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Beneath the Desert Moon by i ship an armada & Shiny Sherlock The year is 1936. Renowned consulting archaeologist, Sherlock Holmes, has been hired by the British Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, before his competitors can deliver it to Hitler and his army. Sherlock faces many challenges in his quest, but the biggest of all might be facing John Watson and mending their broken relationship. If you know the film you know the plot, but Sherlock and John are very much their delightful selves and other canon characters are well used.
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From Which Love Grows by Red Chapel If this were an ordinary fairy tale, it would start with ‘once upon a time’and a princess or a dragon or a poor fisherman by the sea. But this is not an ordinary fairy tale and it starts with a seed. A seed From Which Love Grows. The author has taken a fascinating and original idea and fashioned a slow, beautiful love story. 
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A Study in Strays by philalethia John Watson moves to 221B Baker Street. Unfortunately, the flat's already occupied. Fun, clever story. John's interactions with Sherlock cat (and the cat's personality is Sherlock to a 't') are a delight to read.
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Wartime Allies by shadownashira  Ever since the Pool incident, Moriarty has been strangely inactive. John's world does not revolve around the consulting criminal, and so life goes on. Then a new player tries to take over London, and Jim Moriarty has his own opinion on that. I like this, it's John centric, the dialogue is good and we see John being a capable, compassionate doctor/surgeon as well as treating people he knows are criminals with respect as long as it is reciprocal.


I must add a cavet though as I see this mistake repeated time and time again in Sherlock fics. Surgeons in the UK are addressed as Mr/Mrs/Miss and therefore neither Sherlock's Dr John Watson nor Conan Doyle's original Watson are surgeons, they are both medical doctors.
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How to Accidentally Summon a Demon by patster223 Sherlock is possessed by a demon. A damned, wicked soul that uses the kitchen table for blood rituals and experiments. John doesn't even notice the difference. Short, highly amusing fic..
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Sherlock-the-Pooh by thisprettywren Sometimes Sherlock likes a game of some sort when he comes upstairs, and sometimes he likes to sit quietly in front of the fire and listen to a story. This evening— “What about a story?” said Sherlock. John writes children's stories about his and Sherlock's adventures, featuring Sherlock ther Pooh, Mycroft Robin and the adorable Johnlet (although I find John even more adorable :-)). Just delightful.


Note: I found this story while reading through a list for "The Holmsies," the fanfic awards co-hosted by fuckyeahteenlock and sherlockbbcficrecs. All the fics on the list have less than 25,000 hits on AO3 and less than 250 reviews/comments on any other forum (this would be true at the time of selection), so none of these fics are the so called 'classics' of the fandom and many were completely fresh to me. The Holmsies are open for voting until 1st September 2014. Do go and check them out.
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Man's Original Virtue by anonymous “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.” - Oscar Wilde. It’s the little rebellions that he has to make to keep himself sane. This is an “Ella Enchanted” fusion, where John is cursed with obedience. It's a very interesting with a great back history with Harry. The way John thinks about people and the way they throw orders around and how that affects him is fascinating.
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The Remarkable Worm by marysutherland A French decathlete's had a breakdown, but Sherlock has a match-box that may explain it all. John's inner dialogue is a thing of snark, wit and charm. A very enjoyable read.
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An unlikely association in seven fish by Bold as Brass Of course they haven’t met up every Friday for fish and chips. Inspired by a sarcastic comment made by Mycroft in The Empty Hearse, this is fun, clever and very witty. :-)
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Mise en Place by arizona John Watson had no intentions of taking over the family business, but when he returns from Afghanistan, battered and bruised, and discovers that his sister Harry has run their restaurant into the ground, he doesn't have much choice. There's only one thing that can save the Empire from closing for good – the celebrity star of the BBC series Restaurant Reconstructed, Chef Sherlock Holmes. Or Sherlock  as Gordon Ramsay. :-) A very enjoyable read, with bonus recipes. :-)
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Blood Brothers by 221b_hound  I want to read about supernatural shenanigans without thralls or vampires as a superior race or all that. I also wanted to reference John's reaction to being locked in the lab at Baskerville - I always thought that was more of a PTSD reaction; surely John Watson has been hunted in the dark before, while on deployment. But then I found another way to make that a traumatic event for him. Heh. Whumping John Watson is shamefully entertaining, because the dear boy always pulls out the BAMF. I also wanted to set this conceptually in a bigger picture, with Colonel Sebastian Moran up to no-goodery of his own.  And whether John really does own an opera cape.In this story, John and Sherlock are the epic BFFs I always consider them to be. An entertaining and on going series with Vampire John, who is his deliciously prosaic and BAMFy self, and Sherlock dealing with all kind of supernatural shenanigans.


