anonymous asked:

Hey sorry do you know any ‘being a couple for a case’ fic ? Thank you'

I CERTAINLY DO. It’s one of my favourite tropes of ALL TIME. Like, I reread these fics ALL THE TIME. I am just SO SAD that there’s no long-fic really strictly from Sherlock’s POV. Like I would LOVE for a fic where we see Sherlock’s thought processes about trying to get John to be his date / partner / whatever. 


ANYWAY. I added a few onto this list here, but here’s a full list of the ones in my bookmarks.

  • Wars We Fought, Things We’re Not by blueink3 (M | 55,126 w.) Five months after John’s world has fallen apart, Mycroft sends the consulting detective and his doctor on a case that neither is prepared for. [[**FAVE. You have to check this one out!**]]
  • I can’t pretend by Salambo06 (E | 7,692 w.) - They had arrived more than a hour ago, and the moment they had walked inside the hotel reception, John had understood why Sherlock hadn’t wanted to come. Two men, posh suits and expensive watches on their wrists, had come to greet them with sharp remarks and badly hidden mockery, and John had seen red. Sherlock hadn’t said anything, mostly ignoring the two men entirely, and without thinking twice about it, John had slid an arm around Sherlock’s waist and introduced himself as his husband. [[AHHH so much pining John, I love it. Sherlock is so good to him!!]]
  • A Hundred Thousand Ways to Say the Name John by Jberry (E | 16,825 w.) John Watson and Sherlock Holmes must solve a case on a cruise ship. To get close to the crew and passengers, they must get married for the case on the Baetica. However, their relationship hits rocky seas both due to the case and internal conflicts. Part 1 of Baetica [[FAVE!!! MUST READ!!]]
  • Twelfth Night by yourdykeinshiningarmor (E | 15,139 w.) - John is invited to his aunt’s Twelfth Night ball. Sherlock offers to attend with him as a friendly face among strangers, but John’s family force him to address his true feelings for Sherlock. [[this one is cute]]
  • Till Death Do Us Part by prettysailorsoldier (M | 15,390 w.) - When Sherlock links a recent spree of murder-suicides to a psychologist who specializes in marriage counselling, there’s really only one thing to do: Go undercover as a couple in hopes of drawing the killer out. Faking a relationship seems easy enough, but things take a turn when their real issues start to creep into the sessions, and, all the while, a killer is watching, waiting in the shadows for their chance to strike. Part 12 of 25 Days of Johnlock [[OH GOD this one is lovely. Lots of pain but happy ending]]
  • That Partitioning of the Things of Youth by wearitcounts (Sher_locked_up) (E | 35,353 w.)Victor Trevor is in town, and nobody’s happy. [[I really like this one. Jealous John AND Sherlock and lots of Angst]].
  • What I Hide By My Language, My Body Utters by PixChuu22 (M | 9,047 w.) - Based on a prompt from Tumblr user thetwogaydetectives - “fake relationship that ends up being so real, they finally realize they are in love.” (I like this one. They end up together because of a case).
  • The Case of the Made-Up Case by DoubleNegative (T | 2,394) - Sherlock takes John to a club. For a “case.” Yes, John, a case. Part 1 of The (Secret) Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [[CUTE!]]
  • The Newlywed Game: Johnlock Edition by patternofdefiance (E | 9,020) - John and Sherlock pretend to be married in order to be contestants in a Newlywed Game. Of course it’s for a case. Of course it doesn’t stay that way. Part 8 of I Blame Tumblr [[LOVE THIS ONE. It’s so cute!]]
  • A Case of Identity by jkay1980 (T | 91,009 w.)John and Sherlock have succeeded in rebuilding their friendship after Sherlock’s fake suicide, but an unusual case puts their relationship to the test. They pretend to be engaged and attend a marriage counseling workshop. Under the pretext of the case, Sherlock turns out to be a master of seduction, and John finally learns he might like Sherlock more than he thought. Slowly, John discovers that he loves Sherlock not only in a friendly, brotherly way, but both men have to fight their own demons before they can think of taking their relationship to a new level… [[I love this fic. It’s a really great long-fic!]]
  • A Bit of Indulgence by beltainefaerie (NR | 3,364 w.) -  A case leads John and Sherlock to fake being boyfriends and John runs into an old acquaintance. [[This one is so domestic and cute GUH I love it.]]
  • The Norwood Love Builders by flawedamythyst (T | 47,798 w.) - Sherlock and John go undercover to solve the murder of Joanna Oldacre, but things are complicated by the many feelings John has been repressing in the wake of Sherlock’s faked death and return. [[OMG this is like my FAVOURITE fic in this genre ever. It’s SO good and well characterized]].
  • Hitting the Water at Sixty Miles an Hour by what_alchemy (E | 30,568 w.) “You love your mother, Sherlock?”John watched the muscles in Sherlock’s jaw jump. He nodded in one sharp jerk.“Then we’re going to her party and making her happy.” John let out a resigned sigh. “As a ruddy couple, you bastard.”
  • Once More, With Feeling by cellard00rs (T | 21,178 w.) - To put off his meddlesome, matchmaking mother, John convinces Sherlock to play the role of his significant other. Unparalleled awkwardness ensues. [[nice amount of fluff and pining!]]
  • Hope Springs Eternal by QuinnAnderson (T | 4,054 w.) - John Watson and Sherlock Holmes go on holiday, and Sherlock has romance on the brain. [[Another cute one!]]
  • Five Times They Kissed for a Case, and One Time They Kissed for Real by fleetwood_mouse (M | 32,406) - A stolen ring! An artful blogger! And many more adventures for your enjoyment.
  • Disguises are always a self-portrait by yellowteapots (NR | 6,223 w.) - They were headed to a Pride Fest for a case-triple suicide/murder- which, of course mean they had to pretend to be couple. John had a suspicion Mycroft took a fairly sadistic glee in booking them a (single king-sized bed) room at the most romantic B&B in town. (I LOVE THIS ONE SO MUCH)
  • A Silver Sixpence by doodle (E | 16,400 w. LIVEJOURNAL) - John and Sherlock have to get married for a case, and learn some things about each other. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this story, though its only fault is that it’s on LiveJournal… (PITA to read on mobile)


Here are a couple where either John or Sherlock have amnesia and they think that they are each other’s husband or partner.

