Sherlock BBC Prompting Meme

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Prompting Part XXXVI
Giggles at the Palace


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Three Garridebs-esque scene. Sherlock, John, Moran, Moriarty. Johnlock or not

Moran is holding John, and Sherlock is unrestrained but held at gunpoint. Moriarty says the canonical quote “I wanted to end the world, but I’ll settle for ending yours.” to Sherlock, before giving Moran the command. Moran then plunges a knife into John, making it as slow and painful as possible. John tries to stay stoic, as Sherlock is looking right at him, but fails. They make sure Sherlock sees everything. Moran removes the knife. and after John has bled out a sufficient amount, to the point of being past (or really close to past) saving, he drops him. John falls like a rag doll. Moran and Moriarty say a few more things, stalling for time, and keeping Sherlock from being able to help John. Finally they stroll away, casual and confident, because they know Sherlock won’t come after them. Sherlock rushes to John’s side. John, a self-sacrificing pessimist to the end, tells Sherlock to go after them. Don’t worry about him, he’s beyond saving. But of course Sherlock doesn’t go.

I don't care if it's requited or unrequited Johnlock, or platonic, or whatever. Just make it angsty!

Not Worth the Wound, 1/?

It was time. John was safely away, with Mrs. Hudson. Molly was ready. The plan was as secure as he could make it. So many variables he couldn't control, so many risks, and John's life as a forfeit if he failed, if he failed...

No, this would work. It must work. Likely his preparations wouldn't all be necessary, if he could force Moriarty to call off his dogs--and he could be...persuasive when necessary.

He took a deep breath and walked out onto the rooftop, elaborately casual. There was a click of a gun behind him and Sherlock turned casually, refusing to hurry despite the instinctive and inconvenient jump in his gut. "Moriarty. Hardly your usual technique, a gun. I can't imagine you want to do anything so tedious as shoot me."

Moriarty grinned manically, wild and much, much too confident. "Oh, not at all, Sherlock. I'm going to do much more than shoot you." He giggled, high and mad. "But if you try anything stupid, I suppose I'll have to settle. Kneel down, hands behind your head."

This was not good. This was very not good, this was not remotely what he was expecting. Brute force wasn't Moriarty's style, he was a genius, he had to be clever, he had to prove he was clever. Fragility of genius, needs an audience. He felt the man beside him, the gun to his temple. No way to make a move without dying. "What's your game, Jim?"

Instead of answering him, Moriarty spoke, as if to empty air--though a wire, obviously. "Bring him up."

There was a few minutes of silence, and then a tall, thin man with an angular face--

(Former military, going by bearing, out at least five years, going by the tone of his teeth--doxycycline--not his choice of clothes, moves slightly uncomfortably in them as if ill at ease, trained killer, assesses the situation on coming in but has no emotional connection...)

With a knife in the small of John Watson's back. Sherlock's eyes widened momentarily before he controlled himself, feigning a disinterested look. John shouldn't be here, this is meant to be between him and Moriarty.

"You lost your pet again. Not a very responsible owner, are you?" Moriarty taunted.

"We've watched this film before, Jim. Sign of a dull mind, repeating yourself."

Moran brought John out onto the roof, well away from where anyone would see. Cuffed as well, though he'd put up a fight, based on the bruises he could see on Moriarty's man. And he knew it was soundproof up here, only a maintenance area below, no one would hear unless shots were fired.

"Not exactly," Moriarty laughed. "No. Not this time. You see, I wanted to make you kill yourself, but you had a plan--oh, I know you had a plan, you're like me. You always have a plan. No."

"You see, I wanted to end the world, but I’ll settle for ending yours." And with a brutal, rattlesnake strike, the soldier plunged the knife into John's side.

Edited at 2015-02-17 12:12 pm (UTC)

Sharing a bed - Preslash

I know it's been done before but it's almost always with Sherlock hogging the bed, the bed covers and cuddling John in his sleep, and John not wanting to share a bed and finding Sherlock's restless behaviour difficult to sleep through.

But John was in the army, he'd have shared bunks and hammocks with army mates. Have you seen soldiers sleeping on planes? They loll all over each other. And John will have slept besides plenty of his girlfriends in bed, and they wouldn't have all been calm sleepers.

So I'd like to see John realising they only have one bed and shrugging it off. He's slept in worse places, at least this has a mattress. It's Sherlock that isn't used to sharing a bed with anyone. He sleeps on the very edge of the bed, worries about any movement he makes disturbing John and falling asleep and doing something "wierd" in his sleep that John will make fun of him for.

