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Story: Woman Wept
Author: haveloved
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1042
Author's Summary: The Doctor takes Rose to the icy planet Woman Wept for a night of fun and sight-seeing.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Warnings: no standard warnings apply

Recced because: This is haveloved's interpretation of what Woman Wept might've been. Not only am I in love with the description of Woman Wept in this fic, but I also like the tropey hurt/comfort scenes throughout the story. To me, it's the right amount of fluffy while still adhering to the show canon.
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Story: Spare Parts 'Verse
Author: Fogsblue
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 8888
Author's Summary: Rose and some other companions meet an interesting quirk of Time Lord biology.
Characters/Pairing: 9th Doctor, 10th Doctor, 11th Doctor, the Master (Simm), Rose Tyler, Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Reinette
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because: This is crackfic at its most delicious. There are plenty of fics that deal with the differences between Time Lord and human biology, and this one deals with-you guessed it-a certain talking part of the Doctor's anatomy and the hilarity that ensues when his companions encounter it. Scottish accents...they're not just for Time Lords anymore!
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Story: Beyond the Veil
Author: AceOnGallifrey
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1827
Author’s Summary: The Tenth Doctor discovers that his song isn't ending: it's just leaving to join in a greater melody, above and beyond death itself. Oneshot of various pairings and much joy.
Characters/Pairing: 1st Doctor and Susan Foreman, 2nd Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon, 3rd Doctor and Jo Grant, 4th Doctor and Romana, 5th Doctor and Vislor Turlough, 6th Doctor and Peri Brown, 7th Doctor and Ace McShane, 8th Doctor and Grace Holloway, 9th Doctor and Rose Tyler, 10th Doctor and Donna Noble, 11th Doctor and River Song, 12th Doctor and Michael, 13th Doctor and Inez
Warnings: Just for feels, folks.

Recced because: An interesting look at Time Lord afterlife. What happens to the Doctor we know and love when he regenerates? AceOnGallifrey posits the lovely theory of Timeheart and what it’s like, and if you’re not trickling a tear or two by the time you’re done reading it, then I’d be surprised.
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Story: Fifty Shades of Skaro
Author: Kelkat9
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1939
Author's Summary:In the episode "Dalek," the Dalek downloaded the internet. All of the internet with everything that entails from science to entertainment to, ahem, more adult pursuits. It gave the Dalek thoughts.
Characters/Pairings: 9th Doctor, Rose Tyler, a Dalek
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because:I've never read 50 Shades of Grey. I refuse to on the principle that I can read smutty fanfiction online for free, and it will feature the Doctor and Rose or Donna or Romana, etc... instead get the point. My name is doctorxdonna, and I'm a crackficaholic... 50 Shades fans and crackfic lovers alike can hopefully raise a few eyebrows and have a few laughs together here. Kelkat9 writes lots of funny, crackficy stuff, and this is just one of many. Enjoy. };-)
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Story: Alternatively
Author: Isilien Elenihin
Rating: Adult
Warnings: Explicit sex, swearing
Word Count: 17391
Author's Summary: The TARDIS locks the Ninth Doctor out in modern-day London. While he's investigating a puzzling knot in the Time Lines, he runs into Rose Tyler, who's going back to school to get her A levels. What if there was no 'run?'
Genre: Alternate Universe, Angst, Character Study, Drama, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Introspection, Romance, Standalone
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor/Rose, the TARDIS

Recced because:

This is the first fic this week that I'm not reccing for the sex (though there's absolutely nothing wrong with it ;)). This is an AU where the Doctor ends up stuck in London, and to have something to do he takes a job as a teacher and guess who ends up in his class?

Some of you may recall the uproar a few weeks where Doctor Who was accused of being a racist show. While one may have different opinions on that, I don't think anyone can argue the fact that Doctor Who only rarely examines the problems of gender, race, sexuality, class and general privilege.

Which is why I find fics that delve into the probable realities of Rose's poor, working-class background especially interesting. We know that Jimmy Stone was a rotten egg, but he's especially nasty in this fic (prepare your hankies).  However, Rose's good humor and lust for life really shines through in this fic, and is even more poignant considering how rough her life has been.

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Story: Viking Invasion
Author: JessaLRynn
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 31,046
Author's Summary: A resort in the middle of nowhere gets a few unexpected guests. And then a few more. The Doctor, Jack, and Rose are in for an adventure.
Characters/Pairings: Nine, Rose, Jack (with strong Nine/Rose overtones)
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic has everything. No, really. An adventurous, suspenseful plot, complete chaos, utter hilarity, a delightfully drugged Doctor, and a bunch of very clever historic references.