  • Among the Secret Things by Kate_Lear (E | 26,073 w.) - Sherlock would be the last person to describe himself as given to flights of fancy, but at the look on Lestrade’s face he could swear that something inside him curls up and dies. Part 1 of Among the Secret Things
  • What Meets the Eye by worldaccordingtofangirls (M | 8,251 w.) Amnesia is just another case to solve. Piece together unfamiliar faces, reconstruct the old identity, the lost reality. A challenge that Sherlock could even enjoy. He can read people like books. The man with the silver hair is his boss. The tottering old woman, his landlady. The girl with the worried look in her eyes…infatuated. And as for John Watson? His husband. Obviously.


So these aren’t necessarily relationships, or weren’t tagged as such, but contains some other “for a case” fics!

  • Midnight Blue Serenity by BeautifulFiction (E | 151,907w.) - When Sherlock infiltrates a club in order to track down a serial killer, his altered appearance is enough to make John question his assumption that Sherlock is beyond his reach. However, is he the only one who appreciates his flatmate’s charms, or is Sherlock at risk of becoming the next victim? [[THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVE FICS OF ALL TIME. tw for gore-ish type things near the end.]]
  • It Isn’t Strange Until You Think About It by ivyblossom (T | 4,596 w.) - John tells the truth about how it happened. For some reason, “it’s for a case” always seems to do the trick.
  • The Case of the Vanishing Pants by SwissMiss (E | 44,025 w.) - Five times John and Sherlock lost their pants for a case. [[there are some angsty bits in this, but I did giggle at a few scenes]]


Here are a few that aren’t REALLY “for a case” but they end up together or the Johnlock is strong in it because of cases or because of situations.

  • Rescue by missilemuse (T | 2,574 w.) - If this was the way Sherlock Holmes loved, it was no wonder why he had avoided the damned emotion for over half of his life. Part 6 of Reichenbach To Return [[this isn’t really Johnlock, but it is… it’s non-ad10ck ad10ck. You have to read it to understand. It’s SO good and painful, trust me. Sherlock!Whump and pining]].
  • Five Times John Noticed But Didn’t Really by ScandalousMinds (T| 6,383 w.) 5 times John (thought) he noticed something peculiar about his and Sherlock’s relationship but really missed the obvious.
  • A Need To Know Basis by mattsloved1 (K+| 964 w., FFNet) - As the cab door shut firmly, the DI had yelled out they were to make an appearance at Scotland Yard the next day. It was while John watched London pass by that it happened. (short and sweet!! I love it!!)
  • Hallowed Eve by EventHorizon (T | 14,750 w.) - It probably wasn’t the smartest idea to let Sherlock choose the costumes for Halloween, but John never considered himself the smartest man in the room, anyway. (It’s a couple’s costume thing!)
  • Equine Arse Anonymity by Kayjaykayme (E | 3,834 w.) - Sherlock needs to speak with suspects at a fancy dress ball. He chooses a couple’s costume for himself and John. It is logical, practical and well thought out. John doesn’t agree and exacts sweet revenge.
  • Maybe This Christmas by feverishsea for leopardwrites (T | 6,021 w.) Anthea has given up her life, her own desires, even her name in service of something greater than herself. But that doesn’t mean she can’t see when someone else wants something – even if she doesn’t happen to care overmuch for that person. And it doesn’t mean she isn’t willing to help. (Anthea gets the boys together)
  • You Can Imagine the Christmas Dinners by ardenteurophile  (T | 23,584 w.) Sherlock takes John along for Christmas dinner with Mycroft and Mummy (And “Anthea”, too). Over the course of the evening, John realises that everyone in the room - apart from him - seems to think that he and Sherlock are a couple. Part 2 of Xmas Dinners Verse (I LOVE THIS ONE)
  • The Sexual Awakening of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson by suitesamba (M | 24,579 w.) Sherlock owes Mycroft a favor. Mycroft calls in that favor by offering Sherlock’s consulting services in a charity auction. Sherlock and John soon find themselves at the country manor of Mrs. Ives-Patton Smarmington III - not very coincidentally a long-time friend of Sherlock’s mother - where they are reluctant participants in her Murder Mystery Weekend. It’s a play within a play for Sherlock and John, and their roles for the weekend event bleed over into their real lives, waking the sleeping dragons within. Or In which John learns that Sherlock owing Mycroft a favor is very suspect, and Sherlock has a very bad idea.

Hope those satisfy! Alex also has a list that has some ACD Holmes on the list too!

universallyeasy-deactivated2014  asked:

Hello, lovelies. I was just wondering if I can rec a few fics by BeautifulFiction? She is a wonderful fanfic writer, and one of my all time favorites of hers is Midnight Blue Serenity. Electric Pink Hand Grenade is also an amazing fic that people should check out.

“Go with the flow, rather than against it…”

Steadily, John fell into the same pattern, mirroring in such a way that would leave no one in any doubt that they were two blokes dancing together, rather than just occupying the same space. His breath was stuck in his throat, caught around a knot of need. Every time they brushed against one another or Sherlock’s hand skimmed down his arm, a jolt of raw electricity arced through his stomach to clench between his legs, and John struggled to think around the thickening cloud of desire.

Commission for significanceofmoths ! Based on a great story “Midnight Blue Serenity”, written by beautifulfic , which you guys can all read here :)

Laundry Day-x

The Thirty Day Wager-x

April Fools-x

No More Heroes-x

Cross Me Off Your Bucket List-x

The Importance Of Eating Meals-x

A Quiet Murmuration-x

Trapped And Upside Down On The M6-x

Stick Them With The Pointy End-x

Reliable Madness-x

Seven Ways To Fall Asleep-x

Achieving The Together-Coloured Instant-x

The Sum Of His Parts-x

The Most luminous Of People-x

The Quiet Moments-x

Midnight Blue Serenity-x

Text Message-x

also everything on this list(x)


Where The Sun Never Shines-x

Future! Lock

There Will Be Time-x

***Okay, these were copy/pasted from my rec list, and the font in the actual link is white, so just click around the dash mark. or in the parenthesis.*** 

podfic rec list

A podfic rec list for @mmelibrarian88! They asked for best podficced works without teenlock, parentlock, or Mary (sorry - I actually did include one parentlock and one story with Mary but mentioned it in the descriptions). Includes links both to podfics and written works: podfics are linked in the title, written works linked at the end. Enjoy!


