7 March 2013

I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take

Spent today stuffed in a dark evidence store, breathing the dust of a thousand ruined lives.

Started coughing when we got in there...haven't stopped yet. Feels like I'm smoking again - that permanent slight-lack-of-breath. Like, just on the verge of panting. In Sherlock's words, 'it's stupid'.

Anyway, slowly building this case back up from the mess it was left in. Hope we can get enough together to make it stick. I think we will, but it's all more time and stress the family of the victim don't need.

Heard this today - I think it's brilliant.






Made me laugh probably far too much.

Sherlock had to wear fancy dress to school today - a fact he only chose to tell John at the last possible moment. But he seems like he had fun, in the end.

Tomorrow is Mycroft's parents' evening - which is slightly terrifying :) Then Sunday is Mother's Day here - I think the boys are doing something with Mrs Holmes. Guess we'll find out when we see her tomorrow.

I'm toying with the idea of going to see Mum. But might just enjoy a day with John.

99 comments:

John H. D. Watson said...

That song... I am laughing way too much.

Greg Lestrade said...

it's geniius, isn't it? :)

John H. D. Watson said...

Brilliant and hilarious, yes.

Greg Lestrade said...

The look on Sherlock's face tells me he doesn't appreciate it as much.

Bet he looked brilliant today, in school in his little suit.

John H. D. Watson said...

He said it wasn't historically accurate, but when he only gives me two hours' notice...

Sherlock said...

Mrs N said I looked smart and asked if it was my suit for your wedding and I said no I want another one for that.

pandabob said...

spend Sunday with John, you two don't get enough just you two time ;-)


This case sounds like it's bad for your health so I hope you manage to get it sorted out soon. There is one up side to it though, its given you a reminder not to smoke again :-)

John H. D. Watson said...

spend Sunday with John, you two don't get enough just you two time

I agree with this... :)

Sherlock - you did look very smart. What kind of suit do you want for the wedding? Please don't say purple and sparkly.

Sherlock said...

I want to wait and see what you get and then get something like it but different so I'll be the right colours.

If Lestrade goes blue this time will you wake me?

John H. D. Watson said...

Probably not, but he's not going to go blue, so you don't need to worry about him. Or about whether you'll get to see it.

Greg Lestrade said...

He's asleep. Despite the disappointment of me not keeling over for him.

zeph said...

Thanks for the video Lestrade. I guess I needed to have a laugh before I force myself to go to bed. Would be nice to actually sleep for a change.

I hope you to enjoy the tiny rest of the evening that is still left.

John H. D. Watson said...

L - good. Early bedtime tonight? You look exhausted.

Greg Lestrade said...

yeah, defiinitely.

Call me to remind me to leave on time tomorrow? If I'm in that basement, time may as well cease to exist. The whole outside world might.

John H. D. Watson said...

I will, don't worry. I'll meet you for lunch too, if you can get away for half an hour.

Greg Lestrade said...

Mmm, doubtful, given I'm off early anyway. But I'll let you know.

John H. D. Watson said...

All right.

pandabob said...

I hope you all got lots of sleep and aren't too nervous about parents evening ;-)

Good luck with the case Greg and I hope you get no last minute 'I needs' from Sherlock today John ;-)

Greg Lestrade said...

Djinn - ill text you where I am , can probably grab a quick break. Things have gone better today.

Greg Lestrade said...

Since when was that a more likely thing I'd type than 'John'??

Anonymous said...

Maybe your phone has figured out that John is magical?

rsf

John H. D. Watson said...

Only when someone rubs my lamp.

Greg Lestrade said...

I can rub your lumps. And love your rump. Close enough, Magic Danger?

Has the outside world cleared up? This morning was so misty you couldn't see the city if you stood in the middle of London Bridge. Like a weird lonely world of water and mist.

I'm assuming it's still raining because everyone I see looks soaked.

John H. D. Watson said...

Last time I checked, yeah. I've been clearing things out from the back of the wardrobe so I'm more in touch with my past at the moment than the world outside.

Greg Lestrade said...

You okay? Want to talk later?

John H. D. Watson said...

Yeah, if we get time. I'm all right though. it's just strange. You know how sometimes you look at things you've held onto for years and suddenly they just don't seem that important anymore? There's a lot of that.

Greg Lestrade said...

There are lots of Lexus...es? Lexi? And range rovers and those Porsche 4x4s and stuff here. And only two bikes with wet bikers ...

REReader said...

No one can say you don't know how to make an entrance! :)

John H. D. Watson said...

And Mrs H came in the standard, slightly sinister, black governmental car...

Anon Without A Name said...

I know you guys imply that those teachers are intimidatingly posh and whatever, but can you imagine it from their point of view, with you two turning up, exuding cool? They're only human, after all :-)

Greg Lestrade said...

