Johnlock Fanfic
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© everlark

your heart in the lightning (and the thunder that follows) 

This is the end of the world, and beginning of something wider, warmer, better. And Sherlock, for all that it breaks him, doesn’t believe that anything less will ever again suffice. In which Sherlock sucks, licks, and generally worships John’s femoral pulse until John comes.

Sherlock indulges in unabashed body worship detailing John. In technical, anatomical language their unconventional round of oral sex never reads as clinical. With minimal contact to John’s sexual organs Sherlock takes him apart and is overwhelmed in the process.

It is clear in the balance of knowing what John needs and taking time to catalog every detail for himself that Sherlock in this piece is completely consumed with devotion to John. At times it seems as if his observations of John’s responses serve as attempts to anchor himself in the moment without losing his focus and control. It is raw and passionate as much as it is vulnerable (especially near the end where Sherlock is unable to respond coherently). I find it difficult to provide an accurate summary of this piece because so much of the impact from reading this comes from the dedication to emotional impact. MATURE READERS ONLY.

Word Count: 2590

My Rating: A-

Read it here, fic by hitlikehammers.

Thanks to petrichoriousparalian for your submission.

Review by: Becka

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An Unnecessary Study in Grief 

Sherlock is only doing what’s necessary to keep John safe. John is doing what’s necessary to keep going.

Following the events at St Bartholomew’s, John struggles to resume normalcy without the influential factor of Sherlock Holmes on his life. He becomes solitary, angry, and determined not to loose the faint remainders of Sherlock in his possession. As John attempts to take on cases to honor Sherlock and keep away the demons of his solitude (there are references to depressive and suicidal thoughts which might be distressing to some readers), Sherlock takes on his own agenda to dismantle the web of crime built by Moriarty.

Despite their individual efforts to protect each other circumstances arise which cause their reunion, wounded and weary, in a hospital bed. John’s resulting trauma as a result of Sherlock’s death is heartbreaking and solemnly plausible. Accepting his loyalty-cum-adoration for Sherlock leads John to a dark place. Similarly, Sherlock is forced to grow accustomed to the consequences of his actions and reevaluation of his moral foundation. After enduring such trials John and Sherlock reunite in a culmination of frantic relief.

I greatly enjoyed the vulnerability of John’s emotional state, the brotherly alliance between Sherlock and Mycroft, the incredible reunion scene, and the preserved integrity of minor characters in this piece. Great care also seems to have been taken in the explicit scenes between John and Sherlock, leaning heavily on the emotional intimacy. Other than infrequent speech or mannerisms which seemed out of character (one such example is Sherlock’s hand gesture toward John in the hospital) and formatting inconsistencies, I was incredibly impressed by the interpretation of events post-Reichenbach. MATURE READERS ONLY.

Word Count: 17221

My Rating: B+

Read it here, fic by taelynhawker.

Reviewed by: Becka

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Problematic 

Sherlock Holmes is fine with problems. More than fine. Problems are his job. More than his job. Problems are his life. Sherlock really wants to ask John something. Only, he’s not sure what… 

In his frantic determination to complete his sensory catalog of John, Sherlock hits the boundary of social niceties by asking to gather insight from taste receptors. Oral fixation at its finest brings John and Sherlock past the point of platonic flatmates experimenting for quantifiable data into much more sexual territory. As Sherlock struggles to express his desires John faithfully waits for the opportune moment to participate.

Sherlock’s obsessive attention to gathering minutiae is brilliantly utilized in his approach toward initiating a dalliance with potential for growth. Third person narration alternates between Sherlock and John but does not interfere with the flow or clarity of the text. Despite his efforts to mask internal processing of his feelings, Sherlock is an open book for John who has been waiting just as patiently (if less compulsively). What I enjoy about this piece is the tension which carries through the first few chapters, blossoms at the actual tasting, and lingers through the resolution along with a certain levity. MATURE READERS ONLY.

Word Count: 6161

My Rating: A-

Read it here, fic by MrsNoggin.

Reviewed by: Becka

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The Adventure of the Rainbow Flutter 

John’s gay, American secret comes to town. Sherlock only pretends to find it dull.

