Story: If You Want My Future
Author: Pirate Perian
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1947
Author's Summary: After the events of "The Girl in the Fireplace," Rose has a question for the Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Rose, Mickey
Recced because: I rec this fic to e v e r y o n e. Even people who hate fanfic (like my husband). And I have yet to find one person who doesn't think it's seriously fab =) I think I have read just about every post-Girl in the Fireplace fic out there. This one is not only my favorite of the bunch - it is so inspired, it is one of my top favorite fics period. There is a huge, jarring (imo) change in mood between the somber end of Girl in the Fireplace and the giggly, cuddly beginning of the next episode, Rise of the Cybermen. Many fics have attempted to fill in the blank here - but none has been so true to the characters of Ten and Rose, their particular kind of friendship, and the evolving dynamic in their relationship. This fic is poignant yet fluffy, and has entered the realm of personal canon for me. Enjoy =)