Because I was watching The Sign of Three and got Papa Lestrade feels.
The first time Rose met Greg was in a shopping centre. While Jackie was looking for a new blouse, little three year old Rose got bored and ran away to look at the toys aisle. When she went to find Jackie again though, she predictably got lost and sat down in the middle of the shopping centre for a good old-fashioned cry. It was seventeen year old Greg Lestrade, fresh out of college to take her hand, dry her tears and reunite Rose with her anxious mother.
Martha was always the sort to go above and beyond when it came to school work. Her colleagues in year six may have been content to prepare for a project about the emergency services purely in the library; Martha paused on her way home one day, and managed to wrangle a two minute interview out of Corporal Lestrade as he was out on the beat. She got an A for that.
Donna had spent her fair share of time in the clank. Her particular brand of teenage rebellion manifested though vodka from the local off-licence and a series of increasingly bad decisions. Finally Desk Sergeant Lestrade got tired of seeing her come through, and knew it was only a matter of time before Donna did something she’d really regret. With the help of Wilfred Mott (an old family friend), Greg convinced Donna to join a community service scheme, giving her a more positive outlet for her teenage angst.
Amy’s only encounter with Greg was a rather embarrassing one for all concerned. Having been pushed together by commuters aboard a crowded tube train, a series of awkward conversation starters left them both with burning cheeks, and led to Inspector Lestrade jumping off a station early, vowing next time to make sure he was actually talking to another police officer.
Clara and Greg never met face to face, but from time to time she’d see the silver haired Detective Inspector bustling around her university campus, but both were usually in a hurry, and passed by with ne’er more than a smile or a nod exchanged.