Don’t let the title fool you into thinking this isn’t something you would be interested in. It’s not crack, it’s case. My first way to describe this is “something a little different”. I expected to find a gay bar fic (which, don’t get me wrong, that is a trope I enj0y), but this was not any sort of typical. John opens the door to find an old fling, but Sean is not there to see him. He needs Sherlock, and what he needs him for leads John and Sherlock to the football field and the poker tables. It’s a short fic but it accomplishes quite a lot, establishing a case that is not too hard to follow, believable backstories, and a smooth transition from friends to a little bit more. I am going to give major props to the author for doing what I think are awesome deductions. It’s always hard to write Sherlock’s observations but furthermore the reasons for the observations, and this fic has those. Basically, this is a very well-rounded fic; an interesting case, realistic progression, and it all starts with a drag queen. MATURE READERS ONLY.

Words: 7,847

My Rating: B+

Read it here, fic by Unloyal_Ohio

Review by: Taylor

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Transfusion  

But at those moments, with Sherlock pressed against his body, arms wrapped around John, John’s hand in Sherlock’s hair, the feeling of Sherlock’s mouth against John’s bare flesh, John could know Sherlock was back, could ground himself in his presence in a way that helped banish his lingering nightmares.

Looking for a little vampy Sherlock to whet your appetite? Look no further. It’s a short one, but a good one, managing to encompass some fairly complex emotions within a few sentences. This fic, unlike most, doesn’t go into too much detail on the how or the technical aspects of Sherlock’s being a vampire. It’s more a fic focused on John, after the Reichenbach return and willing to give his flatmate anything, including his blood, to just have the security that Sherlock is really there. There is a lovely scene in which Sherlock rules out other feeding sources, but what really makes it for me is one of the last few lines, in which Sherlock describes what John tastes like and it is entirely Sherlock. It shouldn’t be one of the sexiest things I’ve ever read, but it is. There is a second chapter, and while the author honestly could have stopped at one, there was a clear desire to give readers a bit of smutty goodness. MATURE READERS ONLY.

Words: 3,110

My Rating: B+

Read it here, fic by Winter_of_our_Discontent

Review by: Taylor

#Sherlock #John Watson #johnlock #fanfic #Transfusion #AU #1k #B #vampire #oral sex #first kiss #blood #Porn #Post-reichenbach #FYJFF Team #Tales from Taylor

The Harbour Becomes the Sea 

“I can’t,” John breathes again, pained because he does so want to taste Sherlock. To be this close and come away with nothing will be a tragedy.

There are many adjectives that could be used to describe this fic: tender, sexy, hot, sweet, salacious etc. But the adjective that I keep wanting to use is “heavy”. The fic begins and there is just a weight on the entire encounter. It’s a precursor, almost, to the weight of what John and Sherlock are about to do, to cross the line from flatmates to so much more in the form of humanity’s favorite pastime. The fic is more of an artistic piece, trying to accurately describe the emotions and thought processes of the exchange, more so of John’s workings and his appreciation of Sherlock deepening. It’s very sweet and delicate and just all around artistically accomplished. MATURE READERS ONLY.

Words: 3,880

My Rating: A-/B+

Read it here, fic by scullyseviltwin

Review by: Taylor

#Sherlock #John Watson #johnlock #fanfic #The Harbour Becomes the Sea #1k #A #B #Porn #First Kiss #oral sex #FYJFF Team #Tales from Taylor

The Discernment of Spirits 

John was supposed to bring the suspect back to this hotel room to look at some fake Ming Dynasty pottery.

Sherlock wasn’t expecting John to run into Sarah, finish off the case, and bring her back to the hotel for sex.

John wasn’t expecting Sherlock to bug the room.

Now I don’t really want to trick you into reading this thinking that there is going to be physical romantic Johnlock. It doesn’t, and that’s part of the reason I like this fic. I love this author, they always write really well. Characterization and plot is perfect, and I really felt like I was in the moment! I felt so naughty spying on John! The reason I really like this fic is because there is a huge lack of F/M or F/F sex scenes in the Sherlock fandom and I feel like as a woman I’d like to be more comfortable with the female body and having sex. John and Sarah were very realistic and made me feel comfortable with what they were doing. It was giggly and playful and I love the way Sherlock was appalled with that! This story was a great mixture of sexy and funny and I’m really happy to have read it. I do love the ending, the somewhat non-resolution of it all. John loves Sherlock, we all know that, but he’s not in love with him. He’s really not gay and Sherlock really is asexual. It’s realistic and while it’s not what most of us want it’s what I think would happen. Kind of heartbreaking, and I do believe they both wish things could be different but they’re not. That doesn’t stop them from loving each other in the way that they do. 

