April 1st, 2009

buffy became the sun

Rec: The Good, the Bad, and the Hovercrafts

Story: The Good, the Bad, and the Hovercrafts
Author: eponymous_rose
Rating: All-Ages
Word Count: 1814
Author's Summary: In which various alien entities get held off at the pass, the Doctor and Romana take up jogging, and K-9, to everyone's horror, tells a joke.
Characters/Pairings: Four, Romana I, K-9
Warnings: K-9 tells a joke.

This is one of those brilliant, funny stories that reads just like one of the classic episodes. From the banter ("Rather clever bits and bobs?" Romana echoed, and narrowed her eyes. "You just dropped the sonic screwdriver in the works, didn't you?"), to the angry aliens of the week, to Romana's choice in footwear- it all scans perfectly.

Young Men Among Roses

Story: Young Men Among Roses
Author: KindKit
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1006
Author's Summary: Jack Harkness, shell-shocked and amnesiac, is sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital in the summer of 1918. There he meets John Smith, a fellow soldier.
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Eight
Warnings: some not particularly graphic sex

Recced because:

Originally I was going to rec another one of Kindkit’s stories, but then while I was browsing through his/her archived works I discovered this gem and was utterly captivated. It tells, in prose that flows like poetry, the tale of two lost and lonely men, drifting without a past, through a convalescent home’s rose garden as summer fades to autumn, and the War to End all Wars (oh bitter irony) draws to a close.

I’m not sure I understand this fic completely (and that’s part of the charm), but the beauty of it, and the palatable feelings of loss, desperation, and sometimes hope coming off the characters make it worth the read. Even more so since all of that is packed into just a touch over 1000 words.