Sherlock BBC Prompting Meme

"we get all sorts around here."

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Prompting Part XXXIV
Giggles at the Palace
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  • Multiple fills are encouraged, and all kinds of fills are accepted! Fic, art, vids, cosplay, interpretive dance — whatever. Go wild! :D

  • Don’t reprompt until TWO parts after the last posting of the prompt.

  • RPF (real person fic, i.e. fic involving the actors themselves) is not supported at this meme.

  • Concrit is welcome, but kinkshaming, hijacking, and flaming are not tolerated.

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Moriaty/John, daddy kink, dubcon

For some reason I really like when Moriaty is doing things to John, and calls himself 'daddy'. "Oh no, Jonny-boy, Daddy doesn't like that" sort of thing.

it isn't neccesarily an age-play relationship, John doesn't think of Jim as his daddy (well, at least at the start. Jim kidnaps John a lot)

I don't really have much more than that. Sex is awesome, but not essential, just the whole dominance and eroticism thing, I think.

do not want anything too dark, so no torture, although punishment is fine.

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Where you reading my mind, Anon? Cause I woke up with this idea in my head too.


Paying attention

{established relationship} okay so let's say Sherlock and John are sitting at the kitchen table, Sherlock engrossed in his microscope, and John is borderline politely trying to get Sherlock's attention. Nothing seems to be working, not even throwing bits of food at him, so John 'accidentally' drops something under the table. While under there, John tries to see if some sexytimes will knock Sherlock out of his musings.

Cue Sherlock trying as hard as he can to focus on what's under his microscope rather than what John's doing to him under the table.

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John is injured, but refuses to go to the hospital unless he sees Sherlock first

I had a Sherlock-y dream a while back. Can't remember much about it except for this particular scene:

John is all beaten and bruised and bleeding--he's in generally good spirits, but obviously needs medical attention. Lestrade says he'll drive him to the hospital, but John refuses and tells Lestrade, "No. Take me to Sherlock." Against his better judgment, Lestrade agrees. He takes John to a crime scene where Sherlock is yelling at/berating people as usual, but stops dead in his tracks as soon as John steps out of the car. He just stares wide-eyed, mutters John's name in shock, then bolts over to him.

So, lovely authors, how did our dear John get into this situation? What happens in the aftermath of whatever incident occurred? Go wherever you want with this! You can even modify the scene to fit the story, as long as the general idea is still there. Make it angsty, fluffy, whatever you like. :D

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Sex Addiction/Satyrism/Hypersexuality

While Sherlock was in the depths of his drug addiction, he was also sex addicted*. Whether he received treatment for that or not, he's since had more or less the same response to it as his drug addictions. Maybe he thinks of them as essentially linked, or maybe he finds it's just easiest to deal with them the same way, but cutting them out entirely. To him, Irene Adler presenting herself to him naked was a bit like asking him if he wanted a hit.

Since the emotional side of things was tedious anyway, he cut that out, too — but now he actually wants a relationship, and even if it is monogamous he's not completely sure he can handle the sexual aspects of it, but he really wants to try.

OP prefers John as his potential partner, but will go for anyone, really.

*Please feel free to veer away from this as an addiction, if you'd prefer to treat it as a compulsive or impulsive behavior. The point is that he found it very difficult to resist, and although he enjoyed the sex, he didn't like it.

Sherlock+Video games

Somehow, due to an experiment, case, or whatever, Sherlock ends up bringing home all of the current console systems that are available to this date (PS3/Xbox360/Wii or Wii u/PSP or Vita or 3DS so no PS4/Xbox one.)

Cue him and John learning (but protesting like 'games are for kids lul') and eventually turning into game addicts after a few games.

John isn't into Call of Duty or any of the major shooters like people assume but something unexpected like Puyo Puyo (a Japanese puzzle game) FIFA, Little Big Planet or Pokemon. Anything its up to the writer.

Sherlock is highly competitive and actually deduces/screams at players online. He's pretty good at everything, which surprises people, but knows how to cheat/hack/use framerates/tiers like a pro when things don't go his way.

John decides to take a break once the high has worn down to go back to society (but occasionally brings a 3DS/Vita to work on breaks) and is frustrated when he comes back to the flat to see that Sherlock has somehow managed to get his brother and the DI into the same addiction with Mario Party.

Pairings don't matter. It could be Johnlock or whatever as long as it has Sherlock and company turned into hardcore gamers.

