** SherlockFanfiction ** is primarily for fan-written stories set in the universe of the BBC show * Sherlock *, but other incarnations of Sherlock Holmes are welcome, as well! Introducing Rosanne Jones- the new lab assistant at Bart’s and new resident at 221 Baker Street.
At their first meeting, Sherlock declares her boring and orders her out, to John's chagrin and Rose's anger. However, things start to change slowly as he realizes she’s far cleverer than she looks...
Sherlock Holmes is back, having spent the last two years clearing his name and taking down the remains of Moriarty’s network. He returns to Baker Street, expecting things to return to as they were, only to find John furious and Marie missing.
John Watson leaned on the empty message board as he stared at Sherlock, pushpin heads digging into his tensed shoulders. Sherlock stared at the ground, impatiently tapping his fingers against the door frame without rhythm.
Sherlock gave an impatient sigh and tapped his foot against the wall. John took a deep breath and choked out, “I broke up with Mary…” He stopped, swallowed back a resentful memory of Mary’s parting words.
The words are casually tossed out between them; Sherlock still maintaining faith in his ability (right) to chase off John’s girlfriends. John bit his lip, feeling the tiny sprouts of hope in his chest withering away.
Anxiety stirred memories in the back of his mind, brewing together the sound of Sherlock’s scorn of sentiment and ridicule of romance with the reverent tone Sherlock uses for John’s name when deductive epiphanies arrive. John can’t decide if he wants to kiss the bastard or strangle him for being spectacularly unobservant.
Sherlock looked away from John, mouth dropping open in shock. Sherlock smirks and tucks the stolen metacarpals into his coat pocket.
Sherlock breathed out slowly, wiggling his fingers as if trying to magic away John’s confession. “Is that it?” John waved a hand at Sherlock, then tucked it back under his armpit.
“I finally get the courage to tell my best friend that I love him.” John paused, licked his lips. And I broke up with a woman I once wanted to marry to be with you, and you can’t say anything.” John felt sick.
“I don’t know the right words.” John watched his best friend’s face turn guilty and strangely vulnerable. John Watson has recently enrolled into Howard Barrington Preparatory Academy.
Only that he has to be a bully to remain his social status, especially if that means beating up young Sherlock Teen!lock “This is happiness?” John asks, utterly heartsick, holding up his wrists and rattling the chains.
“You’ve sold me for six gold mines and protection along the northern border.” The list that is tacked haphazardly on the refrigerator of 221B reads, ‘Kidney(s), and/or a full cadaver (preferably male, late 30s, under six feet tall), bag of fresh toes, sixteen cow’s eyes (corneas retained), dual exhaust hand –held flame thrower, an unopened first edition copy of Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’, and no less than ten abhorrently gruesome murders in the upcoming month.” The one neatly hanging next to it simply reads, “Sex.” One of these lists is not John Watson’s.
If John Watson were to put what he really wanted in list form, to live in a land somewhere beyond ‘almost’ now that Sherlock Holmes has indeed returned to him, he would never be able to look his flatmate in the eye ever again. Lestrade barks out a sharp laugh.“What is it, sir?” Sally asks. Lestrade pauses, his face lighter than she’d seen it in weeks.
“ Sherlock did the one thing he warned me never to make the mistake of doing.”“And what was that?”“Underestimate John Watson.” I’m making a cover and a longer review later on but honestly give this one a read.
Series creators Steve Moat and Mark Gates have implied this was the absolute finale and are now developing other projects. This is a poignant, pull-no-punches tale in which Sherlock wrestles with a terminal illness with the ever-faithful Watson by his side.
It will also give you an excuse to shed those tears you’ve been holding back after watching that last BBC episode. Except this time, you’ll feel like they were honestly earned. Emily Watson stands up for a bullied Tristan and the kids’ friendship starts.
Sherlock visits the Watson flat to pick up Tristan, meets John and the adult romance ignites. When John’s marriage makes Molly crave a family of her own, she opts to have a baby through IVF.
As a member of the police force, Anderson is hardly under suspicion and, with the reticence of many sexual assault survivors, Sherlock refuses to name his attacker. All of which leads to Anderson doubling down on his hate for the consulting detective, taunting him and virtually stalking him as Sherlock, still suffering PTSD, tries to carry on.
Another offering from Mad Lori (known as Mad_Lori on Archive of Our Own), this recasting of the Holmes-Watson relationship as a tinsel town tale deserves mention as well. Sherlock is a faded Academy Award-winning actor trying to regain his luster.
They meet as leads on the set of a gay romance that threatens to become reality as they struggle to salvage their careers. With more than 6,000 bookmarks, 13,000+ kudos, and over half a million hits, this story is clearly one of the most popular and beloved in Sherlockfanfiction.
This one-shot fanfic is a witty exercise in cold smolder between a properly warm Watson and a practically hypothermia Holmes. When their building’s heat goes during a blizzard, John finds Sherlock working on cold cases and oblivious to his dangerously chilled state.
Mycroft sends Sherlock to Afghanistan to investigate a series of atypically gruesome deaths. A seamless melding of character and plot, this Sherlock fanfic perfectly captures the voice and tone of the BBC series.
She's quickly roped into unexpected escapades including but not limited to: imaginary snakes, mysterious deaths, explosives, and Sherlock Holmes. Hits: 10 Tags Summary Moriarty drugs the knife across the girl's arm.
