June 30th, 2008

doctor who - five/nyssa - black orchid

rec: object impermanence

Story: Object Impermanence
Author: Ponygirl
Rating: None given
Author's summary: Nothing lasts forever. A coda to Big Finish #91: Circular Time - Autumn, by Paul Cornell.
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Nyssa
Warnings: None given and having just re-read it I can't think of any offhand.
Word Count: 2,256

Recced because: There isn't enough good Nyssa fic in the world (unless it's all hiding from me) and this is possibly my very favourite. Please don't be put off by the fact it's tied to one of her audios, I do think it can stand on its own. Ponygirl, whether intentionally or not, has managed to put all the major points of the audio into the fic so I think it's quite easy to follow. And obviously, if you've heard Circular Time and enjoyed it, this fic is a must. It continues on from part 3 of that audio in being a lovely look at Nyssa and her grief for her whole people and planet, something the show doesn't really go into at all. Five and Nyssa are absolutely spot on in it and given the new series, the irony of the Doctor comforting someone else on the loss of their entire planet probably isn't lost on anyone.
got | robb & jon | falling from high

Rec: Happiness and Satisfaction

Story: Happiness and Satisfaction
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Rating: All ages
Word count: 1633
Author's summary: 'Martha, I'm from another universe, would you like to go for a drink?'
Characters/pairings: Rose/Martha, Jackie Tyler, Romana II
Warnings: None

Recced because: Well, I'm slightly biased as this was written for me as part of the ficathon on rose_lives, but meh, it's wondeful and deserves to be recced. Netgirl_y2k manages to get Rose's voice just perfect and there's not a lot of authors who can do that, in my opinion. In fact, there's a wonderful exchange between Jackie and Rose in the beginning which I can visualise so perfectly. It also shows both Rose and Martha saving the universe and being generally rather awesome as well as dealing with the sometimes awkward first stages of a relationship. I am rather in love with this ship, so even if they don't ever meet, I'm happy because I'll have fics like this to read.