November 9th, 2008

Benton FTW!
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Rec: Another Day in UNIT by catelfemma

Story: Another Day in UNIT
Author: catelfemma
Rating: Teen
Author's summary: One by one, the Brigadier's soldiers are being frozen.
Characters/Pairings: Benton/Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Harry Sullivan, Mike Yates
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~2,900 words

Recced because: Cute, clever, and funny, this is a great little slice of life for UNIT, with a bonus of some nicely handled inter-team slash. All the character voices are perfectly done, solving the mystery includes reading through archives, and Benton gets to save the day – and sneak in a kiss or two. This is just sheer good fun.
top hat eccleston

Rec: Survival

Story:  Survival
Author:  honorh
Rating:  Teen
Word Count:  2,275
Author's Summary:  We all do what we have to do to survive. Heroes crossover.
Characters/Pairings:  Rose Tyler/Claude Raines (Heroes)

Recced because:  This is honorh’s Heroes crossover, featuring a coworkers-with-benefits arrangement between a post-Doomsday (no S4) Rose and Claude Raines (if you’re not familiar with Heroes, he’s a man with the power of invisibility played by none other than Christopher Eccleston).  They’re both haunted by the past, although Rose has become totally badass as she copes with the present.  The sarcastic humor that characterized Claude even more than Nine is definitely there.  Honorh melds the fandoms smoothly and nails the characterization.  "Survival" is truthful, entertaining, smart, and rather bitter.  There’s a more hopeful sequel tucked away in one of honorh’s meme collections.  Some familiarity with S1 of Heroes will help when reading this.  If you, like me, pass the time until the Christmas special by watching each week’s Heroes and thinking, “that was OK, but it needed Claude,” check this out.