Sherlock BBC Prompting Meme

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Prompting Part XXXIV
Giggles at the Palace
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Useful resources for Sherlock and LiveJournal.
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Series 3 Spoiler Policy

John is alerted to the fact that the contents of his blog have become fodder for rule 34.

Tragically, the contents of Sherlock's blog have not become fodder for rule 34. If he wants anyone to write Perique Ash/Criollo Ash porn, he'll have to do it himself.


Haha, excellent!

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Reprompt. Sherlock/pseudo-de-aged!John

Original posting of prompt here. (

After a couple of months with few paying cases, Sherlock and John are financially tapped out, and now thugs are after John for gambling debts and/or after Sherlock for old drug debts. Desperate times call for desperate measures. When Sherlock stumbles across a case involving a group of men preying on teen-aged boys, he has a brilliant idea. John's small and, in spite of the greying hair, quite boyish looking. Sherlock realises that using his own make-up and costuming skills--and the judicious application of a razor to unnecessary body hair--he'd have no trouble making it possible for John to pass as a young teen. With Sherlock posing as a pederast, and using John as bait, our boys set out to infiltrate the sex ring. Things get really interesting when Sherlock realises he's horribly attracted to boy!John, and John realises he really likes the risk, danger, and massive amounts of sex involved in the enterprise. Being a fetish object for an increasingly lust-addled Sherlock is just icing on the cake.

tl;dr version of prompt. In pursuit of justice, using costumes, make-up, and a bit of shaving, Sherlock creates teen-aged!John and whores him out.

Re: Reprompt. Sherlock/pseudo-de-aged!John

I second this- this is one of those things I'd love to write if I thought I could do it justice. Love the prompt!


Teenlock John and Sherlock smoking and getting high in their dorm room. Cue lots of giggling and then sex happens (somehow) preferably top!john if it gets to that


A.N. this turned out longer than it was meant to be. So off they go to get the weed. Cue hot nerdy/hipster Sherlock when there isn't really need for one.

Sunday morning, seven o’clock, finds Sherlock out of bed and dressed. Sherlock in a ratty wool - cardigan? - that hangs around his thighs, a tight shirt, tight pants, teased hair and thick-rimmed glasses shakes John awake less than five minutes later.
“John. John, its Sunday.”
John sighs, eyes still tight, rebelliously shut, “I know. Let me sleep.”
There’s a pause.
And then the entire weight of Sherlock’s body slams into John’s sleepy form.
“Fuck off,” says John, shout lost in the slam of air leaving his lungs. He fights his way out from under the press of Sherlock’s body through the covers, and once out, pins Sherlock to the bed, squirming wrists trapped under his palms. Its only then that he gets a good look at him.
“What the hell are you wearing?”
Sherlock peers down at himself like he isn’t quite sure.
“It’s from Barry Sherwood’s drawers. Thought I’d try it,” he squirms his nose in an attempt to get the glasses, which have been slightly jolted in the fall, back in a comfortable position on his nose.
John relaxes his hold on the pale wrists a little and leans down to nudge the frames back in place with his own nose, and then press a kiss to Sherlock’s lips.
“You look fit in everything you ever wear and its unfair.”
Sherlock makes a face, “Yes, yes, you poor, ugly thing. Go brush your teeth.”
John breathes out long and slow all over Sherlock’s face in retaliation. “I’ll have you know, that Alice Taylor thinks I’m fit. I bet she would kiss me if I had morning breath.”
“No, she would give you a blowjob, but that’s it. Now go brush your teeth, we’re out of weed.”
John slumps a little, but rolls out of bed and meanders to the far side of the dorm to grab his toothbrush. He roots around for a moment, just in a pair of low slung sweats, dark grey against the tan of his skin. “You’ve got to stop using my toothpaste, where did you put it?”
“Under your French folder,” Sherlock calls over his shoulder, searching through the mess of clothes and books across the floor and in the pile of stuff that props open the lazy creak of John’s cupboard door. He lingers appreciatively, eyes flicking over the roll of muscles as John picks up a few stray shirts and tosses them over his chair.
When John gets back, mouth minted, there is a pile of clothes on his bed. Sherlock is counting out money and shoving it in the pocket of his tight grey jeans. John throws on the pair of slightly looser jeans, the white T-shirt, and the loose army jacket. He tugs at the hem a little, “This smells heavily of cologne.”
Sherlock glances up, and throws John’s wallet at its owner’s chest.
“Come on.”
He tugs open the door and steps through. John follows.
“We both look really gay.”
“Well that’s handy as we are both very gay.”
A few boys lounge on couches in the hallway, half asleep, hair stuck up by hungover nights. “And, as it happens, so is our dealer.”
Sherlock holds open the front door for John and follows him out, “And I’m nearly out of pocket money.”
“Yes. You wouldn’t be opposed to some light making out in front of a strange man, would you, John?”
“Isn’t that a bit like whoring?” questions John. They duck their heads as they pass by their housemaster’s extension, under the open window.
Sherlock makes a non-committal noise, and John shrugs.