Word Count: 7,056

My Rating: A-

Read it here, fic by 

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Something’s wrong with John 

Something was going on with John. And Sherlock’s going to find out what it is, no matter how.

Unusual behavior on John’s part triggers Sherlock’s intrigue and concern in what becomes a supernatural alternate universe. His sudden draw to water, concentration on Sherlock’s eating habits (rather than persistent chiding for Sherlock to eat more), and lack of concern for the effects of chlorine on his body raise red flags. Even Sherlock’s first attempts to discover what John is hiding go fairly unsuccessfully as he only becomes more confused rather than answering his initial questions. It is his conviction that John is wounded that reveals the nature of what is inherently wrong with John: tentacles. John is equally human and cephalopodic. Rather than being afraid Sherlock is fascinated.

With the rise in alternate universes lately, tentacles have been more prevalent which lead to my search for fic. I love the style and tone of this piece. Descriptions of John’s physiological condition and the cause of the sudden prominence of his tentacles make a darker universe considerably lighter and eccentric. However, there are references of mild body horror which might be distressing to some readers. I would highly recommend this fic to those who are new to tentacles and interested in approaching the genre. MATURE READERS ONLY.

Word Count: 5352

My Rating: A-

Read it here, fic by Irrlich.

Review by: Becka

#Sherlock #John Watson #johnlock #fanfic #AU #porn #topJ #tentacles #scent kink #sounding #double penetration #body horror #Something's wrong with John #5k #FYJFF Team #a #Becka brings you

Veni, Vidi, Vici 

As the son of one of the richest families in Rome and the brother of a high-ranking politician, Sherlock is far too careless when it comes to his nightly strolls through some of the less savory parts of the city, which is why his brother hires a centurion by the name of John to protect him.

Has your day been dull? Need something to make your blood rush and cause you to cross your legs? Why not spice up your day with a bit of smut? And by a bit, I sort of mean the whole of this little fic. Oh yes, there is sex, but what is even sexier is the fact that this is set in historic Rome. Sherlock is a rather eccentric noblemen and John is charged to him as his guard. There are ample descriptions of dress, which are oh so nice to picture. Sherlock, of course, drags John into places he’d rather not be. And then there is the smut itself, which is quite delectable. Basically, it’s just kind of hot if you have a Roman soldier/nobleman kink. Tunics and sashes and skirts oh my. I would like to call out the author slightly on the two Star Wars references. See if you can find them too. I definitely think more AU’s like this, porn or not, should definitely happen. Also fanart. Fanart is requested. MATURE READERS ONLY.

Words: 3,813

My Rating: A-

Read it here, fic by teaandjumpers

Review by: Taylor

#Sherlock #John Watson #Johnlock #fanfic #Veni Vidi Vici #Porn #AU #1k #A #TopJ #Oral sex #First Kiss #FYJFF Team #Tales from Taylor

A Multitude of Sins 

Sherlock takes advantage of having a good coat and a short friend.

There is no better way to start the day than some good, old fashioned smut. The best part is there is actually story around it that makes it even better. For starters, this could be read as either an established or first time, depending on the lens you see it through, which is a trick that is very rare in a fic. The other thing is the conversation beforehand. The author has a very good way of making it sound perfectly in character and I could almost hear Sherlock saying one of the lines in crystal clear quality. There is, of course, the smut itself, which hits on a few kinks quite nicely. But my favorite bit is the end, personally. Slightly spoilerish here, but sweet interactions (as well as anything to do with Mycroft catching them) after a stunning sex scene are my personal favorite. All in all, not a bad way to start the afternoon (or read before you head off to work, not that that’s what I’m doing). Excellent all the way around. MATURE READERS ONLY.

EDIT: Wow, so I’m a massive dork and didn’t realize until RIGHT NOW that the author is none other than our very own Roane, which go figure that this fic would be awesome because she happens to be an incredible author. So here ya go! Little piece from one of FYJFF’s team!

Words: 1,780

My Rating: A

Read it here, fic by roane

Review by: Taylor

#Sherlock #John Watson #johnlock #fanfic #A Multitude of Sins #1k #A #porn #masturbation #wall sex #public sex #comeplay #FYJFF Team #Tales from Taylor #roane72