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What The Fuck Happened Last Night?

Genre: Romance, PWP, Humor
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Wordcount: 13,000
Summary: There are several combinations of things that are known to have disastrous consequences for everyone involved. Seven bottles of wine, two very drunk flatmates, and one pair of handcuffs might be the worst.
Author’s Note: This story originated as a ficlet I wrote for a brilliant piece of artwork, and it then grew into a full story. The ficlet can be found here and the original art can be found here. All credit for the idea and inspiration go to the original artist and their fantastic work.


Genre: Romance, PWP, AU
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Wordcount: 10,663
Summary: Even if this was legal, even if there was nothing technically wrong with what he was doing he knew that if he were caught, or if he were seen by someone he knew, or if he were found out in any way the shame would never, ever die. What would his regiment say? What would his family say? What would anyone say if they discovered that John was currently in a cab on the way to pick up a male prostitute for the evening?

Bedroom Hymns

Genre: Romance, PWP
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Wordcount: 1,400
Summary: Seeing Sherlock there, bent down on his knees in the evening gloom, flickers of light and shadow playing across him in dancing alternation as he looked up at John in supplication - it nearly undid him.
Author’s Note: This story was directly inspired by the song Bedroom Hymns by Florence + The Machine, and is intended to be read in conjunction with the song.

Say For Me, Love

Genre: Drama, Romance
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Wordcount: 13,000
Summary: If you had asked John this morning what the result of his quiet afternoon at home would be, discovering a truth about Sherlock’s past startling enough to shift the foundations of their friendship would not have been his first guess. So naturally, that was what was bound to happen.

How to Survive (When There’s a Me and a You)

Genre: Romance, Humor
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Wordcount: 4,200
Summary: The explosion that came from the kitchen really shouldn’t have surprised John all that much, but if two years of living with Sherlock should have taught him anything by now it would be to never make assumptions he wasn’t ready to have proven wrong.

London Calling

Genre: Drama, Romance
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Wordcount: 2,300
Summary: Riots and looting run rampant in the streets of London, and Sherlock Holmes is nowhere to be found.

Out of the Rain

Genre: Romance, Humor
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Wordcount: 2,100
Summary: John Watson hates the rain, but not for the reasons you might think.

Underneath Your Front Door 

Genre: Angst, Ficlet
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Wordcount: 850
Summary: A note sits forgotten in the darkness.

Yesterday (Was the Time of Our Lives)

Genre: Angst, Drama
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Wordcount: ~1,500
Warnings: Post-Reichenbach
Summary: “In that moment, Sherlock learns two things: what it is to have a heart, and how it feels to have it shatter.”

Don’t Go (Without Me)

Genre: Angst, Drama
Characters: John Watson
Wordcount: 1,800
Summary: Deep in the recesses of the space under John’s bed, there is a box. It is not a particularly large box, nor is it at first glance particularly remarkable. What this box contains however, is extraordinary.

Give Me One More Word

Genre: Angst, Drama
Characters: John Watson
Wordcount: 900
Summary: A year and half of living at Baker Street had made John used to noise in a way he had not realized until it was gone.

I and Love and You

Genre: Drama, Angst, Romance
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Wordcount: 4,200
Summary: Three words. Three simple words. They shouldn’t have been difficult. But there were five times that John should have said them to Sherlock, and five times that he had not.

You Can’t Kill an Idea

Genre: Short, One-Shot, Post-Reichenbach
Characters: John Watson
Wordcount: 600
Summary: No one knew where the graffiti campaign had come from, but it was spreading through London like wildfire.

The Enunciation of Truth

Genre: Short, One-Shot, Post-Reichenbach
Characters: Greg Lestrade
Wordcount: 800
Summary: The first time Greg had seen the graffiti, he had almost gotten himself fired. Sequel to You Can’t Kill an Idea.

On Dancefloors

Genre: Romance, Drabble
Characters: Molly Hooper, Sherlock Holmes
Wordcount: 1,700
Warnings: References to drug use
Summary: Sure, Molly felt incredibly out of place in this club and there might be a huge exam tomorrow that she didn’t feel quite ready for. But she had spent enough time holed up in her tiny room hunched over a massive pile of textbooks. One night of fun couldn’t be that bad, right?
Author’s Note: Written as a gift for noottersontheflightdeck, who requested some sort of Molly/Sherlock story.

Cabin Pressure

Higher You Fly

Genre: Drama, Magical Realism, AU
Characters: Martin Crieff, Douglas Richardson, Arthur Shappey, Carolyn Knapp-Shappey
Wordcount: 8,000
Summary: Ever since he had been old enough to realize it, Martin had known that he was different. It wasn’t just that he was constantly teased, or bullied, or ignored by every person in his life, nor was it that he was constantly told to get his head out of the clouds in more ways than one. No, what made Martin so very different that he felt as though he would never be able to fit in no matter how hard he tried, was his wings.

