89 Echoes from the Darkness » In this post-"Sherlock" story, Sherlock is not the only one with demons underneath his road; John has his own share of demons waiting for him, too. Not only is John compelled to remember old traumas from his childhood, but the demons under his road have arisen to threaten his life and the lives of his loved ones. Can Sherlock and John's other friends deliver him and his family?
Sherlock, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, chapters: 36, words: 114k+, favs: 7, follows: 9, updated: 9/1 published: 1/24, Sherlock H., John W., Harry W., Mummy H.
8 Background Check » Lestrade has to conduct a thorough background check on Dr. John Watson before he can allow him to help Sherlock solve crimes. In the process, he has a discussion with one of John's ex-army friends, and what he learns about the retired army doctor's history is most enlightening! (This used to be a one-shot, but now I've added a second chapter to it.)
Sherlock, K, English, chapters: 2, words: 22k+, favs: 49, follows: 23, updated: 1/7 published: 1/6/2016
2 Given Me Back My Life This one-shot is a sequel to my earlier story, "Please, God, Let Me Live," and it follows the events of the series premiere, "A Study in Pink". John moves out of his old bedsit and into Baker Street. In the process, he ponders the dramatic changes that his life has just most unexpectedly undergone. (If you haven't started and finished reading the other story, please do so! :))
Sherlock, K, English, Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, 7/22/2021, Sherlock H., John W., Mrs. Hudson
3 Hard to Swallow In this pre-Sherlock story, Johnny, who's now five years old, comes down with tonsillitis yet again, and has to have his tonsils removed. Harry, who has turned 11 and is in her last year of primary school, must wait at the local hospital with her mother while her little brother's undergoing surgery. Told from Harry's POV.
Sherlock, K, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, words: 5k+, follows: 1, 7/14/2021, John W., Harry W., OC
2 Christmas Cheer? In this pre-Sherlock story, a drunken Hamish Watson has just ruined Christmas Day for his family, and now his son, Johnny, who is 11 years old and in his first year of grammar school, must try to find some way to cheer up his mother. Will a home-made gift do the trick? And can Johnny make her one before Christmas Day is over, one that she'll like?
Sherlock, K+, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, words: 5k+, 7/7/2021, John W., OC
31 Please, God, Let Me Live » In this pre-Sherlock story and prequel to the series premiere, "A Study in Pink," Captain John Watson, MBBS, licensed general practitioner, and combat surgeon in training, is shot while on a retrieval mission in Afghanistan, and spends weeks afterwards fighting for his life. Sherlock does not appear in this story at all.
Sherlock, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, chapters: 20, words: 75k+, favs: 4, follows: 9, updated: 4/23/2021 published: 1/6/2021, John W., Harry W., OC, Major J. Sholto
5 Abandoned Babes In this pre-Sherlock story, while Jean Watson is in the hospital and Mrs. Templeton is visiting out-of-town relatives, Jean's husband, Hamish, leaves the children alone at the house for days on end. What will Harry and Johnny do?
Sherlock, K+, English, Angst & Family, words: 8k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, 4/20/2021, John W., Harry W., OC
4 First Christmas In this pre-Sherlock story, the primary school's Christmas festivities and Christmas break in Chelmsford, Essex, are approaching, but Hamish Watson's actions may endanger his seven-year-old son Johnny's role in the school Nativity play. Will he be able to stay in it with an injured wrist? And will he receive the Christmas present he really wants?
Sherlock, K+, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, words: 10k+, follows: 1, 3/20/2021, John W., Harry W., OC
2 A Doctor Abroad In this pre-Sherlock story, now that John has achieved his ambition to become a fully certified doctor, he has a decision to make. Shall he apply for a job as a general practitioner with the NHS, or try to train for the job he really wants?
Sherlock, K, English, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 1/17/2021, John W.
3 We Can Work It Out In this pre-Sherlock story, John, who has just recently started his first rotation as a junior house officer following his graduation from medical school, must deal with hostile nurses who seem bent on bullying and intimidating him and the other junior doctors. He must find a way to deal with them, but how?
Sherlock, K+, English, Drama & Friendship, words: 4k+, follows: 1, 1/6/2021, John W., M. Stamford
1 Let the Music Play In this post-Sherlock sequel to "Banking on It," John's birthday is approaching. How will his friends help him to celebrate it?
Sherlock, K, English, Friendship & Family, words: 12k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 12/8/2020, Sherlock H., John W., Mycroft H., Mrs. Hudson
3 Banking on It In this post-Sherlock sequel to "Suits You," it's time for John to change banks and do some more replacing.
Sherlock, K, English, Family & Friendship, words: 7k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 4/9/2020, Sherlock H., John W., Mycroft H., OC
3 Baby Johnny In this pre-Sherlock story, six-year-old Harriet Watson learns that she is going to be a big sister, and that she is going to stay with their neighbor while her mother is in the hospital. How will her father, Hamish Watson, react to the news? And how will Harry take to being a big sister?
Sherlock, K+, English, Family & Friendship, words: 6k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 4/7/2020, John W., OC
3 Suits You In this post-Sherlock sequel to "Up to Scratch," John thought that his new socks would bring an end to his contact dermatitis; instead, it has spread to his upper body. On his current budget, he cannot afford to replace his entire wardrobe, least of all with expensive clothes. How can Sherlock and Mycroft help him to get around that obstacle? Read and find out!
Sherlock, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 10k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 3/4/2020, Sherlock H., John W., Mycroft H., Rosamund W.
4 A Gift from a Butterfly I have not written a Zorro story in years; however, because this is the month of Zorro's 100th anniversary, I have decided to write a new one for the first time in a long time. In this gap-filler/missing scene to my pre-Zorro story, "Lover of Horses" (which is also posted here), a very young and superstitious Felipe tries to save the life of a visiting caballero's baby.
Zorro, K, English, Family & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 8/9/2019, OC, Don Diego, Don Alejandro, Felipe
1 Friends Reunited In this story that's set in "The Lying Detective," Mrs. Hudson and Mycroft are worried about the estrangement between John and Sherlock. Each is determined to bring the two friends back together, to reunite them. The question is, how?
Sherlock, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 4k+, favs: 5, follows: 3, 4/24/2019, John W., Mycroft H., Mrs. Hudson
5 Up to Scratch In this post-Sherlock one-shot, John's feet have become allergic to his socks, and he can wear them no more. Unfortunately, neither can he afford the luxury socks that Sherlock wears. What's he to do? Can the Holmeses help?
Sherlock, K, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, words: 4k+, favs: 9, follows: 4, 3/17/2019, Sherlock H., John W., Mummy H., Rosamund W.
2 Sherlock Misses John While attempting to solve the skeleton case in "The Empty Hearse," Molly and Lestrade notice that Sherlock is missing John. Thanks to besleybean, from the BBC Sherlock Fan Forum, for going over this story for me! One-shot.
Sherlock, K, English, words: 605, favs: 8, follows: 2, 2/26/2018, Sherlock H., DI Lestrade, Molly Hooper
1 Case Prompts for John In this sequel to "A Chance to Practise," that is set in "The Great Game," Mycroft suspects that Sherlock has passed the Bruce-Partington case to John. He decides to help him out. One-shot.
Sherlock, K, English, words: 762, favs: 3, follows: 2, 2/26/2018, John W., Mycroft H.
1 A Chance to Practise In this story, set in "The Great Game", it occurs to Sherlock that he could teach John to observe and deduce by assigning him the missile-defense case that Mycroft has given to him. One-shot.
Sherlock, K, English, words: 832, favs: 15, follows: 6, 2/25/2018, Sherlock H., John W.