#johnlock fic recs
Hey do you have any fics where john sits in sherlocks lap? Like in any way, shaoe or firm thats just my fave trope. Love your content btw.
Ahhh, because of you, I started a list, so not everything nor a lot is here, sadly! I never had the foresight to consider it as something people would want, so I’ve never tagged fics, LOL. Here’s what I got that have some sort of Lap Sitting in the fic!
Feel free, Lovelies, to add your own recs!!
The Healing Touch by inevitably_johnlocked (G, 2,307 w., 1 Ch. || Caretaking, Domestic Fluff, Stroppy Sherlock, John Loves Sherlock, Love Confessions, Sofa Cuddles, Insecure Sherlock) – Sherlock's broken his foot and he's becoming unbearably stroppy. Good thing John has the healer's touch... ;) Part 3 of I-J's Tumblr Ficlet Collection
Where You Are by Mazarin221b (E, 2,478 w., 1 Ch. || Beach Sex, First Time, Fluff, Smut, Holidays, Pining, Lap Sitting, Stroppy Sherlock, Touching) – He can admit he’s secretly a little glad Sherlock didn’t come with him. He needs a break. Sherlock is a handful at the best of times, and the near-constant apologizing, fixing, dealing-with, and following up on is exhausting. The near-constant unrequited attraction is a bit exhausting, too, to be honest, and John could really use a tiny bit of rest from the relentless hammering on his brain and heart.
Rumpled by WhimsicalEthnographies (E, 3,601 w., 1 Ch. || Est. Rel., Insecure Sherlock, Fluff, PWP, Proposal, Bottomlock) – Then, halfway through a documentary on river otters that neither of them was paying attention to--how could John, with a gangly, limp consulting detective practically purring in his lap?--Sherlock suddenly bolted upright, looked at John with a perplexed expression and a crinkle above his nose, and blurted, “Marry me.” Part 4 of Longitudinal Cohort
To be loved by Strange_johnlock (E, 12,436 w., 8 Ch. || Post S3, Established Relationship, First Person POV Sherlock, Pet Names, Soft Sherlock, Mild ADHD, Protective John, Captain Watson, Body Appreciation, Bottomlock, Rough Sex, Travelling for Holidays, Introspection, Sherlock Loves John So Much It Hurts) – John is so deeply integrated into the work, both as my conductor of light, and as a great shot with a vicious right hook who tackles men -and women- no matter their size all in my defense. He protects me with all he can without question, and this loyalty is surely more than I deserve. Or: Sherlock is counting his blessings.
Insanity in the Middle by DotyTakeThisDown (E, 28,010 w., 8 Ch. || Equestrian Sports AU || Alternate First Meeting, POV John, Pining John, Bottomlock, Clueless Sherlock, First Kiss/Time, Passionate Kisses, Hand Holding, Caught Making Out, Bed Sharing, Spooning, Blow Job) – John is a world-class eventing rider with a gold medal and several four-star wins to his credit, but he's never won at Rolex. Sherlock is an up-and-coming rider taking the sport by storm.
Deck the Halls by itsalwaysyou_jw (T, 31,018 w., 24 Ch. || Advent Fic / Multiple One-Shots, Assorted Tags) – One Johnlock ficlet for every day leading up to Christmas. Who is ready for pining, first kisses, established Johnlock, and everything in between? This collection of stand-alone ficlets will have it all.
Kintsukuroi by sussexbound (E, 91,823 w., 20 Ch. || S4 Compliant / Post-TLD, Grief / Mourning, PTSD, Internalized Homophobia, Therapy, Past Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Nightmares, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Depression, Anxiety, Bed Sharing, Love Confessions, Cuddling, Suicidal Ideation, Masturbation, Minor Character Death, Sexting, Frottage, Inexperienced Sherlock, Rimming / Anal / BJ’s, Emotional Turmoil, Finding Each Other) – “I love you.” Sherlock sees the words hit John with almost physical force. He reels back a little, jaw twitching and eyes filling. “I love you,” he repeats, a little softer, a little more gentle, as earnest as he possibly can. Because they’ve been teetering on the brink of this thing for years, and it had become painfully obvious over the last few months that they were at a tipping point. This had to happen. Now it has. Now they can see where they end up. The tears in John’s eyes spill over, and he wipes at them angrily. “Do you even know what that means?”