We All Scream

Genre: Humor, Crack
Characters: Martin Crieff, Arthur Shappey
Wordcount: 3,000
Summary: As he stood next to a van that had been filled to bursting with coolers packed with ice creams of all sorts while wearing a green and purple striped bowtie and homemade ice cream man hat, Martin could not help but wonder where exactly his life had gone so horrendously wrong.


Breathing’s Just a Rhythm

Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Angst, Crossover (Cabin Pressure/Sherlock)
Characters: Martin Crieff, John Watson
Wordcount: 60,000
Summary: After failing his CPL exam for the fifth time, Martin is ready to give up. But a young doctor is determined to help him put his life back together and refuses to give up on him.
Warnings: Attempted suicide

Weight of Lies

Genre: Drama, Crossover (Cabin Pressure/Sherlock)
Characters: Martin Crieff, Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock Holmes
Wordcount: WIP
Summary: It was laughable, really, that none of them had figured it out yet. But after all, who would ever dream of suspecting that the man they knew as Martin Crieff, the nervous, bumbling, useless pilot, was nothing more than a cover for Martin Holmes, undercover agent for the British government?

With Closing Eyes and Resting Head

Genre: Drama, Romance, Fusion/AU (Sherlock/Inception)
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Wordcount: 9,300
Warnings: Post-Reichenbach, mentions of suicide
Summary: Life without Sherlock is empty. Meaningless. So John retreats into dreams and finds himself in a mysterious, silent city where he finds the peace he craves. But John discovers more than he expected in the empty city, and he soon must choose between the two realities he has created for himself. Inception fusion/AU.

All On That Golden Afternoon

Genre: Fantasy, Crossover (Sherlock/Alice in Wonderland)
Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, Irene Adler, Jim Moriarty
Wordcount: 9,200
Summary: John’s life is as plain and dull as a life can be, until he follows a stout man with a pocket-watch on the longest and strangest journey that he could have ever imagined. He will meet Hatters and Caterpillars and even a Queen, but will he make it in time for the grand Tea Party? Alice in Wonderland Crossover/AU.
Author’s Notes: This story was originally inspired by this photoset by the brilliant hellobrotherdearhowareyou, who kindly gave me permission to use her idea for a story. I made a few additions of my own, and wrote the story in the style of the original Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. 


Ten Thousand Words

Genre: Romance
Characters: Molly Hooper, Martin Crieff
Wordcount: 1,200
Summary: Ever since she had discovered the endless ways in which words could come together to express the infinite beauty and endless variability of her world, Molly had felt as though poetry were a living creature contained inside of her, surging with power and desperate to escape out into the world where it could run free.

Under Cover of Darkness

Genre: Romance, Humor
Characters: Martin Crieff, Molly Hooper, Original Characters
Wordcount: 1,400
Summary: It wasn’t that Martin didn’t want his housemates to meet Molly - well, not exactly. But tonight was the first time they had seen each other in three weeks, and more importantly the first night she would spend at his flat. Introductions could be saved for later.

Here Comes The Sun

Genre: Romance, Humor
Characters: Molly Hooper, Martin Crieff, Original Characters
Wordcount: 4,400
Summary: The kitchen and the promise of much-needed coffee seemed miles away, but at long last Olivia had made it down the perilously narrow staircase, through the cluttered sitting room, and into the kitchen that was filled with more sunshine than should ever be allowed at this time of day. Much to her great and somewhat muzzy surprise there was already another person standing at the kitchen counter, wearing only a stretched out grey Agricultural College sweatshirt and making coffee while humming a familiar tune quietly under her breath. Sequel to Under Cover of Darkness.

Things to Remember, Things to Forget

Genre: Fluff, Romance
Characters: Molly Hooper, Martin Crieff
Wordcount: 1,000
Summary: The rain is coming down on London, washing both the city and its inhabitants clean in the process.

Learn to Fly

Genre: Wing!Fic, AU, Fluff
Characters: Martin Crieff, Molly Hooper
Wordcount: 1,200
Author’s Note: Co-created with Lexie for the Cotton Candy Bingo challenge

A Night Like This

Genre: Romance, Fluff
Characters: Molly Hooper, Martin Crieff
Wordcount: 1,400
Author’s Note: Co-created with Lexie for the Cotton Candy Bingo challenge

Mortician on the Flight Deck

Genre: Romance, Humor, Crossover (Sherlock/Cabin Pressure)
Characters: Molly Hooper, Martin Crieff
Wordcount: WIP
Summary: A collection of Martin/Molly drabbles and shorts as requested by various followers and anons, collected together in one place. More will be added over time as I continue to receive prompts!