Characters: John, Sherlock, Mycroft, Mummy
Genre: Humour, Angst, Friendship, Romance, Pre-Slash, Prompt Fic
Word Count: 8,861
Summary: The Holmes brothers' rivalry continues as Mycroft manipulates and Sherlock schemes. The result? Christmas Dinner, Mummy, and men in suits. What more could one want? Sequel to "A Chess Game Between Brothers."
Author's Notes: This is in response to a prompt made on my tumblr by maladroitoracle: Any chance of you continuing that Sherlock Christmas fic? I love reading about Sherlock's mother but I'd be happy with anything you wrote!
The fic referred to in the prompt is here. You probably should read that one first to know what's going on. But not to worry, that one is nowhere near the monster that this one is.
Not only is this a response to maladroitoracle's prompt, it also serves as a gift in celebration of her earning her MA, and also as a get-well-soon fic. It is dedicated as well to prettybirdy979, since it's a continuation of her prompt, and she specifically requested men in suits :D
Please excuse any errors in British terminology or in time needed to travel from London to Sussex, since this is unbeta'd and unbrit-picked. I did the best I could, and I hope it satisfies.
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Additional Notes: I envisioned Margery Avery-Holmes in appearance as Rick Castle's mother, played by Susan Sullivan in the TV show "Castle". This is a very bad image, but this is the picture of her I had in mind when writing this, except her hair would be a bit longer and pulled up: Margery Avery-Holmes
I hope you enjoyed this. Happy Holidays, Merry Yuletide, and whatever else you may celebrate. May the new year shower you with blessings.