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The Government and His Daemon by LJ-Todd The Government and His Daemon by LJ-Todd
Blurb about Mycroft Holmes and his edible dormouse, Hava:

He was reading through one of the many files on his desk when Hava crawled up his leg and then up to his shoulder. She curled around the back of his neck, her fluffy tail tucking down to wrap partway around his throat as she settled down on his shoulder. "You should have asked him out."

Mycroft's hand twitched at her unexpected words. He paused his reading to look momentarily at his daemon. "What, pray tell, are you talking about, Hava?"

Hava nuzzled the corner of his jaw before she spoke. "The Detective Inspector."

That caused Mycroft to jerk and look down at her in surprise. "Hava..."

"He's nice." She stretched up to rub her nose against his. "And he can tolerate Sherlock for more than a few minutes. Patience of a saint, My, and goodness knows you need someone with mountains of patience."

Mycroft stared at his daemon for a moment longer before shaking his head and feigning a calm he did not truly feel. "Honestly, Hava, I've no interest in Detective Inspector Gregory Lestrade."

Hava made a soft chirping sound as she settled down on his shoulder. Her suddenly silence held his attention when he should have been focusing on his work. "What is it, Hava?"

She sounded far too smug when she replied. "You know his full name."

Hava is a Hebrew name meaning "life".

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xXAli-CatXx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EDIBLE!!!!! Oh my god!!!!
LJ-Todd Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
devil-in-the-church Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A fat little dormouse....oh that is brilliant! Especially since Sherlock loves jabbing at Mycroft's diets and past eating habits XD
LJ-Todd Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oddly enough I went with the dormouse for the very reason you stated, lol. I thought it was a nice contrast considering Mycroft is always busy plotting and ruling the goverment, lol.
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