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Bascially like Freaky Friday. Sherlock and Mary have a tempestuous relationship, with lots of jealousy over who John loves best. One day they have a massive fight. Next day they wake up in the other's body. They have to navigate the day in the other's shoes.

Any pairings fine. If you want to go for the angsty angle maybe Sherlock is unrequitedly in love with John, and this helps him work through his feelings.

Re: Bodyswap

Absolutely seconded! I love bodyswap fics!

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There's a few Monsterlock fics out there where Sherlock is monster under the bed and John is the sweet kid who befriends him. I'd like to see those roles reversed please.

Re: Monsterlock

I'm on this. You don't mind if John is a demon type of monster do you?

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Anterograde amnesia: the loss of the ability to create new memories. According to Wikipedia (yes, I know, not a reliable source) this leads to a partial or complete inability to recall the recent past, while long-term memories from before the event remain intact. It has several causes, including traumatic brain injury, certain types of drugs known to have powerful amnesic effects, shock, and emotional disorder.

So, I want one of the series' characters to suffer from this. Maybe John, who couldn't cope with watching his best friend commit suicide, maybe Sherlock somehow gets it via an accident/while chasing criminals/Reichenbach. Just make it hurt.

Bonus: if doing Sherlock or John, say they were in a relationship before one of them suffered this type of amnesia. Does the relationship continue after? How? Through diaries? Especially if this relationship is still rather new, what would it be like not to remember your firsts with your partner?

Yes, I know, extremely angsty prompt.


The room was spare, as John's bedroom at 221b had been. A single narrow bed, a desk, a couple of chairs. A small refrigerator, an electric kettle on the sideboard. A laptop computer, but no television. A small stereo and a stack of CDs. A dozen or so books, mostly illustrated. A stack of worn magazines.

(“Cerebral accident,” Mycroft had said. “Intracranial bleeding, subsequent to head trauma.”

(“What trauma?” Sherlock demanded. “What happened to him?”

(And Mycroft had spoken bluntly. “It happened on the way back from your grave. But the original injury was when he was struck by a bicycle.”)

There were a few pictures. One wall was empty, and directly on the wallpaper was scrawled, large and prominent, in John's own hand:

You had a head injury.
You have memory issues.
Staying here until they clear up.
Mycroft is your host.
Be POLITE to him.

John was seated at the table, chuckling at something in a magazine, with his back to the door. He wasn't aware of Sherlock's presence, until Sherlock murmured his name.

He started violently, rising and turning to the door in a single move. His chair clattered to the floor. “What the hell – ” he began, and then, quickly, even before he'd seen who was there, “ – Sorry. Sorry. You startled me, you sounded like someone I – ” His eyes met Sherlock's face.

He froze.

“John,” Sherlock said again.

“N-no.” John squeezed his eyes shut, then opened them. “No. No. This isn't – ” He glanced back and forth rapidly, over and over, between Sherlock's face and the inscription on the wall. “Oh, god. Don't. You – you died. Don't be here, you're not here, I'm, you're a lie, you're not – ”

He closed his eyes again, took a shaking breath. “Right.” When he opened them again, he didn't look at Sherlock. He turned away, hurrying towards the ensuite bathroom.

He picked up the glass tumbler from the sink and methodically smashed it on the floor. With care, he selected the largest shard from the scatter of broken glass. As Sherlock watched in horror, he raised it to his wrist.

“John – no!” Sherlock lunged forward, seized John's hands. He felt the glass slice into his fingers as he wrenched the shard away. He dropped it into the sink. “Don't, John, you don't have to do that – ”

“I do.” John's voice was unnaturally calm. “I've got a brain injury, you see, and now I've gone mad. You're here, but you're dead. I'm crazy, and I can't live that way. It's all right. Just let me.” He bent to pick up another fragment of glass.

“I'm not.” Sherlock held John's hands in his own bleeding ones. “I didn't die, John, I faked it. I lied. Perhaps you'll forgive me, or not. But it's true. I didn't die. I'm here and I'm alive.”

