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Story: Crossed Paths
Author: severa
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3017
Author's Summary: The Doctor is stranded on a desolate planet and must rely on the help of his old nemeses. The Doctor isn't pleased with himself and this little paradox he created, but the Master is just enjoying the view (of this new Doctor that is). Five/Master is inferred. Okay, so the Master is just rather sketchy and in a flirtacious mood.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (8th), The Master (Ainley)
Warnings: none

Recced because: I love stories which throw together Doctors and Masters from differing timelines, and these two are a fun combination. Ainley!Master struggles to maintain his cool exterior despite his immediate infatuation with the startlingly pretty, endearingly exuberant Eight. Though quietly humourous in tone, the story also deals beautifully with the past and future bitterness and tragedy of these best of enemies.

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Story: Don't Leave Me Hanging
Author: Sub Rosa
Rating: none given
Word Count: 1751
Author's Summary: Turlough was a bit naughty, and Jamie did not appreciate it.
Characters/Pairings: Five/Turlough, mentions of Two/Jamie
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's sweet, funny, and hot, and an affectionate tribute to two favourite eras and pairings. Though Jamie doesn't actually appear, his love and fierce loyalty for his Doctor is strongly felt. Turlough, drawn in all his snarky, weasely glory, winds up in bondage (yay!), but does get a happy ending. As does Five. And the reader.

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Story: Pendulum
Author: Ponderous
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2440
Author's Summary: He may travel in a police box, keeping order, or what passes for it in these timeless times. But inside his own mind, order is exactly what he’s out of.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm). Lightly shippy across the board for everyone, and hence a little unclassifiable.
Warnings: none

Recced because: Poetic and haunting, this is an incisive character study of the Doctor and the lies he tells himself (and others) in order to survive his desperate loneliness. This is the Doctor laid bare, needy, imperfect, even unintentionally cruel, yet still a sympathetic, brilliant character.

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Story: Flowers on Fire
Author: etherati
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2627
Author's Summary: They burn, in the darkness and the light, circling round each other like binary stars just on the edge of nova. They both burn, but they do not burn the same. Theta, Koschei, and their successors.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (1st), The Master (Delgado), The Master (Simm)
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's beautifully written, with an obvious affection for the Doctor and the Master and their long, twisted, ultimately tragic relationship. The language is economical, perfect, and lyrical. The story focuses on their youth, but touches upon their ensuing significant encounters, painting a poignant, painful picture of two powerful beings who could neither embrace nor escape each other.

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