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    'With Mary, he’d done everything in the right order — if at breakneck speed: flirting, sex, seriousness, rude and awkward realism, proper caring. He and Sherlock, though, had spent so many years loving each other quietly, imagining fantasy versions of each other, in amongst the everyday of bad tempers and absent-minded scratching, that never were interrupted by mismatched desires or poor communication. Was it possible (he thought, in a slightly out-of-body way, scrawling out a prescription) they had missed the opportunity to be in love with each other?'

     

    *Thanks to a tremendous gift from @Hamstermoon, the series now has COVER-ART!*

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    Boston Brawlers' team captain John Watson longs for two things: a championship before he retires, and a boyfriend. Assigned to room with goaltender Sherlock Holmes--known around the league as both a genius and a "weird dude"--on Brawlers' roadtrips, John discovers the things they have in common that lead to an easy friendship and a convenient arrangement.

    Slow-burn, adversaries-to-friends-to-lovers, romantic comedy.

    Alternate Universe - Sports/Ice Hockey

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    26 Jul 2017

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    WIP: Johnlock; au: ice hockey. Enormous fic with TONS of scorching sex but also loads of relationship shifting dynamics that are incredibly well thought-out. Loving it so far: haven't stopped reading whenever I could for three days straight.

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    A month after Sherlock's fall, John is coming apart at the seams. His sister Harry puts her law practice on hold and comes out to help John through the worst. When Harry reluctantly agrees to go out to Clara's house in Norwood to make out Clara's will, she becomes the prime suspect in Clara's murder. With Lestrade now his bitter enemy, John has to solve the case on his own...or does he?

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    "Empty Houses" was written during the hiatus between the end of Series 2 and the beginning of Series 3. As of "Empty Hearse," the events depicted here are no longer consistent with canon. They remain, however, consistent with your burning desire to ship John and Sherlock.

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    15 Jul 2017

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    Johnlock; Harry; canon divergent at TRF. Written just after series 2 as a way to bring The Empty House into the tv timeline as it was then. Quite a familiar romp if you know your canon (and let's face it, people in this fandom usually do), but with some very good twists and turns (especially involving the elusive Harry) that add up to a very solid TEH case-fic and head-canon.

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    Rosie, it seems, is quite taken with dogs. So is Sherlock.

    John cannot help but notice.

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    4 Jul 2017

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    Really lovely. Boys taking their time to get there, but pulled along by the little one and love of pups.

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    So what would have happened if John hadn't walked through the park and met Stamford?

    What if, instead, he walked around the park and just went home?

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    4 Jul 2017

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    Very realistic, and therefore very painful and angsty, depiction of how their lives (especially John's) would have been different had that 29 January not gone the way we think it does. John adrift and increasingly desperate -- HEED THE TAGS -- but pretty beautiful.

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    The magnitude of what they’re discussing seems as though it shouldn’t fit within the walls of 221B.

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    23 Jun 2017

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    I mean... this is basically what should happen. If the show were brave enough to leave some of the melodrama behind for a minute, and to revel in the intensity of feeling and meaning of a totally ordinary, totally enormous moment, this would be that. But better. So reassuringly believable, in-character and gorgeous... (A few typos, which sometimes -- because I am a dick -- I can't stand, but here it was not even an issue as the actual substance and tone was so pitch-perfect.)

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