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Prompting Part XXXVII

This is the new prompting post for the Sherlock Prompting Meme. Prompts from LJ can still be filled there with links here or filled here in the new overflow post.

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Sherlock screencaps.

silver fox

(Anonymous) 2016-07-17 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
Greg wasn't their first silver fox.
When the Holmes were boys it was just them, Victor and Sherlock's Redbeard. Now its them, Greg and Sherlock's John.

At first Greg was so much like Victor, Mycroft only calls him Detective Inspector so he won't slip. Sherlock intentionally says other names so (1) he won't slip, (2) he won't be as attached again.

nostalgic snippets of Holmes childhood and how the Holmes' brothers "adventures" continue or reminisce from Victor to Greg.

example
Young Sherlock fell from a tree so Victor has to carry, treat, and reprimand him in that order while Mycroft makes sure parents are distracted or make excuses and leeway for them

Old Sherlock falls from a tree (IT's for a case!) so Greg has to carry, treat, and reprimand him in that order while Mycroft fixes hospital papers and cover's up Greg for being absent at work or compromising a civilian(Sherlock of coarse)


this could also be a werewolf/werefox AU

Guilty Killer Sherlock

(Anonymous) 2016-07-20 06:06 am (UTC)(link)
During the hiatus in order to take down the rest of Moriarty's web, Sherlock had to become a killer. He tried to put as many as possible in jail or force other bad guys to do his dirty work but unfortunately Sherlock had to put down most of them himself.

He compartmentalized everything while on the run but once he returned the guilt hit him hard. He has no idea how to deal with everything but refuses to go to John in fear that he will hate him and or leave in disgust. Somehow John finds out and tries to convince Sherlock that what he did was necessary.


TLDR: I would LOVE for someone to write a fic where John finds out that Sherlock killed more people than he did in Afghanistan and helps him deal with it.

Bonus points for John/Sherlock and a Sherlock version of John's I had bad days rant.

Re: Guilty Killer Sherlock

(Anonymous) 2016-07-20 06:22 am (UTC)(link)
How long are you wanting it to be? More like a multi chapter fic or oneshot?
~Aleksandreamer

Re: Guilty Killer Sherlock

(Anonymous) - 2016-07-22 05:41 (UTC) - Expand

Johnlock celebrity AU

(Anonymous) 2016-07-20 06:59 am (UTC)(link)
All John Watson wants is to get a cup of coffee in peace. No paparazzi photographing his every move, no tabloid journalists asking pointless invasive questions, just a simple cup of coffee and a biscuit if he's feeling peckish. Coming across a tiny shop on Baker Street late one night is a godsend. Who would expect to find him in run-down Speedy's café wearing an old jumper that his grandfather wouldn't touch?

Bored out of his mind during a dry spell of cases, Sherlock has taken to haunting Speedy's and deducing strangers for entertainment. (He also needs food that does not have a high chance of being contaminated with a neurotoxin.)
The short, blond, regular is fascinating. Ex-soldier, invalided home some time before, possible PTSD with the excessive watching of windows but isn't disturbed by loud noises , extremely attractive. The fact that he isn't put off by the deductions is a pleasant surprise.

John can't believe his luck when the most interesting man he had ever met hasn't the faintest idea who he is.



TL;DR. John is famous and Sherlock hasn't a clue.  I know the celebrity undercover trope is a bit of a cliché, but the idea of the most observant man on Earth missing something this big is hilarious in my mind and won't leave me alone. I don't really care why John is famous or how long Sherlock misses the obvious. Just give me some hilarious Johnlock fluff please.

Bonus points if after they start dating, the Yard flat out refuses to believe Sherlock could possibly date John. A normal person maybe, but John Watson? What's next, is his brother head of MI6?
Then a tabloid with Sherlock and John on the cover hits the newstands...

Re: Johnlock celebrity AU

(Anonymous) 2016-07-20 04:42 pm (UTC)(link)
+1!!!

