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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Story: The Lady in the Tower
Author: Aeshna
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 5576
Author's Summary: Sometimes it's not the handsome knight who wears the shining armour. It seems that everybody has to write their post-"Doomsday" piece and, er, this is mine. Written some months before the Torchwood s1 premiere.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness/Yvonne Hartman
Warnings: Adult, Explicit Sex

Recced because: If Jack Harkness had gone directly from the empty Game Station to a Torchwood One in the recent aftermath of the battle of Canary Wharf, it might have ended up like this. This fic is very funny and very hot, with one bittersweet, very human moment sneaked in when you aren't looking. Don't worry, it won't keep you from enjoying the smut. ;-)

Excerpt )

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[identity profile] wendymr.livejournal.com
This is my final rec for the week. Thank you for your lovely comments on the stories I've recced, both here and on the stories themselves! And many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] nonelvis for giving me the opportunity to rec again. Between the mix of New with a bit of Classic, long stories and short ones, hurt/comfort and crack, I hope you've all found at least one story to enjoy.

Story: The Adventures of Ten, Rose and Jack (a series of - so far - three multi-chapter stories)
Author: Sanguine Ink
Rating: Up to Teen
Word Count: Story 1: 30291 words in 13 chapters; Story 2: 38913 words in 15 chapters; Story 3: 24705 words in 9 chapters
Author's Summary: For the series: Starts with an AU of Army of Ghosts/Doomsday and follows the Tenth Doctor, Rose, and Jack as they travel through time and space.
Individual story summaries:
Two Months "Woke up one morning and there they all were," said Jackie. "Ghosts, everywhere! We all ran around screamin' and that. Whole planet was panicking. No sign of you." But what if there was? A story in which the Doctor and Rose show up at Jackie's flat two months earlier, completely changing the events of Army of Ghosts and Doomsday.
The Planted Past Ten, Rose, and Jack intend to visit a nice festival. Instead, they end up with mortal danger, time-y wime-y enemies, and a whole lot of running.
Loop "He was the champion – no, the lord – of foolhardy plans, whipped together at the last second with barely a prayer of working. But this…this took the cake. It was all up to Jack now."
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness, a whole host of guest characters including Jackie Tyler, Yvonne Hartmann, Ianto Jones, General Staal, a sentient plant and Captain Jack Harkness (no, that's not a mistake!).

Recced because: Sanguine Ink writes rollicking good adventures. From the first story, in which she creates an AU of her own stemming from an alternate ending to Doomsday, she takes her characters on a rollercoaster ride with lots of action and danger, solidly-constructed plot and plenty of humour, some of it laugh-out-loud. Her Jack has me nodding throughout, and she just gets the Doctor: the combination of extreme intelligence and manic hyperactivity, his ability to distract and feint, and even turning completely bizarre actions into the perfect plan. Rose is quick-thinking and determined, and Jackie is brilliant also in the first story. Even minor characters are drawn deftly and vividly in character; nobody is wasted in this story.

The series is Ten/Rose, but the focus isn't on the romance at all; it's there clearly enough for those who want it, but it never gets in the way of the story. A few Americanisms and occasional typos appear, but in stories as enjoyable as these they didn’t bother me at all.

A very short extract, showcasing the humour with no spoilers, is:below the cut )

If you like plotty stories full of adventure, a great cast of well-written characters, lots of twists and turns, and humour around every corner, give this series a try. And if you enjoy it, please tell the author!
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Story: For Queen and Country
Author: the_tenzo
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,605
Author's Summary: Yvonne Hartman, at the beginning.
Characters/Pairings: Yvonne Hartman
Warnings: None

Recced because: Yvonne is one of my favorite minor characters in New Who, and here we see her during her very first encounter with the Torchwood Archives, when she discovers exactly who the Institute is up against. "For Queen and Country" is a character study, and a terrific one, too, taking what we know about Yvonne from canon – her intelligence, her fearlessness, and her blind patriotism – and expanding on it so that we fully understand the circumstances and emotions that ultimately draw her into single-minded pursuit of the Doctor.
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Story: blame the sun (no sun of mine)
Author: nostalgia
Rating: None, but I'd call it Teen
Word Count: 1,685
Author's Summary: "If it's alien, it's ours." (AU from Army of Ghosts)
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Yvonne Hartman
Warnings: None

Recced because: Another unusual pairing – so unusual, in fact, that this is one of only two Ten/Yvonne stories I'm aware of. Choosing between the two of them was quite difficult, but this one won out for its portrayal of the calculating and manipulative Yvonne and the way she worms her way into the Doctor's life. The Doctor, held prisoner by Torchwood, reluctantly begins to help his captors, while Yvonne's obsession with all things Doctor begins to evolve into something she never expected. It's not a cheerful story, but it will make you wish the two characters had had more than an episode and a half together.


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