[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Story: Long-Distance Phone Calls
Author: Settiai
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3340
Author's Summary: One of these years, Fitz Kreiner was going to learn not to answer his phone.
Characters/Pairings: Alan Jackson, Fitz Kreiner, Maria Jackson, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None.
Recced because: One of the first stories I recced in this community was Settiai's Rebuilding a Life, an epic NCIS crossover in which Fitz Kreiner was stranded in Washington and ended up in a relationship with one of the characters. This is a non-crossover sequel which doesn't draw on the NCIS background or characters; instead it has Fitz running into Maria Jackson and finally renewing contact with Sarah Jane Smith. A nice slightly angsty story, which also deals with some old-Who canon issues.

A small sample )
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Let's end the week with an epic crossover!

Story: Rebuilding a Life
Author: Settiai
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 40641
Author's Summary: Near the end of the Time War, Fitz Kreiner finds himself stranded on Earth in an unfamiliar time and place. His life moves on, whether he wants it to or not. (Crossover with "NCIS.")
Characters/Pairings: Anji Kapoor, Compassion, Donna Noble, Fitz Kreiner, Harriet Jones, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), Rose Tyler, Samantha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th), The Master (Jacobi). Fitz / Tony.
Warnings: None
Recced because: I've gradually moved from ignoring NCIS to becoming a fan, and this is an excellent NCIS crossover (with several other secondary crossovers brought in, as far as I can tell, for the sheer fun of it) spanning several years which for once doesn't tell everyone everybody's secrets in the first five minutes of the story, and stars an amazing number of doctors and companions. I was very surprised to find that it has never been recced here, because it turns up on NCIS rec lists fairly often, but delighted to have this opportunity to introduce it to a wider audience.

You don't need much knowledge of the NCIS characters, they're described as they appear in the story, and the viewpoint is always Fitz, initially as an outsider gradually meeting and getting to know them. In some ways a little ignorance of the show helps, because some of the canon NCIS events have more impact!

And that concludes my week of recs - greatly looking forward to seeing what comes next.
[identity profile] ionlylurkhere.livejournal.com
Story: A Love for the Ages
Author: [livejournal.com profile] settiai
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 537
Author's summary: It was a story older than history.
Characters/Pairings: Myfanwy/TARDIS

Recced because: It really shouldn't be possible for a Myfanwy-POV fic to be this good, but this is brilliant. It sounds cracky (and the concept inevitably is) but the telling of the story plays itself straight and is actually rather heartbreaking. And as a bonus, it explains very neatly how Myfanwy ended up in the present day. Lovely stuff.
ext_23531: (mini-liz/brig)
[identity profile] akashasheiress.livejournal.com
Story: Moving Forward
Author: [livejournal.com profile] settiai
Rating: Teen, I suppose.
Word Count: 5043
Author's Summary: Sometimes all a person can do is move forward and hope for the best.
Characters/Pairings: Liz Shaw/The Brigadier, Third Doctor, Sergeant Benton.
Warnings: Um, heartbreak?

Recced because: I really enjoy Liz/Brig, even though we know that they don't end up together. [livejournal.com profile] settiai beautifully brings to life a brief, passionate affair between two people who don't quite know how to deal with their emotions, as well as the friction between the Brig's old-fashioned chivalry and Liz' independence.
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: Something of a Hero
Author: Settiai
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1682
Author's Summary: His knees buckled as the world went dark.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, Fourth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: I love Harry Sullivan. I admit it. He may be an imbecile, but he means well and his relationship with Sarah Jane makes me happier than I can say. This story is a perfect example of why I think those two are so adorable together. Sweet and touching and Harry being so, so Harry.

a small taste... )
ext_23741: (dw - torchwood - tosh glee)
[identity profile] carawj.livejournal.com
Story: Aliens, Arguments, Showers, and Slime
Author: Settiai
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 900
Author's Summary: It's always easiest to blame Owen.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen Cooper/Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Ianto Jones
Warnings: None

Recced because: Gwen and Tosh are adorable, Owen is grouchy, and Ianto is snarky. It's just really cute and fun, and if this pairing had happened, this is how I'd have wanted to see it. It was written for [livejournal.com profile] whoniverse1000, which you should really check out if you haven't already because it's a great project (set up and run by the lovely author I'm reccing here) that's producing some fabulous fic for all sorts of pairings.
[identity profile] tardis-stowaway.livejournal.com
Story:  Wedding Blues
Author:  settiai
Rating:  All Ages
Word Count:  611
Author's Summary: "Just how many people are you married to?"
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Mickey
Warnings:  crack!

Recced because:  Ten and Mickey have to get married in order to find Rose on alien planet.  It's a short and very silly fic, just the thing for a Monday.  The characters' voices are perfect.  It's crackfic, yet strangely plausible.  Read it, smile, and review.

[identity profile] wiccagirl24.livejournal.com
Story: Uneven Steps
Author: Settiai
Rating: All ages
Author's Summary: Severus Snape never knew when or where he would see the Doctor next. (Crossover with "Harry Potter.").
Characters/Pairings: Adric, Erimem, Nyssa, Peri Brown, Tegan Jovanka, The Fifth Doctor, Turlough, (Snape, Lily, and Dumbledore from HP)
Warnings: Spoilers for all HP books
Word Count: 5,098

Recced because: The first time I read this story I was blown away by the brilliance of it. Snape meets the Fifth Doctor for the first time when he's nine years old, but that's not the first time the Doctor's met him. The Doctor's appearance is woven in through Snape's life, always at times that end up being important in some way.

A little hint of what is to come. )
[identity profile] tigerkat24.livejournal.com
Story: Fading Star
Author: Settiai
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1804
Author's Summary: The Doctor finds out about Evelyn's heart condition... the hard way.
Characters/Pairings: Evelyn Smythe, Sixth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: More Evelyn fic is always a good thing, and this is a particularly good example, showing the relationship between Our Heroes in a nutshell. Six is at his best here, bombastic, rude, and loud while still capable of loving his companions just as deeply as anyone else, and Evelyn herself deals with him with her sort of exasperated affection that somehow turns him adorable. The story itself, dealing as it does with Evelyn's never-specified heart condition, is elegantly researched and written, with excellent use of tension and buildup. Highly recommended.
ext_17679: (rhube)
[identity profile] netgirl-y2k.livejournal.com
Story: While Rome Burned
Author: Settiai
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1068
Author's Summary: Everyone was affected by the Sycorax ship hovering over London.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Harry Sullivan, Jo Grant, John Benton, Liz Shaw, Mike Yates, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: I'm always fascinated by fics that examine how characters from classic who deal with events in the new series, and this is one the best showing the UNIT characters from the Third Doctors era during the events of The Christmas Invasion and it is lovely. The Brigadier's frustration at not being able to do more and Jo's belief in the Doctor even decades later seemed particularly in character to me.

Snippet )


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