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221B: Things that go bump in the street

BBC Sherlock

Rating: U

Spoilers for The Reichenbach Fall



"Why me?" Mycroft demanded, when Sherlock told him his request.

"The joy of redemption, Mycroft," Sherlock replied, mockingly. "After all, you stitched me up with that journalist. You need this, you know, or you won't sleep at night."

"I could have arranged your entire demise, if you'd asked."

"Of course. You specialise in reusing corpses, don't you? But, as you see, I've managed that side myself, with some help from my friends. I'm giving you this minor role in my plan as a favour."

"For which you will expect repayment, naturally."

"Naturally. Dying is easy, staying dead requires more resources. So are you going to do it? Or do I cut you out of the loop entirely?"

"I don't see how we can make this work. John will recognise me."

"You'll be well disguised, and he'll be in shock. Henry Knight's mind created a monstrous hound, because it seemed more plausible than the truth. John won't believe it could be you, so he won't see you."

"I'm frankly not sure I can manage it."

"It's a simple enough task. A twelve-year-old could do it. In fact, I still have the scars from where you did do it to me."

"But I don't have the equipment."

"Oh, Mycroft, really. I'm sure your department's budget can run to buying you a BMX bike."

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dominomino
Jan. 22nd, 2012 07:25 am (UTC)
I don't know why but this makes me incredibly happy. To imagine not only did Mycroft have some part in the plan, but also he took on an active role as the bicyclist - what would John say if he found out about this? :)

Edited at 2012-01-22 07:25 am (UTC)
angharadd
Jan. 22nd, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
Their brotherly bickering is lovely, and Sherlock is probably just angry enough at that point to put Mycroft on that bike. Thank you, this is a lovely mental image!
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