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Test Your Sherlock Fan Fiction IQ - Quiz

Just for fun, see how familiar you are with some of the most popular fan fiction stories for the Sherlock (BBC) television series.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Identify the summary:Captain John Watson of 40 Commando, the Royal Marines, is assigned to protect and assist Sherlock Holmes as he investigates what appears to be a simple war atrocity in Afghanistan. An intense attraction ignites between the two men as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens everything they’ve ever known, but Sherlock is as much hunted as hunter, and everyone close to him is in deadly danger. Can he solve the case in time to save himself and John?

    • A.

      Two Two One Bravo Baker by abundantlyqueer

    • B.

      Across the Sky by mazarin221b

    • C.

      Command Structure by 221b_hound

    • D.

      Back in the Day by keeliethompson1

    Correct Answer
    A. Two Two One Bravo Baker by abundantlyqueer
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/180121

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  • 2. 

    Identify the summary:Love is a much more vicious motivator.

    • A.

      the sensation of falling as you just hit sleep by greywash

    • B.

      Paved with Love by keeliethompson1

    • C.

      The Fabric of Life by holyfant

    • D.

      This Man's Heart by ellie_hell

    Correct Answer
    A. the sensation of falling as you just hit sleep by greywash
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/324584

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  • 3. 

    Identify the summary:Sherlock Holmes is a pitcher and John Watson is a catcher. No, no, no, it's a baseball AU.

    • A.

      The Bang and the Clatter by earlgreytea68

    • B.

      Fly Very High by yalublyutebya

    • C.

      A Hooligans’ Game Played By Gentlemen by scullyseviltwin

    • D.

      Safe Distance by merripestin

    Correct Answer
    A. The Bang and the Clatter by earlgreytea68
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/744242

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  • 4. 

    Identify the summary:As a new slave in the Holmes household, John is having trouble finding his place.

    • A.

      In My Master’s House Are Many Rooms by BrighteyedJill

    • B.

      Slave Me by skadi_zlata

    • C.

      Longing to Belong by couchbarnacle

    • D.

      My Will's Not My Own by SailorChibi

    Correct Answer
    A. In My Master’s House Are Many Rooms by BrighteyedJill
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/395863

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  • 5. 

    Identify the summary:As the newest instructor at St. Bart's, John has been explicitly warned to never do Sherlock Holmes any favours. Too bad the sex is so good.

    • A.

      Cooperative Principle by bendingsignpost

    • B.

      Teacher's Pet by Rehfan

    • C.

      Academic Eros by deuxexmycroft

    • D.

      Wrapped Around Your Finger by MojoFlower

    Correct Answer
    A. Cooperative Principle by bendingsignpost
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/488939

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  • 6. 

    Identify the summary:John is sent down for life after accidentally murdering someone, and gets snatched up to play prison wife for a strange man named Sherlock Holmes.

    • A.

      Dehumanise Me by deuxexmycroft

    • B.

      Infiltrate (tear down the walls and the gate) by SkipandDi (ladyflowdi)

    • C.

      Shatter the Darkness (Let the Light In) by MojoFlower

    • D.

      Given In Evidence by verityburns

    Correct Answer
    A. Dehumanise Me by deuxexmycroft
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/246635

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  • 7. 

    Identify the summary:Seven years ago, Captain John Watson of the Canadian Forces Medical Service withdrew from society, seeking a simple, isolated life in the distant northern wilderness of Canada. Though he survives from one day to the next, he doesn't truly live until someone from his dark past calls in a favor and turns his world upside-down with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes.

    • A.

      Northwest Passage by Kryptaria

    • B.

      The Dangerous Edge of Things aka Sherlock Holmes has a Boyfriend who lives in Canada by dreamingrain

    • C.

      Be Here Now by Todesfuge

    • D.

      Castle and Sand by grey853

    Correct Answer
    A. Northwest Passage by Kryptaria
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/531662

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  • 8. 

    Identify the summary:"Do you just carry on talking when I'm away?"

