Sherlock BBC Prompting Meme

"we get all sorts around here."

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Prompting Part XXXII
Giggles at the Palace
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sherlock_rant: A place to rant about or discuss anything with few to no restrictions.
sherlock_rpf: This is a kinkmeme for RPF about the show.
sherlockcrit: A multi-fandom betaing/concrit community, with a focus on BBC Sherlock.
sherlockbbc: A community dedicated to the BBC adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.
Useful resources for Sherlock and LiveJournal.
Sherlock screencaps.

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Believe 1/?

When Mycroft is four, Mummy took him to the lake.

"Don't get too close to the edge, dear, it will be dark soon," she says as she lays out a blanket for their picnic. Just the two of them, like she promised.

"Yes of course Mummy." No need to be childish and catch a cold, after all.

The sun set slowly, as if reluctant to go. And that's when Mycroft first saw them.

The lights swirled in the fog beyond the edge of the water, dancing just out of reach.


"Ah, I think those are fairies, dear."

Mycroft blinked. He was too old for fairy stories, surely Mummy knew.

She must have seen the doubt on his face. "Now don't be like that, Mycroft. When every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. One of those is probably yours, you just have to believe."

Mycroft wasn't sure it worked like that. But the lights were rather pretty and they made Mummy happy. "Alright Mummy."


When Mycroft is seven, Mummy came home and he had a brother.

"Sherlock." She says, when he asks for a name.

"Sherlock." He repeats. The name echoes in the hall as if he will say it a million times.

Mummy looked tired, so Mycroft asks "Will he have a fairy, too?"

"Perhaps," she answers, and she still looked tired but now she was smiling. Mycroft smiled too.


When Mycroft is thirteen, Sherlock wanted to be a pirate.

"As if any respectable pirate would lose to a bunch of children," Sherlock scoffed as he sat and watched Peter Pan.

Mummy was busy and the sitter wanted a break so she had found the old tape. Mycroft didn't blame her. Still, he probably should not leave Sherlock wandering the house alone.

"Well, they do have Tinkerbell, and they can fly," Mycroft reasons.

Sherlock sneered, "Don't tell me you believe in fairies, Mycroft."

Mycroft didn't reply, and turned back to his homework.


When Mycroft is eighteen, he was officially starting his third year of university.

Unofficially, he was also starting a job that would make Mummy frown and worry.

And one day when he had to answer too many phone calls and smile too many fake smiles and fix too many of the world's too many problems, he went back to the lake.

And that's when he met her.


A quote from Peter Pan: "And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl."

And I promise Anthea is coming soon, this is not just a rant about fairies but I got hit with a truckload of ridiculous backstory for some reason (my brain...idek).

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