Re: Johnlock celebrity AU

[personal profile] fruitbat00 - 2016-08-27 10:01 (UTC) - Expand

Soldier!John + supernatural creatures

(Anonymous) 2016-07-20 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Basically what it says on the tin:

Soldier!John in Afghanistan + supernatural creatures

It could be that John IS one, HAS one, meets one, is friends with one, saves one, has sex with one, etc., whichever is fine ^^

Victorian naked swimming.

(Anonymous) 2016-07-21 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Yesterday I dreamed I was watching the first episode of s4 in which victorian!Sherlock and victorian!John were infiltrated at a party and John decided to take a bath in a quiet corner of a pond to spy or take information from someone(few other old men where swimming there naked) Sherlock was shy but decided to follow and tried to seems unaffected.



TLDR: Victorian!Sherlock and Victorian!John bathing naked in a pond. With shy!Sherlock whom try to appear cool with it. Not established relationship.

Someone feel inspired to write a victorianlock with this promp?

Re: Victorian naked swimming.

(Anonymous) 2016-08-18 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
+1 please!!

Sherlock wakes up in hospital and put on suicide watch but doesn't know why

(Anonymous) 2016-07-26 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
So say Sherlock is found unconscious and evidence surrounding the events point to severe depression and an attempted suicide. Naturally, John is scared and can't forgive himself for not noticing so he doesn't trust himself about Sherlock anymore and just agrees when doctors decide Sherlock needs to be on suicide watch.

Sherlock doesn't remember how or why or anything about the entire ordeal that lead to him landing in hospital. He doesn't remember if it was out of his own doing or not. the only thing he is sure of deep down is that he isn't suicidal.

Re: Sherlock wakes up in hospital and put on suicide watch but doesn't know why

(Anonymous) 2016-07-26 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd read something like this!

Fan Art Request: Mycroft Hanging out with Government Cats

(Anonymous) 2016-07-29 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I would love some fanart of Mycroft hanging out with the official government cats (Palmerston, Gladstone & Larry). Pretty please?

Re: Fan Art Request: Mycroft Hanging out with Government Cats

(Anonymous) 2016-12-13 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
oh my god this would be so wonderful

Sherlock stops taking drugs

(Anonymous) 2016-08-09 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd love to read a story where Sherlock would learn drugs are bad the hard way.

John finds drugged Sherlock at 221B and he doesn't take it very well so they argue and how they already showed us Sherlock was quite aggresive with Mycroft when high so he loses it and attacks John before he can see what he's doing.

Maybe John just hits his head rather badly, whatever, just so he needs to be taken to the hospital, I want to see Sherlock, still on drugs, trying to understand what he has done and trying to call an ambulance.

Just so he has finally a proper reason to definitely stop with drugs, when he sees that he would hurt his best friend without second thought.
a_snowy_eveninig: (Default)

Re: Sherlock stops taking drugs

[personal profile] a_snowy_eveninig 2016-08-16 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
Hi!
I'm new to this site, and to (writing) fanfiction. (I've been reading them since forever ^-^)
I'd like to fill your prompt (is it filled already? I'm very confused).
I don't know how long it'll take, maybe a few weeks.
Thanks!

John is done

(Anonymous) 2016-08-12 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
After everything what happened, John has had enough.

Mary is not Mary, she shot his best friend and said best friend tells him it's his fault, he choose her. So he won't yell, he won't say a word, he just leaves.

Army, country, Major Sholto, what you want.

I feel John should be really angry. Happy ending would be perfect, though. :D

Lestrade/Mycroft, Sherlock- Lies of Omission, angst, h/c

(Anonymous) 2016-08-16 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
Lestrade and Mycroft have been in a relationship for at least a year, maybe more at the time Sherlock fakes his death. It could be just the occasional shag in the parking garage when Mycroft kidnaps him for chats, or maybe they have keys to each others place. Up to filler. When Sherlock "dies", Lestrade mourns him. He doesn't need to cry himself to sleep every night, but he's in mourning and doesn't bother trying to hide it. Mycroft comforts him. And says nothing about Sherlock actually being alive. When Sherlock comes back, Lestrade realizes Mycroft knew all along and never said anything.