Performance in a Leading Role: written by Mad_Lori, read by aranel_parmadil and consulting_smartass. The classic actor AU in which Sherlock and John are actors who fall in love. Such a fantastic fic; absolutely give this a try if you haven’t already! [x]

Mise en Place: written by azriona, read by consulting_smartass. Another fantastic AU in which Sherlock revives failing restaurants and John owns a family restaurant. Truly a lovely work, so wonderful. [x]

Working On the Edges: written by earlgreytea68, read by aranel_parmadil and consulting_smartass. A brilliant AU in which both John and Sherlock are in the Winter Olympics. It’s nothing short of lovely, I highly recommend it! [x]

Shatter the Darkness (Let the Light In): written by MojoFlower, read by consulting_smartass. A fantastic magical realism AU in which Sherlock was cursed into becoming a genie before he meets John. Such a wonderful fic, I love this one. [x]

The Frost Is All Over: written by Chryse, read by aranel_parmadil. One of my favorite AU fics of all. Sherlock is a lord and John is a commoner, and they grow up together and fall in love. So fantastic; a must-read! [x]

The Gilded Cage: written by BeautifulFiction, read by AxeMeAboutAxinomancy. An epic Omegaverse fic that turns the norms of the Omegaverse on its head. Absolutely amazing and beautifully done! [x]

Two Two One Bravo Baker: written by abundantlyqueer, read by aranel_parmadil. A classic AU in which Sherlock meets John while on a case in Afghanistan. A fantastic war story that is scorchingly hot. [x]

Nature and Nurture: written by earlgreytea68, read by AxeMeAboutAxinomancy. The classic parentlock AU in which Sherlock is accidentally cloned and Sherlock and John raise the baby. I can’t recommend this fic enough, it’s fantastic! [x]

John Watson’s Twelve Days of Christmas: written by earlgreytea68, read by consulting_smartass. Any AU that starts with Sherlock and John meeting while dressed as elves is, in my opinion, a fantastic story. Also features a fake relationship and loads of pining - what’s not to love? [x]

All the Best and Brightest Creatures: written by wordstrings, read by bagofthumbs. Honestly one of the best stories I’ve ever encountered. An AU in which Sherlock put away Jim Moriarty when he was ten, and now Moriarty wants revenge. It’s a work in progress, but so, so worth it. I absolutely recommend it. [x]

you are a paradigm: written by 1electricpirate, read by consulting_smartass. A fantastic Potterlock fic in which John is a wizard and Sherlock is a Muggle. Incredible, one of my favorite Potterlock fics. [x]


Electric Pink Hand Grenade: written by BeautifulFiction, read by sevenpercent. A classic sickfic in which Sherlock gets debilitating migraines and John takes care of him. [x]

A River Without Banks: written by Chryse, read by aranel_parmadil. This is easily one of the best fics I’ve ever read: Sherlock lives different versions of his life until he gets it right. The description doesn’t do it justice, it is fantastic. (This is the one with Mary, but it’s so amazing I couldn’t resist, sorry). I highly recommend it! [x]

The Edinburgh Problem: written by snorklepie, read by Lockedinjohnlock. This is easily one of my favorite case fics of all time. Sherlock and John travel to Scotland to help Sherlock’s cousin after a murder occurs. So brilliant; a must-read! [x]

Bread and Wine and Curry Once a Week: written by cwb, read by aranel_parmadil. A great story of miscommunication, pining, and a happy (and smutty) ending. John tells Sherlock to write a letter to the person he’s in love with, not realizing it’s him. [x]

Truly Madly Deeply: written by astolat, read by themusecalliope. A fantastic first time fic after the Three Garridebs. I love this one! [x]

Midnight Blue Serenity: written by BeautifulFiction, read by aranel_parmadil. A fantastic case fic in which John and Sherlock go undercover at a club. So, so good. Definitely give this a read! [x]

Our Enthusiasms Which Cannot Always Be Explained: written by withoutawish, read by SherlockWho and withoutawish. This is one of my favorite fics of all time. A fantastic Christmas fic that turns all of the tropes on their heads, it’s fantastic. A slow burn with perfect characterization: go read it! [x]

Note: This is a list of Johnlock fanfictions (both fandom classics and personal favourites) that I vastly enjoyed and would like to share with you. If you choose to read any of the stories, please please please take a look at the warnings (especially for the Darklock!Aus and the Angst fics) and be safe. Enjoy!


  1. 26 PiecesMycroft gives Sherlock the apparently simple task of solving a puzzle box containing a stolen microchip. It isn’t simple.
  2. The Whore of Babylon Was a Perfectly Nice Girl: Sherlock walks into a room and takes all the space right out of it. He does the same inside John’s head.
  3. Infiltrate: This is a moment Sherlock will look back to time and again as the future stalks forward; an instance he will use to justify his actions, the decisions he will make. He’d known Moriarty was working solely for his attention, even John had recognized as much during the first assault. But Sherlock has been a fool, a dangerous, incompetent fool, because this is so far beyond all that. It always has been.
  4. Applied Linguistics“He wants to shake John by the shoulders, wants to open his mouth and swallow John whole. Wants to marry him.” Sherlock searches for the right words.
  5. The Moment Pleasantly FrightfulSherlock doesn’t kiss him all at once. He takes John apart, piece by piece, until there’s nothing left of him.
  6. Electric Pink Hand Grenade (sickfic): “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.
  7. Midnight Blue Serenity “This was like nothing John had ever thought to associate with Sherlock: stubble, skin-tight jeans and three small silver rings gleaming at the crest of one ear. It was unbelievable, like stepping into an alternative universe, and John couldn’t stop staring.” When Sherlock infiltrates a club in order to track down a serial killer, his altered appearance is enough to make John question his assumption that Sherlock is beyond his reach. However, is he the only one who appreciates his flatmate’s charms, or is Sherlock at risk of becoming the next victim?


