I recently held a giveaway for my followers on both acafanmom and girlonfic, and one of the winners of a list of recs was the very lovely justgot1 (who I first met when she created beautiful art for a story of mine). I’m hoping that there are some stories on here that she has not yet read, and I’m gifting them as a post in case there are some that others may not have read either. These are all John/Sherlock (with the exception of one John & Sherlock).
This Is Not A Love Song (Except That It Is) (yaycoffee, T-M, 26k)
Sherlock left London to keep John safe. John’s life kept moving forward. When Sherlock returns, will there still be a place for him in John’s new life?
Not Yet Dead (Castiron, T [gen, past unrequited m/m], 105k)
Sherlock Holmes has long been fascinated with (and haunted by) the tragic story of his namesake cousin. When his nightmares about it grow unbearable and he starts seeing hypnotherapist Jim Moriarty, however, Sherlock begins to wonder whether he himself is his cousin’s reincarnation. Have Sherlock and the modern John Watson known each other before this life? Can Sherlock solve a nineteenth-century murder and prove the historic Dr. Watson innocent, and also solve the current string of oddly-posed unidentified corpses?
Sparks (redcarrigan, E, 3k)
John finally sleeps with Sarah but finds it a disappointment. Sherlock tries to help him solve the mystery of why.
What He Deserves (UrbanHymnal, E, 12k)
“Still alone, though. Us Watsons. Always alone. Think we deserve it.”
Control, Alt, Delete (MirithGriffin, E, 75k)
If you could delete everything except what was really important, would you? Sherlock and John explore the question and each other.
Skeletons (FlawedAmythyst, T, 57k)
Sherlock’s refusal to talk about his past hides far more skeletons than John could ever have guessed at. Halloween-esque AU.
A Conversation Held with the Lamp Switched Off (hyacinth_sky747, M, 9k)
Twenty plus years, three weddings, some funerals, elephants, rats, a wet cat, a very lumpy cake and criminals. Or, John Watson, a life well-lived.
The Vibe (ms_soma, E, 34k)
(Mostly straight) John is desperate for a change in vocation. Along comes the imposing, and slightly intriguing, Mycroft Holmes with an offer for John to join his brother’s shop. Sherlock is doubtful his brother is capable of hiring anyone who is not prudish, squeamish or a complete prat, yet maybe he’s on a winner with the good doctor. Not that he’ll admit it. Yet.
There’s Something Living in These Lines (teahigh, M, 4k)
Two men, complete opposites in almost every way, who speak only in letters and pages torn from books.
Off on the Wrong Foot (unloyal_olio, E, 31k)
John and Sherlock aren’t flatmates. Instead, John gets a job in Bart’s morgue, and Sherlock attempts to abscond with body parts.
Which is just not on.
Winter’s Delights (Kate Lear, NC-17, 21k)
Sherlock takes John home to meet the extended Holmes family.
Out of the Woods (chainsaw_poet, M, 7k)
John catches cold whilst he and Sherlock go chasing clues in the rain, going on to prove that doctors make the worst patients.
Voice Like Thunder (JezebelGoldstone, G, 4k)
It’s thundering over 221B, and Sherlock is nowhere to be found. But shouldn’t John be the one who’s frightened of thunder?
There’s a First Time for Everything (Kate Lear, E, 21k)
A series of ‘firsts’ in Sherlock’s life.
TFSH (radical nothing, E, 6k)
John and Sherlock and the slow burn of a blossoming romance through inebriated textual exchange.
Dilaudid (Lintilla) (WIP, E, 41k+)
In a world where omegas are coveted by the most exclusive alphas, John Watson chooses to live undercover. With the help of medication, John lives as a beta letting no one know his true nature. After moving in with Sherlock Holmes, the most amazing alpha he’s ever met, he wonders how long he can keep his secret.
Corpus Hominis (mycapeisplaid, E, 47k)
John knows the human body intimately. He’s had plenty of opportunity for study as a doctor, soldier, and lover. There’s one particular body, however, he knows very little about. When Sherlock launches himself head-first into a new obsession and they get sent on a case in an unlikely location, the pair discovers each other’s bodies with confusing yet delightful (and sometimes hilarious) results.
Eye of the Beholder (SailorChibi, E, 10k)
At a crime scene, John confesses that he’s in love with a man. Sherlock is upset until John starts describing this man in more detail. For just a few seconds, Sherlock thinks it could be him… until John mentions that this man is also beautiful.
Drawing Closer (second_skin, E, 6k)
Sherlock is given a gift that awakens his captive heart. This is a modern-day fairy tale set in a cottage in Wales. Sherlock is quite OOC. And there’s a bunny. And sex, of course. Not with the bunny. This isn’t the kink meme.
Equilibrium (augustbird, M, 12k)
At Baskerville, John is infected by a virus that turns him into a genius. But when the infection progresses into neurodegeneration, it’s a race against time to save himself. Flowers for Algernon fusion.
Loosed Reins (AggressiveWhenStartled, E, 35k)
“You’ve stuffed an entire body into the fridge this time,” John accused. “What happened to the milk? The leftover risotto? My bloody jam?”
Sherlock opened his eyes at that. “As a doctor, it should be readily apparent to you that there is only a partial body in our refrigerator. Popular horror stories notwithstanding, it’s rare for an entire corpse to fit into one this size. I had to cut it up into several parts to pack it in, and there is still only seven eighths of it there.”
John stared at the ceiling. “That’s… not better.”