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16 September 2011 @ 09:53 pm
Fanfic: An Interesting Drugs Bust  
Author's Note: I was fascinated with how the drugs bust scene played out in "A Study Of Pink". I kept on watching DI Lestrade eyes going between Sherlock and John as if wondering what was going on here. So here I am, attempting to get into the mind of Detective Inspector Lestrade during that event.


Title: An Interesting Drugs Bust

Setting: During "A Study In Pink"

One shot.


Lestrade knew that this drugs bust was going to be interesting.

He guessed that Sherlock was searching for the case by the time Anderson finished up at the crime scene. He glances at said suitcase on the chair next to him.

He gave it about two hours, before he put together a team to go to Sherlock's new flat, 221B Baker Street (Thank God he moved out of his former place, Lestrade was getting worried due to the two drug dealers that have moved into that building.. now he had to make sure there no dealers in this section.)

He watches Anderson, Donovan and others go through the flat, a little guilty at making the landlady worry, but shoving that to the side. Sherlock should be back soon, and he was going to have to talk with the madman.

He barely heard the comments being made by Anderson and Donovan about the skull, reading material, the messiness of the flat. Lestrade wasn't surprised. Not the first time he's seen a flat of Sherlock's.

Suddenly he hears a door opening downstairs, and then he hears Sherlock's baritone voice calling out Mrs Hudson's name. He sounds.. .like he's in a good mood.

Sherlock in a good mood?

That doesn't happen often.

Lestrade steels himself as he hears footsteps... (Wait, footsteps? Two pairs?)

Suddenly the door burst open and he now has a angry consulting detective spitting out words at him. Lestrade briefly notices the other man, the doctor that Sherlock had brought with him.

"It's a drugs bust."

"You're joking right?" Lestrade glances at the doctor, seeing his incredilous face as he defends Sherlock. Inwardly, he winces as Sherlock tells John to shut up and he sees the look of surprise and disappointment on the man's face face. What his name? Ah yes, Dr Watson.

But he doesn't get a chance to think about the disappointment for long as Sherlock whirls back around on him, complaining about being bullied.

"It stops being pretend if we find anything."

"I am clean!"

Lestrade hears the frustration in the young man's voice, and also catches the quick look he gives Dr Watson, who still looks disappointed. Lestrade wonders if he just prevented Sherlock from getting a flatmate. He had a feeling that was why Dr Watson was here.

"I don't even smoke." Sherlock shows the nicotine patch on his arm, and Lestrade bets there are two more.

"Neither do I." Lestrade's happy that Sherlock is still clean. It hurt the Detective Inspector in the past when he saw the brilliant mind high as a kite, doing those drugs, and ruining his future. He can only hope being clean continues for him.

Lestrade listens as Sherlock bickers with Anderson, trying to keep up with the genius's train of thought when it comes to Jennifer Wilson. While he's telling Sherlock about Rachel, the sillborn daughter, he watches as Doctor Watson goes from disappointed, to obviously trying to help Sherlock with his thoughts, as Sherlock is now confused on why she wrote the name of her stillborn daughter.

Lestrade could say why.. but he doesn't, not wanting to stall Sherlock's thought process.

"Maybe he talks to them?" Doctor Watson asks hesitantly. "Maybe he used the death of her daughter?"

"But that was ages ago, why would she still be upset?"

Oh lord... Lestrade winces, and catches the looks from the others. But Sherlock is only facing Doctor Watson, but he obviously senses something..because the next thing out of the young man's mouth stuns the DI.

"Not good?" He hears Sherlock ask his companian hesitantly.

No judgement on the doctor's face, just a bit resigned. "Bit not good, yeah," he says quietly.

And Sherlock accepts it.

What on earth.. When did Sherlock care about wether or not what he says hurts people? How did this doctor earn that hesitancy from the insufferable genius? Lestrade is still recovering when he hears Sherlock asking Doctor Watson about what his last thoughts would be, and then telling the man to use his imagination.

"I don't have to," he says simply.

Lestrade goes back and forth between the men, and is now stunned at the look of surprise on Sherlock's face, momentarily speechless.

What is going on here?

How does this nondescript man, quiet, simple, put Sherlock back a step? No one else, in his entire time of somewhat knowing Sherlock Holmes for five years.

Lestrade knew that this drugs bust was going to be interesting.

He just didn't know how interesting.
coolcia: oscar bosiecoolcia on September 17th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, this short story is also very good.
<3 John
allesandraqallesandraq on September 18th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
Thank you.
shadesofmoon on September 18th, 2011 10:03 am (UTC)
Hi. Been reading through some of your Sherlock stuff and - Oh, it's very good! I hope you'll keep writing and posting.... And that you don't mind someone lurking in the shadows, looking for new fics from you!
allesandraqallesandraq on September 18th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
I don't mind at all. And thank you.
rabidsamfan: lestrade plus tworabidsamfan on September 26th, 2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, very nice. I do think Lestrade must have found that exchange fascinating.
rabidsamfanrabidsamfan on September 26th, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
Incidentally, your journal layout has somehow lost the "next" and "previous" buttons. It makes it very hard to try to read things in one swell foop the way I'd like to. (But the background picture is lovely.)
allesandraqallesandraq on September 26th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
I changed it back. :) I'm picky about my layouts and i keep trying to find something that doesn't have a big advert getting in the way, but that's not happening.

And thank you for commenting on my story, I appreciate it. I love feedback. :)
rabidsamfanrabidsamfan on September 26th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
Alas, the only way to get rid of the ads is to pay for your LJ. Which also gets rid of the ads on everyone else's LJ, by the way, so I find it well worth the minimal cost.
LifeFiction: not sulking sherlocklifefiction on January 4th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
I really like this POV from Lestrade. I love anything that touches on his and Sherlock's relationship. You can see he has grudging respect for him and does like him and vice versa. Great job!
allesandraqallesandraq on January 24th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Sorry for the delay in replying. Apparently your comments didn't come through to my email. Thank you for enjoying my stories so far.
rusty_armour: brothersinarmsrusty_armour on March 20th, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
I'm finally catching up on some more of your fic. Sorry it's taken me so long. As this is one of my favourite Lestrade scenes of all time, it was great to see the drugs bust from his perspective. I think you do a great job of figuring out what's probably going through Lestrade's head as he watches Sherlock and John interact with each other and sees the way each of them respond when certain revelations are revealed. Your interpretation of this scene explains why Lestrade said what he did about Sherlock's potential to become a "good man" before he left Baker Street.