May 14th, 2008

rec: the top 5

Story: The Top 5
Author: funmonkey
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2,591
Author's Summary:The Doctor and Captain Jack Harkness, in a dive at the arse-end of the galaxy, sink ever deeper into their drinking trousers...
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Doctor and Jack get drunk at a dive located at the end of the universe. That's pretty much the plot of this fic. With Jack being, well, Jack, the conversation inevitably turns to sex, eventually leading to the fact that the Doctor has a Top Five List of humans he would sleep with--that is, if he ever condescended to shag a human, of course. *cough*

I was giggling throughout this fic, but #4 on the list made me howl.

Rec: Back to Where You Once Belonged

 Story:  Back to Where You Once Belonged
Author:  sensiblecat
Rating:  All Ages
Word Count:  3,408
Author’s summary: It wasn’t 1913 that changed everything between them; it was 1969. Funny, that.
Characters/Pairings:  Tenth Doctor, Martha
Warnings:  None

Recommended because: I’m fascinated by the Doctor and Martha’s time in 1969 (what did the last of the Time Lords do with himself all day with no TARDIS?), and I like to believe that the version in this story is exactly what happened.  They have no money, it’s hot as hell, and there’s nothing to distract them from the problems of their relationship post HN/FoB. They're both out of their comfort zones.  The Doctor and Martha have to actually talk to each other.  The story does a wonderful job of probing the less pleasant aspects of their relationship and moving towards something healthier.  The author has a great feel for the characters’ voices and motivations. Thoughtful description evokes the grunginess of their life so well you can practically smell the sweat.

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