Here is my johnlock fan fiction master post. These are my all time favorite johnlock fictions so far. Pretty much all of them are multi-chapter fics. All of them are complete except for the last one (which is almost complete). They are all AMAZING in my very humble opinion. Seriously, so many talented people in the Sherlock fandom (I never get anything done in real life because I spend all my time reading this amazing stuff!). All of these pieces of work have made me fall deeply and madly in love with John and Sherlock. Read and enjoy!
1)Alone on the Water by, Mad_lori
Sherlock Holmes never expected to live a long life, but he never imagined that it would end like this.
The infamous all time johlock fic. It is thought that in order to be a proper johlock fan you must read this fiction. I would agree. Keep tissues at the ready.
2)A Performance in a Leading Role by, Mad_lori
Sherlock Holmes is an Oscar winner in the midst of a career slump. John Watson is an Everyman actor trapped in the rom-com ghetto. When they are cast as a gay couple in a new independent drama, will they surprise each other? Will their on-screen romance make its way into the real world?
An AU johlock fiction. I was hesitant to read this one because I thought it sounded kinda weird. Oh dear God was I wrong. IT IS SO GOOD. My favorite fan fiction of all time. You will fall in love with these two characters. I did. My heart literally aches for them. In a very good way.
3)Equilibrium by augustbird
At Baskerville, John is infected by a virus that turns him into a genius. But when the infection progresses into neurodegeneration, it's a race against time to save himself.Flowers for Algernon fusion.
Another really good one. Kind of a flip situation of Alone On The Water in which John slowly deteriorates and Sherlock must care for him.
4)Walk Through Ghosts by augustbird
The thing is: Sherlock thought that the two of them would have forever to figure it out.
Second only to Alone on The Water in relation to sadness. This fic will break your heart, but it's just too beautiful not to include. I love to see Sherlock's heartbreak every once it awhile.
5)To Poisons and Their Antidotes by thegirlinthefezin221b
Every poison has their antidote. Sherlock will meet the antidote to his poison in the most unlikely of ways.
A University AU in which a drugged Sherlock nearly runs over a medical student in his car and their lives are never the same. I really liked this one, very cool to see a young college age Sherlock and John meeting. Be sure to check out this author's one shots, they are also very good.
6)The Road Less Traveled by verityburns
Sherlock realises that John's dating habits involve an unacceptable level of risk... what if he meets an unusually tolerant woman and ends up getting married?
Oh my goodness. This one is another of my absolute favorites. This story took me on an emotional roller coaster ride that ended with me almost passing out on the couch in happiness. Read it!
7)The Heart in The Whole by verityburns
Events after The Great Game leave Sherlock dependent on his best friend and colleague. But John has a secret of his own...
So this one perhaps contains the most smut. But it's all good cause Sherlock is blind and it's awesome. :)
8)How We Navigate by last-hurrah
John's on crutches and off the rugby team. When he saves friendless school freak Sherlock from being beaten up, it's the start of a long—and complicated—friendship. High school Johnlock. Drug use, fights, family issues, sexuality, rescue, comfort, etc.
OK so this is my second favorite Johnlock fic of all time. I LOVE IT. I read it twice in a row because it was just so incredibly good. This is a high school AU, which may sound weird but it's not. This author writes John and Sherlock so incredibly perfect. I think they are the most in character in this story than any Sherlock fiction I have read. And this fiction is also very canon even though it takes place in a much younger AU their relationship is very canon but also done it such a way that a johlockian like myself was completely satisfied and happy at the end of it. Go read it, I promise you this is amazing stuff.
9)The Progress of Sherlock Holmes by ivyblossom
Sherlock is head over heels for John, but you wouldn't know it by looking at him. First-person present-tense series of short scenes from Sherlock's point of view, borrowing heavily from Arthur Conan Doyle's stories.
Oh my goodness. This writer is AMAZING. She is the master of first-person present-tense. This story is told from Sherlock's perspective and let me tell you, she does it beautifully. I mean really, getting into Sherlock's head is no small feat. But she does it perfectly. You really do feel like you are in his brain, as crazy as his brain might be. It's SO GOOD. So nice to read Sherlock's feelings for John from his POV, and the story itself is just plain awesome. Oh and don't let the fact that Mary is in it scare you. The showdown between Sherlock and Mary is the best part of the story. :)
10)The Quiet Man by ivyblossom
"Do you just carry on talking when I'm away?"
