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Story: My True Love Gave To Me
Author: dettiot
Rating: PG for some kissing
Author's Summary: Christmas is a time for getting your heart's desire. Sometimes, the gift you truly want most can't be wrapped in pretty paper and bows. Post-Fear Her.
Warnings: Spoilers for anywhere after The Stolen Earth
Character/Pairings: Jackie Tyler, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th)

Well, this is my last review. You can all breathe a sigh of relief now. :D

I figured I would finish off this week with a piece of pure fluff. Albeit, long fluff - but definitely fluff.

In honor of Christmas, which really is just around the corner, I bring you 'And My True Love Gave To Me,' by dettiot.

It takes place during season two, during a random Christmas that 10 and Rose decided to share. It all begins with the Doctor wants to hear rose singing Christmas carols and spirals to this marvelous bit of cavity inducing frivolity.

From Christmas shopping, to opening presents in jim-jams, this story takes us through a remarkably uneventful holiday in the lives of Rose and The Doctor.

Of course there is some UST, but most of what happens is just fluff, as the two of them discover their feelings for each other.

Enjoyable, it won't spark any brain cells, but it will certainly bring a smile to your face.
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Story: Those Who Wander
Author: Rynne
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: The life and travels of Ten I/Rose/Ten II as a trio and Donna as their friend
Warnings: Spoilers for The Stolen Earth.
Rating: Teen
Character/Pairings: ...Um... everyone?

I'm not much for OT3; I prefer the relationships that are restricted to two people. Adding a third into the mix is just to complicated for my tastes, and although I never really consider myself rational or logical, something about the OT3 just seems to unorthodox for my tastes.

That being said, there are a few very notable exceptions. When this can be done with good characterizations, and it fits in with a decent plot, and its believable then it is certainly worth reading.

This story is one of those exceptions. It's told in two parts - the first paying homage to the Doctors past, and the second half dealing with his future.

The past is really neat. Rynne is one of those authors who can draw on hold Whodom well. All of the companions that are still alive make an appearence, and even more amusing is how the Doctor reacts to seeing them all again! He doesn't necessarily jump for joy, but reacts slightly awkwardly.

The second part of the story is where the OT3 comes in. Rose shows up again with 10.5 in tow. WITH DONNA! Even better. :P

It's really neat seeing the dynamics of all these characters play out, and seeing how the Doctors past is going to effect this alternative version of the future.

It's thought provoking, cute, and uses Lord of the Rings to describe Rose and the Doctors relationship.

If you like OT3, check it out.
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Story: The Last Of Her Kind.
Author: Gillian Taylor
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: She’s the last human in the universe. Is this what it’s like to be him?
Characters/Pairings: 10 and Donna
Warnings: Spoilers for The Stolen Earth.

I never really thought about that episode this way. During those brief minutes during The Stolen Earth, Donna is - essentially - the last human alive.

Her and The Doctor are united together as the last of their species. It's a really powerful thought. I think, as viewers and fans of this show, we got caught up in the plot of this sequences of events. None of us really thought about how this effected Donna.

Well, at least I didn't.

This short piece dives into this portion of her psyche. It connects her to the Doctor through this shared pain, and it shows what was going through her mind when the earth vanished.

I wonder, if the Earth was never found, what would have happened to Donna?
If you're looking for an interesting peak into what Donna was thinking about while at the Shadow Proclamation, or even if you don't, this adds a nice depth to those episodes.

Check it out.
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Story: Into The Woods
Author: slaygirl4303 (Erin)
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: After being left on the beach, the Doctor, Rose and Jackie are forced to stay overnight in a small Norwegian village until they can get home, but something strange is happening in the quiet town.
Characters/Pairings: 10.5/Rose
Warnings: Spoilers for Journey's End.

Hello again everyone!
Today's rec is brought to you by fairy-tales; because there is nothing like a good reunion fic without Princesses, Wolf Grannies, Doctors fighting Dragons; and of course... Cybermen?

This is a 10.5/Rose fic that deals with the immediate aftermath of Journey's End, but in a unique way.
That's right, ladies and gentlemen. This resolution story actually has... PLOT!
This is, hands down, my favorite 10.5/Rose story. It presents the problems that Rose and Handy have, (we all know there are a lot of them) but it carries on with the two of them doing what they do best - having adventures.
I find that with a lot of 10.5/Rose stories, it main issue is always over their relationship. Where do they stand now, is he really the Doctor, can Rose really love him, yadda yadda yadda. Don't get me wrong, this is all well and good, but Rose and the Doctor have adventure and travel in their blood. They could no more sacrifice that than they could sacrifice each other.

And The Doctor fights a Dragon. Does it get better than that? I think not.
The adventure here is marvelous! It's just so... canon! There is no other way to describe it. It feels just like one of the specials.

For those of you that want fluff, this story has it. But, for those of you who want the adventure, the Doctor being Doctorish, and Rose being - well, Rose, read this.
You won't be disappointed.
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Davros: The man who abhors violence. Never carrying a gun. But this is the truth, Doctor. You take ordinary people and you fashion them into weapons. Behold your Children of Time transformed into murderers.

