Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1,211
Author's Summary: Once, when she was sixteen, she caught a piece of a falling star in her hands.
Characters/Pairings: Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Jack Harkness
Recced Because: "Catch a Falling Star" is a rare find: a quality Mickey fic that's not primarily a comedy. (It does have some funny moments, particularly some bits with Martha and Jack, but they’re not the focus.) These three short scenes featuring Mickey at different times say a great deal not only about Mickey but also about home, love, loss, and dreaming. The author has a great grasp of all of the characters’ voices and their changes through time. This story is subtle, wise, and beautiful. Read it.
"I think it's an airplane," she says at last, and her hands settle at her sides. She sounds disappointed, and he almost promises the moon and stars to her again before his mind stumbles groggily back to the sight of Jimmy's hands on her shoulders, possessive, demanding. Mickey had come with a couple of mates, to hear Jimmy's band and to get a bit plastered.
He'd stayed to make sure she got home all right.
"That's no airplane," he says, and she giggles at his solemnity. "No, I'm serious! It's a spaceship or something."