Author: Lurky McLurklurk
Author's summary: A linked pair of post-Battlefield stories; one from Ace's point of view, one from the Doctor's.
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Shou Yuing, Seven
Word Count: ~1,800 words
Recced because: Brilliantly conceived, these two stories are about separate events yet touch back on the same concept of alternate realities, of lives not lived linearly. Each also manages to be a wonderful story in its own right. Ace's section with Shou Yuing is handled with just the right light touch, and it's fantastic to see her insight and especially to see that pairing; and Seven's section is complex and gives so much food for thought. The icing on the cake are the two incredibly brilliant and enigmatic last lines that still gave me shivers on re-reading.