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Original Setting Alternate Universe Fanfic Recommendations
"AU" - or "Alternate Universe" refers to any fanfic that gives itself a setting or reality that's fundamentally different from the setting/reality that's in its canon source material. Usually, that means taking a show like BBC's Sherlock and giving its characters magical powers/paranormal identities or taking the characters from a show and giving them entirely different roles/backgrounds like owning a cafe together or starting up a barbershop quartet. We went with the latter - AUs that mean when Sherlock and John first meet, they're in very different circumstances, where you can see that who they are and what they offer each other doesn't change much even when everything else does. These fics have been given entirely original settings and original side characters, fleshed out into what could easily be novels of their own. Happy Reading!