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PRIDELOCKED: JUNE 29TH
Description: John and Sherlock stand in front of their window at sunset, basked in warm light. John holds a violin and is looking lovingly at a smirking Sherlock, who is pointing at John’s violin and explaining something. In front of them, a music sheet sits propped on a stand, with ‘Violin 4 Dummies, By Sherlock Holmes’ written on it.
Message from artist: Sherlock was a huge part of my life growing up, and when lockdown happened and I was shut off from many of my friends, Sherlock came back into my life to comfort me. I was so lucky I decided to start drawing the show again because I’ve made so many friends through the fandom now that I’m older, and I’ve met so many people who have had similar life experiences as me that I’ve really felt a sense of community with ❤️
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Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes & John Watson, Mycroft Holmes & Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes & Greg Lestrade
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade, Mike Stamford
Additional Tags: bad psychology, Dysfunctional Family, Suicidal Thoughts
John Watson has returned from Afghanistan and could use a little, ok maybe a lot, of help. Fortunately his friend Mike knows someone who can work with him and doesn’t have a waiting list, though Mike does have a little, ok maybe a lot, of reservations about the man’s unconventional approach...
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One of the most absorbing AU’s in the Sherlock fandom. It’s impossible to exaggerate how insightful and inventive the writer is, how intriguing and credible the two leads, and how beautiful the writing.
Don’t read WIPs? Surely every rule needs an exception!
If I’m tagging you it’s because I think you in particular will love this fic. @mydogwatson @barbsiebabe @annecumberbatch @jobooksncoffee @keirgreeneyes @dianadragonfly @thegildedbee @missdeliadili @starrla89 @7-percent @demonicangeling @tildathings @dangeles @notjustamumj @sussexinchelsea @honeybeemotorcycles @podfixx
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Captain John H Watson, Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers stood addressing his men. One last chance to say something. To tell these fine soldiers what it had meant to fight, and to live, and to have a chance to die alongside them - if it had meant the saving of them.
One last go.
And his throat was dry.
The searing heat of the Afghanistan sun bore down upon them. Their gear decidedly NOT making the already intense summer weather any more bearable. He swallowed.
How to say what he wanted? How to contain so many words into something so limited as time? The praise he wished to spill out for these heroes would have taken volumes to write. These foolish, foolhardy and reckless maniacs that had wormed their way into his heart. The men seemed to feel it also, and he met several nods, and half-grins, as he looked amongst them...
He knew. Exactly what he wanted to say...
He laughed a shy little laugh, kicking some dust up with his feet. This was so silly. But he had always loved Tolkien, and the men knew his passion for writing. They would get it, right?...
"Out with it Watson!" one man piped up. Rousing cheers from the rest.
"Let's have it!" another encouraged.
Watson laughed. "Alright, you bastards. Give me a sec..."
He was choking back tears at this point.
Happiness they were going home. That this war was over.
Sadness. That they were no longer going to be a unit. We few. That they were no longer going to be at each others sides, watching each others backs. Being each others support and family.
We have families to go home to. Their faces read.
Watson had no one.
He began at last:
"So,.... yeah.... If - " he paused, looking up through his translucent blonde eyelashes, "if any of you are ever passing by Bag End..."
A whistled cheer - someone got it!
"Tea time," he continued, " is at 4 pm."
The men were grinning, ear to ear.
"There's plenty of it."
He pointedly looked at each and every one of them. Making eye contact. Gaining their full attention.
"You are welcome any time" And he meant it.
The men sobered. They knew it too. This was it. A few quiet sobs had begun in the back, as arms were being slung around shoulders. Hands being held and squeezed. Backs being patted by whoever could be reached. Some stretching to make the connection. One last bond between them.
"Oh, and uh..." John continued dutifully finishing the lines, despite the building lump in his throat, "don't... bother knocking." He nodded. Finished.
All of his men gave him their glorious upturned faces. Golden now and bronzed, each. The few too strong to cry, still finding themselves wiping away an errant drop of saline from their cheek.
They finished collecting themselves. And a voice in the back at last shouted out, "Three cheers for Watson!"
