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Joined 06-16-12, id: 4061761, Profile Updated: 01-31-13
Author has written 14 stories for Sherlock.

I'm now over at AO3, where I can write smut to my pervy heart's delight. I have the same fics here and there, but the more edited (slightly better?) versions are over there. Same username.


Hi, I’m hifunctioning (no, really, I am, my therapist says so). I have always tended to be a bit obsessive with things I like, but I have NEVER been as obsessed with any fictional character as I am with BBC Sherlock and John. Fortunately, I see I am not alone.

So I wrote all these fics about them. All the fics can stand alone, but some of them follow others or contain minor references to others, so in case anyone is curious I decided to write up a sort of index. Cuz I'm ocd like that!

And there’s a code!

* = Slash or not, your call.These fics are intentionally ambiguous, so they can be non-slash platonic bromance, or slashy (or pre-slashy, depending on the chronology) romance, depending on your preference. Me? Sometimes I'm agnostic on the subject. Sometimes I think Sherlock and John should totally just be platonic bros. Sometimes I think they should fuck like dogs in heat. So I like to keep the options open.

@ = Definitely slash. Which means smut.

Nothing = Not slash. But you can always squint.

Pre-Reichenbach –no chronological order:

When Harry Met Sherlock – Sherlock has dinner with John and Harry and discovers that BAMF!ness runs in the family.

The Dying Detective – My attempt at the original SH story "The Dying Detective," told across 7 days with many text messages. Also “The Case of the Gloria Scott” in the background. (I later published this on AO3 as "Have You Ever Had Dengue Fever, John?" just because I noticed there were already several fics called "The Dying Detective.")

Let Me Read You – A heatwave brings bromantic bonding between BAMF!John and Asexual!Sherlock. Some backstory brought up here is referenced in other fics.

Post-Reichenbach – All in chronological order:

* One Way Out – Sherlock returns, John nurses him back to health, they go on the run from Sebastian Moran, some inspiration from “The Empty House” at the end. References some backstory from “Let Me Read You.” (I later published this on AO3 as 2 fics; Chap 1 is "One Way Out" and Chaps 2-13 are "Three Stories to an Empty House.")

* Reassembly Required – Sherlock and John go home to Baker Street and try to reassemble their lives together, while solving a double murder based on “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box.”

@ Form and Function – John is still injured; Sherlock is bored, irritated, and frustrated, and decides to take it out on John. By the time he realizes he's in over his head, it's too late. Sexy times, romantic feels, and angst ensue.

@ In The Days That Followed - Sequel to Form and Function. John thinks nothing much will change after they've had sex. Sherlock is skeptical. But his ignorance on the subject is intolerable; of course he can't leave well enough alone. More sexy times and feels!

* Obvious Facts – John is still injured but improving, Sherlock is dying for a case, Lestrade gives him one (based on “The Boscombe Valley Mystery”) but it doesn't quite work out. Meanwhile the boys continue to grapple with some Reichenfeels and other angsts. References some backstory from “Let Me Read You.”

@ A Rough Estimate – Of course Sherlock is jealous and possessive, but this John ain’t having it. Angst, romantic feels and sexy times ensue.

@ Happiness is a Warm Gun – Sherlock has a gun kink. John has a gun. ‘Nuff said. Sexy times but (shockingly for me) no angst to speak of.

@ Hard Evidence - Sherlock's been back for some time, but John still has residual separation anxiety, which rears its ugly head when he goes out of town for a few days. The cure: sexting, masturbation, fucking, and feels.

@ Hide and Go Seek - John has discovered a new game to distract Sherlock from his boredom. Exactly what it says on the tin. Sexy times, but (shockingly for me) not explicit, and no angst either, whoa.

Pre-Reichenbach Johnlock (these have no connection to any of the above stories):

@ There Are Unexplored Possibilities About You – John struggles with his sexuality and Sherlock discovers he is a total sub. Sexy times, romantic feels, angst, BDSM lite.

@ What To Do When It Will Never Be Enough – Sequel to “Unexplored Possibilities.” Sub!Sherlock and Dom!John try to solve both the puzzle of their relationship and a case based on “The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez.” Sexy times, romantic feels, more angst, and more serious BDSM (incl. breathplay, bloodplay).

