Story: Summer in the City
Word Count: 1578
Author's Summary: Traveling with the Doctor was a little more complicated than Rose had expected.
Warnings: femslash, but nothing explicit
Recced because: 'Any time you want a little brightness in your life, come to Pol.' Polly is tragically underepresented in fic, and the portrayal of her in this little gem is so beguiling that it might just result in more. It's a simple vignette: Rose wakes up in 1966 after an atypical (but not at all regretted) one night stand with someone the Doctor would recognise - if he wasn't off trawling record shops. But there are no tricksy games with crossed timelines and mentions of TARDISes here. This is all about two women in the moment: Polly, the blithely confident, effortlessly charming party girl, singing in the shower; Rose, blearily remembering the evening's events and moving from hungover to something rather better.
If you know Polly, you'll delight in aces' perfect characterisation. If you don't, it's a lovely introduction: read this, leave a review, and then dig out a copy of The War Machines so you can be seduced by her too.