With fics this long, I often wonder if they're worth my time. If that's where you are right now, believe me: this one is. Parts of it feel like exactly the kind of crazy that regularly happens on the show, and other parts take it to a different level. But there're also deep and thoughtful parts and clever commentary.

I imagine this is what would have happened if Douglas Adams had ever written New Who fanfic.
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Story: A Promise of Forever
Author: bluedawn
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 9206
Author's Summary: A mysterious blonde girl keeps showing up in each of the Doctor's lives, only staying long enough each time to save his life and slowly steal his hearts. By the time he figures out who she is, is it too late for their promise of forever?
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor/Rose; 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, 4th Doctor, 5th Doctor, 6th Doctor, 7th Doctor, 8th Doctor, 9th Doctor, 10th Doctor, Rose Tyler, Donna Noble, Ian Chesterton, Sarah Jane Smith, Donna Noble, Barbara, Susan,
Warnings: Explicit Violence, Swearing, Non-Con (The final warning is tagged on Teaspoon, but I have yet to figure out why).

Recced because: Bluedawn's muti-era Doctor/Rose love stories are simply brilliant. The idea that the Doctor might have loved Rose throughout all of his lives is particularly appealing to me, and she captures just how bittersweet it might be to have them cross paths long before he's supposed to know her. Plus, every one of Doctor voices are unique and spot on, and Rose's interactions with each of them is priceless. Also, t's a very unusual post-Doomsday Ten/Rose reunion story.

“I ask again...who are you? What is your name? Why do you keep showing up in my life, my lives?” he asks, knowing that he probably will not receive an answer for his troubles. At least she spoke to him this time.

She merely shakes her head at him as she did in his second life and the sad smile returns.

“Can’t you stop it? Can’t you get out?” he asks, desperately hoping for both him and her that she can.

Although, it’s nice to have a defender, a sort of guardian angel, on Earth. Not that he needs her help. Of course not. But then again...

“Who says I want out?” she asks, steel replacing the sadness in her voice. “I made my choice, Doctor.” There is something in her voice when she says his name. Something that makes him nervous and excited at the same time. The air grows heavy and he has received no answers from the mysterious human. She will be gone in a second.

“What choice? When? Who are you?” He shouts a litany of questions at her, hoping she’ll answer even one.

As always, be sure to let the author know if you enjoy it!
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Hi! I'm Shelwass, both here and on Teaspoon, and I'm happy to be reccing for the first time! :)

Story: The Physics of Friendship (New London High #2)
Author: TimeLord1
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6046
Author's Summary: New friends, old enemies, and a tough guy with a secret talent. Oh, and one diagrammed sentence.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), River Song, Rory Williams, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (11th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th), The Master (Simm)
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: This is the story that made me fall in love with the New London High series. It's one of the most innovative, captivating AUs I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The author seamlessly inserts the characters of Doctor Who into the setting of a teen drama, without losing any of the fantastic characterizations that makes them unique in the first place. It cleverly blends elements of canon, yet re-imagines the show as something entirely new, and entirely wonderful.

There's a blossoming 9/Rose love story, a super-shy and awkward Rory, a flirty teenaged Jack, and even a nod to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And, because every high school drama needs its villains, there's Harry Saxon and his evil minions, the Dalecki brothers.

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Before you go off to read it, here's a quick lowdown on the Doctors at New London High. All of the Doctors are related to one another, and all of their names are variants on 'John Smith.'

Evan is Eight, John is Nine, Sean is Ten, and Ian is Eleven. These four, along with the majority of their companions, are high school students. The other Doctors are parents and uncles, and Sarah Jane is Evan and John's mother.

I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did, and, if you do, feel free to let the author know!
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Hello, hello all! Tis PhoenixDragon - back again with a handful of recs! I'll try to do multi-era (I'll do my best) but I'm quite sure there will be something for everyone. I'm really excited to be sharing again this week - so let's get started, shall we?