Kudos: 20 Bookmarks: 3 Hits: 592 Tags Summary Sherlock Lives! With his best friend getting married, the love of his life estranged with John, and his daughter already moved on, Sherlock struggles to get back into their lives.
Kudos: 10 Bookmarks: 2 Hits: 344 Tags Summary In need of a change of environment, Alice Whitmer finds herself travelling to London. On her first day in her new flat, she meets Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.
What surprises Sherlock is that Alice is almost as clever and as good at deductions as the consulting criminal himself. “I have no qualms with an arrogant man in his early thirties who believe himself to be a genius despite his obvious shortcomings.
Language: English Words: 79,197 Chapters: 59 /73 Kudos: 153 Bookmarks: 46 Hits: 4622 Tags Summary Sherlock Holmes has secrets. He also didn't intend for some young members of his homeless network, the Irregulars, to start calling him 'Dad' and for him and his partner NASA to unofficially adopt them, he also hadn't intended for his own biological children to join the Irregulars and become their families, but they did.
Nor did he intend for Scotland Yard and everyone else to find out, even if they got the wrong end of the stick and who was he to correct them especially when messing with everyone was so much fun. Kudos: 18 Bookmarks: 3 Hits: 264 Tags Summary Post TOP.
Molly’s behavior turns inscrutable as she wrestles with her feelings about Sherlock’s unsuitability as a romantic partner and her attraction to another man. On top of it all, a secret from Sherlock’s past threatens to derail his attempts to regain her trust and win her back.
Language: English Words: 68,644 Chapters: 16 /35 Kudos: 39 Bookmarks: 7 Hits: 1085 Tags Summary Annie Harrison felt like the world just shattered over her head. Her fiancé's death and the theft of a secret naval treaty send her in a spiral of desperation and anxiety... and Sherlock Holmes really is not improving her situation.
Language: English Words: 9,543 Chapters: 14 /20 Kudos: 31 Bookmarks: 4 Hits: 990 Tags Summary Dad, the word made the itch in his veins grow; the crooks of his elbows burning in their calling to him, their begging for an old lover. The word was more than genetic material, it was more than a sperm donation or a household dictator, the likes his own had been.
No, dad meant bedtime stories and school lunches, museum visits, trips to the cinema, hugs, caring. Sherlock is struggling through withdrawal, trying to come to terms with the fact that his life has now changed forever, that he has a child, that he has to get clean, that it's time to move on.
Language: English Words: 100,135 Chapters: 13 /30 Kudos: 87 Bookmarks: 8 Hits: 1455 Tags Summary No one would assume that the world’s only consulting detective ever felt affection towards another human being. Someone from his past comes back, and the person opens another area in his mind palace that he desperately tried to suppress and remove, but never could.
Kudos: 439 Bookmarks: 69 Hits: 13533 Tags Summary In this mash-up of Bridger ton and Nola Holmes set during the Regency, Robin Ballard is sent to London to spend the season with her cousins, the Bridger tons, in the hopes that she will finally find a husband before it is too late, though she doesn’t much care for the idea of matrimony. The famous and very eligible detective Sherlock Holmes isn’t interested in finding a wife, but has been hired to locate a missing heir who should have been the catch of the season, and he’s having trouble with the ton because he lacks social graces.
He and Robin cross paths at a ball and come to an arrangement that greatly benefits both of them. But as they spend more time together, they find that proximity has turned their ruse into reality.
Kudos: 46 Bookmarks: 16 Hits: 898 Tags Summary “I met you in the dark, you lit me up. She gets on with the landlady, Martha Hudson and thinks it’ll be the perfect place to start.
But things change when she meets her neighbors: the famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and retired army doctor turned blogger, John Watson. On Sophia’s walk upstairs to her flat, she hears Sherlock playing his violin.
Collections: 1 Kudos: 53 Bookmarks: 6 Hits: 861 Tags Summary Sherlock’s face did a horrible twist, his throat bobbed, and he closed his eyes, letting the tears fall onto the floor. She joined him, sobs rocking both of their bodies as the past months caught up with them.
The fear of the world changing, the worry over the future, the pain of losing Label, the absolute, overwhelming, crushing panic of not knowing what was going to happen now. Sherlock Holmes is now living with people he can hardly call friends, doing his best to adapt to the mess his life has become.
Series Language: English Words: 2,144 Chapters: 1/1 Kudos: 5 Hits: 53 Tags Summary Sherlock stared at it. The small creature stared back at him, wearing a piercing blue gaze he recognized as his own.
He observed it for the first time in days, taking in the terrifyingly fragile thing that laid on the small replica of a bed. Lost in a haze of alcohol and drugs and reeling from loss, Cambridge student Sherlock must make a choice.
So, this is just an idea that had been invading my head for days, so I decided to write it down and see what happens. There did need to be a female companion here, but I have always considered Sherlock to have a preference for men, it just seems natural, so the dynamic a bit weird.
Series Language: English Words: 1,399 Chapters: 1/1 Kudos: 7 Hits: 97 Tags Summary Sherlock and John mistakenly get tangled up in a plot to steal information from MI6. Kudos: 5 Hits: 152 Tags Summary Elisabeth Riley is John Watson's best friend and first love.
What happens when you choose to marry the world's most famous consulting detective, and you have a psychotic sister whose husband is obsessed with your fiancé? Kudos: 9 Bookmarks: 2 Hits: 820 Tags Summary Series Language: English Words: 292 Chapters: 1/1 Kudos: 15 Hits: 391 Tags Summary Basically Sherlock being Sherlock ...