August 12th, 2008

nine timelord

Rec: Perpetual Motion by Meredith

Story:  Perpetual Motion
Author:  Meredith
Rating:  All Ages
Word Count:  5,408
Author's Summary:  Nine, running. "After he dies, he finds himself back in his TARDIS control room. This doesn't entirely surprise him. After all, it is some sort of afterlife, and he can't think of anywhere else that looks remotely like heaven."
Characters/Pairings:  Ninth Doctor, the TARDIS.
Warnings: None.

Recced because:  This is my personal canon for what happened to the Doctor between the Time War and meeting Rose.  It's clever, powerful, unexpectedly funny here and there, and heartrending.  Meredith nails Nine's character, particularly during an encounter with an alien at a concert that is so quintessentially Doctor.  We get to see the TARDIS being more upfront than usual at looking after her Time Lord. Your heart will break for Nine all over again, but right at the end the story puts the first few pieces back together.

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REC: Burning Ground

Story: Burning Ground
Author: Bagheera
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2389
Author's summary: The Doctor and the Master play gods in Vedic India.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor/Delgado!Master, Fourth Doctor/Delgado!Master, Fifth Doctor
Warnings: Goes AU somewhere near the end of the Third Doctor's tenure.

Recced because: It's good. It's very, very good. Which is probably damning with faint praise, but I've been staring at the computer screen for the past half-hour trying to figure out how to describe why I love this fic so much and that's really all it boils down to: it's very, very good. There's a relentless dream-like logic to Bagheera's prose and her alternate Fourth and Fifth Doctors are so very familiar despite the fantastic setting we find them in. It's perhaps my favorite Doctor/Master fic of all and I'm so very glad she wrote it.