October 28th, 2008

DW blue TARDIS

Rec: Gelignite

Story: Gelignite
Author: atraphoenix
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,251
Author's Summary: She blew up the university halfway through Martha’s first week.
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Martha
Warnings: None

Recced because: If there's an obscure pairing I'm weak for, it's Ace/Martha, and this story paints a bittersweet picture of what happens when the two women meet for the first time. Martha, just starting out at university, isn't quite sure of her place in the world, while streetwise Ace teaches her there's more to life than her studies. With Ace just marking time until the Doctor returns, her relationship with Martha can't possibly last, but Martha takes away memories – and explosives – that change her life.

Ashes of Gallifrey ; Dust of Eden

Story: Ashes of Gallifrey ; Dust of Eden
Author: Metz
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 17488
Author's Summary: The Doctor is injured and stranded on a planet that's been ravaged by a race with an unknown purpose. Working with the woman who found him to solve the mystery and save the planet, the Doctor comes to believe they're also fighting an old friend.
Characters/Pairings: Original Companion, Other Character(s), The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because:

The Time War caused the whole universe to convulse, and this is one of the best fics I’ve read that deals with the ramifications of that sentence.

This is a Tenth Doctor story told in first person from the POV of an original character, and I know that might turn some people off (which is another reason I’m reccing this; because I want it to get the love it so justly deserves). I absolutely urge people to give this story a chance – it may just astound you. The descriptions, the characterisations, and the plot are all top notch and so gritty-real it hurts sometimes. Also, there’s a cameo from a past companion, but I won’t give up the game on who it is. It’s very clever though, and just a little bit heartbreaking. Which is a good description of the story as a whole actually.

Enjoy!