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Story: Relatives and Relativity
Author: Yatzee
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 18263
Author's summary: In the aftermath of the Time Wars, the newly regenerated Ninth Doctor crashes down in Regency-era England -- where he meets the sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, for a crossover with Jane Austen's "Sense & Sensibility."
Characters/Pairings: Elinor Dashwood, Marianne Dashwood, Ninth Doctor, Mrs Dashwood, Margaret Dashwood, Mrs Jennings, Sir John Middleton, Willoughby, Miss Grey
Warnings: Spoilers up to chapter forty-seven of Sense & Sensibility.

Recced because: One of my other fandoms is Jane Austen novels, so I was really excited when Yatzee first wrote this, especially since I was reading S&S when it first got posted. I've meant to rec this one for a while, actually, but life got in the way and I didn't end up using my full quota of recs last time.

Anyhow, I'm extremely surprised no one beat me to this, because this is an amazing fic. Characterization, both of the Doctor and the Dashwoods, is spot-on and the prose has a very Regency sort of rhythm to it. Quite frankly, I love it to bits and can think of no better story to end Crossover Week with.

In a far steadier voice than she would have thought possible for such a sentence, Elinor continued, “You are a sort of … scientist-traveller from another world and era, using a living vehicle that is larger on the inside to move great distances or over centuries.”

The Doctor grinned. “Nicely done! As many times as I’ve had to explain, I don’t think I’ve ever made so neat a job of it.”

The sisters’ eyes met, as each sought confirmation of the other’s belief. Marianne brightened as she saw that she would not need to convince Elinor further. “How delightful!” Marianne said. “That seems somehow inadequate to the moment, but I know not what else to say.”

“Delight’s rather nice, actually,” the Doctor said. “I’ll take it.”

Elinor turned these revelations over in her mind once more. What they had learned here — it was not a fancy, not a delusion. Not was it simple, plain fact, to be fitted into the ordinary course of life. It was both logic and illogic, fantasy and science, the merging of her reason and Marianne’s sensibilities. For once, neither of them was wrong; both of them had been completely right, even though their beliefs had been exact opposites!

She laughed aloud. Marianne raised her eyebrows, and even the Doctor seemed to be surprised. Elinor covered her mouth with her hand, but she knew her glee to be ill-concealed. “Delightful,” she said. “Yes.”

So yeah. It's the story of how the Doctor got his groove back and how the Dashwood sisters got to have a most excellent adventure. Jane, I think, would have approved.
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Story: The Yankee's Loot
Author: Yahtzee
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 11,001
Author's Summary: "The Tenth Doctor has known many Companions over the years, and thinks he's ready for almost anything. And then, God help him, he picks up Scarlett O'Hara."
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Tenth Doctor, Scarlett O'Hara (from Gone With the Wind)
Warnings: I'm going to quote the author on this, so that no one's caught by surprise...

"There was no way of writing a story about Scarlett, Ten and Martha without confronting the fact that Scarlett's racial attitudes, and her language, are outdated and ugly. (Well, no, there was a way - but that would involve ignoring Scarlett's racism, which IMHO would be worse than tackling the issue.) I've tried to handle this in a way that could be true to Scarlett's voice but frank about her attitudes. Hope it works."

Recced because: I'll admit, crossovers are one of my weaknesses. As much as I love them, though, I'll be the first to admit that it's difficult to find one that really works. This is one that does. Set a few days after the end of Gone With the Wind, Scarlett O'Hare finds herself... well, to be perfectly honest, kidnapped by the Tenth Doctor and Martha.

Yahtzee doesn't sugarcoat Scarlett's character, and her voice is very true to the book. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, it's interesting to see her interactions with the Doctor and (especially) Martha shift as time passes. At the same time, it provides the reader with something that's been sorely lacking in the new school: a companion who's not from the contemporary world, one who's from a period in time where the idea of aliens and time travel was practically beyond comprehension.

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Story: Dreaming In Metaphors
Author: Yahtzee
Rating: Teen
Author's Summary: The Master's Paradox Machine proves to have been a bad influence on the TARDIS, and the Doctor is certain that Martha is the only one who can help him set his ship to rights.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Martha Jones
Warnings: None

Recced because: Because it completely caught me by surprise, that's why. Martha goes back to the Doctor and it starts a little too mushy for my liking but, well, you'll see if you read (which you totally should, yes), the ending is excellent. The pace and dialogue is just perfect and the settings that the Doctor and Martha find themselves in are brilliant.


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