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Sorry I'm late. I was away this weekend and got home far later than expected. However, it's still Sunday in some parts of the world, so I'm squeezing in rec #7. I hope you've found something to enjoy in the recs this week. It's certainly been fun compiling them! Here, then, is rec #7:

Story (Series, in this case): Adventures of a Line-Hopper (crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Author: secooper87
Rating: Teen overall, though several stories are rated All Ages
Word Count: 263,876 and counting
Author's Summary: The Doctor met Buffy in an alternate timeline, one from before the War, in which Daleks invaded the gym at Hemery High School instead of vampires. Now Buffy and the Doctor must learn about this new reality.
Characters/Pairings: Doctor/Buffy-ish and yet basically gen with canon pairings, mostly 10th & 11th Doctor with references to 8th & 9th, Martha, Donna, River, Amy, Rory, and Buffy and the Scooby gang.
Warnings: None

Recced because: One of the best things a crossover can do is give new insights into familiar characters as they interact with characters and settings that are canonically unfamiliar to them. This series does that well, as Buffy and the Scoobies interpret the Doctor in various incarnations through their own filters and vice versa. Also, the Doctor and Buffy's relationship is nearly as timey-wimey as the Doctor's relationship with River, not to mention the two intersect.

Long series gets a long teaser. )
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Story: Three Kids and a Baby
Author: Danse Macabre
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5878
Author's Summary: Previously titled 'Playtime'. An accident in the hub leaves Ianto and Rhys trying to work together to fix the situation and keep the rest of the team under control. Set series 2, after 'Meat'.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Owen Harper, Rhys Williams, Toshiko Sato, canon pairings
Warnings: Language, Fluff

Recced because: Yes, it's another regression!fic, this time in the Torchwood Hub with bonus Ianto-Rhys interaction. (If you liked the audiobook Ghost Train, you'll almost certainly enjoy this, even though it's set much earlier and they don't know each other that well yet.) There is much cuteness with a side of character insight from the extrapolation of what the team might have been like as youngsters.

Teaser )
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Story: Noodley Appendage
Author: Nancy Brown
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2751
Author's Summary: When Captain Jack Harkness gets someone a special surprise for their birthday, it will almost certainly wind up involving sex with tentacled aliens. Because, Jack. (Part of the Rabbit Hole AU.)
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Ianto/Lisa/OC
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: Really, the only thing better than Jack/Ianto/Lisa is Jack/Ianto/Lisa/tentacled alien. And, as well done PWP tends to do, it manages not to be strictly porn, giving some insights into how the main triad have grown together. While it is part of her Rabbit Hole AU, it reads fine alone, I think, as the dynamics of the established triad are stated or implied pretty thoroughly at the beginning.

Teaser )
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Story: Daddy's Girl
Author: betawho
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1196
Author's Summary: Somebody makes Mels cry and little Rory goes and sorts them out.
Characters/Pairings: Mels, Rory
Warnings: None

Recced because: While we got a glimpse of Mels growing up alongside her parents, there are just so very many possibilities to explore during those years. This story very concisely draws out a number of things that will only make sense to Rory later and that mean the world to Mels at the time. It's heartwarming and sweet, and it ends just perfectly.

Teaser )
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Story: Five Stages of Grief
Author: Vilinye
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1510
Author's Summary: Just because he's not human doesn't mean he doesn't grieve. Time may heal wounds, but even time travallers can't escape loss. Eleven reacts to the death of Sarah Jane Smith.
Characters/Pairings: 11th Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Luke Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Sky
Warnings: Character Death

Recced because: This one's a bit of a change of pace. As we saw in “The Wedding of River Song,” the Doctor does not take it well when he learns he's missed his chance to visit a companion one last time. What we haven't seen in canon is how he reacts to Sarah Jane's death, and this story fills that gap. I'd advise having tissues handy.

Excerpt )
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Story: The Pitter-Patter of Tiny Converse
Author: XxTARDISGirlxX
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 83,880
Author's Summary: ‘Right, Rose,’ said the Doctor quickly, ‘from what I can gather, in around five seconds time, I’m gonna be about two feet high, with a snotty nose and a squeaky, whining voice. Don’t panic, just make sure you pick me up and run, alright?’ ~ The Doctor is turned into a two year old. As we've all come to expect, mayhem ensues!
Characters/Pairings: 10th Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: Language

Recced because: I have to admit that I have a bit of a soft spot for regression!fics. And the Doctor really is spectacularly good at getting himself into ridiculous situations in any case, which apparently increases exponentially when he's suddenly a toddler. This is a fic I turn to on days when I really just need something that's going to make me laugh so hard I forget whatever was bothering me.

Teaser )
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Story: Blocking Your Own Shot
Author: Arnica
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 84,540
Author's Summary: Eighteen days into his suspension, Ianto tries to start putting things back together by tearing them all down first.
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Ianto/OC, Jack/Ianto/OC
Warnings: Explicit sex, language

Recced because: There are at least dozens if not hundreds of “What Ianto did during his post-Cyberwoman suspension” fics out there. This is one of the best I've read. It delves into just how seriously messed up Ianto is, and more than that, what it takes to piece him back together. The OC, Cheyenne, is gritty and flawed and mirrors many of Ianto's dysfunctions through a different lens in really interesting ways. It's not, however, a strictly character piece (though I would call it highly character-driven), and while parts are extremely steamy, it's not PWP. It's also got a solid action/adventure plot that sort of sneaks up on the reader, as it sneaks up on Ianto.

Teaser )


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