Happierstill



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    All John Watson wants is the feeling of a freshly waxed surfboard under his feet and the hot California sun baking down onto his back. To finally go pro in the newly formed world of professional surfing and leave the dark memories of his past behind him as he rips across the face of a towering blue barrel. To lounge beside the beach bonfire every evening with an ice cold beer tucked into the cool sand beside him and listen to Pink Floyd and the Doors while the saltwater dries in his sun bleached hair.

    That's all he wants, that is, until the hot young phenom taking Oahu and the Hawaiian shores by storm steps up next to him in the sand in the second round of the 1976 International Surf Competition.

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    12 Oct 2017

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    There are no words to properly express how much I loved this story. The last chapter and all the chapters proceeding it where some of the most beautiful writing I've ever read, bar none. Gorgeous storytelling and the most beautiful back stories I've ever encountered. Amazing surfing AU but SO MUCH MORE. Beyond fantastic and will always be one of my top five fics of all time in this fandom.

    Surf like hell John Watson.

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    After being injured on the Front, John Watson is sent to Craiglockhart Hospital for psychiatric treatment and finds himself sharing a room with the mysterious Sherlock Holmes.

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    05 Aug 2017

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    Sherlock and john are both sent home from WWI and meet as roommates in a mental hospital. Love is slow and tender in a time that it could be very dangerous to expose those feelings. Happy ending after some angst. Loved the hurt/comfort aspect.

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    Sherlock knows John will never return his feelings. So what if he decided to look for love elsewhere?

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    29 Jul 2017

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    THIS FIC, THIS FIC RIGHT HERE? Is so fucking good. It is not Johnlock fic, it takes place about two years after s4, Sherlock has confessed his love to John and John is wanting a platonic best friend, and nothing more.
    Sherlock aches for companionship, someone to hold him, and someone to understand that maybe he can’t love (because his heart belongs to John) but accepts Sherlock all the same.
    This is a story of kindness, a mended heart, and a mended friendship. Give it a try, it’s amazing.

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    The first letter John writes home from Afghanistan is meant to go to a woman he went on only one date with. How it ends up in Sherlock's hands is completely innocent. What happens next is not.

    What do you do when you find out the person you're in love with has been lying about something as monumental as who they are?

    What do you do when you're the one who lied?

    How on earth do you put the pieces back together?

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    14 Jul 2017

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    John leaves for war and writes to Sarah, getting Sherlock instead. Slow burn and so damn delicious. Lots of misunderstanding and forgiveness. These two were always meant to be together.

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    This is the story of a young consulting detective who wants nothing to do with marriage and an army doctor who wants to find true love. It's 2020 post-Brexit England and the British government is encouraging arranged marriages. Candidates meet through state-run agencies and date in hopes of finding love (and tax benefits). Sherlock doesn't need or want a spouse, at least not until John Watson shows up. Hesitant to give in to his more carnal urges because of the way they derail his mind, how will Sherlock progress toward the more intimate aspects of a relationship? The answer lies in a very special wedding gift.

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    04 Jul 2017

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    Slow build aranged marriage fic. Gorgeously written, paced and implemented.