Story: As The World Falls Down
Author: TimeLord1
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 23,356
Author's Summary: Rose Tyler rarely speaks. She is invisible. One day, she decides to take a walk down a tree-lined road to meet the madman that lives at the other end.
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler, K-9, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Drama, General, Mystery

Recced because: Ahhh, this is what I consider one of the best kinds of Doctor Who fic. A fairytale (if you will) within a fairytale. It feels like a whole 'nother world, even as it is very much a Doctor Who fiction. This author has such phenomenal characterization, she can place these characters in any situation and keep it all in balance (and she has done so several times) and yet, you never feel as if you are out of place. Her grasp of the intricacies of the characters, the wonderfully vivid settings and the pacing of her plots makes all of her fiction worth a read. But this is one that sits very close to my heart and sits at the top of my favorites. I certainly hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Oh! And don't let the wordcount daunt you. Before you know it, the fiction is over and you are left blinking, wishing it could have gone on forever...

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Be sure to stop and tell her how much she rocks!
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I'm here, I'm here!  ::stops to pant from running::  I didn't forget or leave the planet or anything else that would have me besmirch the honor of being Reccer of the Week.  This time I come bearing one of my favorite flavors of Ten fic: basically, the Ten Is Hilarious When He's Loopy fic.  If it wasn't already here I totally would have made this a 2-fic theme post and added Ko-herence by Fayth along with, because they make a very fine box set.

Story: Scratching The Itch
Author: rallalon
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 20213
Author's Summary: Her mum had always told her that blokes had only one thing on their minds, but this was taking it to an entirely new level.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because:  Does anyone ever need a reason to rec [ profile] rallalon? I mean, just the fact that she's her should be enough to send anyone burning rubber toward whatever she's written.  But if you want specifics, this story is Ral's version of, and I quote, "poke[ing] at a cliche until I sporfle."  The result gives us over 20K words (at just the right pace, mind you) of hilarious, sexy, lovingly-rendered detail inside the mind of a venom-drunk Ten and a seriously baffled Rose as said cliche unfolds, while reminding us why the cliche was such a fun idea in the first place.  Just, really...Loopy!Ten done perfectly. Spot on. Aces. ::golf clap::  THAT.  Etc.
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Greetings, all! Not sure who here is familiar with me but I am an admittedly tunnel-visioned purveyor of Nine/Rose smut. I'm also a whiner: I'm already having trouble 1) finding something awesome that hasn't already been recced, because you all are so clever you know all the good stuff already; 2) finding something awesome that hasn't already been recced that is also on Teaspoon, because most of the great little undiscovered (I think) stuff I know of is on LJ, and their authors may or may not have put them on Tsp and if they did they might have a different pen name or left out a comma in the title and now I can't find it and I don't see why people don't consider my needs before they do things.  I mean, stepping out of my obsession usual 'ship is enough of a challenge, but really, one I think will be good for me.  Maybe after that I'll even go outside. Maybe even during the day.  Whoa, I need to slow down. 

Oh look, I found one!  It's still Nine/Rose smut, but it's not on the rec list and it's a total go-to for me.  I swear other pairings will come later, but for now, you need to know about this.

Story: Not So Forbidden Fruit
Author: threerings
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3,134
Author's Summary: During a visit to an alien harvest festival, the Doctor tries the local fruit.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler/The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: explicit sex

Recced because:
Hmm, why do I like this so much?  It's a take on the alien aphrodisiac thing, but it just feels fresh and much more about character than the deus ex machina that brings the two together.  The interplay between the two of them as the walls break is pure them, absolutely their kind of competition and the build up is slow, sensuous and full of non-verbal communication, something the two of them could live off of. That and under-the-influence Doctor is shown to be the silly, occasional brat he would be if he weren't always trying to be dignified. ;)


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Story: Malfunctions
Author: Shen
Rating: All Audiences
Word Count: 362
Author's Summary: "Sometimes, things don't go as planned. A suite in three drabbles."
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Rose
Warnings: None

Recced Because: It's a pleasant, romantic and hilarious little bite of fic. I enjoyed it!

“This is your fault.”

“MY fault? Who here tripped an obvious rope trap?”

“Who didn't tell me he was making a bloody rope trap?!”
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Hey everybody! My name's Taryn aka pink_flame_87 and I'll be posting some recs this week. I'm going to come clean about something right now-although I've come to love a wide variety of Doctor Who themed fics, my first love was Doctor/Rose fics. I'm going to recommend lots of fics this week that have nothing to do with that pairing, but I thought why not start out with a fic that I think dispels a lot of the worst preconceptions about Doctor/Rose shipping fics. Enjoy!

