These Things Were Promises by Paperclipbitch

Title: These Things Were Promises
Author: paperclipbitch
Pairing: Holmes/Watson
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (Ritchie ‘Verse)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 53,181
Spoilers: Sort of set pre-movie, but in an AU where there won’t be a movie. So: no.
Summary: Watson has had to take a brutal course in being honest with himself so nothing Holmes says will ever be a surprise.

This story is told in 6 posts on Live Journal
Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part 5a | Part 5b

Why You Should Read This:

Because I adore this fandom and this is excellent work! The story is engaging, angsty, awesome, and very rewarding to read. Just awesome!!!

Keira Marcos

Life is short -- read as much as you can.


  1. Thank you for this rec. I’m used to the PBS versions of Holmes and Watson and never considered H/W slash until RDJ and JL brought the sexy back. So, I followed the link to this recommendation. The story was great and I have now been sucked into a new fandom.:-)

  2. Hi Keira,

    could you check the links please? I only get “Access closed” and it sounds interresting.

  3. This fic is also on a03

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