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Story: Strings Attached
Author: [livejournal.com profile] beshter
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 80,918 (and counting)
Author's Summary: Pete Tyler thought he was agreeing to making his entire life better. Sometimes gifts come with strings attached. When his entire life is turned upside down, fate gives him a second chance at pulling it together.
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler (both universes), Pete Tyler (Pete’s world), Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler, the Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None by author (character death mentioned)
Recced because: I’m taking a chance by rec’ing this,  because it’s unfinished. However, there are 22 chapters, which gives you plenty to chew on until the final chapters come — and the author appears to have a schedule, which means this fascinating story should be completed. I certainly hope so, because this tackles one of the fascinating untold stories in the Whoniverse; how did the Pete Tyler of Pete’s World come to be so different from the lovable, but unsuccessful Pete Tyler of our world? [livejournal.com profile] beshter has a knack I love in writers: they build a believable world, they create characters who act believably, and they act only on the information they know. We, as readers, know what’s happening and why, but the writer’s skill is such that we want to watch this Pete (always one of my favorite characters) think his way through his good fortune, through invasion, through losing one Jackie and into loving a new Jackie.

A taste:
This was not the life that Pete Tyler had signed up for )
[identity profile] cpsd90.livejournal.com
Story: Unless, Perhaps, Someday, A War
Author: haveloved
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6,080
Author's Summary: She has realized since that forever is fragile. Forever can be taken away. But the fight cannot be taken out of Rose Tyler. Rose, as the dimension cannon is built and she finds herself working through the Doctor's timeline and trying to figure out what exactly is the mystery behind Donna Noble.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Pete Tyler, Donna Noble, The Doctor (10th), Rory Williams, The Doctor (8th), Grace Holloway
Warnings: Mild Swearing

Recced because: The quotation that gives the title its name sets the tone for the story:
“Probably we’ll die without ever seeing each other again.”
“Yes, probably. Unless, perhaps, someday, a war…”
- Hiroshima, Mon Amour

It is war and destruction that brings Rose Tyler back, not her belief in forever, but it is because of who she is that she comes back at all. One of the wonderful things to me about Doctor Who is its concern with who we are--the people we choose to be and the people we become through the choices we make, often in impossible situations. We cannot control the world around us or what other people choose, much of the time, but what we can choose is how we respond. It is these choices that make us who we are, and when everything else is so fragile, perhaps that is what matters the most.

Rose knows this already by the time she gets trapped in the parallel world--indeed, it is perhaps the reason she does get trapped in a parallel world--but when she returns, years have passed for her, and she has grown and changed yet again.
This fic bridges the gap between the Rose Tyler we last saw saying good-bye to the Doctor on Bad Wolf Bay and the Rose Tyler who uses the dimension cannon to get back to the Doctor. I have always been fascinated by dimension cannon stories and by what Rose must have experienced en route to her return and how she must have changed, and this is my very favorite.
[identity profile] morganfm.livejournal.com
Story: Into the blue
Author: RadiantTopaz
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 24504
Author's Summary: "But I'll tell you this - Rose Tyler gets her happy ending." Journey's End fix-it.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler, Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler, Donna Noble
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: Though Ten/Rose isn't my favorite pairing, this engaging and well written fic drew me in and I couldn't stop reading. Definitely worth consideration, no matter what your OTP.
[identity profile] doctorxdonna.livejournal.com
Story: Closed
Author: A_Who_in_Whoville
Rating: Adult
Word Count:103773
Author's Summary: The breach between universes is permanently closed. After a horrific accident, Rose Tyler decides to re-create herself. Broadchurch is as good a place as any to start afresh. Crossover with Broadchurch.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Jake Simmonds, 10th Doctor/DI Alex Hardy, Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler
Warnings: Explicit sex, and a canon character death early on.

