October 5th, 2012

tardis alone

More Than True

Today, back to the early days of New Who and Team TARDIS.

Story: More Than True
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8538
Author's Summary: Jack is nominally part of the TARDIS crew now, but how well does he really fit in?
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th), The TARDIS
Warnings: Swearing

Reced because: Everyone has their comfort stories, they ones they read and re-read when they need to be reminded why they love this show and these characters. This is one of my personal favourites. I can’t think why this one hasn’t been recced before, except that DameRuth has so many brilliant stories to choose from.

One of my favorite ‘pairings’ in DW is Nine/Rose/Jack, whether as lovers or as friends. And my absolute favorite scenario is Jack’s early days on the TARDIS. DameRuth gives us a Jack Harkness recently arrived on the TARDIS who is still very much a loner and outsider, cynical about everyone’s motives. He is attracted to Rose and intrigued by the Doctor, despite the latter’s “ridiculous claim of being a Time Lord”. When Jack runs into some trouble on an alien world, Rose and the Doctor rush to his aid, and make him question everything he thinks he knows about how the universe works.

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