“But … how?” John demanded. “How? You … faked it? I just came from your grave, just a little while ago, and your hair's all grey – ”

“I'll tell you.” He led John to sit at the desk, took another chair himself. Quickly he explained about the gunmen, about Moriarty's threats, about the rubber ball in his armpit so no pulse could be felt. “It was a lie. I'm sorry.”

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Past Abuse, JohnLock hurt/comfort

TW: Abuse, probable underage depending on the filler

John doesn't think much about his childhood, but who does? And when he does, he figures it was pretty normal.

When he and Sherlock start a relationship, though, even though Sherlock doesn't much understand a lot of social norms, he can tell something's wrong. Maybe it's the scars on John's body that John can't explain. Maybe it's the way he seems weirdly skittish about actually having sex, even though he never refuses. (Please do not have Sherlock going ahead with having sex despite John's nervous/unenthusiastic body language.) It's a mystery, and besides that, someone hurt John. Sherlock intends to find out.

Angst, hurt/comfort, Sherlock poking his nose into John's past, and going slow and careful with their relationship, please!


- John hardly remembers anything from before he turned 18, but thinks this is normal

- Sarah was always confused about why John never made a move when they were together, despite the times when he stayed over

- A story behind why he keeps insisting he's not gay, even though Sherlock can easily tell that John's attracted to men

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Seconding. I read something about this, where people who suffered abuse/traumatic events didn't remember it, or 'disassociated' from themselves.

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Sherlock/Marvel cross over: Sherlock has the powers of the Scarlet witch

Not sure if this has been done before.

The reason why Mycroft spies on his brother so much, why Sherlock is easily bored, and why Jim is so interested in Sherlock? Its because he has the power to warp realities and use hex magic.

Pairings don't matter nor the rating as long as it shows how London deals with a consulting detective with this much power. Maybe John is the trigger for Sherlock's control? Or something.

Sherlock and co. all having mutant powers.

Secretary crossover

With Mycroft as Mr Grey and John (or Lestrade, but my first choice is John) as Lee Holloway

Past Lestrade/John, Lestrade/Mycroft, John/Sherlock, Slight AU

John and Lestrade knew each other before they met the Holmes brothers.

They both used to work in the same strip club to pay for expenses not covered by their scholarships.

They were even lovers for a while, before deciding they worked better as friends.

Now the two friends are helping each other to snag the Holmes Brother of their dreams.

Which may take a while, because for all their intellect, the Holmes boys are notoriously thick when it comes to matters of the heart.

Fill (quick and sort of cracky): Catching Holmes Brothers 1/3

“John Watson? It is! John Watson, as I live and breathe, how’ve you been, mate?” Lestrade had stopped rather abruptly in his description of the latest serial suicide when he spotted Sherlock’s companion.

“Greg?” John replied, sounding equally surprised and pleased. He limped over to Lestrade and they exchanged a brief, friendly kiss. Sherlock stared at them in shock.

“I’ve been, well,” John gestured to his cane. “I’ve seen better days.”

Lestrade snorted. “I can’t imagine a little thing like being shot would slow you down too much. I can’t believe it’s you, what are the odds?”

“Look at you though,” John said, sounding rather proud. “Detective Inspector Lestrade. Congratulations mate.”

“Oh, no,” Lestrade said modestly. “I’ve been sitting at home giving out parking tickets while you’ve been overseas getting shot at for Queen and Country.”

“I take it you two know each other, then?” Sherlock said, still sounding slightly dazed.

“Yeah, we worked together while we were going through university,” Lestrade explained. “But we lost contact after John went in the army.”

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to-” John said awkwardly.

“No, it’s fine,” Lestrade. “We just drifted apart. It happens. And here we are again.”

“And you... dated?” Sherlock confirmed.

John grinned fondly at Lestrade. “Yeah, for a time. Decided we were better off as friends.”

“The sex was phenomenal though,” Lestrade said, enjoying the way Sherlock’s features froze. John laughed and punched Lestrade on the arm.


Lestrade and John met up for a beer a few nights after the serial suicide case.

“So what’s going on with you now?” John asked. “Sherlock said you’re married?”

“Mm,” Lestrade said. “Not so much. Getting a divorce soon.”

“That’s a shame,” John said sympathetically.

“And you? Anyone special in your life?”

“Nah,” John said. “Never felt right dating someone while I was in the army.”

“Ah well, you’re out now,” Lestrade said. “We’ll have to go on the pull together one day.”


Between beer, coffee, sandwiches and tea, John and Lestrade managed to see quite a bit of each other outside of work. Both were surprised and delighted to find that the spark that had made them such good friends in their youth was still there, and they easily fell back into each other’s lives.

