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Title: What is Best
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Pairing: Sherlock/Mycroft
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 100
WARNINGS: Incest, underage. Read at your own risk.
Notes: Written for the Music Is My Boyfriend Meme.
Song: Domino-Van Morrison
Prompt from lilithisbitter: Sherlock/Mycroft Something about why Sherlock sleeps in the buff.
Unbeta'd. Comments and concrit welcome.
Summary: Mycroft always has a back-up plan.



Mycroft hadn’t really expected John to take the money or the job. No matter; he already had a spy.

His instructions to Mrs. Hudson included the admoninishment never to enter Sherlock’s bedroom without knocking. If she were disgusted by eyeballs, imagine her reaction to unabashed nudity.

One of Sherlock’s earliest rebellions against their parent’s stifling conformity was his refusal to wear pyjamas, thereby driving away multiple nannies, while allowing Mycroft perhaps more access than a sibling of his inclination ought to have. The habit had stuck, even if Mycroft was no longer a frequent observer.

He did miss those days.

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daasgrrl
Aug. 3rd, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
Clearly, this also explains why Mycroft bestirs himself enough to visit Baker Street occasionally :)
karaokegal
Aug. 3rd, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
Mycroft is a master game theorist. He has multiple motivations and he always has a back-up plan.
coffeethyme4me
Aug. 3rd, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
You had me at those warnings. ;-)

Just what I needed today! Care to expound?
karaokegal
Aug. 3rd, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
Purrrrrrrrr-haps!
lilithisbitter
Aug. 6th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
It's amazing in all the right ways, which sounds odd considering we are talking about one of the world's most screwed up and screwed over relationships between brothers. Bravo.
karaokegal
Aug. 6th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the prompt. I love writing Mycroft so much and especially the fucked-uppedness that is Mycroft/Sherlock. Glad you liked the result.
damigella_314
Aug. 6th, 2012 11:11 am (UTC)
That was very believable, although I think any nanny bothered by a boy sleeping naked (so long as he's both too old and not old enough to wet the bed) has a serious problem. I also hope none of Mycroft's exploration happened at a time when Sherlock was young enough to need a nanny, because that would squee me.
karaokegal
Aug. 6th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
You probably mean Squick rather than Squeee and for that reason I'll leave the exact age to your imagination. It's possible that Mr. and Mrs. Holmes left the balance of actual child care up to the servants until the boys were both off to Eton and such. Since we're in the world of stultifying upper classes here, I also tend to see Nanny as being NOT so Mary Poppins and quite unnerved by the boy's nudity on general principles.

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