Sherlock BBC Prompting Meme

"we get all sorts around here."



Lonely!Mycroft ends up with a very familiar prostitute (Holmescest?)

(Anonymous)
There was a lovely, lovely, heart-breaking prompt a while back about Mycroft being so lonely he'd hire prostitutes just to spend some time with him. I'd like to take that a step further and have it be that one time he accidentally gets Sherlock somehow. How does Sherlock react to realizing his brother is so desperate for companionship he'll pay a random stranger for it?

I'm looking more for the angst/comfort than the sex and so am fine with either a gen brotherly love fic or Holmescest if you want them to actually sleep together. It's all fine. ;)

FILL 1/? Intimacy

(Anonymous)
{hmmmm... Apparently this story gives Captcha-Mycroft the heebie-jeebies}


"Sorry to deny you the pleasure of my company, Sherlock, but I'm expecting a..." Mycroft caught a glimpse of his pocket watch, still resting on the small wooden easel on his desk, and froze. He spoke without turning back to face his brother. "Well. This rather embarrassing. Whomever you are investigating had an appointment with me. I can't tell you anything about him; I use a new person each time. This works out fairly well for you, in that I have nothing to hide, and no ...expectations.. of you, but it unfortunately also means I have no information which would be useful."

"I would prefer to be the judge of that."

"Anthea must be amused."

"Yes, when I gave her your codename they supplied me with she did look to be rather in shock. And our childhood pet? Really, Mykie?"

"You are the only other person who could possibly know it wasn't a pirate reference... or a Kirosawa film. Well, you can go home and you won't have to trouble yourself with impersonating," he looked the text confirmation, "'William' any longer. It appears we both have a rather unexpectedly free evening. The next person on his schedule probably wouldn't have any significant information about him either. This service isn't recommended for those seeking a repeat..." Mycroft stopped talking momentarily while he struggled for the appropriate terminology.

"Service provider?"

Mycroft nodded. "And his clients you visited before coming to me, had they used the same...service provider... before? Were they able to give you any relevant information? Or am I, through some bizarre twist of fate, lucky enough to be the first? "

Sherlock smiled. "Not the first, no. And, well... they told me he was exceptionally good."

"More's the pity for me, then, I suppose," Mycroft joked. "Though I suppose I should be more compassionate at the death of a man I was so nearly intimately involved with. They routinely use false names, but if you can trace the currency or the agency's payment to their employees under whatever reputable business they disguise themselves as, you might eventually hit upon something that isn't an allias."

A second smile. Mycroft was somehow unnerved by it, and examined Sherlock more closely as he began to speak. "William pays the agency, not the other way round. And then there's the payment directly from the client, but that would be in cash, of course. And... it isn't an alias. An alias would be expected. That's why I have always used my real name. Well... one of them, anyway. Paradoxically, it offers an even greater anonymity, since one would never use their real name for such activities. I'm working, but not on a case. And as for your having no useful information, you do actually harbour some facts I need to know. Other people are a considerably easier read."

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(Gen) you can't take your thought patterns with you (body swap)

(Anonymous)
so I've heard before that our memory is our brain remembering a certain pathway of firing neurones?

If this is the case and Sherlock and John body swapped, surely they wouldn't be able to think in the way they were accustomed - ie John would be able to access sherlocks mind palace because sherlocks physical brain has all the memorised pathways for it, but Sherlock in johns body can't access it (maybe he can access medical knowledge though? Or being in johns body helps him feel and understand emotion better, I don't know )

How does this affect them? Can Sherlock still deduce well enough without his palace or can John do it for him so they can still work cases?

Sort of like a 'walk in each other's shoes' fic.

And Mycroft apparently thinks they'll sort it out easy enough with 'clear sailing' !!

maybe fill or inspired by fill (body swap)

(Anonymous)
Okay...so I read your prompt and was immediately inspired to write a story...but it isn't exactly what you prompted so I'm hesitant to call it a fill. Basically; Sherlock and John do switch minds, just like you prompted...but I went slightly more extreme because not only did they not switch thought patterns, but they also didn't switch memories. So John, who is in Sherlock's body, remembers being Sherlock, and Sherlock, in John's body, remembers being John. So they don't actually know what's wrong with them at first, just that they feel off and out of sorts and a bit like they don't belong in their own bodies. Because they don't.