Watson had made many goodbyes in his life. That day in the desert, he had walked away knowing that life would move on. That the best of intentions would not make them call. Or write. Or come. They would have families to get home to. Houses to set up. Kids to raise. Job interviews to seek. New stations to serve at.
He would probably never see any of them again. London, he knew, was not likely to be a haven for them. They were country boys. And should they look him up? He would be delighted, of course. Of course! And he had meant it. Tea. Anytime. But he knew the chance was slim.
And so many of his brothers in arms had not made it home. The brightest, the best of us - he often thought - had been the first to go.
No matter how many he buried. No matter how many were swallowed by the sands of that unforgiving desert, he had always held out hope that he'd see someone darken his door again. Stay for tea. Stay a while.
... At least one of the living.
But as the years passed on, and the signs of his age began to show on his face at last (for he had always remained a golden boy) he began to realize that they were never coming.
The quick and the dead had both moved on with their lives. And here he was left behind. Once again.
Sherlock was dead. The best. The brightest.
Sherlock had called John his conductor of light, and he had been! Only a conductor. It was Sherlock making the world warm and bright again - luminescent with possibility! John was only the moon, he realized. Cold and lifeless. Now that his sun had been pulled from the heavens.
One cannot conduct an empty room to play a symphony.
One cannot conduct the light, without a light source.
He had been to blind to see, that the light was standing right next to him the whole time... until it had been snuffed out. Too soon. Afghanistan, all over again.
As John reached up into the cupboard to grab his box of tea, his hand brushed against Sherlock's tea cup. He pulled it down. And sat it on the counter. Next to his own.
He smiled a little. A wistful smile.
Thinking of all the times Sherlock had stomped around the damn place spinning out deductions. Ranting and raving on a stream of conscious that took him beyond the bounds of time and space and the needs of normal, mundane bodily functions... like eating. And sleeping.
How John would be so pleased, when Sherlock would at last SIT STILL and sip a few spoonfuls!!! of sugar, all crammed into this tiny, delicate glass of tea.
Something had to feed that big brain of his. It might as well be the carbs and the glucose.
John felt a tear splash onto the counter and one more hit his hand, when he realized he was crying again. That happened.
The same feeling as that day in the desert. Saying goodbye to his men. Nostalgic for what could have been. And what would never now be.
He thought back on his own adventures, both with Sherlock, and the war. Not unlike the lonely hobbit.
And here he was.
It was 4:00 p.m.
He was feeling silly.
He pulled down a few more cups. He sat them around the table. He placed Sherlock's on the other side of the table. He poured the tea. For everyone. And he waited.
For each man he had left behind: in the war; in Afghanistan; on that day at Bart's.
Taking a nice long sip from his warm cup, held close to his face with the palms of his hands hugging it to him.
"Don't bother knocking," john whispered to the empty room, and closed his eyes.
A light footstep.
A chair being pulled up.
"Two sugars in mine, please."
A baritone voice replied.
A teacup clattered to the ground.
A scamper of feet.
A strong embrace. A deep chuckle. A smile that reached to the widest corner of the eyes and kissed away the tears.
Watson was never letting go. And neither was Sherlock, who buried his face in John's neck and breathed him in, as he held him closer than he knew how. "You came." was the only thing John said. And Sherlock nodded silently, as if he knew what it meant.
The sun was back in his heaven. And all was right with the world.
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inspired by @tolkiengif 💋 - posted today on AO3 'Hope Eternal'
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any johnlock american aus? cheers x
Hey friend, sure a few fics come to mind . . .
You Give Me Fever by michi_thekiller, 16 k, explicit. Johnlock American AU. John and Sherlock are high school students in the 50’s. Sherlock the greaser seduces the innocent new boy, John Watson. Dubcon hot.
Brokeback Series by SinceWhenDoYouCallMe_John, 3 works, Johnlock AU based on "Brokeback Mountain" movie, but with a much happier ending.
Unbranded Air by suitesamba, 48 k, mature. Westernlock. John is a widower who moves to America to start again – buying a cattle ranch in the west. When Sherlock is injured on his property investigating a cattle rustling ring, John dusts off his medical knowledge and takes him in to heal him.
