Home Community TV Shows Sherlock Why Me? or, How Did I Get Trapped in These Tales of Misery?
Why Me? or, How Did I Get Trapped in These Tales of Misery?
Follow .
Focus: TV Shows Sherlock, Since: 10-01-04
Founder: singinginthedrain - Stories: 380 - Followers: 172 - id: 4560
We don't just want to see Sherlock & John go through all that physical and emotional anguish, right? We want to read about it, too! Carefully selected, high quality stories of angst, hurt/comfort, tragedy, romance, friendship, Star Trek crossovers, etc. Join Sherlock and John, Molly, Lestrade, & Mycroft in their adventures. Poor Sherlock will be the main target but he'll understand, won't he? Mostly non-slash.

The Box by kate221b reviews
A 16 year old Sherlock Holmes wakes up in a hospital room with no memory of his past or how he got there. Is it a conspiracy, or is he genuinely ill? Warnings for references to mental illness and abuse.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 68 - Words: 102,633 - Reviews: 287 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 10/8/2012 - Published: 5/22/2012 - Sherlock H., Mycroft H. - Complete
Otherwise Involved by ACtravels reviews
It's just… he's never explained this to anyone. He's never attempted to because it didn't need quantifying or modifying or cataloguing before now – it just was, and now it just isn't, and John's cut loose and at a loss of what to tell people. Sherlock's gone and everyone is silently asking him what, exactly, he has lost.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,149 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/2/2013 - John W., DI Lestrade - Complete
Spider's Nest by bumblebree13 reviews
When Sherlock has to be rushed to the hospital after an incident on a crime scene, John's left wondering if he's ever going to stop fearing for the man's life. Nothing will never be the same again as they are both thrust into the world of learning to heal. The doctors had said there would likely be memory problems but this is far beyond what either of them would have ever expected.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 19,356 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 4/24 - Published: 9/28/2016
Unwise by O'Donnell reviews
HLV. Sherlock returns to Baker Street from the drugs den and the lab at Bart's. So what is Mycroft doing sitting on the stairs like Christopher Robin waiting for him? And why?
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,513 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/19/2016
Black Angel by O'Donnell reviews
Early morning on a Thames Bridge a black angel saves the life of a girl with a backpack and a secret. There are violins - but not romantic ones. Adventure. One shot that might yet become the start of a story.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,380 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/16/2016 - Sherlock H., OC
A Study in Linguistics by rizandace reviews
Sherlock Holmes and John Watson had their own language. It was a language of few words and minute facial expressions, and John had learned that it was nearly the only way to have an honest conversation with his eccentric flat mate. Edited June 15, 2013
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,425 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 798 - Follows: 100 - Published: 1/14/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Trickster Tricked by The Death Frisbee reviews
There could be a bomb on an Underground train, but Sherlock's having a glass of wine with an interesting - interested? - party. One-shot, complete. Hints of slash, canonical, pre-"Reichenbach."
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,337 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/10/2012 - Sherlock H., J. Moriarty - Complete
Emotional Context, Sherlock by versarilaetus reviews
After Eurus's emotional vivisection, Sherlock returns to Baker Street and tries to put the shattered pieces of his life back together. Takes place immediately after the Final Problem but before that happy little montage. Shameless Sherlolly. Fluff with a little angst. Will probably lead to a little naughtiness.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 28,231 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 4/21 - Published: 2/10 - Sherlock H., Molly Hooper
What Counts by taliapaxton reviews
After a brutal attack, John and Sherlock are both injured. John recovers but Sherlock is forever changed. What will Sherlock do when the one thing he could always rely on, his mind, is not longer there?
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 43 - Words: 51,788 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 12/23/2013 - Published: 7/24/2013 - Complete
Magpie: One for Sorrow by sevenpercent reviews
"I'm fine." Pre-So3, Sherlock's mental health crumbles while those brave enough to call themselves friends and family struggle to help him back. Being part of the cause rather than the solution, John has to come to terms with his own problems before he can help. (Follows on from Devonshire Squires, but will stand alone)
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 23 - Words: 77,061 - Reviews: 242 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 6/5/2015 - Published: 2/24/2015 - Complete
Devonshire Squires by sevenpercent reviews
Post TEH/Pre So3, John and Sherlock are struggling to rebuild bridges, when a demanding case challenges both of their assumptions about what happened to the other one during the hiatus. Lestrade tries to play peacemaker, but Mycroft's meddling is counter-productive. Follows on from A Pocketful of Rye in Got My Eye on You, but easily stands alone
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Mystery - Chapters: 36 - Words: 89,455 - Reviews: 409 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 2/20/2015 - Published: 11/16/2014 - Sherlock H., John W., DI Lestrade
Baker Street Boys: An A-Z Almanac of HurtComfort by syfygal reviews
An A-Z collection of Hurt/Comfort tales featuring the Baker Street Boys. A is for Anaphylaxis - wherein Sherlock discovers he is allergic to wasps, much to John's dismay.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 22,473 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 4/23 - Published: 2/5
And in the Dark, I Call Your Name by Gwen's Blue Box reviews
Seven months after he was sent to exile, Sherlock is back. The London he returns to is changed: His friends have moved on with their lives; John is happy with his wife and daughter. When Sherlock falls ill while he is still haunted by memories of his exile and struggling to adjust, he needs John more than ever, but will John notice? /S4 AU in which there's no Moriarty video.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 616 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 32 - Published: 4/17 - Sherlock H., John W.
