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"THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people."

Lori

For the lovely madlori. Fanart of her fic Performance in a Leading Role.

“It feels like you here.” John reached up and put a finger under Sherlock’s chin, drawing him closer.

“I always thought it was missing something,” Sherlock whispered.

“What?” The word was barely a puff of air. John was staring at Sherlock’s lips.

“I don’t know, but I think you may have brought it with you.”

To A Stranger // Performance In A Leading Role, by Mad_Lori

I received a lot of requests (after this recent photoshoot had surfaced) to do my version of a film poster for PiaLR. So here it is! If you haven’t yet read the fic, do yourself a favour, and do it. I imagine everyone in this fandom has, though.

Watch on sylviatietjens.co.vu

Sherlock & John | Performance in a Leading Role | How Long Will I Love You? 

A few weeks ago, Summer posted in the Performance in a Leading Role tag saying that she’d love for someone to make a PIALR video set to How Long Will I Love You?, and as I’m a huge fan of the fic & love video editing, I offered to make one for her. Here’s the finished product!

Performance in a Leading Role belongs to Lori.

To A Stranger OST (on 8tracks)

Songlist:

Two Men In Love (Opening Credits) // The Meeting // James // The Park // Mark’s Theme // Benjamin’s Theme // The Night // Complications // Farewell // The Reunion // Life Goes On // Please Don’t Go (Ending Credits)

(Fanmix inspired by MadLori’s fic ‘Performance in a Leading Role’. It’s not accurate, but it’s my take on it :] Album cover manip’d by me. Real song titles and credits below cut)

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John’s work ethic is something to be (hated) admired.

Sherlock watches John get dressed from under the covers, his lips pressed into a thin line. Doesn’t understand John’s unwavering devotion to the surgery. So mundane, so predictable. Sherlock plucks at the back of John’s jumper when John sits on the edge of the bed to lace up his shoes.

“Stay,” he (demands) asks. Doesn’t have a reason. Not really. No case on. Criminals unusually well behaved the week of Christmas. And John’s assistance isn’t necessary for any of the twenty some-odd experiments currently occupying Sherlock’s time until something more interesting presents itself. Still.

“Bad case of the flu going around. Sarah needs me.”

“I need you.” Sherlock doesn’t even bother trying not to sound petulant.

John ruffles his hair. “Love you, too.” Grabs his coat and heads out the door.

Sherlock spends the rest of the morning devising a way to (manipulate) persuade John to stay in bed all day. Or until Sherlock gets bored and finds something else to do, and John can join him. And make him tea. And compliment his resplendence.

Sherlock waits for John to fall asleep that night before he implements operation Baby, It’s Cold Outside. (Bloody Christmas music.) John is, by nature, a light sleeper. But he’s adapted to Sherlock’s restless comings and goings so Sherlock’s mischief goes largely unnoticed.

When John wakes, he shuffles into the kitchen. Rubbing at the corner of his eye and wriggling the sleep out of his nose. “Morning…” He falters. Blinks at Sherlock dressed in a garishly green jumper. Doesn’t bat an eye at the eight bottles of milk arranged meticulously on the table. “You did the shopping.” Said somewhat incredulously, which Sherlock chooses to ignore.

“I decorated.”

John peers at the sprigs of mistletoe dangling from the ceiling. The haphazard fairy lights strung around the flat like a spider’s web. The (polyvinyl chloride) Christmas tree festooned with beakers and blood red tinsel. “It’s nice.”

Sherlock is pissed when John therefore takes a shower and gets dressed.

“Where are you going?”

“Work. Can’t be late.”

Sherlock (traps) embraces him from behind. “Call in sick.”

“With what?”

“Morgellons,” Sherlock whispers seductively in his ear.

“Mm. And what treatment do you recommend?”

“Bed rest.”

“Go on.”

“Tea.”

“I’m listening.”

“Me burning this ridiculous Christmas jumper in the fireplace.”

John turns. Kisses Sherlock on the mouth. He says, “Wouldn’t miss something like that for the world.” and allows Sherlock to remove his coat.

Johnlock Ficrecs

My favorite Johnlock fanfics so far.

♥ = favorite
☻ = recently added and/or updated
> = reminder for me to read again (because it has been way too long)

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Complete

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4 Times Sherlock Kissed John For Science (complete) by ckerased

Length: 6,970 words -> 5 chapters 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Fluff, Kissing, First Kiss, Science Experiments 

After Sherlock reads an article on the benefits of kissing, he convinces John to take place in a few snogging sessions… for science! Lots of medical lingo. There are five parts in all.

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Adored (complete) by chellefic

Length: 1,385 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Pre-Slash 

Learning he’s adored changes John’s perspective a bit.

Based on Steven Moffat’s observation that Sherlock adores John.

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Alone On The Water ♥ (complete) by Mad_Lori

Length: 7,725 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags:
 Major Character Death, Angst, Unrequited Love, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Euthanasia, Deathfic, Love Confessions, Grief 

Sherlock Holmes never expected to live a long life, but he never imagined that it would end like this.

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A Life Well-Lived (complete) by Kate_Lear

Length: 20,121 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Explicit 
Additional Tags: 
Smut, OMC, Mentions of (Sexual) Abuse in the Past (or sth. close to it), Developing Relationship

Written for this prompt on the  kinkmeme: ‘John got scared off men by an abusive past relationship. Sherlock has to try and woo him while not scaring him off with protective possessive rage.’

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and stand there at the edge of my affection (complete) by coloredink

Length: 2,683 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
John takes a while to catch on, Sherlock is logical, Love Letters 

"You’ve written love letters," Sherlock asserted.

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An Idle Quest (complete) by coloredink

Length: 4,124 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
John takes a while to catch on, Sherlock is mysterious, Blue Rose 

A strangely romantic gesture, coming from Sherlock: a marriage of science and symbolism.

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A Quiet Murmuration ♥ (complete) by cathedral_carver

Length: 4,684 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audience 
Additional Tags: 
Fluff 

Just pay me back with one thousand kisses.

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Beautiful dreamers (complete) by PlainJane

Length: 3,655 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Mature 
Additional Tags: 
First Kiss, Dreams, Requited Love, Fluff, Romance, Humor 

John is struggling with insomnia due to some unsettling dreams. Naturally Sherlock is curious. But you know what they say about curiosity…

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Bedtime Stories (complete) by Liketheriver

Length: 34,388 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Mature 
Additional Tags: 
Romance, Angst, Humor, Season 2, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Post Reichenbach

John’s POV during Season 2 and beyond when Sherlock takes up semi-permanent residence in his bed. A collection of codas and missing scenes wrapped up into one long fic and topped with a bow that takes the story beyond Reichenbach and into happy territory once more.

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Electric Pink Hand Grenade ♥ (complete) by Beautifulfiction

Length: 67,719 words -> 13 chapters 
Rating: 
Explicit 
Additional Tags: Sickfic, Hurt/Comfort, Sherlock is never ordinary, First Time, First Kiss, Slash, Slow Build, Headaches & Migraines 

"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. It falls to John to witness one of the greatest minds he has ever known tear itself apart, and he must do his best to help Sherlock pick up the pieces.

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Evidence ♥ (complete) by JezebelGoldstone

Length: 7,618 words -> 2 chapters 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Humor, Romance, Fluff, Evidence, Games, Banter, Drama, Sherlock Holmes has feelings, First Kiss 

Sherlock steals evidence. Lestrade threatens to cut him off murder cases unless he gives it back. Faced with a severe blow to The Work, Sherlock grits his teeth and offers a compromise: he’ll tell Lestrade why he stole each and ever piece of evidence, and Lestrade can then decide if he gets to keep it.

