Sherlock BBC Prompting Meme

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Prompting Part XXXII
Giggles at the Palace
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Hurt him and you're dead

I want Molly giving John the "hurt him and you're dead" talk. (S/J)
Basically, badass!Molly.

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Sherlock and Moran are BFFs - continue this prompt?

Ok I stumbled upon this prompt and I was so in love with the full that I want more of this.
Why wouldn't a mercenary for hire who is "bad" for a paycheck and presumably likes to shoot people not get along with a consulting detective who is not solving crimes to be "good"?
This is a beautiful friendship.

They are strange creatures, siblings.

Can someone write an AU about Mr/s. Holmes adopting a young orphaned John Watson as their son, making him Mycroft's and Sherlock's brother? A bit of angst-y, kind of showing how John adopts on his new life, with his new family and with his intimidating and creepy brothers. Describing their relationships with them as time passed. Maybe Mycroft can be quite cold/affectionate in here towards John, since he sort of pities him and John can feel it and doesn't want that. Sherlock is weirder, looking at him like a piece of paper that he wants to write on, curious and dubious and genius. John doesn't like him. At all. he makes him feel uncomfortable. Like those people on the orphanage that wants him gone. They grew close eventually anyway, on their own special ways, and have been used with each other's habits. Not until a few yrs later because their parents have decided to divorce, splitting the three 'siblings'. Sherlock goes with his father. John and Mycroft stays with their Mum. On Holidays, Sherlock and their father would visit (and vice versa) but after a while, it just stopped: no more reunions and no one voiced out a concern.

They all meet again after five years of no contact, and things just get a little... weirder. They are teenagers now. And they're going to be living together. Again. Just the three of them.

Siblings really are strange. Being raised from the same family, they unquestionably protect each other and love each other unconditionally.

Err. So I guess, it's sort of an (vague) incest between johnlock. But not really, since they're not related by blood. Mycroft sorts of understand EVERYTHING, would be nice if his concern for his family is shown, mainly towards John and Sherlock. How he wants to keep everything together. That he actually cares. He's gotta be in college, while the other two are still in HS after they 'reunite'.

I'd love a happy ending though :D Thanks!

Despotic Holmes AU (Man in the Iron Mask fusion)

AU where London/Britain is ruled by the despotic, feckless Sherlock Holmes. He overthrew his elder brother, the rightful heir, and did everything he could to ensure no one would be able to remove him from power.

Only the deposed, incarcerated Mycroft knows that Sherlock has one weakness. There's a man, an identical physical double that Sherlock has had imprisoned in a remote military base since taking the throne. His face has been obscured by a metal helmet for so long that not even his guards know what he looks like. He has been there for years, in almost total solitary confinement. He was considered a genius once but by now he's probably gone quite, quite mad. For the beleagured, battered rebellion however, he's their best, last hope to remove Sherlock from power.

Would like some John/iron-mask!Sherlock. Though whether John is a rebel or part of King!Sherlock's military (Perhaps even part of the King's personal guard) I leave up to the author. Other pairings also welcome along side.

Omegaverse, Protective Alphas

I've read this concept in a few stories, that when an omega is hurt or distressed or scared, all the alphas in the vicinity get this urge to protect the omega and take care of him or her. And I really, really like that idea.

So how about John is distressed or gets hurt (not too bad) on a case, and suddenly all the alphas (I'm thinking Sherlock, Lestrade, Mycroft) crowd around him, trying to protect him from a threat that's maybe not even there, bundling him back to Baker Street and plying him with tea and cookies. I'd love to see a patient, long-suffering John submitting to their coddling just to appease them, all the while trying to tell them he's fine, he doesn't need that tenth cup of tea, and no, he doesn't want the guy who managed to get that lucky hit in to be hung, drawn and quartered.

I'd be happy if it ended in pairing, don't particularly care which one. Though I'd totally love you if it was John/Mycroft.

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John hallucinates Mary as a coping mechanism after Sherlock

After The Fall, rather than hallucinating Sherlock, John's mind creates someone else to help him cope and move on: Mary Morstan.

Mary's a bit of a home-body, so they don't go out much... Which really suits John just fine because he fines people and public exhausting these days. And since John's basically isolated himself from everyone associated with Sherlock (basically eveyone he knows, period) no one finds it odd they've never met the elusive Mary.

