THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR ALL EPISODES OF SHERLOCK SERIES 3 (THE EMPTY HEARSE, THE SIGN OF THREE, AND HIS LAST VOW)
ithinkthereforeisherlock: Hello, lovely followers! As many of you may have seen, I did a post last week - before HLV aired - rounding up some fics that had already been written about TEH and TSoT. I wanted to fill out that post some more, and include HLV as well. There has been more written about the first two episodes as well, so I’ve included everything that was on the first post, as well as some additional fics, here. Enjoy, and happy reading!
The Empty Hearse
Thirteen by lifeonmars
There are thirteen possible ways to approach John Watson, and none of them are right.
You Can(‘t) Switch The Bomb Off and You Didn’t Call The Police? by pennypaperbrain
Of course he called the police. That just means the police are about to die, with them, if Sherlock doesn’t solve this. He’s overreached himself. Wanted to impress John by solving everything and waltzing away just as the police turned up to attend to the minor practical issues. Impressing John, moment by moment, keeps John needing him.
Unexpected Consequences by flawedamythyst
As lovely as it was to be back on the case with John, Sherlock couldn’t help noticing that things weren’t quite right between them yet.
Begin Again by mazarin221b
Much as they began and ended they begin again.
All In by missilemuse
Mary had never expected to meet Sherlock Holmes, never expected to come face to face with the man John had placed on a pedestal in his heart, a place she could never even touch, much less dream of usurping. She was completely fine with that. She did not want to be John’s God; she wanted to be his wife.
Cats and Dogs by Emcee
Molly has a dog. Dogs are loyal, sweet and nice. But Molly always loved rude, selfish and standoffish cats.
The Sign of Three
Tiebreaker by earlgreytea68
John Watson is always aware of where Sherlock Holmes is. Sherlock shouldn’t have stopped for his coat on his way out.
Unexpected Sentiment by flawedamythyst
Stamford stayed home and got drunk rather than go to John’s wedding.
Sky on Fire by what_alchemy
After John’s wedding, Sherlock catches an overnight train to Scotland.
suddenly I meet your face by coloredink
"I don’t sit in your chair," said Sherlock. "It’s yours."
Yellow Diamonds by mazarin221b
There’s an eternity between the time they find themselves on the stairs and the rest of the night.
Of all the selfish things that Sherlock has done, this one is so outrageous and so courageous John is at a loss as to what to say. He knows he wants it, knows whatever it is Sherlock is offering will only happen once. So he slides across the ocean of cool blue sheet and pins Sherlock down with a kiss, leaning on his elbows with his hands wrapped around Sherlock’s shoulders.
Sequelae by hitlikehammers
The truth is, Sherlock’s coming apart at the seams. He needs—he needs, but they can’t all dance.
The truth is, they need just as much, just as desperately. The truth is, he hides far too well, and they’re clever, they are, but they’re blind: they’re not him.
And the truth is: John and Mary don’t see until it may be too damned late.
Stag Do by rubyofkukundu
Sherlock and John are both drunk. What happens after Mrs Hudson ushers them back up into the flat?
If You’ll Have Us by fifthnorthumberland
Three weeks after their wedding, they give Sherlock a ring.
Unspoken by SilentAuror
Ten minutes before the wedding ceremony. Sherlock decides he has something to say at the last minute.
The Rising Tide by SilentAuror
John is dreaming. Outside the cottage in Brighton, the tide is rising.
Boundless by destinationtoast
Sherlock may have misunderstood about there being limits.
Scars by mildredandbobbin
On his honeymoon, John starts receiving anonymous texts with increasingly disturbing images. He discovers how much he doesn’t know about Sherlock’s time away.
Set post-TSoT, pre-HLV. Spoilers for TSoT, speculation for HLV.
Have To Take You In by achray
Four brief alternate endings for ‘The Sign of Three’. In which whatever else Sherlock is up to immediately after the wedding, he is *not taking drugs in 221B on his own* (as he implicitly does in ACD canon at the end of ‘The Sign of Four’). I will FIX IT. Chapters 1 and 2 are gen, friendship, chapter 3 is slash or pre-slash, chapter 4 is explicit John/Mary/Sherlock: each can be read separately or together.
(i’m happy just to) dance with you by trustingno1
"This," John says, grinning a little helplessly, "is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever done."
Sherlock pulls the curtains closed, pulls them closed so John won’t have to ask, allows a corner of his mouth to curl up in genuine amusement. “Yet here you are.”
I’m You, Aren’t I by AxeMeAboutAxinomancy
What would have happened had Mrs Hudson thought better of bringing a client up when she knew the boys were pissed on John’s stag night?
His Last Vow
The Eastern Wind Leaves With These Words by homeswinchesterwatson
They stand facing each other on the run way, but does it really need saying?
They’re Putting Me Down Too by pocketsebastian
He’s seven when he comes home with scabby knees and a bruised cheek.
Kept the Hives by aderyn
They did name her Sherlock.
Human Error by lily_winterwood
Silly John. Did he ever know? Did he need everyone to spell it out for him? Spoilers for “His Last Vow”.
Unseated by moonblossom
She’s in John’s chair again, and it’s all wrong.
In The Bleak Winter (A Canticle for Advent) by CaitlinFairchild
Sherlock Holmes was shot in the autumn of 2014. This is what happened after.
Good Man by elsmaster
John Watson is not an evil man, but sometimes he does wonder.
A House of Many Rooms by Lothiriel84
"You were there in my mind palace, telling me what to do."
A Boy’s Best Friend by second_skin
Sherlock’s father gave him a puppy. It changed his life.
What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly. That’s how it’s always been done. That’s how it should be done in the future, whatever Tumblr says.
But time can be rewritten. Myths can bend and change. Something new and exciting is happening in the world of storytelling, and fans are an important part of it.
does anyone remember pennydredful’s fic A Taste of Murder where Sherlock was essentially eating out girls from some assassin gang to deduce which one was the murderess from their pubes?
that was hella hot fic
me when people read my fic: (◡‿◡)
me when people comment and leave kudoses on my fic: (◕‿◕)
me when people come to me and ask about my fic: (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