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Story: Tactile
Author: TigerKat
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 106
Characters/pairings: Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton
Author's summary: Barbara Wright is a sensible woman. Drabble.
Warnings: none

Recced because: This little drabble highlights Barbara's perspective on the evolution of her relationship with Ian in a subtle yet beguiling way. Cue the shipper feels!
[identity profile] romanajo123.livejournal.com
Author: helluin
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 4592
Author's Summary: After the Big Finish "Five Companions" Audio, the Doctor has to see his friends back to their proper places and times. Saying goodbye to one of them is more pleasant than expected, and more painful than the Doctor lets on.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (5th)/Nyssa, Ian Chesterton/Barbara Wright,  (Cameos from: Steven Taylor, Sara Kingdom, Polly Wright)
Warnings: Explicit sex and a lot of feels

Recced because: Set during (and after) the audio The Five Companions, this fic is sad, yet lovely and portrays the dynamic between this particular Doctor and companion team well.
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[personal profile] nonelvis
Story: Old Friends
Author: Pendragon
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 5,107
Author's Summary: Ian Chesterton and Wilfred Mott are friends through the years.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, Wilf, Donna

Recced because: Why did it never occur to me that Wilf and Ian would be contemporaries? Thank goodness it occurred to Pendragon, though, or we wouldn't have this lovely story in which Ian and Wilf immediately bond and form a lasting friendship. The character voices are spot-on, and honestly, re-reading the story just now so I could write the rec still fills me with joy, even if there are occasional sad moments, just as there are in anyone's life. But those moments are that much easier to deal with when you have a friend who understands you – and fortunately, Ian and Wilf do.
[identity profile] romanajo123.livejournal.com
Story: Foreign Affairs
Author: Yowza
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1614
Author's Summary: Barbara Wright had had so many chances, in so many ages, but only one ever came to fruition. A series of short drabbles written because of the number of potential lovers Barbara Wright could have chosen, and the one she did choose.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton, Other Characters
Warnings: None (but you may need to know at least a little about several First Doctor serials)

Recced because: This is a unique series of vignettes focusing on Barbara and an interesting scenario (what if she had chosen someone other than Ian?).
newmoonstar: (Doctor Who: Ian & Barbara)
[personal profile] newmoonstar
Title: Lovesick
Author: Pendragon
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1402
Characters/Pairings: Ian Chesterton/Barbara Wright
Authors's summary: Ian had planned a wonderful date for Barbara. There's just one problem- it's on a boat and Ian gets seasick.
Warnings: none

Recced because: Since the last fic I recced was a sad one, this rec is the opposite- a very happy moment of two companions living happily ever after, post-Doctor. This is an adorable piece of shippy Ian/Barbara fluff that captures their playful and loving relationship wonderfully. If you love Ian & Barbara, (and if you've seen any of their episodes you probably do!) then this fic is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and leave you feeling all warm & fuzzy! :D
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[personal profile] merryghoul
Well, this is my last rec for my reccing period. And I can't help but to end this period on a crackly note.

Story: An Unearthly Child- Jane Austen Style!
Author: Meadowlark
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2779
Author's Summary: Ever wondered what it would have been like if Jane Austen had written for Doctor Who? Possibly it would have been something like this- here's the very first episode, re-written in the style of a Jane Austen novel.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton, Susan Foreman, First Doctor
Warnings: no standard warnings apply

Recced because: I recently saw this spot-on Austen parody of the opening scenes in "An Unearthy Child" and fell in love with it on the spot. I think it's a brilliantly executed cracky idea, and something I wouldn't mind seeing in more fanfic.
[identity profile] romanajo123.livejournal.com
Story: Don't Fade Away
Author: thefirstintimeandspace
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 572
Author's Summary:Age does things to one's mind. And one tends to forget as time goes on. Sometimes these things are silly and unimportant, but sometimes...sometimes... We forget the most important things. Even if we don't want them to. Ian Chesterton certainly didn't want to ever forget.
Characters/Pairings: Ian Chesterton/Barbara Wright
Warnings: None given, but mention of character death