Then Sherlock comes back from the dead.

I'd love it if he doesn't figure it out at first that Mary isn't real and just assumes John has a serious girlfriend.

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oh yes!!
All angsty/hurt/confort!!!

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Omegaverse - John is handpicked for Sherlock

igh class families usually handpick their children's mates. The Holmes hand pick Omega!John for their troublesome son, Alpha!Sherlock. (They are both pretty young.)

The Holmes and move John into their house Sherlock and John can get to know each other (if it doesn't work out can always give John back. It's happened several times before because Sherlock drives everyone away). John, however, begins to grow on Sherlock and is always curling up next to Sherlock when Sherlock is bored and goes on adventures around the house with him, and he believes Sherlock even if no one else does.

Bonus - Mycroft comes homes from uni and he reminds John of Harry (in whatever way you can think of), John immediately clings to him (Mycroft is too old for John and already has a mate so it's not romantic.) Sherlock is jealous and follows them the entire time because he thinks Mycroft is going to take John from him.(Mycroft is just happy because he feels loved).

TL;DR Young omega!John is handpicked to mate with young Alpha!Sherlock.

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Aww, seconded, especially the bonus because that's just adorable.

Fallout AU Reprompt

I was going through the old posts and I found a prompt for a crossover fic with Sherlock and the Fallout games. Here's a link to the original prompt:

Mycroft likes to watch. John and Sherlock start to like being watched.

Mycroft likes to watch. He watches everything. And when John Watson places and order for a couple of items from a sex toy store online, he places cameras throughout 221B to watch even more. When John and Sherlock find out about the cameras, they are at first angry. Then they grow to like the idea and start putting on shows, knowing that Mycroft is watching.

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I can totally see this.


He starts to have really bad cramps and after a while he starts to worry that it's more than cramps (maybe something else happens like he begins to bleed). It's too far early for him to have the baby. He
heads off to hospital just to be safe.

Sherlock is off on a case and Mycroft texts him that John is in labour. Sherlock comes tearing through the hospital trying to find John and when he John is calmly sitting down.

Whether John just has Braxton Hicks or started to go into early labour is up to you.

Re: Omegaverse

That he at in the first sentence should say John.

Sherlock doesn't sleep because he can't be sure he'll wake up

(I don't think I ever saw a fic like this but I need it like whoa)

Most people think Sherlock has a death wish. John think he might have a death wish. But actually, Sherlock really, really, really wants to live.
That's also the reason why Sherlock never sleeps (only if he collapses from exhaustion). Because when he lies down and feels himself falling asleep, in that last second before it happens, his mind starts thinking unnecessarily and he gets really frightened. Or/so now he just doesn't lie down anymore to avoid being frightened to the point of choking. Because really. You can't be sure you're going to wake up the next morning. And not knowing something is bad enough, but not knowing something like that is fundamentally frightening.

John finds out one day.
So run with it, dear anon :)

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My sister suffers from this. I'd be interesting to see where a filler takes it. Seconded.

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Sherlock/John anal beads

Detailed prompt is detailed. Apologies.

There have been a few lovely "Sherlock breaks out the anal beads FOR SCIENCE!" stories. These are all lovely, but let's do something a little different:

John comes home one day and finds that Sherlock has managed to put most of a string of anal beads up his own arse. But now he's so turned on and confused (because he doesn't DO arousal, so there's much 'what are these feelings' etc), and he's totally panicking. He can't get the damn things out on his own, and asks (begs) John to help him.

John, who has been lusting after his flatmate for ages.

So John does take them out. . . eventually. But first he tries to get Sherlock to 'relax' by playing with his cock. Maybe he gives Sherlock a brief massage, or fingers his perineum a bit. Maybe he takes Sherlock over his knee and spanks him, while the beads bump around inside him.

Really, though, I'd love it if despite Sherlock's protests, John also puts the last two beads up Sherlock's arse.

Bonus points:
-Sherlock's a virgin
-No established relationship
-Any sort of 'I've never felt this before what are these feels' on Sherlock's part
-Dark!John, obviously, but points for not making him overtly evil
-Sherlock wanting it to stop, but literally being physically incapable of moving away
-Sherlock clinging to John's shoulders, sobbing into his neck, while John's hands continue working him
-As per usual, save me from hell and make it roll playing, a dream, what Sherlock actually wanted the whole time, or whatever.

