Story: Time Takes It All
Word Count: 1,427
Author's Summary: There's a lot of things the Doctor doesn't know about Clara Oswald, but there are a few things he does.
Recced because: Clara was a mystery when she joined the TARDIS, but bit by bit, the Doctor begins to unravel that mystery: first through careful observation of her day-to-day habits, and later by careful observation of her bedroom habits. I'm very picky about the adult-rated fiction I'll read, and this story is the perfect mix of well-crafted sentences, detailed character observations, and sex scenes that are highly sensual without ever getting overwrought.
He doesn't know why she and the TARDIS don't get on. The TARDIS didn't like Jack, but that was different — the instinctive reaction of a being of time when faced with a fact. His own gut feeling, multiplied a thousand times over. It seems different with Clara. More personal. He's caught Clara and the TARDIS both having a go at each other when they thought he wasn't listening. Mostly he just chalks it up to personality differences, but if it keeps on he's considering staging an intervention of sorts.
He definitely doesn't have the foggiest idea why a clever girl like her can't figure out a soufflé.
But he's learned a lot about her, in her short time in the TARDIS. Most of it is utterly useless in terms of Clara Oswald: the mystery but is absolutely fascinating in terms of Clara Oswald: the girl.
He's found that her favorite color is red ("not like a tomato though; like an apple, or a really good lipstick," she tells him once, and he's sure it isn't her intention but he spends the next four and a half minutes thinking about lips and the myriad of things humans do with them), that she requires a cup and a half of tea in the mornings before she starts to form full sentences, that she twists her mother's ring round and round her finger when she's thinking.