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Summary: John is the best retrieval expert the British Army has, and so naturally it’s him that’s sent in when some man with little sense of self-preservation keeps getting himself taken hostage - again, and again, and again.
Warnings: Some mild violence.
I read this fic a long time ago, and was only reminded of it again today; upon rereading it’s just as great as I remembered! Special Ops!John POV is just as droll and wryly exasperated as you’d expect with a Sherlock who keeps getting himself kidnapped, and Sherlock’s method of getting his attention is completely, perfectly madcap. Very witty and a lot of fun, this fic left a massive grin on my face.
Title: Sussex (series)
Summary: When Sherlock decides to retire to Sussex, John decides to find out who he is without Sherlock.
If you haven’t read these truly lovely fics yet, then I suggest you jump to it and spend your Sunday evening with them. As soon as i read the first summary I was halfway to falling in love with them. The characterisation was gorgeous, and the whole experience of reading this series was like having my heart broken, and then having it tenderly put back together again. The little coda was the perfect addition to the bittersweetness of the first fic, and all in all it was beautifully written and emotionally satisfying. The little nods and references to canon were fantastic, too!
Title: The New Year
Summary: —but of course, disaster can’t be barred. Won’t.
Warnings: Consent issues, and disturbing content. Check author’s notes and greywash’s profile for full warnings.
This story is one of those that leaves you feeling both gutted and wanting more. Greywash’s distinctive, disjointed style is very effective at creating this feeling that is both understated and emotionally powerful; the glimpses and slow reveals building up and building up with not a hint of melodrama. It’s incredibly hot, messy and intense, and the sheer desperation of some of the sex scenes is just brilliant. If you like angst and scorchingly hot sex, go forth!
Title: A worthy opponent
Summary: Sally and Sherlock have sex. 221B suffers.
Warnings: Hate sex
I love this story; it’s brilliantly funny, hot, entirely believable, and best of all, features a fantastic characterisation of Sally Donovan. I truly loved the way she and Sherlock gleefully went to town on each other, but also the little (tiny, tiny) hints of more tender feelings were very…well, perhaps sweet isn’t the right word, but they balanced out the rest of the fic so nicely.
Summary: “I want to die and be remembered,” Sherlock says. “You just want to live forever.”
A beautifully characterised fic which follows the Holmes brothers in short snippets from childhood to adulthood. I love the way that the author used Mycroft’s smoking as a thread throughout, and the way their relationship was painted was full of delicious tension. The atmosphere is lovely, and the prose is perfectly clean, so suited to Mycroft’s slightly prim POV.
Summary: The messages get shorter and more desperate, and the most recent one is wordless: a blurry shot of Johnny’s sweaty nape, fist tight in the blond curls she is pulling to expose it. Sherlock runs the last block and up the stairs. Inside, she triple-bolts the door and shoves a stopper under it, checks to make sure the windows are latched, and throws off her coat, following the needy sounds into her bedroom.
Warnings: Omegaverse, genderswap
Oh, what I wouldn’t give for more femslash omegaverse, but this is such a delicious little taste of it. In less than 600 words it paints a gorgeously sensual picture and the prose is really really lovely. As sweet as it is short.
Author: violet tinted pencil
Title: The Right Question
Summary: "So, you don’t have a girlfriend then?"
"Girlfriend, no, not really my area."
"All right. Do you have a boyfriend? Which is fine, by the way."
“I know it’s fine.”
“So, you’ve got a boyfriend.”
A lovely, perfectly formed fic that is ostensibly about Sherlock’s unseen boyfriend but really more about John and Sherlock’s friendship. John’s awkwardness was utterly charming, and what little we see (or read) of Victor had me completely convinced that he is a character I’d like to see more of. The dialogue is well balanced, the characterisation spot on, and Sherlock’s parting lines were the icing on this sweet little cake.
*waves pom poms*
I just wanted to share with you some of my favourite oddities from other fandoms. I hope to add to this, but I’ve kept it relatively compact for now. Not all warnings are listed, so please check tags!
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Title: At the Bottom of the Pool
Summary: In which Sherlock and John are female, John admits she would sometimes rather get off than chase after murderers, and Sherlock responds… oddly.
This fic is one of those rare beauties: gorgeously realised and characterised genderswap fic which is incredibly hot, sweet, and perfectly messy in a way that feels so true to Sherlock and John. The sex was imaginative and real, and the way their relationship unfolded felt really satisfying.
Summary: One night in the shower, after John found out about Sherlock’s… kink, he impulsively wrenched the handle around to cold.
It was worse, when it was John.
It was better, when it was John.
Warnings: necrophilia (not acted on), disturbing themes
This fic is a beautifully written exploration of a rather disturbing kink, that doesn’t just explore the kink but also the emotional impact it has on both participants. It was heavy, difficult and all the more effective for that, and I really liked the way that both John and Sherlock struggle with their own desires and their love for one another. I think I commented to say I found it ‘uncomfortably hot’, and that is certainly true too - the sex scenes are awkward and incredibly intense in a way that’s slightly discomfiting given the nature of them. Don’t be too scared by the tags, this is really worth the read.
Title: Virginity (series)
Summary: Lestrade finds out that Sherlock is a virgin.
Length: 27k overall
A beautifully characterised and ridiculously hot series by the very talented thinkpink20, this is one to check out if you’re not really convinced by Sherlock/Lestrade. Their relationship is definitely a colder one than I can imagine between Sherlock and John, but the author warms it just enough that it’s convincing without feeling too sweet. The sex itself is just delicious - I’ll readily admit that I have a somewhat enormous kink for slightly fumbling, desperate Sherlock and this really delivers. There’s a lovely sensuality to it too, lots of touching, and the way Sherlock isn’t afraid to talk about what he wants is just lovely.
Summary: There is a swan, and he’s not named Sherlock. And there is a duck, and he’s not named John.
Of all the strange and inventive animal AU fics that exist, this might be my favourite. It flirts with anthropomorphism on the part of the animal characters and with a wildlife documentary style on the part of the humans, and somehow the meeting of the two works brilliantly. The proud, preening swan can’t be anyone but Sherlock, and the little gadwall duck is so recognisably John. The author has a really light, witty touch that just makes it impossible to read this without a mad grin on your face the entire way through, and basically it’s just utterly charming, heartwarming and really funny. I’m still giggling from the description of duck!John biting magpie!Mycroft on the head.
Summary: He has spent so long trying to control all the odds that he has forgotten that he may, in fact, be capable of much more than stasis.
Warnings: mild BDSM
This short little fic depicts a really lovely dynamic between Mycroft and Irene around the time of Scandal. I love the way narsus writes them, the way I feel like we’re eavesdropping on a private conversation between two people, and the way that it feels like the two of them are both playing a part and also dropping their guard. The characterisation here feels so spot on to me, and I really enjoyed the little glimpse it gives us of Irene and Mycroft.
likecastle asked: Did you ever rec a fic in which John and Sherlock encounter some kind of nefarious sex-inducing plant in an isolated cave? I took a look around on the tags but couldn't seem to find it. Did I dream this?
You did not dream this! I’m pretty sure that the reason you couldn’t find it on this blog is that…uh…I wrote it :D And y’know, probably bad form to rec my own fic, hehehe.
Anyway, here it is!