Recced because: This work-in-progress is an emotional and beautifully written look at a 'what-if' for these two.
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[personal profile] merryghoul
Story: How to Make a Baby
Author: paranoidangel
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 664
Author's Summary: Ian is not in the mood tonight.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton
Warnings: None

Recced because: I adore paranoidangel's writing, and this short but charming fic has Ian and Barbara talking about having children in the future.
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[personal profile] nonelvis
Story: Last Stop, White City
Author: Pendragon
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2,003
Author's Summary: Fifty years since returning home, Ian and Barbara recreate their first ever date.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara/Ian

Recced because: I've been catching up on Classic Who episodes I haven't watched before, which included most of Ian and Barbara's run. Their jubilant tour of London at the end of "The Chase" is one of the shippiest scenes I've ever seen, and I think it's completely fair for fic authors to treat that as the couple's first date, as Pendragon does here. Fifty years after Ian and Barbara returned to Earth in a Dalek ship, they re-visit all the places they celebrated that day: Trafalgar Square, the Thames Embankment, and even a city bus. It's a joyful, romantic story that left me as giddy as Ian and Barbara were, and hopefully will do the same for you.

Excerpt: after the cut )
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[personal profile] thisbluespirit
Story: Lodestar
Author: livii
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1197
Author's Summary: There is power in the ordinary, he thinks, there is power in the old.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Warnings:

Recced because: It’s a wonderful fic that encompasses new and old and the ways in which they’re tied together. It’s so beautifully written – and it makes complete sense that the Ninth Doctor after what he’s just come through, goes back to the beginning to find reaffirmation: to his very first human companions. As the story says There is power in the ordinary, there is power in the old.
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[personal profile] nonelvis
Posting on behalf of shape-shifter-malcolm-tucker on Tumblr.

Story: Stop Telling Me You're Dead
Author: Quark
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2753
Author's Summary: A pretty oblique Who story, about what happened to a certain history teacher thirty years after she stumbled, with a colleague, into a junkyard at 76 Totters' Lane.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara
Warnings: None

Recced because: Mysterious and subtle, oblique is an excellent way to describe it. Although definitely sad, it's an intriguing look at how life for Barbara would be after Ian died. It's not ground breaking or so shocking that it stays in the memory for a long time, but it's certainly sobering.

Excerpt:after the cut )
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[personal profile] paranoidangel
A short rec today, after the long one on Monday.

Story: The Modern Knight
Author: reversingpolarity
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 276
Author's Summary: Everyone has their fears, even the bravest of people.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Warnings: None

Recced because: In contrast to my last rec this is a short piece of fluff showing Ian and Barbara's home life, with an amusing ending.

Excerpt )

If you like this story don't forget to tell the author!
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[personal profile] nonelvis
Hello, [livejournal.com profile] calufrax! I'm a bit late in getting today's rec up -- stupid work getting in the way of what's really important -- but I hope you enjoy it. And if you'd like to rec something yourself (we really do need more reccers!), please drop by the sign-up post.

Story: Home Is Where the Journey Begins
Author: Inkfire
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 662
Author's Summary: Home becomes an adventure of its own, their destination most unhoped for. Home is the place where they pause and look into each other’s eyes, knowing what they have lived, and what still lies ahead. Home is the most thrilling thing of all. A little Ian/Barbara character exploration, set post their departure in "The Chase."
Characters/Pairings: Barbara/Ian, River
Warnings: None

Recced because: One of the benefits of moderating the Teaspoon queue is getting to see great fic before anyone else on the site does, and I was especially pleased this one came my way; it's a story with rare sensitivity to language, and equal sensitivity to the relationship between the characters. Ian and Barbara's time on the TARDIS changed them, not just in how they perceive history and the world around them now that they're no longer traveling in time and space, but also in how they perceive each other. Adjustment to normal life is hard, but sharing it with someone you care about, and who knows what you've been through, makes it that much easier, and that much more wonderful.