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The Heat of Healing by Atlin Merrick reviews
Fibrin. Collagen. Plasma. Blood. Crutches. Canes. Plasters. Slings. For a little while this might have been the tone poem for 221B. There was a brief, strange period early in their first year when one man, the other, or both were hurt, half-healed, or tending the other's wounds. And it was *wonderful.*
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,148 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/18/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
The Great Sex Olympics of 221B by XistentialAngst reviews
John Watson thinks Sherlock Holmes should admit that he, Watson, is more of an expert on sex than Sherlock is. But Sherlock refuses to concede the point. He comes up with an experiment plan to resolve the issue. But sometimes even the best thought-out scientific study has unexpected consequences. Follow my m/m romance at
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 61,081 - Reviews: 380 - Favs: 628 - Follows: 365 - Updated: 9/9/2012 - Published: 8/4/2012 - Sherlock H., John W.
Fraud by emmish reviews
Sherlock tests John. Long-suffering Doctor W and a very devious Sherlock. *Pre/Post-JohnLock*
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 30,979 - Reviews: 284 - Favs: 263 - Follows: 227 - Updated: 7/29/2012 - Published: 4/12/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Game On by grannysknitting reviews
A follow on from the end of season one. They get home. Sherlock comes to a decision. John decides to point out his mistake. Game On Boys. in six parts
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,166 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 297 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 6/24/2012 - Published: 6/15/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Control, Alt, Delete by Mirith Griffin reviews
If you could delete everything except what was really important, would you? Sherlock and John explore the question and each other. Rated M for Men Going at It and crazy amounts of angst. Inspired by season one.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 83,739 - Reviews: 1626 - Favs: 1,533 - Follows: 832 - Updated: 4/30/2012 - Published: 8/22/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
A Week is Just Seven Days Isn't It? by scifigrl47 reviews
When John heads overseas for a week, Sherlock's forced to fend for himself. It goes about as well as anyone could have anticipated. Which is to say, very, very poorly. Don't worry, things'll be fine in just seven days.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 39,906 - Reviews: 896 - Favs: 2,998 - Follows: 458 - Updated: 3/17/2012 - Published: 2/26/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Duvet Green by mazarin reviews
Sherlock restructures his mind palace so it looks like 221b. What he puts in John's room is a surprise, and a revelation Slash.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,130 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 372 - Follows: 19 - Published: 2/19/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
We Go Anywhere But To The Ground by wincasters reviews
John's face crumples in on itself and the hurt that's been rattling around between his bones suddenly erupts into a painful bloom, and he falls. Sherlock Holmes, even in death, remains the only man capable of bringing John Watson to his knees.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 25,571 - Reviews: 395 - Favs: 1,762 - Follows: 184 - Published: 2/1/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Shhhhhh! by Atlin Merrick reviews
Their trousers were at their ankles, the library was quiet, and John's motivation was clear: For every multi-syllable word he used correctly, Sherlock would reward him with one balls-deep thrust. Quick…what's a six syllable word for oh-dear-god-yes?
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,359 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 431 - Follows: 39 - Published: 1/5/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Sacrilege by Atlin Merrick reviews
"Face the other side of the confessional brother John." Dear god John's dreams never go the way they're supposed to. And this one? This one is sending him straight to hell. Warning: Religion treated lightly and very sexually.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,223 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 10 - Published: 7/18/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
The Heart In The Whole by verityburns reviews
Events after 'The Great Game' leave Sherlock dependent on his best friend and colleague. But John has a secret of his own... Hurt/Comfort, Romance. Slash. Now with PODFIC!
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 105,095 - Reviews: 1943 - Favs: 3,685 - Follows: 917 - Updated: 5/14/2011 - Published: 10/29/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
All That Glitters by Atlin Merrick reviews
So. John and Sherlock. Sherlock and John. Getting together. Romantically. How'd it all start, anyway? Well, essentially it was Gary Glitter's fault, and you can take that to the bank.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,326 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 561 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 2/14/2011 - Published: 1/5/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
You Were Great by patster223 reviews
War. That's it, isn't it? You're in a war. You almost laugh, but then you remember that half a building is currently resting on top of you and you refrain from expressing your incredulity.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,915 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 240 - Follows: 17 - Published: 10/2/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
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In The Days That Followed reviews
Sequel to "Form and Function," in which the boys first did the deed. John thinks nothing much will change now that they've had sex. Sherlock is skeptical. But he finds his ignorance on the subject intolerable, so of course he has to investigate. Mostly smut, a little angst, and a bit of fluff. What do you call that? Smuffst?