Story: In Human Hands
Author: rallalon
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 159,675
Author's Summary: It's as good as any city to be swallowed up in, Barcelona. Now if only he could get this little blonde pest of a tourist to leave him alone.
Characters/Pairings: Doctor/Rose 
Warnings: please DO NOT warn for slash or het. None 

Recced because: This fic isn't complete, but it's updated regularly and has 23 long chapters to get you started. It features a fob watched nine, excellent writing, a unique storytelling style, and lots of great subtle references to the old series (and even the 96 movie) for those looking out for them. It is technically Doctor/Rose but works completely as a novel in it's own right. 
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 How about some humor with a small side of smut to start off the weekend?

Story:  The OOC Syndrome
Author:  Carly

Rating:  Teen/about PG - 13
Word Count:  13690/8 chapters
Author's Summary:  After visiting a strange alien planet, the Doctor and Jack began to act very strangely. Now, it's up to Rose to get them back to normal. Nine/Rose

Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness, OCs, Nine/Rose
Recced because: A very funny story that has Jack and the Doctor acting the very opposite of what they usually are thanks to alien influence.  Jack turns into a virtual monk while the Doctor becomes very amorus with his focus soley on Rose.  Rose has to deal with the two men in her life suddenly acting very different and at the same time find away to fix them.



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Happy Wednesday!  I come bringing mid-week relief, in the form of this fabulous fic by Karenbee.

Story: Jump
Author Karenbee
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2912
Author's Summary: Oh, she really shouldn't be here. She should just slip out into the falling dark, hope that time would fix itself.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because:: This story is the whole package. It is funny, emotional, well written, intense, sexy, sad- just good! Rose Tyler is trying to get back to the Doctor, but it turns out the dimension cannon is a less than precise instrument, and she ends up a lot of other places on the way. In one of them she meets the Doctor, but he's not met her yet. There are a very lot of rules about interacting with your own timeline, and Rose Tyler is about to break them all...
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So sorry, I missed yesterday's rec! Here's yesterdays, and I will post today's shortly.

Story: I need you

Author: Fayth

Rating: Teen

Word Count: 3737

Author's Summary: Ten has screwed up, and for once the whole of space and time may not be enough to make her stay.

Characters/Pairings: The ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, the tenth Doctor, ninth Doctor/Rose, mentions of Jack

Warnings: None

Recced because: This is very angsty, and has a lot of nine/Rose comfort in it. Basiclly, Ten messes up and Rose asks to go back in time to see the ninth Doctor. Very sweet, with a nice ending.

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I've been trying to avoid reccing ongoing WIPs because I know many like to read completed stories. However the authors of this story updated this one today, so I just had to include it in the rec list.

Story: Never Quite Normal
Author: Pairadox Timeline
Rating: Adult/R
Word Count: 57,480; currently at 26 chapters
Author's Summary: He can't abide his face in the mirror or the memory of what he has done. The silence has made him insane and the insanity has made him dangerous. At the end of the Time War, the Doctor takes drastic steps, with the help of friends old and new. Nine AU.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose, Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge Stewart/Doris Stewart, Harry Sullivan, John Benton, Jackie Tyler, Mickey Smith
Warnings: Adult language, some violence, issues of alcohol abuse.

Recced because: The authors take a broken and dmanaged post - Time War Nine, and spins a brilliant AU based on making a drastic path with his life. The bonds between himself and Classic Who characters, the Brigadier, Benton, and Harry Sullivan are lovingly evident and his meeting with Rose and the development of their relationship is painfully poignant. Both Classic and New Who fans will find unique gems to enjoy about this story and it's overall tale of pain, loss, and trying to put oneself back together again.
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Story: Five Things That Don't Usually Happen When The Doctor and Rose Get It On
Author: Red Scharlach
Rating: Teen
Author's summary: A set of five deeply daft drabbles that explore exactly what it says on the tin.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose
Warnings: hilarious sex-related euphemisms
Word Count: 500

Recced because: Even as a Nine/Rose fan, it's great to see fabulous humour fic like this, where the idea of perfect mutual compatibility between humans and aliens is skewered. Each scenario is hilarious, from awkwardness, a lack of genitalia, quality control issues, euphemisms attacking, and my personal favourite, the interplay of regenerative powers and orgasm (And also, that was just the best EVER). An oldie but a goodie, this one is sure to make you laugh until you cry.
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Story: Time's Secret
Author: Camilla Sandman ([ profile] misscam)
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2867
Author's Summary: There are bad days and there are bad days, a careful study in everything going wrong that can go wrong. Rose Tyler is about to have one and she'll never want to change one glorious moment of it.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose
Warnings: None

