Lady Mercury (ladymercury_10) wrote in calufrax,
Lady Mercury

rec: The man who

Apparently the vast majority of my favorites tab is Eleven-era fic, but I'll try to mix things up as far as different characters/pairings go.  To that end, today's second rec!

Story: The man who
Author: honeynoir
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2893
Author's Summary: The Doctor winds up undercover as a teacher in Leadworth, and finds out a bit more about 18-year-old Mels's obsession than he wants.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/River (Mels)
Warnings: None, but the author's note includes this disclaimer: Rating-wise, this belongs somewhere between Teen and Adult. There’s no smut, but they’re still teacher and student. Mels is 18.
Recced because: This is a very clever story in which the Doctor and Mels match wits and size each other up. Honeynoir does a great job of balancing the sexual tension, and the story is very witty and classy. Here's an excerpt:

Bar the future wife thing, this was exactly like helping Rose with her homework, finding Mickey’s football, and coming back for Amy. This was a cheap trick and a social call. That was what he told himself, anyway.

When the lottery was won, he got himself a job. He called himself Mr Bess. He had earned that name, after all. He wore his glasses, hoping to throw off any conditioned kill-on-sight response his bespoke psychopath might have lied about (and glasses always did the job in films). Besides, he figured, if he was going to meet Mels, he might as well send some data back to the TARDIS; she’d like that. And he looked cool.

Had to be cool for school.

Tags: author: honeynoir, character: mels, doctor:11, pairing:11/mels, rating: adult, reccer: ladymercury_10, type: het

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