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Sherlock Fanfic: Lever and Fulcrum
Title: Lever and Fulcrum
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Disclaimer: ACD created Sherlock and Mycroft. Moffat, Gatiss and the BBC made their new world.
Rating/Warnings: GEN. PG. Brotherly manipulation. Humour? Conversation format.
Word Count: 530-ish

Summary: Always remember where your secrets are kept, and hope your 'arch-enemy' doesn't.



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Lever and Fulcrum
by CaffieneKitty
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"Are you coming to Mummy's for dinner this Monday, Sherlock?"

"Good lord, is it Christmas already?"

"I think you'll find it's the end of August, not December."

"Yes, I know. I wasn't sure if you'd had the date for Christmas Day changed for ease of travel."

"No need to be facetious. Dinner will be at seven. Will you come?"

"I highly doubt it."

"Mummy's quite hoping you'll come. She misses you terribly, you realise, Sherlock. "

"Not enough to ring me herself."

"Oh no, she'd never impose upon you like that."

"Whereas you have never had that problem."

"Indeed."

"I won't be going, Mycroft. I'm far too busy."

"It's only dinner, Sherlock. It would mean a great deal to her."

"Can't. Busy. Surely you're too busy too, or are Mondays suddenly a slow day for planning international insurgencies?"

"Hardly, but it is a bank holiday."

"Is it?"

"Apparently."

"I hadn't noticed."

"Neither had I actually, but Anthea made me aware."

"Hm. Still. Crime doesn't take a bank holiday, much as the British Government might."

"You're certain you can't be convinced to come out, spend an evening with Mother?"

"Absolutely not."

"A shame."

"Mmm."

"...Did you know, Mummy will be turning that room upstairs into a cozy little meditation room."

"Sounds delightful."

"She needs a hand clearing out the boxes and what-not in preparation."

"Such a shame I'm too- ...which upstairs room?"

"You know the one, in the corner off the stairs. It's been used for storage since you went off to school."

"But that's-"

"Loads of old boxes are stored in there, full of papers and journals and such. I thought it might be fun to take a 'trip down memory lane' as they say. Mummy was thrilled by the suggestion. Several of your old notebooks are in those boxes too. Even the red ones, I believe."

"Mycroft, you swore-"

"Oh, if I see them first, of course I'll keep them from Mummy and return them to you."

"Burn them. No. Return them to me, I'll burn them."

"If I see them first, that is."

"You wouldn't."

"There are quite a lot of boxes in that room, Sherlock. Mummy might open one of those specific boxes before I do."

"Mycroft..."

"Of course she'll know the contents were written a long time ago and that the rantings and maunderings of a hormonally-beseiged teenaged boy are hardly to be taken at face value, but I think you'd agree, the contents of some of your old journals would upset her so."

"So would yours."

"Ah, but I keep close track of all my personal ephemera, and took mine away with me when I left home. They are elsewhere."

"Where?"

"Elsewhere."

"Safety-deposit box in the Turks and Caicos?"

"Elsewhere. Yours however, are exactly where you left them; in Mummy's soon-to-be meditation room."

"...All right! Fine. I'll come."

"Excellent."

"On the condition that Mother will not be touching a single one of those boxes herself."

"I'm sure she'd be thrilled by your enthusiasm to help, Sherlock, though she was looking forward to the endeavor, reminiscing over our childhood and all."

"We can do that if we must, after I've cleared the material."

"She did mention particularly wanting to take a retrospective look at your old experiment books. Some of your early independent studies were quite charming, in their way."

"Yes, fine. After I've cleared them."

"Of course. I'll bring a car to Baker Street on Monday at two PM sharp then."

"Two? But that's at least six hours at-"

"If it's not convenient, I could go out earlier myself to get a head start on those boxes."

"Two's fine."

"Well then, it's settled. I look forward to it."

"You would."

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(that's all.)

Post A/N: As to what's in those red books, don't we all have stuff we'd rather burn than have our parents see?

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charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: August 30th, 2011 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I love it!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 30th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.
arianedevere From: arianedevere Date: August 30th, 2011 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Mycroft, you evil genius! Brilliant.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 30th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's a sly one.
pinigir From: pinigir Date: August 30th, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love Mycroft and his deviousness! :-)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 30th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed!
fanbot From: fanbot Date: August 30th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Will he hide them from John too? :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 30th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
When he gets them back he'll be burning them, so yes.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: August 30th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes, must hide all evidence of teenage angst..lol I must admit I am curious about Sherlock's though;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 30th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
His angst would be the angstiest.
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caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 30th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I seem to do a lot of conversation-style fics. Not sure why, some things just seem to work better that way.
uwsannajane From: uwsannajane Date: August 30th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
V. funny and well done! And oh, yeah, the horror. I exported all journals from my parents' house quite a while back, and I didn't even have records of any interesting experiments.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 31st, 2011 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought I had, but a box turns up now and then.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: August 31st, 2011 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)
hee!

Mycroft is one clever, clever boy :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 31st, 2011 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Of course!
martinius From: martinius Date: August 31st, 2011 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
"As to what's in those red books, don't we all have stuff we'd rather burn than have our parents see?"

Heh, I've already burned that stuff. Of course, then I started writing internet porn, so...

Love Mycroft's little blackmail here :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 1st, 2011 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Yes, there are many times where I'm quite thankful my mother isn't on the internet.
starrylizard From: starrylizard Date: September 4th, 2011 08:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Teehee! Oh Mycroft! Ha!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 4th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's a sly one. :-)
allesandraq From: allesandraq Date: September 18th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very funny. Unfortunately I was drinking a soda while reading this, so at one point had to pause to clean up my monitor.

I can see this happening very clearly.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 18th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked it!
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