In which John is a cuddly, BAMF assassin. (10768 words) by notbeloved07
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Greg Lestrade, Jim Moriarty
Additional Tags: BAMF!John, BAMF!Sherlock, Alternate Universe, assassin!john, (But not in a dark way), Predator/Prey flirtation, (But not the scary kind), Spoilers for A Study in Pink (S01E01), Some sexual innuendo, Slightly morally ambiguous characters (but only slightly), Crack, Weird Courtship
This is a fill for this prompt, found here.
"Sherlock learns that a spat of recent killings was done by a professional assassin. A man so feared that the criminal underworld is afraid to whisper his name. Sherlock goes off on his own to track him down, and is captured.
Sherlock braces himself for a cold-blooded killer, with nerves of steel and no remorse, with a reputation for ruthlessness that makes several hardened criminals check their closets before they go to bed - and meets John. Easygoing, good-natured, cuddly jumper-wearing John. Who thinks he’s brilliant and hilarious, and can he take him out for a coffee?
Cue the weirdest courtship ever. Like, dates being crashed by Russian assassins, epic gunfights in the middle of London, Lestrade and the Yard going WTF, Mycroft questioning his brother’s taste in men, etc.”