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Title: wings but no feet
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 93 words
Prompt: 3 Sentence Ficathon: Elementary, Joan Watson, Sherlock, tortoises, dragons, and other reptilia
Pairing: Joan gen
Other: Also at AO3 (with sequels written by other people!).

Excerpt: "SHERLOCK!" she shouted; the creature chirruped at her, but the house was suspiciously silent.

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Title: Christmas still a shining thing
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 719 words
Prompt: comment_fic: Elementary, Sherlock&Joan, Sherlock spends the holidays with Joan's family
Pairing: Sherlock and Joan gen
Other: Set during some ambiguous previous season.

Excerpt: Joan's grandma was beating Sherlock at mahjong, and he kept looking at her sideways in that feral way of his, as if trying to confirm she wasn't cheating. It made Joan smile a little. Her grandma beat everyone at mahjong, and reveled in finding a new victim.

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Title: the illusion is always one of normality
Fandom: Elementary/Doctor Who
Length: 348 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Elementary, Joan + Sherlock, Doctor Who AU
Pairing: Sherlock gen
Other: Doctor Who fusion, Elementary characters in the Doctor Who universe.

Excerpt: He loves it. There is nothing Sherlock loves more than space travel, and he'd thought there would never be anything better than being a detective. But now he is a detective in space.

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Title: always be chasing the sun
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 3147 words
Prompt: Written for [community profile] yuletide_admin 2014 for [personal profile] footnoterphone, who wanted Joan to go back to medicine.
Pairing: Joan gen
Other: Some spoilers for S3 and a number of Arthur Conan Doyle canon references, along with some themes of disability. Also at AO3.

Excerpt: When Joan got out of the hospital, her leg aching and stiff, Sherlock put her up in the front room, saying that the windows would be good for her. She would rather have had her room back, which was more private, but she couldn't imagine negotiating the stairs all the time, not any more. That was why she hadn't gone back to her own apartment. A lot of things would have to change, at least temporarily.

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Title: lights flash and we run for the fences
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 1297 words
Prompt: n/a
Pairing: Joan gen
Other: Set directly before the first episode of season 3. Also at AO3.

Excerpt: Every time Joan convinced herself that Sherlock had finally figured out how to be a real boy, he proved her wrong. She went to sign her lease on a Wednesday afternoon and came back with two new keys in hand. There was a note on the kitchen table, pinned down by a padlock from Sherlock's collection. He was breaking their partnership and going back to London.

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Title: could end in burning flames or paradise
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 552 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Elementary, Sherlock/Joan, mystery solvers club.
Pairing: Sherlock and Joan gen
Other: College AU!

Excerpt: Joan and Sherlock have already had several talks about his habit of volunteering her for things, especially after he got her student ID and cracked her email password. She knows he thinks he can annoy her enough that she goes away. So far she hasn't. She likes seeing her amount of student debt decreasing slowly but steadily. But days like this, she really thinks about throwing in the towel.

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Title: hell itself breathes out
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 1446 words
Prompt: [livejournal.com profile] spook_me: Shapeshifter.
Pairing: Joan gen
Other: Also at AO3. Themes of drug abuse, addiction, and danger. AU to S1.

Excerpt: The phone rings three times, shrilly, before Joan picks up. The person on the other end is trying hard to remain calm, and not quite succeeding. He's broken out, the woman says, we're not sure why, be careful.

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Title: glory streams
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 334 words
Prompt: Elementary Christmas fic for rainfelt.
Pairing: Joan gen
Other: No spoilers for S3.

Excerpt: Angus gets a bright red hat and Joan is sitting at the table, going through old files for a lead, when Clyde pops out from behind another stack of books. There is a bow stuck to his shell.

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Title: I know how to rule myself
Fandom: A:TLA/Elementary
Length: 572 words
Prompt: intoabar: Toph Bei Fong goes into a bar and meets... Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)!
Pairing: Toph and Sherlock gen
Other: Fusion fic: Sherlock in Toph's world.

Excerpt: Toph isn't sure who let the skinny guy into her office, but she makes a mental note to put that officer on desk duty for the next year. She does not have time to deal with another admirer, merchant, or any civilian personnel. Don't they realize she's trying to run a police force?

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Title: disguised by sobriety
Fandom: A:TLA/Elementary
Length: 1117 words
Prompt: intoabar: Toph Bei Fong goes into a bar and meets... Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)!
Pairing: Toph and Sherlock gen
Other: Fusion fic: Toph in Sherlock's world.

