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Sherlock Fic - Deceiving Appearances
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Title: Deceiving Appearances
Rating: Probably only PG
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, and am making no profit from their use.
Warnings: Violence
Summary: Oneshot, written for a kinkmeme prompt that essentially boiled down to: Moran doesn't think much of John Watson.  Until their paths cross and John beats the crap out of him.  Featuring Moran being a little too overconfident for his own good, and John being a badass.

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There's now podfic of this story available; two, to be precise, the original and one created more recently, both read by the wonderful themusecalliope

From crack_van

LOVE this - you encapsulate John's BAMF traits SO well!

Thanks! I love writing BAMF!John...

I can only echo the other comments: Perfectly awesome badass Watson-ness!


The placidness has vanished now, but in its place is something equally chilling. The stillness and patience of a predator waiting by the waterhole



Watson is win. And Martin Freeman is one of the things that made me hang on to the series despite the rather horrific second episode and silly plots. The decimal places bit is perfect. And the psychology of Watson and Moran are very nicely detailed. Wish the writers of the series were more interested in this than the rather annoying "sociopath Holmes" stuff.

Thanks! I love writing badass!John!

Hee Hee!

I knew from the very beginning that Moran was going to get his *** handed to him.

Moran is one cocky bastard. He totally discredited the fact John’s a leftie. They are tough to take on because they do everything in mirror reverse. I’ve spent enough time in the sparing ring to know you NEVER do that. Though John wasn’t quite the bastard he could have been. John could have given himself the advantage and took a position (like on a stairwell for example) that would have given him as a leftie an advantage.

John didn’t though, played fair, and Moran still got a can of ass-whoop dumped on him. :)

Thanks! I love writing badass!John - it's so much fun!

And I didn't even consider that bit about being a leftie. Hmm...definitely something to think about.

AW HELL YEAH! *hugs fic and is thrown over it's shoulder*

Okay, sensible time: Brilliantly written, very in character, and also introducing a Moran that is now my headcanon. I congratulate you on writing an excellent Moran - the ones I've come across so far have been okay, but not quite with the essence. Yours has that spark that the others have been missing.

BAMF!John rocks my socks off, and I'm glad someone is acknowledging that he's a doctor and how that comes into play with his fighting technique. It's very, very, very satisfying to see him take down an assassin with such ease.

Thanks! I always liked Moran as a bad guy, and since the show hasn't delivered him to us (yet) it's always interesting to write him and speculate on what he's like in the modern setting.

And John is very much a badass. I mean, have you actually seen the training that military personnel go through? Very, very scary...

This was good... no wait, the was really good.... nah that doesn't cover it... this was... AWESOMESAUCE!!

I can only hope my JOhn is anywhere near as BAMF! as yours, LOL!!

Thanks! I love writing John as a badass!

Mmmm... the podfic was a good excuse for a re-read. Love this. But I feel like I'm losing my mind because I'd have sworn that there was a sequel to this along the lines of what's going on with Sherlock and Moriarty while they wait for Moran to show up with John and Sherlock being all like, "You sent one man to pick up John? Big Mistake." Did I dream that?

No, there's no sequel...yet. Though I have to admit I AM working on one, just a short little fic where John saves the day...

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My God, this is magnificent! I almost wish it was how we meet Moran, if we ever do in the series.

Thanks! I, too, am hoping we'll meet Moran in the series (Moriarty's use of snipers gives me hope) but until, it's fun to speculate.

Oh BAMF!John! <3
Brilliant description. :)

BAMF!John > everything evar.

Really good fic.

A BAMF in a jumper! I love it! Only John... ONLY John! LOL! Great fic!

A+ Watson would read again

Read it yesterday and totally forgot to comment. *eyeroll*


But for the first time, Moran knows Moriarty will fail, just as he has done.

Because neither of them has counted on John Watson.


BE AFRAID! *ggg*

Thanks! I love writing BAMF!John

Great little look at John and how awesome he can be :)

Thanks! I love writing BAMF!John.