The Language of Music: Sonata No. 1 in g-minor, by Johann Sebastian Bach
This is the piece Sherlock plays when Moriarty comes to visit 221b. The introduction to the fateful scene, one of the most analysed and brilliant scenes in the show.
But it is also the piece that comes to Sherlock’s mind when Eurus asks him to play for her.
Why this choice? He could have played anything but he chooses the piece he played during his fateful encounter with Moriarty, the scene that anticipated the fall after which his life was never going to be the same again. And at this point in TFP he does not even know about a connection between Eurus and Moriarty.
You may know about my Sherlock = Eurus theory. If this is true, Sherlock would be telling himself not to play Bach (the piece associated with Moriarty and all the heartbreak that followed this encounter) but to play his Irene composition (symbolising love and sexual desire). Fine with me.
I love Jealous Sherlock so much. I know I’m missing a tonne of them here, but these are the ones I could quickly find or remember being Jealous!Sherlock! I’m also adding Possessive Sherlock here as well, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE “his / My John” SO SO MUCH and literally I fave every fic that has it in there. GUH.
Unimpressed by 221b_hound(M, 3106 w.) – Sherlock has no intention of attending the Met’s New Year’s Eve party. The start of a new year is all but meaningless to him. But he ends up there anyway, having odd conversations, and John does not find Sherlock’s jealousy the slightest bit cute. And then there is dancing. Part10 of Unkissed
Unforgiven by 221b_hound(M, 4721 w.) – Sherlock’s latest case is for his ex boyfriend, the brilliant and handsome Professor Victor Trevor. John is not too happy about that. But things aren’t what they seem, an old friend of John’s is involved in the case, and John has a few surprises up his sleeve. Also - a proposal! Part 16 of Unkissed
Maintaining A Personal Life by Gingerhermit(E, 24,284 w.) – Sherlock and John discover some interesting revelations about each other’s sexuality, which lead them both to question the assumptions they’ve made about one another for years. In the midst of their mutual discoveries, a dangerous psychopath looms on the side-lines who threatens to destroy their new beginning.
For you, there’s only me by shock_blanket(E, 19,557 w.) – Sherlock realizes he has fallen in love with John, but believes he is unlovable. Cue lots of pining and jealousy on Sherlock’s part, followed by our favorite cuddly marksman making it all better. Because for Sherlock, there’s only John.
The Kissing Disease by cottonballz_of_death(E, 30,856 w.) – John brings home a boyfriend, shocking Sherlock, who long ago gave up hope that his straight flatmate would ever take a romantic interest in him. In a bid to reconnect with John, he tries to infect himself with a “harmless” virus. Neither of them is prepared for the emotional fallout that results.
Surety by hudders(G, 2,477w.) – “Sherlock is pissed because it seems that four pints of larger, two shots of tequila and a glass of wine has resulted in Lestrade becoming a little bit too friendly with everyone. And by everyone, Sherlock really means John.”
Correspondence by Cleo2010(T, 8031 w.) – Sherlock’s been spirited away on a case for Mycroft. Part of the deal was that he and John could communicate via letter until the case was completed. Maybe the cliche is true, absence does make the heart grow fonder. Or perhaps something is growing on the feet in the fridge. Read their letters month by month. Written after series one.
Presence by LostGirl(M, 8625 w.) – Sherlock has recently noticed a shift in his own perceptions, but he can’t quite figure out when it started.
Interlude by sussexbound (SamanthaLenore)(G, 2,837w.) – “Are you actually doing anything?” Sherlock scowls. “What?” “Are you busy? Because if not, I could use your help peeling potatoes.” “I’m not eating what you’re making. Why should I peel the potatoes?” John just shakes his head. “Because it might be a polite and thoughtful thing to do for the person who loves you. Just a tip.”Oh…Part 8 of The Homecoming
Understanding by sussexbound (SamanthaLenore)(T, 4,556 w.) – John’s face stretches into a smile that fades again, just as quickly. “It just comes like that, sometimes—all of a sudden. You don’t expect it.” He murmurs against Sherlock’s skin. “What does?” “Grief.” Part 9 of The Homecoming
Sibling Rivalry Or Fighting Over John Watson by Jessa7(T, 8K+ w., Romance and Humour, FFNet) – Mycroft is just as much of a genius as Sherlock is. He keeps randomly kidnapping John for chats, and the locations get better. Cue Sherlock’s younger sibling complex rearing up and jealousy ensues.
