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How He Really Did It: The Sherlock/Moriarty Answer Was Right

Remember that possible scenario that the girl in the Empty Hearse group was mocked for? As it turns out, it was actually right.

Re: How He Really Did It: The Sherlock/Moriarty Answer Was Right

Title: Pure, Part 1 (link:

Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Rape/Non-Con

Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/Jim Moriarty

Tropes: First Time, Loss of Virginity, Virgin Sherlock

Summary: There are thirteen possible ways this could pan out. Sherlock just wishes it didn't have to be option number ten.

Johnlock, The Language of Roses

Instead of the failed waiter-gig, Sherlock leaves John hints about his return in the form of roses. I'd love for John to be amused, maybe slightly creeped out, and not understanding the full meaning of the roses. Sherlock then proceeds to profess his love through explaining the colors and their meanings.

Please, no Mary or John/Mary.

Re: Fill: 1/? Johnlock, The Language of Roses

The graveyard is dark. It’s dark enough so no one can see the grief etched in John’s features. The wind is whipping through his greying hair, encouraging him to make this quick. Get it over with. He’s always visited Sherlock on nights like these.

John kneels in front of the grave, the freshly cut grass prickling his knees. He closes his eyes briefly, and opens them again.

He notices something next to the grave. Bundled in plastic and tissue paper, is a bouquet of satin petaled roses. Not the ordinary kind of roses, either. These roses are vibrant and bright and...yellow. For God’s sake, it isn’t even spring. Why would someone bring such radiant flowers to a grave?

Sherlock would hate them. He didn’t even like the color yellow, so why the hell did someone put them there? John hates how happy they look, the way they contrast completely to the dull grey slab of the headstone.

He picks up the flowers and stands up. His limbs feel like they’re tied to bricks, but he forces himself to keep moving. He drags his feet passed the rows of stones and wrought iron fence. The flowers in his hands feel like stolen jewels, but he refuses to leave them at the graveyard.

By the time he gets to 221B it’s quieter than a ghost town, and every creak of the steps makes him wince. John glares at the bouquet of flowers in his grip. The only place they would look suitable would be in the rubbish bin. He holds them over the rubbish bin, tissue paper crinkling, before a scrap of paper flutters to the ground. John pauses to examine the piece of paper, squinting as he scans the meticulous square writing.
It reads,

"To my truest friend, you'll always be my conductor of light. -Yours"

The card crinkles in his fist, and he clenches his jaw.
Who considers Sherlock his truest friend besides himself? No one. Sherlock was his best friend, and as far as John knew, Sherlock didn't have anyone else. His stomach churned as he thought of the possibilities. Wouldn't Sherlock have mentioned him or her to him? Irene Adler was dead, and Molly Hooper had moved on. Nobody else would sign it, “Yours.”

John lets the flowers drop in the rubbish bin with a satisfying thunk. Sherlock had called him a conductor of light.

“You'll never be the most luminous of people, but as a conductor of light, you're unbeatable!”

John had supposed it was his way of saying sorry at the time.

He scrubs a hand over his face, leaning against the counter. Damn yellow roses and Sherlock Holmes. For the sake of his sanity, he’ll go on believing he was Sherlock’s only best friend.

He’ll go on pretending he hadn’t made the most important man in his life jump to his death.

A!A: This turned out to be a bit more angsty than I intended. I promise more fluff and happiness in the future. This is just a short snippet for now, I'll be doing a few different rose colors. I hope you enjoy!

John is closeted as fuck.

Because this is the only headcanon that makes sense to me anymore.

Almost from the beginning of S1, every once in a while John would pounce on Sherlock and fuck him. They never talked about it. John continued to date women and claim he wasn't gay. Sherlock was too desperately in love with John to protest.

When Sherlock came back from the dead, John picked up where they left off, without acknowledging that he was cheating on Mary, and again, Sherlock let it happen. Write me the scene where Sherlock finally says no, makes John stop and realize that yes, he is gay, and no, this arrangement is not good and not fair to anyone involved.

Re: John is closeted as fuck.

Good god, yes. Seconding.

Johnlock, domestic discipline

When Sherlock fails his drug test, John decided to resume maintenance spankings. Sherlock is somewhat dismayed.

Re: Johnlock, domestic discipline


Monster Hunting Bamf!John

John comes from a long line of monster hunters and wants out but despite his best efforts he just can't seem to make that happen. Every time he tries he ends up in an even worse situation than before. Even enlisting in the army just lead to him becoming a hunting legend in Afghanistan.
Things seemed to get better after he moved back to London, thanks to it's resident hunter, but it's hard to fight a calling.

