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221B fic: Be Mine

BBC Sherlock

Rating: PG (preslash)

Spoilers: minor for Scandal in Belgravia


In Greg's view, the correct number of Valentine's Day cards for him to get was one. From his wife. He'd had too many horrendous rows with Jane over the years when other people had showed any interest.  So by now the whole of New Scotland Yard knew that any cards received by him would be forensically examined and the culprits identified. After which, they would be reported to Personnel for creating a hostile working environment.

This year, though, he was expecting zero cards. Jane had left, but he hadn't told anyone yet. Though if you worked with a bunch of detectives, it was always hard to conceal things. He'd winced slightly at the envelope left on his desk on 14th February, and then noticed something. The handwriting on the outside was very familiar. Maybe because it was his own.

 Written inside the card was one of Ronsard's sonnets. Someone with access to a forger and who knew he was fluent in French. Hadn't the British Government more important things to do? But it was oddly comforting finding someone he didn't have to explain things to. Below the poem was a single line: Is it too soon to express my appreciation?

He dug out a number kept for emergencies and texted: Not too soon. Jane's told me she's not coming back.

Comments

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
maggie_conagher
Feb. 16th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)
Pre Mystrade, yay! I love this subtle but elegant wooing. Lovely Valentine fic. Thank you.
penguineggs
Feb. 16th, 2012 11:17 am (UTC)
Ah, sweet!
grassle
Feb. 16th, 2012 01:49 pm (UTC)
Brilliant. He would, wouldn't he?
fitofpique
Feb. 16th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
Mmm, this is so lovely!
whitmans_kiss
Mar. 1st, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
Aww! This was adorable!

It made me all fuzzy on the inside. So sweet. ♥
la_mariane
May. 17th, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
Mycroft has so much class, I love the idea of him wooing Lestrade with Ronsard's poetry.
tigersilver
Aug. 11th, 2012 01:32 am (UTC)
This...it makes me happy, thank you.
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