Teen!lock AU

(Anonymous) 2016-08-18 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
Hello there! I had an idea and didn't want to write it myself, so here you go! Can be any rating, you can add twists, I'm not picky.
Sherlock is forced to go to a funeral of a great aunt he didn’t know, who John’s father gardened for. They meet, Sherlock complains to John about how he ‘doesn’t even know her’ and ‘Mycroft made me wear this suit’. He realizes is starting to have Feelings for the ordinary, far from boring John.
John, the straight, boy-next-door, average teenager discovers he might not be as straight as he realizes. They exchange numbers. Weeks go by, they can’t stop thinking about each other, texts go back and forth. Their relationship builds.
Thanks!!

John/Mycroft, Sherlock- Matchmaker

(Anonymous) 2016-08-20 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
Sherlock loves John like a brother. However, he's insecure about his ability to be a friend and keep John in his life. Solution? Manipulate John and Mycroft into falling for each other. If John becomes Sherlock's brother-in-law, John has to stay Sherlock's friend!

Fluffy Potterlock headcanon

(Anonymous) 2016-08-20 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
Ravenclaw!Sherlock keeps getting locked out of the common room because somebody decided to make all the password riddles pop culture based. (Revenge? Prank?) Somehow this leads to fluffy Johnlock.

Please no Cursed Child spoilers!

Reincarnation into Star Trek (Crossover)

(Anonymous) 2016-08-20 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Sherlock always wakes up after he dies, he's stopped looking many lives back. After Khan!Sherlock wakes up and gets control of the fleet, imprisoning the crew, he finds a young John who is terrified and has no idea who he is.....
tigersonggm: (Default)

Re: Reincarnation into Star Trek (Crossover)

[personal profile] tigersonggm 2016-08-22 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
+100
howlingmary79: (Sherlock-Benedict)

New to the site / Plot bunny for Sherlock

[personal profile] howlingmary79 2016-08-21 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello,
I'm new to the site so I don't know if I am making things right.
If not, please let me know.
I would love to read a story where Mycroft and Sherlock are together, possibly they are kidnapped and taken to get information from Mycroft. Mycroft is untouched while Sherlock is being hurt in order to convince the elder Holmes to talk. Being a man of honor, it takes time to break him. During this time he (Mycroft) will have to take care of Sherlock and trying to find a way out of their prison. In the end, John and Lestrade find them but Sherlock is in a bad shape, they think Mycroft will vanish as soon as Sherlock is safe with them but he will stay, because he made a promise to his younger brother to not leave him and so he does.
I am not feeling up to write it myself.
Thank you!
howlingmary79: (Default)

Re: New to the site / Plot bunny for Sherlock

[personal profile] howlingmary79 2016-09-05 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm replying to my own post LOL but I found what I was searching for here:
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5332475
In case someone is interested.

John, Mycroft/Other, Sherlock- Not the First, h/c, angst

(Anonymous) 2016-08-21 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
John's always wondered why Sherlock seems to hate Mycroft so much. The reason's revealed to him when he finds a box with pictures of Sherlock with a stranger.
Turns out that, while John might have been Sherlock's first partner in detecting, he's not Sherlock's first friend. There was another friend before John. When John asks Sherlock about it, he finds out that Sherlock's friend eventually entered into a relationship with Mycroft.
However, when Mycroft or the friend decided to break things off, Mycroft had the friend killed because he/she knew too many Government secrets. Sherlock's never forgiven his brother.

