Story: Electric Blue
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 8222
Author's summary: Crossover with Bujold's Vorkosigan series. Amy had asked to visit a planet with lots of horses. She hadn't asked to get mixed up in Emperor Gregor's problems.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor, Miles Vorkosigan, Ivan Vorpatril, Simon Illyan, Alys Vorpatril, Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan, River Song, Gregor Vorbarra
Warnings: Crossover with Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan saga. (Take place between The Warrior's Apprentice and The Vor Game.)
Recced because: First of all, a confession: I am a repeat offender when it comes to bugging writers to post to Teaspoon in order to rec them later in Calufrax. However, I feel no guilt for this. Some fics are so awesome they need to be shared with the whole wide world and since Calufrax is where I rec things to Teaspoon they must go.
Beyond this, I spent most of August having my brain eaten by the Vorkosigan Saga. It wasn't something I planned on, since I'd tried reading them once before and had stalled about ten pages in to the first book with Miles. But midnightlurker got me to promise to try the very first Vorkosigan book, which is about Mile's mother and that one hooked me good and proper. So as a new convert of course I went out looking for fanfic.
And found this one, which combines my shiny new fandom and my one true fandom very nicely. Characterization is impeccable on all levels and the plot is nothing if not engrossing. Also, it has what I like to think of as the hallmark of a really good crossover: the ability to be read by someone who only knows one of the fandoms concerned and still be an enjoyable fic. Of course, if you are familiar with both Who and Bujold then the enjoyment is trebled. I mean, the Doctor faces off against Simon Illyan at the height of his powers! If you don't know how awesome a thing that is, then trust me: it's awesome.