October 31st, 2008

Harry in a hole

Story: Harry in a hole
Author: vvj5
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4517
Author's Summary: What it says. Harry Sullivan falls down a hole and finds he's not alone.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (4th)

Recced because:

It’s exactly what the title and summary say: Harry, in a hole. The world really does need more Harry. He’s sweet, clumsy, and always ready to help. He’s the original tindog! And this story makes for a stunning showcase of Lt. Harry Sullivan in all his glory.

Also, today/tomorrow is Halloween, and, fitting with that theme, this story is rather quite creepy at points.

DW fire and ice and something

Rec: Solitaire

Story: Solitaire
Author: Bagheera/bagheera_san
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 6,380
Author's Summary: After "The Deadly Assassin," the Doctor stays on Gallifrey to be President. But years later, a mysterious stranger tries to assassinate the Doctor, and the Master may be the only one who knows enough to stop him.
Characters/Pairings: Four, Five/Ainley!Master, Six, Seven, Eight/Ainley!Master
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: This story is creepy, dark, and yet, at times, very funny. The Doctor, growing lazy and complacent as president of Gallifrey, suddenly finds himself reliant on the Master to save his life ... and also finds himself strangely attracted to his old enemy. The love/hate relationship between the two men drives much of this story, though there is still a murder mystery to solve, and I'll leave it to you to read the story and uncover the assassin's identity. (I guessed it about two-thirds of the way through, but that didn't make it any less enjoyable.)

The Boy in the Library

Story: The Boy in the Library
Author: funkyinfishnet
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5116
Author's Summary: Set after 'The Long Game.' After an argument with the Doctor, Rose finds herself led to the TARDIS library and finds someone unexpected there who's hiding from the Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th), Adric

Recced because:

Halloween is a time for ghost stories...

this is a perfect blend of old and new Who. It’s bittersweet, but hopeful, and an awesome insight into the Doctor, the TARDIS, and the many, many fragile companions who have been shaped by their time among the stars. And also, the way they, in turn, have shaped the Doctor. When you’ve finished be sure to check out the beautifully written sequel: The Ghosts that Linger

Also, it’s come to my notice that SOMEHOW there are no references to Adric in the Calufrax character tags. For shame people. For shame.