Mary, Moriarty- Toys

(Anonymous) 2016-08-22 12:40 am (UTC)(link)
Moriarty is really back. But not to face up against Sherlock. Not now, at least. He's back because he doesn't like people who try to kill his toys.
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Teen!John, reincarnation/AU

[personal profile] tigersonggm 2016-08-22 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
John dies. Up to the writer how it happens- one of Sherlock's enemies gets revenge, car crash, anything, doesn't matter.
Then along comes Teen!John, basically the John that just died brought back to life in his teenage body(15/16 years old) with all of his memories and fighting skills and such. He shows up somewhere a good distance from London, and he has to make his way back to Sherlock while living on streets. He meets up with a super depressed and sullen Sherlock, who he must convince that it really is John, and then Sherlock flips out and John returns to 221B. Yay for angst and platonic Johnlock, mostly because of the age difference.
ALTERNATE ROUTES:
Lestrade sees John living on the streets and they interact somehow, preferably with John doing some things that make Lestrade go all squinty and suspicious and John has to explain that it's him.

+For making John upset about being treated like a kid
++For length
+++Mrs. Hudson being totally unsurprised
+++++++++For John impressing people on the streets with his doctor skills

During the hiatus, John was tortured into insanity

(Anonymous) 2016-08-23 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
So, this bunny's been kicking around for a while, so I wanted to at least partly fill it for myself, and put it out there if anyone wants to continue it. Or do an alternate take on it. Come to me, delicious angst.

TW: torture, PTSD, violence, mental health issues

Prompt:

Sherlock comes back from the dead and is getting ready to surprise John, and only then does Mycroft tell him the news. John was taken prisoner by someone (Moran? Moriarty?) and Mycroft only managed to get him out a few months ago. He was tortured to the point where he's not able to function at all, and Harry had him committed.

Re: During the hiatus, John was tortured into insanity

(Anonymous) 2016-08-23 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
He hates that it's a padded room.

He hates it, he hates the antiseptic smell of it (familiar, and he hates that too), he hates the looks the nurses and doctors give him, he hates the clock that ticks down the time that he's allowed--that he's allowed to be there.

He hates the sounds as he walks through the halls, the other patients groaning and gibbering (inane, pointless), the chatter of the staff at the desk, the buzz of the fluorescent light that never quite stays on steadily.

He hates the silence in John's room, broken only by his harsh, labored breathing, or the sound of him thrashing and fighting invisible threats that aren't there, that haven't been there since Mycroft's team found him in that bloody--

He hates how different John looks. He hates the way his hair was shaved, the way his skin is too pale, too sunken.

He hates the way John cringes from anyone coming nearer than a room's length away, the way there's no recognition in his eyes when he stares at Sherlock with feral wariness.

He hates his brother for hiding this from him. For concealing the truth, when maybe, if he'd known, Sherlock could have done something, could have found John sooner. Could have brought him home before he was--like this. Could have told him--

But most of all, he hates himself. He hates that he didn't see, didn't realize what might happen. Didn't deduce it, any of it.

Idiot. He was such an unforgivable idiot. Stupid and ordinary.

Sherlock opens the door slowly and gently, in case John's near it. There's a brief flurry of movement as he retreats to his usual spot, half-wedged in the corner by his bed (low to the ground so he can't hide under it), watching Sherlock with fear.

He makes himself smile, even though it makes him slightly queasy to do it. John never recognizes him, even from day to day, but perhaps someday...

He sits on the floor by the door, crossing his legs, opening the book he brought with him. Keep his movements slow and steady, nothing that might look like he's reaching for a weapon or preparing for a sudden blow.

He clears his throat, forcing away the lump in it. "Now. I suppose we may as well start over. 'The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations...'"

