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Story: Ginger and Free
Author: [ profile] elliptic_eye
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2,901
Author's Summary: A different companion is with the Doctor when he becomes human in 1913 — and, no, it isn't Rose.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Turlough, the Black Guardian, and two characters I can't mention without ruining the surprise.
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: I love this story unreservedly, and not just because I helped beta it. Written as an entry for the Cliché-Swap Ficathon, this story takes the "Human Nature"/"Family of Blood" rewrite with Rose trope and applies it to Ten and Turlough.

Although Martha must surely have resented her position at Farringham more than we saw onscreen, squirrely, mercenary Turlough has far less patience for the job than Martha. He quickly takes as much control of the situation as he can, swindling the students in a gambling ring, framing the maids for his petty crimes, and even allowing the Black Guardian to tempt him again into killing the Doctor in exchange for escape from Earth. "Ginger and Free" is filled with black humor and knowing satire about the show itself, and it makes me laugh out loud every time I read it.
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Story: "Bacchus, Ever Fair and Young"
Author: aces
Rating: Adult
Author's summary: "Nothing like a little chemical high to take your mind off being stuck on a damned backwater for crimes you didn’t (really) commit."
Characters/Pairings: Turlough/Fifth Doctor, Turlough/Tenth Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: Turlough might be exiled on Earth, stuck in the 1980s at uni, but there's good drugs and sex, and he's cool with that. An AU Turlough who didn't end up at Brendan, this one likes them dark, or blond, and always pretty. Ten's willing enough, Five less so, but Turlough manages to get his way, in loud clubs and public spaces. The ending nicely wraps things up, more neatly than you could have imagined from the set-up, and throughout the writing of Turlough's character – in this incarnation – is terrific. It's hot and twisty and I'm really, really cool with that.


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