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,185 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/31/2013 - Sherlock H., John W.
Hard Evidence reviews
Sherlock's been back for some time, but John is still dealing with some residual separation anxiety (You don't just bounce back from a psychological trauma like that). I prescribe smut for his condition. There is angst, sexting, masturbation, fucking, and wuv, in that order. And for anyone who liked my fic "Happiness Is A Warm Gun," there is just 1 short paragraph of gun kink.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,176 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/31/2013 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Hide and Go Seek reviews
John discovered a new way to distract Sherlock from his boredom, which is exactly what it says on the tin. It didn't always work out perfectly. But sometimes, it did. Slash, sexy times but not explicit.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,431 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/13/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Happiness is a Warm Gun reviews
Sherlock has a gun kink. John has a gun. 'Nuff said. Sexy times but - shockingly for me - no angst to speak of.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,403 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 19 - Published: 9/14/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
A Rough Estimate reviews
Of course Sherlock is jealous and possessive. But this John ain't having it. Angst, romantic feels and sexy times ensue.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,733 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 21 - Published: 9/14/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Obvious Facts reviews
John and Sherlock continue to adjust to post-post-Reichenbach life. Sherlock is dying for a case. Lestrade gives him one, but it doesn't work out quite right. No slash though squinting is easy . TRIGGER WARNING: Child sexual and physical abuse discussed not graphic .
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Mystery - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,175 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 11 - Published: 9/14/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Form and Function reviews
Sherlock is bored, irritated, and frustrated, and decides to take it out on John. By the time he realizes he's in over his head, it's too late. Smut, angst, and also romantic feels. Starts out pretty Dom!Sherlock but ends up somewhere else.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,060 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 28 - Published: 8/11/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Reassembly Required reviews
In Which Sherlock and John Figure Out How To Reassemble Their Post-Post-Reichenbach Lives Together, John Struggles With Having a Really Not Psychosomatically Injured Leg, and They Solve a Double Murder in the Meantime. Sequel to my fic "One Way Out." Non-slash Bromance or Pre-slash, as you wish. Some discussion of mental illness/hospitalization and suicide.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Mystery - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,217 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/26/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
One Way Out reviews
In Which Sherlock Returns Post-Reichnbach, John Nurses Him Back To Health, Sherlock Fails At Sociopathy, Mycroft Picks Up the Milk, and the Boys Are Hunted Through London By Sebastian Moran. Non-slash Bromance or Pre-slash, as you wish. Discussion of suicidality/suicide attempt. Violence.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 30,414 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 7/6/2012 - Published: 6/19/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
There Are Unexplored Possibilities About You reviews
In Which John Struggles With His Fluid Sexuality, Sherlock Struggles With His Massive Brain, And Sherlock Discovers He Is A Total Sub. Sex, Smut, BDSM lite.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,786 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 7/1/2012 - Published: 6/19/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
What To Do When It Will Never Be Enough reviews
In Which Sub!Sherlock and Dom!John Continue To Negotiate The Terms Of Their Relationship, Solve A Case, And Fuck. *I originally wrote this as Chapter 2 of "There Are Unexplored Possibilities About You," but decided this was too long and could stand alone. But it might work better if you read the other first, I dunno. Established BDSM relationship, breathplay, bloodplay, cutting.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,531 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 13 - Published: 7/1/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Dying Detective reviews
In Which Sherlock Suffers From A Mysterious Disease - Or Is Just Being A Total Prick. My attempt at the original Sherlock Holmes story "The Dying Detective," told across 7 days with many text messages. No slash.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,547 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/1/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
When Harry Met Sherlock reviews
In Which Sherlock Has Dinner With Harry And John And Learns That BAMF!ness Runs In The Family. No slash, squint if you want.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,489 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 10 - Published: 6/21/2012 - Harry W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Let Me Read You reviews
In Which A Heat Wave Leads To Bromance And Bonding - but no sexytimes - Between Asexual!Sherlock And BAMF!John Triggers: Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,748 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 240 - Follows: 32 - Published: 6/21/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete