A Few of my Favorite Fics by a Few of my Favorite Followers
@hubblegleeflower — Attentions, Experiments, Oddnesses (6k, explicit) The point was, they had carved out a platonic relationship for themselves with infinite care. Sherlock believed that John was largely straight, and John believed that Sherlock didn’t feel things in that way, and around those beliefs they’d built up a friendship that worked. And now John was drifting over to those carefully established boundaries and prodding them gently, and seemed to be asking, “What if we…?” And it felt…amazing.
@silentauroriamthereal (SilentAuror) — At the Heart of it All (20k, explicit) John has been back at Baker Street for four months now and thinks it’s about time they had the Talk to see whether or not they could be more than friends. Sherlock has a lot of uncertainty about this concept for multiple reasons. Unabashed romance.
@may-shepard — Tree Topper (4k, explicit) Sherlock and John are celebrating Christmas the best way they know how–alone together, with booze. They’ve almost finished decorating their tree, but John is determined to find the best way to top it. (This one inspired me to remix it in song — Ding Dong Merrily on High.)
@breath4soul — The 12 Truths of Christmas (3k, teen) “It’s a simple construct, John. There is nothing I value more than data. Facts, John.” Sherlock flourishes a long, thin hand, then steeples his fingers together over his lap. He scans John with steel blue eyes. “In place of some appalling or imbecilic gift inflicted upon me in the name of tradition on Christmas day, I propose that you provide me with one previously unknown fact about you for each day leading up to Christmas. 12 in total, John.”
@alexxphoenix42 — Our Divinest Senses - Another Ending (WIP, explicit) +This is an alternate ending for an unfinished work.+ After being sectioned, John and Sherlock met for the first time when they were sentenced to six months as the only residents of a secret government facility on one of the uninhabited Shetland Islands. Forced to work together to play a series of elaborate games set up by Mycroft, they gradually became friends, and then lovers. Now, rather than continuing to attempt to escape, they have decided to use this time as an all-expense-paid Sex Holiday.
@a-different-equation — Frozen in Time - A (Danish) Christmas Love (4k, teen) Once upon a time there were two boys. This is the story how once upon December, they found the missing Christmas Spirit, love and a new beginning.
@hope-austen — Hearsay (6k, mature) So many words in the English language sound similar. For instance, the words “kick” and “kiss.” In the right circumstances, in the right frame of mind, a person could very well say one and mean the other. Or, a person could easily hear one, when it really was the other. But what happens when it occurs more than once? What happens when it keeps occurring?
@ancientreader — One Bed That Wasn’t Slept In, and Another That Was (8k, explicit) John doesn’t mind sharing a bed with Sherlock. Sherlock dissents. Things go downhill from there. [I have left the other summaries as the authors wrote them, but I feel the need to add to this one: After going downhill, things go back up. Way, way up.]
@lmirandas — There is Something Clearly Wrong with This (5k, teen) Mycroft Holmes was looking for his troublemaker brother when he found Greg Lestrade working on an assignment for potions class. No matter how hard they both try, together, they can’t seem to find out what is wrong the potion in question, something that is clearly frustrating for our local residing genius. What he didn’t know is that there was nothing wrong with the potion, nothing wrong with the potion at all.
@jamesphillimoresumbrella (tepidspongebath) — Texting, Phones, and Three Hundred Garridebs (3k, teen) John Watson has been paying unusual attention to his mobile. Sherlock Holmes isn’t quite sure he likes this, and Takes Steps.
@cyncyrgaines — Across the Room (4k, mature) Anniversary party for Sherlock and John, Sherlock spends alot of time watching John from one side of the room while both try to figure out if the other will say yes when the question is popped.
@fangirllock —The Words Whispered into Rosie’s Ears (1k, gen) What happens when it’s bedtime and little Rosie refuses to sleep? Sherlock tries different ways, but who knew talking about John Watson works the best?
This rec list only includes authors whose fic I’ve read on AO3. If you’re a fic writer who follows me and I left you off this list, it doesn’t mean I don’t love your work. It just means that either you don’t post on AO3 or I don’t know who you are on AO3. If it’s the latter, feel free to drop me an ask to introduce yourself. :)