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sherlockbbc_fic ([personal profile] sherlockbbc_fic) wrote2015-06-10 03:45 pm

Prompting Part XXXVII

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Sherlock becomes hot after a makeover AU

(Anonymous) 2015-06-17 11:54 am (UTC)(link)
Imagine Sherlock stopped taking drugs, but never dropped his 'Shezza' look. So he's usually dressed in ratty clothes, doesn't shower as often as he should, his hair is messy & oily, skin looks bad and he rarely shaves, so he usually looks like a homeless junkie. Obviously this means Donovan & co are even less pleased to see him help out on crime scenes and he has a harder time getting into labs, but he's a genius so somehow he manages to gain reputation nonetheless, and everything happens the same as in canon. (established relationship with John that makes everyone question John's sanity and tastes would be a bonus!)

One day, he gets a case that requires him to look like a rich successful man, so he puts on one of the suits Mycroft keeps buying for him, gets a haircut, shaves etc. Cue everyone being STUNNED and disbelieving :) (and maybe he sees how much John appreciates the change and decides to keep it?)

Re: Sherlock becomes hot after a makeover AU

(Anonymous) 2015-06-17 02:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I need this!

Re: Sherlock becomes hot after a makeover AU

(Anonymous) 2015-06-21 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Working on a fill right now! With how it's turning out it might be more of a minifill though. Sorry about that. :/ I'll post it as soon as I can!

The Clean Junkie

(Anonymous) 2015-06-22 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
Hope OP doesn't mind I changed a wee detail about Mycroft's involvement. Also, I feel like John would be fairly okay with Sherlock dressing however he wanted until he found out that Sherlock was still comfortable in his old style then that shit had to GO. I think this turned out crackier than I meant it to be...

The Clean (but not exactly clean) Junkie

John Watson was often wrong. It was a fact he had come to accept living with.
Things John Watson was wrong about:
1) He had thought that Sherlock would you know, shave and, obviously, bathe (the smell was getting atrocious.)
2) He had thought that he would go back to his usual apparel (John missed the sharp suits.)
3) He had never thought Sherlock would burn his former wardrobe (with the exception of his coat.)
4) He had just sort of naturally assumed Sherlock would cut his hair and get back into his usual strict hair-care regiment (his hair was getting be disgusting.)
5) He did not think that Sherlock would get clean
And because John was wrong about that last, he for the most part let the other things slide. Occasionally he would demand Sherlock take a damn shower or have a shave (John was not kissing him with that nasty-ass beard on his beautiful face.)
But mostly life went on. Sherlock seemed comfortable, so who was John to tell him he wasn't to dress how he wished?

It was, however, a bit problematic on cases. Greg's superiors were still watching Sherlock hawkishly despite his name being cleared, and he no longer looked the part of the pristine Consulting Detective. But somehow Sherlock manages. John thinks maybe he scares them off with the smell.


"You're an absolute nutter. I told you to stay from him." Donovan says one day over a margarita at the pub with John, Greg, and Anderson after the completion of a particularly difficult
"Yeah!" Anderson pipes up, nearly spilling his martini all over John. "We WARNED you 'bout 'im!" He leans in close, using a conspiratorial tone but speaking quite loudly. "You've just got shiiiiit taste!" He goes to make another grand gesture and this time, does spill his drink on John. This, John thinks grumpily, is why they do not often invite Phillip.

John stops at Tesco's on his way home and so is more than mildly displeased when more the bag (containing brand new eggs, damn it all) falls to the floor as he releases it in his shock. Sherlock is standing in a brand new suit with pristine hair and John can smell the strawberry shampoo from the doorway. "What. The. Hell?"
Sherlock turns to him with that little grin of his and John can't help a small smile in return, despite reminding himself he's pissed. Sherlock pulls John into waltz a which the shorter of the two stumbles through but enjoys the kiss at the end anyway. "What's got into you?"
"Serial killer!" Sherlock replied with excitement. "And he's making his mistake at some big happening tonight. But I think there's something else too. I haven't slept more than
normal, but I feel much more energetic than usual." John opens his mouth to tell him why for, but Sherlock silences him with a kiss. "Let's save the examination for
in bed tonight, Doctor." He winks and then is out the door in a whirlwind

John blinks.

The offer is tempting. But John is about to do something which he knows will earn him a spot on the couch tonight. He takes out his mobile with a sigh. "Mycroft, I need a favour. How quickly can you get a whole new wardrobe for Sherlock? A decent one."


Sherlock runs up the stairs to the rooftop, heaving from the sudden action of jumping from the cab as he'd seen what looked like disaster. The smoke is visible from the street and he can smell it thick and heavy in the air. He emerges onto the flat surface of the roof and stares open mouthed at John as he waves from the other side of the blazing bonfire. "Are.. Are those my CLOTHES!? What are you DOING?!"

John has many a destroyed jumper in mind as he gives an impish grin, calling back, "Experiment!"

Re: The Clean Junkie

(Anonymous) 2015-06-22 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I absolutely loved John's reaction! :)

Re: The Clean Junkie

(Anonymous) 2015-06-22 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
From the writer of this fill:
Sorry about the format being a bit muddled, I was on a roadtrip and had to piece things together from my mobile..

Re: The Clean Junkie

(Anonymous) 2015-06-23 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Great fill!

Re: The Clean Junkie

(Anonymous) 2015-06-24 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Hahaha, wonderful. Avenge those jumpers, John!