September 2nd, 2008

Cry for Me

Story: Cry for Me
Author: Mandragora
Rating: None
Word Count:  7063
Author's Summary: Ace faces the price she pays for travelling with the Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: Seven, Ace,
Warnings: Contains illicit drug use, swearing, and non-specific mentions of rape.

Recced because: After a particularly harrowing adventure, Ace leaves. While trying to decide what to do next she goes clubbing with a group of Australia university students. This story is gritty, harsh, completely dysfunctional, and very, very true to Ace and Seven. The characters, canon and OC, are frighteningly real in their dialogue and actions. The… I can’t say enough good things about this story. Read it. Read it now. It might break you a little bit inside, but it’s totally worth it.
 
Sample:
 
Jasmine looked down as she shook crushed ice into a metal container. “Glowing alien martini?”

Ace’s face didn’t move a muscle. Jasmine frowned slightly. “You don’t like martinis?”

“Don’t like aliens. At least, some of them not a million miles away.”

Jasmine made a face. “Are you calling me an alien? Here!” She gave the container a final shake and poured it into a martini glass, adding a slightly off-looking olive from a jar. “Try the alien semen drink.”