May 17th, 2008

rec: cheating time

Story: Cheating Time
Author: Gillian Taylor (dark_aegis @ LJ) and wmr (wendymr @ LJ)
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 36,414
Author's Summary: He's saved the universe over and over again. He's lost everything, including his own race. Doesn't the universe owe him something in return?
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler/Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: Ten attempts to get Rose back by taking her from himself pre-"Doomsday." Needless to say, this will all end in tears. Gillian Taylor and wmr create a fascinating, believable alternate reality dealing with the aftermath of Ten's decision--and their ultimate solution for rewriting the timeline *and* solving both the "Doomsday" dilemma and the problems caused by Ten's selfish mistake is jaw-droppingly brilliant.
falling slowly

Rec: But I Hope

Story: But I Hope
Author:  Meredith or ameretrifle on LJ
Rating:  All Ages
Word Count:  2,280
Author’s summary: Jackie makes mistakes, and learns. "You deserve the world, Jackie Tyler. And you've raised a daughter who won't settle for anything less."
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler, Rose Tyler, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor
Warnings:  None.

Recommended because: This story is a brilliant examination of Jackie Tyler.   She is imperfect.  She falls for the wrong man, settles on the not so wrong but not right either man, doesn’t ask the right questions of Jimmy Stone. Nevertheless, she’s always trying for the best for Rose if not herself. The Tyler spunk is on full display.    Jackie might not have seen the stars in the TARDIS the way her daughter did, but the Doctor sent her on an emotional journey too.  “But I Hope” is moving, insightful, and just a touch funny.  

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But no, it was a crotchety alien with a time machine. Figured.