Just Like That series by cwb, 3 works, explicit. This is a cute American AU teenlock. John and Sherlock are neighbors and best friends growing up in the heartland of America. Suddenly one summer, things change between them, and nothing can ever be the same again. (Locked to AO3 users.)
The Reawakening of John Watson by 221b_careful_what_you_wish_for, 20 k, explicit. Historical AU. Trying to escape his troubled past in England, John Watson has started a new life in the American West. When he meets the handsome artist Sherlock Holmes, a smoldering attraction is sparked, complicating his quiet, carefully guarded existence. Maybe taking a risk with Sherlock is exactly what John needs to feel alive again…
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Hi, so I'm looking for a fic and I can't find it.
It's a post-reichenbach johnkock fic where Sherlock has been working in dismantling Moriarty's net. The book begins with him killing Moran and meeting James (I think that was his name) Moriarty's extremely intelligent kid who asks to go with Sherlock.
Basically Sherlock comes back, adopts James, and John is very angry. Also Mary died in a car accident and there was a lot about them coming to terms with their feelings and John going through grief.
The book had, I believe, two sequels, one about the whole "did you miss me" ordeal and one where James finds his mom.
Anyways yeah I really liked this fic but I can't seem to find it and I don't know if it's been deleted or I'm not searching for it right but if anyone knows its name I'd really appreciate it🥰
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Sherlock Author Showcase 2020
It’s back, folks! :D
Sherlock Author Showcase 2020 Fic Collection
In the midst of all of the “best of” fic rec lists (that always, inevitably, leave someone feeling left out) I have decided to take a different approach and let you tell the fandom what you think your best fic of the year is!
Writers, it’s time to show off.
Here’s the rules:
1. Only one (1) fic added per author
2. Fic must be complete and published in full by 31 December, 2020 (It does not have to have been fully published within 2020, just finished by the end of the year)
3. All pairings and ratings are welcome but please make sure you have correctly rated, tagged and used archive warnings, if applicable.
That’s it! Happy showcasing! Spread the word so we can have a lovely collection of fics to kick off our new year!
Here’s the last Author Showcase from 2018, if you’d like some more to read while you’re waiting.
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'Plus One', a Johnlock comedy of errors with a happy ending by saintscully
'More precisely —and more to the point— Sherlock was staring at the man’s arse, hanging mid-air like a denim-clad piñata.'
Written (very, very late) in response to @sherlockchallenge's February prompt 'One'. It's fluffy, cheesy light reading I've been working on for a while, between the angst/hurt in my other WIPs, Turned and In The Pines.
Available now on AO3!
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Dear johnlock fandom!
Does anyone out there know any fics that show Sherlock’s daddy/military kink or him being a posh-boy-trophy-husband for John? 🤪 I’d really love to get some good recs, especially if a fic is close to canon and not a 100% AU (although those are welcome as well!)
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Dante's bi-weekly Johnlock fic recs // Week1
So... as promised, hello everyone! I'm going to do 5 fic recs bi-weekly from now on. It's my first time doing a thing like that so I'm so nervous lol. I hope you like them, I'd love to read your thoughts xx
And if it begins anywhere, it begins here by Salambo06 (E., 26534 w., 63 Ch. Parallel Universes, Epistolary, Post S4, no tfp, Getting Together, Angst, Texting, First Kiss, First Time) When Sherlock finds a letter in his bedroom, he doesn't expect to read the words of another version of himself from a parallel universe. What he expects even less is to read Sherlock Watson-Holmes at the bottom of the letter.
Gimme Shelter by SinceWhenDoYouCallMe_John @sincewhendoyoucallme-john (E., 159368 w., 21 Ch. Alternate Universe, Professional Surfing, surfer!lock, 1970's, California, Hawaii, Period-Typical Homophobia, Period-Typical Sexism, Enemies to Lovers, sports AU, Vietnam War, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Eventual Smut, Eventual Happy Ending) All John Watson wants is the feeling of a freshly waxed surfboard under his feet and the hot California sun baking down onto his back. To finally go pro in the newly formed world of professional surfing and leave the dark memories of his past behind him as he rips across the face of a towering blue barrel. To lounge beside the beach bonfire every evening with an ice cold beer tucked into the cool sand beside him and listen to Pink Floyd and the Doors while the saltwater dries in his sun bleached hair. That's all he wants, that is, until the hot young phenom taking Oahu and the Hawaiian shores by storm steps up next to him in the sand in the second round of the 1976 International Surf Competition.