    • A.

      The Quiet Man by ivyblossom

    • B.

      Renegades by augustbird

    • C.

      Our Enthusiasms Which Cannot Always Be Explained by withoutawish

    • D.

      Loosed Reins by AggressiveWhenStartled

    Correct Answer
    A. The Quiet Man by ivyblossom
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/531662

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  • 9. 

    Identify the summary:In which John learns to balance a kinky girlfriend, an asexual boyfriend, a ten-inch cock, his sister, the neighbours, his friends, and his blog. Some are more balanced than others.

    • A.

      Indecorous by Basingstoke

    • B.

      The Real Meaning of Idioms by feverishsea

    • C.

      The Detective and the Pin-Up by XistentialAngst

    • D.

      God help me, I do by PlainJane

    Correct Answer
    A. Indecorous by Basingstoke
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/204010

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  • 10. 

    Identify the summary:The problem with living with Sherlock, John thought, was that you never, never, ever knew the significance of anything. Like your flatmate's nose buried in your hair. Whilst you're in bed.

    • A.

      The Thing Is by TSylvestris

    • B.

      The Road Less Traveled by verityburns

    • C.

      Corpus Hominis by mycapeisplaid

    • D.

      Never Change a Running System by Lorelei_Lee

    Correct Answer
    A. The Thing Is by TSylvestris
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/499959

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  • 11. 

    Which pairing does this fic contain:Sustain (Or Concerto for the Famished in D Minor) by maybe_amanda

    • A.

      Sherlock/Molly

    • B.

      Sherlock/John

    • C.

      Mycroft/Greg

    • D.

      John/Mary

    Correct Answer
    A. Sherlock/Molly
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/217671

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  • 12. 

    Which pairing does this fic contain:The Secret Identity of John Watson by scifigrl47

    • A.

      John/OFC

    • B.

      John/Sherlock

    • C.

      John/Sarah

    • D.

      John/Mary

    Correct Answer
    A. John/OFC
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/493960

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  • 13. 

    Which pairing does this fic contain:The Making Of by emmagrant01

    • A.

      Sherlock/Greg/John

    • B.

      Sherlock/John/Mary

    • C.

      Sherlock/Jim

    • D.

      Mycroft/Greg

    Correct Answer
    A. Sherlock/Greg/John
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/474757

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  • 14. 

    Which pairing does this fic contain:The Baker Street Series by magicbunni

    • A.

      John/Sarah

    • B.

      Sherlock/John

    • C.

      John/Mary

    • D.

      None (gen)

    Correct Answer
    A. John/Sarah
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/16197

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  • 15. 

    Which pairing does this fic contain:Saving Sherlock Holmes by earlgreytea68

    • A.

      Mycroft/Greg

    • B.

      Sherlock/Mycroft

    • C.

      John/Mary

    • D.

      Sherlock/Molly

    Correct Answer
    A. Mycroft/Greg
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/514787

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  • 16. 

    Which pairing does this fic contain:If You Can't Move Heaven, Raise Hell by splix

    • A.

      Sherlock/OMC

    • B.

      Sherlock/Mycroft

    • C.

      John/Mary

    • D.

      John/OFC

    Correct Answer
    A. Sherlock/OMC
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/503706

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  • 17. 

    Which pairing does this fic contain:the rose; the prince; the fox by leiascully

    • A.

      Sherlock/John/Irene

    • B.

      Sherlock/John/Mary

    • C.

      Sherlock/John/Mycroft

    • D.

      Sherlock/John/Greg

    Correct Answer
    A. Sherlock/John/Irene
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/342309

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  • 18. 

    Which pairing does this fic contain:An Avalanche of Detour Signs by gyzym

    • A.

      Molly/Greg

    • B.

      John/Mary

    • C.

      Greg/Mycroft

    • D.

      Sherlock/Victor

    Correct Answer
    A. Molly/Greg
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/340976

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  • 19. 

