FANFIC FRIDAY: Sherlock Hurt/Comfort Recs


Hello, fanfic readers!

A new month begins today, which means we have a new theme for FANFIC FRIDAY! We recommend you get yourself big amounts of chocolate ice cream because it’s time for Hurt/Comfort July! We asked you on Twitter and the first fandom to be chosen for July is BBC Sherlock.

26 Pieces

By: Lanning
SummaryMycroft gives Sherlock the apparently simple task of solving a puzzle box containing a stolen microchip. It isn’t simple.
Rating: Explicit – Graphic Depictions of Violence – First Time, Torture, Schmoop, Hurt/Comfort, Happy Ending
Words: 28,236

From Westminster With Love

By: thehoyden
Summary: NATO intelligence says there’s an omega-class telepath who sleeps under Westminster. Major Erik Lehnsherr is about to find out the truth for himself.
Rating: Explicit – M/M – AU-Modern Setting, AU-With Powers, Hurt/Comfort
Words: 16,152

Northwest Passage

By: Kryptaria
SummarySeven years ago, Captain John Watson of the Canadian Forces Medical Service withdrew from society, seeking a simple, isolated life in the distant northern wilderness of Canada. Though he survives from one day to the next, he doesn’t truly live until someone from his dark past calls in a favor and turns his world upside-down with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes.
Rating: Explicit – M/M – AU, PTSD, Mentions of drug addiction, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Explicit Sexual Content, Anal Sex, Oral Sex, Rimming, Porn With Plot, Angst, Description of previous torture, BAMF!John, Canadian!Sherlock, Subtle D/s overtones but not BDSM, minor descriptions of hunting for food.
Words: 95,159

Bloody But Unbowed

By: BeautifulFiction
Summary“Ever since I returned to London, you have made it plain that my behaviour is intolerable. Clearly, you no longer find me praise-worthy in any capacity, so why are you still here?” When a familiar argument threatens to destroy the last remnants of John and Sherlock’s failing friendship, both men are left questioning their worth to one another. Before either of them has the chance to make amends, circumstance intervenes. John is left at the mercy of his abductors, and this time, he’s not sure Sherlock will bother coming to his rescue.
Rating: Explicit – M/M – Angst, Abduction, Kidnapping, Mild Torture, Post-Reichenbach, Friends to Lovers, Hurt/Comfort, Rimming
Words: 43,211

The River Variations

By: withoutawish
SummaryJohn Watson never knew that he wanted a ‘no toast in the mornings’ normal until he realized what an honor it is to be destroyed by Sherlock Holmes.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M – Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Fluff, Near Death Experience, Romance, Soulmates
Words: 11,619

In the Space of a Breath

By: Mice
Summary: In the space of one breath, Mycroft’s day goes from boredom to terror. All Greg can do is watch and hope.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M – Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Words: 8,318

The Heart In The Whole

By: verityburns
Summary: Events after ‘The Great Game’ leave Sherlock dependent on his best friend and colleague. But John has a secret of his own…
Rating: Explicit – M/M – Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Drama, First Time (Podfic Available)
Words: 101,650

The Game’s A Foot

By: kazvl
SummarySherlock gives his brother some bad news.
Rating: Mature – M/M – Case File, Hurt/Comfort
Words: 19,878

MI Sex

By: marysutherland
Summary: A man in the Secret Service naturally keeps a lot of things hidden.
Rating: Explicit – M/M – Hurt/Comfort
Words: 9,265

Where the Sun Never Shines

By: teahigh
Summary: John is a mess. Sherlock can’t fix him, but he tries. That’s good enough, John thinks.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M – Post Reichenbach, PTSD, Canonical Character Death, Nightmares, Minor Violence, Hurt/Comfort, Implied Sexual Content
Words: 11,634

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