Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Warnings: non-con, slavery, violence, emotional and physical abuse.
Genre: heavy angst, slave!fic, dark
Word Count: 83,000
Summary: In a world where the British Empire is still strong and slavery is her economic backbone, John has become a terrorist for the abolitionist movement. He is caught by Mycroft, enslaved, and given to Sherlock for training. The goal: To test a new kind of slave collar with the power to break even the strongest willed fighter. One that will make even John learn to love being a slave.
Why You Should Read This:
Heed the warnings… this is a pretty grim world this John and Sherlock live in.
Mycroft is an absolute bastard (even more than usual) in this fic.
But Velvet_Mace writes an enthralling fic. She pulls you into this world where John fights his slave status every step of the way but falls in love (but leaves the ambiguity open.. how much of it is the collar, how much of it is real) with Sherlock oh so reluctantly. John tries so hard to be ‘normal’ that it’s heartbreaking when Mycroft forces Sherlock to parade John around in public, in front of his friends, showing off his slave status.
But the ending is worth it… it’s unexpected and well done.