Nine and Rose have a superlatively Murphy's Law day on an alien planet, complete with angry mobs, a lost TARDIS, killer storms, and living rocks. It is quite spot-on for the sort of life they lead, and has a wonderful balance of humor, adventure, and wonderment. Short, sweet, and thoroughly re-readable, Time's Secret is one of those stories that always leaves me smiling.
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Story: Sooner or Later
Author: Fantastik1973
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2540
Author's Summary: Nine/Rose. Just after his regeneration, the Ninth Doctor gets some advice from an old friend.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose, the Brig
Warnings: Semi-graphic sex

Recced because: I have a weakness for Nine just-after-the-Time-War fics, especially when he runs into someone who helps him. In this case, he lands right on the Brig's doorstep, quite literally. Scenes of this raw-and-wounded Doctor as the Brig and wife help him out via a place to rest, food and some hard-earned advice are intercut with beautiful, tasteful scenes of the Doctor and Rose making love. If you're not interested in the sex, you can skip over it in favor of some truly lovely interaction between the Doctor and the Brig. If you don't know the Brig, you can still enjoy the story. This is one of my long-time favorites that I come back to over and over. Enjoy!
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: Aftermath
Author: co-authored by  Dave7,  and  WMR
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 4046
Author’s Summary: On the worst day of her life, there's a lot to feel remorseful about. Most of all, that she killed him.
Characters/Pairing: Nine/Rose
Warnings: None

Recced because: When two very talented authors work together, it's hardly a surprise when the result is beautiful. Dave7 and WMR each have a gift for getting inside the heads and hearts of their characters, exploring their motivations. This story, set during and after the events of "Father's Day", never hits a wrong note as we journey with them through pain, uncertainty, misunderstandings, and hope.

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Story: Old Friends Made New
Author: Coru
Rating:All ages
Word Count: 13068
Author’s Summary: The Ninth Doctor, Rose, Mickey and Sarah Jane Smith work together to uncover the strange behaviours at Deffry Vale High School. AU reworking of School Reunion, in 'A Man Who Wasn't There' series.
Characters/Pairing: Nine/Rose (flirting and denial), Mickey Smith, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: Coru is in the process of writing an Alt Season 2, in which Nine survives. It's been done, yes, but never quite so well. One of the brilliant things about fanfic is the ability to explore what might have been, how a single alteration can change everything. This series, known as "A Man Who Wasn't There", hits just the right balance of covering basically the same adventures, but with the differences of reaction and method of the previous Doctor. While it's a general good idea to start with the first story in a series, I've recced my favorite episode so far, an alt version of School Reunion.

The reunion with Sarah Jane is every bit as sweet as the original, but in this version the implication that this wonderful, strong woman has been simply pining after the doctor for decades is decidedly played down. Mickey makes a decision that will alter future plots, but hopefully increase his sense of self-worth rather sooner. All in all the basic plot begins and ends the same, but the path taken to get there is believably altered.

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Story: Time is not a Straight Line
Author: Lillibet
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 21536
Author's Summary: He was the Doctor. He never went back, never asked a second time. But times change. Rose deserved a second chance – and so did he. He needed a hand to hold, a person to run with, and a heart to love. He needed Rose.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: Explicit sex.

Recced because: My last rec for this week is a Nine/Rose story in which Nine meets Rose before she meets him, and is chock full of wibbley-wobbley timey-wimey and beautifully written sex scenes. Their voices are perfect, and even though you may see the ending way before the last chapter arrives, it will still pull at your heart and not let go.

So, today's my last day at [ profile] calufrax. Thank you for allowing me to rec wonderful stories here, and I hope to do it again sometime in the near future. Bye-bye! :D
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Hi! I've loved Teaspoon since the first time I stumbled on it, and I'm honored to be able to share some of the stories that helped cement that love. I hope to recommend some long stories, some short pieces - adventures, introspections, some happy stuff and, perhaps, some stories that aren't happy - but are memorable. And here goes ....
Story: Elementia
Author: Cathica
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1,708
Author's Summary: Earth, air, water, fire.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose
Warnings: none

Recced because: Cathica is a professional writer who brings her technical prowess, her emotional sophistication, her brutal honesty, and her uniquely creative - sometimes frighteningly creative - sensibility to the fandom she loves. That passion impressed me so much that I want more people to love her work as much as I do. Elementia is an elegant necklace of drabbles connected by the lovely conceit of the four elements. Within that parameter, each is beautiful and emotionally resonant.
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Story: Rewrite
Author: FyrDrakken
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 5459
Author's summary: You only get one chance to be in one time and place. Only one chance to alter the course of events before you have to let them go. But he knows the way to cheat, too. History is really just recorded memory. And memories can be altered. Erased. Even rewritten.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, Nine/Rose, Nine/Jack/Rose
Warnings: Time Lord memory tampering.