Post Reichenbach story told from John's POV. Once again this author does a phenomenal job with the first-person present-tense. Sherlock is "dead" but lives on in John's head. Oh my goodness, this story is awesome. Pure awesome. I must warn you there are parts of it that will break your heart. You will experience post-reichenbach feels all over again. But keep reading. This one is not quite finished but it will be soon. It is amazing and just do yourself a favor and read it.
And to top it off John is so very protective of Sherlock for the entire freak'n episode. I mean he stands by him the entire time. Richard Brooks and all of his amazing acting or incredibly convincing documents can't fool him. From the very start John is fighting the tides of the press, and standing by him at the trial and making sure that Sherlock doesn't smile too much at figuring out what happened to the kids. He keeps getting bothered by what other's think of Sherlock and he punches the freak'n chief of police in the bloody face for calling Sherlock a weirdo. He goes straight to Mycroft and gives him all the contempt he can muster for betraying his brother. And he doesn't even flinch for a second when Sherlock himself tells him that he's a fake. And at the very end, at his very grave he tells him that he had not doubted him for a moment. And so yeah, I freak'n want to punch Sherlock in the face. lol
But that's just it isn't it? That's just what Moriarty sees that makes him happy at the end. That satisfy's him that Sherlock is just like him, that he's not ordinary or an angel. He sees that Sherlock has it all planned out and that he's going to lie to his best friend and break his heart in order to destroy Moriarty once and for all. In order to save his best friends life he's willing to be the devil, to go to hell and back. So yeah I want to punch him but just like John I can't possibly hate him for what he does.
Ugh. This is epic. I don't care what anyone has to say. This is a love story of epic proportions. OK my rant is over. Just watch the video and cry with me.
The look they give each other. Ugh, my heart. It's aching.
Reading fan fiction is VERY dangerous. It is making me FAR too attached to these two characters. With every amazing story I read I get more emotionally involved. It's bad. But also, oh so good.
I could talk for hours about how amazing this piece of fan fiction was but I won't because it would literally take me all day to even brush the surface of how amazing it was. I think that all I should have to say about it is that it is written by the same author of Alone On The Water. That I think should speak for itself. Go and read it. Do not let the fact that it is AU or that it's about John and Sherlock being actors effect or deter you AT ALL. It is breathtakingly brilliant. Just freak'n go and read it.
Performance In a Leading Role
I just finished reading it this morning. I wanted to drag it out longer but I couldn't stop myself from reading it. It was WAY too good. But now I have that horrible feeling inside of having to say goodbye to two amazing characters that I have fallen so deeply in love with. le sigh
OK rant over. Thanks for letting me vent. :)
Have you ever read a fan fiction that makes you want to read it a thousand more times? And it just does everything so perfectly that you want to die on the spot? Yeah that's how I feel about this fan fiction. How We Navigate. Please go check it out. It is amazing. And if you like it, be sure to leave a comment, this is her first fic and I seriously want her to write more. :)
John's on crutches and off the rugby team. When he saves friendless school freak Sherlock from being beaten up, it's the start of a long—and complicated—friendship. High school Johnlock. Drug use, fights, family issues, sexuality, rescue, comfort, etc. rated: teen
This is an AU fic that takes place when John and Sherlock are teenagers. I think the writer is American so it comes off as if they are in America but I'm not sure if that's intentional or not. Other than that the rest of it is near perfection. Seriously both John and Sherlock are spot on in character. They are also perfectly canon. It is beautiful how she writes their relationship. A lot of fan fiction tends to get fluffy and goes into great detail about how the characters are feeling. This fiction doesn't do that, it just shows you in such a beautiful way how the friendship grows from nothing. There is also great character insight in here as well. Mycroft is also perfectly written and a fantastic subtle addition to the story. I just can't express enough without giving anything away how well this is done. Just go and read it. That is all. :)
Warning, this one will make you cry:
This is my favorite Sherlock video ever. Seriously it brilliantly displays everything I love about the show and most of all everything I love about John and Sherlock. This video might not be working in the embedded format so here is a direct link to it: GO WATCH IT. Trust me it is the best video ever.
This video is singularly the funniest thing I have ever seen. EVER. And I never thought I would ever say this but, I know how you feel Hitler, and I feel the exact same way. Note: always watch this after watching Reichenbach, it will make you feel better. The embedded link isn't working for this either so here is a direct LINK.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am proud to present to you my OTP. This video is freak’n fantastic. I cannot get over how perfectly it displays my love for this show, for the brilliant dialogue and most of all my love for Sherlock and Watson. SIGH.
(PS: it’s important to note that I did not make this video, but go to her youtube channel, she is bloody fantastic at making Sherlock videos.)