Francesca Wayland
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Joined 10-06-01, id: 117957, Profile Updated: 09-07-16
Author has written 14 stories for X-Files, and Sherlock.

Hello! Welcome to my page with my little offering of stories. My Tumblr url is francesca-wayland, come say hi!


Art for Neither A Soldier Nor A Gentleman

You can see some incredible illustrations to Neither A Soldier Nor A Gentleman:

She also made an illustrated companion to the story which you can see here:

And here is an absolutely gorgeous movie style poster:

Sherlock and Irene in the afterglow, by me:

Chapter 17 scene by me:

And Kilimiria’s very sweet sketch is here:

The recording of the BBC World Service broadcast in the epilogue of NaSnaG is here:

Art for Sui Generis:

Irene and Nero as a newborn by me:

Sherlock, Nero, and Irene, by Gloriousdasher:

Nero's first Christmas at Baker Street, by me:

A photoset by me which illustrates the moment in Chapter 14 that Sherlock finally leans about Nero:

Other fics:

For After Midnight Admeliora created this awesome photoset:

Their Sunlit Room was based on a manip I made:

Here is a larger version of Dangerous Liaison's cover image:

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Come Attrition, Come Hell by ChanceInc reviews
Set an hour or so after the conversation in Mycroft's study in ASiB, I don't think Irene would have fled London immediately, do you?: Sherlock hadn't expected to see her, not now, not here, not after toppling her whole world… yet here she was, and he'd always remember tonight as the night something changed. Irene/Sherlock
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 64,203 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 4/23/2015 - Published: 12/4/2014 - Sherlock H., John W., Irene A.
Six Underground by dietplainlite reviews
"He's just a lunatic, and he'll always let you down." As far as we know, Sherlock has never let Lestrade down. What's the story, Morning Glory? Set in 1996.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 59,571 - Reviews: 189 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 1/13/2015 - Published: 10/17/2012 - [Sherlock H., Sgt. S. Donavan] - Complete
The Way the Heavens Go by solojones reviews
Sherlock brings John and Mary with him on a case in Florence, but he has an ulterior motive: to reunite with Irene and explore intimacy in all its forms. As the deceptions escalate, John fears his friend may be falling into another dangerous trap. Bromance, romance, and angst. M for sexual content and drug references. Sequel to What He Likes, but can be read alone. Sherlock/Irene.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 75,319 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 262 - Updated: 10/5/2014 - Published: 4/12/2013 - Sherlock H., John W., Irene A.
The Last Night at the End of the World by tepid sponge bath reviews
Sherlock Holmes, and how he figures on the last night of Irene Adler's life, and what they do then.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,571 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 6/30/2013 - Published: 2/23/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A.
Dining with Frogs by Lost in Ashes reviews
Sherlock needs Irene Adler's help to bring down Moriarty's network. Irene drives a rather hard bargain. Complete.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 64,214 - Reviews: 183 - Favs: 238 - Follows: 162 - Updated: 6/18/2013 - Published: 3/14/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
This is Not a Safe House, Part II by Sara Dobie Bauer reviews
Part II of "This is Not a Safe House." He saved her life in Karachi, and she told him she loved him. Now, she believes him dead—until he shows up at her front door—and proves no one is safe around sentiment.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,547 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 14 - Published: 6/11/2013 - Irene A., Sherlock H. - Complete
This is Not A Safe House by Sara Dobie Bauer reviews
Sherlock is shot while rescuing Irene Adler in Karachi. Fighting to stay alive, they seek shelter in a safe house, and Irene must help the consulting detective who needs help from no one.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,237 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 16 - Published: 5/21/2013 - Irene A., Sherlock H. - Complete
Love Stories and Tournaments of Lies by Nocturnias reviews
Sherlock is drawn into a perverse game unlike anything he's ever played. As he tries to untangle the web, he makes a shocking discovery that will change two lives forever. Sherlolly. Winner of "Best Romance", "Best Mystery", and "Fan Favorite" in the Rated M categories in the 2012 Sherlock and Molly Fic Awards (SAMFAs). Art by the fantastic Flavialikestodraw on Tumblr!
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 72 - Words: 109,221 - Reviews: 1673 - Favs: 1,093 - Follows: 779 - Updated: 5/14/2013 - Published: 1/21/2012 - Sherlock H., John W., Molly Hooper, J. Moriarty - Complete
What He Likes by solojones reviews
6 months post-Reichenbach, Sherlock approaches Irene with an unusual job offer: he wants to shoot up, and he needs someone to mind him. But can she remain detached whilst Sherlock spirals deeper and deeper into his addiction? A dark and frank character and relationship study. M for pervasive drug use, some language, and sexual content. Adlock. Followed by The Way the Heavens Go.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 69,145 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 296 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 4/15/2013 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
He Remembered Her by ausland reviews
AU. The first time that Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler met wasn't in a sunlit sitting room in Belgravia. She was the only woman who ever mattered, because she was the first woman. Slight M.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,227 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 16 - Published: 4/12/2013 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
Chemical Defect by Midori Aoi reviews
'We are honor bound to grant you one wish. Know, however, that this wish shall not save you.' 'I understand.' They had granted her a chance to say goodbye, to whom, Irene refused to say. And she would take that with her to the grave. One-Shot. - Irene/Sherlock
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,214 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/12/2013 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
Lights, Camera, Exposure by Midori Aoi reviews