TL;DR: Sherlock uses anal beads FOR SCIENCE, but panics when he can't get them out. John does it for him . . . eventually.

RTMI are okay, but I've already read the fic by berlynn wohl, as well as the similar prompt from a part or two ago.

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BEADS, YOU SAID BEADS! Hell, yeeees! Make it happen, please, please, please!!!

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I would love a good fluffy/silly eventually sexy maybe even porny fic involving spanking. Maybe a 5 times +1 sort of thing, starting off fairly innocent with just a playful butt slap. I prefer John/Sherlock, no preference as to who is doing the spanking. so maybe include something with Sherlock experimenting for some reason or awkwardly miss using social interactions. But other than that, take it away! There are so many creative people here, it's awesome =)


John knows his love is unrequited. And really, he's fine with that. Sherlock has made it clear that he's not interested in that sort of thing so its not like he's going to run off with someone else. He's perfectly happy following Sherlock all over the place and chasing after criminals for the rest of his days. Even if their friendship never becomes something more.

Sherlock knows his love is unrequited. And its tearing him apart. John's made it clear that he's straight and doesn't want Sherlock the way Sherlock wants him. He knows that someday some blasted woman is going to come into their lives and take John away from him forever. Its only a matter of time. Their friendship will never be something more.

Original prompt:

Oh, this is beautiful.
Would you be okay with a happy ending?

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I'm recycling one of my old roleplay prompts into a fanfic prompt. I never had much luck with it as a rp but hopefully it'll be better as a fic.

This is the original rp prompt. Feel free to change any parts for a fic.

"Humans were dying out. They had been for a long time, although scientists were still struggling to find out the cause. Around fifty years ago, fertility rates of betas, alphas, and omegas alike had plummeted for seemingly no reason over the course of a few years. The rates had since stabilized, but now less than half of the population was capable of having children. The current law was that every person who could, had to have at least two children by the age of 30. To help people get started on their ‘quota’, a sort of match-making service had been formed. Artificial insemination was also an acceptable way of doing things, but most omegas and female betas chose to find a mate instead. Sherlock Holmes was one of the few fertile omegas left in the world. And as much as he hated other people, he didn’t actually want the human race to go extinct, so he was willing to do as the law said. Besides, they’d be just as smart as him and so could help with the world’s crisis. He wanted to make sure their other father wasn’t some dumb idiot that would cancel out his genes, so he regularly went to the matrimonial agencies. However, he was nearly 30 already. If he didn’t find an acceptable mate soon, he’d have to settle for someone less than perfect or take his chances at a fertility clinic. He was currently going to an agency, hoping that he’d finally find an alpha who wasn’t a complete moron this time."

Like I said, add or take away anything to make this a fic. My only request is that Sherlock remains an omega.

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Would it be alright if I could try to have my own rp with this prompt?
Also, Seconded.

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Mycroft's evil ex

It wasn't Mycroft who told Moriarty all those things about Sherlock, it was his husband/wife. They left him right before SiB, broke his heart and sold their knowledge about the Holmeses to Moriarty.

Sherlock VS Lupin

Just misread a Sherlock vs Lupin prompt, and immediately thought it meant Remus Lupin (not the theif)

So, Sherlock meets Remus Lupin, and drives himself insane trying to work out 'what the hell is wrong with this guy?' (Because Sherlock would deny what was obvious to Hermione even if he transformed in front of him)

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Well,once you eliminated the impossible...

Fluff? Please?

Is there any chance I can get some fluff of Mary/John's daughter (whatever age) being woken up by Sherlock banging on the front door. She then watches from the doorway as John tidies up Sherlock's wounds from a nasty case. Please and thank you.

Awww! I don't usually second these sort of prompts, but there's something really appealing about this one.

we interrupt your regularly scheduled programming

Those people like Moriarty, the ones Mycroft-and-friends know about and watch over--one of those people has discovered they're under surveillance. They're not pleased, and they're out for a little camera aided, privacy-invading revenge.

Sherlock is captured, put on camera, and broadcast on televisions across London. He's tortured, psychologically, physically, or in some other way, although anon would prefer no non-con. I'd like to see the reactions of John and others watching him, trying to figure out where he's being held, etc.