Luckily, John makes it all ok in the end.

Bonus if the situation lasts a few nights and Sherlock really, really needs to sleep because the preceding case was a long one, but sharing a bed is stressing him out too much for him to sleep peacefully, if at all.

Re: Sharing a bed - Preslash


A/B/O Sherlock and Sally friendship

Along with Sally's normal role of a police officer, Sally is a registered First Heat councillor.

Anyone outside the normal age range for first heats are designated a First Heat councillor for the health and safety of the omega. They're always betas. They comfort the omega through their first heat and they keep any predator alphas away from the omega. They make sure the omega eats enough and monitor fluid output to ensure the omega is healthy.

It is against the law to knowingly leave an omega to their own devices if you know it's their first heat and they are outside the normal age range.

Sally has been designated to Sherlock, and Sherlock has fought her every step of the way, out of pride, embarrassment and just to be contrary. One night between cases, John calls her FHC phone. Sherlock is showing signs of a first heat.



John/Greg + Sherlock's reaction

During the time that Sherlock is "dead", John and Greg become a lot closer and eventually end up as a couple. Sherlock returns and is faced with the rare instance of not having seen something coming.


When John comes home he finds a small gift addressed to Sherlock but no note from whom it is. Sherlock seems to know whom its from and proceeds to panic: he has forgotten Valentines day and his gift.

John follows Sherlock searching his gift and the detective placing it anonymously in front of a door. Curious he slips Sherlock to see who its from and gets a surprise: Sally.

Possible John/Sherlock. John goes to prison for Sherlock and regrets nothing.

Another clever (or maybe just very dangerous and psychotic, and therefore unpredictable) criminal appears in John and Sherlock's life. Things are getting pretty bad. John love games and case-solving with Sherlock, we all know he does, but he can see that Sherlock's life (and maybe Sherlock's sanity, too) really is in danger. Maybe Sherlock gets hurt or nearly dies to boot. They have faced plenty of life-threatening situations, but this time John knows he needs to act immediately to eliminate the threat before it's too late (I don't mind if it has something to do with TRF experience).

He finds the baddie and kills them. Unfortunately, for some reason, it's impossible to cover up. There's plenty of evidence and witnesses, too.

So John calmly goes to jail. Sherlock is heartbroken. He tries to pull all possible strings to get John out, maybe even goes as far as to beg for Mycroft's help. Alas, the case has made a lot of noise, so nothing saves John from at least several years in jail. He's killed a person/people in cold blood and planned it beforehand. Maybe there are a lot of people out there who justify John's actions and see his point clearly. But the law is the law.

Mycroft can arrange their meetings sometimes though. But, mostly, they just write to each other and the letters mean the world to the both of them. I would really love John/Sherlock! But I prefer no pre-established relationship.

Just, please, PLEASE, no woobie!John, poor, abused John or anything of that sort. John is a strong person and perfectly level-headed in dangerous situations, so I've got no doubt he can survive the prison. He knows he's there, because he's made the right choice and he never regrets it, because it saved Sherlock's life, like he knew it would.

Maybe he takes a scared, first-time-imprisoned, has-made-wrong choices, young man (or two) under his wing (I don't mean anything sexual. Just John being nice and protective), and, otherwise, just settles in, since he's got no choice until he gets out.

Re: Possible John/Sherlock. John goes to prison for Sherlock and regrets nothing.


Because he is always being written as the damsel is distress. And i hate woobie!John.

[Crossover With Kingsman] Mycroft is jealous of Harry's umbrella

Saw Kingsman The Secret Service today. I love Harry's arsenal of weapons which includes his rainmaker that deflects bullets and has a shotgun and stun feature. Mycroft carries an ordinary umbrella and he's utterly jealous. He's not a Kingsman, so he can't have one no matter how hard he tries.

Bonus points if Mycroft is sulking but hiding it badly.

Johnlock size difference


Okay? Okay. I like it more than the chemistry and the tension. Don't judge me.
There's a photo of John passing Sherlock his mobile and it's my favourite thing in the world.

Soo.. Can anyone please, please write a fic just exploring this? Plotty, pwp, or just the hands thing and Sherlock thinking about it. Doesn't matter, please write this?

Crossover with Kingsman. Spoilers for Kingsman: The Secret Service.

