February 20th, 2009

Purple Star

rec: Five Things Owen Harper Remembers and One Thing He'll Never Forget, by scarlettgirl

Story: Five Things Owen Harper Remembers and One Thing He'll Never Forget
Author: scarlettgirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 611
Author's Summary: "Memories are like acid and some deserve to burn."
Characters/Pairings: Owen Harper
Warnings: Season 1 of Torchwood, swearing, angst, and if you're squicked by the thought of needles, you might want to look away from Chapter 2.

Recced because: We all have our favorite characters and our less-than-favorite characters. To be honest, Owen Harper has never been a favorite of mine. However, I think it's a sign of truly great writing when an author can take a less-than-favorite character and make you feel for them. Each of the six drabbles in this series draws you in, makes you see the world from Owen's perspective, and is like a punch to the gut. Scarlettgirl's masterful use of the drabble format and deftness for writing Owen makes this a piece not to be missed.
four/romana

rec: a dream is a wish your heart makes

Story: A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Author: jjpor
Rating: Teen, I suppose.
Word Count: 3075
Author's Summary: They say be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. How much worse must it be to get it and then lose it?
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Romana II, Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness.
Warnings: Angst.

Recced because: It's Nine/Romana, which is awesome by default. Seriously, though, it's a bittersweet 'what if' account of the Doctor and Romana trying making a life for themselves in the ruins of the war, only having each other to cling to. Or is it? Can be read as a part of jjpor's War in Heaven series or by itself.