Excerpt: after the cut )
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[personal profile] thisbluespirit
We've made it to the end of the bonus anniversary recs (if not the rest of my regular [livejournal.com profile] calufrax stint...)

Story: Starlight
Author: agapi42
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 129
Author's Summary: Stargazing by starlight.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton
Warnings:None

Recced because: Where else to end these bonus recs, but to come back to the beginning? And this is a beautiful fic-in-miniature, full of love, wonder and hope (and, yes, starlight), not unlike the show itself - sometimes, at least.
[identity profile] annauq.livejournal.com
Story: A benevolent abduction
Author: Lydia hunter
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4067
Author's Summary: Ian tells his children about how their mother saved him and Susan from a madwoman with the very best of intentions.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, Susan Foreman, First Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: I needed something lighter after yesterday’s dark rec, and then I found this in my bookmarks. A whole alien culture is created within the space of a few thousand words, as well as a lovely domestic scene. The story is a heart-warming look at life for Ian and Barbara after their days in the TARDIS. It is also a great mini first doctor tale.

Ian and Barbara are often overlooked by younger fans like myself who started watching in or after 2005, and that is a great shame. The First TARDIS team might be nearly fifty by now, but that doesn’t make them any less brilliant. All four of them are perfectly characterised in this story, especially Ian is his wonderful self. The reactions of the children to their parents’ story are fun and utterly believable.
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[personal profile] paranoidangel
Story: Vermin in the Lower Zoo
Author: Daystar Searcher
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2138
Author's Summary: What if 'The Edge of Destruction' had marked the end of the Doctor's moral ambiguity in a different way, and his character had transitioned not into a hero, but a villain? One who demanded punishment for insubordination, and a price for ferrying two stowaways home.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, Susan Foreman, The Doctor (1st)
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Non-Con

Recced because: Anyone who knows me knows that I don't read fic with sex in because the sec never seems to be important. So you know this one must be good. In this case the sex isn't important - but that in itself is important. It is a horrifyingly dystopian AU, but there is something compelling about it, in the way that Ian and Barbara deal with the situation they find themselves in, that makes it hard to stop reading and harder to forget.

Excerpt )

If you like this, don't forget to tell the author!
[identity profile] doctorpancakes.livejournal.com
Story: Soaring
Author: Astellya
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1206
Characters: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, Susan Foreman, First Doctor
Author's Summary: Barbara, Ian, and enormous birds. Just a bit of fluff.
Warnings: None
Recced because: With all due respect, there's nothing "just" about fluff! This is a lovely, quiet little moment for Barbara and Ian, and the tiny glimpse we get of the world they're on is really quite beautiful, the kind of thing a 1960s television effects budget wouldn't likely have been able to afford, no matter how far you stretched it. Plus, the little exchange between One and Susan at the beginning is wonderfully sweet.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Story: Chasing Memories
Author: paranoidangel
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 15,080
Author's Summary: When Ian and Barbara return home in a Dalek ship, they're relieved to find it's the day they left. However, they soon find that a two year absence coupled with the dangers lurking around Coal Hill School means they're not going to be able to go back to their old lives that easily. AU from the end of The Chase.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, Ace, Seven
Warnings: none

