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Prompting Part XXXII
Giggles at the Palace
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John, possible character death

So I was reading this while watching Sherlock:
Today, at a funeral reception, everyone had something kind to say about the deceased. As they spoke through their tears, many of them admitted that they wish they had told John how wonderful he was before he died.

That is both terrible sad and lovely. Its kind of hard for someone to actually realize how wonderful they are (even if they are a confidence, BAMF person) when no one ever truly tells them. So, can I have someone realizing this about John after a near death experience or something?

+5 If its a near death experience from something "mundane" like nearly getting run over after leaving the flat or something unexpected like a jewelry store robbery.

Mycroft tries getting Sherlock back (tw: turns a bit dark in bonuses)

Myrcoft's brother has decided to run off with his flatmate and friend John to who knows where and hasn't been seen for who knows how long. Mycroft can not allow this to continue- its upsetting Mummy. But where Sherlock has gone Mycroft can not follow... at least not on his own. Which is why he makes a bargain to DI Lestrade who is well enough connected (perhaps even more so then Mycroft thinks) to John's world that he can take him to where they have gone off. For a price.

Clearing it up a bit:
-Change it up if needed: Sherlock follows Jim back to his world because he is curious. John finds a way to follow Sherlock because he knows the git is ill equipped to use or fight off magic. Harry is the one who leaves and Clara and John need Molly's help. Just change the names around...anything! :)

- They can be somewhere in India but hidden with magic or in another dimension where 'creatures' exist. Whatever your heart desires!

The price is that Mycroft has to marry Lestrade (Or whoever). It be kinda cool to see grey/dark!Lestrade with non-dark!Mycroft in this situation. It'd also be pretty cool to see Sherlock and John's reactions when they see the lengths Mycroft would go to find his baby brother.

-At least one scene where Mycroft finds it hard to keep his cool which is where dubcon could come in.

Re: Mycroft tries getting Sherlock back (tw: turns a bit dark in bonuses)

Seconded! I love all kinds of monster, alien, and magic au's. :)


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Spin off of prompt above - Belly Dancer

Turns out Mycroft took belly dancing to stay fit—and because he had a crush on one of the female dancers—and got pretty damn good. He never told Greg, embarrassed from his college days. The thing is, he still practices because honestly, it's fun, and he feels good afterwards.. I'd like to see Greg find out (or someone else. John...?)

I know it's ooc, but I need this like burning.

Edited at 2012-12-05 03:22 am (UTC)

The worst is not knowing

John goes missing, and despite the fact that he looks and looks, Sherlock cannot find him. Sherlock will not find him, nor will he find any evidence that he is dead or alive. Ever. I just want to see how he would react to being stuck in the limbo of not knowing forever. Logically he knows that John is probably dead, but hope can be a stubborn bastard.
RTYIs are okay, but I've already read Limbo by scorpiontales

Reprompt: H/C with a difference

Sherlock is raped, violently. John wants to be there for him, to provide at least a little comfort... except Sherlock won't let him.

He (Sherlock) acts in his usual manner to everyone, surprising some of the yard who know what happened to him. It is only John who is treats differently. He can't quite look him in the eye any more. He won't let him touch him, won't let him stand too close. Whenever John tries to talk about the rape, Sherlock changes the subject or just clams up completely.

The reason? He's ashamed. He doesn't care what anyone else thinks of him, but John is different. And what must he think of him now, after seeing him so bare and vulnerable? Sherlock believes he's weak, and hates himself for 'letting it happen'. He doesn't want John's pity, and he thinks he doesn't deserve his concern.

Re: Reprompt: H/C with a difference

Yes yes yes yes yes so much yes it's not even funny.

Perfect prompt is perfect.


Sherlock and John just got married. Sherlock is overly excited and showing the ring to everyone - distressed relatives of murder victims, random passersby, Anderson...

I need this fic in my life.