Recced because: Since the first series of the show has finished, there have been a lot more Doctor Who/Broadchurch crossover fics popping up. Closed is one of the first, and IMHO, one of the best as well. It's not a reunion fic though, and the 10th Doctor only ever appears in Rose's dreams and memories. Rather, she finds solace in a world where she and the Doctor never reunite in a man who shares his face: DI Alec Hardy. It's a really well done story, and you'll be rooting for Rose and Alec the whole time, so you won't get a chance to be disappointed that there is no actual 10 in it. Plus, we get lots of Jake Simmonds, who is an awesome and underused character. I read this fic as it was being updated, and was on tenterhooks waiting for her to update chapters. You're lucky enough to get it all in one shot! Enjoy. :)
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[identity profile] shelwass.livejournal.com
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to rec for you all this past week! :) It's been a lot of fun, and I hope you've enjoyed reading these stories as much as I have! For my final rec, I give you a Doctor/Rose love story that spans across several eras. :)

Story: Shades of Blue ~ Cerulean
Author: bluedawn
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 46,842
Author's Summary: Trapped in the parallel universe, Rose finally thinks she's found the Doctor, but it isn't exactly the one she expects. She falls in love with him anyway. The first story in the "Past Present and Future" series.
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler, Mickey Smith, Other Character(s), Pete Tyler, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (8th)
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Swearing

Recced because: This is the first story in one of my all time favorite series. It is the story that first introduced me to the idea of--and made me fall in love with--the Eighth Doctor/Rose pairing. The growth of their relationship--and the Doctor going through all sorts of assumptions and feelings along the way--is beautifully portrayed. So too is the underlying tension that comes with loving a Time Lord (and being a Time Lord in love) across multiple regenerations. I love the idea of a timeless love--a love that exists on some core level: soul mates. And the romantic in me loves the idea the the Doctor and Rose love each across all time and in all forms.

It's well written, with wonderful characterizations and raw emotions. It's a believable journey; Rose knows him, but he doesn't know her, and though their courtship is whirlwind, it isn't without its difficulties. Sometimes it's funny, and sometimes it's a beautiful kind of sad--the kind of sad that only comes from knowing that there's a ticking time bomb on their relationship. Still, there's a light at the end of the tunnel; the series as a whole is about Rose's journey back to the Tenth Doctor, and her love for all the other versions of him she meets and re-meets along the way. The Eighth Doctor is the beginning, but he isn't the end--and that's what makes it all the more magical.

It's the beautiful beginning of an epic tale, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have!


Excerpt )

Be sure to stop by and let the author know if you enjoy it! :)
[identity profile] gncurrier.livejournal.com
I'm caught up! For today, here's another Ten/Rose reunion fic! (sorry! I promise, last one. Reunion!fic, that is, I've got one more Ten/Rose on the cards ;)

http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=24495
Story: Path of Needles
Author: TARDIS_stowaway
Rating: All ages
Word Count:28698
Author's Summary:Once upon a time, she had abided in the world where lives did not begin with ‘once upon a time.’ No more. Rose walks through the woods. Meanwhile, the Doctor deals with an abundance of Bad Wolf references.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Pete Tyler, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: None
Recced because: Dear God, what can I say about this fic? Not enough! There is such an eerie, dark fairytale aura, and the writing is jawdroppingly gorgeous. I needed to read a particualr chapter a few times to really get it, because I was so caught and entranced by the vivid and rich descriptions. There is tons of bad Wolf in this story, and it's used SO well!
[identity profile] sahiya.livejournal.com
The last two days sort of got away from me, but you get two recs from me today and two tomorrow to make up for it. Sorry for being a bit derelict in my duties!

Story: Through a Glass Darkly
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wendymr
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 30,957
Author's Summary: It’s only when she’s finally given up looking for a way back that she finds him.
Characters/Pairings: Alt!Nine/Alt!Jack Harkness/Rose Tyler, Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler
Warnings: None
Recced because:

I can't believe this hasn't been rec'd here before! The extremely prolific and awesome [livejournal.com profile] wendymr regularly comes up with (IMNSHO) some of the most interesting AU premises in the Who fandom, and this one is my personal favorite. The changes that [livejournal.com profile] wendymr makes to the Pete's World!Doctor and Jack's back-stories are fascinating, and the way that she explores what those changes mean for the characters are even more so. And once you're done with this story, there's a bunch of others set in the same 'verse for you to enjoy!

Fade Away

Nov. 7th, 2010 08:42 pm
[identity profile] madmerry.livejournal.com
Story: Fade Away
Author: Pitry
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3411
Author's Summary: It was supposed to be different this time. He's human, he can't regenerate - he was supposed to die before her.
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler, The Doctor (Duplicate 10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: I wanted to rec something from the classic series, and very nearly did, when i stumbled across this piece. It's lovely and haunting and the style Pitry (the author) uses allows the story to have an emotional impact outside of the sequence of events inside the story, which stops it from, sinking to morose or melodramatic levels of emotion. It's a beautiful story that I didn't want to risk it not being shared until my next turn reccing.


