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.
Achieving the Together-Coloured Instant by teahigh [20K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). Established. Canon. Character focus. TRF aftermath.
John wonders if this is how it’s going to be: A life speaking in code, because they’re both too stupid to figure out how to say, “I love you.”
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.
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.
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.
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?”
The Scotish Play by impulsereader [41K]
Sherlock + John. Friendship/pre-slash. Canon. Family. Humour. Hurt/comfort. TRF aftermath.
“Sherlock, if you think I’m going to spend another Christmas watching Harry get drunk when I’ve been presented with an alternate plan which sounds as if it could feature in a Doctor Who special, you actually are an idiot.” He shrugged. “Besides, letting you out of my sight tends to go badly for both of us.”
Electric Pink Hand Grenade by BeautifulFiction [67K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). First time. Canon. Hurt/comfort. Sick!Sherlock.
“If Sherlock’s brain is a hard drive, then these attacks are an electro-magnetic pulse.” Sherlock Holmes does not do anything by half, not even a migraine.
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.
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.
On Feathers and Bacon Sandwiches by Kryptaria [21K]
Sherlock/John (non-explicit). First time. Partial AU. Demon!John. Asexual!Sherlock.
No one has ever stayed with Sherlock longer than a month. At least, no human. Fortunately, John Watson isn’t about to let the little things - like biohazardous experiments and the constant threat of danger - get in the way of his friendship with a very special, very brilliant man like Sherlock Holmes.
Back in the Day by KeelieThompson1 [108K]
Sherlock/John (explicit). First time. Partial AU. University. Hurt/comfort. Drug use. Humour. Alternative meeting. Epic.
John’s drunk and some idiot’s got himself high in the bathroom. It’s a shame he’s the only trainee doctor in the house.
A Johnlock story set while John is at university and an AU in that this time Sherlock is the one who’s a few years older and is trying to find something to keep his interest in London after getting bored and being thrown out of Uni.
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.