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221B fic: The Memorable Palace

Sherlock BBC

Rating 12 (implicit slash)

Spoilers: for A Scandal in Belgravia

Summary: Sherlock doesn't notice everything.

"I trust your brother is as good as you claim," Harry Pointdextre said, once he and Mycroft were alone. "Can't say he has much to recommend him otherwise."

"No?" Mycroft said, raising an eyebrow. "Which was doubtless why you were surreptitiously checking him out during our conversation? I thought Dr Watson would be more your type."

"Excellent chap, but far too short. You know my tastes, Mycroft. But I'm not sure it's quite the thing to tease your little brother if he is inexperienced in the bedroom department."

"I wanted to distract him from deducing your preferences. But Sherlock's not a virgin; he's simply given up sexual encounters."

"Can hardly be for lack of offers, I'm sure. From either side of the fence."

"He claims he prefers to focus on the life of the mind. I suspect it's more that he's hopeless at sex. No quicker passion-killer than someone realising that their partner's mind is currently focused on bloodstains. Multitasking is not advisable on those occasions."

"Well, let's hope he can still sort out Miss Adler and deal with those photos. Thanks for your help, as well, Mycroft. And, under the circumstances, if you'd like a quick tour of the palace's private rooms, I'd be happy to show you round now."

"I'd be delighted. Starting, one presumes – hopes – in your bedroom."


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Feb. 12th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
If you look at the way Harry greets Mycroft in the episode, they definitely seem like old friends - so I just drew the obvious conclusion.
Feb. 11th, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
oh good one!

Afternoon delight at the palace.

Now must watch that scene again for sutherland subtext.

You always open my eyes to something new.
Feb. 12th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)

I don't seem to remember this character, but I love the dialogue between them. Especially about Sherlock being bad in bed. That was a nice touch. :)
Feb. 12th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Harry is the equerry at Buckingham Palace in Scandal (played by Andrew Havill) - he's just listed as "Equerry" in the credits, but Mycroft greets him as "Harry" and they seem to be old friends. I just extrapolated a little from that ;-)

And I don't think Sherlock would necessarily be brilliant in bed - although he's gorgeous, he's not the most considerate of people at the best of times, and I could see that being very off-putting.
Feb. 12th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
Bad-in-bed!Sherlock goes against fanon, a lot of us want to think he's amazing because he seems to be the jack of all trades kind of guy. He doesn't fail at most things. But now I almost want to see that fic where Sherlock is an awkward jerk in bed.
Feb. 13th, 2012 07:43 am (UTC)
I tend to imagine Sherlock as either brilliant at things or hopeless at them, so I've always liked the possibility that Sherlock avoids sex because he's just not very good at it. One of my fics, Impure genius explores that idea a bit (among many other themes - it's a long fic).

For some other (rather better fics) about Sherlock having problems in bed, I'd recommend Messages Unspoken by Kate lear and fengirl's stories, especially In Transition.
Feb. 17th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
I'll check those out. Thanks for the links. :)
Feb. 15th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)

oh, Mycroft...
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