In the end, I guess I did lie to you guys, as these recs were mostly newer series with classic touches thrown in; for that I apologise. However, I do hope you enjoyed my recs even half as much as I enjoyed reccing them and I PROMISE next time will have more classic tales. Until we meet again!
[identity profile] sahiya.livejournal.com
Story: Noble Pursuits
Author: Quean of Swords
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 52k
Author's Summary: In an alternate universe, alternate Donna Noble is a PA at H.C. Clements. Then, one day, her boss tries to feed her to his alien insect offspring. Lucky for her, she is rescued by Rose Tyler of the Insanely Rich Tylers and a mysterious man who calls himself 'the Doctor'... two people who seem to be a bit more familiar with her than they should be. The Doctor, Rose, and the team at Torchwood Alpha (a.k.a. The Warehouse) have to stop an insidious alien invasion before they've even had a chance to settle into their new lives. Will Donna have to chose between helping them or protecting her ailing grandfather?
Characters/Pairings: Alt!Ten/Rose Tyler, Alt!Donna Noble, Alt!Harriet Jones, Alt!Ianto Jones, Alt!Jackie Tyler, Alt!Martha Jones, Alt!Owen Harper, Alt!Pete Tyler, Alt!Toshiko Sato, Alt!Wilfred Mott
Warnings: None.

Recced because: This was one of this year's [livejournal.com profile] tardis_bigbang fics, and it. is. marvelous. Among the many things to look forward to: excellent writing, the human Doctor's slow adjustment to his new circumstances, and Donna being, well, Donna. Plus a most entertaining "aliens invading!" plot.
[identity profile] slash-addict.livejournal.com
Story: Alternatives: New Beginnings
Author: Persiflage
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 17227
Author's Summary: Trying to find his feet in Pete's World, the Human-Doctor learns something unexpected about himself and makes a new friend.
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Other Character(s), Pete Tyler, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (Duplicate 10th), Alt!Martha/The Doctor (Duplicate 10th),
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: This is the first in a series called the Alternatives.I have read several fics that take place in the alt verse that has Rose quickly accepting the human!doctor and him quickly getting over the fact that he is now human and will never travel in the Tardis through space and time again. Although they are well written and I find them entertaining., I just find it unrealistic. He is now human and has part of the Doctor and Donna in him. Donna had a lot of problems having to do with the death of her father and how she was treated by her mother causing her, at least as I saw it, to have some real issues the most noticeable of which is her self esteem and her own self worth. They are a big part of who she is and I would think that he would have some those issues as well. They are never addressed in most fics. They are in this one. I see it as a big step in him figuring out who he is because no matter how much he is like the doctor and even has his memories he is not the Doctor. He can’t keep being defined by who The Doctor is, he needs to find his own identity and needs to know who he is to be happy. Also he I always saw him as mostly human he still has a Time Lord brain and if he was all human he could not handle it because I thought that was the problem with Donna. If he was completely human wouldn’t the Doctor had to do the same thing to the human!Doctor that he did to Donna. This isn’t addressed directly but he is shown as being not quite human as they thought after and incident at Torchwood. I also love this fic because it has alt!Martha and she is just great in this. She has come into her own without The Doctor and is now able to help his human self. The only real warning is there is a bit of Rose bashing. She is portrayed as being very immature and lack compassion towards the human!Doctor.
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[identity profile] missbaxter.livejournal.com
Hey folks,
Many apologies for the late start to my reccing week; my brain has been occupied for the last few days with trying to wheedle a historic Scottish property into exhibiting a cake the size of a tennis table in its Great Hall....This may or may not tell you something about my taste in fic. At any rate, let the reccage commence :-)

Story: Here There Be
Author:Cryptile
Rating:General (some swearing)
Word Count:32,036
Author's Summary: Rose Tyler battles Prehistoric Beasts, Torquay housewives and her new therapist.
Characters/Pairings:Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Jake, Pete Tyler, Jackie Tyler, OMC
Warnings:N/A
Recced because:This is one of the first fics I read when I was discovering Doctor Who, and in a lot of ways, it's still my benchmark as far as good fic is concerned. It's set in Pete's World after the events of 'Doomsday', and is both a terrifically well-written character piece that makes me thoroughly identify with Rose in a way that the show never quite managed to do, and is also a rollicking good tale to boot. The pacing is lively and built around a deadpan sense of humor and all of the characters are given unexpected, truthful, tender, plausible moments which really build on how Season Two left them. The original characters are just that and the dialogue fizzes throughout. And there's dinosaurs. Come on, guys, dinosaurs. Who doesn't love a T-Rex?
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All my recs this week will be Martha centric.