There's something incredibly fascinating in fire. Its blaze, its brightness and its searing touch. Those who play with fire, always get burned. It's a rule. You can't escape it. But who says either of them wanted to escape it? After all, it's only just a game. Sherlock/Irene one-shot. May or may not continue. Depends on popular demand. Rated T for provocative content.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,701 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 36 - Published: 1/1/2013 - Sherlock H., Irene A.
Shipwrecked by solojones reviews
Adrift and on his own whilst tracking down Moriarty's network, Sherlock finds himself contemplating what his life has become. It's Chopin's fault, really. A quick drabble.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 933 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Published: 11/28/2012 - Sherlock H. - Complete
A Chemical Defect by night.ixora reviews
Set after "A Scandal in Belgravia." How I picture the rescue of Irene Adler went. A wrestle of dominance between Sherlock and Irene as they both try to fight their own attraction and get the other to submit.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,799 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 10/13/2012 - Published: 9/27/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
The Science of You by harmless sociopath reviews
The lack of sound in the room is something that could be described as silence from an external point of view, but their minds and hearts, although that would be denied by either one of them are racing. sequel to "the Irene Adler Files"
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,219 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/17/2012 - Irene A., Sherlock H. - Complete
The Irene Adler Files by harmless sociopath reviews
If you'd ask anyone, anywhere, they'd tell you that the Irene Adler files don't exist. The government would deny the files' existence, and rightfully so. They have never heard of such files, and it would be better to keep it that way.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,219 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/2/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
A room with no view by Eyebrows2 reviews
Sherlock has obtained some very dangerous information, which some very dangerous people want. They have obtained Sherlock. Imprisoned and almost helpless, can Sherlock's brilliant mind overcome pain and terror, to keep the secret, and John, safe?
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 42,420 - Reviews: 248 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 234 - Updated: 7/24/2012 - Published: 10/15/2010 - Sherlock H., John W.
The Full House by Emcee Frodis reviews
When Sherlock asked Molly to help him, she never thought she'd be given a more difficult task. Until what he asked for next. HUGE SPOILERS for Series Two.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 137,038 - Reviews: 2010 - Favs: 1,857 - Follows: 840 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 3/4/2012 - Sherlock H., Molly Hooper - Complete
Against the Wind by How Now Meow reviews
Post-Reichenbach. In France, a slightly damaged Sherlock Holmes reunites with a certain slightly damaged Woman. The adventure that follows is both strange and dangerous, but that's what they like. HIATUS. MY LIFE IS SORT OF IN PIECES RIGHT NOW .
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,141 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 7/8/2012 - Published: 4/12/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A.
The Sign of the Four by solojones reviews
Post-Reichenbach, Sherlock returns. But everything's changed, leaving things between him and John uncertain and tense as they work a case involving Mary Morstan's father. Will they be torn apart? Will it matter if Sherlock's demons pull him under first? A casefic based on the ACD novel. Complete. The casefic/Adlock sequel, "The Way the Heavens Go" is currently being posted.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Mystery - Chapters: 26 - Words: 128,774 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 6/17/2012 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
A Very Palpable Hit by IronyRocks reviews
Post-"A Scandel in Belgravia." Irene, Sherlock, and an empty room.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,840 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 23 - Published: 4/4/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
Spectrum by celeryy reviews
If she was being completely honest, it was the last thing she'd ever have thought he was capable of doing. For more than one reason. But admittedly these were extenuating circumstances.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,615 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 3/4/2012 - Published: 3/3/2012 - Molly Hooper, Sherlock H.
Windmills Of Your Mind by Maple Fay reviews
Everyone thinks he's dead, so he needs to disappear. She knows everything about disappearing. And being dead. Post 2x03 AU, Sherlock/Irene.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,732 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 2/12/2012 - Published: 1/19/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
A Lack of Understanding by Chalcedony Rivers reviews
"He'd been anticipating this meeting for a long time – almost before The Fall. He knew how it would play out, too. John would punch him, obviously. John was a soldier: the physical violence was inevitable." A reunion fic.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,398 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/31/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Him and Her by Aussieflower reviews
'She baffled him. Confused him to no end. He didn't understand. And that was very new.He couldn't stand it.' A story about Irene and Sherlock, how they felt about eachother, and how and why Sherlock rescued her. Rated T possibly for later chapters.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,863 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 1/23/2012 - Published: 1/4/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
The Unfortunate Truth by Ori reviews
Just as her death was becoming imminent; he was increasingly convinced that the world is better with her living in it. Sherlock Holmes/Irene Adler
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,912 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 1/12/2012 - Published: 1/5/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
The Games We Play by Maple Fay reviews
Post 2x01, Sherlock/Irene. He can't get over it, not quite - and she's not making it any easier for him. Rated for future chapters, I suppose.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,966 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 1/11/2012 - Published: 1/4/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
Taking Score by deaka reviews
