41 23 BBC Sherlock:The Case of the Colonel Carruthers Connection » Had Sherlock not changed John's life would John have taken his own? War injury and PTSD aside, what mystery in John's past made him feel "so alone" and lost? This character study follows John's long journey on the road to redemption, from the invalided soldier suffering survivor's guilt and tempted with suicide to the grieving widower sitting in his old armchair in 221B.
Sherlock, M, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 10, words: 31k+, favs: 7, follows: 7, updated: 11/30/2020 published: 11/11/2020, Sherlock H., John W., Mrs. Hudson, Mary M.
26 22 BBC Sherlock: The Blogger's Tale » Post S-4 In a cottage on the South Downs, Sherlock reminisces with John about the untold "Case of Colonel Warburton's Madness." Grown-up Rosie urges them to tell her about this case that took place before she was born. (A casefic and a glimpse of a timeless friendship, all in one story! What could be better?) All Disclaimers Apply.
Sherlock, K, English, Friendship & Mystery, chapters: 4, words: 10k+, favs: 6, follows: 3, updated: 5/21/2020 published: 5/16/2020, Sherlock H., John W., Rosamund W.
23 21 BBC Sherlock: A Case of Separation » Post S-4 While Sherlock's and John's separate and busy lives often keep them from working cases together, both men understand and accept this. But when Sherlock has not yet returned from his most recent investigation, John becomes concerned about his friend's prolonged absence and starts his own investigation. (Updated since the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.)
Sherlock, K+, English, Friendship & Mystery, chapters: 3, words: 11k+, favs: 8, follows: 7, updated: 2/20/2020 published: 2/17/2020
9 14-B BBC Sherlock One-Shot: To Hell and Back Spoilers for Season 4. In TLD, John has a major attitude shift. First, he's a grieving widower who rages at Sherlock, then, the friend who absolves Sherlock of blame for Mary's death. This one-shot examines John's transition that opened the way not only for their reconciliation but for that tender hug of mutual consolation at the end of the episode.
Sherlock, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 4k+, favs: 7, follows: 3, 1/3/2020, Sherlock H., John W., Mary M.
45 20 BBC Sherlock: A Whimsical Case » A new adventure for our Baker Street Boys! Sherlock and John meet young Lord Peter Wimsey, his valet Mervyn Bunter, and his friend DI Charles Parker and join on a quest to find a famous writer who is missing. This BBC Sherlock crossover with D.L. Sayer's Wimsey borrows from a truly fascinating, "unsolved" mystery. Loyalty and friendship are running themes throughout.
Sherlock, K, English, Mystery & Friendship, chapters: 8, words: 24k+, favs: 6, follows: 6, updated: 12/6/2019 published: 11/19/2019
41 19 BBC Sherlock: The Schemer's Pit » In this Post S-4 story, the legendary friendship endures. An unexpected encounter in a restaurant and a call from Lestrade reunites Sherlock and John for a mystery that has stumped the Met. While Sherlock makes brilliant connections to solve the case, John handles the inconveniences of Sherlock's work.
Sherlock, K+, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 6, words: 20k+, favs: 14, follows: 12, updated: 12/27/2018 published: 12/6/2018
17 18 BBC Sherlock: Wit's End » Post Season 4 one-shot: While legendary partners and enduring friends, John and Sherlock could go without direct communication for weeks at a time, each man knows he would be at the ready should the other make a call for help. When Sherlock is troubled by a series of indecipherable texts from John, he realizes time is of the essence and races to the rescue.
Sherlock, K, English, Adventure & Mystery, chapters: 3, words: 5k+, favs: 12, follows: 4, 9/4/2018, Sherlock H., John W., DI Lestrade, Rosamund W.
138 17 BBC Sherlock: DEATH WISH » Post Season 4: Widower and devoted father to Rosie, John Watson would never admit he was bored with the enforced domesticity, but as Mary had once observed, "John needs to run every now and then." After receiving a mysterious letter about murder, Sherlock Holmes may have found the perfect case to recruit John away from the tedium of benign routine.
Sherlock, K+, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 18, words: 59k+, favs: 29, follows: 11, updated: 7/14/2018 published: 5/24/2018, Sherlock H., John W.
96 16 BBC Sherlock: Life After Death » "When all else fails, there are two men sitting arguing in a scruffy flat like they've always been there and they always will." Such is the stuff of Legends. Except as a single parent, John Watson has to wonder if being the "last refuge for the desperate, the unloved, the persecuted" as Sherlock's partner will make his greatest challenge—raising a child—all the more daunting.
Sherlock, T, English, Friendship & Mystery, chapters: 9, words: 40k+, favs: 37, follows: 31, updated: 8/9/2017 published: 4/24/2017, Sherlock H., John W., DI Lestrade, Rosamund W.
28 15 BBC Sherlock: Time Well Spent » Contains spoilers for Season 4. At the bottom of a well in "The Final Problem," John had unexpected time for introspection. In this episode, there were several conversations John and Sherlock exchanged while John was in the well. Each chapter will explore segments of time John spent in the well between their broken communications.
Sherlock, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, chapters: 4, words: 8k+, favs: 44, follows: 15, 2/12/2017, Sherlock H., John W., Mycroft H., Euros H.
