When Greg Lestrade met Mycroft Holmes for the first time he wasn't quite sure what to make of him. But nine years down the line, he could never have dreamed that this was where they were going to end up.AKA: A slow-burn Mystrade, starting in 2005 and covering all three seasons of Sherlock.
This one brings you way back to Lestrade's first day as Detective Inspector and his first meetings with Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, and moves forward step by step to a unique relationship. This is a character study primarily about Greg Lestrade, his nature and his life, long before it turns to his relationship with Mycroft Holmes. If you're looking for a slowburn life piece, this is absolutely the fic for you. If you're looking for a slowburn life piece about the both of them, this is only the first fic in an 895,986 word series, the second covering Mycroft's POV and development.
Spot On - Lestrade is on point, grinding his way through his life and his career, loving, exhausted, and unrelenting.