Sherlock Holmes Fanfiction Archive and Recommendations

back to Fugues in the Key of X

Category: Universe: BBC Sherlock

anchors, “The Small, Shared Things”

The people who matter do not come into Sherlock’s life by droves, but these few are enough. One person – not even a person yet, really; just a few cells – enters it and is enough to change it all. In which Sherlock and John have a baby, and learn what really matters.

lifeonmars, “Physical”

Sherlock needs a routine physical, and there’s only one doctor for the job.

Sunnyrea, “If I had a boat I would sail to you”

John is completely different and special from anyone Sherlock would normally come in contact with – no talk of money and hidden family secrets, no surface, superfluous conversations and blatant lies. John was the most honest person in less than five minutes Sherlock has ever met. He wants to know everything else there is to know about John Watson.

(Sherlock/Titanic fusion!)

BeautifulFiction, “Electric Pink Hand Grenade”

“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.

feverishsea, “The Real Meaning of Idioms”

After two weeks away, John finally texts Sherlock. He doesn’t expect Sherlock to respond. He doesn’t expect Sherlock to keep texting him. And he really doesn’t expect things to spiral out of control so rapidly.

tartanfics, “This Machine Called Man”

London, 2081. John Watson, former army roboticist, has an expired licence and an illegal tri-wing screwdriver in his desk. Sherlock Holmes has fingerprints and a name, and in an office somewhere in Whitehall there are blueprints for the metal underneath his perfect, artificial skin.

scullyseviltwin, “this is what it’s like living in limbo”

His brain actually has to play catch up; everything slows, molasses thick and he’s underwater and a thousand different metaphors for not being of right mind and body. Limbs heavy, heart racing but somehow, miraculously stopped and everything drags and hangs and pulls from moment to moment.

It is gray, nearly everything is gray and it takes a long beat before John’s eyes stop rolling in his head and he’s able to gaze on the scene properly. A quiet sort of spectacular carnage. He imagines Sherlock, for a second, a fraction of-”Oh John, oh brilliant, look at this… this madness!” tearing off towards the stained sidewalk with confident, excited strides.

He sees Sherlock seeing his own crime scene. And, bloody fuck…

rosenritter, “Expectations”

Omegaverse / Post-Reichenbach

Several months after setting his brother loose on the trail of Moriarty’s network, Mycroft Holmes receives a tip about John Watson, who has made himself scarce after the Fall. What he finds has the potential to render Sherlock’s mission a no-win scenario.

Sherlock left something behind before he fell from St. Bart’s. It’s the one last thing John has left to really live for and the odds are not in his favor.

Kryptaria, “Northwest Passage”

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.