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Eye of the Beholder (complete) by SailorChibi

Length: 10,776 words -> 10 chapters 
Rating: 
Explicit 
Additional Tags: 
Porn, Smut, Slow Sex, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Body Worship 

At a crime scene, John confesses that he’s in love with a man. Sherlock is upset until John starts describing this man in more detail. For just a few seconds, Sherlock thinks it could be him… until John mentions that this man is also beautiful.

Sherlock makes a cutting remark and walks away.

John is devestated… until he works out what’s really happened and sets about proving to Sherlock that he is beautiful with long, drawn out, worshipful sex.

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Fill My Heart With Each Caress (complete) by devinleighbee

Length: 1,311 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audience 
Additional Tags: 
Love Letters, Cuddles, Sleep, Sleepy Sherlock, Love Confessions, Fluff 

John began to write, confessing with his fingertips everything he could never tell Sherlock aloud.

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Hindsight ♥ (complete) by LapisLazuli

Length: 21,265 words -> 4 chapters 
Rating: 
Teen and up audience 
Additional Tags: 
Hurt/Comfort, Injury, Very Minor Reference to Suicide and Drug Abuse, Fluff, Romance 

Sherlock is seriously injured during a case. John is there to support him as he struggles to cope with the changes this injury causes to his life. Despite set-backs, this newfound level of intimacy gradually draws them even closer together, bringing their already close relationship to the next level.

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How It All Started (complete) by round_robin

Length: 4,274 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Mature 
Additional Tags: 
First Time, Not Season Two Compatible, Civil Partnership, Hurt/Comfort 

The story of how John and Sherlock ended up in a relationship. By accident.

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If Things Were Different (complete) by The_Circus

Length: 1,720 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating:Teen and up audience 
Additional Tags: 
AU, Sally can be her own brand of kind, Sherlock Cares, Uni!lock, Flashbacks 

He’s known the man since he was eighteen. He’s watched him go to war and back. From a prompt that said ‘Sherlock knew John before he went to war. Now he finds out that he’s been shot in front of the team from the yard.’

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I Have Loved You for a Thousand Years (complete) by emryses

Length: 2,875 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Pre-Slash, Fluff 

Based on a prompt my friend gave me: Can I please just have a fic where Sherlock doesn’t want to say I love you, so instead he just follows John around reminding him of all the things he did right that day, until John realizes what’s going on and says, “I love you too.”

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In Which Mrs. Hudson Interrupts ♥ (complete) by thequeergiraffe

Length: 1,069 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
ASiB, Pre-Slash, Fluff 

Sherlock falls asleep in John’s bed; John accidentally falls asleep as well.

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I Prefer to Text ♥ (complete) by ellie_hell

Length: 8,367 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Fluff, Pre-Slash, Texting 

Following the encounter with Moriarty, Sherlock and John grow closer via text messages.

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Just A Kiss (complete) by emmagrant01

Length: 19,695 words -> 7 chapters 
Rating: 
Explicit 
Additional Tags: 
Five Times, Case Fic, Kissing, First Kiss, Pre-Slash, Slash, Smut, Case Fic

Five times John and Sherlock kissed because of a case and one time they kissed for real.

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Lawful Wedded (complete) by WritingQuill (aka bagginswatson)

Length: 2,270 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Fluff, Wedding, Marriage Proposal, Kissing, Established Relationship, Classical Music, Surprises, 30 Day OTP Challenge 

Day twenty-six: getting married

Sherlock just wants to sign the papers and be done with it. But John is a hopeless romantic and could never let that happen, so he plans a surprise wedding for Sherlock.

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Leave the Signs and the Sirens (complete) by out_there

Length: 24,574 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Post The Great Game, PTSD, Hurt/Comfort 

After John’s released and back home at Baker St, Sherlock still feels it. Down the centre of his chest there’s an ache like a healing wound. A physical awareness of a body he usually ignores as much as he can. It’s psychosomatic, nothing more interesting than that.