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"Sherlock? This document you've saved on my laptop-"

"Oh that. I was going to save it onto a memory stick but there weren't any in reach. Could you email it to me as an attachment? It's quite important"

"Right... well... I'm just wondering, you understand, but why have you titled it 'Top Secret Plan to Seduce John Watson'"

Bonus points for it being Sherlock's idea of flirting.

Re: Reprompt

yes! seconded


Is there an AU or pre-canon out there where doctor John meets Sherlock who is a rentboy addicted to drugs? If there isn't, can someone please remedy that?

Re: Reprompt rentboy Sherlock

I just read this AU story yesterday called Filthy/Gorgeous where Sherlock is a drug-addicted prostitute. It appears it started as a one shot awhile ago and then the author decided to continue it just a couple days ago, so it's not complete yet. http://archiveofourown.org/works/415868

If there's more somewhere, I'd be happy to be pointed in the right direction. I could read that type of AU all day long.


Sherlock looks through John's stuff and finds a newly bought ring hidden among them. He's heartbroken at first because he's convinced that John has found someone and will eventually leaves. Turns out the ring is meant for him.

Re: Reprompt

Want this so much and am slightly tempted to fill this. If I didn't already have several fics orthe go and tons of other comitments I would.

demon-blood junkie!Sherlock (Supernatural fusion/crossover)

a pre-series Sherlock becomes addicted to demon blood instead of cocaine. He enjoys the power that it gives him, the feeling of the fire in his veins. (My headcanon has the Holmes brothers being raised as hunters, but it's ultimately up to you.) He uses the abilities the blood gives him for whatever purposes serve him the best, and isn't totally walking amongst the demons but is pretty damn close.

Someone finds out about this and attempts to get him to detox, because the demons aren't happy and the apocalypse is coming, and sooner or later he's going to have to pick a side... (Opportunities for dark!Sherlock arise here, but I'm fine with anything really.)

Supernatural characters aren't required as I see it functioning fine as a fusion fic but if you'd like to add in some characters, that's fine by me. (Also, preferably no hard kinks or Mystrade. Because that's just how I feel.)

tl;dr: Sherlock is addicted to demon blood. The apocalypse ensues and he has to pick a side.

Reichenbach AU & medicated Sherlock

I'm quite fond of the AUs where John's the one who "dies" instead of Sherlock, and comes back a long time later, but I like to take the angst up a notch.

Sherlock blames himself for John's death, for failing to protect him against Moriarty and getting to the rooftop in time, and slowly becomes mentally unhinged. He can't use cocaine as he once did to ease the pain, and he's unable to concentrate for cases without attempting to call John and become overwhelmed by grief and anger.

So, without many more options, Mycroft forces him onto daily medication, probably mood stabilizers. Sherlock refuses them at first, naturally, but folds when they take the edge off his manic episodes.

Fast forward to when John comes back, and he returns to a Sherlock that isn't himself in the slightest.

Re: Reichenbach AU & medicated Sherlock


John decides to complete a mythical quest to bring Sherlock back to life.

A fantasy/mythical AU, sort of.

John is obviously devastated after the events of Reichenbach - so much so that he decides to do something about it. Knowing that by either completing some epic task/going through some mythical trials/whatever the author chooses, he can be granted one request, John sets out on an incredible adventure, all in order to get one more chance to somehow bring Sherlock back to life. Obviously, there's a slight problem with this whole scenario - Sherlock isn't actually dead.

Up to the author how they want to play it - could be cracky, drama, humor, angst, h/c whatever. I just have this vision of some Greek god bursting out laughing when John makes his request, because after everything, *everything* he just went through, it would have been nice if Sherlock had somehow conveyed it wasn't actually necessary. Feel free to change any details of the prompt you feel are necessary if it sparks your muse!

The Odyssey of John H. Watson 1/2

A week after the...Event-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named, John made two cups of tea. It wasn't until after he walked out of the kitchen that he realized he only needed one.

