Today we have one of my very favorite stories ever.
Story: The Lovers
Word Count: 11k
Author's Summary: Rose wants to see something really different. Jack wants the Doctor to quit shying away from him. Nobody wants what they actually get, or it wouldn't be Doctor Who.
Warnings: Dark and slightly gruesome in parts.
Recced because: This fic fits into canaana's Major Arcana series, which goes AU as of "Parting of the Ways." But I think this story stands on its own pretty well, and is my favorite of the series for the way it deals with Jack's immortality. It's grim and difficult in parts, but the payoff is worth it, and canaana's characterization of Jack is, as always, stellar.