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Ariane DeVere
Sherlock fic: Make a military sortie 
10th-Oct-2013 01:12 pm
Aroused or hrtbrkn - shower
Title: Make a military sortie
Author
: Ariane DeVere
Word count: 221
Rating: PG

Summary: Everything was fine until that bloody man turned up at a crime scene.





She’s a professional police officer, dedicated to her career. At training college she wasn’t joking when she told her colleagues that she intended to be Chief Superintendent by the age of forty.

Her job is everything to her. She barely has a social life; she doesn’t even want to be friends with her colleagues. She only pretends to be sociable because they might be useful to her.

And then that bloody man turned up at a crime scene. He hadn’t been invited, he had no official role, and he looked past her as if she didn’t exist ... but from the moment she saw him he took her breath away.

She wishes he would turn up more often – and hates it when he does. Her eyes are constantly drawn to those damned suits he wears – expensive, sophisticated, tight-fitting ... almost too tight-fitting sometimes. Nobody should look that desirable in a suit.

She tries to hate him, tries to pretend that he is totally irrelevant to her, but there’s something so attractive about his aloofness and his smug superiority. He seems dangerous and strong, and she wants that danger and that strength. She wants him.

She’ll get over it. She has to get over it.

She’ll be fine ... just as soon as she can get over this annoying crush on Sherlock Holmes’ big brother.




Author’s Note:

*shrugs*. I dunno. I think the plotbunny was having a moment of, “What combination of characters have you not seen before?” I’ve no doubt there must be some Sally/Mycroft fics out there somewhere but they’ve not come across my radar.

The reason for the title of this story? Go and type ’definition of sally’ into Google ...

Because no way could I simply call it ‘Sally’. That would have been far too easy!

Comments 
10th-Oct-2013 12:24 pm (UTC)
Fantastic title - that is genius!

It almost feels redundant to say 'very clever' in a comment to one of your stories, but... this really was very clever indeed!

Bravo for fresh combinations :)

Edited at 2013-10-10 12:41 pm (UTC)
11th-Oct-2013 10:36 am (UTC)
It's not easy to find a new or different combination after all this time, but I still like to give it a try occasionally!
10th-Oct-2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
"...that she intended to be Chief Superintendent by the age of forty."

And then it wouldn't be just a 'crush' - she'd be on his level! *grin*

Lovely. :)
11th-Oct-2013 10:37 am (UTC)
That would be a powerful partnership, wouldn't it - the Chief Super and the British Government!
10th-Oct-2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
Oh this I like! Sally feels ... very real. Her being that driven completely fits my head canon for her.

As for Sally/Mycroft stories - 221b_hound's Guitarman series has that pairing, amongst others. Go read it and fall in love!
11th-Oct-2013 10:38 am (UTC)
I'm glad that Sally worked for you here.

Sounds like I have yet another set of fic to add to my reading list!
10th-Oct-2013 08:38 pm (UTC) - second skin's "Bespoke" series
Anonymous
is sally/mycroft
http://archiveofourown.org/series/22203

11th-Oct-2013 04:34 am (UTC)
Wow, this is awesome... it fits my own head canon for Sally as well. :-) Also in my own head canon, she initially had a crush on Sherlock, but he flippantly dismissed her as just another one of the "idiots" like he does to the rest of them, which led to her attitude towards him... so I could definitely see her then turning her attention to Mycroft instead. X-)
11th-Oct-2013 10:40 am (UTC)
There are many theories about why Sally has such an attitude towards Sherlock. And I can definitely see her turning to the more powerful brother.
12th-Oct-2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
Stangely enough, it's het, it's unrequited love and I'm quite happy with that. :D Also, if there's Mystrade in the air and Lestrade hears about Sally's feelings it will be a bit tensed at Scotland Yard.

And of course the title is funny. It's fortunate it's not a story about John, because it would have been called Toilet or Prostitute's customer. (No, I didn't know that before reading your fic. It's your fic that made me look up in a dictionary. You fics are nothing if not educational. :D)
14th-Oct-2013 11:21 am (UTC)
Good grief! A het UST story that Chocolamousse approves of?! *faints*

Yes, it's a good job I didn't decide to write a story about John, isn't it?!
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