Rating: Mature (Trigger Warning: Spousal/Physical/Verbal Abuse)
Pairings: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Jim Moriarty/John Watson (one-sided, Jim Moriarty & John Watson
Summary: Not all of Jim Moriarty’s criminal undertakings are for profit. Some are for revenge. Jim realises very soon after their first meeting that he’s fallen hard for Dr John Watson. Soon after that realisation, he begins to notice all the little, tell tale signs that John is a victim of spousal abuse, both physical and psychological, and vows that no matter what the cost he will save John from Sherlock.
Review: First of all, the reinterpretation of their meeting in St. Bart’s lab was brilliantly done. It was a whole new look into the occurrences that happened instead of weaving a new situation, which I think would have been the easier route of the two.
Second of all, Jim’s slip into obsession was brilliantly written, slow and fluid. The descriptions were fantastic as well, and I enjoyed being able to clearly see for myself just how John was reacting to the different situations he was placed in.
Third of all, Jim’s characterization is - in my opinion - brilliant. he’s obsessive and manic, and his dialogue is priceless at certain points. (“Simon says” had me laughing for quite some time despite the situation.) But the fact that I couldn’t predict exactly what Jim would do or say next was the best part of all when I read this story.
The development of the plot had a nice pace to it, but it left me wanting at the end. It wasn’t wrapped up as neatly as I wanted it to be because there are so many variables left unanswered. And the other complaint is that - as per the prompt - Sherlock is out of character, and I wish that there had been a slightly slower slide at the beginning. Overall, though, that’s a small nit-picking thing in the midst of something otherwise well worth the read.
Read it here.
I really suck at nipples >:T oh well…I made a sexy thing
Pairings: Jim Moriarty/John Watson
Summary: Whistle-blowers are a pesky little problem that Jim hates, at least until it’s time to deal with them up close and bloody personal. Having Johnny-boy along for the ride makes such an excursion extra sweet, and what comes after is just as rewarding…
Review: This isn’t your typical post-Reichenbach fic, and I wasn’t even sure that it was post-Reichenbach until partway through. However, this has a lovely mixture of dark and smut, one never outweighing the other, and a insight to clever Jim’s mind. But my favourite part has to be the fluffy atmosphere that breeches into the story every now and again - from the time of year to the holding hands.
Read it here.
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"Why do I do, just as you say, why must I just, give you your way
Why do I sigh, why don’t I try - to forget
It must have been, that something lovers call fate
Kept me saying: “I have to wait”
I saw them all, just couldn’t fall - ‘til we met
It had to be you, it had to be you
I wandered around, and finally found - the somebody who
Could make me be true, and could make me be blue
And even be glad, just to be sad - thinking of you
Some others I’ve seen, might never be mean
Might never be cross, or try to be boss, but they wouldn’t do
For nobody else, gave me a thrill - with all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be you.” -
Yet another song that has given me Johniarty feels.
There has been some confusion with the Johniarty Secret Santa.
This Secret Santa is special to the pairing of Johniarty. You will not receive prompts for any other pairing besides Jim Moriarty/John Watson.
Also, this is in no way tied together with the Sherlock Secret Santa.
Hope this clears up any additional confusion.
Are there any fics that take place during the pool scene in the episode The Great Game after Moriarty kidnaps John, but before Sherlock sees him? Anything from no-con to fluffy is fine with me :)
Under the Circumstances, which is Omegaverse - trigger warning: dub-con
Reaction - trigger warning: non-con/rape
Honestly, I searched through the rest of our recommendations, and I couldn’t find anything that fit your parameter perfectly. So if anyone else can think of a fanfic that fits, please either submit it or tell us so we can expand on this.
So remember when I had that horrible 21st birthday? No? Well, I had a terrible 21st birthday. So, as a hugely belated birthday present to myself (my birthday was in July), I commissioned Aiwa-Sensei to draw a scene from my story Dangerous Effects of Dopamine.
Isn’t it the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
Pairings: Jim Moriarty/John Watson (one-sided)
Summary: After the trial, Moriarty happens to pick John up.
Review: This was a fun interaction between John and Jim. In this one, Jim mimicked the crazy, oddball that we saw in “The Great Game” more so than the collected, depressed criminal mastermind that was in “The Reichenbach Fall.” However, his personality fit the moment, and it was interesting to watch his interest in John wax and wane, as I’m sure it did in the canon series. Quick read with a bite to it at the end. Enjoy!
Read it here.
I have questions about the Secret Santa! Is it restricted exclusively to Tumblr users? For art, when you say 'draw', does that refer to traditional forms of art only, or are other types (photo manips, fanvids etc) okay too?
All very good questions! I hope you don’t mind that I’ve published this since I thought it would be important for everyone to see.
1) No, you do not have to be a Tumblr user in order to sign up for Johniarty’s Secret Santa if you’re interested. Having a username helps us with knowing who you are and such, but if you have friends outside of Tumblr who you think would be interested, by all means, send them the form and tell them to submit away! (They could, instead, put their fanfiction.net or AO3 account username instead. Or leave it blank, and we’ll just rely on email to contact them.)
Second of all, are you in cahoots with Maureen? (She brought this up as well, but I thought we could address it if it came up… which I didn’t think it would.) When I said “draw,” I did, in fact, mean the traditional form of art. This is because I honestly didn’t think there would be much interest in making photo manipulations or fanvideos. That, and it kept the form shorter so you didn’t have to fill in yet another couple of prompts. However, if you are interested in making a photo manipulation or fanvideo, we will not deny you. Just designate it where it says “write” or “draw,” and we’ll try to give you a prompt that works for making something like that (AKA, something not too difficult or specific).
Hope that helps! Thanks for asking such great questions, and if anything remains unclear then, by all means, send another message.