With a Cup in One Hand and a Sword in the Other by goddessdster [15K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). First time. Partial AU. Magic realism. Tarot. Casefic.
John’s true self expresses as a Wand and Sherlock’s as a Sword, so whatever they are, they’re perfectly matched. Except maybe Sherlock isn’t entirely a Sword. This would bear examining, if it weren’t for the murderer stalking Deaths.
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.
Backup Copies by etothepii [13K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Partial AU. Science fiction. Hurt/comfort. Dollhouse crossover. (Warning: sort of but not exactly a deathfic.)
When John dies, Sherlock doesn’t know what to do. But Mycroft does.
The Master of Latham Hall by Kryptaria [47K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Partial AU. Ghostfic. Casefic. Hurt/comfort.
Ten years after meeting Sherlock Holmes, John Watson has successfully kept only one secret from the world’s only consulting detective: the most important secret he’s ever had.
Now, drawn into an impossible web of murders at Latham Hall, John learns the terrible price a man must pay for keeping certain things secret.
Buthal by JessamyGriffith [21K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Partial AU. Urban fantasy. Celtic mythology. Kidfic. Favorite.
Just as every story requires a villain, it also needs a hero. Every fairy tale ought to have magical curses. And every good legend must have a man fighting a monster.
But monsters, like men, come in many shapes and many sizes, and it is not always easy to tell which is which.
A twisted fairy tale. Here be giants.
Ethereal Dances by songlin [2K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship. Partial AU. Ghost!John. Alternative meeting.
The skull was a gift from Mike Stamford.
“He was a soldier,” he said, standing too close to Sherlock. “An army doctor. Knew him at school, as a matter of fact. Donated his body to medicine. Strictly speaking, I don’t think this is what he had in mind, but who’s to know, right?” He winked.
Northwest Passage by Kryptaria [95K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). First time. Partial AU. Hurt/comfort. Rural living. Light D/s (Dom!Sherlock). Alternative meeting.
Seven years ago, Captain John Watson of the Canadian Forces Medical Service withdrew from society, seeking a simple, isolated life in the distant northern wilderness of Canada. Though he survives from one day to the next, he doesn’t truly live until someone from his dark past calls in a favor and turns his world upside-down with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes.
they tell me their secrets (will you tell me yours too) by etothepii [2K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Partial AU. Magic realism.
In Afghanistan, the supplies tell him when they’re running low, and the cars always, always tell him when strangers have touched them, and John gets known as having a knack (paranoia, his men call it, but he’s never missed a single car bomb) for keeping his men safe.
This Machine Called Man by tartanfics [29K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Partial AU. Android!Sherlock. Casefic. Alternative meeting. Favorite.
London, 2081. John Watson, former army roboticist, has an expired licence and an illegal tri-wing screwdriver in his desk. Sherlock Holmes has fingerprints and a name, and in an office somewhere in Whitehall there are blueprints for the metal underneath his perfect, artificial skin.
Rule Seventy-two Thousand by Trill [11K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Partial AU. Urban fantasy. Multiple realities. Homeward Bounders fusion.
When Sherlock Holmes was 26, he came across a game in a back alley. It was not the kind of game you wanted to stumble into. It was the great game, played by Them. They’d declared him a discard, and tossed him off the board.
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?”
A Study in Sherlock by bendingsignpost [3K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Partial AU. Action. Humour. ASiP remix.
Standing firm and unaided, John touches his sister’s mobile in his pocket. He looks up at the windows of 221b Baker Street and thinks, ‘Oh, what the hell.’ He climbs into the cab.
Red Twine’s Path by me (oreganotea) [3K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Partial AU. Humour. Magic realism. Asexual!Sherlock. Marriage proposal.
If it had been one pair only, Sherlock would’ve dismissed the anomaly out of hand – easily accounted for by an ex-girlfriend or a sale. It was not only one pair. It was every pair. A garish, flashy red that did not match John’s personality at all.
Fill our mouths with cinnamon now by lbmisscharlie [114K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). First time. Partial AU. Kidfic. Action/adventure. Hurt/comfort. Epic.
“Imogen, then, she lives with you full time?”
“She does, yes. Will that be a problem?” Sherlock’s tone was almost forcefully flippant and John considered his answer carefully.
He thought of night terrors, of screaming and waking in sweat. He thought of guns in desk drawers and frustrated outbursts at useless limbs. “I don’t know,” he answered honestly.