Story: Paradox
Author: Dave7
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: Spoilers for 'Last of the Time Lords.'
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Rose implied.
Warnings: None

It's Dark Doctor! - sorta.
Again, this fic reminds me of the personality characteristics we saw in The Waters of Mars. Specifically the quote "There's nobody left to tell him it's wrong."

This takes place after The Last Of The Time Lords. The Doctor is clearly damaged by what happened with The Master, and there is no one there, to quote Donna, to stop him.

In this, he uses the Masters technology to go and change something that happened in his past. He takes Rose from himself.

I think this shows what could have happened had Donna not shown up. The Doctor would have fallen into insanity a lot sooner then he did. Dave7 really does a good job showcasing the thought patterns that bring The Doctor to this point. You can see very vividly how he changes from the Timelord we all love, to someone who will bed the rules of time to his own advantages.

It's really scary, when you think about it. Just another perspective on The Doctors thoughts. There is a part two as well which is actually Ten/Rose, which you can find on Teaspoon.
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Story: Simple Gifts
Author: JessaLRynn
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: The Doctor knows what he is and what he did, what he always does. He has come to a decision, but when he stops to talk after Journey's End, a new Journey, to see the path behind him, begins.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, Other Character(s), Tegan Jovanka, The Doctor (10th), UNIT
Warnings: None

Okay, no more mistakes on my part. I'm going to check and double check the fics that have been previously recced!
And... I'm going to do two recs today to make up for yesterday's repeat

Recced because:
It just seems so appropriate after the latest special. It takes place after Journey's End, and deals with Darvo's famous words.

Davros: The man who abhors violence. Never carrying a gun. But this is the truth, Doctor. You take ordinary people and you fashion them into weapons. Behold your Children of Time transformed into murderers.

The Doctor has decided to not take on anymore companions and he's just lost Rose and Donna. Alone and heartbroken, he goes to the one man who he knows he can trust - The Brigader.

This story takes us on a soul searching journey through the Doctor's old companions. As he visits them, he learns things about them, about himself, and what it really means to have a hand to hold.

Although I loved Waters of Mars, I really like this alternative. I especially like how it draws on the past to really flesh out the characters in the future.

I'm a big fan of all of Jessa L'Rynns stuff. She knows A LOT about Doctor Who mythology, right down to the minute details of Old Who. It makes for some stunning plots that are a lot of fun to read, because they are all possible!
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Story: Today's Not Over Yet
Author:Camilla Sandman
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: Tomorrow, the world is ending, and today, he is happy. [Eighth Doctor with special guest stars.]
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor (with brief cameo by kiddie Rose)
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's beautiful.
Essentially, it's a 'What Would You Do If You Had One Day To Live' fic, but gives it a Time Lord twist.
If you had all time and space at your disposal, what would you do on your last day of freedom? The Eighth Doctor travels and sees all the beautiful things that earth has to offer throughout history in the span of a single day that lasts centuries.
Really, really stunning. Misscams stuff is always beautiful, and philosophical I think.
Honestly, I thing we could all use something a little cheerful after yesterday's special!
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Hello! I'm EdgeofWorld and I will be reccing this week! I read quite a few different types of Doctor Who fics, but my favorites are Rose/Doctor pairings.
Don't worry - I won't fixate on those. I will show you all of my favorites; specifically the one's that have kept me sane living in Japan this year.
I'll apologize in advance if I rec anyone who has been recced before, I've gone pretty far back in the community to check, but there are a lot of posts in here.

Story: A Thorn in The Drum
Author: Humansrsuperior
Rating: R
Warning: Non-Consent
Author's Summary: Rose has been sent an invitation to Harold Saxon's campaign promotional dinner party. Little does she or the Doctor know that this is the first stage of an old enemy's twisted plan. Characters/Pairings: Rose/10th Doctor
Warnings: Implied torture; Rose goes through a lot.

Recced because: Take one Bad Wolfish Rose, one 10th Doctor at his most doctorish; add one nefarious time lord called the Master, mix well and let sit for one year that never was.
I am a sucker for Bad Wolfish Rose, especially when it involves saving the Doctor. This piece delievers beautifully. I adore all of Humansrsuperior's stuff, but this piece is one of her best.
It asks the question what if; what if Rose never got sucked into the parallel universe. What if she who met the Master, and not Martha at all?
What I really like about this piece is the plot. It's not all a fluffy romp in the world of No Doomsday rainbows. It has darkness, angst, and a serious dose of adventure. The first few chapters take place before season three, and then it jumps to after they've reunited with Jack.
Since it is Rose who is present and not Martha, it adds a whole new level to the Masters twisted plan. He has a new way to hurt the Doctor, and he exploits that horribly. No one denies that The Doctor cared for Martha, but he loved Rose - and The Master takes glee in abusing that connection.

Her details are wonderful. She describes the muscular and emotional changes in the characters vividly. Your own body will twinge in sympathy when one of the characters get hurt. Not to mention the sheer twistedness that is usually associated with The Master. Oh, and she throws in a good dose of UST for good measure.
This story has the best descriptions I've read in any form of literature, hands down! Read it and you won't be disappointed.


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