  1. Corpus HominisJohn knows the human body intimately. He’s had plenty of opportunity for study as a doctor, soldier, and lover. There’s one particular body, however, he knows very little about. When Sherlock launches himself head-first into a new obsession and they get sent on a case in an unlikely location, the pair discovers each other’s bodies with confusing yet delightful (and sometimes hilarious) results.
  2. The Road Less TraveledSherlock realises that John’s dating habits involve an unacceptable level of risk… what if he meets an unusually tolerant woman and ends up getting married?
  3. What to do When Your Flatmate is HomicidalSherlock takes Molly’s advice when dealing with his dangerous flatmate. (note: one of the best Sherlock fanfics out there)
  4. The Trouble With Being SubtleIn which Sherlock experiments, John misinterprets, and everyone else stands back and waits for the light to turn on.


  1. The Sensation of Falling as You just Hit SleepLove is a much more vicious motivator.
  2. The speed of Objects in MotionSherlock, John and a lifetime of falling together and apart.
  3. Let’s Make a Bed out in The RainJohn is devastated after his long-term girlfriend leaves him. Sherlock helps him through it.
  4. Leave the Signs and SirensAfter 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.
  5. So We Go Round the Sun: If John is the sun, and Mary the moon, then Sherlock is a dark cloud hanging over them both.
  6. Alone On the WaterSherlock Holmes never expected to live a long life, but he never imagined that it would end like this.
  7. EquilibriumAt Baskerville, John is infected by a virus that turns him into a genius. But when the infection progresses into neurodegeneration, it’s a race against time to save himself.
  8. We Go Anywhere But the GroundEvery second that ticks by is a reminder of the deafening quiet Sherlock has left behind. John feels his soul slip out of his fingertips, inch by inch, with every passing day. At some point, he stops trying to hold on.


  1. The Faithful Compass Series (uni!AU): John’s drunk and some idiot’s got himself high in the bathroom. It’s a shame he’s the only trainee doctor in the house. (note: my favourite piece of fiction ever written)
  2. Performance In a Leading Role (actors!AU): 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?
  3. A Study In Winning (tennis!AU): John and Sherlock are professional tennis players and it’s Wimbledon. One is a broken almost was at the end of his career, the other an arrogant rising star tipped for greatness. It should have been a straightforward tournament. It really should have been. How were they to know that a chance encounter would change everything?
  4. Two Two One Bravo Baker (military!AU): Captain John Watson of 40 Commando, the Royal Marines, is assigned to protect and assist Sherlock Holmes as he investigates what appears to be a simple war atrocity in Afghanistan. An intense attraction ignites between the two men as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens everything they’ve ever known, but Sherlock is as much hunted as hunter, and everyone close to him is in deadly danger. Can he solve the case in time to save himself and John?
  5. Saving Sherlock Holmes (schoolboys!AU): Sherlock Holmes, schoolboy. Yeah, that basically sums it up.
  6. The Measure Of a Gentleman (pride and prejudice!AU): It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a partner. Less universally acknowledged is that a single man in possession of very little in the way of fortune may be in want of a partner as well, but John Watson had little time or energy to devote to his own wants or needs… Enter one Mr Holmes..
  7. The Bang and the Clatter (baseball!AU): Sherlock Holmes is a pitcher and John Watson is a catcher. No, no, no, it’s a baseball AU.
  8. Mise en Place (chef!AU): John Watson had no intentions of taking over the family business, but when he returns from Afghanistan, battered and bruised, and discovers that his sister Harry has run their restaurant into the ground, he doesn’t have much choice. There’s only one thing that can save the Empire from closing for good – the celebrity star of the BBC series Restaurant Reconstructed, Chef Sherlock Holmes.
  9. Northwest Passage (Canada!AU?): Seven years ago, Captain John Watson of the Canadian Forces Medical Service withdrew from society, seeking a simple, isolated life in the distant northern wilderness of Canada. Though he survives from one day to the next, he doesn’t truly live until someone from his dark past calls in a favor and turns his world upside-down with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes.

and a seperate category for  Darklock!AUs

  1. The Cinnamon PeelerHe just wanted John right down to the amino acids that made up his body, and he wanted them in his own body.
  2. The Paradox SeriesIn which what’s in Sherlock’s head is never going to get any better, and John is nearly thrown out of his flat. (note: this is one of the best fanfiction availiable in the fandom)

PART 1! [PART 2] [PART 3]…alphabetical by author….

Dustfall by AmandaDBone


AU omegaVerse - a strange maroon dust falls over London and soon everyone starts to exhibit strange changes. John and Sherlock go about their business but as time passes the changes in themselves draw them together with a few hiccups but ultimately leading to smut.

AU, omegaLock, alphaJohn, alphaMolly, omegaStrade, alphaMrsHudson, tentacles (alpha females have tentacles…not really my thing but its its minimal), dubcon (as is found im most omega fics), plot, smut, relationship plot, (its hell’a hot if you like omegaVerse)

Midnight Blue Serenity by BeautifulFiction


Sherlock takes a case requiring him to dress the part, stubble, eyeliner, ear rings and tight jeans… John has never seen him like this and he is fascinated. Together they work the case, Sherlock as a bartender and John one of the bouncers.

fluff, smut, case fic, plot, relationship plot, (this fic has a little bit of everything and Sherlock being sexy on the dance floor with John to top it off)

A Quiet Murmuration by cathedral_carver


Sherlock almost gets them killed and John wants an apology in return, asking for 1000 kisses.

fluff, relationship plot, (this is cuteness, CUTENESS! If your having a bad day this will give you the fluttery feel goods)

Correspondence by Cleo2010


Sherlock & John correspond by letter as Sherlock works a case for Mycroft and absence makes the heart grow fonder as they fall in love.

fluff, angst, plot, relationship plot, (also cuteness and feel goods)

Curious Case by Cleo2010


Sherlock has managed to burn his hands and can’t take care of his ‘needs’ for himself and therefore Sherlock is forced to ask John to assist him…

smut, fluff, relationship plot, (I’m not sure this requires any more commentary on my part cause its pretty clear where it leads to)

as you consume the longitudes by coloredink


John has a terrible time dating Sara and it’s not because of Sherlock, in fact Sherlock is unbelievably sweet. Sherlock is still himself by deducing what went wrong on Johns date but its with the feel of season three that you know he loves John so much that he would do anything for him.

fluff, smut, perfect fluff, relationship plot, (oh my gosh Sherlock loves John so much in this fic is almost painful and its beyond perfect. It definitely gives you that flutter in your chest.)