So, I saw Kingsman: the Secret Service today, and... I couldn't stop thinking 'MYCROFT!' through the entire movie, especially when Harry was being BAMF with the brolly. So:

Since they're based on the Arthurian Legend of the Round Table. They need to have a Guinevere, if only to cause tensions between Arthur and Lancelot (dis is probably why Lancelot keeps dying? Cos I mean, Lancelot was dead at the start of the movie, which is why they were replacing him. Then he dies again near the start of the movie, hence why they're once more replacing him. So...). Anyway. They'll need a Guinevere, and since the titles are unisex (e.g. Lancelot is a woman) Guinevere can be a man. Guinevere is the only one who can talk to Arthur (outside of the Round Table) and expect him/her to listen to her/him SOME of the time.

So here is the actual prompt: Mycroft is Guinevere. That's why Sherlock finds it amusing when they're at Buckingham Palace and John asks if they're there to see the Queen and Sherlock answers 'Apparently, yes', because Guinevere is the Queen. It also totally fits with why Mycroft carries that bloody Brolly around with him everywhere, and why he's always wearing a suit, even when he goes home to his parents house for Christmas. So I want BAMFY Mycroft complaining about Legwork and being frustrated because he and Arthur are having a bit of a lover's spat (doesn't need to actually be in a relationship with Arthur, would prefer Mycroft with Lestrade) and Lancelot is, once again, dead.

TL;DR: Mycroft is Guinevere. Tada.

(also, I think Mycroft is drunk, he just told me 'srrew driver'. Put the alcohol down, honey, it's time for bed...)

Re: Crossover with Kingsman. Spoilers for Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Ah OP, this was such a good prompt!

Hope you like this.
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Reprompt - John Watson is Sebastian Moran's son

For whatever reason, Moran brings his five year old son to Moriarty's place and asks his boss to babysit, or at least keep an eye on John. Moran knows this is a bad idea but he has no other choice.

Moriarty hates kids, so at first he just ignores John. But when adorable and lovable John starts to ask questions and praising Moriarty for his clever answers, Moriarty can't help but to fall in love with the little guy. When Moran comes back to pick John up, Moriarty demands Moran to bring John again as many times as possible.

Bonus: Moriarty also brings John to his meetings with his clients. When one of his clients, a pedophile, starts looking at John the wrong way, Moriarty and Moran go all protective and badass, torturing the hell out of the pedophile. Oblivious!wee!John is oblivious.

It's like you read my mind! By all that's sacred, someone please write this.

Fan art prompt: Sherlock wearing men's cashmere mini dress (see link)

I just saw this: Dare to Wear: Men’s Cashmere Mini Dress and immediately thought, "Benedict could totally pull this off." Soooo... any fan artist feel inspired to make a photo manip/drawing/painting of Sherlock wearing something like that? Pwetty pwease with a skull on top?! :) I'm sure John would appreciate the view passively or actively. *cough* Of course, if any of you writers feel inspired, don't hold back either!

(Full disclosure: Also prompted over at the sherlockbbc community Monday Prompts post, but since things are very slow over there, I thought I'd post here too. I hope that's okay.)

Edited at 2015-02-17 09:23 pm (UTC)

John/Sherlock. Past John/Mary. Wedding.

John and Mary divorce, but become friends (maybe not right away, but maybe they part on friendly terms from the start, it's up to you). They share friendship and custody of their little girl.

Next time John is getting married, it is to Sherlock... With Mary as his best (wo)man. She's happy for John and wants him to have a great wedding, so she makes sure of it. Lestrade can be Sherlock's best man. And Janine can be Sherlock's bride's (or rather groom's) maid and is amused about it.

A secular wedding is highly preferable.

Bonus: Sherlock is a drama queen, as John has established, and even more so during his own wedding. He's nervous and maybe it shows.

MorMor, Sebastian keeps contact to his family

Sebastian is still on very good terms with his family, or at least parts of it, although they don't know he's a murderous criminal. Jim finds the insistence on Christmas dinners at home so peculiar for a man like Sebastian he agrees to play along to meet the parents(/siblings/grandparents).

(Mycroft says: phone home; stop reading my prompts, Mycroft)

AU: Sherlock is a reference librarian

I don't even know where I'd go with this, but I love the mental image of Sherlock abusing everyone who doesn't know the dewey decimal system or has stupid research questions.

Re: AU: Sherlock is a reference librarian

Oh my God. Someone please do this.

Lawyer AU

I just love the image of Sherlock becoming a lawyer instead of a consulting detective. Up to the prompted how this came about. John can be another lawyer(AU meeting with Mike Stamford taking a different role???) or a client. Take the idea and run with it, add as many characters as you like.


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