I wanted to end on a Dark!Note (as is my wont) so I will get to this last rec without futher ado!:
Story: And I Must Scream
Author: Starling Night
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,365
Author's Summary: Silence has fallen, but the Doctor is screaming in the dark, immobile and imprisoned for all eternity. AU from The Pandorica Opens.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, River Song, The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Horror
Recced because: Ohhh, how I love a good 'What-If?' and horror-tale wrapped all in one - and this fiction fits the bill! The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang could have gone wrong in OH-so-many ways and this fiction sets up a delightfully horrifying 'what-if' that rings so true and hurts so much, even as you cannot stop reading! This is one of my top ten reads in Who Fandom. I have it saved on three different fiction sites, just in case I ever need a fresh shot of the shivers to get me rolling down the dark!side again. Just a phenomenal, believable set up. Pacing is gorgeous and the reactions all around are just perfect. We won't mention the ending. THAT...you have to see for yourself! *Wicked chuckle* Go on - have a peek - you can thank me later...
And the crack is wide enough AND HE IS THROUGH into the cool air and the grass under his boots and the sight! He blinks a couple of times, but he cannot get used to the bright, bright, bright things to see. He staggers foward and pants and pants and breathes in the sweet tasty air like it is that lovely drink they make in the Academy Dining Hall and he raises trembling fingers, hands, and steps forward and for a second of clarity he knows he is quite, quite insane and his eyes are showing it.
The Doctor takes a step back and he's got one of those classic NO looks on his face, absolutely classic! And the insane one laughs at him. And River gasps and raises her hands to her mouth. "Oh my God."
Amy shrieks, short and sharp and shocked. Shhhhhhh. Nice sound. SHHHHHH
But she screams again, and he stops. "There are — Doctor! There are two of you! You were —"
"I noticed, Amy," he says tersely. And the insane one snarls at him because he had not appropriately worshiped her name with his voice.
The Doctor whips out his sonic screwdriver and steps in front of her and he raises it and scans him, up and down. The insane one spreads his arms wide. "Go on then, scan me," he laughs. "I am the Doctor... and you are the Doctor! Believe it!" He tries a grin. River. Memories are coming back. River does not normally shrink back like that. She is brave and confident. He reaches out a shaking hand, it is not supposed to shake like that stop shaking and she glares at him.
Be sure to thank her for the nightmares - I'm sure she'll be happy to hear about them! *Laughs* Hope you enjoyed as much as I have!
It has been a great pleasure reccing for youse guise this week. I'm hoping you liked (even had some love for) all the awesome fics and I look forward to doing this again, if Fate and Time allow. Maybe next time I'll have a few more multi-era fictions to bring to the table - but all I can say is, I did my best. As long as there was something for everyone, I am content!
Until Next Time!