June 9th, 2008

bent my head

rec: the death of me | toy box

Story: The Death of Me
Author: serenity_jane
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3219
Author's Summary: Fifty years after his own time, John Ellis took his own life. Not alone, though, because Jack knew there were many ways to go, and dying alone was worse than dying with company. Ianto, however, doesn't see it that way.
Characters/Pairings: Ianto Jones/Jack Harkness
Warnings: Swearing - Angst, Drama

Recced because: My second rec in this post is pure crack, so I'm hedging my bets with a neat little piece of Jack/Ianto angst. I always found the scene where Jack stays with John Ellis while he takes his own life to be strangely disturbing and reassuring at the same time. Serenity_jane's take on Ianto's impression of things is dark and bitter and very Ianto.

Story: Toy Box
Author: wish wielder
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2271
Author's Summary: As reunions go, this was a bit…well, ridiculous. Not that anyone was asking him, of course…
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: I haven't yet posted anything that could be classed as pure crack ... and this one certainly can! Of all the fandoms I've read fic from, DW is uniquely formed for brilliant crackfic. This is a fine example of a common theme (post Doomsday reunion) which from the very first sentence has an enjoyable air of the ridiculous about it. Bits of it could have been tighter, but I stumbled upon this today when I was visiting for the links to the last few fics I'm reccing ... and it was the check-out aisle impulse buy of my week in the calufrax spotlight. Enjoy.
AoS Coulson+Skye OTP

Colours - Padawanpooh

This week I intend to share the Martha love and the Donna love about equally. Some fics will be short, one is very long.

Enjoy !

Story: Colours
Author: Padawanpooh
Rating: PG-13 for parts 1 - 5, R for part 6
Word Count: 1715
Author's Summary: Six interlinked ficlets for the LJ Lifeonmartha drabbles challenge inspired by the colours of the rainbow (excluding indigo!)
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones, The TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: I adore padawanpooh's writing, and in this series of ficlets, she portrays a Ten and Martha who are strong and loving and good for each other, even before they take their relationship to the next stage.

Shouting directions to her hastily assembled medic team Martha, already covered in bright blood, was trying to hopelessly restart yet another heart when a cool hand fell on her shoulder.

It was the Doctor: her Doctor.

Martha closed her eyes, suddenly relaxing under his soothing touch, and she let her tears finally fall.

"Oh Martha," he said, voice soft and full of sadness, "sometimes we don't win: sometimes we have to let go. Sometimes, we have to let people find their own destiny."
Sumerian - en

Rec: But We'll Always Have Paris

Greetings! I'll be your other reccer for this week. My aim is variety - I've tried not to repeat characters and to recommend mostly unrecced authors. Let's see if I can please them all...

Story: But We'll Always Have Paris
Author: hhertzof
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2,465
Author's Summary: Life after the Doctor, life after the Time War.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane/Romana
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is, you know, one of those stories where you're genuinely surprised no one's recced it before. No groundbreaking concept, perhaps - fob watch, all that - but written with such passionate love for the characters and their experiences. The story dares not to offer a single easy solution at any turn, but keeps afloat above the melodrama into solid emotional truth. And for some mind-boggling reason it has no reviews at all. Go forth, you lot, remedy this oversight!