Re: During the hiatus, John was tortured into insanity

(Anonymous) - 2017-02-14 13:54 (UTC) - Expand

Re: During the hiatus, John was tortured into insanity

(Anonymous) - 2017-02-15 01:47 (UTC) - Expand

Jim/John/Sherlock- Fantasy vs. Reality, polyandry

(Anonymous) 2016-08-24 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
It was John's turn to pick what sexual activity they'd do that night and he thought it would be interesting to watch porn before bed. The problem of being in a relationship with a consulting detective and a consulting criminal, though, is that they inevitably begin citing the inaccuracies of the porn stars' performance and making deductions about the actors personal lives.
howlingmary79: (Sherlock-Benedict)

New story for Sherlock's fandom - Bored

[personal profile] howlingmary79 2016-08-27 01:05 pm (UTC)(link)
“Sherlock, give me the gun!” Watson asked in a half-worried, half-annoyed tone.
Sherlock shrugged his shoulders in a silent reply and continued to stare at the face in front of him, a vacant expression on his face.
“You’re going to hurt someone, please, Sherlock,” John pleaded in a firm tone.
The detective didn’t bother replying but gave another shrug. His posture didn’t change, his expression dark as he pointed the gun again and closed one eye to better take aim.
John decided it was time to end this nonsense situation. With a single swift movement, he was beside the other man and took the gun out of his hand, not allowing him time to react.
The detective dropped his arm on the armchair he was half-sitting and half-slumped on, a frown forming between his eyebrows. He huffed and slumped even more into the leather of his seat.
“Why do you always have to be so childish?” John asked then.
“Leave me alone, John,” he answered finally, gesturing with his hands for Watson to go away.
Watson was exasperated. He really couldn’t understand why his friend was behaving this way. He decided to try one more time to coax Sherlock to talk to him, otherwise he would just ignore him. At least now Sherlock couldn’t shoot at the yellow face on the wall.
The doctor was thinking what the right thing to say was, elbows on his knees, head bowed and eyes on his crossed hands, when he sensed Sherlock was staring at him. He lifted his head and flinched backwards when he found Sherlock’s face very close to his.
“What?” Holmes asked.
“You were staring at me,” the doctor replied.
“You were lost deep in your thoughts, might I know if it was something important?”
Watson gave a small nervous laugh.
The frown between Sherlock’s eyebrows increased. He was deducing something from the doctor, looking at him as if he was some kind of lab animal. Watson could almost hear Sherlock’s mind working.
“Would you please stop doing that, Sherlock!” he almost yelled as he stood up.
“I’m just trying to keep my mind occupied with… something, and you were an interesting subject for once.”
“Oh thank you, Sherlock. Thank you very much.”
“I don’t see the point in being annoyed. I actually complimented you. The only possible and logical reaction is to thank me, John.”
“Didn’t I do that before?”
“Yes, in fact you did. But it was clear you were mocking me.”
“Oh, for God’s sake Sherlock, shut up!”
“If you are not interested in my opinions, John, you’re free to… to go out. Do what you usually do when you’re not with me and leave me alone.”
And he was silent again.
Watson turned to look at his friend, arms crossed on his chest and a hurt expression on his perfectly shaven face, and tried not to laugh at his childish behaviour.
The detective needed something to work on, two days of forced rest since their last case were clearly enough to drive him mad. Sherlock needed to have his mind constantly working on something, he wasn’t able to simply “rest” for a while. The ex-army doctor wondered how Sherlock’s mother survived the experience of bringing up a genius with such a temper.
Thinking of Sherlock as a child made him smile. Watson’s anger was gone.
He knelt down in front of his mate, so he could look him directly in the eye.
“Sherlock, I know you are bored…”
“Exactly, I’m bored.”
“So what can I do to amuse you?”
Sherlock eyed him suspiciously.
“Define “amuse”.”
“Entertain you, then.”
“That’s better. Better choice of words.”
“So?”
“So what? I told you I’m B O R E D, there is no entertainment to change this!”
“We can play cards.”
“Cards?”
“Yes, cards. Why not?”
“I’m going to win over you. That’s not funny.”
“Ah, well, thank you Sherlock, but I don’t mind losing to you on a card game.”
“I meant it’s not funny for me. To always win.”
“Oh, I see. Chess, then.”
“I used the chessboard on an experiment, we can’t play chess anymore.”
“Sherlock, it was my chessboard! How dare you?”
“You were out of sight and I couldn’t contact you to ask for your permission.”
“You could have texted me… Ok, what happened to the chessboard?”
“Destroyed.”
“Destroyed?”
“Actually burnt.”
“Burnt?!”
“Yes, what’s the big deal which way it’s gone?”
“Sherlock, I swear if you ever try to steal something from me again…”
“I didn’t steal it from you. It was on the table, where you left it the last time we played. I didn’t burn it on purpose, the experiment went wrong.”
Watson sighed.
“Operation is it then.”
“Operation?”
“Yes, Operation.”
“You don’t like playing Operation, John.”
“Well, it’s not my favourite table game, but that’s not the point.”
“That’s exactly the point. Are you telling me you are willing to play a game that doesn’t amuse you?”
“Yes, that is exactly what I am going to do.”
“That doesn’t make any sense.”
“Sherlock, can you just drop the matter?”
“No, sorry John, I can’t do it.”
“Yes, you can.”
“No, I can’t.”
“Why not?”
“Because I don’t understand how your mind works. It doesn’t follow any logic.”
“Sherlock, I am your friend. Friends do things to just please each other even if they are not inclined to.”
The detective frowned.
“All clear now?” Watson asked then.
“Are you my friend, John?”
“Yes, Sherlock. I am your friend.”
“And am I your friend?”
“Yes, you are.”
“Do you like me?”
“Sherlock, can we just play, please?”
“Of course, John.”
The detective hurried to retrieve the table game where Mycroft left it the last time he visited his brother. He was now wearing a small satisfied smile on his face and John was happy that his friend was calmer and relatively in peace.