Story: Electric Avenue
Author: Bobsyeruncle
Rating: All Ages - Swearing - Character Study, Het
Word Count: 28009
Author's Summary: “You never talk about her…” Rose’s comment about Ten’s and Martha Jones’ travels triggers strong emotions as the Human “Doctor” reflects navigating the complexities of personal and social relationships and Ska beat of Brixton in 1969, and his third incarnation and the companion who left him for a man named Jones.
Characters/Pairings: Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Clive Jones, Harriet Jones, Jackie Tyler, Leo Jones, Martha Jones, Original Companion, Original Companion, Original Companion, Pete Tyler, Rose Tyler
Warnings: None.

Recced because: This is my favorite 1969 fic. I love how Bob addresses the racial realities of 1969 and how she made the Old Who characters really interesting for this New Who fan. FYI, there is a sequel, but it's still a WIP finished now. It's called To Be A Queen In Bondage.
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Story: The Quiet Chamber
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kalleah
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3,768
Author's Summary: Ten II and Rose in the immediate aftermath of "Journey's End."
Characters/Pairings: Ten (duplicate), Rose, Jackie, Pete
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is one of my favorite post-"Journey's End" stories. It's beautifully written, and perfectly captures the difficult, tentative first day Rose and the duplicate Doctor have together, as well as the uncertainty of their new relationship. The duplicate Doctor may love her as much as the original, but Rose still has confusion, anger, and resentment to sort through, much as she's drawn to this other man. One thing I adore about [livejournal.com profile] kalleah's writing is that her Ten and Rose dialogue always feels real and in-character, with no long, flowery declarations of love; the final conversation on the airplane is just the sort of air-clearing we're never going to get onscreen, and the Doctor's last line is gorgeous.
[identity profile] silly-cleo.livejournal.com
(Second post to make up for missing yesterday. Apologies!)

Story: Seconds Ticking
Author: Biichan
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 908
Author's Summary: Of course they had a back-up plan. No one said that it was sensible.
Characters/Pairings: Leela, Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, K-9, Romana II, Braxiatel, Narvin, Jackie Tyler, Rose Tyler, Pete Tyler
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I love pocket-watch stories and I love Big Finish and this story manages to combine the two fantastically. Awesome, awesome theory and it's incredible how many good lines are packed in to so few words. I really sort of wish this were canon. Everyone's voice sounds just right, especially Leela's. This one's a must if you like the Big Finish series Gallifrey but is still heaps of fun even if you're not familiar with it, I think.
[identity profile] pimpmytardis.livejournal.com
Story: Why Stop at Thirteen (When You're Having So Much Fun?)
Author: Gillian Taylor ([livejournal.com profile] dark_aegis) and WMR ([livejournal.com profile] wendymr)
Rating: None given; all ages
Word Count: 1285
Author's Summary: Because sometimes he needs someone to stop him. Crack!fic ahoy.
Characters/Pairings: Adric, Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Ace McShane, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler, Madame de Pompadour, Martha Jones, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Peri Brown, Pete Tyler, Romana II, Rose Tyler, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None given, very mild violence?

Recced because: Needs someone to stop him? Needs someone to smack him, perhaps! The companions step up to the task. For crack!fic vignettes, it has a lovely progression to a laugh-out-loud punchline.
[identity profile] dark-aegis.livejournal.com
Story: Mother Knows Best
Author: Wish Wielder
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 26,216
Author's summary: When Jackie makes a flippant comment in the presence of an alien artifact, she wakes up to find her entire world flipped around – and not in the good way. There’s only one man – well, alien – she knows who could possibly fix it, and she’s just wished him out of their lives.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Pete Tyler, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: none

Recced because: I adore stories that delve into the intricacies of 'what if' and toying with time. This one is a true gem. It starts with the premise of Jackie wishing for one thing, one thing only: That Rose Tyler never met the Doctor. From that moment on, it hits the ground running. It's an engrossing, well-written story and it contains one of my absolute favourite characterisations of Jackie Tyler in fan fiction.