Bonus: Sherlock makes fun of 'casual players' because he stayed up and won a tournament online by not sleeping 24 hours.

Bonus: If Mycroft uses Peach in Mario Party and he's winning despite knowing his brother is cheating.

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Jesus I'm just imagining Sherlock breeding pokemon for perfect IV's and trying to catch Shinies and the whole EV training thing. (Not hijacking just musing.)

Seconding without a doubt.

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Phantom of the Opera Crossover

I've seen a bunch of fics where Sherlock is the Phantom and John is Christine, so as a twist, how about Moriarty as Phantom and Sherlock as Raoul?

Jim has been attracted to John ever since John was the first person not to run away from him (it doesn't necessarily have to be looks, could be personality or the whole criminal empire thing) but John doesn't necessarily feel the same. Things get worse when Sherlock Holmes shows up--sexy, brilliant, rich, and dragging John off on adventures that make him feel more alive than ever. So who does John choose?

Preferably not opera-based. I was thinking Jim could've been the one to help put John through medical school or taught him to shoot or something, and Mycroft needed a doctor/agent/bodyguard whatever, which is how Sherlock comes into the picture.

-John knows about Jim's criminal empire, but turns a blind eye because Jim has done so much for him. (Like Christine and the whole Phantom killing people thing)
-Bonus for the rooftop scene (All I Ask of You) between John/Sherlock with Jim watching
-Bonus for Love Never Dies sequel (The sequel to Phantom, it's on Wikipedia)

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I need this more than I need air. Seconding this SO HARD.


In an AU where Sherlock and John met under different circumstances, they end up in this love/hate relationship where they just snipe at each other and insult each other etc, but they both get off on it. Maybe Sherlock has a military kink and just wants to be dominated by someone, and John just wants to shut Sherlock up.

The Yard watches on in amusement.

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Moriarty/Sherlock - Tickle torture

Moriarty has captured Sherlock, and he has the detective conveniently tied up to prevent escape. Naturally he can't help but play around with his captive and in the process discovers something very interesting indeed.

Who knew that Sherlock had such a cute sort of weakness? Of course Moriarty takes advantage!

Gen or Mycroft/Any, Park Wait

Mycroft is waiting for someone in a park after a rain storm, there are people taking advantage of the sunlight to walk their dogs, children running around and people just out for a walk.

By the time the person he's waiting for has arrived, he's soaking wet.

Why, because he's far too dignified to yell at the kids jumping in puddles right next to where he's standing.

Yes, He's just maintaining his dignity, no nostalgia here, even if it is remarkably similar to the time he and Sherlock as children, spent a week in bed after Sherlock's carefree puddle-jumping with a cold.

Before obligation became everything.

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Reprompt: Mrs Hudson & Mummy, intense rivalry

Mummy is a lovely no nonsense type of country woman. She knows exactly how to deal with her boys. She also bakes (cue turning up at Mycroft's office with home made cakes for everyone and at a crime scene for all Sherlock's Scotland Yard buddies - she's very fond of Anderson much to Sherlock's annoyance). Everyone is completely in love with her.

Except Mrs Hudson.

Mummy, Mrs Hudson - intense rivalry. I want them trying to outdo each other with baked goods, knitwear... the lot.

For extra specialness, Mummy/Mrs Hudson.

(If you'd like pairings, you can put Mycroft & Lestrade together for cringe-worthy mummy appraisal scenes but I want the focus to be the Mrs Hudson & Mummy rivalry/potential romance)

Reprompt: Cooking with Style (Mycroft/Lestrade, PWP)

Mycroft + Greg, cooking together naked and fucking.

Bonus for creative and unhygienic use of cooking utensils.

Sherlock/Charlotte's Web Cross-over

I've had this idea for a while now and because I don't have time to write it myself, I thought I'd let someone else have a try. This can be serious or Crack, it's up to you.

There was a reason why Sherlock looked surprised and perhaps a little nostalgic when John started complimenting his deductions. Not only for their rare occurrence but they reminded him of a very dear childhood friend.
A little spider that thought Sherlock was brilliant when the rest of the work thought him as a 'freak'. Who would constantly cheer him up with her silky web, spelling out words like 'Fantastic'...

Sherlock/Merlin Crossover

Sherlock and John in Merlin!verse. John can be crown prince/reigning king, and Sherlock can be his lover/consulting wizard. Or the other way around works as well.

Either they meet Arthur/Merlin, or they take the roles of Arthur and Merlin and John is the once and future king.