234 14 BBC SHERLOCK: Gift of Silence by Wynsom » Post S-4: John rescues a child from a car explosion and suffers physical and emotional consequences-vertigo, deafness, PTSD. With his family gone, only Sherlock is left to pick up the pieces. Will John let him? [Written preS-4, now it's an AU, but it followed canon trajectory that Mary dies. This fic made no predictions how.] Casefic chapters 7-16, refer to crimes of pedophilia.
Sherlock, M, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 20, words: 77k+, favs: 75, follows: 55, updated: 11/15/2016 published: 5/2/2016, Sherlock H., John W., Mary M.
1512 BBC SHERLOCK: An Awakening » Spoiler Alert: This fic takes place AFTER the events in The Abominable Bride with the premise that TAB was a vivid glimpse not only into Modern Sherlock's Mind Palace, but revealed his personal thoughts and feelings about John, Mary, Mycroft, Lestrade, and of course Moriarty. Fluff and sentiment may make an appearance.
Sherlock, K, English, Friendship & Humor, chapters: 2, words: 7k+, favs: 12, follows: 6, updated: 4/8/2016 published: 1/15/2016
55 04 BBC SHERLOCK: The Case of the FLAT-OUT Adventure » The enduring relationship between Sherlock and John can be seen in many subtle ways; how they work together, how they play together, how they understand each other, and how little they need to talk about it. Not a mystery, but an ADVENTURE, this fic examines the nuances of these extraordinary characters on what might be considered an ordinary day. Takes place before TRF.
Sherlock, K, English, chapters: 7, words: 18k+, favs: 7, follows: 9, updated: 2/29/2016 published: 2/14/2016, Sherlock H., John W.
50 06 BBC Sherlock: UNSUMMONED » "Blood is thicker than water," except when it comes to Sherlock Holmes. When "BLUD," to all intents and purposes, seemed to have failed the detective in THE REICHENBACH FALL, John Watson chooses to soldier up, face their enemy together, and summon the courage to protect his friend. This series revisits the tragic scenes in TRF from John's POV. (T for language in later chapters)
Sherlock, T, English, Friendship & Angst, chapters: 7, words: 22k+, favs: 23, follows: 26, updated: 11/24/2015 published: 9/5/2015, Sherlock H., John W., Mycroft H., DI Lestrade
1107 BBC Sherlock: So Many Times Sherlock admitted in The Empty Hearse that he had nearly contacted John so many times. So what prevented the cleverest man in the whole world from delivering even one word to let John know he was alive? (As usual, all disclaimers regarding ACD and the BBC series apply.) Special thanks to my blessing/beta/friend englishtutor and her indefatigable talent for cheering me on.
Sherlock, K+, English, Friendship & Angst, words: 2k+, favs: 6, follows: 3, 6/21/2015
1101 BBC Sherlock: Welcome to London! This is a story about a detective and his friend, not a detective story. At 22 Northumberland Street, Sherlock and John sprang from Angelo's Italian restaurant when the taxi pulled from the kerb-and thus commenced their first adventure as partners. This one-shot pays homage to the "lightness of being" true friends in an enduring relationship. All Disclaimers Apply.
Sherlock, K, English, Adventure & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 12, follows: 2, 5/28/2015, Sherlock H., John W.
29 05 BBC Sherlock: Working Backwards » A look backwards: About a year before TRF, Sherlock and John share an adventure to discover the connections between a ghost story and the case of eleven inebriated men. At the same time, the detective and the doctor discover significant connections between their working relationship and meaningful friendship. No fluff nor slash, but insights abound. As usual, all disclaimers apply.
Sherlock, K, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 8, words: 15k+, favs: 8, follows: 2, 3/20/2015, Sherlock H., John W., DI Lestrade
10 03 BBC Sherlock: Parlor Tricks » Sherlock and John acquire an understanding about each other whilst solving the mystery of a man who stepped "back into his own house to get his umbrella and was never more seen in this world." Based on an "unfinished tale" referenced by Watson in ACD's "The Problem of Thor Bridge," this story is set more than a year into the partnership of the BBC characters. All disclaimers apply.
Sherlock, K, English, Mystery & Friendship, chapters: 4, words: 7k+, favs: 8, follows: 3, 2/1/2015
19 02 BBC Sherlock: EPIPHANY » After nearly a year with his eccentric flat-mate, John Watson still has much to learn about Sherlock Holmes and his secrets. What more astonishing revelation can John discover about his enigmatic friend? Read and find out! Borrowing the time frame and characterizations from the BBC Sherlock series. Written before S-4, this story HAD BEEN BBC Sherlock canon compliant.
Sherlock, K, English, Friendship & Adventure, chapters: 5, words: 7k+, favs: 24, follows: 10, 1/2/2015, Sherlock H., John W., DI Lestrade
2111 BBC Sherlock: THRESHOLDS » Set in the near future (w/Pre-S4 presumptions but now AU) the Watsons share their euphoria after the birth of their baby girl with their Best Man/Best Friend. Would Sherlock have been able to value such human emotions without the critical thresholds he experienced in A Scandal in Belgravia? A look at select moments (mostly from ASiB)that influenced Sherlock's emotional development.
Sherlock, K, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 4, words: 18k+, favs: 10, follows: 10, updated: 12/7/2014 published: 10/17/2014, Sherlock H., John W., Mycroft H., Irene A.
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