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Story: Then Sleep the Season
Author: Cherry Ice
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1954
Author's Summary: The TARDIS is not her home, and she is more a stranger here than she has ever been. Romana, last of the Time Lords.
Characters/Pairings: Romana, Mickey Smith, K-9
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: The very idea of an AU where Romana is the last of the Time Lords with Mickey as her companion is of course fantastic, but it's the execution that really makes this fic. The characterisation is superb, Romana's guilt over the war and how ill at ease she feels in the Doctor's TARDIS is both painful and wonderful.
[identity profile] violetisblue.livejournal.com
Story: All This Season of Snow and Sins
Author: Cherry Ice
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: Romana, after the Time War. Jack, at the Time Agency. You can't fight a war, because the war always wins.
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Romana II
Warnings: None

Recced because: I've never been a big fan of Captain Jack, but I'm a big fan of Cherry Ice's Captain Jack: He's a fully realized character, not just a walking collection of one-liners, and his darker aspects seem both plausible and earned. This story of Jack's pre-"Empty Child" encounter with a mysterious, traumatized Jane Doe makes the Time Agency feel like a real (amusingly, sometimes creepily anachronistic) place, gives the Time War actual fallout and consequences and has a Romana who feels like her idiosyncratic, incisive self even when she's not all there. Their gradual attraction to each other is both humorous and melancholy, and also feels earned. A very fine portrayal of a pairing I'd never considered before I read this.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017