Five Times ‘Yes’ Wasn’t Enough, and One Time it Was

by kyaticlikestea


Ship
Mycroft / Lestrade
Word Count
2167
Plot
Romance

Author's Summary

“So I suppose you wear that ring for another reason, then.”Mycroft thinks ‘I wear it because it’s easier than an outright lie’, ‘it symbolises everything I’m not allowed to want’ or ‘it’s part of the disguise’ would likely ruin the companionable mood that’s taken months of effort to build between the two of them, so he opts for the simple and dismissive response.“Yes.”Or, in which Mycroft wishes that people would ask questions with simple answers, but with a certain Detective Inspector, the answer is never that easy. Except for when it is.

Comments

This makes great use of the 5+1 structure to jump through time and underline how with Mycroft there's always more to his words than what he ways.

Characterization

Good

Pacing

Quick

Tone

Poignant