Holdup in Hammersmith by Starlight05 reviews
While investigating a simple case in a bank, Sherlock is taken hostage. Not at all in the mood, he behaves like... well, like Sherlock. However, one robber appears less enthusiastic than the others. All Sherlock has to do is, somehow, gain the man's support before it's too late. AU in which John is a bank robber and Sherlock one of the hostages.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Crime/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,996 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/30/2016 - Sherlock H., John W., J. Moriarty, Sebastian M./Seb - Complete
Missing Piece by hjohn302 reviews
Sherlock is bewildered at the sudden anger radiating off his flat mate. When he finally realizes what the problem is, Sherlock wonders if he can fix it. He doesn't want to lose John, a puzzle piece he never knew he'd been missing. Missing scene after "Blind Banker" episode. (Part of In Between 'verse) Rated for hints of adult themes. COMPLETE
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,973 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/24/2014 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
And The Stars Shone Brightly by YourLoyalBlogger reviews
In the aftermath of the Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock struggles to regain what he had lost and take out the one man left in Moriarty's web. Sebastian Moran. I am horrible at summaries and desperately hope someone can come up with something better
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 82 - Words: 105,363 - Reviews: 660 - Favs: 247 - Follows: 356 - Updated: 3/15/2014 - Published: 3/24/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Never To See The Stars Again by YourLoyalBlogger reviews
Post Reichenbach Fic. All the things that were missed. The reactions, the funeral, the fights, the movement, the reunion. Warnings for : Character "death" spoilers, blood? Emotions?
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 84 - Words: 120,974 - Reviews: 531 - Favs: 374 - Follows: 287 - Updated: 3/23/2012 - Published: 1/18/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Never By Halves by Gwen's Blue Box reviews
Sherlock, John should have known that much by now, never does anything by halves. When he notices the first signs of an approaching sickness, he, despite his best intentions to keep a closer eye on Sherlock, puts it down to stress and exhaustion. And since Sherlock is very adept at claiming to be fine, John only slowly becomes aware of the severity of Sherlock's illness./Sick!fic
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,472 - Reviews: 241 - Favs: 182 - Follows: 347 - Updated: 4/16 - Published: 7/14/2014 - Sherlock H., John W., DI Lestrade
Define Vulnerability by TheGracefulBlueCat reviews
Shortly after Sherlock's return John realises something is very wrong with his friend. He, Greg and Mycroft try to help Sherlock as he falls deeper and deeper into the abyss called PTSD. Sherlock is not ready to allow anyone in, but then the events of the current case cause him to hit bottom hard. H/C, Flashbacks, panic attacks, PTSD, aftermath of torture, whump, drugs. [revised]
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 49 - Words: 145,579 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 4/18 - Published: 11/11/2014 - Sherlock H., John W., DI Lestrade, Molly Hooper
Forgotten Memories by Zacha reviews
Sherlock is thought to have died in an explosion. There are enemies who wants to play with and manipulate him and his life. Can an injured and vulnerable Sherlock Holmes be saved from both his enemies and himself in time? **CONTAINS SPOILERS for series 1 & 2
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 193 - Words: 443,350 - Reviews: 1390 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 9/2/2013 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Mycroft H., J. Moriarty - Complete
Friends by ACtravels reviews
It took awhile for John to realise quite how human Sherlock was.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,024 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
He's Shattered by Books In the Blood reviews
John is barely managing still three years after the fall. When Sherlock returns he expects to find the same John he left. But he didn't expect John to be so shattered. Will a tragedy be just what they need to bring them back together?
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 30,455 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 3/8/2013 - Published: 1/20/2013 - Complete
Gambling Man by ThessalyMc reviews
John didn't trust Irene, but he'd work with her if it meant saving Sherlock. He knew the stakes, and he was all in.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,208 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/24 - Published: 2/12 - Sherlock H., John W., Irene A.
Gambit by ThessalyMc reviews
John has a surprise encounter with a not-dead Irene Adler. He takes it, and her news, about as well as can be expected. First part in a series of stories, followed by Gambling Man.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 627 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/12
After the Fall by ThessalyMc reviews
Multi-chapter fic. John's life post-RF, beginning 12 hours after the Fall, continuing to a realization 6 months later, and on to the reunion. 20 chapters total. Now up -chapter 20: the reunion.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 54,302 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 12/31/2013 - Published: 10/24/2013 - John W., Anthea, DI Lestrade, Mycroft H. - Complete
354 | Page 1 2 3 4 11 .. Last Next »