then they might have a argument. eurus starts to scream that she only wanted some loving from her older brother who locked him in a cell.(Basicly Eurus having a crisis.)
This might actual be the one thing that breaks Mycroft as he loves both his siblings despite their failings but knowing that one is killed because he neglected the other would KILL HIM.
If he knew that spending more time with Eurus (who let’s be honest was being a bit of a brat by ignoring Mycroft when he did visit) would have kept Sherlock alive Mycroft would have dedicated almost every other second that wasn’t for Queen and country to her.
He would be physically ill and come to a cross roads of how he feels or who he feels is more to blame.
In the end no matter how he can justify that Eurus is insane and that he couldn’t have foreseen any of this Mycroft will ultimately blame himself.
“I should have done better.”
“I should have done more.”
“I should have seen this coming”
All of this is going to be running in his head for a very long time well past Sherlock being laid to rest.
And while Mycroft will not end his life, no, his duty is to suffer the consequences and failings until natural causes however, he will require extensive counseling and medication in order to press on with the guilt and shame.