The Internet Is Not Just For Porn by cyerus


Sherlock has a boyfriend in Canada that he texts all the time and everyone at the Yard thinks that he is fake until one day he is not.

fluff, (and Super Cute!)

Gone Is My Past by cyerus


AU dogJohn - John is a bomb detection dog turned human. He has a hard time coping with his new human body and emotions. Humans are so confusing and complicated but Sherlock understand.

fluff, angst, (I think it is important to say this is not johnlock in the sense of sexual relationship, it is johnlock in the companion friendship way only…because John is a dog) (and it is so very very good)

The Heart On Your Sleeve by flawedamythyst


AU - Everyone has a tiny heart birthmark on their wrist and when they fall in love the heart gets darker and darker red. Sherlock keeps his covered with buttoned dress shirts and John strangely wears a watch all the time now.

AU, angst, fluff, plot, relationship plot (so very very cute)

On the Steadfast Approach of an Oncoming Darkness by joolabee


AU end of the world - This fic is so So SO GOOD it makes you feel so many emotions. Sherlock and John travel together under the dying sun, to the sea, as the world ends.

angst, ANGST, A N G S T, (did I mention angst? well, add emotional pain and tears while your at it. I have never cried so hard reading a fan fic as i cried reading this one)

Upon Waking by joolabee


This is an amazing story, John can only be awake while Sherlock is asleep and vice versa. They rely on the other eventually going to sleep so they can wake up to eat and live their lives. Ironically they become closer as they are pulled further apart.

fluff, angst, plot, relationship plot (this story/premise behind this one is very clever and intriguing)

A Slip of the Finger by Katzedecimal


John accidentally types the wrong phone number into his phone one evening and ends up texting with a very bossy unknown man.

fluff, angst, (This is the complement fic to A Finger Slip by Pawtal which is currently down due to a mistake on AO3 where it was deleted. I would also recommend A Finger Slip but obviously can not link you to it until she re-posts it.)

Evening Ride by LapisLazuli


PDA - John takes the tube to and from work… basically John is turned on by the tall dark and handsome man standing entirely too close to him.

smut, ‘relationship’ plot, (and a tiny horny plot)

Scrutiny by lifeonmars


John doesn’t take to well to the realization that Sherlock knows exactly what he dose in the bathroom every morning and exactly when he takes too long. 

fluff, relationship plot, (I personally have a deduction kink and this fic delivers that and then some! you will not be disappointed if you share this kink)

Deflowered by Lorelei_Lee


AU mobBossJohn - Sherlock is a rent boy and John is ‘The Doctor’ a mob boss who purchases Sherlock’s virginity.

smut, fluff, dubcon (the tags claim it is dubcon but Sherlock wants John from the start, its not dubcon) (This a fuck hell’a hot!)

Never Change a Running System by Lorelei_Lee


Sherlock manages to get some cuts on hiss backside during a case and while John is helping apply plasters Sherlock gets an erection. Sherlock has a difficult time figuring out how to make it go away and after quite a few days John has had enough.

smut, fluff, relationship plot, (this is so freaking hot, John suspects Sherlock of having a sex addiction)

A Question of Intent by Mildredandbobbin


AU omegaVerse - John comes home to Sherlock in heat and tries to resist and even goes so far as forcing Sherlock to take his contra-heat pills before getting the hell out of the room but Sherlock is too far gone and follows him.

AU, omegaLock, alphaJohn, smut, fluff, relationship plot, dubcon (this one actually is a bit dubcon but considering its Sherlock and John and their bromantic relationship its not really that big of surprise to either of them) (I really like this one because the writer switches it up a bit and omegaLock gets to top alphaJohn)(also this was the first omegaVerse I ever read)

Shatter the Darkness (Let the Light In) by MojoFlower


AU genieLock - John runs across Mike who takes him to an antiques shop where he buys an old lamp. It is revealed to him that he has purchased a magic lamp with a genie. Sherlock can grant him one wish before he will be forced back into the lamp but the only thing John wants is to keep Sherlock.

AU, smut, fluff, angst, plot, relationship plot, (originally i didn’t think this would be a story I would like (not sounding like my kind of thing) but I quickly fell in love with the story) (very satisfying to read and has a good ending)

The Importance of Torn Papers by MyLittleCornerOfSherlock


Sherlock over hears John talking with Harry as they discus little notes that their mother used to leave for them in their lunches and decides to start leaves little notes around the flat for John.

fluff, Fluff, did I mention FLUFF?, relationship plot, and fluff, (so disgustingly cute, you explode)

Just A Little by peevee


Basically the description by peevee for this fic is perfect “In which John and Sherlock aren’t having sex, until suddenly they are.”

smut, fluff, (I love this one very much, I have a kink for just the tip penetration and this one is written perfectly)

A Good Coat and a Short Friend by professorfangirl (lizeckhart)


Sherlock is usually very private with his affections however on this night something is different and John experiences the PDA version of his friend.

smutt, fluff, (it may be smut but it is really rather sweet)

Amenable by Resonant


John decides to kiss Sherlock for the first time and it leads to a series of awkward encounters that are strangely satisfying for everyone involved. It is also a bit sexually frustrating but that is the entire point. It’s one off those fics that make you think to yourself “These two adorable idiots.”

fluff, smut, relationship plot (awkward super adorable fluff)

DNA by Resonant


Sherlock comes back from the ‘dead’ and starts a ‘DNA donation’ business. In other words Sherlock is payed to sleep with women to get them pregnant in the cause of bettering the worlds gene pool.

smut, angst, plot, relationship plot (don’t be discouraged by the threesome, because the story is from John’s POV and is about how he deals and realizes what he really wants from Sherlock… if you know what I mean)

Once, twice by Rhuia


BodySwap - Sherlock and John end up with their bodies swapped and while John is a bit mortified by this turn of events Sherlock takes every opportunity to experiment. As you can imagine Sherlock soon knows exactly how John likes to be touched and this leads to a bit of smut… a bit of Super Hot Smut!

