September 16th, 2011

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Rec: The Space Race by nostalgia

Oh, I owe you guys two today as I missed yesterday? Okay then, First up is:

Story: The Space Race
Author: nostalgia
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3261
Author's Summary: Stuck on Earth with River Song, the Doctor has to cope with domesticity and marriage. It goes about as well as you'd expect.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/River Song
Warnings: None
Recced because: I love "stranded" stories that reveal a shade of the Doctor's vulnerable side when he loses the TARDIS (or misplaces her, or has her very nicely carjacked, or stolen by weeping angels, etc). In this one, Eleven and River end up in 1950's Britain. The Doctor is determined and resourceful, and the loss of connection to the TARDIS only comes though in brief snapshots. He's definitely more at a loss on the domesticity front. River is just as frustrated as the Doctor at their predicament, and at the gender politics of the era, and at the outset she just sees the part where they have to play at being married as one hell of an opportunity. But the Doctor's not the only one whose vulnerabilities peek through at the edges of this story, and maybe they both need each other more than they let on.

Anyway, go read it; it's sweet, funny, and a bit naughty, with witty dialogue, a happy ending and a bit of world-saving on the side.

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Rec: what dreams may come by Lady Mercury

The second one for today is another Eleventh era story:

Story: what dreams may come
Author: Lady Mercury
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1181
Author's Summary: On the TARDIS, there isn’t day, and there isn’t night, but there are times when Amy is awake when she feels she should be sleeping.
Characters: Eleven, Amy
Warnings: None
Recced because: A stark reminder that really, nobody wants to be in the Doctor's head. It starts off light but takes a darker turn that makes your heart ache for both the Doctor and Amy. The prose is spare and evocative, and the ending wraps things up as best it can, but it makes you wonder about what happens next.

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