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Story: While They're Away
Author: cScott or [livejournal.com profile] cscottd
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 115
Author's Summary: Drabble challenge #73. Prompt was: "Silence"
Characters/Pairings: The TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: I had to have a TARDIS-centric piece in here, and this one is lovely. It was written during Nine's run as the Doctor, but it really fits any era of Who and any team.

...oh, pfft. How am I supposed to explain a drabble? o_O It's here, it's beautiful, it's eternal, read it. It sums up the TARDIS. *waves hands incoherently*
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Story: Darkness on the Edge of Town
Author: cScott or [livejournal.com profile] cscottd on LJ
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1787
Author's Summary: “Ficathon entry (pitch-hitting). Assignment: Angst, Bruce Springsteen, Rose/Doctor UST.”
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: None.

Recced because: cScott hasn't been recced here before, but I can't think why; he's got quite a collection of drabbles and shortfics on the Teaspoon, all wonderful. In this particular story, Nine and Rose are alerted (by an anachronistic radio signal) to an area of random time distortions in 16th-century Spain.

What makes "Darkness on the Edge of Town" special is what happens after the Doctor discovers an injured TARDIS causing the time distortions. Nine's angst about the Time War was always very close to the surface, but gentler than Ten's anger, I think, and this story portrays that well.

Also, I have a particular love for fics that acknowledge the TARDIS as sentient, especially when the Doctor interacts with her that way. And even though this isn't his TARDIS, Nine's actions toward the one in this story are beautiful... and so, so sad.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017