“Do you ever look at Sherlock and feel the urge to just push him against the wall and kiss him until he shuts up?” John said after a long day cooped up with Sherlock. Lestrade laughed.

“No, I can honestly say I’ve never had that urge,” Lestrade said.

“Just me then, thought as much.”


During the next case Lestrade had to call Sherlock in for, he kept a close eye on Sherlock and John’s interactions, pleased for his friend when he saw the way Sherlock lit up in response to John’s praise, and stood closely to him, touching him freely, if quite innocently. Lestrade decided to see if he could direct the detective’s thoughts somewhere a little more lascivious.

“They’re a bit different from the ones we used to wear, eh?” Lestrade said, gesturing to one of the police constable’s uniform. John chuckled.

“I’ll bet,” John said. “They certainly look sturdier.”

“You two were never in the police service together,” Sherlock said, frowning, upset as he always was when presented with new information that disagreed with his previous findings.

“No,” Lestrade said casually. “We used to work in a strip club. It’s where we met.”

Sherlock stiffened, glancing frantically between Lestrade and John, clearly struggling to process this new information.

“We’d do themed shows,” Lestrade added helpfully. “Police, fireman, navy, that sort of thing.”

“Mm, bit of a surprise the first time I wore my uniform and discovered it took more than five seconds to get out of,” John said. “I’d never appreciated velcro more.”

“Still, I don’t miss finding glitter everywhere,” Lestrade said.

“And that oil could be a bitch to get out of underwear,” John said.

Sherlock continued to stare blankly at John, mouth slightly open, as John and Lestrade turned back to discussing the case.


Sherlock/Lestrade undercover as a married couple

Apologies, because I know there's a prompt for this back in part... 10 to 25? but I can't find the thread again. If anyone does, I'll be glad for a link. I'm about certain it still hasn't been filled.

Anyway, what's on the tin. Fandom has plenty of fics where John and Sherlock have to get married/play a married couple for a case, and discover their true feelings in the process. Can I have the same with our lovely DI and Sherlock, please?

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Full prompt: Sherlock/Lestrade undercover as a married couple

Can I link it to AO3? I don't even know. I'm so new at this. Ohz wellz.
Anyway, not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for but I tried. :)

Sherlock/Dollhouse, non-con

After defeating & capturing Sherlock, Moriarty has him placed in his own personal dollhouse (b/c Moriarty would be all over that kind of technology). Moriarty then plays with his doll. I'd live to see Moriarty create mulitple sceneros but will take what I can get.

Pretend marriage for Sherlock and Molly - Johnlock

We see fics all the time where John and Sherlock have to pretend to be a married couple for a case. I'd love to see a fic where Sherlock has to pretend to be in a hetero marriage for a case, and drafts poor Molly to play the wife. Sherlock thinks he's acting exactly like a typical, hetero, suburban husband, but he's absolute pants at it. John has to step in and advise from the wings, and this interaction causes John to realise his feelings for Sherlock in the process.

Bonus: Plenty of steamy Johnlock smut at the end.

Please, no Sherlolly. I'd love to see the relationship between Sherlock and Molly become more equal in the process, with Molly calling Sherlock on some of his usual bullshit. I'm wide open to Lestrade/Molly, though!

RTYIs always welcome. :)

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+1 would love to see this written!

Sherlock/Evidence (Asimov)

Some time ago I re-read the short story collection I, robot and came to an abrupt stop after reading Evidence. Ever since then I can't get this crossover out of my head. John as Stephen Byerley, Sherlock as Dr. Susan Calvin. Maybe Greg as Alfred Lanning.

Re: Sherlock/Evidence (Asimov)

We need more classic sci-fi AUs!

Medical play

Sherlock consults Dr Watson about preventing his regular and uncontrollable erections.
Dr Watson prescribes a severe chastity device to prevent him reaching hardness and regular prostate milking to drain him of excess fluids. Sherlock has to report every time he feels arousal so Dr Watson can administer treatment.

Prolonged orgasm denial and humiliation play as Dr Watson chasises Sherlock for his lack of control, all the while edging him mercilessly, often milking his prostate to the point of pain.

Bonus for dubious 'cures' like sounding, cock-plugs or ball-stretchers; cock & ball torture couched in med-fet reasoning.

Double bonus if Sherlock is denied orgasm entirely. Often for months at a time. He achingly yearns for release, but loves the thrill of never knowing when he's going to be allowed it.

Re: Medical play

Um, God yes. -squirms- My internet for a fill.

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