The monsters could be anything really. Vampires, demons, ghosts, shades, a combination of them, etc.
Bonus points for:
finding a way to tie Johns wounds into it,
having Sherlock be aware of the events in Afghanistan but not knowing that John was involved, or
having Sherlock be completely unaware of the monsters

Super Mega Bonus points for John calmly handling a monster to Sherlock's amazement

Re: Monster Hunting Bamf!John

was totally thinking about the video game series Monster Hunter *facepalm*

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Son of Satan

Moriarty has always been fascinated with the occult and has spent most of his life studying/practicing it. He thinks he's ready now and has been working towards summoning the big one, the son of Satan. Imagine his surprise when he gets John.


John used to be married to the devil, key word being used. Although Satan still loves John and John has some lingering affecting for Satan, they could not reconcile on some personal differences and had a divorce. Their son, Moriarty, is not handling it well.
(+10 points if Moriarty being upset by his mother's and Sherlock's relationship is used as the reason for Moriarty's actions within the series)

Could be from either Moriarty's or John's pov.

Deal with the Devil (spoilers for season 3)

The reason Sherlock's solution to the Fall still leaves gaps (as Anderson points out at the end of TEH) is that it's all a fabricated excuse.

What actually happened is that Sherlock fell, and Sherlock died.

He was a ghost when he saw John at the cemetary. When he says to John "I heard you," and refuses to answer how he survived the Fall, it's because he didn't.

Instead he made a deal with the Devil. In order to get back to John he sold his soul for another 10 years of living, after which he's going straight to the hot place for an eternity as a demon's chew-toy. (Which explains his miraculous recovery after being shot in HLV. His time wasn't up yet so he got punted straight back into his body. it's also why he wasn't overly concerned about being sent off on a suicide mission by Mycroft.)

Go as angsty or not as you like. Maybe Sherlock sold his soul to be with John only to find John had moved on. Or maybe Sherlock worked so hard to help Mary because he knew John would need someone after Sherlock's time was up and he wanted to make sure that he left no unfinished business.

Re: Deal with the Devil (spoilers for season 3)


Translock, Mystrade

Greg and Mycroft have been dating for a while but every time Mycroft tries to start something, Greg stops him. This is because Greg is FTM trans and while he's well into his transition but he's never had the time or money to have bottom surgery, which is why he's hesitant to sleep with Mycroft. When Mycroft finds out, he makes it his personal mission to make Greg feel comfortable with his body.

Bonus points: Mycroft gives Greg oral.

Double bonus points: Riding.

Thank you for reading and have a fantastic day :3

Re: Translock, Mystrade

Second this

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Molly-centric, all the HLV spoilers

So the last few minutes of HLV made me most concerned for dear Molly. One of the other characters (idc who) shares my concern and goes to see her, to offer reassurance and comfort ("Don't worry, you're gonna get through this. You're stronger than him, and you helped Sherlock beat him once, remember?").

Wouldn't mind some Mollstrade, but pairings not necessary otherwise. Friendship fluff, comfort, and reassurance is what I'm really after here. <3

swimming lessons

Sherlock thinks knowing how to swim in theory, is just as good as knowing how to actually swim. And it isn't.

I'd like to see Sherlock finding that out the hard way (dip in the thames, maybe?) and then John teaching him how to swim.

Re: swimming lessons

Yes! This reminded me of Sheldon learning on the floor how to swim.

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Moriarty and Mycroft are siblings. Moriarty wants him back.

The Holmes brothers are not biologically related to each other. They both know this - they were adopted by the Holmes family at separate times. Jim Moriarty is Mycroft's biological brother, who was adopted by the Moriarty family long after Mycroft left with the Holmes parents.

Jim is the only one who remembers that they're actually blood relatives, and he wants what is his back. Namely, he wants Mycroft. The whole 'get Sherlock to commit suicide' thing was done from jealousy, because Sherlock gets to claim Mycroft as his brother every single day.

Jim faked his own suicide, but didn't anticipate Sherlock doing the same. This prompts him to take more drastic action. And this time, he won't stop until Mycroft accepts his true name of Moriarty.

Re: Moriarty and Mycroft are siblings. Moriarty wants him back.

Ooh, with Sherlock there trying to pull Mycroft back on the "side of the angels?"

WANT. So badly. :)

Something went wrong...

