Fic Title: Neither A Soldier Nor A Gentleman
Genre: long-fic (90k), episode related.
Why This Must Be Read: Missing series of scenes from A Scandal in Belgravia. How does Sherlock actually escape from the Karachi insurgents himself, and what happens when an adrenaline-filled Sherlock finds Irene waiting for him in his hotel room right after his audacious rescue? Long fic with great plot and wonderful characterization. It's rare to find such a gem in a such an overwhelmingly slash-oriented fandom, so I was very pleased to stumble upon this fic. Action, drama, romance, humor - this fic has a nice flavor.