Oh this marvelous! Sweet in a very Holmesian way, I loved it! *____*
Very glad you enjoyed it! The prompt this time around was a rewarding one to work with, I found. Thank you :)
How fitting, Mycroft being Sherlock's first word. I loved it - somehow sad yet at the same time warm and fuzzy.
Melancholy was definitely my aim, but I do hope the ending redeemed it! I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed this; thank you very much!
*squeals* This was adorable. It had its sad moments, but that final reveal was so sweet. I do believe that no matter how childish Sherlock may act around Mycroft, he does love his brother a whole lot. Mycroft just can't help being protective, I mean, that first episode with the John-kidnapping pretty much screamed psychotic and overprotective older brother, lol.
Oddly enough, I didn't have the "reveal" in mind when I started writing this! In fact, it wasn't until I hit the sequence of letters that Mycroft's reading off to him at the end that I thought, Oh my, he's coming up on M, what if - And then the lightbulb went on :)
Thank you very much. And yes, Mycroft is as psychotic as they come, older-sibling-wise. I can relate.
That is absolutely sweet. <3
Mycroft understanding Sherlock from the first is absolutely canon in my head.
In mine too :) Thank you very much!
2011-04-01 04:53 pm (UTC)
I bow in your general directions..
this was pitch perfect. It is now in my favorites.
Jenn, who is sadly going to have to spend much much less time here after monday (damn real lilfe!)
2011-04-02 10:19 pm (UTC)
Re: I bow in your general directions..
(Less time where after Monday?)
Thank you very much for reading! I'm glad you liked it well enough to favorite it :)
I always thought his first word to be 'Wrong!' but this works really nicely :) Thank you.
I think I would have found "Wrong" a bit too obvious for my purposes; he's such a contrary creature, so I thought perhaps the first sentiments to emerge would be those of "I don't think so" and "Why is it like that, anyway?" :) Thank you so much for reading!
Yes this. Just right. I love that Mycroft signs to him 'just in case.'
Ditto; this was perfect.
(and now I kind of want an AU in which Sherlock is deaf ... )
Oh this is so sensitive and lovely, thank you. ♥
You're very welcome. Thank you for reading ♥
'My, Sherlock says, snatching the next card off the pile. Mycroft.
Surprises everyone, that is, except for you.' — This I really like. I can see adult!Sherlock overcompensating for his childhood adulation for Mycroft, and this... rather plays into that. And is ridiculously sweet. (Also, second person!narrative is ace.)
adult!Sherlock overcompensating for his childhood adulation for Mycroft
THIS, YES. That's at least partly the theory I was working backwards from; Sherlock must be slightly embarrassed about how much he used to look up to and rely on Mycroft (how much he still does, particularly in the reliance department).
Thank you very much!
Again, I don't know what to say. I always suspected there's something between two Holmes brothers, they don't show us. Sherlock was a special child and only Mycroft could really see this. This is beautiful and lovely <3
BTW, I've been reading somewhere, that many children who weren't speaking for a long time, are very intelligent and talented when they grow up.
Sherlock was a special child and only Mycroft could really see this.
Older siblings often have a way of perceiving these things more intuitively than parents, I think, especially when the age gap is greater than, say, two or three years. And I've heard that, too, about very bright children just watching and waiting until they're sure they can get it right (at least that's my guess at what they're doing). Thank you :)
I especially love the format of this, the second person Mycroft voice. Delightfully done.
I only use second-person on really tough/unusual POV cases, and in my book, Mycroft is both of these ;) Thank you very much <3
Oh god, my heart! This is beyond lovely. I love how it's just the two of them, always has been, even when Sherlock's being a twit and cutting Mycroft off. The dynamic you've set up is perfect, and baby Sherlock is the most amazing little thing. <3!
I'd love to observe Sherlock as a baby, no two ways about it. He was probably equal parts infuriating, adorable, and kind of frightening. Thank you very much :)
Totally adorable and highly plausible. Loved it. Thank you.
You're welcome; glad to hear you did! Thank you for reading :)
Oh this hurts so sweet. Now I want fic where they stop feuding and are as close as they are in canon. Bwee!!!
*thinks about that*
How fascinating that would be. You may have inadvertently handed me a plotbunny.
Thank you, my dear. I hope you're recovering!
Oh, this is perfect!
I love that he spells NO and WHY! *lol* And that he "tastes everything within reach, but never the same thing twice."
That is sooo Sherlock!
In all of the very brightest young kids I've known, no has been in at least the top three as far as first words. As contrary as Sherlock is, I'm pretty sure it was probably his very first, albeit in a different medium here than speech ;)
Thank you very much!
This is wonderful. He does, indeed, look out for his brother, doesn't he?
He does, which is one of the reasons I love him so <3
Thank you very much!
I really enjoyed this. I love the relationship you've written here.
Thank you :) I enjoyed writing it!
This is incredibly intriguing; Sherlock and Mycroft must have had a complex relationship from the get-go, and this is a fantastic look at what it could have been.
I imagine that Sherlock relied even more heavily on Mycroft when he was young than he does now, and part of him's still pretty embarrassed about that. Thank you :)
loved this one and wasn't at all surprised to see that it won! particularly enjoyed Mycroft as secret-keeper, Sherlock spelling out NO and WHY, and the ending, of course.
(My first word was a phrase, technically - What's that? As contrary as Sherlock is, I'm sure No would've been his first impulse, disagreement, followed by a demand to know why things are the way they are *g*)
Thank you very much for reading! And you have some new ones out that I'm behind on, so those are on my docket for this week :)
OMG WHAT IS THIS!!!
This is wonderful. I am almost never a fan of 2nd person narrative, but you have done it so sweetly. And with a nuanced understanding of the character that really comes through.
Oh my poor heart! I really do have a soft spot for big brothers. Thank you for sharing. <3
Second-person is a tricky thing to pull off, and, strangely enough, I reserve it for characters that I find to be tough cases to crack. I have a soft spot for over-protective older siblings because I am one myself ;) Thank you very much for reading!
Aww, I had a feeling this was yours ;)
I love them as kids.
It was about time I did a Mycroft piece, considering what team we are! :)
Thank you *hugs*
Awww, miniatures! Mycroft helping Sherlock, and Sherlock's first word! *flail*
They do make cute kids, don't they?
Thank you :)
He's such a good big brother. :D
He really is <3 Thank you!