June 29th, 2008

Tea

'Killer' by Black Alya Wolf

My last rec of the week - thanks for putting up for me for seven whole days, and I hope you enjoyed some of the fics I and the other reccers picked up for you.

Thanks to my fellow reccers, and good luck to the next set!

Story: Killer
Author: Black Alya Wolf
Rating: All ages
Author's summary: What if he had chosen to be a killer? The universe's very own assassin, the Doctor, sacrificing one tiny little planet for billions of others. And then Bad Wolf came, a mere second later. The coward's gone, and now all that stands is the Oncoming Storm. Set during Parting of the Ways.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Ninth Doctor, The Tenth Doctor, Jack Harkness, the TARDIS
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 5391

Recced because: Thought I'd go out with a bang - the works; an AUish Parting of the Ways, where the Doctor did set off the Delta Wave. Wonderful descriptions, and much in need of a sequel, that's for sure!
A must-read for any fan of the Bad Wolf arc, and any of those who think the TARDIS is most definitely much more than a simple blue box. This fic proves that one beyond doubt.
one is a crazy old dude, sore wa himitsu desu, doctor who is very silly sometimes

REC: Ten First Times

Story: Ten First Times
Author: Alienist
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1010
Author's summary: The rebel becomes the activist. The activist becomes the recluse. The recluse becomes the renegade.
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor/Susan's Grandmother, Susan's Mother, Susan
Warnings: There's the potentially confusing factor of two characters sharing the same name (though it's easily figured out by context.)

Recced because: We don't really know much about the Doctor's life before he stole the TARDIS from Gallifrey. Oh, canon itself gives us the odd off-hand remark about the Doctors youth--the daisiest daisy and Roentgen blocks, such things are theories made of--but there's really not all that much that's concrete. Really, all we know is that Susan must have had parents once and so the Doctor must have once had a child and that child must have once had a mother (or another father.)

In Ten First Times, Alienist does a credible job of filling in the blanks of the Doctor's first few centuries and the life she creates for him feels very true. The prose is simple, spare, and affecting. By the end it's very easy to understand why the Doctor left.