June 29th, 2011

Gallifrey B&W

rec: Need by Lamiel

Story: Need
Author: Lamiel
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 40,243
Author’s Summary: It isn't about what they want.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Simm!Master
Warnings: BDSM, Explicit Sex, Explicit Violence, Swearing
Recced because:

There are a whole lot of ‘The Doctor and the Master travel together after the Year That Wasn’t’ fics, but few that play with that familiar theme in such an elegant, satisfying and sexy way as this one. And what makes this particular fic unusual, in my opinion, is the fact that it addresses the full range of both Time Lords’ personalities, Ten's in particular. The Master is still violent, still a would-be conquerer, but he's also got those protective instincts towards the Doctor that are such an important part of Delgado and Ainley's characters. The Doctor is still a peace-loving hippie hero, but he's also subject to the 'vengeful god' moments that many ficwriters forget when writing Ten. The sex is hot and well-penned, and manages the difficult balancing act of including kink without being eaten by it; there's some punishment/pain play, but it's there because it's relevant to the plot, and not just as kink for kink's sake. The Time War, and its aftereffects on both of them, are dealt with well and convincingly. Overall, this fic is a very enjoyable read, and well worth a look.

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