Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1459
Author's Summary: After "Boom Town," Team TARDIS needs to find a place that will welcome an egg with no Family.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, Slitheen, The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: Spoilers for Boom Town, obviously.
This is probably my favorite of the stories I've recced this week. It describes an event that must have happened, but was never shown. And lyricwritesprose (who has been heavily recced on this comm, and rightly so) manages in a few words to create Raxacoricofallapatorius- politics, pop culture, media and all. And the portrayal of the Doctor, Rose and Jack here is marvelous. If you like outside POV, world-building and gorgeously blatant allusions to folklore and fairytales, then you'll love this story as much as I do.
There was snow on the streets of Salyphoretip, and quite a bit in the air above them. Some of it was falling sideways. Every pedestrian, and there weren't many, was bundled up so heavily that only their eyes and claws were showing. It was, in other words, not hatching season. And that was the main reason why Delcen got to mind the front desk.
She wasn't just relaxing. Delcen might be only sixteen, but she'd already taken the basic accountancy courses–for something to fall back on, Mama Selsk had said, in case you don't make university. And Delcen knew perfectly well that, new laws or no new laws, life was never going to be easy for an obviously handicapped Ilexureen, so she made a point of working hard at whatever she was assigned. At the moment, she was looking over the Family budget and trying to figure out where she'd added wrong.
The last thing she expected to walk through the door–the last thing she could have expected–was a trio of hominids.