Oh Sweet Agony!, a Sherlock/(&)John post-Reichenbach fanfic rec
Like the cliffhanger spawned dozens of escape theories from the pool, the fall has resulted in some pretty great fics, too. There are some really, really sweet stories of reuinion in this list, but you know what they say about seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. You first have to survive getting hit by a speeding train. Wait, what? It doesn’t go like that? Well.
Some are BBC-compliant, and others were written even before series 2 aired. Like the AU and smut rec, you’ve probably already read these if you virtually live in AO3, but I like putting things in lists so.. As always, be mindful of the ratings!
The Good Morrow by greywash (series)
The Quiet Man by ivyblossom
Given In Evidence by verityburns (WIP)
We Go Anywhere But To The Ground by geordielover
Minds Like Ours Dream Up by BlackEyedGirl
(Life is) A Series of Risks by SkipandDi, MirrorSkippy
The Loss of Touch by Kaiseilin
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 *untitled* series of fics by areyoutryingtodeduceme
Spaces Between by aubkae
And the Cat Came Back by Ishmael
The Death Dealer by thefarofixer (WIP)
The First Time (was not at Barts) by wakeneve
In Love, in Faith Unbroken Dwell by coloredink
I Don’t Know What More to Ask For by halotolerant
Trimmed & Burning by achycarnations
Sine Qua Non by beyondinsane
Post-Reichenbach by M_Leigh (series)
Light in the Darkness by emmagrant01
The Sigerson Letters by h3rring, makokitten
Hours Before Midnight by augustbird
Acceptable Risk by astolat
Out of Sight by Mazarin221b
The Distance Between Then and Now by feverishsea (WIP)
Traces by Magnolia822
A Man of Letters by krabapple
Communication in The Absence by hanbunnotsuki
As We Are Defined by the_arc5
Purge Away Your Crimes by primroseshows
The Fabric of Life by holyfant
AU! in which John is merely a delusion created by Sherlock.
“There is no John Watson. There never has been. You invented him.”
“Leave me alone.”
“You are alone.”
We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe (x)
I SWEAR TO GOD WHEN THIS FANDOM IS NOT ON DRUGS IT MAKES SOME OF THE BEST GIFSETS
The difference between Sherlock’s face and John’s face: this is not the first time John has seen this happen to a man.
As the story goes, Sherlock came back. This fantasisez about the how. (bbc Sherlock)
The first and last time they say goodbye to each other face to face…
oh god oh god it’s the same room and the same door but opposite who’s leaving and don’t mind me, just in the corner crying a little
SUPER JOHN THE AMAZING
So Sherlock series 3…they couldn’t care less about us waiting. I actually started to write something out of pure frustration. This is it, and it sounds smarter than it really is. This is what I was reduced to.
“Well, I don’t like it; but I suppose it must be,” said I. “When do we start?”
”You are not coming.”
”Then you are not going,” said I. “I give you my word of honour — and I never broke it in my life — that I will take a cab straight to the police station and give you away unless you let me share this adventure with you.”
[…]”Well, well, my dear fellow, be it so.”
The beginning and end of John Watson.