So, I actually wrote an entire story and, in fact, just posted it to AO3, but because I deviated in such a major detail I thought I'd actually ask you if you minded that change before I actually posted the link as a fill. But if you don't mind the changes and want to read it right away, it's under my author name Dayja at AO3. Otherwise, thanks for such an awesome prompt and I hope you get the fill you actually asked for! :)

Welcome to Night Vale Crossover

(Anonymous)
In which John is originally from Night Vale.

Re: Welcome to Night Vale Crossover

(Anonymous)
Is this why he doesn't ask questions about the body parts in his fridge other than 'why are they here'? Because, I mean, if John asks questions about the body parts in the fridge it's because they're the wrong body parts, or they're in the wrong part of the fridge...

No, Mycroft, this isn't Sparta, are you drunk?

John&Sherlock. Different first meeting AU. Gore. Trauma. Dark. Sherlock!Whump.

(Anonymous)
Sherlock investigates human organ trafficking after several mutilated bodies without some organs and blood were found in the city (or just poorly terminated human remains. Maybe the criminals didn't have enough time to get rid of everything properly before the police arrived).

Sherlock finds a very bad place where the criminals keep kidnapped people like a cattle and remove their organs when there are orders from potential buyers.

Unfortunately, Sherlock gets captured and becomes one of those prisoners. Things turn badly for him. He loses one of his kidneys and he knows it won't take long for him to be murdered while his captors will be taking him apart to take the rest of what can be sold. The scarier and the darker, the better.

John and Sherlock have never met, but somehow John and Greg know each other. Maybe they decide to have a drink for the first time after John came back from Afghanistan and, exhausted, Lestrade tells John about the case and about his disappeared consultant. As a surgeon, John can help Lestrade with some medical questions, concerning the case. John is so helpful that Greg comes up with a plan (or maybe Mycroft has something to do with that plan, too).

Yes, John is not in his best condition with his limp, but a doctor with a military training is a perfect person to infiltrate the organ trafficking ring and learn where the kidnapped people are taken to be detained before being taken apart. John happily agrees (after all, it's dangerous and he absolutely needs it, as well as being useful. And saving people in the process, plus making the baddies pay dearly, is a great thing, too, of course). They should be careful, otherwise the criminals will just kill the captives and move to another location to start anew.

John "befriends" someone who supposedly works for the ring. That person admires John's medical experience (and his readiness to kill, if necessary) and decides that he's the right person for their business. Or maybe it happens differently. I don't really care.

So, John manages to get into that horrible place. This is how he and Sherlock meet for the first time.

If John kills several criminals before the Met (or maybe Mycroft's people) break in, it would be absolutely perfect.

John takes care of hurt Sherlock, who immediately clings onto him, and maybe later visits him in the hospital, where Sherlock decides that they should live together since John is in search for a flat (and Sherlock just can't let him find it anywhere else).

GEN or pre-johnlock, please.

Re: John&Sherlock. Different first meeting AU. Gore. Trauma. Dark. Sherlock!Whump.

(Anonymous)
Omg! Please! Seconded!

john coming back from afghanistan.

(Anonymous)
Where john and sherlock knew each other and were together before john went to afghanistan and now john is coming back.

+1 if he shows up at a crime scene
+2 if sherlock doesnt know hes coming back
+3 if mycroft shows up with john (to help of course)
+4 for reactions from the yard

Thanks!!

BAMF Harry Watson

(Anonymous)
I want to see Harry as a badass character, who doesn't have a drinking problem but instead can't stay in contact with John because she's a Secret Agent/Spy/Assassin/World Class Criminal ect. (Maybe she left Clara because the life she leads is to dangerous)

+ 1 for awesome sibling relationship
+ 10 for Mycroft not knowing

Gen or Any/any, de-aging of Sherlock

(Anonymous)
Sherlock gets turned into a kid.

