The Haunting by peevee [21K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. AU. Historical fantasy. Lovecraftian horror.
In an alternate, war-torn London in 1895, there are things stalking the streets after dark. A serial killer called Stitch-Face, known for the brutal, bloody slaughter of prostitutes; dark, faceless organisations whose members are rumoured to consist of the most powerful and influential; and most deadly of all, monsters known as Witch-kin.
A spate of unsolved murders, a mysterious young man with a dark secret, and at the centre of it all, Sherlock Holmes.
The Sea Rolls On by eight_demands [15K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). First time. AU. Pirates. Action/adventure.
John knew he was being reckless. They’d all heard stories about sailors who’d been taken by pirates on the border islands, how beautiful young men or women were used to lure the unwary into deserted back alleys, where they’d be robbed and killed – if they were lucky. John wasn’t lucky. He knew that even before the sharp blow against his skull dropped him into darkness.
If I had a boat I would sail to you by Sunnyrea [20K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). First time. AU. Action/adventure. Historical. Titanic fusion.
“Why are you going to jump?” He asks and Sherlock sees he genuinely wants to know.
Sherlock looks back at the water. “I’m bored.” Sherlock sighs heavily. “Bored of everything in this ridiculous life.”
“Would it be less boring if I jumped too?”
Song of the Dauntless Knight by antietamfalls [48K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). First time. AU. Medieval. Hurt/comfort. Action/adventure.
14th-century England. Sir John Watson and his knightly comrades return home from fighting for the Black Prince in France and enter into the household service of Duke Moriarty. Among the many castle denizens is Lord Sherlock Holmes, heir to his brother the Earl and long-time hostage of the Duke. An unlikely relationship soon emerges.
Red Sky at Morning by impulsereader [3K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. AU. Air pirates. Music. Adventure.
It was supposed to be routine; a lark, even. That was why it was just John and Sherlock out on the Cabriolet rather than the whole crew and the sloop. The smaller yacht was easily controlled with just the violin and recorder.
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.
Wrong by impulsereader [10K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Canon. Action. Kidnapping. Torture. Humour. TRF aftermath.
“What the hell are you doing in Norbury?”
Grimly, John realizes exactly what the hell he’s doing in Norbury as everything in his head finally slots into place. “That fucking wanker sent me here. The bloody prick did it to me again. He knew it was something to do with Mycroft and he sent me away to keep me safe. I’m going to find him and then kill him with my bare fucking hands.”
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.
A Study in Squawking by Castiron [27K]
Sherlock + John. John/Mary (brief reference). Friendship. Partial AU. Bird!Sherlock. Science fiction. Action/adventure.
“Why do you want me to tell you my life story? Surely Mycroft has briefed you. I thought that therapists were supposed to help solve problems. This is my problem: John is gone. John has probably been kidnapped. John may be dead. Mycroft has imprisoned me here and will not let me search for him. How will telling you my life from the egg solve any of these problems?”
The autobiography of Sherlock Holmes, intelligent macaw, as told (under duress) to a therapist.
And A Doctor by stillwaters01 [24K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship. Canon. Hurt/comfort. Action.
It was only when people actually saw John working as a physician that they began to understand: that it wasn’t just about bullets and IEDs and trauma care under fire. That “doctor” actually covered a pretty wide field. And that John was bloody good at covering ground. 5 times Dr. Watson treated others and 1 time he treated himself.
The Dealt Hand by solsticezero [15K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Canon. Casefic. Action. TGG aftermath.
A fourth episode, beginning where the third ended. In which Sherlock and John play the cards dealt to them; featuring running, puzzles, running, a card game analogy, and more running.
The Secret Identity of John Watson by scifigrl47 [27K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Canon. Humour. Action. OFC POV.
Taken out of context, John Watson leads a terrifying life. You have to wonder what those poor women he dates thinks of it, especially if John decides to try keeping one away from Sherlock, and Sherlock decides that it’d be best if he could get rid of her. After all, Mycroft’s taught him a thing or two about removing potential ‘problems.’
England’s Most Wanted by shinkonokokoro [10K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). First time. AU. Humour. Action/adventure. Criminal!Sherlock.
Sherlock Holmes is England’s Most Wanted. DI Moriarty has been chasing him for a while now, but with no evidence? No arrest.
Count the Inflammable Minutes by tawabids [1K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Canon. Action. Torture.
John has a bomb implanted in his chest and Sherlock has mere minutes to disarm it.
Pull the Stars from the Sky by roane [67K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). First time. AU. Musician!Sherlock. Soldier&tour-manager!John. Action/adventure. Epic.
It’s the fall of 2000, and to help him out after his military career has ended due to injury, John Watson’s sister Harriet gets him a job as US tour manager for rising star of the industrial scene and enfant terrible, Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock’s not long out of rehab and there are plenty of doubts as to whether he’s serious about recovery. Plus, the music industry is shaking in its boots over the Napster mess. All John has to do is keep the money coming in and make sure his star doesn’t screw things up. After the army, that should be easy, right?