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Story: To Her Coy Mistress
Author: kaydee falls
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6862
Author's Summary: In which there are interrupted heists, chance encounters, snogging, and headaches over verb tenses. A non-linear love story. (Christina/Jenny)
Characters/Pairings: Jenny, Lady Christina de Souza, Jack Harkness, Reinette; Jenny/Christina
Warnings: None given

Recced because: This is actually the first fic I found on Teaspoon that I loved. The pairing isn't one I'd have thought of, but it really works, and the prose is lovely. The angst here kind of hits you in waves, as more and more of the tangled timeline is revealed. Read it twice for extra tragedy. (And if angst isn't your thing the way it's mine, don't let that deter you: this is also a free-wheeling adventure story.)
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Story: Closer to Fine
Author: hhertzof
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 20442
Author's Summary: The Doctor believes Luke is his son and that Sarah lied to him at Deffrey Vale. The truth is more complex than anyone suspected.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, the Tenth Doctor, the Eighth Doctor, Clyde Langer, Rani Chandra, Luke Smith, Mr. Smith; Doctor/Sarah Jane
Warnings: None given.

Recced because: I've seen a lot of "Luke is really the Doctor and Sarah Jane's biological child!" stories, but this is the first one I've seen to convincingly pull it off. I was thrilled, because I was always really taken with the idea, but couldn't think of any way to make it work with canon. This fic takes that intriguing premise and runs with it, weaving a very clever story that uses all the tools canon gave it.
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Story: As the Crow Flies
Author: Empatheia
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 12079
Author's Summary: Crossover with House, M.D. Ten falls out of the sky and ends up at Princeton Plainsborough and then he and House go on a wondrous journey of self-discovery in a giant motor home named Princess Love Machine. To Canada. Where they eat eggs and bacon on a magic hill. Tragically.
Characters/Pairings: The Tenth Doctor, Gregory House.
Warnings: None given.

Recced because: Okay, I can't hide the potential for bias, what with the glowing dedication to me right at the top, but that doesn't change the fact that I would rec this fic even if it was written by a total stranger, because it's one of my favorites. It's actually referenced on the TV Tropes page for Fridge Brilliance for its scifi use of some of the more fantastical plots of House.

If the author's summary makes it sound like a comedy, it's probably an evil set-up for the sucker-punch. Everything mentioned there happens, and it really is tragic. As a crossover, it puts the two universes together, but the end result is something more than the sum of its parts, each canon lending depth to the other.
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Story: The Shadow of Joanna
Author: LinworthNewt
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4082
Author's Summary: Between their departure from the Forest of Jaffa during the Crusades, and their arrival at the Space Museum on the planet Xeros, the TARDIS jumped a time track, and the travelers forgot what happened in the intervening time. Something lost, and something gained, passed between Ian and Barbara.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara, Ian, Vicki, the First Doctor, Princess Joanna; Ian/Barbara
Warnings: None given.

Recced because: This is darker than the events you saw on screen, and goes deeper. The true fate of the historical figure Princess Joanna is paralleled with Barbara's story, and events from canon are given real and very human consequences. Dovetailing into the serials The Romans, The Crusade and The Space Museum, this fic seems to turn the world 90 degrees, and let you see it in a new light. To quote the fic itself, history is not always kind to its heroes and heroines.


I hope this can be considered Monday's rec? I did mean to do a rec-a-day, but something I couldn't put off came up IRL.


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