Come Home by hudders-and-hiddles (E, 3,763 w. | more pining than jealous but close enough) – When John leaves for a medical conference, Sherlock tries to entice him back home.
The Semantics of Crop Circle Formation: a case study by Sherlock Holmes [unpublished] by canolacrush(M, 41,710 | Cockblocking Sherlock) – “Look at these photographs,” I said, gesturing to the wall of crop circles. “What do you observe?”“Crop circles,” John replied.“Obvious. What else?”“Are…are those intestines surrounding them?”“Yes. The majority are bovine and ovine in origin. The farmers who have acquired these crop circles in their fields have also had a tenth of their livestock murdered and arranged thus.”“Why?” John said, presumably in a rhetorical fashion.I detest rhetorical questions. “That is what I must find out, John.”
Down with this Ship by FrostedFlame (PinkOrchid)(M, 10,862 w.) – Sherlock drags John undercover to a gay bar - for a case, of course - looking forward to seeing John flustered by their surroundings (since you know, he’s NOT GAY). John decides that he has hidden both his orientation and his feelings for his daft flatmate for far too long. He is done hiding, time to be honest with his bloody best friend in the world. He just hopes it won’t change anything between them. And then it does.
Paparazzi by SilentAuror(E, 10,543 w.) – John moves back into 221B Baker Street after his marriage falls apart and the paparazzi won’t leave him and Sherlock alone about the status of their supposed relationship. Sherlock, of course, never denies it, until one day he does…
Pattern Behaviour by SilentAuror(E, 14,835w) – Sherlock doesn’t even know why he resents John’s dates so much. Until the day he does know. Slight angst, unrequited feelings (but don’t let that scare you off!) (FAVE!)
OBSESSIVE / POSSESSIVE SHERLOCK
Perdition’s Flames by i_ship_an_armada(E, Treklock, 63,435 w., | mild Possessive Sherlock) – Sherlock would do anything to save him. Risk anything. Give anything. His money, his life. His soul. What he does, though, is change both of their destinies forever. Genetic re-engineering is the only option left. It turns out researchers underestimated the life expectancy and potential abilities of genetically re-engineered subjects. The British government and what would eventually become the United Federation of Planets, however, had not. Part 1 of PF Universe
The Things You Hide *Adult Edition* by verityburns(E, 10,821 w.) – Sherlock and John have been working and living together for nearly a year, each finding the other’s friendship to be the one thing they would not risk or want to live without. Until something happens to disturb the status quo…
Let Go by thisisforyou(G, 2,743 w.) – In the end, separating John’s things from Sherlock’s in the chaos of their sitting room is like pulling a limpet from a wet rock. Especially when the rock is clinging on for dear life, because Sherlock doesn’t want to let go.
In the cherry blossom’s shade by Eliane(M, 3,934 w.) – “This isn’t new. Sherlock has already done this – has gone through cities, and dingy hotels, and sleepless nights but it was different before. John wasn’t there before. They’re in this together.”
The Marriage Proposal Negotiation by Goddess_of_the_Night(G, 2161 w.) –Sherlock hasn’t ever really done anything the traditional way, so of course it wouldn’t bother him to propose to John even though they’re not even dating. And the fact that John is already on a date with someone else when he decides to do it? Tedious. Marrying John was the only thing he could do to ensure John was his.
