June 24th, 2008

Tea

Rec: 'A Thousand Languages' by MadLori

Story: A Thousand Languages
Author: Mad Lori
Rating: All ages
Author's summary: Rose thought she knew how it would be when it happened, but things are rarely as we imagine them.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Rose. Ten/Rose
Warnings: None
Word Count: 3301

Recced because: Moving on from yesterdays longish fic, I chose a shorter, more contemplative one for today - since after all, it is Tuesday, and from my experience not many people like Tuesdays. I know I don't. But anyway - this fic is a gem. It is the definition of Ten and Rose, crystallized in just over 3000 words. It is so plausible, you could see it happening. This fic follows the Doctor and Rose through a series of snapshots in their relationship - important times, and all of them beautiful written. There's the customary dose of angst in the middle, but without revealing too much it does show just how much that hapless two love each other in a bittersweet kind of way.
And the last line - well, it just sums everything up really, doesn't it.
As with yesterday, a must for any Ten/Rose shippers out there. And yes, I promise I'll rec something that isn't Ten/Rose sometime this week. Really, I will. ^^
Enjoy!
the oncoming storm, ka faraq gatri, seven is my doctor

REC: A World, Burning

Story: A World, Burning
Author: JJPOR
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2725
Author's summary: So, how do you go from playing the spoons and misquoting proverbs to ruthless genocide in the course of one inter-season hiatus? By deciding to do unto others as they would do unto you, and deciding to do it first.
Characters/Pairings: Seventh Doctor, Ace, Ninth Doctor
Warnings: tissues may be needed

Recced because: I won't lie to you, this story hurts me to read. It's a good hurt, though, and it's so very well-written that I keep coming back to it no matter how hollow it makes my stomach feel. The way it explains the evolution of the Seventh Doctor from the clown of his earlier, sillier days to the Machiavellian schemer of his later, darker serials seems true somehow to me. I'm not sure how to explain it, except that this fic just fits in canon for me, slotted in as perfectly as if it were a saner part of the Cartmel Master Plan. The initial conceit of the Seventh Doctor accidentally running into his newly regenerated future self on an alien planet is eerily plausible and JJPOR's character voices are spot-on. I'm so very, very glad I stumbled on this fic.