Secret Boyfriends/Husbands Rec List
So my dears, I am finally going to fulfill my dream of starting doing rec lists. I would like to help fill the unfathomable void that has been left behind by @alexxphoenix42. Let me tell you, I have no idea how she did this job for so long, it’s harder than you’d think, but so much fun. Anyways, this is the first rec list of hopefully many, feel free to send me asks for fics/lists and I will put them together as quickly as my little hands possibly can. I dedicate this first list to @srebrnafh for her unending kindness, support, and overall general awesomeness, you are the greatest! And, by the way, I found the fic you were looking for!!! It’s the very first one on this list, I’m really glad I was able to find it.
You can see my search results here in case none of these are to your liking. If you would like to be tagged in future lists just let me know and if you want to find my lists search for the tag #cc rec list.
Missing in Action by Alphinss
Words: 7k Rating: Teen
Lestrade is worried about Sherlock. He hasn’t seen the man in a week. What else is a man to do but break into the man’s house under the pretence of a drugs bust. But who is the man that almost shoots one of his officers and why is he in Sherlock’s flat?
A Long Time Coming by thestanceyg
Words: 5k Rating: Teen
Sherlock’s been acting strangely, and Lestrade isn’t sure why. One day he finds a shirtless soldier in Sherlock’s flat and things start to make a lot more sense.
Capt John H Watson, MBBS by anthonyedwardstark
Words: 2k Rating: Gen
Sherlock has not been seen or heard from for more than a week. Lestrade decides to begin his search for the man at 221B Baker Street. When Scotland Yard’s finest arrive at the flat, what (or rather who) they find is certain to surprise them.
Sherlock’s Who? By freakypet
Words: 4k Rating: Gen
John has been away for Sherlock’s entire career and suddenly returns to London unexpectedly from Afghanistan. Injured and tired and in pain, all he wants is to surprise Sherlock and kiss his husband. His search to find and surprise his wayward partner takes him across London and meets him up with those in Sherlock’s world he has only heard about until now.
A quickly written story that was meant to be my version of “Everyone Meet Sherlock’s Secret Husband - Ha Ha In Your face” - but I got this instead.
The Bee Charmer by dreadpiratewatson
Words: 3k Rating: Mature
Greg goes to 221B to check up on Sherlock after a strange phone call pulls him away from an important case, and is stunned to find himself in front of a gun brandishing soldier with a sleeping Sherlock on his chest.
John Watson is a doctor, a war hero, a husband, and the only one in the world who can soften Sherlock’s heart.
This Isn’t Happening by Emma_Locke
Greg never believed the rumors that Sherlock and John were shagging, not really. Sure, it was fun to tease and taunt his friends, but he knew their relationship was solely platonic. He had never seen any action to suggest more than that, so he continued to hold by that belief until proven otherwise. The last thing he expects is to inconveniently interrupt various impromptu make-out sessions between the pair, but is that really what’s happening? Neither Sherlock nor John ever say anything about it, and they seem thoroughly confused when he brings the topic up.
Is Greg Lestrade going crazy?
Are those two idiots setting him up?
Or does he just ship Johnlock harder than anyone thought?
Outed by a Drugs Bust by Inactive Account (sassybleu)
Words: 1.5k Rating: Mature
Their relationship status didn’t leave the confinement of their flat, so when they got lazy days like this; Sherlock without a case, and John without work, they took full advantage of it.
Sherlock and John are together-but no one else knows that. The damage is done when Lestrade and his crew break in on a drugs bust.
I’ll Greet You With a Smile by sevvyboy1fangirl
Words: 2k Rating: Teen
When John comes home from the war, Sherlock is there to greet his husband at the airport. How will others react to the news of Sherlock having a husband? And how will John react to meeting those that are in his husbands life? And how will Sherlock and John’s life continue now that John is home?
*NOTE- This story is incomplete but it ends in a mostly satisfying manner*
Illusory Correlation and Confirmation Bias by VanillaBroompolish
Words: 10k Rating: Gen
Looking back, there were a few things that should’ve tipped Greg off long before that night at the pub. A few things Sherlock left fairly obvious, that on reflection, made Greg question how he’d gotten his job in the first place.
The Blind and the Clueless by InTheShadows
Words: 3k Rating: Teen
When Greg first meets John Watson, he mentally wishes Sherlock the best. Lord knows that man needs someone who can keep up with him. When John keeps coming back, Greg is impressed. When they seem perfect for each other for each other, but neither of the blind idiots see it, well. Then Greg is less so.
aka 5 times Greg saw John was perfect for Sherlock but didn’t say anything and one time he did.
How Single-Malt Made Them a Double (AKA Loose Lips Confirm Ships) by IrelandSpades and MyFirstistheFourth
Words: 4.5k Rating: Mature (Could make a case for explicit, read with care those who are sex-repulsed)
A holiday party, too much whiskey, and something is revealed when a soldier goes too far.
Behind Closed Doors by Mssmithlove
Words: 10k Rating: Explicit
An hour earlier, everything had been different. Sherlock Holmes’ heart had not been in pieces on the tiled hallway floor of his secondary school, grey eyes blinking back the tears threatening to fall down his cheeks, knees shaking with the effort not to buckle and knock him to the ground on the first day of his last year here before university.
An hour earlier, Sherlock Holmes had been happy.
In Which Sherlock Is Hiding Something by Huffordle
Words: 2k Rating: Gen
Sherlock is hiding something from Greg although the DI doesn’t notice.
A Surprise in 221B by lancesface
Words: 2k Rating: Gen
Lestrade entered the flat prepared to find a consulting detective sulking on the couch due to the lack of cases but instead found a short blond man, wearing an oatmeal jumper, who was limping down the hallway towards the door.
Alibis by JohnlockRelapse
Words: 7k Rating: Mature
Sherlock is away for the weekend, John indisposed. And Greg would never admit to himself how desperate he was for Sherlock’s help. A series of phone calls to concerned parties, and a frustrated Detective Inspector later, alibis would prove to never be enough.
The Most Noble of Bullies by emptycel
Words: 10k Rating: Mature
John Watson is abused at home and the biggest jerk at his school. He has no qualms about being as cruel to his classmates as his father is to him. No one is safe from his torment.
Except for Sherlock Holmes.
But you can’t expect John to bully his secret boyfriend.