August 2nd, 2008

Doctor Who - Ace/Hex OTP

rec: Ad Infinitum

Story: Ad Infinitum
Author: Noldo
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1014
Author's Summary: "She's not sure where she came from, or where she's going. (Post-Time War Romana.)
Characters/Pairings: Romana III
Warnings: none

Recced because: This is the absolute best post-Time-War Romana fic I've read.

Excerpt: She remembers tomorrow when yesterday hasn't happened yet, and, although she doesn't sleep much, she dreams when she does - and in dreams it's all sweepingly disjoint, everything coming together (or coming apart, perhaps) in a huge birdlike swish-throbbing (it's a meaningless phrase, but she likes it, the play of word against word and the way it suggests a sort of breathless fragility, something of a great death not quite written in), and she dreams of burning.

She wakes with the word 'Gallifrey' on her lips.
Doctor Who - Animated Angel

rec: Always Walking Away

Story: Always Walking Away
Author: Amy Wolf
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2808
Author's Summary: "He never thought he'd say that many goodbyes to the same person."
Characters/Pairings: Susan Foreman, Romana I, Romana II, Martha Jones, Ten, Eight, One
Warnings: rather dark

Recced because: First, I should mention that this is complete crack. However, it's also so well-written it's almost plausible, and the ending is rather chilling.

Excerpt: He’s trying to work it out in his head, the order in which it all happened. First for her, not him. He knows how it all played out for him. Knows far too well. Can’t forget the goodbyes. He needs to see it from her end; not what he tried to show her, but what she saw. What she took, not what he wanted to give.

That way, hopefully, he can understand why they’re always saying goodbye. And why she always comes back.
worse than your aunt

Rec: Paradox Loop

Story: Paradox Loop
Author: lizbee
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3544
Author's Summary: He's seen her from childhood, but he doesn't know her name.
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, Romana, Susan
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: This one made my eyes mist over and blew my mind at the same time. It's a nifty temporal paradox, a desperate love story, a look at the Doctor when he was young, and a tidy solution to some interesting continuity puzzles all at the same time.