Story: from up here you can barely see the ground
Word Count: 4,248
Charcters/Pairings: Rose, Mickey, Jake, Alt!UNIT
Author's Summary: Making it in the new world, with extensive documentary and military backup
recced because: I absolutely adore Alt!World Rose-Mickey-Jake buddy fics (eta: punctuation changed to save doyle_sb4's sanity) and this is one of the best of the lot. The dynamic between the three characters is amusing, irreverent and filled with caring and admiration, when they're not teasing each other without mercy, that is. A fic where Rose is happy, living a full life and having adventures of her own is a rare thing, Mickey and Jake are the icing on the cake. This is joyful fic with a slightly cracky twist that only adds to the sense fun.
A paper airplane landed right on top of his head. Rose and Jake both had their very best innocent faces on.
"Well," Rose said, when Mickey marched over to her desk and pointed out that the paper appeared to match up directly with the missing page from her notebook, "this history's interesting enough, but let's have some juicy stuff. Tell me more about Torchwood, and the war, and where we're at. Who'd you work for, who'd you work with, what sorts of aliens have you seen here?"
Mickey laughed. "Rose Tyler, more interested in war and aliens than films. Mark the day, Jake."
Jake ostentatiously scribbled in his planner and read aloud as he wrote: "today…Rose Tyler…became…a real man."
"I've got a paper airplane with your name on it too, mister," Rose threatened as Mickey and Jake laughed.