October 24th, 2008

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rec: rebuilding

(Um, sorry about the lack of recs this week. Life rather intervened, best laid plans of mice and men. Anyway, on with the show!)

Story: Rebuilding
Author: Lizbee
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 937
Author's Summary: Following the Dalek invasion of Gallifrey, Braxiatel pays a visit to Romana.
Characters/Pairings: Romana II, Braxiatel.
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I find that this fic encapsulates a lot of my ideas about Romana as President as well as the creepy (but awesome) of Braxiatel and Romana's relationship with same, it sticks in my mind and is really pretty much canon for me. A must if you're a fan of Romana, especially in the BF audio spin-offs.
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rec: last breath before the fall

Story: Last Breath Before The Fall
Author: Rivendellrose
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3003
Author's Summary: The night before she declares war on the Daleks, President Romana calls the Doctor home for counsel and companionship.
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor, Romana II.
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I have to admit, I just had to rec this and 'Rebuilding' as a pair because they're inextricably linked in my mind. Both deal with where 'The Apocalypse Element' left Romana, but in such different ways and both are really lovely fics for it. This one's a rather gorgeous Eight/Romana, it fudges canon a bit to do it but the results are rather more than worth the fudge. I love putting these two side by side and seeing what Brax and the Doctor make of Romana in this situation.