smut, ‘relationship’ plot (fuck hot bodyswap smut)

Slow and Steady by SailorChibi


virginLock - John doesn’t realize that Sherlock is a virgin and Sherlock is not sure he can handle having sex if it is going to be overwhelming like that every time. All Sherlock wants is to have the time to analyse and process the data.

smut, fluff, (very well written, virginLock is perfect, he is not ignorant he just wants to experience sex at his own pace)

War Paint by Spadesinspades


Sherlock creates the persona Sebastian Moran to infiltrated Jim Moriarty’s network, taking full control while John thinks Sherlock is dead and seeks revenge for his death by hunting down Jim’s second in command.

angst, plot, (John is so fucking bad ass in this, I can’t even begin to express the BAMF levels)

The Pretence of an Unacknowledged Truth by stickleworting


AU omegaVerse - omegaLock takes alphaJohn to meet his family as his fake bond mate so they will stop harping on him to find a mate. Sherlock synthesizes a fake bond scent that leads to complications at his parents house.

AU, omegaLock, alphaJohn, fluff, smut, relationship plot, dubcon (the tags on the fic say dubcon but its not even that really) (this is a fucking hot smut fic) (this is actually a pretty good omega fic to read if you are just starting to read omega fics)

Transport by thisprettywren


Mike works at a pleasure house(?) and sometimes John covers for him. Sherlock gets over stimulated from the work and to reset, he needs to get off and so he uses the services of that particular business.

smut, relationship plot, bdsm, (the bdsm is very psychological in this one and its beautifully written, It is used as a tool to calm Sherlock, its not about sex its about his mind.)

Give An Inch And They’ll Take A Mile by strangegibbonTSylvestris


pure porn. no plot, however what makes me like this one so much is how John and Sherlock make it clear that they really want Greg with them because they like Greg for being Greg and not just as a third body in bed. They honestly want him to be a part of their relationship. 

smut, (and also sweet… but mostly smut) (this is actually part two of Triptych but I prefer this part)

What Meets the Eye by worldaccordingtofangirls


AmnesiaLock - Sherlock loses his memory and instead of telling anyone he cant remember he decides that he will just deduce who everyone is. He makes a minor error when deducing that John is his husband.

fluff, plot, relationship plot, (very adorable fluff)

The Great Sex Olympics of 221B by XistentialAngst


John thinks Sherlock should take his advice about sex over Sherlock because he has had more but Sherlock is basically Sherlock and has to conduct an experiment to see who really is more knowledgeable.

smut, fluff, relationship plot, (When I first heard about this fic it was not described to me very well and I was really concerned cause John and Sherlock are planning on sleeping with strangers to see who is better but its fffucking hot, *fans self*)


classics rec list

A list of fandom classics compiled for @wineinanopenwound (side note: holy hell, I’m sorry that this took so long. Thank you for your patience!) Most of these are multi-chapter fics.

Another side note: a good way to find popular fics is to filter works on AO3 by kudos!

Nature and Nurture by earlgreytea68: I would be remiss if I didn’t include the fandom classic. In this wonderful fic, Sherlock and John raise an infant clone of Sherlock. [Parentlock, Post-Reichenbach]

Performance in a Leading Role by Mad_Lori: An AU in which John and Sherlock are actors playing the leads in a romance and fall in love. [AU]

Saving Sherlock Holmes by earlgreytea68: This is an AU in which John and Sherlock are at school together. So sweet, and I love Mycroft in this fic. [AU, Teenlock]

Midnight Blue Serenity by BeautifulFiction: This is a fantastic case fic in which Sherlock and John go undercover in a club. [Case Fic, UST]

The Edinburgh Problem by snorklepie: This is another brilliant case fic involving fantastic original characters, shady art students, and plenty of other wonderful surprises. [Case Fic, Post-Season 3, Fix-It]

The Moonlight and the Frost by CaitlinFairchild: This is THE post-season 3 fic, in my opinion, and every bit worth the read. John rebuilds his life after Mary. [Post-Season 3, Case Fic, Fix-It]

State of Flux by Atiki: Another brilliant post-season 3 fic, very soft and tender. [Post-Season 3, Fix-It]

The Least of All Possible Mistakes by rageprufrock: A brilliant fic in which Lestrade is a woman, told from her point of view. One of my favorites. [Lestrade POV, Mystrade]

The Last Drop by Phyona: A great fic in which John and Sherlock go to a pub and play drinking games. I love the sequel as well. [UST]

Two Two One Bravo Baker by abundantlyqueer: An AU in which Sherlock meets John while on a case in Afghanistan. [AU, War Story, Case Fic, Thriller]

The Paradox Series by wordstrings: A brilliant series–somewhat twisted, but brilliant and fascinating. Examines a codependent relationship between John and Sherlock. [Season 1+2, Sociopathy, Codependency, Series]

A River Without Banks by Chryse: One of my all-time favorites, Sherlock relives multiple versions of his life. So, so brilliant. [Post-Season 3, Fix-It, Case Fic, AU-ish]

Mise en Place by azriona: A chef AU, alternatively known as “the one where Sherlock is Gordon Ramsey.” [AU]

And if you say the word, I could stay with you by CaitlinFairchild: A wonderful proposal story, so very lovely. [Established Relationship, Proposal]

The Frost is All Over by Chryse: A Dickensian tale in which Sherlock is an earl’s son and John is a commoner and they grow up together. [AU]

The Gilded Cage by BeautifulFiction: This is the classic Omegaverse fic. Simply brilliant worldbuilding. [AU, Omegaverse, Case Fic]

All the Best and Brightest Creatures by wordstrings: A fantastic AU in which Sherlock sent Moriarty to prison as a child. A work in progress, but simply incredible. [AU, Case Fic, Love at First Sight]

anonymous asked:

Do you have any recommendations for smutty johnlock fanfics? Like what are your favs? Thanks in advance!