Let You Kiss Me (So Sweet and So Soft) by out_there (G., 8659 w.) The first time Sherlock kisses him, John keeps his eyes open, and so does Sherlock, and mostly, he wonders what Sherlock could possibly be up to. There'll be some logic to this. Some ridiculous experiment about body warmth or respiratory rates or testing a new way of picking pockets. Sherlock does the unimaginable for bizarre reasons, but behind it, there's always logic and curiosity. Sometimes, it just takes him a while to explain it to John.
Sonatina in G Minor by SilentAuror @silentauroriamthereal (E., 22574 w., Romance, Unresolved Sexual Tension, violin lessons, POV: Sherlock, POV: third person, Angst, Happy Ending, Case fic, post series 3) John has come back to Baker Street, but Sherlock doesn't understand the strange tension between them, even after he begins teaching John to play the violin at John's request..
The Burning of the Leaves by blueink3 @blueink3 (M., 15916 w., 3 Ch., Angst, Reichenbach Feels, Parentlock, Sholto is a good friend, John is an idiot, Sherlock is a Mess, Puppies, Fluff) After the events of series 4, Major Sholto invites John and Sherlock to lunch one day. It nearly proves to be too much for their tenuous relationship as the past haunts the present, putting the future that Sherlock so desperately wants at risk.
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Fandoms: BBC Sherlock
Where you post: Ao3, Tumblr, Twitter (as ohlooktheresaB)
Most popular multi-chapter: To Be Human (nearly 12,000 hits 😱)
Fic you were nervous to post: Communication, because it is my most authentically angsty fic. It's got a realistic happy ending but it's far from fluffy. Octopus, because it's a Johnlock story about love and octopuses and I thought it would be too weird for people 😂
How do you choose your titles? Hmm. Some are song lyrics, but most are just one word descriptions of what the main theme of the fic is.
Do you outline? Yes! I have all my fics plotted out advance in bullet-point form. Sometimes I move stuff around or completely change something, but I like to know where the fic is going.
Complete: Right now I've got 27 completed works (including multi-chapter fics, one-shots, podfics, collections - one of these has 30 one-shots so should it all count as 57??) and 3 WIPs.
In progress: Domestic Matters, an AU where Sherlock is a house elf (think a version of 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'), though everything else is the same. A Bit... You Know, in which John and Sherlock meet some LGBTQIA+ people who live loud abd proud, and how that affects them. Forward Momentum, my most subscribed fic set shortly after the end of season 4, dealing with the fallout in the Holmes family of Sherlock realizing they all lied to him.
Coming but not soon: A BUNCH! The sequel to To Be Human (title, 'Almost Unreal'), a thriller set in a creepy hospital (title, 'Breathe'), an AU in which Sherlock is a Banshee (title, 'Don't Listen to Me'), plus LOADS of podfics and artwork,
Do you accept prompts? No, sorry. Only for events like FTH or Holmestice.
Upcoming story you are most excited to write: 'Almost Unreal' because I've been planning to write it for over a year!
Upcoming story you are most excited about: I'm looking forward to @arwamachine finishing To Stand Before the Storm so I can binge it all 😀
If you'd like to play along and share, please go ahead! @khorazir @sherlockedcarmilla @chriscalledmesweetie @bertytravelsfar @lakoda0518 @arwamachine @bookgirlwithlove @7-percent and anyone else who wants to share 🤗
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y’know what would be cool? instead of, like pretty much all teenlock fics, Sherlock being bullied and weak, he was this scary guy that no one messed with but still called him “freak” behind his back, and John is this super nice bubbly guy who’s best friends with Sherlock but they go to different schools, until John gets transfered and everyone warns him like “hey, stay away from that guy, he’ll reveal your darkest secrets, he’s dangerous”, but John’s just like, “nah, I’m gonna ignore everything you say and go say hi :)” and everyone is so scared and worried but then Sherlock is all nice and friendly with John and everyone is just like “wtf” and starts to wonder who this guy is and how is he able to make the scariest guy in school smile??
sorry if this is kinda long lol, i just thought it’d be kinda neat
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FIC RECS TO SINK YOUR TEETH INTO
🍰 Have some cake 🍰
Obsession, Appassionato by shinychimera, Yeomanrand
John is late, and he hasn't called, and Sherlock works himself into a state. 💘This one stole my heart! 💘
Sentient Creatures by ArwaMachine
🌸 A city so uncaring it seems as if you're the only real human in it. But one day you find ... there might just be two of you ...? 🌸 This one is a MOOD.