Bonus for deductions as a defense mechanism.

Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Magical Girl

A teenage Watson discovers one day that she's a Magical Girl. She teams up with fellow Magical Girl Sherlock Holmes, who no one trusts because... well... she's Sherlock. Moriarty is the popular one that everyone loves and is sugary sweet, but is either secretly plotting to take over the bad guys for her own purposes or has already done so.

Sherlock is a Dark Magical Girl with low-powered magic who depends on intricate spell weaving over raw power. John is a combat healer who fights with high-powered blasts (maybe magical guns?) and can take a hit. Moriarty is full of bubblegum and rainbows, is adorabley clumsy but ultimately somewhat useful in combat, at least under her goody-two-shoes persona. When she abadons that and fights for real, she is terrifying.

I just REALLY want to see John and Sherlock in a Magical Girl story. This idea is wonderfully cracktastic, but I think this could be seriously amazing. You can make them girls or keep them as boys, it's more the attitude and magic that I'm after. You can make up a verse or make it a crossover with an existing verse. I'd suggest Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (completely badass), but you could also do Puella Magi Madoka Magika (dark as hell), or Sailor Moon (classic). Or any other series, really.

Bonus points!
-John/ Sherlock, any gender combo
-Crossover with Nanoha. Seriously, it fits like a glove. Magical Girls are part of the military and get sent out on active duty as young as 9, so John can go off and get injured in a war before coming home to meet Sherlock as a teenager, which is of course the mandatory age range for a Magical Girl story. Magical Girls also make up the police force, so Gregson and Donovan can join in the fun (Anderson would be the only one without magic, obviously. Or he'd be the only one with magic and suck at it). There are casters of both genders if you wanna keep them boys. They also have a whole category for dangerously powerful artifacts written into the plot (Lost Logia), so they'll have something to investigate. Sherlock would also be amazing at magic: the main character, at 9 years old, practices controlling multiple spells at once by doing her math homework two problems at a time in her head. She's the most overall powerful Magical Girl in the series. Sherlock would RULE.
-If you do one with Madoka, I just wanna see Sherlock and Kyuubey having a conversation. There are so many ways THAT could go.
-If you do a Sailor Moon crossover, have Sherlock be annoyed with all the useless knowledge about astrophysics that he starts to pick up with all the planet-themed nonsense. And ranting at the bad guys about how easily they COULD have won if they were smarter than rocks.

John and Sherlock already exist in a Magical Girl verse, and are only discovering this now.

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Oh my god, this would be amazing. I don't know enough to fill it, but i would love to read a fill.

Reprompt: Freakout at a Funeral

Can we get another Sherlock can't accept that John is dead fill?

"Mycroft, what are they doing? Why are they burying John? Who are these people? Why are they burying him? They can't! The weight of the soil will crush him! But what if he gets scared down there? He doesn't like small spaces! We've still got work to do, if they bury John we won't be able to finish it when he wakes up! Mycroft, stop them! Lestrade, not even you can be this stupid, don't let them do this! We have to solve the case! For god's sake somebody stop them! John just... just WAKE UP! JOHN!"

Anon would actually prefer that John's not really dead but everyone thinks he is, whether because some evil guy is holding him captive or he had to fake his death for whatever reason. Yeah that takes away some of the angst but I need happy endings now

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*wibbles* someone needs to give this a happy end!

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Mycroft calls Sherlock while he's on Hiatus;

"Why are you calling me? It isn't safe!"
"You need to return, Sherlock. It is of vital importance."
"I can't, you know that, it would be highly dangerous and-"
"Listen! John has received no less 7 threats (I've intercepted them before they reached him of course), been targeted by assassins twice (my men got to them, before they got to John), and has now been shot... by an highly unique weapon you're bound to recognize."
"I'll take the next flight."

Reprompt: triggers, non-con

Some crazy villain takes near everybody hostage. He rapes Sherlock, either through some sort of extortion or whatever, in front of EVERYBODY. Sherlock plays it off, oh how boring, how typical, whatever. Afterwords everyone gets out ok, John's really worried, but Sherlock really does seem fine. Until they get in a cab to go home and Sherlock calmly tells John that he wants to use again and would he be ever so good as to stop him.