(Post-S1 AU)

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Let You Kiss Me (So Sweet And Soft) (complete) by out_there

Length: 8,666 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional
 Tags:First Kiss, Pre-Slash 

The first time Sherlock kisses him, John keeps his eyes open, and so does Sherlock, and mostly, he wonders what Sherlock could possibly be up to. There’ll be some logic to this. Some ridiculous experiment about body warmth or respiratory rates or testing a new way of picking pockets. Sherlock does the unimaginable for bizarre reasons, but behind it, there’s always logic and curiosity. Sometimes, it just takes him a while to explain it to John.

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Love is Pomegranate and Honey ♥ (complete) by vermissa

Length: 4,769 words -> 2 chapters 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
AU, Developing Relationship, Slash, Pre-Slash 

"You’re telling me that you can taste words?" John repeats the words disbelievingly. Sherlock lets the tastes of John’s voice lingers on his tongue. Everything John says is pleasant, which cannot be said about a lot of people Sherlock has met. Why, then, would someone wonderfully normal like John want to live with Sherlock - a sociopath, a freak?

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Measuring the Size of the Human Voice (complete) by lotherington

Length: 948 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audience 
Additional Tags: 
Fluff, AU

John doesn’t use any of his words at work. He becomes adept at sign language, has a vast array of flashcards with careful illustrations of the human body on them and another set with instructions: SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS; STAND UP, PLEASE; BREATHE IN; AND OUT AGAIN; VERY GOOD, THANK YOU.

Crossover with ‘The Quiet World’ by Jeffrey McDaniel: Sherlock and John live in a world where they only have 167 words to say, per day.

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Mother Dearest (complete) by sheburns1

Length: 2,346 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Humor, Established Relationship, Bamf!John 

John saves a woman being accosted by three ruffians, unaware that she is Mummy Holmes.

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Nightmares (complete) by round_robin

Length: 953 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Pre-Slash, The Pool, The Great Game, Nightmares, Flashback, Sherlock/John Friendship 

It’s Sherlock who’s having nightmares for a change.

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Not Arbitrary (complete) by WritingQuill (aka bagginswatson)

Length: 2,274 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Birthday, Birthday Presents, Birthday Cake, 4+1, Drug Use, Overdosing, Loneliness, Kidlock, Uni!lock, Pre-Slash, If You Squint - Freeform, 30 Day OTP Challenge, Friendship 

Day twenty-seven: on one of their birthdays

The Holmes family did not celebrate birthdays. It was simply an arbitrary celebration for staying alive for another year, and it did not deserve recognition

Four times Sherlock didn’t celebrate his birthdays, and one time he did.

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Notes (complete) by Kryptaria

Length: 2,755 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Fluff, Sherlock’s Version of Handwriting Analysis 

It had begun innocuously enough, when Sherlock had found a scrap of paper under the armchair that had become reserved solely for John’s use. Sherlock Holmes, it read, with 221B Baker Street underneath.

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Performance In a Leading Role ♥ (complete) by Mad_Lori

Length: 156,714 words -> 21 chapters 
Rating: 
Explicit 
Additional Tags: 
AU, Meta, Hollywood, Homophobia, Real Person Cameos, Romance, Show Business, Coming Out, Secret Relationship, Behind The Scenes 

Sherlock Holmes is an Oscar winner in the midst of a career slump. John Watson is an Everyman actor trapped in the rom-com ghetto. When they are cast as a gay couple in a new independent drama, will they surprise each other? Will their on-screen romance make its way into the real world?

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Pink in a Study ♥ (complete) by Bitenomnom

Length: 4,829 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Not Rated 
Additional Tags: 
Teenlock, Kissing, A Study in Pink, Alternate Universe - University/College, Tutoring, Mathematics

One John Watson (tired, stressed, recently recovered from prolonged illness) is very late for a tutoring session with Sherlock Holmes.
As it turns out, Sherlock’s methods can be a bit…unorthodox.

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Pressure’s on Both Hearts ♥ (complete) by MajorEnglishEsquire

Length: 2,531 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Fluff, Hugs, Humor 

John makes an unusual, fictional purchase for Sherlock.

