Unlikely Connections We Make

by Linpatootie


Ship
Mycroft / Lestrade
Word Count
31997
Plot
Angst, Romance

Author's Summary

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.

Comments

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.

Characterization

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.

Pacing

Slow

Tone

Endearing