    Which pairing does this fic contain:No Intention by keeliethompson1

    • A.

      None (gen)

    • B.

      John/Mary

    • C.

      Sherlock/John

    • D.

      Sherlock/Molly

    Correct Answer
    A. None (gen)
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/528099

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  • 20. 

    Which pairing does this fic contain:Method Act by splix

    • A.

      Benedict/John

    • B.

      Benedict/Martin

    • C.

      Benedict/Sophie

    • D.

      Benedict/Sherlock

    Correct Answer
    A. Benedict/John
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1139576

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  • 21. 

    What genre does this fic belong to:Four Corners of the Western World by pennypaperbrain

    • A.

      BDSM

    • B.

      Supernatural

    • C.

      Omegaverse

    • D.

      Kidfic

    Correct Answer
    A. BDSM
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/21906

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  • 22. 

    What genre does this fic belong to:In His Image by daasgrrl

    • A.

      RPF

    • B.

      Historical

    • C.

      Apocafic

    • D.

      Omegaverse

    Correct Answer
    A. RPF
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/442106

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  • 23. 

    What genre does this fic belong to:How the Mouth Changes Its Shape by breathedout

    • A.

      Genderswap

    • B.

      Kidfic

    • C.

      Holmecest

    • D.

      Magical realism

    Correct Answer
    A. Genderswap
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/704773

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  • 24. 

    What genre does this fic belong to:Stranger at the Gate by bendingsignpost

    • A.

      Vampire AU

    • B.

      Omegaverse

    • C.

      Sickfic

    • D.

      Crossover

    Correct Answer
    A. Vampire AU
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/334825

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  • 25. 

    What genre does this fic belong to:The Man No One Liked by shouldbeover

    • A.

      Historical

    • B.

      Magical realism

    • C.

      BDSM

    • D.

      Sports AU

    Correct Answer
    A. Historical
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/249133

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  • 26. 

    What genre does this fic belong to:Imagines Moti by SwissMiss

    • A.

      Magical realism

    • B.

      Science fiction

    • C.

      Sickfic

    • D.

      Teenlock

    Correct Answer
    A. Magical realism
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/21016

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  • 27. 

    What genre does this fic belong to:The Brave and the Cunning by thequeergiraffe

    • A.

      Crossover

    • B.

      Historical

    • C.

      Kidfic

    • D.

      Omegaverse

    Correct Answer
    A. Crossover
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/17563

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  • 28. 

    What genre does this fic belong to:Ours by keeliethompson1

    • A.

      Omegaverse

    • B.

      Sports AU

    • C.

      Supernatural

    • D.

      BDSM

    Correct Answer
    A. Omegaverse
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/35720

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  • 29. 

    What genre does this fic belong to:Names for the Galaxy by evadne

    • A.

      Science fiction

    • B.

      Sickfic

    • C.

      Magical realism

    • D.

      Kidfic

    Correct Answer
    A. Science fiction
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/35720

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  • 30. 

    What genre does this fic belong to:Two Years as Your Interpreter by prettyvk

    • A.

      Teenlock

    • B.

      Crossover

    • C.

      Historical

    • D.

      Holmecest

    Correct Answer
    A. Teenlock
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/972991

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  • 31. 

    In which fic do Sherlock and John get married?

    • A.

      Lifetime Achievement by Mad_Lori

    • B.

      A Study in Doubles by Jupiter_Ash

    • C.

      The Green Blade by verityburns

    • D.

      Floriography by lbmisscharlie

    Correct Answer
    A. Lifetime Achievement by Mad_Lori
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1214155

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  • 32. 

    In which fic does Sherlock make a detailed spreadsheet of John's responses to various types of sexual stimuli?

    • A.

      A Cure for Boredom by emmagrant01

    • B.

      Conductivity by liriodendron

    • C.

      Midnight Blue Serenity by BeautifulFiction

    • D.

      Thirst by bittergreens

    Correct Answer
    A. A Cure for Boredom by emmagrant01
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/335385

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  • 33. 

