A Mouth of IvyAuthor: karstcrystalRecipient: havlockvetinariCharacter/Pairings:
Lestrade/Gregson friendship (and grudging it is).Rating:
Hungry children at Christmas, poverty, destitution. Murders lurking in the background.Summary:
Mr. Lestrade has to go undercover to investigate a very strange sort of Christmas murders. Unfortunately for him, Gregson is helping the investigation. The information about holly-sellers is all too true. Toby Irish is my own creation.
A/N: This fic turned into a monster, and it is going to be a mini-epic posted to my lj before Christmas. So, without further ado (and realizing I have to let the go for now), I produce the first chapter that started it all. Thanks much to havlockvetinari for giving me the challenge fic:
“Granada, ACD or RDJ Holmes. Or any mishmash of the three, providing Lestrade is Granada/ACD!Ferret!Lestrade. (You can probably tell where this request is going.) Super extra bonus points to anyone that can swing The Great Mouse Detective refrences. Lestrade fic. Lestrade/Gregson is my favorite, but him in the middle of a H/W/L would be cool too. Or even Lestrade/Yardie-of-Your-Choice. Can you convince me of Lestrade/Mycroft? Go for it! I just want Lestrade being a BAMF. Love seeing his touch of OCD mentioned, him bickering with Gregson, getting into fights and trouncing guys twice his size because he's vicious and fights like a sewer rat. I like watching the Yardies be competent, not in a 'we don't need Holmes' way, but showing off that they are good cops and have their jobs for a damn reason. I like Lestrade and Gregson showing off why they're "the best of a bad lot". I like watching the Yardies bitch about Mister Holmes.
On more plotty notes: I adore casefic, especially stuff that requires Lestrade to go undercover, because I think he has a hard time losing himself in it. Involvement of Mycroft and a SuperSekritMission would be loved. History!geek is a history geek and loves incorperation of period events/cases, but it's not required at all because I know it's a pain. While smut is never turned down, plot will be greeted with great squee and need not even include shippyness. I also love character-study stuff, and relationship analysis (why/how things work)and would lovelove something where Gregson and Lestrade have to admit that they're at least friends (in a 'I swear if you die I'll kill you' way) and maybe something more.”
This is what ze doesn't want: “Het ships of canons (Watson/Mary excepted), watersports, non-con between two canons (so traumatized!past is fine), BBC 'verse.”
I hope my little pun about Basil and the mouse will make them happy. ( A Mouth of Ivy )