...and Sherlock (or John) wakes up, finding themselves to be genderswapped. The other person approves and since returning back to their original body is a tad time-consuming (but possible, thanks to a ridiculous flower that grows in the mountains in Bolivia or something), they'll enjoy the time that they have to explore the new body. It's all fun and games until PERIODS. Because holy fuck the thing can be painful and they had literally no idea. I'm talking 'bout aches, cramps, nausea, fever, vomiting, you have it.

tl;dr: Johnlock, other person genderswapped, having to experience periods.

Re: Something went wrong...

Yes! Every guy should experience this and sometimes I like my boys to suffer XD

John is arrested for Sherlock's (attempted) murder

So, Mary doesn't shoot Magnussen because she's afraid John will be a suspect. But she does shoot Sherlock. Considering:

1) People are far more likely to kill a loved than a stranger

2) John has a history of diagnosed PTSD

3) John has been seen physically attacking Sherlock in public (TEH)

4) Many people have seen him acting with pent up violence just that morning (Billy etc)

the police arrest John for the attempted murder of Sherlock in Magnussen's office. Sherlock can't help him, either because he's still unconscious, actually did die, or due to trauma can't recall the event (take your pick). Mary can't tell the truth without revealing what she did and losing everything. Show me what happens!

(If you want to go dark and angsty, maybe John starts to also believe he did it...)

Re: John is arrested for Sherlock's (attempted) murder

Seconded. Oh Lord. Seconded.


John is a doctor. He knows all the risks and dangers associated with drug use. He has spent years of time and effort steering Sherlock clear of them. He hates that Sherlock has a drug use history...

He realises one thing when he sees Sherlock in that drug den... Sherlock has never looked so beautiful.

Fic in which John comes to realise that Sherlock is even more gorgeous when he's high - the stubble and the unkempt hair and the unpolished appearance... That combined with his behaviour...

John comes to the conclusion that he is now biased towards a high Sherlock and realises this may be a problem in future.

Would prefer Johnlock and (although I do actually against all odds like Mary) no Mary. Take this in whichever direction you see fit - John actively giving Sherlock drugs, not being quite so thorough in his checks in the hopes Sherlock will use again or sticking to the professional doctorly response and denying himself high!Sherlock for Sherlocks sake.
If you go for either of the last two options Bonus for Sherlock deducing that John wants him to use despite his protests and the reason why...
Further bonus Steamy high!Sherlock sexcapades!!

Johnlock, Omegaverse, Stag Night

Surprise! The alcohol (especially the shots, maybe?) interferes with heat suppressants / birth control. The result = they needed to get home ASAP and don't even make it in the flat before they are fucking in the stairwell / on the stairs.

Either way is fine, but I tend to prefer Omega!Sherlock.

Angst, crack, smut (obviously), Mrs. Hudson is amused or not amused, Mary cares or doesn't care (but please don't be too mean to Mary, I don't like Mary hate) - whatever is fine. Mpreg or not - doesn't matter.

Re: Johnlock, Omegaverse, Stag Night

Strongly considering filling this prompt! I've been experiencing bad writer's block for the past three years, so I'm going to play in my sandbox of rough drafts before I make any promises. I hope something wonderful turns up out of it! Thank for the wicked idea!

D/S, bathing

Dom and sub bathing. I don't care what pairing, slash/hetero even asexual, it's all good. Nor do I care if dom bathes his sub or the other way around. I only have two conditions:

1. No age play please.
2. The focus during bathing is actual bathing, not sex. Sex can happen before or after the bathing, but not during. (Of course if it is only about the bathing itself that's great too). It should still be experienced as erotic/sensual/intimate by both parties.

Fill: "Care to Lend a Helping Hand?" - Johnlock, Injured!Sherlock, Sub!Sherlock, D/s - 1/?

"You don't have to do this, John." Sherlock's voice is hoarse and dry, his tone reflecting (much to his shame) the soft flush that danced across his cheeks.

John hummed dismissively, submerging his hand in the lightly scented water to test the temperature. "Its ready. Strip down and climb in, would you?"

Sherlock raised his hands, nimble fingers pausing momentarily on the buttons, before he continued softly, "Why did you come back?"

John rolled his eyes, patience wearing thin. "You're hurt."

"I thought I had taught you to be more observant than to simply restate the obvious." Sherlock murmured, fingers slowly pulling the buttons from their home. "You know as well as I do that that is not an answer."

A sigh, before the ex-soldier crossed his arms over his chest. "You were shot, Sherlock. Excuse me for actually caring and wanting to take care of you."

"You left." Those two words were so filled with pain that it made John pause.