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Safe (complete) by Snow

Length: 1,948 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audience 
Additional Tags: 
Sleepwalking 

Written for the prompt: I think Sherlock sleepwalks, he so seems the type. I’d love you for ever if you could do me a bit of sleepwalking fic with Watson eventually figuring out that he’s asleep and trying to talk him back into bed, only it’s hard to argue with someone like Sherlock. What happens when they get to his bed is up to you.

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Snap, Crackle, Pop (complete) by Cleo2010

Length: 12,750 words -> 6 chapters 
Rating: 
Mature 
Additional Tags: Unrequited Love, Fluff, Slow Build, Friendship

Written as a gift to the wonderful and tremendously gifted artiste theotherwillow who desired some unrequited, then very much requited love. You have that and two of my favourite side characters in Lestrade and Mrs Hudson who are brilliant.

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The Coat (that was also a blanket. And a metaphor) (complete) by juxtapose

Length: 1,818 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: Sherlock’s Coat, Fluff, Pre-Slash 

John is cold. Sherlock has a large swishy coat. Burrowing himself into that large swishy coat (and, as a result, Sherlock) leads to a great deal of realization for one John Watson.

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The Fundamental Things Apply (complete) by karadin

Length: 4,948 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Humor, Romance, Mystery Stories 

On Valentines Day John leaves a clue, because Sherlock needs one.

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The Heart In The Whole ♥ (complete) by verityburns

Length: 101,700 words -> 21 chapters 
Rating: 
Explicit (my own rating, rating on ao3 is Mature)
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Drama, First Time, Podfic Available 

Events after ‘The Great Game’ leave Sherlock dependent on his best friend and colleague. But John has a secret of his own…

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The Heart On Your Sleeve ♥ (complete) by flawedamythyst

Length: 5,441 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Post Reichenbach, Slow Build, Angst(-ish) 

Sherlock stared at the imperfect circle on his left wrist in horror, then sat down on his bed with a bit of a thump. After over thirty years, his heartmark was finally showing activity. This was not good.

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The Importance of Eating Meals (complete) by skyremains

Length: 4,616 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Food, Texting, Pre-Slash, Love, First Kiss, Competition 

Prompt: John asks Sherlock to text him what he had for lunch/dinner when he’s in the surgery so John can keep track of Sherlock’s eating habits.
Of course Sherlock would ask John to text him his lunch/dinner because it’s only fair.
Eventually it becomes a regular thing for them.

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The One With the Proposal (complete) by kim47

Length: 22,375 words -> 3 chapters 
Rating: Explicit 
Additional Tags: Fluff, Romance, Marriage Proposal, Angst, Frustrating 

Proposing shouldn’t be this difficult.

Written for this prompt at the kink meme: Remember that episode of Friends where Chandler is going to propose to Monica and how he pretends that he doesn’t care about marriage so she’ll be really surprised? How about a version of it with Sherlock and John with Sherlock being the one that wants to propose but pretends that he has no desire for it?

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The Quiet Moments ♥ (complete) by belovedmuerto

Length: 4,091 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audience 
Additional Tags: 
Cuddling 

Cuddling. Lots of it.

~***~

There’s A First Time For Everything (complete) by Kate_Lear

Length: 21,165 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: Explicit 
Additional Tags: 
Kidlock, Teenlock, University, Flashbacks, First Kiss, First Time, Fluff, Smut 

A series of ‘firsts’ in Sherlock’s life.

~***~

The Solace of Sleep (complete) by favabean05 and frek

Length: 5,245 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Sleep, Sharing a Bed, Post Reichenbach, Pre-Slash 

Six times Sherlock Holmes and John Watson shared a bed.

~***~

The Trouble With Being Subtle (complete) by VictoryCandescence

Length: 5,429 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Not Rated 
Additional Tags: 
Fluff, Humor, Love, Post-It Notes, Figuring it out, Ineptitude, Bewilderment 

In which Sherlock experiments, John misinterprets, and everyone else stands back and waits for the light to turn on.