Think the teachers are far more worried by Mrs H's exude..tions? Exude-ments? Than ours ;)

Anyway, I should be concentrating. Difficult, when John's in his suit, looking delicious.

KHolly said...

A Lexus might be a nice car, but in a lot full of them it's just another boring bit of conformity. Even soaking wet showing up on bikes makes you the coolest guardians there.

And ultimately who cares what the teachers and other folks think of you. The only one there who really matters is Mycroft and I'm willing to bet he'd happily put on his gear and ride in the rain with you if that were an option.

John H. D. Watson said...

It is an option, actually. He's home for the weekend after this is done. :)

Greg Lestrade said...

I know it doesn't matter - as long as Mycroft's happy, we are. And he is indeed riding home with us. Don't know which of us he'll choose yet, though :)

pandabob said...

yay to Mycroft home for the weekend :-)

I hope everything went as expected at school.

Maybe John could wear his suit on Sunday Greg? ;-)

Anon Without A Name said...

Anonybob: I completely misread as suggesting that John could wear his birthday suit...

pandabob said...

I would expect that at some point during a day on their own he would Nameless ;-)

John H. D. Watson said...

Wearing one is quite often followed by wearing the other if L gets his way...

spandrella said...

The inside of my head just did a George Takei "ohhh myyyyyy…"

Greg Lestrade said...

Wearing one is quite often followed by wearing the other if L gets his way...

I'm only human!

(Nicky would always respond to me saying that by saying "You mean only just human, you weirdo.")

Harry said...

Ha! I'm stealing that one.

Greg Lestrade said...

Hey, Harry. How's it going? I heard Sherlock was going to make his Mum a mother's day card...so are you knee-deep in glitter?

Harry said...

If you mean edible glitter than yeah, totally. There are drifts of it all around the kitchen. We made cupcakes with the sparkles inside. How was the den of iniquity, I mean conformity?

Greg Lestrade said...

Oh, you know, parents used long words and tried to look intelligent. Teachers looked weary and tried to gently express how little Theodore wasn't actually about to be Chief Exec of a bank within the next year, and the kids skulked about and tried to pretend they weren't attached to any of the more embarrassing parents.

Mrs Holmes looked vaguely terrifying. Mycroft looked reasonably assured and was very polite.

John nodded and looked intelligent.

I tried to look like I wasn't going to steal the silver or wheelie down the drive.

REReader said...

So a successful evening, then...

Harry said...

or wheelie down the drive again

Fixed! Maybe you can get John to do it instead.

Greg Lestrade said...

Depends whose got Mycroft on the back... Might see if Mrs Holmes wants a lift too ;)

We should be back in a bit. You eaten - I mean, apart from cupcakes? Or you staying for dinner with us, or what?

Harry said...

I'll stay. Wouldn't want to give you a complex. Fair warning, we've both had a LOT of cupcakes.

Sherlock said...

We had LOADS and I'll be awake for AGES and you said we only couldn't go out for a late night walk because it was school and now it won't be school tomorrow so we can go out! We can look for muggers and sex pests and dealers and Harry says she knows where some of all of those are and we can arrest them all!

Harry said...

I am the best aunt ever.

Greg Lestrade said...

It's my night off! No arresting people unless it's really essential. Like small boys who won't go to bed.

Harry - won't ask how you know where all those people are. It'd worry John ;)

John H. D. Watson said...

Oh my god, Harry...

Sherlock said...

She said we could go and walk your old beat in Soho and you could tell me about crimes and John about S-E-X and she said it like that in letters and then Mrs Hudson said Harry was making her blush but she wasn't blushing just giggling.

John H. D. Watson said...

Never leaving you three alone again...

Harry said...

Whatever, Sparkles, you know you'd have a good time.

Greg Lestrade said...

really don't think there's much I could tell him, Harry. He ain't called Doctor Hotson for nothing, you know ;)

Mazarin said...

*snicker*

That's one thing my son will miss, not having a sibling to antagonize/be antagonized by.

Also, I need to find some of this edible glitter for him, so we can make sparkly cupcakes, too.

Harry said...

Or Three Continents, apparently (gah), but he will always be Sparkles to me. Just like these cupcakes.

Harry said...

Maz, put them in the batter AND in the frosting. Perfection.

Greg Lestrade said...

Does the sparkle come out... the other end? So to speak? Because y'know, With John's tail, and his ..horn....that would really just finish off the picture. He would be EXACTLY like his hoody - the sparkly-rainbow-farting unicorn... ;)

Greg Lestrade said...

we have achieved pink ears, folks! And a goldfish-like mouth movement, leading to a 'Gregory Lestrade!'

If we try, before the end of the evening, we'll have middle names too...

John H. D. Watson said...

I think I'll go to Sweden. Or maybe Australia.

Greg Lestrade said...