No one, absolutely not one single person, from Mycroft to Anderson, believes that the kid is a de-aged Sherlock (except possibly character of your choice who saw it happen, but even then no one believes their story and assumes hallucinogenic drugs were involved). Because of course de-aging is impossible.

Sherlock's new age, whether he remembers being an adult, who the other characters thing this kid is, and what they think happened to the actual Sherlock is all up to filler. Make it as serious or as angsty or as funny or as ridiculous as you care to make it.

Kingsman!Mycroft - the secret life of Mycroft Holmes

Spoilers for Kingsman if you haven't watch it yet.
Anyway, the idea is simple.
Mycroft is the or like Harry Hart. And he's looking for new recruits to become a Kingsman.

Sherlock, John and others are oblivious to Mycroft's real occupation. Sherlock of course believes he is the British government and sits on his ass all day but how wrong he is.
One case goes terribly wrong when a murderer and terrorist chased by Mycroft crosses paths with Sherlock and John. How will Mycroft explain his fighting skills and what's with the gadgets? And is that umbrella he is fighting with?

BONUS: Mycroft teaches Sherlock and John how to fight.
BONUS 2: Sherlock will never look at his brother the same way again...


I couldn't help myself. Because this movie just screams MYCROFT.

I'm surprised no one had written a similar story yet or they had and I just haven't read it yet.


Edited at 2015-04-22 08:13 pm (UTC)

Gen, SomehowImmortal!Sherlock has known Mrs. Hudson since she was a little girl

(Anonymous)
Whether Sherlock's just immortal or a vampire or whatever, it's all good. There's fics where Mrs. Hudson knows about Sherlock's longevity, but none that indicate how old Mrs. Hudson was at the time of their meeting. I'd like a closer look at a relationship where it was several decades ago and she was actually a little girl (younger than 10). Maybe reactions from other people if they find out?
Thank you!

gen, Mycroft actually leaving passive aggressive captcha notes

(Anonymous)
please someone tell me if this has been prompted, frankly I'm surprised if it hasn't but I can't find if it is. But either way, this would be great to read.

Mycroft is above passive aggressiveness, or any such petty uses of time. He is a man of utmost efficiency. Or so he likes people to think. That way, you never even think to suspect him when the time comes to strike in such an unnervingly subtle manner you won't even know why you're uneasy. It's a clever and foolproof plan.

Sherlock of course claims that the majority of people are in fact too stupid to look at their human verification tests for anything more than a quick chuckle, and this must in fact be proof that mycroft is finally having a nervous breakdown.

up to writer anon which brother is correct. And, because the nature of the prompt demands it, mycroft says "one hit wonder" take that as you will.

BBC Sherlock/RDJ Holmes selfcest, size difference kink

(Anonymous)
I've got the weirdest kink for ' them tiny people of the past' ...

The prompt:

RDJ Holmes is a 19th century man and therefore stunted in his growth.
Cue BBC Sherlock marvelling at the completely proportional yet almost doll like stature of his Victorian counterpart and then mayyyybe doing wicked things to the man in some kind of narcissistic power trip?

John inadvertently reveals how much he trusts Sherlock; John's trust is very cathartic for Sherlock.

(Anonymous)
For some reason Sherlock is forced to strangle John unconscious.

Maybe he's undercover in a criminal organization, and John gets caught coming in after him and Sherlock is ordered to kill John to prove his loyalty to the organization. That's just one possibility; whatever works is fine.

The important part is: Sherlock has to strangle John, and he doesn't have a chance to tell John what's going on. He expects John to fight hard against him, and he expects to see fear and betrayal in John's eyes. But when John sees who's strangling him, he stops struggling, and just looks calmly up at Sherlock.

Later, once they've escaped and brought down the crime ring, Sherlock is deeply unsettled by what happened, and struggles to make sense of it. He doesn't understand why John would just let himself be strangled. Meanwhile John is acting like nothing strange happened.