Recced because: It's deliciously creepy in a very low-key way. The Doctor only wants to make his first time with Rose Tyler something worth remembering, but he's going about it the entirely wrong way and in the back of his mind he might even realize it. I'm not usually all that into Doctor/Rose or Doctor/Jack/Rose fics at all, but I keep coming back to this one. Go read it.
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Series:  Almost—Not Quite—Maybe
Author:  spantasmagoria
Rating:  Teen
Word Count:  7,609 for the whole series
Author’s Summary: After an accident on an alien planet, Jack and the Doctor end up as...roommates in the Doctor's skull.
Characters/Pairings:  Ninth Doctor/Rose, Jack
Warnings:  Crack! Also, discussion of sex.

Recommended because: 
Friday calls for crack!fic.  What better crack can there be than Nine/Rose crack with Jack playing matchmaker…while cohabiting the Doctor’s body?  “Almost—Not Quite—Maybe” is full of priceless moments.  There’s snappy dialog and zany situations.  The Doctor is grouchy, Rose is exasperated, and Jack is mischievous.  There’s Jackie and a game of Twister (but not at the same time).   Jack goes out on the town and decides he loves the 21st century.  Pranks are played.  spantasmagoria's great comic timing still makes me laugh with every reread.

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Story: Hall of Mirrors
Author: WMR
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 75,567
Author's summary: Eventually, she will have to accept that this time he really does mean it. That sometimes impossible really is impossible.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th), Jack Harkness (Nine/Rose)
Warnings: none

Recced because: I'll admit it. I have a certain fondness for alt!Nine fics. This is yet another 'verse wherein Rose encounters an alternate version of her Doctor with a very clever twist. We get to see flawed, human characters (yes, even the Doctor) in situations that, while not exactly 'realistic' in the way that you or I encounter Autons every day, you can see happening. Like all of Wendy's writing, this story is more about the characters than the plot. But this story has just about everything wrapped in an angsty hurt-comfort-y wrapper. Its got pieces of Series 1 as it could've been. No punches are pulled with this story and, combined with its gorgeous prose, it's definitely one of my favourites of Wendy's work.

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Story: Facets
Author: padawanpooh
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 44,124
Author's Summary: To save her Doctor's future, Rose has to go back in time and meet all previous incarnations of the Timelord. There'll be danger, humour, romance and adventure!
Characters/Pairings: Rose/Doctor, All 10 Doctors
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: This is the first story in a series, but it's also my favourite. This is a Rose story where we see her strength and courage and conviction, and her stubborn drive to save the Doctor and the universe as she travels through the Doctor's life on her own. Yet this is also a Rose/Doctor story, where we see Rose meet her feelings head on where the Ninth and Tenth Doctors are concerned. I especially like this story because each meeting with each incarnation is unique yet still so similar - in almost every instance they end up running for their lives or being in mortal peril in some way. It's really great fun to read, and I think the author is completely right when they said 'There'll be danger, humour, romance and adventure!'.
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So, after the slight disaster that was my first rec, I come bearing a two for one (kinda).

Story: Welcome To Your Life
Author: avoria
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 40,855
Author's Summary: The most important things can be what we don’t see. Clips and companion pieces to every episode throughout the newer Season. What starts with Rose ends with Doomsday; apparently.
Character's/Pairings: Rose Tyler/The Doctor (Ninth), Jack Harkness
Warnings: Swearing but that's about it at this point.

