[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
Story: Moments of Life Unremembered
Author: Rivendellrose
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2685
Author's Summary: What does a moment mean, if you don't remember it? (Series of connected vignettes)
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Handy, Gwen Cooper, Tom Milligan, Sylvia Noble, Wilfred Mott
Warnings: None.

Recced because: If our memories determine who we are (and Time Lords most of all...), what DO the bits we don't remember mean? This story is a beautiful exploration of the people the Doctor left behind, not quite as intact as they used to be, and most importantly - their "regular life" afterwards.
ext_15290: (tem/martha)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: Common Ground
Author: [livejournal.com profile] _thirty2flavors
Rating: All ages.
Word Count: 1,965
Author's Summary: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones and Donna Noble have one thing in common.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Rose Tyler

Recced because: I always adore thirty3flavors's writing, and I especially love her characterisation. Common Ground shows us how such different companions can all end up in the same place.

A snippet:

Do you want to come with me?

It comes about differently, each time. With Rose he has to ask twice, because it’s not until that second time that she’s selfish enough to say yes. Martha has to work for it; she saves his life and fights his battles and stares down witches and Daleks and the Doctor himself before she gets her invite. Donna says no and then changes her mind a minute too late, so she has to she invite herself along, hatboxes and all.

It comes about differently, but it’s the same offer each time.
[identity profile] sahiya.livejournal.com
Story: Bubbles
Author: mamfidd82
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 11,400
Author's Summary: Martha Jones and the no good, very bad day. With big dresses, mud, banter, a manual called 'So You Lack Bridezilla Genes!', wellington boots, Cheeky Walking Fishy People, and space snot.
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Tom, with cameos by Francine and Tish
Warnings: None.

Recced because: And now for something completely different! This story is, in short, hysterical. Poor Martha starts out having a bad day when she forgets she agreed to shop for wedding dresses with her mum and sister - and then the Doctor shows up and it's all downhill from there. Need a pick-me-up to get over the middle of the week? This is your fic.
[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
Hello! I'm Pitry and I shall be your reccer for this week (be afraid, be very afraid). I've decided to go this week with stories by authors who have never been recced before here on Calufrax, just to add a little bit more to the mix. 'Sides, it gives me an excuse to sign up for a second round later this year...

Story:Towing the Earth Home
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1873
Author's Summary: After the events of 'Journey's End', two women move back into their lives. But for a moment, one moment there, they moved together.
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Tom, Rose/Duplicate Ten
Warnings: none.

Recced because: THe one thing I would fix/change about Journey's End is the nearly-non-existant interaction between Rose and Martha. mamfidd82's story doesn't fix JE's, and doesn't add interactions between these two, but rather shows what happens afterwards - two women who could have had the same life, each one thinking about the other. The really brilliant thing about this story is the love and respect shown to both characters - there are too many stories that downplay one character in favour of the other, but not this one - each character is played to its strength, each character gets to show just why she became a companion in the first place, and you can really feel the love the author has for both characters - and that makes the whole story just a joy to read.
ext_6531: (DW: Romana 2)
[identity profile] lizbee.livejournal.com
Story: A Long Night Is Full of Dreams
Author: [livejournal.com profile] nonelvis
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2769
Author's Summary: Five days -- and six nights -- in the life of Martha Jones.
Characters/Pairings: Martha/various

Recced because: This is a marvellous character-study of Martha. Though written before "Reset", and thus no longer canon-compliant, the writing (of all the characters, not just Martha) feels true. Martha's relationships are explored in a series of frankly erotic dreams, while her waking days are spent piecing together her life in the wake of the Doctor and the Year That Never Was. A worthy tribute to a complex character.
[identity profile] radiantbaby.livejournal.com
Story: All's Fair
Author: Lurky McLurklurk/[livejournal.com profile] ionlylurkhere
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2521
Author's Summary: Martha and the Doctor, years down the line. Things are more complicated than they once were, but that's not a bad thing.
Characters/Pairings: Tom/Martha, Ten/Martha
Warnings: Sex

Recced because: Being a polyamorous woman myself, I must admit up front that I love (and have a bit of a bias for) reading about mature open relationships between consenting adult characters. Sadly, that's often not the norm in many portrayals of relationships in fic, but in this wonderful story by [livejournal.com profile] ionlylurkhere*, it is definitely a case of Responsible Nonmonogamy done right. In many ways this story is about Ten and Martha, as they are somewhat the focus of the narrative, but to me, at the heart of the story, is the relationship between Tom and Martha (which is why I listed their pairing first). [livejournal.com profile] ionlylurkhere shows us the beautiful trust of the foundation/primary relationship of Tom/Martha, through the scope of a very sweet and fluffy date she has with the Ten. She quite adeptly and skillfully entwines both romantic relationships in Martha's life without giving too much favor to either, but showing instead how they organically feed off one another. As a bonus, there's some lovely smut thrown in, but I love the sweetness of the deep love and trust most of all. And perhaps Humphrey, the cuddly toy -- I love him lots as well.

[*Yes, she was just recced yesterday, but I had this all typed up and ready to go, so I went ahead and posted it today. I can't help that she just rocks!]

Excerpt behind the cut )
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[personal profile] mojitochica
Story: A Second Chance
Author: LondonBeauty
Rating: Adult - Explicit Sex, Swearing - Character Study, Het, Romance
Word Count: 9928
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), Tish Jones
Author's Summary: Having returned to a normal life after walking away from the Doctor, Martha finds her thoughts straying to another doctor. She just needs a little encouragement in the right direction.
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Swearing

Recced because: She had me at "Operation Stalk-a-Stud!" This was so much fun. I love the way LondonBeauty writes the relationships between Martha and Jack and Martha and Tish.
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: Sew it up, but you still see the tear
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thedeadparrot
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3,852
Author's Summary:She's realized that she wants to build herself a new life, a bigger one, one that can fit people who aren't the last of the Time Lords. Martha Jones in the aftermath.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Tom Milligan, Clive Jones, Francine Jones, Tish Jones, Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is one of the most beautiful Martha stories I've ever read. It's a look at who she became after The Year That Never Was, and the effect that year had on her family and their relationships with one another. The author also does a magnificent job of showing us how Martha ended up engaged to Tom and working for UNIT. This is the Martha Jones I know and love and this story is an absolutely gorgeous love-letter to the character. It's all the little details that make it so fantastic.

a small taste... )


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