Title: Too Much to Hold
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Pairing(s): Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Rating: Teen and Up
Genre: Romance, Kid!fic, First time
Word Count: ~60,000
John becomes guardian of an old friend’s autistic son, and learns something about Sherlock’s diagnosis along the way. Author includes warnings for ableism, and mentions of child abuse and sexual assault.
Why You Should Read This:
This is what I wrote in my own journal after reading it the first time: Although this is a kid!fic, and therefore not everyone’s cup of tea, I really don’t feel like it is au or out of character for either of the guys. They still chase down the bad guys and go on cases, they just have a little added responsibility at home. I thought that the introduction of Julian was stressful, uncomfortable and so very sweet. I just really enjoyed this fic. It’s one that during my first read, I liked, but the longer I think on, I like more and more.
Oh my god, this was freaking AMAZING!!! I’ve loved Sherlock since watching it for the first time earlier this year, and the author of this story captured the characters so spot on that this could have been canon. Just brilliant! Thanks for the rec!