March 17th, 2009

dr who -- river/ten | whisper

Rec: Tapestry, by Carmen Sandiego

A somewhat early morning post as I have a busy day ahead...

Story: Tapestry
Author: Carmen Sandiego/calapine
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4547
Author's Summary: The Doctor, River Song, the way things go.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/River
Warnings: None

Recced because: Honestly, any story that starts out with a reference to the Ouroboros has immediately got my rapt attention as a Hellenic!geek, but that's just the beginning/ending of this lovely and intricate fic. The love story of the Doctor and River Song is portrayed here as something of a fairy tale -- almost ethereal and otherworldly, lyrical and gorgeous. Like the darkness swiftly creeping into a Grimm tale, though, this tale also has its own darkness interspersed throughout -- the inevitability of Time and, for want of a better word, Fate. Still, despite all that, the strength and beauty of the connection between River and the Doctor shines through and gives them/us hope. I think this is an excellent portrayal of this complex relationship and, I don't say this about many fics, but I can say with assurance that this story is my fanon for Doctor/River.

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rec: I took the one less travelled by, by lurky mclurklurk

Story: I Took The One Less Travelled By
Author: ionlylurkhere / Lurky McLurklurk
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2433
Author's Summary: AU where it's Romana rather than Jack who ends up living through the twentieth century with Torchwood.
Characters/Pairings: Romana/Duggan

Recced because:  This is a lovely fic that rounds up the best Earth-based supporting characters of season 17 -- Duggan from "City of Death", Chris and Clare from "Shada" and turns them into a fairly shambolic alien-fighting team.  Not that it's particularly cracksome, although there are flashes of humour.  The Time War has left Romana trapped on Earth with a broken time ring, and now she's running Torchwood 3 with her little team, and resisting the temptation of the Rift.  It's the perfect set-up, and I'd gladly read a whole series set in this universe.