I did. Told Mike this morning that I must be a difficult man to find a flatmate for. Now here he is just after lunch with an old friend, clearly just home from military service in Afghanistan. Wasn’t that difficult a leap.
They haven’t come before? And I’ve been here for three years.”
and Mycroft rarely visited you or even interacted with you outside of family
holidays. You were so much younger than both of them that when you were born
Mycroft was in University and Sherlock was off doing God knows what, God knows
shrugged and you snorted.
go,” Charles told you and then left your room.
contemplated how you should use your powers to scare them. You had the ability
to teleport and you could use it to appear behind them and scare them.
snickered and closed your eyes. Summoning your strength, you visualized the
front porch and your brothers standing there facing the door. You grinned and
then pushed yourself to teleport behind them.
appeared behind them seconds later and cleared your throat. Sherlock and Mycroft
both jumped and you laughed.
it’s good to see you,” Mycroft smiled. You raised an eyebrow and crossed your
was giving you a flat stare, but you thought his lips twitched when you glared
do you want?”
just wanted to visi-“
the shit. You haven’t visited me ever and even before that we never talked.”
frowned, but you stood your ground. Whatever they wanted it had to be serious,
they wouldn’t be here otherwise.
need your help,” Sherlock finally relented.
both hesitated there and you rolled your eyes.
both geniuses, but dammit you’re idiots. How the hell am I supposed to help
with something I don’t even know about because you two don’t trust your own
looked nonplussed at your outburst, but Mycroft seemed a little more hurt at
the accusation and you couldn’t tell if he was genuine or just playing it up to
make you feel sympathetic.
need you to…” Mycroft hesitated.
undercover with Moriarty.” Sherlock finished, crossing his arms.
sorry? You want me to what?”
undercover in Moriarty’s organization and use your powers to gather
this is a good plan how? I’m Sherlock’s younger sister. He’ll have to have
heard of me.”
shrugged at that and you narrowed your eyes.
Did. You. Do?”
the car crash happened and your powers were triggered…”
car crash fifteen years ago that had led to the discovery of your powers of
disguise and teleportation had led to you being sent away and you hadn’t seen
any of your family since then. You assumed it was because they were ashamed to
have a mutant Holmes, but you didn’t really know.
had you declared dead. Then she sent you here. That’s why we never visited,”
clenched your fists and glared at the two men before you. They were six and
thirteen years older than you, they could have reached out to you at any time,
but they still went along with Mum’s plan to have you dead and missing from the
going now. Please don’t come back.” You tried to speak harshly, but your voice
broke on the word please and you looked away.
we… care about you.”
No you don’t. You need me. You could
have come earlier, but you didn’t.”
I believe it is time you took your leave,” Charles announced from the doorway.
You brushed past your brothers and into the house leaving your family behind.
When Sherlock and John move to their quiet cottage in the country side (somewhere with big, sprawling trees and lots of sunshine where they can keep bees and a flower garden), John quietly takes the knocker from 221B and puts on their new front door. Sherlock never says anything about it, but when he notices it on their very first morning there, his heart feels so full of love and joy that he has to lean his forehead against the door, hiding his big, teary eyed smile.
“I know what is the matter with me. It is a coolie disease from
Sumatra–a thing that the Dutch know more about than we, though they
have made little of it up to date. One thing only is certain. It is
infallibly deadly, and it is horribly contagious.”