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This is my last day for recs. Let's end where we began, with a bit of Doctor/Jack:

Story: Tourist Trap
Author: tweedymcgee
Word count: 1166
Author summary: Welcome to the fortieth century, ladies and gentlemen. Jack's found a new job. The Doctor's forgotten to read the guidebook.
Characters: Ten/Jack
Warnings: Explicit sex.

Recced because:
This makes me giggle every time I read it. Jack has a new job, which he excels at, but he's thrown off his game just a trifle when the Doctor, whom Jack hasn't seen for years, happens to wander through his door. But Jack is a professional, so he recovers quickly from his shock, and the Doctor is cheerfully oblivious to his slight discomfort. If Douglas Adams wrote slash, this is how I think it would read. Jack is befuddled but determined to do his job, the Doctor throws himself into local customs with enthusiasm, and the result is hot and funny.
[identity profile] ellyfanfic.livejournal.com
I spent yesterday hunting for a good Four/Leela fic (Leela being my favourite classic companion), but the few good ones I found had already been recced. Ditto with every Doctor/Sarah Jane story I had in mind. So with a heavy sigh I turn my attention back to New Who. Fortunately there are gazillions of great New Who fics out there!

Title: The Square Root of Pi
Word count: 3483
Author: Topaz Eyes
Author summary:  The nightmare did not end when they closed the door on Midnight.
Characters: Ten/Donna
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because:
Nothing beats a good hurt/comfort fic. There are, of course, a good many "Donna comforts the Doctor after Midnight" stories. This is a particularly good one, however, because both Ten and Donna are very much in character. The Doctor is wounded and defensive, and Donna is both consoling and sharp-tongued. It's easy enough for me to believe this might have happened after the episode!

I keep forgetting to say this, but I know you guys already know it-- if you like the story, go lavish love on the author!
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Title: Boxing Day
Word count: 6830
Author: Lyricwritesprose
Author summary: While trying to cope with grief and survivor guilt, Wilf meets the one person he never wanted to see.
Characters: Eleventh Doctor, Wilfred Mott
Warnings: None

Recced because:
I always enjoy fics where Wilf and the Doctor meet up again. Wilf is one of my favourite companions anyway, and because they share a secret, and they're both old men by their species' standards, it seems that they'd really have a lot to talk about. This is a well-written story in which Wilf encounters Eleven and gets an opportunity he really should have had in the series. It does a good job showing the differences between Ten and Eleven, and showing Wilf's reaction to a new Doctor. It also contains this amusing and pithy description of Eleven:  Extra chin, hold the eyebrows.
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Title: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Word count: 1558
Author: Topaz Eyes
Author summary: It was time to accompany the Doctor back to his TARDIS.
Characters: Jackson Lake, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: Fleetingly described sex

Recced because:
Well, first of all, how many stories feature a pairing between Ten and Jackson Lake? I haven't run across many, but it makes perfect sense to me-- they formed a very close bond in a brief amount of time. After all, if Jackson hadn't had other obligations, he might well have wound up travelling in the TARDIS. This story is a nice coda to "The Next Doctor," which fills in something we didn't see onscreen, but which seems quite believable. I love Jackson, and this story, which is from his POV, really manages to get across his formal speech patterns, his loss and grief, and his heartfelt concern for the Doctor's all-too-evident pain. It's a well-written and touching little piece about two wounded people seeking comfort from one another.
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Title: Public Enemy Number One
Word count: 16,676
Author: idelthoughts
Author summary: The prisoner drew himself up tall, facing Jack squarely, and Gwen was suddenly glad he was bound. “Yes, I am the Doctor.” He looked Jack up and down with a stern expression, and his voice was heavy with scorn. “And you’re Torchwood.”
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: Spoilers for Torchwood through season 2.

Recced because:
This is one of my favorite Who stories. It manages to be fun and deep at the same time. It has a heavy dollop of Torchwood, and in fact is written from Gwen's POV. This makes it interesting, because it's a look at the Doctor through the eyes of someone who doesn't know him at all. The characterization for Ten is spot-on in this-- he switches from goofy to angsty in the blink of an eye, just as he does in the series. There's also a lot of nice filling-in of Ianto's story, which was never fleshed out enough in Torchwood to suit me.
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Story: The Genuine Article
Word count: 2460
Author: thirty2flavors
Author's summary:  This new coat wasn’t exactly the same as the old one had been -- it was a much darker brown than the old one had been, it was a several inches shorter, it was missing a pocket and the material wasn’t as soft. But it was close -- the closest he’d seen in this universe, and he’d been looking.
Characters: Rose/Duplicate Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because:
This is a charming bit of lightweight humour, but the story develops into slightly more than mere fluff. The story is about the duplicate Doctor's efforts to find something approximating his beloved brown coat in the alternate universe, but it turns out that the absence of his coat isn't all that's worrying him. A nice little character study!

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[identity profile] ellyfanfic.livejournal.com
Hallo, everyone! I am your reccer for the week-- and I do apologize for the ridiculously late start. I have too many kids with dentist and orthodontic appointments *smiles ruefully*. Sorry! I'll do better tomorrow. Those who know me know that I am a big Ten/Donna shipper, but I'm a fan of many sorts of stories, and will be reccing a variety of fics.

Story: When You Have To Go There
Word count: 7142
Author: sahiya
Author's summary: Traveling just isn't the same without a home to come back to.
Characters/pairings: Nine, Ten, Eleven/Jack, Amy
Warnings: None (sex occurs but is not described, teen rated)

Recced because:
I have a big soft spot for Jack/Doctor fics. But the relationship between them is complicated. It's hard to find a fic that really shows the full extent of how complex a relationship between a constantly-travelling Time Lord and an immortal could be, or how the relationship might shift from Nine, to Ten, to Eleven. This one handles the complexities of the relationship well. It's also very touching, and brilliantly written.

If you like it, don't forget to shower love on the author!

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