Necessary Faith & Burden of ProofAuthor: Alecto Fandom:
Crossover/fusion, Romance, ParanormalPairing:
John/Sherlock, John&Mary, John/Victor, Sherlock/Victor, Lestrade/MollyLength:
Very Long (148,920 words)Author's Summary:
A post-Reichenbach story universe where John became a hunter during Sherlock's time away- while partnered with Mary Morstan, his mentor and a woman born into a long line of hunters. Things get a bit tricky when Sherlock finally returns two and a half years later. How in the world is John supposed to explain all this?
Minor crossover with the Supernatural (TV series) universe. Only brief cameos by the characters of Supernatural.Review:
This fic is, of course, Jossed by series 3 of Sherlock, but read it anyways :) This fic could have gone so wrong (personally, I think a lot of Superlock, SuperWhoLock... etc usually does), but instead it's wonderful. It works in a way that doesn't bend either fandom too far out of shape, presents great cases, and builds a central romance character arc that's fairly decently done (I'm so not a romance fan - I could have had more of the cases and less of the shipping drama but that's just me). It's also a fantastic crossover or fusion where the Sherlock world has hidden hunters like the Supernatural series and throws in this added dimension of John becoming a part of that world while Sherlock is gone and then feeling like he has to keep it from him when he returns (that part makes more sense if you're coming to this fic from Supernatural fandom than Sherlock fandom - in SPN, there's enormous taboos and very real fears about reading anyone in on the realities of the supernatural. If you're just coming at it from Sherlock, you may be grumbling at John to just tell him already, and wondering why Sherlock hasn't just eliminated everything else and deduced what's left (however impossible) already). The characterization of Sherlock is also great - it gets the ''sociopathic!Sherlock who is genuinely in love with John'' right and that's really rare in and of itself.
Necessary Faith & Burden of Proof (on AO3)