Pairing: Joan Watson/Sherlock Holmes
Fic Title: Four Times Sherlock Touched Joan (And One Time She Touched Him)
Link: At Archive of Our Own
Genre: Romance, Fluff, and Angst
Why This Must Be Read: Each vignette follows a gentle progression of how a Joan/Sherlock relationship might start. The romance and fluff aren't syrupy sweet...there are enough gritty details of their world to make it quite realistic. I think this author is fantastic at getting the voices spot on in whatever fandom she writes, and this story is no exception. She also captures Sherlock's fidgety mannerisms perfectly.