    In which fic was Sherlock subjected to years of sexual abuse by a woman?

    • A.

      The Last Place You'd Look by theorclair

    • B.

      Ashes to Ashes by silkmoth

    • C.

      You've Begun to Feel Like Home by yalublyatebya

    • D.

      Filthy/Gorgeous by MirabileLectu

    Correct Answer
    A. The Last Place You'd Look by theorclair
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/533840

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  • 34. 

    In which fic do Sherlock and John first meet after they retire?

    • A.

      A Beginner's Guide to Apiology by VictoryCandescence

    • B.

      Humdingers and Melancholies by flawedamythyst

    • C.

      Through the Clouds by mazarin221b

    • D.

      Off on the Wrong Foot by Unloyal_Olio

    Correct Answer
    A. A Beginner's Guide to Apiology by VictoryCandescence
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/495747

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  • 35. 

    Which fic features a puzzle box that Sherlock can't open?

    • A.

      26 Pieces by Lanning

    • B.

      Stick to the Script by thisisforyou

    • C.

      The Bone Fiddle by htebazytook and Vulgarweed

    • D.

      A Goose Quill Dipped in Venom by Polyphony

    Correct Answer
    A. 26 Pieces by Lanning
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/244826

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  • 36. 

    In which fic are Sherlock and John stranded on a deserted island?

    • A.

      Evidence of Human Life by thesardine

    • B.

      The Grey Matter by anchors

    • C.

      Elsewhere Come Morning by bendingsignpost

    • D.

      Alone on the Water by Mad_Lori

    Correct Answer
    A. Evidence of Human Life by thesardine
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/219934

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  • 37. 

    In which fic does Molly preside over a 'best friends ceremony' for John and Sherlock?

    • A.

      What to Do When Your Flatmate is Homicidal by hyacinth_sky747

    • B.

      Multiply (the sum of our parts) by 1electricpirate

    • C.

      In deed accomplish our designs by greywash

    • D.

      Perdition's Flames by i_ship_an_armada

    Correct Answer
    A. What to Do When Your Flatmate is Homicidal by hyacinth_sky747
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/383020

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  • 38. 

    In which fic does Sherlock work at Bletchley Park?

    • A.

      Long Ago and Far Away by lotherington

    • B.

      All We Ought to Ask by achray

    • C.

      Bring Me Back to Life by yalublyutebya

    • D.

      Dawn Before the Rest of the World by PoppyAlexander

    Correct Answer
    A. Long Ago and Far Away by lotherington
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/12656

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  • 39. 

    Which fic series features asexual!Sherlock/straight!John as a married couple?

    • A.

      Horse and Carriage by flawedamythyst

    • B.

      The Circle of Fifths by Nikoshinigami

    • C.

      Sherlock and John's Kinky First Times by wendymarlowe

    • D.

      Reason and Ashes by BrokenKestral (Amphigoriously) and DemonicSymphony

    Correct Answer
    A. Horse and Carriage by flawedamythyst
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/6433

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  • 40. 

    In which fic is John supposed to marry Mycroft?

    • A.

      The Pull of One Magnet to Another by ellie_hell

    • B.

      The Perfect Specimen by Cleo2010

    • C.

      A Bonding Experience by SailorChibi

    • D.

      The Moment Pleasantly Frightful by teahigh

    Correct Answer
    A. The Pull of One Magnet to Another by ellie_hell
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/256520

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  • 41. 

    Which fic contains this quote:Sherlock teaches John how to kiss in the backseat of his 1952 souped up hot rod, white leather interior and royal purple exterior. They park at the passion pit and Sherlock shows him how their mouths fit together, teases out the soft slickness of John’s tongue, while Scarlett O’Hara, resplendent in her dress, runs around a razed plantation projected silver in the background. 

    • A.

      You Give Me Fever by michi_thekiller

    • B.

      Sussex by SilentAuror

    • C.

      Synthesis by LapOtter

    • D.

