May 11th, 2008

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Rec: Tender Moments that Don't Last by cherryfeather

Story: Tender Moments that Don't Last
Author: cherryfeather
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 793
Author's summary: Missing moment from 4x05, "The Poison Sky," just after the Doctor's return via teleport. Donna just...needs a minute.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: none

Recced because: Sometimes you come across a missing scene that makes you say 'yes, that happened'. This is one of those stories. After the Doctor comes back from his suicidal run against the Sontarans, Donna needs a moment to process everything that happens and to give him a good talking to for leaving her behind. This story also contains the only sort of romance I can ever see between the Doctor and Donna. It's got the right mix of humour and caring that make it hit just that 'right spot'.

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TARDIS

rec: memories and mesmers

This week has been incredibly fun for me, so I figured I should end it with a rec for a story that is made of fun.

Story: Memories and Mesmers
Author: Paranoid Seat
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 7507
Author's Summary: She's a sceptical scientist missing some memories. She's a street-smart Time Lady who's rather good at cards. They fight... pirates.
Characters/Pairings: Romana II/Liz Shaw
Warnings: nope.

Recced because: I originally read this story on LJ and was so psyched when I saw that the author had posted it on teaspoon. Like I said, this piece is just straight up fun. I never would have considered Romana/Liz, but purple_bug makes it work brilliantly. The voices are spot-on, and the joy is absolutely infectious. It's a raucous good time and it's fabulous how much Romana and Liz clearly enjoy both each other and the adventures they get into. Reading this the first time had me grinning from ear to ear and it just gets better with each re-visit.

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Garfield/Jack

Rec: House Guest

Story: House Guest
Author: Gary Merchant
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4141
Author's summary: Liz Shaw persuades the Doctor to go house hunting, with unexpected consequences.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor, Liz, Brigadier
Warnings: none

Recced because: Short adventure stories with accurate characterization aren't terribly common and neither is Third Doctor-era fic in general, with barely 200 stories currently posted at Teaspoon. So this one stood out to me. It's a nice little piece centering on the Third Doctor and Liz. Believing the Doctor needs to set down more roots on Earth, Liz convinces him to buy a house that turns out be somewhat other than normal; an enjoyable mystery ensues.

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