~***~

Timing (complete) by azriona

Length: 976 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Pre-Slash, First Kiss, Fluff 

Time and place, boys. Time and place.

~***~

To Light Another’s Path ♥ (complete) by Beautifulfiction

Length: 128,655 words -> 19 chapters 
Rating: 
Explicit 
Additional Tags:
Sickfic, Hurt/Comfort, Post The Great Game, Attempted Suicide (in the past), Recreational Drug Use, Drug Addiction, First Time, Case Fic, First Kiss, Slash 

Teaching John to observe seems to be a losing battle, but when Sherlock falls ill and submits himself to John’s care, will he realise that there is more to life than the science of deduction? Meanwhile, there is a murder to solve, and John must try and convince Sherlock not to sacrifice his own health for the sake of the case.

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Unconventional Decor (complete) by coloredink

Length: 3,419 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audience 
Additional Tags: 
Sherlock is logical, John is sensible, Fluff 

Sherlock makes a list of all the things in his room that might be causing John to not want to sleep there. It is very long.

~***~

Waiting for John (complete) by LadyNyxRavus

Length: 3,156 words -> 6 chapters 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags:
 Established Relationship 

Sherlock has worked with NSY for a year and not once has he given any indication that he can even have a friend - let alone a significant other. So when he mentions someone named John, what kind of freakish alien creature must this person be to have an actual RELATIONSHIP with the man?

~***~

Wednesday, Three O’clock (complete) by round_robin

Length: 4,216 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Pre-Slash, Sherlock/John - Friendship, Shaving, Case-Related, Original Character - Freeform, Post Reichenbach, Voyeurism 

John gets hurt on a case and Sherlock makes it up to him in an unexpected way.

~***~

What Are You Going To Do About It? (complete) by brbsoulnomming

Length: 7,294 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Explicit 
Additional Tags: 
Bamf!John, Smut 

For the prompt at sherlockbbc_fic:

So, for whatever reason Sherlock steals John’s clothes.

John, BAMF that he is, decides he’s not going to take this lying down and wanders around the flat completely naked because he doesn’t want to play Sherlock’s game.

I want John making tea, cooking, reading a book (legs uncrossed, of course), watching telly, randomly bending over to pick things up, etcetera. JUST GOING ABOUT HIS DAY, BUT IN THE NUDE.

Sherlock now has a major problem: John’s nudity is DISTRACTING.

He expected John would be all modest, or at least wear a towel or something, but things aren’t going as planned.

Bonus points if there’s a drug bust.

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What Really Happened That Night ♥ (complete) by Redcrow (akathescienceofjohnlock)

Length: 776 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Fluff, Season 2, ASiB 

John is concerned and warms Sherlock up.

Just fluff, nothing more.

+ follow up:

Hair (complete) by Redcrow (aka thescienceofjohnlock)

Length: 1,458 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Date, Light Masochism 

Filling (I hope) two prompts from muggle394, who wanted the date after ‘What Really Happened That Night’ (and then smut, which will follow sometime) and fifty-shades-of-johnlock who wanted the hair thing due to this quote from Benedict Cumberbatch:
"Pull the hair on my head the wrong way and would be on my knees begging for mercy. I have very sensitive follicles."

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What you mean to me ♥ (complete) by justonemoremiraclesherlock

Length: 2,092 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Teen and up audience 
Additional Tags: 
Sick Fic, Hurt/Comfort, Established Relationship, Fluff and Angst 

When John gets sick, Sherlock promises to nurse him back to health. But what happens when Sherlock gets a case from Lestrade and leaves John on his own? Will he be able to convince him how important he really is to him?

~***~

What You’re Missing (complete) by kedgeree

Length: 16,339 words -> 6 chapters 
Rating:
 Mature 
Additional Tags: 
First Kiss, First Time, Post Reichenbach, Friends to Lovers, Romance 

Sherlock always has it all figured out, but his wilful refusal to factor the influence of love into his calculations on a case makes John want to show him what he’s missing.

