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Story: Come Back to Me
Author: Vanderslice
Rating: PG-13 for implied sex
Word Count: 38935
Author's Summary: Rose gets a strange visitor who may hold the answers to all she seeks. A romantic Post-Doomsday Reunion fic with some action thrown in for good measure.
Characters/Pairings: 10/Rose, Mickey, OC
Warnings: none

Recced because: Yes, I'm rounding out this week of Fic Recs with a most satisfying Reunion!fic. The kind that make you smile when you reach the end (and go looking for sequels.) This is another one of those stories that I've read multiple times. It contains some of those moments that I love to see in a fic, such as a heartfelt reunion and an appearance from the Oncoming Storm. And really, how far wrong can you go in a story that grants Rose her heart's desire?

A snippet, because I can )
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Story: Out of Joint
Author: HonorH
Rating: PG-13? They talk about sex...
Word Count: 44603
Author's Summary: Crossover with Joss Whedon's Firefly. A mysterious incident in the Time Vortex forces the TARDIS to set down on Serenity. Mal finds a few headaches, the Doctor finds a mystery, and River finds someone who speaks her language.
Characters/Pairings: 9, Rose, Jack, and the Crew of Serenity during the series. (So, all sorts of implied pairings.)
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is the best written Firefly/Doctor Who crossover out there. (Yes, the best in the 'Verse.) HonorH's River is just perfect, and the interactions between River and Nine are pure gold. The characterizations are excellent. Really, I could just sit here and heap praise on this fic all day. But wouldn't you rather pop over and see for yourself? Just think what could happen with our happy trio on the same ship with Mal and Co. And yes, the dinosaurs make an appearance.

River has something to say. )
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Story: The Calm Before the Storm
Author: Kalleah
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 40137
Author's Summary: This is the story of a journey for the Doctor and for Rose, as the Doctor comes to terms with his guilt and her mortality and lets go of guards and walls long built up. This is a story of a yearning for deeper meaning even when the mind rejects its validity. A jealousy of those with a deep faith. Fireplace gnomes and laughter and an idyll in a place of dreams and perfection. And ultimately, of the choices we make, and the price we pay for them, and in the end, their worth.
Characters/Pairings: 10/Rose, OC (the fabulous Jacob)
Warnings: Sex

Recced because: Kalleah's The Calm Before the Storm is an examination of beliefs and their effects on our lives. It is also a beautiful watercolor portrait of an adventure undertaken by Rose and The Doctor that doesn't involve quite so much running for their lives. Before the storm of Doomsday falls upon them, they have this time together with one of The Doctor's unexpected friends. If you enjoy this story as much as I did, there is a whole series to keep you occupied, so don't despair when you reach the end. I'm not going to include an excerpt of this one, because it was too difficult to choose one. (Oh, and a thank you to mkejenkins who first told me about this story.)
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Story: Non-Linear Love Story
Author: rallalon
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 50227
Author's Summary: "Come with me." She's worth it, he thinks. They fit so well together and she already knows how to use a fire extinguisher.
Characters/Pairings: 8/Rose, 9/Rose, 10/Rose
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: Quite simply, it's hot. But that isn't the only reason. Rallalon has managed to create a story that includes 8/Rose, 9/Rose, and 10/Rose in not quite the order that you'd expect. It's a mystery and a romance. It's character study and introspection. It's hot sex and gentle comforting. As the title says, it's a non-linear love story. (And on Teaspoon, you also get to read the out-takes/scenes that might have been.)

a wee snippet of fabulous text )
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Story: The One Adventure He'll Never Have
Author: Aibhinn
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 62906
Author's Summary: In "Doomsday," the Doctor references "the one adventure I'll never have." What if he does have it? Reunion fic.
Characters/Pairings: 10/Rose, Martha, OCs, Jackie, Pete, Jack/Gwen, Team Torchwood, Mickey, Jake
Warnings: Graphic Sex

Recced because: I have a huge weakness for reunion!fic and baby!fic. Wouldn't you know it? This fic is both! Aibhinn does an excellent job with the characters and their interactions. The Martha in this story is a bit AU, as it was written before we knew very much about her, but it's an interesting look at what might have been. My husband told me about this one, and I give him many thanks, as I have come back to re-read this story several times. (And if you like this one, there are a couple of other stories that take place in the same Universe.)

a spot of story )
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Story: Everything I Know About the Earth I Learned from the Sky
Author: Sorrel
Rating: PG-13? (sex is mentioned, but only after the fact)
Word Count: 16399
Author's Summary: "I could take the pendant off, but I could never unlearn what I'd heard. The ultimate curse." Gwen doesn't even have a pendant to take off. She thinks, bitterly, that this is rather unfair.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen/Owen, Gwen/Rhys, Jack, Tosh, Ianto
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic really stuck with me. When I learned that I was going to be reccing fics, I actually went and hunted it down again. It's a Psychic!Gwen story where, in the words of the author, "not everything is puppies and roses." It's set against a backdrop of most of Torchwood series one, but is obviously AU. Sorrel's Gwen is engaging and believable. The conclusion of the story is satisfying, unexpected, and unlike anything I've seen elsewhere. Enjoy!

snippet )
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Story: The Cool Burn of Moonlight
Author: SCAngel
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5980
Author's Summary: For him though, it was so much more than physical. Rose tempted him emotionally, which was much, much more dangerous. The physical attraction was simply the fuse that would light the powder keg.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, Jack
Warnings: Graphic Sex

Recced because: This is one of the first few fics that my husband and I totally agreed upon. It takes place in an AU near future where Rose never left, and Jack is traveling with them again. It is an intensely sensual, atmospheric, and romantic—one might almost say electric—fic. It's only two parts long, so it won't take too much time to read, but you may need to keep a fan handy for when you're done. You'll need it. Anyway, I have a fondness for fics where Jack is used as a means to get the Doctor to see what he needs to, and this certainly fits the bill.

A Snippet )


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May 2017