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(I swear the next rec is pretty gen, I'm sorry y'all, this is just the subset of fandom I know well enough to rec competently in.)

Story: The Sleepwalker
Author: Aralias
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 20082
Author's Summary: “One day the Doctor woke up. (Eight/Master - written for the Buffy 'Normal Again' prompt on Best_Enemies)”
Characters: Charley Pollard, C’Rizz, Grace Holloway, Romana II, The Doctor (8th), The Master (Roberts), LOTS of Eight companions, in passing
Pairings: Eight/Roberts!Master
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Swearing (I’d add major character death, self-harm due to the mechanism of a plot thing)
Recced because:

The Doctor keeps swapping between his life on the TARDIS and a mundane AU where he’s a physicist teaching at Berkley in 2001, married to Roberts!Master and surrounded by people he knows in canon, but with switched-around names. Is it a fluff piece about them being humans and married and the Master mostly not being a terrible person who’d kill people? Or is it really disturbing and sad, a set up predicated on psychological weaponry (the origins of the Daleks’ Nightmare Child project) from the start of the Time War? Perhaps that depends on how creeped out you are by the ‘which of these lives is real’ “Normal Again” dilemma.

Why this fic is important. )
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Hello! I post as allonym on the Teaspoon and I'm your reccer this week. I'm planning a mix of different types of stories; hopefully there will be something for everyone to enjoy!

Story: Any Time At All
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4327
Author's Summary: AU from The Enemy Within. With the aid of a sack of jelly babies, the Master successfully captures the amnesiac Doctor and his TARDIS. Only, he hadn't really planned out what to do next.
Characters/Pairings: Eight/Master(Roberts)
Warnings:. Swearing

Recced because: This fic is a wonderfully hilarious take on the eternal struggle between the Master and the Doctor. I’d call it crack!fic except there is something very plausible about the Master’s internal battle over the choice between punishing and coddling the amnesiac Doctor. Eight is the perfect Doctor for this fic, with his winsome good looks, and the Master distaste for the Americanisms that his stolen body keeps coming up with is very funny.
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Story: The Masterplan
Author: aralias
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 11557
Author's Summary: Sequel to 'Wonderwall': At the Doctor's request, the Master helps end the Time War, makes the Doctor a lot of tea and has sex with him repeatedly. It's all very nice, which makes the Master wonder if he's losing.
Characters/Pairings: Romana II, The Doctor (8th), The Master (Roberts)
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Swearing

Recced because: Although this is the second in the series Wonderwall/Masterplan you really don’t need to read the first one to understand this. I eludes to the important parts. Although I would recommend reading because very good. I love this because the Doctor and Master get a happy ending and the time war is not lost. I like a happy end once in a while.
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Story: A Very Original Sin
Author: x_los
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 6,797
Author's Summary: “Just my friendly pet goosnake. He makes a much better companion than a cat: just as independent, sheds less hair, and he's very hypoallergenic.” After the TVM, Eight acquires an unorthodox companion.
Characters/Pairings: Eight, goosnake!Master, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: I know x_los was last recced less than a week ago, so forgive me, but I would have been sad not to recommend this one. Where last week's rec was based around a clichéd premise, this is an 'original' one i.e. what would happen if after the TVM the Doctor had travelled with the ridiculous CGI gooey snake version of the Master (not dead - but of course) for a bit? Crack yes, but no more than 'canon' gave us, and oh what glorious crack it is. One of the things I like best about my OTP is the dialogue - but if the Master's a snake, he doesn't have any (not much, anyway) - fortunately Eight is a Doctor who can keep up his end of the conversation. Another thing, then, then I like about Doctor/Master is that it is a ship that spans the pretty ones and the not as pretty as Paul McGann ones. Goosnake fic should be ridiculous, but actually it's just business as usual because the Doctor is the Doctor, and the Master is the Master even if he's a snake made out of bad 90s CGI, and that's shown very well here. Also it's silly, and very funny, and very sweet.

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