Rating: NC-17 (Warning: Non-con)
Word count: 15,000
Summary: Sherlock has become obsessed with his flatmate. Hypnotizing John to let Sherlock do what he likes seems the logical solution.
Why read it: Have you ever read one of those fics that has you yelling at your screen? No? Well you’re about to. (If you choose to read this fic, that is…)
Given the summary, I knew where this fic was going from the very beginning, but that didn’t stop me from frantically shouting at Sherlock the entire time.
When he started to get bit-not-good ideas in his head:
When he decided that there would be absolutely no consequences for his actions:
When things went too far:
That being said, this is a fic that will have you cursing like Martin Freeman on a bad day. Loudly, explicitly, and creatively. It’s a real punch to the emotions and if that’s your thing, give it a read.
Genre: AU/Magical Realism/Angst
Word count: 7,923
Summary: John is an army bomb detection dog who has been turned into a human.
Why read it: This fic succeeds in evoking an interesting combination of emotions. On one hand, there is the joy you feel when John uses his doggy senses to be a BAMF.
On the other hand, be prepared to board the angst train when you realize how much suffering John’s transformation causes him.
There’s also a good dose of helpful, caring Mycroft for anyone who has a soft spot for everyone’s favorite minor government official.
Author: Jupiter Ash
Word count: Over 100,000 (Clear your schedules, ladies and gents)
Summary: Porn, plot and tennis. Also swearing and some French. AU where Sherlock and John are professional tennis players. (no really)
Why read it: This is a life-consuming, time-killing monster of a fic, but it is completely and utterly worth it. There is humor, angst, porn, and action — just like you would expect from the show (you know, minus the porn, but a girl can dream).
Trust me. People will try to pull you away from your computer saying crazy things like, “Why don’t you socialize with us?” or “You haven’t left the room in nine days,” or “Your eyes are bleeding.”
But as they struggle to rip that laptop from your desperate, pale hands, imploring you to stop, you shall shout hysterically in return:
Word count: 1,237
Summary: From the kink!meme prompt:
Old!Sherlock is diagnosed with dementia. As his memory loss progresses, he writes little reminders and puts them up everywhere—reminders on pretty much anything, from the day’s errands to observations or random facts to memories.
Why read it:
OH GOD. HOW CAN 1,237 WORDS MAKE ME CRY??? THIS IS WHY SCARF READS ALL THE ANGSTY FICS. IT SHOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR SOMETHING TO BE THIS BEAUTIFUL AND HEARTBREAKING AT ONCE.
Notes: This was found because a couple people made specific requests for it. GODDAMN YOU. I WOULDN’T HAVE READ THIS IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU. NOW MY MAKEUP IS ALL OVER MY FACE AND MY FEELINGS ARE DYING.
Friday: Fanart and a Fic
Word count: 76,000
Summary: Sherlock realises that John’s dating habits involve an unacceptable level of risk… what if he meets an unusually tolerant woman and ends up getting married?
Why read it: The Road Less Traveled is pretty quickly becoming a staple for any rec list. Sherlock, logical bastard that he is, quickly decides that seducing John Watson is the best way to go, and sets out to become the perfect boyfriend. Of course, being Sherlock and rather unaccustomed to these sorts of things, he derps it up six ways from Sunday.
Trust me on this one, readers, this fic is beautiful and oh so very angsty. I actually teared up.
Notes: Please, please, please keep the artist’s info on here, even if you get rid of the fic. The artist hasn’t uploaded it to their own tumblr yet so we couldn’t reblog from the source, but everyone should get credit for their work. Thank you.