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Story: Strangers When We Meet
Author: azn_jack_fiend
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 15303
Author's Summary: It's 1999, and Jack is back in Estelle's life as his own son. Something waiting inside the mind of her friend at the nursing home has finally stopped waiting, and Jack's attempts to protect Estelle will reveal painful secrets kept buried for decades.
Characters/Pairings: Jack, Estelle, OCs
Warnings: explicit violence, swearing

Recced because: I love stories that show how Jack might have adapted to living as an immortal amongst people who aren't. The author takes a couple of minor characters from Jack's Torchwood backstory and develops them engagingly. She also establishes fascinating original characters, and then she dumps all of them into an unexpected mystery that will keep you guessing right up until the end.

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Story: Don’t Think You Knew you Were In this Song
Author: azn_jack_fiend
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5769
Author's Summary: Mickey and Jack meet again after the events of Children of Earth. Mickey considers how his life has changed since their first meeting, how far he's traveled since then, and wonders what he'll say to Jack. In between, he remembers a long, strange dinner party with the Jones family.
Characters/Pairings: Mickey/Martha, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones’ family
Warnings:. none

Recced because: Mickey is a hard character to get a sense of as a whole person, but this story captures him brilliantly. It shows how and why Mickey matured during the series, and how he’s also still the same man. After reading this, the romance between Martha and Mickey makes perfect sense to me. The story also captures the lingering effects of the Year on the Jones’ family – how far they’ve come, and how they are still damaged. It’s also interesting seeing Jack through Mickey’s eyes. Mickey is the one person on Earth who knew Jack before he was mortal, and it gives him a unique perspective on the Captain.
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Story: The Battle of Songhu
Author: azn_jack_fiend
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5070
Author's Summary: AU. Premise: the events of "The Empty Child", "The Doctor Dances" and "Captain Jack Harkness" occur in and around 1937 Shanghai during the opening phase of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Characters/Pairings: Nine, alt!Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's a fresh look at two of my favorite episodes of Doctor Who, by virtue of placing them in a different setting. It also gets away from the Euro-centric world in which Doctor Who usually takes place and proves that the concept and format continue to work in other places on Earth. The writing is tight and well-executed, and I have more than a passing fondness for the character of Buffalo Yang. :-)


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May 2017