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REC: Light Bending Backwards

These are the recommendations of the Calufrax reccer Biichan. My week-long mission is to explore strange new genres, to seek out new authors and new pairings, and to boldly rec where I have not recced before.

Story: Light Bending Backwards
Author: Spastic_visions
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2070
Author's summary: The Doctor infiltrates the Time Agency. Jack suffers the consequences.
Characters/Pairings: Thirteenth Doctor, Jack Harkness, Twelfth Doctor, Rose, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: This story may mess with your head just a wee tiny bit.

Recced because: So the Thirteenth Doctor wakes up in a Time Agency cell and realizes he's regenerated into Jack Harkness. What follows is an original and compelling non-linear mindf-ck—and I say mindf-ck in the most complementary way possible. Spastic_vision's story takes a initial premise that some might call completely and utterly insane and follows it through with relentless logic to the very end. The twist in the final paragraph comes almost completely from left field, yet it's been foreshadowed all along. It's one of my favorite fics ever and I was very gratified to finally find where the author had posted it to Teaspoon.

Let’s get one thing straight:

Jack is not the Face of Boe.

But he’s got the Doctor fooled for pretty much the entirety of his tenth incarnation. In fact, the next time the Doctor sees the Face of Boe (which, is incidentally nearly two years after witnessing his supposed death), the Doctor sidles up to him and says, “Jack Harkness.”

This, believe it or not, is considered an insult on some of the more sexually repressed planets and it takes the Doctor, some psychic paper, six bananas and roughly twenty minutes of non-stop talking to explain that little misunderstanding.

The Face of Boe finds the entire thing hilarious.
Tags: author: spastic_visions, companion: jack, companion: rose, doctor:10, doctor:future, rating: all ages, reccer: biichan, type: gen

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