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[identity profile] crimsonkitty88.livejournal.com
Story: Ouroborus
Author: Chicketieboo_
Rating: erm... I think it's 'Mature'... or 'Adult?' Yeah... you get the general idea.
Word Count: 121,490
Author's Summary: He had asked her how long she was going to stay with him and she had replied with Forever. And she did, but how does he find her in the sea of visions of all there is, all there was, and all there ever will be? What if the words Bad Wolf came back to haunt both Rose & the Doctor? What if regeneration wasn't the only thing caused by Rose sucking in the Time Vortex? How does she cope, waiting for his return? Why is she calling out for him, bringing him closer and closer, and why can't the past let go? A story about being left behind, & about finding oneself.
Character's/Pairings: Rose/The Doctor (9 and 10), Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Pete Tyler, Jackie Tyler, Mickey Smith
Warnings: Sex and violence. Oh and it's really very long. So get comfy.

Recced because: I truly believe that if you are going to read ANY New Who story, it should be this one. I'm not kidding. You NEED to read this. It's an epic, sprawling, brilliant thing that completely takes on a life of its own and succeeds in sucking you into the lives of these characters. Chicketieboo has succeeded in making the Who universe her own and making the characters her own. There is real emotion underlying every action and spoken word and relationship. I LOVED the interactions especially between Ten and Martha as well as the Doctor and Rose. Let me just say that Martha is a different woman in this. A VERY different woman. This was written, I believe, before the third series started so quite a few things have changed as well. Heartbreaking as much as it is hopeful.
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Story: The One Adventure He'll Never Have
Author: Aibhinn
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 62906
Author's Summary: In "Doomsday," the Doctor references "the one adventure I'll never have." What if he does have it? Reunion fic.
Characters/Pairings: 10/Rose, Martha, OCs, Jackie, Pete, Jack/Gwen, Team Torchwood, Mickey, Jake
Warnings: Graphic Sex

Recced because: I have a huge weakness for reunion!fic and baby!fic. Wouldn't you know it? This fic is both! Aibhinn does an excellent job with the characters and their interactions. The Martha in this story is a bit AU, as it was written before we knew very much about her, but it's an interesting look at what might have been. My husband told me about this one, and I give him many thanks, as I have come back to re-read this story several times. (And if you like this one, there are a couple of other stories that take place in the same Universe.)

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[identity profile] amberwind.livejournal.com
Series: The Way of Things
Author: shrak
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 193637 for the first story in the series, 2500-11000 words for the remaining stories
Author's Summary: A post-Doomsday story, set in the Alt!Verse. It's been over three years since Rose and the Doctor said goodbye. What happens when she not only meets his doppelganger, but has to work with him? A Blackpool/Doctor Who crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler, Jake Simmonds, Peter Carlisle, DC Penington, OC's
Warnings: Graphic sex, violence

Recced because: This entire series is just completely, utterly epic and enthralling. I like the idea of Rose getting on with her life, and then getting hit upside the head by the fact that just because there's no Doctor in her new universe, that doesn't mean there isn't someone eerily like him, and all of the drama such a discovery could cause. Add in a compelling Torchwood-style murder mystery, and some extremely well-written OC's (I haven't seen Blackpool yet, but I really want to after reading this), and it's hard not to be sucked in to this AU. The length of the stories can be a bit daunting, but it's worth the time involved in the read.
[identity profile] sabra-n.livejournal.com
Story: Here There Be
Author: Cryptile
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 32,036
Author's Summary: "Rose Tyler battles Prehistoric Beasts, Torquay housewives and her new therapist."
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Pete Tyler, Other Character(s)
Warnings: None

Recced because: There are dinosaurs. Well, there's that, and there's also a post-"Doomsday" Rose, working for the ramshackle alternate Torchwood with Mickey and Jake, babysitting her younger sister, and attending therapy forced on her by her employer. This is the best Cyber!verse story I've read, where moving on from the Doctor is neither fast nor easy, but it happens.

Also, there are dinosaurs. That's the really important bit.

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