Recced because: I’m not always fond of AUs, unless they actually do something clever with the original source material. This definitely fits that bill. This story starts from one tiny tweak to canon - Ian and Barbara returning home on time, rather than two years later. Doesn’t seem like much, but there are major repercussions since they are two years older and removed from their previous lives, and these are interestingly explored in the story. And then there’s the fact Remembrance of the Daleks is about to happen at Coal Hill School... All of the characterizations in this story are great, and I especially love the Ian/Barbara romance, of course, but there’s also Ian and Ace making Nitro-9 together, and Ian and Barbara getting to help smash up some Daleks with Seven and Ace is always awesome times. It’s a long story, but definitely worth your time!
[identity profile] derekmetaltron.livejournal.com
Hello and welcome once more to another week of fan fiction picking here on Calufax! I am James or ‘Derek Metaltron’, your guide for the next few days. First off I’d like to apologise for this rather late entry – having opted to do this week I immediately realised it was the one where I’m out of the house every weekday from 9am to 6pm for my placement work – not I admit an unusual practice for everyone but as a student it is for me! Still, shouldn’t be too difficult to stick on some great Recs from as many eras as possible right? And to begin here’s a possible meeting between an old friend and a Doctor coping from loss, not all that long ago… And as always, please leave a kind word in the reviews if you liked it! :)

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Story: Fireside
Author: TS Wheaton
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2883 Words
Author's Summary: Devastated after the loss of Donna, the Doctor, soaked from the pouring rain, seeks solace with an old friend, whom he hasn't seen in a very, very long time.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright
Warnings: Maybe a little pinch of Angst but nothing serious.

Recced because: For a number of reasons I love this short story – there’s a reunion with one of the first and best companions in its long history (and I seriously think that Steve should consider contacting the brilliant William Russell whilst he’s still with us) but more than that, it ties directly into the sombre, broken Doctor we’ve got directly after Journey’s End, and there's some of that on Ian's end too. There’s a range of nice subtle references to Ian’s past adventures with the original Doctor and as a change it’s written in a script format, which is a writing style I’ve often considered trying myself. I hope you enjoy it yourselves!
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Story: Fall Forever
Author: agapi42
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 351
Author's Summary: Ian wonders where it began.
Characters/Pairings: Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I think this may be the most beautifully written Ian/Barbara ficlet I’ve yet seen? Ian contemplates their relationship, where it’s come from and where it may be going. [livejournal.com profile] agapi42 really has a talent for this type of gorgeous, spare prose that nevertheless contains so much. It’s lovely.
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[personal profile] paranoidangel
Story: Things Unsaid
Author: TigerKat
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2521
Author's Summary: Ian and Barbara deal with an accident. Which perhaps wasn't terribly accidental.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, Susan, The Doctor (1st)
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's amusing, the situation they're in and how long it takes Ian to catch onto it. And the suggestion at the end about how they might have come to be in that situation in the first place. It's also sweet and funny how Barbara and Ian both feel the same way about each other, but won't bring themselves to say it.

Excerpt )
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Story: John Chesterton, Time Lord
Author: paranoidangel
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 616
Author's Summary: The Doctor finds out something about Ian and Barbara's son. Spoilers for When a Good Man Goes to War and Let's Kill Hitler.
Characters/Pairings:
Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, John Chesterton, The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I really like Eleven, and I've enjoyed the last couple serieses. But there's definitely some new canon coming up that has confusing implications for the old series (as usual, with Who). On the one hand, contradictions make for a somewhat dissonant viewing experience. On the other hand, it gives rise to fics like this one, which follow the implications to their natural conclusion.

excerpt under the cut )
[identity profile] horseriderjen.livejournal.com
Hi guys, I'm [livejournal.com profile] horseriderjen and this is my first time here with you all! Hopefully you will enjoy some of my favorites :)

Story:Ten Times Trouble
Author: TigerKat
Rating:All Ages
Word Count:~8100
Author's Summary:Ian and Barbara are getting married. All ten Doctors go to their wedding. Chaos ensues.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, All Ten Doctors and assorted companions


Recced because:

I love fics that have all the different regenerations of the Doctor. Only the first 10, as this was written before Eleven, but still. I have a soft spot for Classic!Who, and Ian and Barbara as companions. This is a lovely view of their lives after they returned home, and I like how all the Doctors came to their special day. Showing that they won't ever be forgotten! By him, or by us loyal fans.
[identity profile] derekmetaltron.livejournal.com
Hello and welcome to another week of fan fiction picking here on Calufrax ! I am James or ‘Derek Metaltron’, your guide for the next few days. This is the first time I’ve volunteered to do this selection picking and I hope that I can point your way to some quality fiction – I happen to be a fan of every era of Doctor Who and its numerous spin-offs so you can expect some nice variety in material on key, ranging from beloved authors to one or two I think have never been featured before and deserve a look in! And as always, try and leave a nice review for them! :)

We kick proceedings off with some fun between the original pairing in Doctor Who – Ian/Barbara!