The Light of Day by allonsys_girl(M, 7297 w.) – Rewrite of the end of Sign of Three. John actually notices Sherlock leaving the reception early, and chases after him. Angsty Johnlock. Happy ending, for sure. Part 1 of The Light of Day
Let the Sun Fade Out by nothingislittle(E, 2711 w.) – “He could warm the sun itself, Sherlock thinks, could heat their flat with just his presence, could brighten the room with one dazzling smile or just the sparkling in his eyes. Everything hurts when John looks this beautiful, but it’s a dulcet, aching pain, one that consumes Sherlock from the inside, that sends soft pangs through his abdomen and lodges a lump solidly in his throat. John glows, he glitters, he’s light itself, Sherlock thinks, and doesn’t even bother to scold himself for exaggerating, because he’s not, he’s not, John is everything, he’s beautiful and he shines, he’s everything.”
- Short term memory - Ex: “Where did we park the car 30 seconds ago?” - “I don’t remember.” - “Where did we park the car 10 years ago?” - “If by ten years ago you mean June sixth 2007, 10:48am then we parked it in Raleigh, North Carolina at Addison’s parking garage. Floor five row eight spot 2E. Right next to Macy’s Hospital and a five minute walk to H&M. We were going to see Bee Movie at the cinema with my aunt, mother, and brother. We ate milk duds and popcorn and went out for Five Guys afterwards.”
- nO THINGS ARENT ALLOWED TO HAVE THAT TEXTURE GET IT AWAY FROM ME DIE I WANT TO DIE
- metallic taste??? yes thank???
- Standing still??? That’s a thing??? I always sway???
- Eye contact aka satan
- “Can you hand me that?” - “No.” - “Please?!” - “No you cracked walnut I cannot physically do that.”
- R E P E A T R E P E A T R E P E A T R E P E A T R E P E A T R E P E A T
- Weirdest fidget toys ever
- Straps ar e n o
- studying other people. like sherlock holmes level
- Typing g g ggg g
- u know those songs where someone sing something and you sing the same thing a beat later? yah i dont cant do that
- WORDS DONT WORK I EXPRESS MYSELF IN VARIOUS NOISES IM SORRY BUT IF I EVER MEET UP WITH ANOTHER DYSPRAXIC YOU WONT FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION
- Tendency to switch conversation back to themselves as a form of bonding
- I CANT SAY THE WORD I KNOW THE WORD BUT I CANT SAY IT IM TYRING I CANT IM SORRY
- Cannot physically do the simplest things like why not??? I can even lift a finger (it took me years to learn how to life a finger individually dont ask)
- this list was created for a friend who asked me to describe my dyspraxia. I don’t know if everyone who has it feels the same away but if you’re a mutual and looking to understand me more then this is the ticket. -
They named her Elizabeth Mayinga Holmes. While Mrs. Hudson gushed about the little girl in Molly’s hands, John dig out his phone and did a quick search. And then he groaned.
When his wife looked at him strangely he just showed her the result on the screen. Mary merely snorted and shook her head. She didn’t understand why he was so surprised.
Of course Sherlock and Molly Holmes will name their daughter after an Ebola virus variant. Was there ever any doubt?
As the little girl grew she was called by just about any variation of her name. Only her uncle still called her Elizabeth. He was persistent in his opinion that since she was named that way that is the only name that should be used.
Her mother always called her Ellie. Even when she was angry at her, and her father, for playing with an experiment that was recklessly left out in the open, she was always Ellie.
Uncle John and aunt Mary used the nickname Liz, and her not-real-but-we-don’t-care cousin always called her Lizzy. They were Rosie and Lizzy and they were inseparable.
Her grandparents loved her unique middle name, even though grandma Violet scowled Sherlock about naming his daughter after a deadly disease, but they never used it. Instead to them she was Eliza.
Mrs. Hudson said right away she looked like a Beth, so that nickname remained until the landlady died many years later.
Inspector Lestrade often dropped by the flat to talk to her dad. He too was a honorary uncle, but he always called her ‘kid’. So she never failed to use a different name that started on G when she talked to him.
But from all the nicknames Elizabeth preferred the one her dad used. It was simple.