Sherlock was a merchild who was caught and taken to an aquarium, and soon, the rest of his shoal showed up, including Mycroft, who's the leader of the shoal.

Sherlock's being really badly bullied, so Mycroft makes a deal with Moriarty. Moriarty gets them out of the tank, and since they're so smart and it's always useful to have people who owe him favors, doesn't make them trade anything in return.

Life goes along.

After Great Game, Sherlock gets in trouble with Moriarty - Moriarty's annoyed that Sherlock pointed a gun at him and was solving all his crimes, so he forces Sherlock's tail back and dumps him back at the aquarium.

Whatever happens next is the author's choice, really. Does John find out on his own, or does he go with friends, or does he need Mycroft to tell him? How well is Sherlock being treated in the aquarium?

Bonus points:

Every merperson has a mate that they find by matching songs. Sherlock does not have one, and he sings in human ranges. As an intense Johnlock shipper, obviously I would like his mate to be John.

This is beautiful. I have to write this (Johnlock and all) when I have time!

Pregnancy kink: Alpha/Beta/Omega dynamics, Sherlock/John/Molly

Omega!John and beta!Molly are both pregnant at the same time with Sherlock's children.

(Or the roles can be changed around, I'm flexible. Just so there's lots and lots of creative pregnant sex.)

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TW: abuse

Sherlock has his reasons when he’s reluctant to accept cases suggested by Mycroft, however interesting they might be. If Mycroft’s high rank position is somehow compromised by his actions, the consequences will be unpleasant. After his almost fiasco with Irene Adler and the canceled “flight of the dead”, Sherlock knows what awaits him. Physical punishment, as always when he fails his family. He doesn’t want John to learn about it, it’s too humiliating.

Mycroft’s cases are always an intriguing challenge, and a well-paid one besides. But there’s a reason Sherlock is so reluctant to take Mycroft’s persistent offers, a reason why he makes up unconvincing excuses. The stuff I’ve got on is just too big, I can’t spare the time. Or, I don’t do anonymous clients. I’m used to mystery at one end of my cases. Both ends is too much work. The thing is, if he fails, there will be consequences other than not getting his pay cheque. Family reputation is at stake, and unfortunately, Sherlock knows all too well what it means, disappointing his family. He’d rather avoid it.

And yet, sometimes—often, in fact—he falls for a good mystery, and then regrets it a lot, just like he does now. This time, he failed spectacularly. Yes, he managed to smother his mistake in the end, but Mycroft’s position had been put at risk: a security leak caused by his little brother, what a shame. The contents of Irene’s phone will make up for any inconvenience Sherlock may have caused him. But doesn’t mean that Sherlock’s recklessness is forgiven.

Now Mycroft is sitting in the chair opposite him, long fingers toying with the handle of his favourite umbrella. “John could come too.”

“No,” Sherlock bursts out fiercely. Mycroft’s lips slightly twitch at his miscalculation: in Sherlock’s side vision, John frowns. Oh. He must be offended that Sherlock so obviously doesn’t want him near his family house while Mycroft invites them both.

“Boring family matters,” Sherlock explains, more angry with himself than with Mycroft. “John would be bored.”

“Oh yes, perhaps,” Mycroft agrees suavely. “Next time then.”

Uncomfortable silence again. John is fidgeting on the sofa, feeling unwelcome in his own living room. “Tea?” he suggests at last, and hastily retreats to the kitchen.

You don’t have to do this, Sherlock tells himself. They can’t make you now; you have a choice. His palms clench into fists in his lap, and he’s glad that John’s too busy in the kitchen to see it. Mycroft does, but Mycroft knows what he’s thinking anyway—and raises his eyebrows at him: So intransigent, are we? If you think yourself a grown-up, little brother, shouldn’t you bear responsibility for wrong decisions taken? And of course he’s right.

“Fine,” Sherlock nods briskly. “I’m going with you. John stays.”

John shouldn’t know. Hopefully, he’s not observant enough to notice anything.

Mycroft smiles beatifically. “As you wish, brother dear.”