Story: The Gentle Art of Seduction
Author: Pendragon
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1477
Author's Summary: Ian and Barbara’s attempts at historical sexual role-playing don’t go quite according to plan.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara
Warnings: Only very mild sexual references despite the summary.

Recced because: This is an author who writes Ian and Barbara brilliantly and it shows, plus seeing the lives of the TARDIS Companions after their departure is always fun, particularly in light of Russell’s recent reveal into their lives in SJA’s Death of the Doctor. Plus it references all the various historical periods Ian and Barbara visited in a flirty humorous way. It was actually in this slot a tough pick between this and Pendragon’s other great Ian/Barbara fic ‘The TARDIS Meddler’, also worth a look. I would love to see this author do some more First Doctor era fiction in the future!
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Ian/Barbara)
[personal profile] agapi42
Story: Eternity in an Hour
Author: Lurky McLurklurk
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3138
Author's Summary: "Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once."
Characters/Pairings: Barbara/Ian, Susan, One.
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's unusual and lovely, an good Hartnell-era adventure with believable technobabble, wonderful characterisation and a great ending. Ian and Barbara are the focus of this story and their trust in each other is the underpinning of this story, but Lurky McLurklurk also captures the way the First Doctor could be both a powerful, frightening alien and a doddering old man, and the 'unearthly child' aspect of Susan.

Excerpt )
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[personal profile] paranoidangel
Story: Predestination Parenting
Author: Paranoid Seat
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4043
Author's Summary: “Sorry, I don’t take passengers who can’t tie their own shoelaces. Running’s an important part of the job description.”
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara. Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Doctor and Donna looking after a baby when neither of them quite know what to do is funny. It's the sort of story made more interesting by time travel, once we learn where the baby's come from. It's a good idea that I can see being canon.

Excerpt )

If you like this, don't forget to tell the author.
paranoidangel: PA (Revolutionaries)
[personal profile] paranoidangel
Story: The Summer of '69
Author: bibliophile1887
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3214
Author's Summary: 1969: A young PhD student named Evelyn goes to a lecture given by a Mrs. Chesterton. 1972: A companion to the Doctor named Dr. Smythe meets Barbara again.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, Evelyn Smythe, Sixth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: There aren't many Evelyn stories and this is a particularly lovely one. The relationship between the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn is just right - exactly as it is in the audios. Evelyn and Barbara are two companions who should definitely meet, given their shared interest in history. It's fun to see the Sixth Doctor, Evelyn, Ian and Barbara all interact.

Excerpt )

If you like this, don't forget to tell the author.
[identity profile] aiffe.livejournal.com
Story: The Shadow of Joanna
Author: LinworthNewt
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4082
Author's Summary: Between their departure from the Forest of Jaffa during the Crusades, and their arrival at the Space Museum on the planet Xeros, the TARDIS jumped a time track, and the travelers forgot what happened in the intervening time. Something lost, and something gained, passed between Ian and Barbara.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara, Ian, Vicki, the First Doctor, Princess Joanna; Ian/Barbara
Warnings: None given.

Recced because: This is darker than the events you saw on screen, and goes deeper. The true fate of the historical figure Princess Joanna is paralleled with Barbara's story, and events from canon are given real and very human consequences. Dovetailing into the serials The Romans, The Crusade and The Space Museum, this fic seems to turn the world 90 degrees, and let you see it in a new light. To quote the fic itself, history is not always kind to its heroes and heroines.