howlingmary79: (Sherlock-Benedict)

New story for Sherlock's fandom - The reptile's touch

[personal profile] howlingmary79 2016-08-27 01:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Inspired by the video of a deleted scene of the episode "His Last Vow" - Sherlock thoughts after Mary shot him.

Sherlock hated being touched. He considered it a boring act of sentimentality with no use. Something to avoid. Or something to bear, if the circumstances dictated so.
He loathed it, especially when he was sick.
This time was no exception.
Mary shot him and he had almost died but somehow he had survived.
There had been faces, greeting him when he first woke up after surgery; John, for sure, and Mycroft, maybe. He vaguely remembered his brother in distress, but he wasn’t conscious long enough to think about it.
The voices faded to nothing as his eyelids dropped closed.
The next time he awoke, it was dark. The lights were dim in the corridor and there was just a small table light in the far corner of the room. He could feel someone else was in the room with him but turning his curly head on the pillow required too much energy at the moment.
He was starting to feel a little pain where the doctors had performed surgery on his chest. He knew his pulse was accelerating and his breath was becoming laboured.
He heard the rustling of fabric against leather as the person with him got up from the chair to stand up next to him, entering his field of vision.
John.
Sherlock just stared at the doctor, feeling ashamed of his condition.
John understood and smiled at him.
“Are you hurting?” he asked.
Sherlock croaked something unintelligible and frowned at his own weakness.
Again, John understood.
“I’ll call the nurse. Don’t worry, you’ll soon be back to your usual arrogant self. You just need to take it easy for a while,” he explained.
It took only a few minutes for the nurse to come to his room to administer him the morphine. John thanked her and she blushed slightly. She left the room as silently as she had entered. Everything in that hospital was silent and efficient.
John was once again at his side, suggesting that he should rest.
“I told Mary I’m staying with you tonight, so if you need anything just call me. OK, mate?”
Sherlock frowned a little, surely he didn’t need to be baby-sat. If he was fine, he would have fought John and his unnerving need to hover over him like a mother hen. But he was tired and aching and the morphine made him drowsy. So he nodded and let sleep claim him.
The following couple of days Sherlock mostly slept, the doctors keeping him on a morphine drip to ease his pain. He was awake only for short periods of time. His memories of those days were confused, a continuum of blurred faces coming in and going out of his field of vision.
At some point Mary was there, wasn’t she? Mary who shot him. Mary who asked him not to tell John.
And there were voices shushing him, suggesting that he should rest or take it easy. As if he was capable of doing anything else.
On the afternoon of the third day, the man came. He entered through the door, commented about the flowers Sherlock had received and deducing who sent which ones.
Sherlock followed him with his eyes, still too weak to open them completely and to move too much, too doped up to react to his touch.
Magnussen sat on the chair next to his bed, caressed his arm and his hand with his slightly damp ones. Talked about him being a musician.