Sweden...all those saunas, hitting each other with tree branches... you'd fit right in :)

Harry said...

John just said 'I don't even know what that means!' and then hurled a cushion at Greg. Any bets on who'll win?

Sherlock said...

John is better at the tickling fighting bit but Lestrade is better because he goes all cuddly and kissy and then does a surprise attack so either of them might we should eat more cupcakes and watch.

Harry said...

Excellent plan!

pandabob said...

Harry you seem to be a brilliant influence on the household ;-)

enjoy the cupcakes

Mrs Hudson said...

Oh, it's any excuses to get their hands on each other, those two.

Love's young dream!

Greg Lestrade said...

He used tickling - that's not fair, is it?

Harry, do you want to organise my stag do? ;)

Harry said...

You think you're joking, but just wait...

Greg Lestrade said...

I'm not joking - I think it would be hilarious! Sherlock would want to help, of course. Mycroft would probably want to stay far, far away...

Obviously it would need to be a good week or so pre-wedding, to give me time to recover.

spandrella said...

I'm glad Mycroft's visit home has begun in such a dignified fashion. ;)

Harry said...

It'll be the best one ever. Do you want sparkly cupcakes?

Anon Without A Name said...

I'm imagining John's eye-rolling at this point is of Mycroftian proportions :-)

Sounds like everyone's having a fun evening?

Greg Lestrade said...

I want sparkly everything, ready for my life, bonded by love to Danger Sparkles.

Seriously, though, whilst I'm certain it will be brilliant...remember John really actually does have the means to kill you. And I don't want to cancel our honeymoon to investigate your murder and then only see my husband during visits to the Scrubs, okay?

Anonymous said...

did you all go adventuring on a late night walk?

John H. D. Watson said...

You lot have fun with that. Mycroft, want to go to Australia with me?

Greg Lestrade said...

Anon - Yes, we are. Sherlock is so hopped up on sugar it seemed unsafe to keep him confined in the flat filled with dogs and people.

We are not looking for muggers. Mainly because Sherlock keeps shouting at 'them' to stop hiding...

Greg Lestrade said...

(and anyway, we have two huge dogs and Harry, who hasn't stopped laughing yet, with us.)

John H. D. Watson said...

If I were a mugger, I'd run.

Greg Lestrade said...

I'm not a mugger...and I might still run! We could get a hotel...Harry would feel morally obligated as Best Aunty to look after the boys, right???

John H. D. Watson said...

Yes, but would London still be standing in the morning?

Small Hobbit said...

If it's all the same to you, I would like London to remain standing as I'm coming up tomorrow and to find that I'd timed my journey to coincide with a large hole caused by two dogs, one best Aunty and a Sherlock would be slightly annoying.

Greg Lestrade said...

...we may actually need you to take a shift with the Incredible Sugar-Powered Boy. I'm not sure he'll be asleep by morning...

He currently wants to climb a tree.

In the wet, dark and with a broken arm, I don't think it's thebest plan he's ever had.

Mycroft said...

Don't worry, I'd look after them. Phobos and Deimos could help me herd them.

Greg Lestrade said...

by 'Them' I assume you mean Sherlock and Harry?

Mycroft said...

Yes, although I haven't ruled out the possibility of needing to herd all of you home.

pandabob said...

its nice they put extra fun on for you when you're home isn't it Mycroft? ;-)

Greg Lestrade said...

Well...Sherlock is in his pyjamas. I'm taking that as a small victory.

He's currently hanging off my shoulders. Upside down. That's not such a victory.

John H. D. Watson said...

Right, enough fun. Bedtime. For everyone.

Kestrel337 said...

Are you actually managing to remain in an upright position while he hangs from your shoulders? Because that might constitute a victory of sorts. (I tried to find the best way to ask that. I may have failed.)

Greg Lestrade said...

I'll tuck Mycroft and myself in.

You can have Sherlock, both dogs and Mrs Hudson...and Harry, if she sleeps on the sofa...

Greg Lestrade said...

Kestrel - Yeah. He hooks his legs over my shoulders and hangs down my back. I hold onto his ankles to stop him falling off. And have to either get help to put him down or get to the sofa so I can drop him on it. It's usually when he's being a bat.

John H. D. Watson said...

The dogs go with Mycroft, that's only fair.

If I survive Sherlock, I'll see about Harry afterwards...

pandabob said...

good luck with that John ;-)



Anon Without A Name said...

Hah - good luck, all, sleep well ;-)

Greg Lestrade said...

I suppose I can help with Sherlock... afterall, I do rather like you making it to bed, not lying there on my own.

Come on, let's gang up on him :)

pandabob said...

I hope you've finally got Sherlock to bed and that you all have a good night sleep ready for fun tomorrow :-)

Anonymous said...

It's such a shame Holst didn't include "Harry, bringer of sugar highs" in "The Planets."

AftSO

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