Finally Sherlock demands an explanation, but John seems to think it's obvious: He let Sherlock strangle him because he trusts Sherlock. And in the moment that Sherlock was strangling him he knew there would be a good reason for it; he just didn't know what that reason was yet.

This revelation blindsides Sherlock, who has always half-believed himself to be a sociopath. Or, if not truly a sociopath, certainly someone inherently Not Good, someone whom others rightfully don't trust. The kind of person the Sally Donovans of the world believe might really strangle someone - and perhaps they're right, he's never been quite sure.

And here's John, essentially saying, "I trust you to halfway kill me without telling me why; I trust you not to finish the job on my limp, helpless body; I trust you," like it's no big deal, a given, obvious.

Johnlock pre-slash, please. Preferably leading to Johnlock in the end, or hinting at soon-to-be established Johnlock.

Re: John inadvertently reveals how much he trusts Sherlock; John's trust is very cathartic for Sherl

(Anonymous)
I would love to see this prompt fulfilled, basically because I can so see this happening! Also, I love insecure!Sherlock a looottt!!

John/Sherlock. Lipstick kink.

(Anonymous)
John comes home and sees Sherlock testing different brands of lipsticks for a case. Of course, he tests them on his own lips. John becomes very turned on and Sherlock notices. He starts teasing John on purpose. But John can't stand the teasing and kisses him. Madly.

No pre-established relationship, please. If it comes to sex, please, top!John. Virgin!Sherlock would be interesting, too.

Re: John/Sherlock. Lipstick kink.

If you're interested in RTYIs there's Ravish Me by amalnahurriyeh. It's not exactly what your prompt calls for, but it's pretty close, with Sherlock testing lipsticks on himself and John being suddenly very interested.

Also, I second the heck out of this prompt. Especially with the top!John and virgin!Sherlock parts included.

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We need more Internet friend AUs

(Anonymous)
Seriously. I've only seen one of these aside from the well-known Livejournal one, and it was fantastic. I don't care who it is(But Sherlock and John would be good), which website they met on(can be unnamed) or what pairings, so long as it's internet-friends-eventually-meet-up style.

Bonus points is Mycroft is somehow involved and you can somehow use the terms "mad hatter" and "hunky dory".

Sciatica and slipped discs

(Anonymous)
How about a fic where Sherlock has a bad bout of lower back trouble? Grows steadily worse over several weeks. Tries to ignore it to finish a case, but when he wakes up one night locked in position by pain, he has no choice but to holler for John to come help him. Not slash, please. Just a study in friendship, caring, and chronic pain.

Re: Sciatica and slipped discs

(Anonymous)
Yes, please!

remember the rules

(Anonymous)
1)Pay your taxes and keep your head down. No business to do with nobles ever goes well.

2)That strange night a year and a half ago? You aren't to talk about it. Ever.

3)If your sick or hurt, but are still breathing John, who's lived up on Baker's Hill for the last 18 months, can probably heal you.

4)Son of Wat is a wise man and you can ask him just about anything, except his past. See rule 2.

5)In no way shape or form should John son of Wat be brought up, mentioned, or referenced anywhere near Duke Holmes or his family. See rules 1, 2, and 4.


Problem is, someone just broke rule 5 in front of the notoriously curious younger son of the Holmes family.

(Mycroft says: great scott.)

vamplock, sherlock enslaves john after a fight

(Anonymous)
(long prompt is long, sorry) vampires are known, and legally they are allowed to take one or two humans as thrall/slave. However, this is an ancient law, a bit of a sticking point in social justice. However, it is not often used any more, being so old fashioned. Cut to john and sherlock. Their meeting/friendship follows canon, only Sherlock is a vampire. But it's all cool, John's not anti vampire, and Sherlock is nowhere near traditional

And then they have a big row. Something happens, either stress, exhaustion, the wrong words. It culminates with john packing his clothes (he only thought to crash somewhere for a few days/a week). But the threat of john actually leaving makes Sherlock snap, and he invokes that law, claiming John as his thrall by right. He stays angry long enough to actually see the law through. Since it's ancient, it's pretty simple and only requires a quick written statement to the vampire authorities and procuring a physical proof of ownership (traditionally a collar or wristband). Due to the popularity of John's blog, and the fact that the thrall law is a social justice topic, this quickly blows up into big news. And unfortunately, it can't be undone or taken back. Sherlock regrets this almost immediately. John is horrified, because even if Sherlock gives john every freedom, he still no longer has almost any legal rights without sherlock's counter signature and he can't go out without his 'proof of ownership'.

