Greg’s life has gone to the dogs. In a spectacular show of really bad judgement he tries to improve things by hitting on Mycroft Holmes.
Mycroft is reticent and unresponsive, which allows Greg to chase, not out of particular interest but particular loneliness and it’s wonderful to watch the relationship slowly unfold in such concise style. The fic seems to lose itself in the middle as Mycroft and Greg deal with the implications of being in a relationship but have faith – it finds its ending beautifully.
Great –Ah, Mycroft is so quietly intense! He's reserved and genuinely anxious and Greg is so down-to-earth forward and persistent; they match brilliantly, bringing the best out of each other.