Sherlock’s breath hitched as the man held his hand, he couldn’t understand what the man was saying. Surely he wasn’t there to visit him. On the contrary, he was there to deliver a message. Sherlock tried hard to make his brilliant mind work but with no avail.
His hand fell back on the mattress and Magnussen came closer to him, very close to his face and whispered in his ear about Mary. And John. Threatening them.
Sherlock closed his eyes to avoid the man’s sight. And then Magnussen was gone. The strain of the emotional stress he had just lived through leaving him exhausted.
He slept. Again.
The following morning he woke up feeling a little more alert. He was still on a morphine drip but they must have reduced the dosage because he was able to “think” a little more.
He spotted Mycroft on the chair next to the bed. His brother looked tired and somehow clumsy out of his environment. He was wearing the grey suit, the umbrella was near the door and he was perfectly shaven; still he looked puzzled.
Sherlock stirred a little in the bed. The elder Holmes was immediately at his side, resting his hand on his arm. Mycroft’s hand was slightly damp. Just like Magnussen’s hands.
The gesture made the detective flinch. The events of the previous afternoon came to Sherlock’s mind and he shivered.
Mycroft frowned.
“It’s all right, Sherlock. It’s just me, Mycroft,” he offered.
Sherlock was studying his brother, deciding if he had to be informed about Magnussen’s visit or not. The thought of John and Mary in danger because of him made him sick. But if he let Mycroft in, things would only get worse. No, his brother had to stay out of this business.
He closed his eyes briefly, so as to not let the older man see his panic.
“Do you need me to call a doctor?” Mycroft urged.
Sherlock realized his brother was still waiting for an answer.
“No,” he stated simply.
“It looked like you wanted to tell me something important.”
Sherlock let out a long breath.
“It’s nothing. Can I have some water?” Sorry Mycroft, I can’t let you in. Not this time.

Re: New story for Sherlock's fandom - The reptile's touch

(Anonymous) 2016-08-30 12:51 pm (UTC)(link)
While it isn't how kink memes work, I still loved this story very much. :)

John, Mycroft- Brother, fluff

(Anonymous) 2016-08-29 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
"Make sure he gets home safe. He's like a brother to me and you know how closely I guard my brothers."

John thought Mycroft only saw him as an ally. Useful in keeping Sherlock safe, but that's where it ended. Then, one day he needs a ride home from a crime scene and he overhears Mycroft saying this or something to the effect to the driver.

Greg, Mycroft, Sherlock- Long-Suffering, humor, fluff

(Anonymous) 2016-08-29 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
There has been much speculation about how Lestrade came to meet the Holmes brothers, let alone why he's so loyal to them. Some think he's one of their lovers. Others think he's an employee of Mycrofts. The truth is much stranger. When Greg was a teenager, he used to babysit the Holmes. It's a job one is never quite able to quit, even after the two are full-grown.

(Anonymous) 2016-08-29 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Sherrinford is sherlocks alternate personality.

(Anonymous) 2016-09-06 08:48 am (UTC)(link)
Have you already read this fic (http://archiveofourown.org/works/635439/chapters/1150378)? (I don't want to say the title, because Sherrinford being Sherlock's alt personality is a big spoiler and I'd rather let people choose whether to be spoiled or not.)