It should turn out happy in the end, but with a lot of angsty friendship repair and trust issues and such in the middle. John would never easily forgive sherlock for stripping his rights, there was no excuse no matter how angry they got. The worst is, Sherlock knows this acutely, probably only hours after he did so. But even mycroft can't fix it, not after the media got hold of it.
-Super super bonus for a (heartbreaking as possible) scene where Mrs. Hudson isn't angry, but is very very disappointed in Sherlock. Also bonus for anderson and donovan wanting to lay into sherlock (and john for getting into the mess) only to stop themselves awkwardly because of how defeated the two both look.

Sherlock was once a comic book fan

(Anonymous)
John discovers that when Sherlock was a little boy, he was a huge fan of comic books. He had this crazy active imagination and he loved to pretend he had superpowers. Like, to the point he insisted they were real and his parents dragged him to psychologists and whatnot. They were really happy when Mycroft managed to make Sherlock give up all those fantasies - along with pretty much every shred of emotion of creativity he had, leaving the violin as he only outlet.

John is horrified and sets about trying to make it right and trying to show Sherlock it's okay to feel things and it's okay to imagine sometimes.

I do love me some Johnlock, but platonic is fine too. Also up to you whether Mycroft really is heartless now or whether he can be redeemed.

gen or light johnlock, sherlock secretly likes John's coddling

(Anonymous)
well, not exactly. But he does enjoy how John abandons his other responsibilities to take care of sherlock. Maybe it's because he's jealous of John's time, but more likely it's because no one else has ever put Sherlock first, and dropped everything when he called on them. To Sherlock, it is fascinating, incredibly touching, and gives him an exhilarating power rush. Being the genius he is, Sherlock carefully deduces how best to make it happen,and how frequently he can do it without making John suspicious

for example: maybe Sherlock actually eats and sleeps less now so that John will try to cook for him/put him to bed/harass him into taking care of himself. And maybe he sometimes gets cases from Lestrade, but busies himself with whatever preliminary work he can do so that he can text John mid shift or date, and watch him come running. Maybe he overplays his boredom strops at times when he knows it will get John to feel exasperated but sympathetic, because then John will focus on trying to ease Sherlock's boredom instead of just getting angry and storming out.

Really, anything in line with the above theme will do. If John stays ignorant, or figures it out, it doesn't matter. If he does figure it out, he can get mad, but I'd prefer he be somewhat understanding/neutral to it in the end (in real life I realize this wouldn't be the healthiest relationship, but this is fic, and I'd rather it not go too deep into the problems. Not that John can't have a stern lecture or that Sherlock shouldn't be encouraged to try a bit harder to not do those things)

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(Anonymous)
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GEN or John/Sherlock. Agoraphobia, Extreme Social Anxiety. Sherlock never leaves the flat.

(Anonymous)
They don't meet in that morgue. Instead, John finds Mrs Hudson's offer to rent a flat some other way (via a paper, or it's still Mike's idea somehow).

John doesn't see his flatmate at first at all. Sherlock only leaves his bedroom when John is out or in his own bedroom. John can hear him playing the violin, knows that sometimes Sherlock uses John's laptop instead of his own. Sometimes they can talk through the door of Sherlock's bedroom. Sometimes John sees him briefly in the kitchen or living room before Sherlock goes back to his bedroom. They are intrigued by each other.

Sherlock is still a consultant detective. Lestrade sends him pictures and videos from crime scenes, gives him some items that can be evidence through the crack of Sherlock's bedroom door to inspect, and so on.