~***~

who talked continuously seventy hours from park to pad to bar to Bellevue to museum to the Brooklyn Bridge (complete) byWritingQuill (aka bagginswatson)

Length: 23,029 words -> 10 chapters 
Rating: Mature 
Additional Tags: 
Alternate Universe - Beat Generation, New York City, First Meetings, Developing Relationship, Friends to Lovers, Angst, Homophobia, 1950s, First Time, First Kiss 

1957. Manhattan.

Sherlock Holmes is a young bohemian, living on words and cigarettes and alcohol and sex.

John Watson just moved to the city to attend the New York University College of Medicine. He is young and naïve, but also stoic and intelligent.

Their paths cross when John needs a place to live and Sherlock needs a roommate.

~***~

With All My Heart (complete) by QuinnAnderson 

Length: 18,779 words -> 3 chapters 
Rating: 
Explicit 
Additional Tags: 
AU, Falling in Love, First Love, First Kiss, First Time, Explicit Sexual Content, Explicit Language, Smut, Kidlock, Teenlock, Fluff and Angst 

AU in which every time a person falls in love, a red line like a tally mark appears on their wrist. Sherlock is determined to keep himself from ever gaining one of these marks for fear that love will corrode his mental faculties. Then he meets John Watson.

~***~

Wonderful, Etcetera. ♥ (complete) by VictoryCandescence

Length: 16,955 words -> 3 chapters 
Rating: 
Teen and up audience 
Additional Tags: 
Fusion - It’s A Wonderful Life, Brotherhood, Friendship, Love, Fantasy/Supernatural Elements, Brief Mentions of Drug Use, References to Suicide and Homophobia, Alternate Timelines, Angst(-ish), Fluff(-ish) 

Sherlock thinks everyone would be better off if he had never existed, including and especially himself. When he finds himself in a world in which his wish has been granted, he begins to think perhaps even he could be wrong – but it takes an unlikely chaperone to make him not only observe, but understand.

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You Are So Not A Sociopath (complete) by twisting_vine_x

Length: 6,127 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Pre-Slash, Insecurity, Getting Drugged, Hurt/Comfort(-ish)

Sherlock doesn’t understand why John enjoys having him as a friend. When he tries to figure it out, things at Baker Street get a wee bit more complicated.

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You got the best of my love ♥ (complete) by scarletseeker113

Length: 4,217 words -> 1 chapter 
Rating: 
Not Rated 
Additional Tags: 
Alternate Universe - University/College, Fluff (lots), Cuddling 

He has a passing interest in astronomy, but really he’s just taking it because it was the one GE course that he’d put off over and over again until now: his last year of his bachelors degree, and he’s about to apply for med school. This all adds up to the fact that he’s taking the class at the same time as Sherlock Holmes, and no one else wants to be partnered with him.

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Unfinished

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Nature and Nurture ♥ ☻ (unfinished) by earlgreytea68

Length so far: 129,096 words -> 36 chapters 
Rating: 
Mature 
Additional Tags: 
Babylock, Parentlock, Kidlock, Cloning 

The British Government accidentally clones Sherlock Holmes. Which brings a baby to 221B Baker Street.

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No one else (unfinished) by justonemoremiraclesherlock

Length so far: 11,697 words -> 8 chapters 
Rating: Teen and up audience 
Additional Tags: Asexual Sherlock, Bisexual John, Romance, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Developing Relationship, Angst, Minor Character Deaths, Mentions of Abuse, Insecurity, Going Public, Co-Dependancy, Mycroft Being a Good Brother 

Sherlock had never understood the human need for partnership, the need to bond with other people.
But John was different, and the moment he let him in, he knew there was no way back. Because there was no one else for him, not anymore.
See warnings and details inside.

