Author: Joely Jo
Word Count: 45849
Author's Summary: With the events of Doomsday just a distant memory, Rose Tyler and Mickey Smith make a discovery that they cannot leave alone. But what they find will take Rose on a journey she never expected. Will she come to terms with what she’s faced with, or will the carefully constructed life she’s built for herself come crashing down?
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, Mickey, OC's
Warnings: Graphic Sex
Recced because: This is one of the few twists on the concepts in Human Nature that I really, truly enjoyed. Instead of simply plopping Rose into the middle of events on screen, this story poses a very plausible 'what if?', where the Doctor's attempt to get back to Rose goes horribly wrong. Even the mechanics of his becoming John Smith are more believable than in the series--the result of trauma rather than technology. It's epic, and heartbreaking, and ultimately one of the most finely crafted AU's I've run across since discovering the fandom.