SPOILERS FOR S2. Episode tag for "A Scandal in Belgravia". John and Sherlock, friendship.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,767 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/7/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Six Degrees of Requiem by Pereybere reviews
Six stories detailing the relationship of Mulder and Scully from 'all things' to 'Requiem'. MSR!
X-Files - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,744 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/13/2007 - Published: 8/19/2006 - F. Mulder, D. Scully - Complete
Resurgam by ophelia8 reviews
Something very angry is haunting a tiny graveyard on the Vineyard.
X-Files - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 81,951 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/21/2002 - F. Mulder, D. Scully
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Sui Generis reviews
When Irene Adler contacts Mycroft Holmes with some shocking information and instructs him not to share it with Sherlock, he believes it to be a calculated power play against him. In some ways he's right, but the truth is more complicated, and personal. Could be considered an AU sequel to NaSnaG, but is also a study on the relationship of the Holmes brothers.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 37 - Words: 233,533 - Reviews: 570 - Favs: 297 - Follows: 397 - Updated: 4/5 - Published: 12/22/2012 - Sherlock H., John W., Mycroft H., Irene A.
All Is Bright reviews
In December, 2013, two dead people live again for one night.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,114 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/7 - Published: 12/24/2014 - Sherlock H., Irene A.
Dangerous Liaisons reviews
A collection of Adlock drabbles that I will continue to update whenever inspiration strikes.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,436 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 11/29/2016 - Published: 3/17/2014 - Sherlock H., Irene A.
A Conditioned Response reviews
This is the M-rated continuation of the last one-shot from my collection 'Dangerous Liaisons,' which ends with the sentence, "He returned to London four days later." An anon commenter asked, "4 DAYS later. Why can't we see how well she broke him over those four days?" This is my response ;)
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,386 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/16/2015 - Published: 7/7/2015 - Sherlock H., Irene A.
Burn Notice reviews
This is a missing scene from A Scandal in Belgravia, which imagines Sherlock and John's interaction the night Sherlock returned from cracking Irene's code. It's short, but I don't imagine that there would've been much more to their exchange than this.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,023 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/31/2015 - Sherlock H., John W., Irene A.
Hooked reviews
This is a follow-up to Neither A Soldier Nor A Gentleman, and it takes place just before and during the opening scenes of Hounds of Baskerville in the context that they occurred not long after the events of Karachi. Why was Sherlock was behaving so erratically in those scenes?
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,114 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/31/2015 - Sherlock H., John W., DI Lestrade, Irene A. - Complete
Coda reviews
Short one-shot sequel to 'After Midnight,' which takes place the following morning. Sherlock learns of a previously unrevealed talent of Irene's, and the discovery makes him feel even closer to her.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,174 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/24/2014 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
After Midnight reviews
"God knows where she is now." For one night, Sherlock knows as well.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 20,315 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 3/16/2014 - Published: 1/20/2014 - Sherlock H., John W., DI Lestrade, Irene A. - Complete
Their Sunlit Room reviews
A small drabble which takes in Perast, Montenegro place during The Great Hiatus.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,184 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 12 - Published: 1/29/2014 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete
The Seventh Day reviews
Post-Reichenbach, and complete. After five weeks in which Sherlock and Irene have allied in order to take down Moriarty's criminal legacy, Irene disappears for almost seven days. The time apart causes Sherlock to reflect on their relationship, and when she returns, everything changes between them.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,687 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 25 - Published: 8/9/2013 - Sherlock H., Irene A.
Before We Are Forgotten reviews
During the new phases of their intimate relationship, M&S investigate two connected crimes that occurred in rooms 'locked from within.' It initially seems like a familiar and personal case for Mulder, but it comes to most seriously affect Scully.
X-Files - Rated: M - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 54,881 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 3/17/2013 - Published: 4/23/2008 - F. Mulder, D. Scully
Ave Verum reviews
John discovers Sherlock's secret, which leads to two conversations between the flatmates in which Sherlock is surprisingly frank. (Merry Christmas to my fellow S/I shippers!)
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,563 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 18 - Published: 12/25/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A., John W. - Complete
Full Disclosures reviews
An Irene/Sherlock drabble. At age 36 and nine months Sherlock finds his first grey hair, which indirectly leads to two significant conversations: one with Irene and later, one with John. Each conversation leaves the other person profoundly shocked by what Sherlock shares. Takes place several years after "Neither A Soldier..." Can be read without knowing that story, though!
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,128 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 40 - Published: 7/9/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A., John W. - Complete
Neither A Soldier Nor A Gentleman reviews
Missing scenes from the end of ASiB, which unfold over the span of about 48 hours. How does Sherlock actually escape from the Karachi insurgents himself, and what happens when an adrenaline-filled Sherlock finds Irene waiting for him in his hotel room right after his audacious rescue? *COMPLETE*
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 101,928 - Reviews: 583 - Favs: 632 - Follows: 305 - Updated: 7/5/2012 - Published: 1/31/2012 - Sherlock H., Irene A. - Complete