Alphabetical Experimentation by i_ship_an_armada

Of Razors, Pipes, Red Notebooks and Rugby Jerseys, Or: Sherlock Doesn’t Like His Doctors Clean Shaven by allonsys_girl

Never Change a Running System by Lorelei_Lee

Truth or Dare by allonsys_girl ((i think sherlock calls John daddy a couple times which squicks me but without that this is great))

Skeleton Key by BeautifulFiction

Wrapped Around Your Finger by MojoFlower

Delightful, Morally Dubious by peevee

Compliments & Deductions by Aria_Lerendeair

A Compromising Position by peevee

Evening Ride by LapisLazuli

Playback by scullyseviltwin

Deflowered by Lorelei_Lee

Call it Sentiment by shirleyholmes

Capability by mydwynter

Spoils of War by sweetcupncakes

favorite fics (not necessarily smut):

A Study in Winning by Jupiter_Ash

26 Pieces by Lanning

The Real Meaning of Idioms by feverishsea (i dont think there was smut in this)

Dilaudid by Lintilla (omegaVerse)

Command Structure by 221b_hound (this fic is not really about sex its a bout mental health and its great)

Demonstrative by NoStraightLine

And I Keep Waiting by SurelyMeretricious

Up Against the Wall by LapisLazuli

Omega Squared by Meowbowwow  (omegaVerse)

Shatter the Darkness (Let the Light In) by MojoFlower

On the Steadfast Approach of an Oncoming Darkness by joolabee (not smut, it is angst angst a n g s t)

Upon Waking by joolabee

as you consume the longitudes by coloredink

A Life Well-Lived by Kate_Lear

Midnight Blue Serenity by BeautifulFiction

Curious Case by Cleo2010 

oh yeah and that one about cinnamon, u know the one :P


I’ve finished reading Midnight Blue Serenity by BeautifulFiction a while ago but I need to talk about it, because it just so GODDAMNED AMAZING! If you’re looking for a Johnlock fic try this one and here’s why:

  • It’s really well written I mean seriously, beautifulfic  is a genius! I love the way she writes and I’m never bored. Also the surreal mind palace scene in some of her works are just MIND BLOWING! The dialogues are just divine and the inner monologues are to die for.
  • It’s a case fic and a good one too! No shady deductions or impossible evidence. It’s realistic, well thought through and carefully constructed plot.
  • Sherlock and John goes undercover into a club and it’s magnificent! I mean the clothes and the dance scene! I’m melting just remembering it! Just trust me on this one!
  • In-character writing. beautifulfic captures John’s and Sherlock’s characters so well and I love it. I think it’s my favourite by far.
  • All the minor characters are really good as well, complex and interesting.
  • Pining John AND pinning Sherlock! I mean what more can you ask for?
  • The drug thing is so damn well handled! I’ve read some fics where Sherlock’s drug habit was mentioned and wasn’t too happy about it so I really love what beautifulfic did here. I’m so glad she didn’t trivialized it and approached it head on. Also the reason why Sherlock was using and all the forms addiction can take… Just THANK YOU!
  • It’s slow burn romance (with few twists and turns I can’t really talk about because *SPOILERS*)
  • The fluff, ah the fluff! I know you can do fluffier but still I was melting into a puddle of feels, because this is like my kryptonite.
  • And the smut of course, I do like how she writes johnlock smut.
  • BAMF!John
  • And the ending was just perfect.

I recommended it to josiethedreamer and we were reading it at roughly the same time though I started a bit earlier. And her texts while she progressed through the fic were priceless! I mean “40% and I’m freaking out! You were right, it’s awesome!” just kind of speaks for itself…

So yeah, go and read it. Or try some of her other fics, because she’s just a goddess and deserves a statue or something. 

anonymous asked:

yooo don't want to bother, but could you tell me any johnlock fanfics you can recommend? thank you!

Here’s a general list. The ones that are starred/have an * next to them are SUPER DUPER RECOMMENDED. All of these are amazing. Italicized are series. The two super duper recommended fics that have General Audiences ratings are depressing as fuck but they’re amazing

General Audiences:




johnlockficrecommendations' favorite authors

Hi all! In celebration of reaching 100 followers, I’m compiling a list of some of my favorite authors. They’re all fantastic and I highly recommend reading everything they’ve ever written, shopping lists included, but I’m including some of my favorite works as well and now this has become a fic rec list whoops.


Without a doubt one of the best authors I’ve ever read. Their prose is nothing short of spectacular and the characterizations are perfect. The Paradox Series takes Sherlock’s “high functioning sociopath” label and runs with it in ways that are often touching, sometimes disturbing, and always, always stunning. It’s truly masterful. Their current WIP, All the Best and Brightest Creatures, is a brilliantly constructed AU in which Sherlock sent Moriarty to jail for murdering Carl Powers. Sherlock is asexual in this fic, and his relationship with John is so well done: I particularly love that his asexuality is not ignored or viewed as a problem to be solved. The cases are brilliant, the characterizations are brilliant, everything is brilliant. Just - read everything they’ve ever written.


Chryse is another brilliant author. They’ve written everything from short smutty fics to epic works, and all of it is amazing. My personal favorite is A River Without Banks. I swear, this is one of the best stories I have ever and will ever read. Sherlock lives through multiple versions of his own timestream - some of them heartbreaking, others lighter and happier. I honestly can’t recommend this fic enough. The worldbuilding is intricate, the storytelling masterful, and the writing incredible. It’s angsty, fluffy, heartwarming, heartwrenching, hilarious, tender: everything you’ve ever wanted in a story and then some. Note: this fic has a happy ending, but heed the tags for some portions (warnings are given in advance). Other fantastic fics are The Ground Beneath Your Feet, The Frost Is All Over, and A Waste of Breath.


This author is uniquely brilliant. Their writing is fantastic and the characterizations are nothing short of perfect. I have made it my personal mission in life to recommend White Tulip to everyone. You know those people who hand out bibles on street corners? That’s what I want to do with this fic - print out a thousand copies and tell everyone that they absolutely have to read this. This story is stunning. Told during TSOT, Sherlock is quietly self-destructing while John and Mary plan their wedding. The prose is gorgeous and the metaphors almost bring me to tears. This fic fully embodies Sherlock and John’s voices in a way that very few do. It’s stunning and gorgeous and perfect and, at least to my mind, nothing short of a masterpiece. This story deals with heavy topics - among them drug use, PTSD, and suicidal ideation - so heed the tags carefully. The worst part is that it doesn’t really have a happy ending - it truly is a “wreck-it-more” fic - but if you’re looking for unbelievable angst and perfect characterization with a dash of graphic drug use, this is for you. Seriously, withoutawish is incredibly talented. Other great fics from them are Our Enthusiasms Which Cannot Always Be Explained and The River Variations.