Sherlock has an extreme social anxiety and agoraphobia. He wouldn't leave the flat even if it was on fire. Bonus points if it's a result of some terrible trauma and has been like this for about 10 years.

John is very good to him and Sherlock starts trusting him after a while. John starts doing all legwork to help Sherlock with the Work and they manage brilliantly together like this. They become friends. Maybe they fall in love, too, but at first Sherlock only manages to let John touch his hand while most of Sherlock's body is behind the door. Maybe even that is a bit overwhelming for him. Gradually, it can become more than that though.

But no healing cocks, please. Sherlock's condition can get a bit better, thanks to John, but it doesn't magically go away. Asexual!Sherlock, who likes John's touch and kiss is preferable.

Re: GEN or John/Sherlock. Agoraphobia, Extreme Social Anxiety. Sherlock never leaves the flat.

(Anonymous)
*shrieks* I need this!!! :-O

John fantasizes about Sherlock. Disinterested Sherlock encourages this. TW: non-con fantasies

(Anonymous)
John is slowly realizing ( or is already well awae if his bisexuality if you prefer) that he is very sexually attracted to Sherlock. Sherlock is not interested in John sexually at all (Aro-Ace style, sex doesn't *alarm* him, he is just completely disinterested) As John starts activity fantasizing about Sherlock, Sherlock notices and encourages this as a healthy outlet for John ("poses" for him and such, without being obvious about it) soon they are both onto this game. It goes fine until John's fantasies grow darker. He sees himself simply taking Sherlock and it disturbs him. It,s inappropriate and frightening to John he should think this about his friend, especially one who can pretty much read his thoughts. Sherlock does find out, is entirely practical about it, and has no problem with John's darker thoughts about him at all. He knows they won't become reality and he is perfectly safe around John.

Badass Molly/ Hurt Lestrade

Hostage situation in St. Bart's. Lestrade and Molly are trapped in the Morgue, Lestrade is badly injured somehow, beaten, tortured, whatever. Molly has to use her medical skills to keep Lestrade alive until they are rescued, preferably by Sherlock and John with assistance from Sally. Also, would like to see Molly and Lestrade dealing with the repercussions of their ordeal, preferably together, Molly helping Lestrade through his recovery.
Always see John saving people, want to see Molly saving someone for a change. Also if Molly fights off bad guys to protect Lestrade would be awesome.

Side note- this is my very first prompt, I'm new to this part, though I have read several, never posted my own before. I am a firm member of the Mollstrade camp. I have several others that I'm still working on, most are either Lestrade- or Mollstrade-centric will post once I figure them out.

Depressed/Suicidal Lestrade

After the fall, Lestrade feels responsible, becomes depressed, becomes withdrawn, won’t go to the Yard, won’t answer his phone or leave his flat. He won’t talk to John or any of the Yarders, so John and Sally ask Molly to check in on him. Molly finds him in his flat, suicidal and entering a psychotic break. Molly takes care of Lestrade, pulling him back from the edge.


Edited at 2015-05-04 09:59 am (UTC)

John or Sherlock has two functioning penises

Soo... there's a condition called Diphallia, i.e. someone is born with two peni(ses?), and there is one case known in the USA where both are of regular size and function: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1u75hh/i_am_the_guy_with_two_penises_ama/

So I'd love a story where either John or Sherlock has Diphallia, without the other finding out until discussion of this anomaly becomes necessary because things are heating up between them. I'd like them to end up in a happy, porny relationship, but how the other initially reacts to the revelation is up to you. I am also not at all averse to John/Mary(or another third party)/Sherlock.

Dark!Mrs Hudson.

(Anonymous)
Anything with dark!Mrs Hudson. Maybe she used to be the one, who dealt with those, who had debts to her husband. Any plot, really. Or maybe she does something really bad and scary later in life.

One day Sherlock learns about her dark side and is scared of her.

Anything would be fine, except for John getting hurt directly and becoming a 'damsel in distress' (so tired of that trope I never liked to begin with...). Also, I'd prefer nothing sexual.

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