May 1st, 2008

10 & Astrid - Footsies
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Rec: Heritage by np_complete

Story: Heritage
Author: np_complete
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 31836
Author's Summary: Half Time Lord, all human. In the future, one extraordinary man lives an almost entirely unremarkable life. (Almost.)
Characters/Pairings: Other Character(s), Jackie Tyler, off-screen Rose/Doctor
Warnings: Explicit scenes in later chapters.

Recced because: This is a lovely series, with compelling and surprisingly normal leads.  In Heritage, Rose Tyler’s son navigates the alternate world, meets the wonderful Penny, and has the Earth-bound adventure that the Doctor never could.  Heritage is a leisurely and wonderful read, which more than overcomes the concerns usually applicable to stories with original characters. Together with the nuanced original characters, the author writes an affectionate and very funny Jackie.  
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Rec: Heroic Hearts, by Persiflage

Story: Heroic Hearts
Author: Persiflage
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 11,476
Author's Summary: On her wedding day, Martha Jones finds there's more to her fiancé than she had realised.
Characters/Pairings: Martha, Ten, other characters
Warnings: none

Recced because:
And now for something completely different: pure wish-fulfillment. Done well, as it is here, this genre tells a story that would never be told onscreen, and yet it’s exactly the story we long to hear. The wonderful thing about this fic is that the author has found a way to give us a happily ever after that doesn’t utterly violate the characterizations we’ve seen onscreen, but is still romantic, sweet, and satisfying. She does it through some creative timey-wimey stuff  – and then brings us back to the “current” generation for closure.