      Terms of Service by kres

    Correct Answer
    A. You Give Me Fever by michi_thekiller
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/785061

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  • 42. 

    Which fic contains this quote: “Mum, what color is the ocean?”“The ocean is so many colors, Johnny.  It’s cool green, and soft grey, and glittery gold.  Some days it’s stormy indigo, and others it’s fiery turquoise, and then sometimes it’s the most peaceful blue you can imagine, the kind of blue that makes you want to wrap yourself in it and sleep for days.  The day I met your dad, I saw all those colors in the sea for the very first time.  It was so beautiful.”

    • A.

      Colors by Quesarasara

    • B.

      The Best of Times by Polyphony

    • C.

      Trying to Find the In-Between by NoStraightLine

    • D.

      The Stars Move Still by BeautifulFiction

    Correct Answer
    A. Colors by Quesarasara
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1606910

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  • 43. 

    Which fic contains this quote: The stranger is showing a lot of skin. He sits on the bed, leaned back against the wall, and his legs are pulled up. He rests his chin on his knees, arms loosely clasped around them. Gauzy trousers come to an embroidered cinched-in end at the gentle swell of his calves. The fabric is sheer gray, and John can discern the rounded curve of arse and hips to either side of his ankles. His feet are shod in soft, curling slippers of purple and gold. There are gold bracelets on his wrists, and embossed leather bands around slim-muscled biceps. Tiny jewels flicker in his hair, and rusty henna patterns his hands and the tops of his feet.John licks his lips.

    • A.

      Shatter the Darkness (Let the Light In) by MojoFlower

    • B.

      Against the Rest of the World by SilentAuror

    • C.

      Ink Your Name Across My Heart by prettyvk

    • D.

      State of Flux by Atiki

    Correct Answer
    A. Shatter the Darkness (Let the Light In) by MojoFlower
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/651740

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  • 44. 

    Which fic contains this quote: Maybe you could change your signature again.Any suggestions? SHI don't know. Something to wish me luck?You don't need luck. CBTMWhat's that mean?Come back to me. CBTMI will.Are you nervous? Don't be nervous. CBTMNot nervous. Excited.Excited for whale watching? CBTMEm, no.About something else? CBTMAbout something else.

    • A.

      A Study In Auto-Signatures, Sniper Dolphins, and Sex Holidays by cwb

    • B.

      A Life Well-Lived by Kate_Lear

    • C.

      Safe Distance by merripestin

    • D.

      My Phone's on Vibrate for You by misslucyjane

    Correct Answer
    A. A Study In Auto-Signatures, Sniper Dolphins, and Sex Holidays by cwb
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1967874

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  • 45. 

    Which fic contains this quote: Sherlock crossed his arms. “Well, how many, then?”John thought. “One thousand ought to cover it.”Sherlock’s eyes widened slightly.“One thousand kisses.”John nodded stiffly. “Yes. I’ll take that. As payment.” He paused. “Restitution.”

    • A.

      A Quiet Murmuration by cathedral_carver

    • B.

      Night Shift by corpsereviver2

    • C.

      The Prize by trillsabells

    • D.

      John Watson's Twelve Days of Christmas by earlgreytea68

    Correct Answer
    A. A Quiet Murmuration by cathedral_carver
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/275828

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  • 46. 

    Which fic contains this quote: "John's Canadian. And while he's quite talented, I doubt he can affect the British judicial system from Richmond."Everyone exchanged looks."Sherlock," Lestrade said carefully, "exactly how did you meet, uh, John?""Over the internet."The poignant silence from before was back, along with its friends Awkward and Holy Fuck.

    • A.

      The Internet Is Not Just For Porn by cyerus

    • B.

      Quintessential by thisprettywren

    • C.

      The River Variations by withoutawish

    • D.

      Swallow You Whole by Lindentreeisle (Captainblue)

    Correct Answer
    A. The Internet Is Not Just For Porn by cyerus
    Explanation
    Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/304382

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