Whirlwind by DiscordantWords
A Twister AU fic. Amaze ... 🌪 AHHHHHHH!!!! where is MORE ?!!! - I'm watching Twister again because of you, damnit!! haha. 🌪
Tap by doctorcaseyholmes
Sherlock finds an unobtrusive way to let out his feelings for John. 😍Gorgeous little ficlet I lost track of, and OMG am so glad @inevitably-johnlocked shared it with me yesterday!!! I needed some fluff badly.😍 Thank you!!
I DO so love seeing what comes to mind immediately for you when it's emergency fluff needed! - so DO NOT feel like I have enough yet. SHARE. PLZ!!! (Never enough fluff - I swear). And today is worse ... So yeah ... bring it!
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Halloween Fic Recs 2020
One Good Scare by blueink3, 17 k, mature. Mummy invites Sherlock, John, and Rosie to the country for her birthday, which just so happens to coincide with the annual Harvest Festival, an event Sherlock loathes. With John seemingly making the wrong move at every turn and with ghosts hiding in each of their closets, what will it take for their (Halloween) masks to finally come off?
For the First Time and the Thousandth Time by 221b_careful_what_you_wish_for, 22 k, mature. Injured in a mysterious shooting, Sherlock is sent to a safe house to recover while Mycroft tracks down his assailant. The house, hidden deep in the countryside, is old and drafty, and -- according to rumors -- haunted by a English solider wounded in World War 1. A series of strange events soon has Sherlock questioning his firm disbelief in the supernatural, past lives, and true love.
Five Times Sherlock Reads John's Mind (+1 he doesn't have to) by wendymarlowe, 3 k, mature. Sherlock's powers of deduction allow him to practically read John's mind. Except when they don't.
The Wood by Arcwin, Beta_Jawn, 11 k, explicit. John Watson is a weathered, older Scotsman who has settled in the Highlands to raise cattle. He leads a solitary life most days, though near his humble cabin is the edge of the forest. Whispered tales circulate amongst the Highland folk about creatures in the wood.
The CRUEL of Baskerville by ChrisCalledMeSweetie, 1.9 k, explicit. Something is lurking in the Cephalopod Research Underwater Experimentation Laboratory — something with which Sherlock and John are about to become intimately acquainted…
My God by Calais_Reno, 7 k, teen. An ancient entity, one looking for a modern purpose latches onto Sherlock one night at a crime scene. He offers to help Sherlock with his work for a little quid pro quo worship and adoration. Sherlock is appalled.
A Trick and a Treat by jadztone, 3 k, gen. It's Halloween and teen!Mycroft is escorting his little brother from house to house, when Sherlock tricks him into coming face to face with his crush, Greg. Much to Mycroft's surprise, Greg acts like he's the one who's been given a treat.
The Masquerade of the Red Death by okapi, 16 k, explicit.On the hunt for a serial killer, Sherlock & John attend a masked orgy.
The Web by DiscordantWords, 8 k, mature. Moriarty is dead. That doesn't mean he isn't watching.
Wanted: Empath by nutmeag83, 4 k, teen. Sherlock is a ghost hunter and John his empath assistant. Near Halloween, they investigate a ghostly sighting at a mansion in the English countryside. The events of their investigation bring their feelings for each other to the fore.
Mirror Jump Scare by okapi, 5 k, mature. Injured war hero John takes a drawing class at Roland-Kerr Further Education College. What he sees in the loo mirror , changes everything.
The Scarlet Files by nutmeag83, 48 k, Teen. While interviewing paranormal investigators for a story, former war correspondent John Watson is introduced to the enigmatic paranormal debunker Sherlock Holmes. They become colleagues and friends as John investigates Sherlock's unsolved cases--the Scarlet Files.