A couple of shattered cups, violently thrown pillows, a stubbed toe from kicking the coffee table and a concerned shout from Mrs. Hudson later, John Hamish Watson decided enough was enough.

He decided to skip the airport, after a moment's thought. Getting out of England without interference from Mycroft would be bad enough (stupid British Government), not to mention trying to sneak an illegal firearm past security would be quite a futile effort. He hops on a small cruise ship instead, heading for the Mediterranean, and told everybody he just needed some time away from Baker Street and the gloom of London. It wasn't a complete lie.

A week later, John stepped off the boat in Greece and narrowly avoided being knocked off the pier by running children, though he did stub his toe again on a post when he tripped. It wouldn't do to have snuck a gun this far just to have it ruined by chucking it in the ocean.

On his way to Athens, he broke a pickpocket's fingers as they reached toward his pocket. The doctor in him felt bad, sort of, but the rest of him rejoiced in dealing with the excitement of the streets again, almost like...Before.

It was well into the early morning hours when he finally ended up where he wanted to be. His fault for trusting Apple maps, he supposed. He should have known it was wrong when it told him to walk into the middle of a large body of water.

He stopped in the middle of the ruins of a small temple, took out his gun, and began shooting at the remains of delicate carvings in the walls with the same reckless abandon Sher...He had when he stole John's gun out of boredom. And he cursed. A lot. Being in the military taught you all sorts of satisfying expressions.

When he ran out of bullets and obscenities, John sat down and waited.

...and then he woke up. In hell. Well...sort of.

"Uhh...nice doggy." He craned his neck to stare at the three-headed dog-thing-monster-holycrapteeth.

The left head growled and made John's finger twitch toward the gun that no longer had bullets. But the middle head belched up a pile of bones covered in what looked like sticky...stuff, and all three crashed back down to the ground and began to snore.

John tiptoed past the rumbling beast and the faintly smoking carcass, only to trip over a boat tied at the edge of a river. Ow, honestly, why does everything wodden hate his toe?

"Whaddya want?"

John jumped. Oh, a person on the boat. Wait, are those horns?

"Uh, I need to go that way." John pointed across the river. He didn't have a clue, really, but that dog-thing had really bad breath and it was starting to drift over this way.

"And what do I get if I take ya, eh?"

John pulled out his gun, and tried to give a good glare, the kind he gave to Sh...him sometimes when he did something a bit not good. No bullets left, but this guy didn't know that.

"...well alright then. Hop in."

Watson: 1, Creepy demon boatsman: 0.

On the other side, John stepped out into thick fog and promptly stubbed his toe on a chair.

And while he was hopping up and down in pain and cursing all things made of wood, he heard someone clear their throat.

And oh, it wasn't just a chair. It was a throne.

"Aren't you supposed to be blue, with the fire and the hair?"

And Hades, for it had to be Hades, who was decidedly not blue in the least, jumped up from his throne. "Curse that Disney, I will create a new room of torture just for them!"

"Well, nice to meet you anyway, even if you aren't blue. I can uh, go destroy a few of those DVDs if you'd like?"

Hades pondered this. "Hmm, yes, that would make me feel better. And what do you want, then?"

"I'm looking for somebody, I wonder if he's around here somewhere? Sherlock Holmes? Y'know, with the cheekbones and the coat and stuff. Can I go get him?"

Strange partnerships

John meets Jim years before he is supposed to , before Jim becomes totally unhinged. They are in a situation where they have to interact (despite John being a bit creeped out by him and Jim finding him dull) and discover they actually like it. So, John helps to fix Jim a bit without even realizing it at first.

Meanwhile, on the other side of London Mycroft is trying to find a way to subtle dispose of Sherlock's new "friend" who is , in fact, fucking his brother up something good.

I just figured that if Sherlock was that affected by John in the series than if he met Seb....well.

+1000 If eventually Sherlock and John do met and because they both have been exposed to such fucked people they get along swell together.

Re: Strange partnerships

Interesting idea! Seconded.