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Story: The Quiet Chamber
Author: [ profile] kalleah
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3,768
Author's Summary: Ten II and Rose in the immediate aftermath of "Journey's End."
Characters/Pairings: Ten (duplicate), Rose, Jackie, Pete
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is one of my favorite post-"Journey's End" stories. It's beautifully written, and perfectly captures the difficult, tentative first day Rose and the duplicate Doctor have together, as well as the uncertainty of their new relationship. The duplicate Doctor may love her as much as the original, but Rose still has confusion, anger, and resentment to sort through, much as she's drawn to this other man. One thing I adore about [ profile] kalleah's writing is that her Ten and Rose dialogue always feels real and in-character, with no long, flowery declarations of love; the final conversation on the airplane is just the sort of air-clearing we're never going to get onscreen, and the Doctor's last line is gorgeous.
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I just found out that I'm having unexpected house guests -- tonight, ack!! -- so I'm posting Saturday's rec today, a little early . . .

Story: "The Little Ones"
Author: Kalleah
Rating:All ages.
Word Count: 1515
Author’s summary: "The Doctor takes the Rose to a beach to see an unexpected miracle."
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose
Warnings: None

Recommended because: Kalleah writes Ten and Rose beautifully, both as individuals and as a couple.  Notably, her Ten is more "alien" than most versions, without being unsympathetic or detached.  Also, her stories are the best I've encountered at showing the Doctor's love of science and sense of wonder at the Universe -- along with the joy he takes in sharing those things with an appreciative Rose.  This story provides a perfect, self-contained sample snippet.
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Story: The Calm Before the Storm
Author: Kalleah
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 40137
Author's Summary: This is the story of a journey for the Doctor and for Rose, as the Doctor comes to terms with his guilt and her mortality and lets go of guards and walls long built up. This is a story of a yearning for deeper meaning even when the mind rejects its validity. A jealousy of those with a deep faith. Fireplace gnomes and laughter and an idyll in a place of dreams and perfection. And ultimately, of the choices we make, and the price we pay for them, and in the end, their worth.
Characters/Pairings: 10/Rose, OC (the fabulous Jacob)
Warnings: Sex

Recced because: Kalleah's The Calm Before the Storm is an examination of beliefs and their effects on our lives. It is also a beautiful watercolor portrait of an adventure undertaken by Rose and The Doctor that doesn't involve quite so much running for their lives. Before the storm of Doomsday falls upon them, they have this time together with one of The Doctor's unexpected friends. If you enjoy this story as much as I did, there is a whole series to keep you occupied, so don't despair when you reach the end. I'm not going to include an excerpt of this one, because it was too difficult to choose one. (Oh, and a thank you to mkejenkins who first told me about this story.)


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017