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fic: Alfresco

Title: Alfresco
Author: fengirl88
Fandom: BBC Sherlock
Pairing: Mycroft/Lestrade, Sherlock/John
Rating: R
Warnings: none
Wordcount: 221
Disclaimer: These characters are not mine.
Summary: “On the coldest night since records began!” Mycroft fumes. “What was Sherlock thinking of?”
Lestrade glances at the CCTV footage and grins. “I’d have thought that was obvious.”
A/N: 221b ficlet; an early birthday present for warriorbot, with love; also a transparent excuse to give an old joke a home.


“On the coldest night since records began!” Mycroft fumes. “What was Sherlock thinking of?”

Lestrade glances at the CCTV footage and grins. “I’d have thought that was obvious.”

Mycroft glares and says “Sherlock seems determined to bring disgrace on himself and Dr Watson, but there could have been serious consequences –”

“Young love,” Lestrade says indulgently. Ruins it a moment later by adding “Silly buggers.”

Mycroft winces.

“Sorry,” Lestrade says. “Look, they’re OK, aren’t they? Nobody got pneumonia. Or frostbite,” he adds thoughtfully.

“You’re not taking this seriously,” Mycroft grumbles.

Lestrade slides his arms around Mycroft’s waist and kisses his neck. “Haven’t you ever done it alfresco?”

“There’s a difference between alfresco and bloody freezing,” Mycroft says, abandoning his usual primness.

“Could be quite nice,” Lestrade says, letting his hand drift lower. “Under the stars.”

“Not in St James’s P – aah,” Mycroft says, surrendering.

“Can’t be the first time it’s happened there,” Lestrade says.

Mycroft starts laughing. “There’s a story about Churchill when he was PM –”

“Winston Churchill never got done for shagging in St James’s Park,” Lestrade says, shocked.

“No, an MP was, for gross indecency in the bushes with a Guardsman. On a similarly freezing cold night.”

“So what did Churchill say when they told him about it?” Lestrade asks.

Mycroft smirks. “He said ‘Makes you proud to be British!’”


The anecdote about Churchill is retold here, amongst other places.

Also posted at http://fengirl88.dreamwidth.org/59960.html with comment count unavailable comments.


( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 11th, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
I love the way Lestrade refuses to take it seriously: "Nobody got frostbite". And Mycroft sees the funny side too.
Dec. 11th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
thank you - very glad you liked it! I thought Mycroft would eventually see the funny side, with a little help from Lestrade... *grins*
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Dec. 11th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
thank you - glad you liked it!

that would have been a tragedy for fandom...


Dec. 11th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
I hope Mystrade gets their own outing. :)

I've missed your SH fics. Welcome back!
Dec. 11th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
thank you very much! *beams*

this is just a quick nonsense for warriorbot's birthday, but I hope to get back to writing more Sherlock soon.

*shakes fist at inconvenient work deadline*
Dec. 11th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
LOL, very funny....
Dec. 11th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
thank you - I'm glad you liked it!
Dec. 11th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
Awwww, this was so brilliant! Mycroft totally should show his funny side more. I think Lestrade would have fun if he did XDDDDD
Dec. 11th, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
thank you very much! I feel that Mycroft must have more of a sense of humour than we usually see, and it would be nice to see more of it...
Dec. 11th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Aw, lovely! Great incorporation of the Churchill anecdote (and of course Mycroft would know that...)
Dec. 11th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
thank you very much! I am fond of the anecdote, and feel Mycroft would like it too. it may be a bit of poetic licence to assume that Lestrade doesn't know it already...
Dec. 11th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
I love that Churchill anecdote and this ficlet was a wonderful excuse to give an old joke a good home! :-) It's great that Mycroft tries to be serious and disapproving, while Lestrade finds the whole thing amusing and can't help making jokes. I really like Lestrade's method of convincing Mycroft that going alfresco might not be so bad. *g*
Dec. 11th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
thank you very much! I'm fond of that anecdote myself and it was nice to have a chance to use it here.

I have every confidence in Lestrade's powers of persuasion. *grins*
Dec. 11th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
I never heard that story before! XD

This is good, cute, funny - all good things!
Dec. 11th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
oh good - I'm very happy to have introduced you to that anecdote.
thank you very much!
Dec. 11th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's lovely! What a gem. (That's what he said.)
Dec. 11th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
thank you very much!
Dec. 11th, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard that Churchill one before, but it's good. And nice to see Lestrade's worked out how to get Mycroft unbuttoned, as it were.
Dec. 11th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
thank you very much - and I'm glad to have introduced you to that anecdote! as I said to rusty_armour, I have confidence in Lestrade's powers...
Dec. 12th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
What a funny little thing! "Young love" indeed!
Dec. 12th, 2011 08:26 am (UTC)
thank you very much - glad you liked it! *grins*
Dec. 12th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
ROLF. Absolutely brilliant! :)
Dec. 12th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
thank you! *beams*
Dec. 12th, 2011 11:37 am (UTC)
Tee hee hee. <3
Dec. 12th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
thank you! *beams*
Oct. 23rd, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oct. 25th, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
*grins sheepishly*
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