Recced because: Avoria is one of my favorite DW authors and this is one of my favorite of her stories. It shows the progression of the relationship between the Doctor and Rose in small, intimate moments between the episodes of the first new series. It's also a great study of the Doctor and how deeply affected he is by the Time War and the things he had to do. There IS a sequel to this but it's not quite finished yet. It follows them through the second series:

Story: Life As You Know It
Author: avoria
Rating: Adult
Word Count (so far): 24,817
Author's Summary: As the relationship between Rose and the Doctor develops, can he resist the temptation of his own selfishness?
Character's/Pairings: Rose Tyler/The Doctor (Tenth), Mickey Smith
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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: Non-Linear Love Story
Author: rallalon
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 50227
Author's Summary: "Come with me." She's worth it, he thinks. They fit so well together and she already knows how to use a fire extinguisher.
Characters/Pairings: 8/Rose, 9/Rose, 10/Rose
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: Quite simply, it's hot. But that isn't the only reason. Rallalon has managed to create a story that includes 8/Rose, 9/Rose, and 10/Rose in not quite the order that you'd expect. It's a mystery and a romance. It's character study and introspection. It's hot sex and gentle comforting. As the title says, it's a non-linear love story. (And on Teaspoon, you also get to read the out-takes/scenes that might have been.)

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Story: The Universe in Gallifreyan
Author: northernMagic
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1056
Author's Summary: a melody of cyclic harmonies and undulating words and an aeolian voice that whispered of the North-
(Not quite what she thought the writing on the sticky notes would sound like, but it's good enough for Rose.)
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose
Warnings: None

Recced because: I have trouble describing this fic, other than to say it's absolutely beautiful. The author does an incredible job describing what spoken Gallifreyan might sound like, using language that is vivid yet precise, including quite a few references to advanced mathematical and musical theory. Instead of becoming bogged down in terminology, though, it's sad, and evocative, and poignant. Plus, the English translation of the poem the Doctor is reciting is just gorgeous; simple and moving.

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Story: Sonnets Writ in Skin
Author: Aenaria
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2731
Author's Summary: He writes on Rose’s skin in Gallifreyan, the looping, swirling, interlocking patterns inked onto her flesh, preserving their story for the years to come.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (9th), Rose/Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: The story is by turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, and is held together with a lyrical writing style that is incredibly vivid and poetic. The whole story is told in a series of vignettes that link the Doctor and Rose together through a tradition that becomes almost a character in and of itself. It's the beginning of a series, but this one shot is the one I keep coming back to for a re-read. Also, the author quotes Shakespeare, and manages to not have it be hokey, which is an automatic plus in my book.


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Story: Ivory and Horn
Author: LJC
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 11074
Author's Summary: A quiet walk across the ice fields of Kos turns into more than either the Doctor or Rose planned for.
Characters/Pairings: 9th Doctor/Rose, Jackie, Mickey
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is the first story that persuaded me (at least for the duration of the story) that Nine/Rose was actually possible. Which is impressive, considering that I tend to friendship them rather than 'shipping them. But the characters feel right, and it dances on the edge of whether or not this is a friendship or a 'ship, which is not an easy thing to do. That isn't all there is to this story, either; we have arguments, angst and illumination. The dreamworlds of each of them were insightfully built, and worth chewing over.
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Story: Coming Around
Author: HonorH
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 7710
Author's Summary: He sees her for the first time. She sees him for the last.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Eighth Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner, Nine/Rose
Warnings: graphic sex, character death

Recced because: This is a wonderful story that bridges the gap between the end of the Time War and the Doctor meeting Rose. A year after saying "goodbye" to the Doctor at Darlig Ulv Stranden, Rose has started moving on with her life. Then she sees the TARDIS fall from the sky, a casualty of the Time War.

One thing I love about this story is that both Rose and the Doctor are broken, but they're at different steps in the healing process. Rose is slowly putting things back together at this point, while the newly regenerated Ninth Doctor is all but falling apart. Once upon a time, a stranger held out his hand and offered to show Rose the universe; now she finally has a chance to repay him by making certain that he becomes the man that she met in her past and his future.

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(Making up for yesterday's missed rec)

Coming to you live from the Time Vortex, it's TARDIS Week! All week long, I'll be reccing fics wherein our favorite blue Police Box takes a starring (or at least active) role.

Hang on. It's going to be a bumpy ride -- because that's the way the TARDIS rolls!

Story: Divinity
Author: Red Light Special
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2792
Author's Summary: The key fits, but the lock doesn't turn, and someone really wants the door to open.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose, Nine/TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic is parts disturbing, parts erotic beyond imagining. The prose is haunting in a way that hints at how very alien the two main characters are. As a Rose shipper, I can't help but feel a twinge of sympathy for her in this fic, but there's still something about it that rings very right with me (y'know... assuming that the Doctor has a sexuality at all).


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