Bonus if Sherlock still doesn't see what the big deal is really and claims that he just "hates sex" and always used to be high when he had to before. To which John replies, "HAD to?!"

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A creep John knows from his time in Afghanistan turns up again and pursues John, something that John doesn't enjoy at all. At last John bursts out with, "Look, I don't want to be with you, okay? I'm in love with this guy!" *points at Sherlock*

The unwanted guy leaves, and Sherlock says, "That was a pretty convincing lie there. Fooled him." "It wasn't a lie, Sherlock..."

John keeps receiving lots of ugly jumpers from Sherlock as presents, for birthday, Xmas etc. John wears them regardless.

Five Times a Jumper Was Ugly, One Time It Was Hideous 1/7

(Just a minifill--- hope this works for you regardless, op!)


"What's this, then? Do I need to call the bomb squad?" John asked, eyeing the package on the table.

Sherlock rolled his eyes, took a sip of his tea, and let his eyes flicker over the crime section of the newspaper again before he answered. "It's got your name on it, John."

"I can see that," John said from where he was standing next to the table, eyeing the paper-wrapped parcel warily. "My first question is still legitimate, though."

Sherlock huffed, snapping his paper in irritation. "I realize you're nothing like a detective, John, so I have never expected you to be an expert in handwriting analysis. However, I did think you'd be able to recognize the handwriting of someone who is a feature of your life."

"Still, considering some of the cases you get---" John stopped speaking when Sherlock huffed again, this time in more than irritation, got up from the table, and stalked away with a dramatic swirl of his red dressing gown. A moment later his bedroom door slammed.

It took John less than thirty seconds to mentally slap himself for not recognizing Sherlock's handwriting on the package, and a further fifteen to snap himself out of pondering what it meant that Sherlock had called himself 'someone who is a feature of John's life.' That was some pretty careful, specific wording. Another thirty seconds to finally open the parcel, five minutes of staring and ginger prodding, until finally, eighteen minutes after Sherlock had stormed out of the kitchen, John was holding the jumper and knocking on Sherlock's bedroom door.

Sherlock yanked it open, now impeccably dressed in a suit, mobile in hand. He glanced at the jumper in John's hands, then met his eyes again, quirking a brow.

"What's this, then?" John asked, holding out the jumper a bit.

Sherlock spoke very slowly, annunciating each syllable clear. "It's a jumper."

"I'm aware of that," said John. "Wrong question. What I mean is, why did you get me a jumper?"

"You like jumpers."

"I do," John conceded. "Still don't understand the situation."

Sherlock rolled his eyes. "I imagine you rarely do."

John looked down at the jumper. It wasn't necessarily a bad jumper, it was just. . . plain. Severely plain. Beige. No cables or embellishments. Just. . . beige. John got the feeling that, somehow, the entire jumper was beige, not just the color: the shape was beige. The cut was beige. The yarn was beige. The thread was beige. It was, in general, beige.

He glanced between the jumper and Sherlock one more time, before realizing he probably wasn't going to get a straight answer. The man was infuriating, and impossible to read. John did not understand why he found this so agreeable.

"You shot the cabbie," Sherlock said suddenly.

John looked up at him sharply. "I did, yeah. Thought we established that when it happened." Two days ago, that was.

"Lestrade texted me," Sherlock announced, apropos of nothing. "Murder in Chiswick. If we catch a cab now we should be able to get there before the rush hour begins---" he brushed past John, texting furiously.

John didn't move for a moment. Sherlock had. . . bought him a jumper. As a present. For murdering someone.

No, strike that. Sherlock had bought John a thank-you present for saving his life.

"One minute!" John shouted over his shoulder. He stepped into Sherlock's room quickly, locked the door behind himself, pulled the jumper he was wearing over his head and pulled the new one on. At the last second he remembered to pull the tags off, then he ran down the hallway (tossing his other jumper on the settee as he passed) and barely managed to make it outside in time to get in the same cab as Sherlock, before the mad berk faffed off without him again.

Sherlock didn't say anything about John's jumper. But John thought he saw the slightest quirk to his mouth, the slightest gleam to his eye, after they were seated in the cab and Sherlock caught sight of it. John may not have known the man for very long, but he was pretty sure he could tell when Sherlock was pleased.

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