Gen religious

My prompt is this:

Following a case for Mycroft, all main characters are put into witness protection except Mycroft who is merely protected. After a year the threat has passed and they return to London to take up their old jobs. The lives of the dislocated characters may have changed or not but none by much except experience in other locations and any romantic partners gained, left or brought with them.
Sherlock is a different matter: unable to pursue criminal cases for fear of attracting attention, he accepts an offer from an old friend to train for the Vatican Police (Holmes is canonically Catholic). The thing about the Vatican Police is that they don't deal with "normal" crimes and all members must also be ordained priests. What happens when Father Holmes returns to London to take over a church, rectory and Vatican Police station?
Sherlock means his vows, likes his job and is good at it. He brings a team with him from Rome, including his new sidekick Sister Agnes.

How do the other characters react? How does Sherlock's new world fit together with his old one. No romance - he's a priest.

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I have no problems with the prompt, in fact I think a fill could be quite fun/interesting, but I am perplexed by the statement,'Holmes is canonically Catholic'. Because I don't believe that's true. I'm not at all saying he couldn't possibly be Catholic, and it is clear in canon that he believes in God, but can't think of even a single instance in the stories or books where is Holmes' religious affiliation is explicitly stated, or even implied (unless one assumes the only possible reason Holmes would take a case at the behest of the Pope is because he himself is Catholic, but if that were the case, I think that given the times, a Catholic Holmes would have referred to 'His Holiness' rather than to 'the Pope'.)

May I ask what in your reading of canon leads you believe Holmes is explicitly Catholic?

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I'll just leave this here...

From 'The Adventure of the Speckled Band.'

"Holmes, the Scotland Yard Jack-in-office!"

Sherlock and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

You know the kind of day I'm talking, don't you? It starts with just one tiny thing, like your toast burning when you make breakfast, and then you trip and fall in a puddle, and then the microwave at work is broken, so you have to eat your lunch cold, and then you get stuck working overtime, and when you go to brush your teeth before bed there's hardly any toothpaste, and maybe you drop your toothbrush in the toilet, etc... And it really wouldn't be so bad if it was just one or two of those things on their own, but they just keep happening again and again?

Sherlock has on of those days.

(Inspired by the children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.)

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Ohhh seconded.

On an unrelated note, my favorite fanfic of all time is a GW fic based off the same book. I'd love to read a Sherlock version. <3

Any/John, Wet Dream Deduction, slightly pervy geniuses

John Watson has wet dreams, wet dreams are a normal, if private part of life, everyone has them.

Not everyone has the two genius Holmes brothers and a consulting criminal deducing what type of wet dream you've had, who you were with in the dream and whether you ended up needing to change the sheets when you woke up before you even manage to get your first morning cup of tea.


Intonation is a subtle part of language that often goes unnoticed by fluent speakers. However, change the inflection of a word, or a sentence and you may end up with an entire different meaning. I'd like to see a fill where Sherlock stresses to master intonation and inflection. Perhaps as part of his shamming exploits, or maybe just to wheedle his way out of John. Manipulation of language should be easy for the world's only consulting detective....

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Second! God this sounds interesting.

Dumb Ways to Die

Moriarty loves the Dumb Ways to Die video.

In fact, he loves it so much, he's going to use all those dumb ways to die in a game against Sherlock.

The first victim shows up with his hair set on fire. The second was eaten by a grizzly bear. The third, poisoned by out of date medicine. And someone has their privates eaten off by piranhas. You get the idea.

Jim hopes that Sherlock solves the case before he has to push someone off a train station platform.

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I would gladly pay money to read this.

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Wholock: John is a Time Lord

John is a Time Lord on his last regeneration. Sherlock is his final companion.

Just thought it would be funny to see the genius be bowled over by a relatively intelligent alien. That is, when John goes Time Lord techno, Sherlock's brain is the one that sputters, for once.

Add this after Reichenbach if you want. Both canon verses go, but please don't make John the substitute of the Doctor. Whole different can of worms, him.

JohnCroft or Gen, John mystery

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Whatever Mycroft expectations were for the first meeting between Mummy and John, wasn't their surprised faces and simultaneous exclamations:
"Mrs Violet? You're alive!?"
"Hamish? You're alive!?

Set in the canon verse, please, with John mysterious past (or event).

Share RTYI please as well.

Gen, 5+1

Five times Sherlock lost his flatmate and one time he didn't.

"I play the violin when I'm thinking. Sometimes I don't talk for days on end. Would that bother you?"

Sherlock thinks that those are the main reasons he is losing flat mate after flat mate. Of course, with the exception of losing his flat mate after an unfortunate flat fire (one of the experiments went awry).

Please note, that I would like a fic, where Sherlock genuinely want to go along with his flat mates, but his personality/interest go in the way.


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