A City on the Head of a Pin by Mad_Maudlin [5K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Partial AU. Magic realism. Wings.
John concluded a couple of things over the next few days. One was that the wings weren’t an hallucination—he had no other neurological problems and pretty much the same psychological problems he’d always had. Another was that they weren’t going away, no matter how his medications changed. A third: not everyone had them.
Follow My Voice by flawedamythyst [9K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Canon. Coma. Hurt/comfort.
John loses count of how often the voice comes and goes. Sometimes he finds it hard to concentrate on it, hearing it as if through a long tube, muffled and distorted. Other times, he can clearly make out every time it says his name.
The voice says his name a lot. He hopes that means that he’s important to it, and so it will keep returning.
A Good Man by proxydialogue [9K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Canon. Character focus. Hurt/comfort. Deviance.
I cannot recall the beginning. Every time I think back I find my memory begins with the breaking point, with the downward turn of events, the catastrophe. Every time, I think of Sherlock’s long fingers gripping tight in my hair. I think of the back of the pen knife tracing up my trachea, his voice like black silk in my ear. “Bored with you, actually.” It begins with my moment of disbelief. With fifteen seconds of doubt.
Needles by Kryptaria [5K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Canon. Hurt/comfort. Needles. TGG aftermath.
He slid the needle smoothly in to the proper depth and gently depressed the plunger. Something flickered in Sherlock’s eyes as a muscle twitched in his jaw. Keeping his hands steady, John eased the needle out and watched the injection site for a moment.
The Carpathian Affair by songlin [5K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). Established. Partial AU. 1940s. Casefic. Injured!John.
“So, are you going to leave me to guess blind at the whole thing, or are you passing up a chance to show off for once?”
Sherlock smiles. “I’ll tell you this much: Vera Spaulding hasn’t been to the police. Take a moment then, and think. Why would she possibly report her employer’s disappearance to a private detective rather than the Yard?”
Not The Hands That Kill by you_light_the_sky [6K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Partial AU. Wingfic. Hurt/comfort.
Having wings does not make Sherlock Holmes a guardian angel, not in the way that John Watson is his.
Learning Curve by DalekFighter1190 [8K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Partial AU. Werewolves. Hurt/comfort.
The first time John Watson met Sherlock Holmes, it didn’t register with him what the man truly was. In all fairness, he was still getting the hang of things. The sharper senses, the extra awareness of everything all at once, it was overwhelming.
Fate, At Your Fingertips by whitefang3927 [7K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Partial AU. Magic realism. (Not) soulmates.
“That’s not how it works,” he says weakly. “They’re printmates, it’s going to work out somehow.”
Sherlock makes a low, frustrated sound. “Printmates,” he spits out. “Every human emotion tied to an accidental arrangement of melanin.”
These Lines of Lightening by inkstained_scrivener [8K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Partial AU. Magic realism.
Ever since he was born, John has been able to perceive people’s auras. So he can see straight away that there’s something special about Sherlock Holmes.
Just Got Lucky by sunken_standard [7K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Canon. Casefic. Poker tournament.
If you were to ask Sherlock how he ended up at the final table in a high-stakes, no-limit Texas Hold ‘em tournament being filmed for broadcast on American television, he would simply wave you off and tell you it was for a case. If you were to ask John, he’d tell you it was because his flatmate was an ego-maniacal twat that would go to almost any length to prove a point.
Suite for Violin and Clarinet by AwkwardAnnie [9K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Canon. Music. Character focus.
John finds a clarinet in a charity shop and discovers that some things are better said with music.
Obvious Facts in the Guise of Reality by The_Circus [6K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). Established. Partial AU. Urban fantasy. Greek mythology.
Your Patron helps define you, your chosen god helps influence the path of your life. Yet John has no Patron Sherlock can see and that niggling itch of a question shoved determinedly to the back of his mind is getting stronger every day.
The Regent’s Park Regulars by Basingstoke [3K]
+ The Unexpected Wings by Basingstoke [3K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). Established. AU. Humour. Swan!Sherlock. Duck!John. Lestrade POV.
The park was an excellent place to live for all manner of creatures, humans included. The swan disliked most humans, despite the fact that they brought bread and chips, because they were bright and loud and behaved like the territory was theirs instead of his. He made the papers after beating a man named Anderson (aged thirty-eight, possessed of a very loud, annoying phone) in the face, giving the man two black eyes and a broken nose and breaking his phone. The swan was lucky his species was protected.
The Road to Hell by tawabids [9K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Partial AU. Angel!John. Action/adventure.
John is very old, but Sherlock makes him feel young. Then he gets orders from on high: his final task on Earth is to ensure that Sherlock Holmes is damned to hell.