Soldier of Fortune by Laiquilasse, 47 k, explicit. The only vampire working with the military police, Sherlock is sent to investigate a mysterious death in a regiment in Afghanistan. Given Captain John Watson as a go-to man, Sherlock can't work out if the man is distracting him from the case, or aiding him. And in this case, everyone is a suspect.
Sanguineous Serendipity by CarmillaCarmine, 34 k, explicit. AU. Vampire Sherlock meets a dying John in a field hospital in Afghanistan and gives him a whole new life.
Sunlight in a World of Darkness by CumberCurlyGirl, 10 k, explicit. While out hunting one evening in London, Sherlock encounters a very special mortal and pursues him. Unfortunately, Jim Moriarty wants him too.
A Promise of Forever by artfulinanities, 8 k mature. The first time John met a Cursed, he was seven years old. John met many more Cursed in the years to come. “I play the violin when I’m thinking and sometimes I don’t talk for days on end. Also, I’m Cursed; reanimated corpse of a sort. Would that bother you? Potential flatmates should know the worst about each other.”
Between Worlds of Shadow and Light by starrysummernights, 4 k, teen. (Locked to AO3.) Martha Hudson is a witch and Sherlock is her apprentice witch-in-training. One day, while exploring the woods around their cottage, Sherlock meets a little boy who he wants to befriend. The only problem is...Sherlock doesn't know how.
Call Me Griogair by SinceWhenDoYouCallMe_John, 22 k, mature. (Locked toAO3.) Johnstrade AU. When Greg Lestrade is called to investigate a rash of murders on a Scottish island, he finds a strange apparition is also there, calling him, calling him to the sea.
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the longest distance between two places
The first time Sherlock came home and said, “I just time traveled,” John said, “Mm, okay. Want a toastie?”
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This was such a well-written story, with such a believable and engaging perspective. To say more would be spoiling, but if you enjoy Johnlock and seeing these two fall in love again and again in very varied circumstances, you should read this one pronto. Or just if you enjoy a well-written, original story, because it’s definitely that as well.
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So, I just dropped a new chapter!! I know this setting isn't a lot of people's cup of tea but, if you give it a try, I think you'll find that this story is really quite sweet - with a lot of hurt/comfort and healing.
Sometimes you don't really find yourself until everything has ended.
A fic about finding love, healing, and purpose after everything has gone to hell.
As if the doctor can read Sherlock's thoughts, he holds out a protein bar in the space between them. Sherlock’s eyes narrow on the man and flick to the bar with an expression of disgust.
“You're at least one stone underweight,” the soldier states matter-of-factly, confirming for Sherlock, in yet another way, that he is a doctor.
“Eating slows me down,” Sherlock grumbles.
“No, fainting does.” The army doctor smiles kindly, patiently. Sherlock looks at him with confusion.
“What do you care?” Sherlock snaps. The soldier’s smile deepens and he gives a casual shrug, turning his eyes to the road a moment.
“You faint; we crash.” The soldier’s eyes slide back to Sherlock with their placid expression.
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hiiiii! I was just wondering if you have johnlock fics where John and Sherlock meet in Uni and get in a relationship and/or get married, but then John enlists and goes to Afghanistan, and its a long distance relationship. And then it John gets shot and comes home and everyone at the yard is surprised that Sherlock has someone who he cares for. Im kinda looking for fics that have a LOT of character development (like the angst, slow burn, etc.). Thank you so much! Lots of love- Owl
Hi Owl -
I am so sorry, I have no idea when you sent this as I usually never access Tumblr on my laptop and my phone app doesn't show me asks. Also, I don't tend to keep lists of fics (I'm just not that organized!), so let me direct you to those who do:
Swissmiss has a list of recs on her fic rec blog, though she mostly recs individual fics. I didn't see anything for this particular subject, but I may have just missed it.
Inevitably-johnlocked has several lists with similar themes about the Yarders finding out about Sherlock and John. This is her latest, with links to earlier rec lists included.
Alexxphoenix is no longer actively creating rec lists, but she has this marvelous list of fics where Sherlock knew John before the army. And here is her master list, which should keep you occupied for ages!
Hope that helps, and my apologies again for the delay in answering.
