Story: ceci n'est plus qu'un conte de fée
Word Count: 4085
Author's Summary: This is the story of two irresistible forces and an immovable universe.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/River, Amy/Rory
Recced because: This is a lovely follow-up to "The Wedding of River Song." The prose is lyrical, and it's a very gentle, graceful story. It doesn't hesitate to touch on sadness, but the emphasis is on redemption, family, and joy. The fairy-tale/mythology allusions work wonderfully. Plus, bonus Donna. How can you not love it?
Here's an excerpt for you:
River and the Doctor, the Doctor and River. It is a timey-wimey mess of a romance, an utter travesty of a narrative.
It was foolish of Kovarian, River thinks, to underestimate the Doctor's charm. She watches him sleep, a rare moment of exhausted abandon. He almost never sleeps, and the smoothness of his face is unutterably enchanting. Her Doctor, whose entire existence has been predicated on talking people into doing things they don't want to do, or at least wittering until they give up, and they thought he wouldn't win her over.
He makes a noise of slight distress, dreaming, and she brushes his hair off his forehead and watches his brow relax. He curls into the covers and she leans against him and writes in her diary, her expansive penmanship alternating with the swirls and curves of Gallifreyan and her diagrams of this and that.
There was no other way this story could be written.