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The Shape I Found You In by irisbleufic & Moony  In which Sherlock invades Sweden, John watches too much questionable television, Things Are Finally Talked About, and absence makes the heart grow odder. And the sequel Lay Me Down A wonderfully entertaining and heart warming development of John and Sherlock's relationship from friends to lovers over text, email and, in the sequel, face to face. Don't forget to read the subject lines of the first lot of emails as they are highly entertaining and so in character. :-) also on AO3 here
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A Beginners Guide to Apiology by VictoryCandescence John and Sherlock meet for the first time as old men in Sussex.. There were tears, the kind of 'this is so sad and yet so beautiful' type of tears. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
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It Had to be Ewe by flawedamythyst “I have been to every country that raises sheep, asking the same question, and it has led me here.” Crack AU in which John is a sheep farmer and Sherlock is nuts. Well, okay, maybe that bit isn't so AU. Nuts and very funny. :-)
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More Things Than Are Dreamt Of by 1electricpirate In which John is (reluctantly) a wizard, Mycroft is (apparently) omniscient, and Sherlock is (surprisingly) oblivious. A crossover with Harry Potter in that this is in the HP universe but the series is focused very much on John, his attitude to his magic and his relationship with Sherlock. The mix of the muggle world of canon Sherlock and the magic world of HP is beautifully done. Sherlock's fascination with John and his magic, alongside his frustration that neither John nor magic conforms to his understanding of science is a delight to read.
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It's Genetics. Unfortunately by Lisgreomg Merlin Holmes, the youngest Holmes brother, reaches out to Sherlock for help finding a friend that has gone missing. This is a Merlin/Sherlock crossover in Sherlock canon time. While it is presented as primarily a Merlin fic due to the pairings I found much of its pleasure was its depiction of John, Sherlock, oh and Mycroft. John and Sherlock, like Arthur and Merlin and the knights are reincarnations or as the author puts it ' souls with a capital-D-Destiny'. However, unlike Merlin and Arthur, they have no memory of their previous lives. All in all it's a very good read.
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Incarnations of London by The BookshelfDweller "There once were two men who lived in a city called London. There once was a city called London that lived in two men." A one-shot about the way different aspects of London translate into John, Sherlock and their relationship, and a tribute to the amazing city which contributes so much to the magic of this show - it is a love story, in more than one way. A fascinating and absorbing character study of Sherlock and John.
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Knight, Burning Bright by shadownashira Kidnapped during a case, John rescues himself and comes across an injured Sebastian Moran. Afterwards, Jim Moriarty changes his mind and decides that one John Watson isn't as boring as he first seemed. I really enjoyed this, I liked the writing style, I adored this John and the author certainly achieved her goal of writing 'a realistic, canon-compliant John/Jim fic' as this has the potential to evolve into something highly intriguing.
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29 Days by naughtyspirit John bets Sherlock that he can’t compliment someone every day for a month. It ends up many of these compliments are aimed at John and it leads to them kissing/confessing or whatever. Highly enjoyable angst free fun and games. :-)
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The Affair of the Asphyxiated Acafan by AJHall Sarah flies home from a conference in the US and brings an unexpected gift home for her boyfriend - or, more precisely, his flatmate. Game on! A very intelligent case fic with the added interest of being seen through Sarah's eyes. This means we get the bonus of a 'girl's eye' view of the women folk of Sherlock and a gorgeous perspective on John while Sherlock remains Sherlock!

Beautiful Ideas by metisket Mike knew what would happen if he introduced John Watson to Sherlock Holmes. He knew exactly what would happen, and he did it anyway. A mischievous 'fleshed out' Mike Stamford lighting the touch paper and then sitting back to enjoy the fireworks. :-) Beautifully written, clever, insightful and funny.

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