[identity profile] brunhilde-1013.livejournal.com
Story: Within A Mile Of Home
Author: sleepismyfriend
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3924
Author's Summary: Eleven takes Amy to Bannerman Road, only he encounters a few more than he expected once he arrives.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Jack Harkness, Jo Grant, Liz Shaw, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Tegan Jovanka, The Doctor (11th), Wilfred Mott, Luke Smith, Amy Pond
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: To round off the week, a return to the multi-era ensemble cast - just look at that list of characters!  Full disclosure requires me to say that the author is one of my friends, but this is one of those stories that I'd have to admit to loving were it written by my worst enemy.  Plot takes a backseat to a beautifully-written interlude of friendships and nostalgia that still manages to feel fresh, and the interactions between the Doctor's former companions and friends are delightfully genuine.  I particularly love the portrayal of Amy, who bounces around full of teasing energy but clearly holds a great deal of affection for the Doctor - and, of course, the centre of the story is the eternal relationship between the Doctor and Sarah, which is dealt with in a sensitive and nuanced manner.  It really is one of my favourite stories, and one that reminds me just why I love the show so much.

Thank you for having me for the week, guys, and if you enjoy the recs then don't forget to go and tell the authors all about it!
[identity profile] averita.livejournal.com
That's it for me this week! Hope you've enjoyed. To finish, one of my favorites!

Story: Before I Let You Go
Author: sleepismyfriend
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4177
Author's Summary: Sarah's wedding to Peter Dalton wasn't the first time the Doctor interrupted.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, Fourth Doctor, OCs
Warnings: None

Recced because: I have so many ideas of what might have happened to Sarah in the years between Hand of Fear and School Reunion, but this particular fic was such an unusual take on what one option might have been, and I love it for that. sleepismyfriend creates a beautifully bittersweet scenario in which Four returns for Sarah Jane only to find that she has moved on with her life, to an extent. It's a lovely prequel of sorts to both School Reunion and The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, but offers more closure between Sarah and the Fourth Doctor. It also gives a great take on Aunt Lavinia and Sarah's fiancé, a character who must have been very difficult to make believable and even likeable, but which she does wonderfully. Simply gorgeous.
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[identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
Story: Just A Jump To The Left
Author: sleepismyfriend
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 18317
Author's Summary: The Doctor goes to 1976 to retrieve one Liz Shaw.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, Luke Smith, Martha Jones, Rory Williams, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (11th)

Recced because: I love the way sleepismyfriend has got so many different era companions working together, under the Doctor's guidance (more or less!) to save Liz from the effects of an unpleasant alien encounter.

"Hello everyone, how long was I gone?" He asked, and Sarah looked to her watch as Rory and Martha exchanged glances.

"Forty-five minutes or so?" Martha looked to Sarah.

"Forty-seven and a half, to be exact." Sarah looked up from her watch, dropping her wrist as the Doctor looked to her, and she smiled. "Which is definitely a new record for him."

"Yes." The Doctor gave himself a mental congratulatory pat on the back before stepping forward to pat the side of the TARDIS's door. "That is what I am talking about. Over nine hundred years, and I finally get the guidance systems calibrated properly. That takes skill, you know. Slept through that class quite a bit in school."

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"Heh, last time you said that, the TARDIS ended up underwater for seventeen hours during fish migration." Rory added. "Although, the colours were remarkable, I'll have to give you that. I see you didn't leave the parking brakes on again."

"Oh, quiet you." The Doctor waved Rory off. "Just because Mr. Amy Pond decided to take some outrageous holiday with River in Egypt does not give you, Mrs. Amy Pond, the right to be cheeky. I half expect Interpol to call us any moment now."

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