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Of a Castle, Dreaming ♥ ☻ (unfinished) by michi_thekiller (aka traumachu)

Length so far: 37,000 words -> 6 chapters 
Rating: 
General Audiences 
Additional Tags: 
Alternate Universe - Hogwarts, Coming of Age, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Pre-Slash, Slash, Unrequited Love, Mutual Pining, Kidlock, Teenlock, Humor, Fluff, Angst, Eventual Smut, Growing Up, Gryffindor!John, Slytherin!Sherlock, Potterlock 

The story of John and Sherlock’s school years at Hogwarts, starting at Year One and going all the way to Year Seven; their adventures, their challenges, their losses and their triumphs.

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The Case That Changed Everything (unfinished) by KetamineKendra

Length so far: 15,596 words -> 16 chapters 
Rating: Mature 
Additional Tags: Violent Death Crime Scene, Drunkenness, Angst, Hiatus

While on the hunt for a serial killer, Sherlock and John discover that there is more to their relationship than cases…

As a warning, Reichenbach Fall makes me scream, so this is written in an AU where that never happened…

I’m awful at summaries. Promise, it won’t be awful

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After my “Kanisza"-post yesterday, I thought I’d do a madlori fanfic masterpost because I realised I’ve done quite a bit of artwork for her stories. Most of the drawings are from 2011.

The first five pieces are for Performance in a Leading Role, mostly meta-stuff like movie posters and DVD covers, and one illustration of the snowball fight scene. The “Entertainment Weekly” cover was a funny thing because shortly after I’d posted it marielikestodraw posted hers, and according to madlori we both got the composition the wrong way round ;).

The drawing of Sherlock singing is inspired by Senza Catene, a lovely story in which Sherlock sings opera. When you read it do listen to the sound files because they really add to the experience.

Well, and the last two drawings … I guess I don’t have to mention the story (of course it’s Alone on the Water). Must have been about the first Sherlock fanfiction I created fanart for.

Thanks for the inspiration, madlori. :)

Mock movie poster for “To a Stranger”, the film that brought Sherlock and John together, on and off screen, and won John his very first Academy Award after years of being typecast as a romcom star. 

Inspired, of course, by madlori's wonderful and epic fic, “Performance in a Leading Role”.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE NICE COMMENTS ON THE PREVIOUS 2 POSTERS! They mean a lot to me :)

And thanks to Pati, my always pushy beta viewer (still not sure if that term exists), who threatened to physically harm me if I didn’t post this picture before the last chapter of the fic goes up xD Thank you sweetie!!!

There is nothing more important to me than you. Nothing. Not this film, not my whole sodding career, do you understand?” Sherlock said nothing, just looked at him with disbelieving eyes. “Don’t you fucking talk to me about something of value that I see in you, because it is you that I value, every bit of you, the shiny bits and the dodgy bits and all the bits in between. I don’t love you because of some little glimmer of worthiness that a bunch of fucking wankers convinced you that you didn’t possess. I don’t love you because you deserve it. None of us deserve it, but all of us deserve it. I love you because you are Sherlock Holmes and I am John Watson and we were waiting for each other without knowing it. You don’t have to act a certain way or be a certain person, you don’t have to earn my love, because it is yours no matter what you do and you’re just going to have to get used to it.
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—John Watson, Performance in a Leading Role by Mad_Lori, Chapter 13 

This whole scene is just so intense but John’s speech always makes me a bit teary. 

I can’t make gifs but I’ve been thinking about Donna and why she’s awesome. And then I thought of MadLori’s well-quoted statement about writing female characters. 

Screw writing “strong” women. 

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Write interesting women.  

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Write well-rounded women.  

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Write complicated women.  

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Write a woman who kicks ass,

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write a woman who cowers in a corner.  

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Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband.

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Write a woman who doesn’t need a man.  

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Write women who cry,

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women who rant,

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women who are shy,

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women who don’t take no shit, 

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women who need validation

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and women who don’t care what anybody thinks.  

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THEY ARE ALL OKAY,

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and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN.  

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Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people.  So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong.  Write characters who are people.

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THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people. —madlori

The women of The Tribe.
Original gifs by tribaltrudy, edited by moneymud.

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