- Sherlock (TV) (2)
One and a half minutes.
That's normally all it took. Less than thirty seconds sometimes, ninety at the most. Yes, just a minute and a half for Sherlock to have an entire individual laid out, life story diagrammed and ready for lecture.
It’s been ages since he’d met anyone who’d challenged this timeframe, so there’s no reason to think the man Mike Stamford brings into the lab with him, "potential flatmate," would be any different.
A/B/O-AU. Inverted. In this world the alphas are the lowest on the social hierarchy used for studding, home protection, and hard labor primarily. Oh, and as cannon fodder.
Anyway, you know the drill: John is invalided back to London and needs a "sponsor." Mycroft meanwhile has been after Sherlock to get himself some slave, alpha muscle for "protection." Sherlock's resistant. At least, until...
Lifelines cross, stars collide, fate intervenes... Yeah, all that stuff.
Follows BBC series canon, season one, episode one. All credit for original story and characters goes to their original authors with my great admiration.