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Yesterday we lost a member of the Doctor Who family: the lovely Elisabeth Sladen, who portrayed Sarah Jane Smith, one of the most popular characters in the history of the Whoniverse. In light of this sad event, I tried to think of what kind of fic I myself would want to read today, and came up with the choice below. It's one of the first fics I ever read on Teaspoon, and it's still an all-time favorite of mine. It brings me comfort today, and I hope it does the same for you:

Story: The Stardust Trail Leading Back to You
Author: queenofhearts
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1499
Author's Summary: The night sky exploded with diamonds; a sea of white hot sparks that hung in the air for a split second, motionless.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, Eighth Doctor, Maria Jackson, Luke Smith, Clyde Langer
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Eighth Doctor happens across Sarah Jane, who is watching fireworks with Maria, Luke and Clyde. (Although the teens appear in the fic, no knowledge of Sarah Jane Adventures is needed -- I hadn't seen the show when I first read this.) The writing is descriptive and lyrical, weaving the scene and then immersing us in it until we're carried along with the characters, enjoying their reunion. But what really sets this fic apart is the ending, as the author steps back and leaves the scene to the Doctor and Sarah, and to them alone. All we know is that whatever happened, it made the Doctor happy. We're left to invent the details, but rather than being frustrating, the ambiguity makes it a perfect little moment, residing forever within our imaginations.

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I was going to rec something else entirely, but in light of somebody deciding to leave COE spoilers wide open for anybody to see them (including the subject line), I decided to rec a Jack/Ianto fic tonight.

Story: Sensory Chaos
Author: queenofhearts
Rating: PG/All Ages
Word Count: 1269; one - shot
Author's Summary: Post Exit Wounds. Spoilers for the TW S2 final.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones
Warnings: If there is any chance you have not seen how s2 of Torchwood ends, then it's probably best not to read this fic.

Recced because: This is one of the better fics that I've seen post - Exit Wounds that actually deal with what Jack went through in that episode. The author takes those events and handles the effects on Jack really well. The way Ianto deals with that is brilliantly done and begins the healing process I feel for both in the aftermath of that episode. It's one of the better fics I've seen dealing with the episode.


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