Pairing: Joan Watson/Sherlock Holmes
Fic Title: Called Your Name (in my sleep)
Rating/Warning(s): G, no warnings
Why This Must Be Read: This is a lovely AU wherein Sherlock is a brilliant but alcoholic Army surgeon during the Korean War, and Joan is a super-competent nurse, who is unofficially his baby-sitter. I just adore this re-imagining of the Elementary universe, as well as the slow build of their relationship. Very sweet.
Pairing: Joan/Sherlock, Joan/OMCs
Fic Title: Paler than Grass
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13, No warnings
Why This Must Be Read: Joan tries dating again, which is a little difficult when you've got a roommate as nosy and as observant as Sherlock. Joan and Sherlock's relationship has always been about negotiating boundaries and I loved seeing how Sherlock does his best to respect Joan's wishes
Fic Title: i think you need a shotgun blast
Rating/Warning(s): M/R, warnings for violence, drug addiction, suicide, attempted murder, implied character deaths
Genre: Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU, dark
Why This Must Be Read: This might be my favorite Elementary fic ever. Joan is a Slayer and Sherlock is her warlock Watcher. The prose and imagery is gorgeous. I also love how fiercely protective they are of each other, how much they understand each other, and what perfect partners they are. This is a dark fic, but it hurts so good
Fic Title: Building Bricks Without Zipper Masks
Rating/Warning(s): Unrated but I'd say M/R, warnings for discussion of D/s and sex
Genre: UST, kink fic
Why This Must Be Read: Joan and Sherlock negotiate a D/s relationship. Yessss, good. Both Joan and Sherlock are PERFECTLY themselves here, doing what they do best--setting boundaries for their relationship. Written for the Elementary kink meme, this is a super sexy fill response. Highly recommended.
Fic Title: The Case of the Man Who Was Wanted
Rating/Warning(s): E/NC-17, Warnings for sex and BDSM elements (D/s, sadomasochism, flogging, breathplay)
Why This Must Be Read: After taking that basketball to the nose, Sherlock finds that he...rather likes the idea of Joan causing him pain. This is, guh, a seriously sexy read. I adore how desperately Sherlock wants her and wants to please her, and Joan is the perfect domme.