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I hope this can be considered Monday's rec? I did mean to do a rec-a-day, but something I couldn't put off came up IRL.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Story: Five Things Ian Does When He Gets Home
Author: Paranoidangel
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1712
Author's Summary: The title sums it up so well, I just can't think of anything better.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Warnings: None
Recced because: This is a very recent story, but it's one of the best studies of the life of Companions post-Doctor I've seen, covering the year between Ian and Barbara's return to Earth and their marriage.

A small sample )
[identity profile] biichan.livejournal.com
Story: 1967, the Chestertons and all that
Author: catelfemma
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5287
Author's summary: 1967 was a lovely year for all sorts of reasons, and Captain Jack Harkness was pleasantly surprised to find two old friends of a Doctor he'd never known there as well.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness/Ian Chesterton, background Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton, Owen Harper, Ianto Jones, Toshiko Sato, "Algy"
Warnings: none that I can think of, really

Recced because: One of the things I love about this fandom is that you can pick the most random pairings--characters that never even meet onstage--and someone somewhere has written a fic about it (and chances are, it'll be good too.) In this case, the improbable pairing is Jack Harkness with Ian Chesterton and catelfemma makes it work. Of course, it probably helps that Ian and Barbara are swingers. They're married in the fic and although it's not the main pairing, what we see of their relationship is very sweet. The main pairing itself is equally endearing, with Ian's nervousness at being with a man for the first time being gently soothed by Jack. (It probably helps that despite technically being a Torchwood crossover, Jack's portrayal in the fic is more in line with his less emo Doctor Who characterization.) The build-up might be slow, but it's in no way boring.
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[personal profile] amaresu
Story: Fade and Flower
Author: Agapi42
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2343
Author's Summary: “To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.”
Characters/Pairings: Susan/David, Barbara/Ian, First Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: I wanted to have a happy Susan ending, even if it starts at the beginning with a crash landing in a junk yard. This does have a bit of a fractured style to it, but I feel like that adds to the story. This is an interesting look at Susan as she lives her life and deals with some of the consequences of other people messing with time.
amaresu: Sapphire and Steel from the opening (doctorwho_originalteamtardis)
[personal profile] amaresu
Missed my first day here. Sorry. The rest of the week should go smoother.



Story: Blue Moon
Author: Primsong
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 924
Author's Summary: Ian doesn't dance. Or does he? An interlude among alien foliage and moonlight.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara/Ian, with Vicki cameo
Warnings: Fluff

Recced because: It's a sweet little moment in time for Ian and Barbara. A quite walk with an unexpected alien encounter leads to adorable fluffiness from Ian. Fun interlude that makes me smile.
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Story: Sing-Along Songs (The “You Better Look Out For Mr Stork” Duet)
Author: biichan
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Johnny and the TARDIS make music together.
Characters/Pairings: John Chesterton, the TARDIS, Barbara, Ian, Ten, Tegan
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~1,500

Recced because: This is a terrific example of a remix that really works. The original is Tigerkat's excellent Listening (previously recced on Calufrax here). This story is a wonderful, lovely take on the original, teasing out different aspects and full of lightness and love. The different POVs on display – the TARDIS' in particular, but also little Johnny and Tegan's – are perfectly done, and the story is full of great little details, like the TARDIS' joy at the new life being created inside her, the moon landing get-together/reunion (especially "Aunt Dodobird"!), and even the Inferno gets a mention. It's touching and terrific work.
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Story: Leaving Footprints
Author: agapi42
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: History is so many small steps.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~500

Recced because: After a long fic yesterday, here's a little bite of one today that manages to be absolutely pitch-perfect; it's an incisive look at what "making history" would be like for Ian and Barbara after they come back to Earth. As they watch the moon landing, we get brilliant insight into the implications space travel has on their lives, with just the right touch of cozy domesticity and love and friendship.
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[identity profile] akashasheiress.livejournal.com
Story: Roman Holiday
Author: yesjamie
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1346
Author's Summary: Ian and Barbara, alone together in the Roman villa.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, First Doctor, Vicki
Warnings: Explicit sex.