Excerpt: "I'm older than I look," she says. "Do you want to play a game? First one's free."

She might be a little older than she looks, but she can't be twenty-one. Her build suggests later childhood, early puberty perhaps. She doesn't watch the cups as she moves them, which bothered him until he realized she was blind.

"No thanks," he says, adjusting his collar.


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Title: one fixed point
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 4370 words
Prompt: Yuletide 2013: The years go by and they stay together, for treble.
Pairing: Joan & Sherlock gen
Other: Minor spoilers for 2x24 The Grand Experiment. There is some implied violence and death, but nothing very detailed.

Excerpt: Sherlock and Joan through the years. Several years pass (regularly interrupted by the four weeks of vacation time Sherlock added to her compensation package). Sherlock doesn't pick the lock to her apartment anymore, not since she called the police last time and Gregson sent someone out to talk to him. The tide goes out, the tide comes back.

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Title: need to be needed
Fandom: Doctor Who/Elementary
Length: 126 words
Prompt: Doctor Who & Elementary, Joan Watson and Martha Jones, I need a saving grace/ you need to be needed
Pairing: Joan & Martha gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: "Aren't you curious?" she asks finally, after they've worked in professional, desperate-but-precise silence for a while.

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Title: all the world is a laboratory
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 718 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Elementary, Joan & Sherlock, college AU
Pairing: Joan and Sherlock gen
Other: College AU.

Excerpt: Joan is certain that Carrie will find someone else to room with next year.

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Title: I will battle every day
Fandom: Pokemon/Elementary
Length: 394 words
Prompt: Written for reverseremix 2013 for [personal profile] betony as a remix of her ficlet, blasting off again.
Pairing: Joan and Sherlock gen; implied Sherlock/Irene
Other: n/a

Excerpt: She doesn't treat him like a ten-year-old. He is very, very tired of that. He doesn't want to be a Pokemon master. He has more important things to do than subjugate other living beings.

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Title: keeps honor bright
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 982 words
Prompt: [community profile] poetry_fiction: July 1 prompt - I came to the crowd seeking love
I came to the crowd for understanding from Nikki Giovanni's "You Came Too"
Pairing: Joan and Sherlock gen
Other: Set in some vague timeframe post S1.

Excerpt: "Don't be discouraged, Watson," he said. There was a clink of china; she deduced that he'd brought tea, but was having trouble jimmying her lock with the limited mobility that the cups provided.

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Title: that dear octopus
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 218
Prompt: three sentence ficathon: Elementary, Joan & Sherlock & Ms. Hudson &/or Clyde , an all-of-a-kind family
Pairing: Joan gen
Other: Spoilers for 1x19 Snow Angels.

Excerpt: And Joan has a perfectly strange family as well: a ridiculous detective and an astonishing housekeeper and a quiet turtle that sometimes moonlights as an ambulance or other useful stand-in object as Sherlock so desires.

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Title: the precipitate
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 218
Prompt: three sentence ficathon: Elementary, fem!Sherlock/Joan, sweet
Pairing: Joan & fem!Sherlock gen
Other: Genderbend AU per prompt.

Excerpt: She makes spaghetti and serves it to Joan in a chipped mug, leaning over Joan's shoulder and resting her chin there as they study a case file.

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Title: where dwell the brave at heart
Fandom: Elementary/Harry Potter
Length: 222 words
Prompt: three sentence ficathon: Any, Any, Hogwarts AU
Pairing: Joan gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: Joan hadn't known Sherlock when they were both attending Hogwarts - he was a vibrant Gryffindor Quidditch player and she a Ravenclaw from an entirely different social class.

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Title: the great mouse
Fandom: Elementary/The Great Mouse Detective
Length: 167 words
Prompt: three sentence ficathon: Elementary/The Great Mouse Detective, Joan Watson & Sherlock Holmes & Dawson & Basil, the game is afoot (or a-paw, whatever)
Pairing: Joan Watson & Sherlock Holmes & Dawson & Basil gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: He sprang up, eyes bright in a way that suggested he'd never quite made it to bed, and he said, "Joan, we have mice - and they're completely brilliant, I have to show you!"

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Title: waiting for room
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 107 words
Prompt: three sentence ficathon: Elementary, Sherlock and Joan Watson, veterinarian
Pairing: Joan gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: Joan is the only person in the vet's office with a tortoise, and she's keenly aware of this; the dogs keep sniffing at the box as if they're expecting turtle soup tonight.

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