After several tense moments of silence, John returned, "I'm back now."

Making his way over to Sherlock, he made quick work of the taller man's coat and scarf. Beneath, he was instantly accosted with painful reminders of those tortuous weeks spent sobbing at Sherlock's bedside, hoping and praying and crying for one more miracle, while silently coming to accept that maybe he didn't deserve one. He'd hurt Sherlock. Hurt him in a way that could not be forgiven. Sherlock had come back to find him engaged to another, to a female submissive that he knew next-to-nothing about (the proof was on Sherlock's chest... it always came back to the bullet). Stifling down these feelings, he unbuttoned Sherlock's shirt, cast it aside... and stared at the gauze on his chest.

Sherlock must've caught him staring, because he was steadfastly looking anywhere but at John. Gently, John traced a finger over the edges of the gauze covering, watching as the sensitive skin around it rippled. His chest and stomach areas were dangerously ticklish, and upon seeing this, John drew back. Hooking his fingers under the tape, he gently removed the gauze covering and tossed it into the waste basket. The stitches underneath were red, angry, sensitive. A good soak in the tub would do him wonders. Quickly ridding the taller man of his trousers and underwear, he helped him up and led him over to the tub. Hesitating only for a moment, Sherlock stepped into the tub and sat down.

"Is the water too hot?" John asked.

"No. The water is fine." He eased back, stretching out as much as the confines of the tub would allow. The sweetly scented water was soothing to his aching muscles, and he closed his eyes, letting out a long-suffering sigh.

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3-way marriage - Sex life with an asexual?

Mary 100% accepted that marrying John meant marrying Sherlock (whether there are literally two grooms at the wedding or she just knows Sherlock is part of the marriage in every way but on paper).

They live together and all seems well at first, except Sherlock is weird and apparently uncomfortable after Mary and John have sex. Sherlock, Mary correctly realizes, feels left out but he's also asexual and has zero interest in actually having sex. How does John and Mary make Sherlock feel included without Sherlock having sex?

Re: 3-way marriage - Sex life with an asexual?

How does John and Mary make Sherlock feel included without Sherlock having sex?

I don't know, but I need to find out immediately. Seconded!

Mary dies and a grief-strickened John moves back in with Sherlock. Sherlock does his best to take care of John.

After a few days it becomes apparent to John that Sherlock is not alright and probably hasn't been since he returned. Sherlock was able to play okay for his friends but it's a facade he can't maintain during the duration of living with someone (please have John discover by something other than a nightmare.

Both focus on helping the other. Neither are really equipped for the job.

oh yes, seconded so hard.

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Irene/Sherlock d/s dancing

When it all gets to be too much. Sub!Sherlock goes to Domme!Irene to dance. Domme leads of course.

Anderson becomes Billy Wiggins' John. :p

Mycroft is acting like an uptight prick, so Lestrade pulls his pants down, bends him over his desk and shoves his cock into him. The British Goverment is rendered incoherent and decidedly weak-kneed.

Mary is in her third trimester and Sherlock is freaking out over it just like he did for the wedding.

Crack! Sherlock is overly helpful with the honeymoon

Inspired by the prompt above. Sherlock is way too "helpful" to Mary and John during their sex holiday.

Hate then Love

As far as I know, there aren't enough fics out there where Sherlock and John start off hating each other (not in the "oh you annoy me" kind of way, but the "you are a horrible person and I loathe you" kind of way) but eventually fall in love.

It would be especially great if there was some big dramatic event that pulls them together.

Re: Hate then Love

There was a really good fic with them hating each other (John working at Bart's,) as well as another one with John and Sherlock meeting after Sherlock hurt himself, (with arguing and cursing and the whole nine yards.)

There's probably a few if you interested until someone writes your fill.

Sorry for the long prompt - Sherlock kills someone in self-defense, but is assumed to be Dark

So Sherlock ends up killing someone and John finds out(as do whatever other characters the filler desires). No one that finds out is okay with it, and even though they try to protect him, they don't treat him like the used to.

The only problem is it was all in self defense. Whatever the person he killed was trying to do to him is up to the filler, but he did't just kill someone to kill someone. No one else knows this, but he assumes that they do and still hate him for it.

Cue Sherlock saying something about what the person was trying to do to him or something along those lines, and the others realizing they were wrong. And, of course, some h/c from the people who just assumed that he'd gone bad.

Either Gen or S/J please!

tl;dr: When Sherlock kills someone everyone assumes that he's gone dark, but it was really self-defense.

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