Recced because: This is a kinkmeme story, which of course means that it's smutty. However, the porn - while lovely in its own right - is made even lovelier by Barbara and Ian being in character and Barbara getting her History on. Admit it, you all think they got it on in the Roman villa!
[identity profile] ionlylurkhere.livejournal.com
(Sorry for the slightly delayed start in reccing! I've picked out seven stories for this week, one each from the era of each old school Doctor. Since I'm late in starting, I'll do two a day on the weekend to catch up.)

Story: Just Another Day
Author: vvj5 ([livejournal.com profile] lost_spook)
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 1423
Author's summary: It's business as usual for Ian, Barbara, the Doctor and Vicki. You know, danger, imprisonment, escape...
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, One, Vicki
Warnings: None

Recced because: The recent [livejournal.com profile] tardis_gen ficathon produced loads of great fic, but this is one of my favourites. It works as both a wonderful recreation and a lighthearted deconstruction of its era. The little soupcon of Ian/Barbara shippiness in the mix is wonderful (and doesn't render it non-gen in the slightest IMO, given how present the same sort of thing is in the canon), and somehow it's particularly nice to see Vicki used in a fic like this -- she's not in it much but [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook nails her characterisation perfectly, giving the lie to the idea that she's a bit of a cookie cutter Susan replacement.
[identity profile] fearlessfirefly.livejournal.com
Story: Le Temps Retrouvé
Author: Melengro
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 469
Author's Summary: Ian and Barbara, walking home.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Warnings: None, unless you don't know how Ian and Barbara leave the Doctor.

Recced because: The author describes the Ian/Barbara couple as "sickly-sweet", and they are, in a good and satisfying kind of way, the kind of couple that's impossible to break up cos they seem so perfect together. This is Ian/Barbara exploring that old trope "pretend we got married" and making it warm and believable and very very good.
[identity profile] pimpmytardis.livejournal.com
Story: Cartographers
Author: [livejournal.com profile] calapine
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2892
Author's Summary: Former companions during the latest invasion. (Set during tSE/JE.)
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Harry Sullivan, Jo Grant, Liz Shaw, Polly Wright/Ben Jackson, Ancelyn/Winifred Bambera
Warnings: none given

Recced because: This is a great shapshot of some Classic companions as the Daleks are at it again in tSE/JE. The pacing and characterization are stellar; it's insightful, funny, and ultimately delves into what being the Doctor's influence is really about. This has sailed straight into my personal canon.
[identity profile] ionlylurkhere.livejournal.com
And yet another inadvertently matching rec:

Story: Watching from the Wardrobe
Author: yesjamie [*]
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 700
Author's Summary: Susan's curious. She watches.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, Susan
Warnings: Explicit Sex (and, specifically, voyeurism)

Recced because: I wanted to rec something from the kink meme in my week, and this is a fabulous story, which captures the feel of the Hartnell era despite being porn, and has an interesting take on Time Lord sex in there as well.

[*] yesjamie is (apparently) a collective of kink meme anons (but for all we know it may just be one prolific one!) posting to the Teaspoon from a shared account; I'd just like to point out that they're completely unofficial - I don't know their password and I don't want to.
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: Fall Into the Sky
Author: ClocketPatch
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1979
Author's Summary: Darkness falls around Barbara, dawn rises, rain caresses the turf, and she thinks of the man who had seen all the wonders of the cosmos and then whispered in her ear that she, a drab middle-aged history teacher, was the most brilliant star in the sky.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton
Warnings: Character Death

Recced because: This is one of the most beautifully poetic stories I've read in this fandom. It also manages to be both incredibly sad and incredibly uplifting at the same time. Not an easy feat. It's a character study of Barbara, and what became of her and Ian after leaving the Doctor.

a small taste... )

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