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A Few of My Favorite Johnlock Fics - pt 1
I am so thankful for all of the great fanfic writers out there who take their precious time to write and generously share their stories. I also love other people's fanfic rec lists. So, here are a random few of my many, many favorites. Check out the other great works by these authors.
Relative Incandescence by orphan-account (sweetcupncakes) E 35K One of my absolute fav omegaverse fics. Hilarious Sherlock dealing with his first heat. Protective Alpha John. What more do you need?
The Frost is All Over by Chryse E 149K An epic victorian schoolboy tale. Rich Sherlock. Poor stableboy John. So long and so good.
Terms of Service by Kres E 51K Not an easy story but so poignant. Two broken people finding what they need from each other.
Deflowered-Director's Cut by Lorelei-Lee E 328K (There is a shorter version available but I love them long ;) A fic I come back to again and again. Mob boss John and prostitute Sherlock. Love how the author uses the sex as a way to bring them together.
Naked, Stripped, and Raw Series by Nikoshinigami T 76K Just the best characterization of the John and Sherlock relationship. Plus we get Sherlock explicitly expressing his wrath at John for choosing Mary over him. A treat.
Big Brother Is Watching You by flawedamythyst T 6K This made laugh so hard. Guess who the big brother watching is?
Nail Me by AtlinMerrick E 5K Sherlock and John high. The nail polish names. Sherlock's lisp. Stop! It's just too awesome.
C. sapiens by patternofdefiance E 9K Super hot tentacle sex 'cause we all need more of it in our lives.
Best of Three by SilentAuror E 17K There is a reason this fic is so popular. It doesn't just have super hot sex, but sex that helps generate genuine, touching feels.
The Guilded Cage E 327K by BeautifulFiction I know this fic gets recc'ed all the time, but it so deserves it. I love omegaverse fics and this is the best. World building, a great mystery, hurt/comfort, hot heat sex...I could go on and on.
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Dante's bi-weekly Johnlock fic recs // Week2
I'm back with 5 amazing fics again. If you want to check Week One's fics you can click here.
Hope you'll like them, comments are appreciated.
Leveling Up by philalethia (M., 36961 w., 48 Ch., Alternate Universe - Different First Meeting, Epistolary, Video & Computer Games, Gaming, Internalized Homophobia, Sexuality Crisis, Past Drug Use) John plays video games, Sherlock writes a guide on GameFAQs, and they get on quite well together... eventually. Told entirely through emails, text messages, and voice chats.
gravity by agirlsname (T., 1450 w., Cuddling, Hurt/Comfort, Post Reichenbach, Reunion, First Kiss) When Sherlock comes back, they can't stop holding each other.
In A Changing Age by allonsys_girl (E., 15590 w., Alternate Universe - Victorian, Bottom Sherlock Holmes, Protective John, First Kiss, First Time, Love Confessions, Friendship/Love, Mild Hurt/Comfort, Virgin Sherlock, Demisexual Sherlock) Sherlock wakes up in the 19th century, with no idea how he got there.
The Burning Heart by May_Shepard (M., 119150 w., 21 Ch., Post-Reichenbach, Fix-It, Canon Divergence-The Empty Hearse, Canon Divergence-The Sign Of Three, Only a Whiff of HLV, POV John Watson, Soft BAMF John Watson) When Sherlock dies, John Watson feels like his life is over too. He’s completely shut down, until Mark Morstan, a new nurse at John’s medical clinic, catches his attention, and helps him uncover the long buried truth of his attraction to men. Although he’s certain he’ll never get over Sherlock, John plans to move on, and build a new life with Mark, unaware that Sherlock is not quite as dead as he appears, and that Mark is hiding secrets of his own.
I Don't Dance by ohlooktheresabee (T., 11950 w., Romance, Friends to Lovers, First Kiss, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Light Angst, Fluff, Feels, Dancing, Idiots in Love, Johnlock - Freeform, Demisexuality) After an incident at Lestrade's 50th birthday party, John discovers why his friend and flatmate Sherlock Holmes doesn't dance. It's a shame, because from what John has seen, Sherlock is a very good dancer and obviously enjoys it, too. To lift Sherlock's spirits, John hatches a scheme that will give Sherlock plenty of excuses to dance... and if John just happens to be the one he dances with, well... that's just a lucky coincidence.
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