@consultingcaitlin is absolutely one of my favorite authors in fandom. Her characterizations of John and Sherlock are perfect - they’re so human, they always feel real. The fantastic plots and scorchingly hot sex scenes weave together to create brilliant stories. Her WIP and your very flesh shall be a great poem is personally one of my favorite fics - John and Sherlock chase after Mary when she flees to America. I can’t recommend it enough. She also wrote the classic The Moonlight and the Frost, a gorgeous post-season 3 fic where Sherlock and John come together that incorporates angst and love and a fantastic case. And if you say the word, I could stay with you is a wonderful proposal story: so touching and sweet and lovely (it will also make you want coq au vin, which is never a bad thing). The Boundaries of an Event Horizon is one of the best darker fics I’ve ever read. It starkly portrays an all-too-realistic future in which neither John nor Sherlock cope well, but they heal so tenderly (note: this is another one to heed the tags on, abuse is a key plot point). And I could never leave out Somatic Theory, a series in which John and Sherlock’s relationship evolves to incorporate BDSM. So unbelievably hot. I love smut best when it furthers character development or reveals more about the characters, and this definitely does. Seriously, read everything this author has written. Everything.


@earlgreytea68 is a classic Sherlock author for good reason. Nature and Nurture, the most-kudos’d work in the Sherlock fandom, is a fantastic story in which Sherlock is accidentally cloned and John and Sherlock raise the baby together. It’s full of domesticity and wonderful fluffy goodness, and I absolutely adore it. Sherlock’s backstory is heartbreaking but perfect, the baby is wonderful (honestly, he’s exactly what Sherlock would have been like as a child), and there’s even a bit of Mystrade. Speaking of Mystrade, Scotch is a brilliant collection of stories that depict Mycroft and Lestrade’s relationship after Sherlock’s suicide. I never expected to fall in love with the pairing, but this series accomplished that. Saving Sherlock Holmes is my favorite teenlock story - I love John and Sherlock and how they came together, but I also love the portrayal of Mycroft. I’m a huge sucker for protective Mycroft. Other favorites include Keep the Car Running (an Inception crossover), The Adventures of a Single Girl in London (Plus a Consulting Detective) (told from Janine’s POV and wonderfully hilarious, read it!), the Letters series (Sherlock writes letters to John while he’s away), and John Watson’s Twelve Days of Christmas (fake relationship; fantastic). Seriously though, read all of their works!


This author’s writing is astoundingly good, and their stories even better. Ever wondered what fem!Lestrade would be like? Wonder no more, as Lestrade is genderswapped in The Least of All Possible Mistakes (spoiler: she is amazing). It’s an epic Mystrade fic that shows seasons one and two through Lestrade’s eyes, and it’s fantastic. The melodrama of the show is balanced out with the smaller but no less important moments that make up most of our lives, and the humor is perfect - I find myself laughing out loud every time I read this story. I adore it. Honestly, even if Mystrade/genderswap doesn’t sound like your usual thing, this is still one that I highly recommend. They also wrote Homemaking, a wonderful pre-slash story between John and Sherlock as they’re still learning how to fit together. Also, if you’re a fan of other fandoms, check them out - they’ve written for dozens of other fandoms including Harry Potter, Inception, and Stargate Atlantis.


@watsonshoneybee writes such wonderful fics - warm and kind and lovely and real, even when they’re angsty. I first fell in love with her Christmas series a good old-fashioned happy ending, in which Sherlock plans to propose to John during Christmas. It’s indescribably lovely and will absolutely leave a smile on your face. if nobody speaks of remarkable things is heartwrenching - check the tags before reading - but ultimately has a happy ending. It’s AU-ish in that Magnusson doesn’t exist, and deals heavily with the aftermath of miscarriage. It’s angsty at times but with a lot of hurt/comfort, and the relationship between Sherlock and John is lovely. My other favorites are the safety in the spaces of your mouth, all things warm and tender, for all that bitter delights will sour, and carrying up his morning tea but absolutely everything by her is wonderful, so go read it!


This author is unbelievably fantastic at worldbuilding. Their stories are wonderfully detailed and plot-heavy with brilliant cases and spectacular characterizations. The Gilded Cage is a brilliantly constructed, epic 300k A/B/O fic that tackles the often-problematic gender roles in the Omegaverse. It is both a fantastic societal critique and a wonderful case fic. John and Sherlock are both so in character, and there’s great smut without the consent issues typical of the Omegaverse. Another classic is Midnight Blue Serenity, which is a fantastic case fic in which John and Sherlock go undercover at a club to catch a serial killer. The buildup is wonderfully tense and the case is so well done. Even if you don’t love case fics, this is one to try. My heart was stolen by the Cat Among the Pigeons series, which skirts a lovely line between not-quite-platonic and pre-slash. It’s warm and fluffy and lovely, and the premise - Sherlock has a genetic variant in that he resembles a cat - is fascinating. Other wonderful fics: Electric Pink Hand Grenade, Bloody But Unbowed, and The Stars Move Still.

Note: Going through this list again, I find myself so in awe of the fantastic creations that have come out of this fandom. This list encapsulates only a small fraction of that talent, and so I just wanted to say this - if you’ve written a fic, or made fan art, or created anything, you are amazing, and thank you.
Midnight Blue Serenity

“This was like nothing John had ever thought to associate with Sherlock: stubble, skin-tight jeans and three small silver rings gleaming at the crest of one ear. It was unbelievable, like stepping into an alternative universe, and John couldn’t stop staring.”

When Sherlock infiltrates a club in order to track down a serial killer, his altered appearance is enough to make John question his assumption that Sherlock is beyond his reach. However, is he the only one who appreciates his flatmate’s charms, or is Sherlock at risk of becoming the next victim? 

Read it here by BeautifulFiction