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A pocketful of recs

So I'm pretty new to the Doctor Who fandom, so some of these recs might be old hat to everyone. Regardless, onward and upward...


Story: I Feel a Thunderbolt by takethewords [R]
Summary: He keeps watch as she combs her fingers through her hair and he can calculate the exact distance between her body and his, even now, even with the burn of the rum in his throat and the curtain of people in the crowded pub.
Characters/Pairing: Nine/Rose, Jack
Category: romance, one-shot
Warning: N/A (the author tagged this adult, but there's nothing explicit)

Reason for recommendation: If I were to describe this fic in one word "smouldering" would be it. Simple set up: Nine in a bar, watching Rose, but the author turns it into this gorgeous, sexy peek into Nine's head.

Story: my people were fair and had sky in their hair by boxed [R]
Summary: Sometimes, if you look closely, you can see the horizon in her eyes before the sides crinkle and her lashes brush it away, but in that one slow second she has your entire world wrapped in hazel irises.
Characters/Pairing: Ten/Rose
Category: angst, character study, drama, romance, one-shot
Warning: N/A

Reason for recommendation: It's hard to pull off second person well, but this does it. A short, lyrical, dreamy look at Ten and how the evolution of his relationship with Rose changes him.


Story: The Sums of Things by shinyopals [PG-13]
Summary: After the end of the universe that wasn't, the Doctor and Rose are together again. But they're still as jeopardy friendly as ever, and Rose's job at Torchwood very quickly throws them into another dangerous situation. (Post-JE, sort of ish canon compliant. If you squint.)
Characters/Pairing: Ten/Rose
Category: adventure, humour, romance, multi-part
Warning: N/A

Reason for recommendation: Basically, the author takes the idea that Ten II is the fourteenth regeneration of the Doctor, and runs from there, with the Doctor and Rose working out their tentative romance while dealing with all the fun that comes with Torchwood. The author has a knack for mixing in bits of humor in with the adventure, and the alternate Torchwood is fleshed out with seamless OCs. Plus, the Doctor is growing a T.A.R.D.I.S in Rose's living room. It's hard not to love that. I basically love everything that shinyopals writes in this 'verse.

Story: Silver Dollar Paradigm by ladychi [R]
Summary: The Doctor and Rose tackle a vengeful ghost, temporal shifts, and an adventure that will test their relationship. AU after Doomsday.
Characters/Pairing: Ten/Rose, OC
Category: adventure, multi-part
Warning: The R is for gore. Disturbing gore.

Reason for recommendation: A deliciously creepy, horror adventure with ghosts, temporal shifts and the Doctor and Rose taking turns being jeopardy friendly and badassed. Also contain an amusingly jealous & protective Doctor.


Story: 5 Clichés That Didn't Work, and 1 That Did by sinecure [NC-17] (last part)
Summary: Rose and the Doctor trample through the clichés.
Characters/Pairing: Ten/Rose
Category: humor, romance, smut, multi-part
Warning: NC-17

Reason for recommendation: sinecure is another one of those authors where I pretty much love everything they write. This fic take all of the ridiculous fandom (any fandom, really) sex cliches and gently mocks them while making them both funny and hot with a slow build to Ten and Rose finally getting it on. And yes, the build up is worth it.

Story: How to Turn on a Time Lord by carlisle_coop [NC-17]
Summary: Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Characters/Pairing: Ten/Rose, Jackie
Category: humour, romance smut, multi-part, established relationship
Warning: NC-17

Reason for recommendation: Funny and hot. Did I mention hot? Rose finally figures out how Time Lord physiology works and uses it it torture Ten mercilessly while they're trapped in increasingly inappropriate and amusing places. The authors had some neat ideas for how Time Lord arousal would work and it translates into really hot and sweet sex. Plus, I'm always amused with any fic where Ten and Rose have to try (usually miserably) to hide their relationship from Jackie.

Story: Fury by unfolded73 [NC-17]
Summary: He’s clutching you, kissing you with what can only be described as desperation.
Characters/Pairing: Ten/Rose, Donna
Category: angst, character study, smut, one-shot, established relationship
Warning: NC-17

Reason for recommendation: Oh boy, another second-person fic that doesn't suck! This is an angsty Ten character study that covers familiar ground (the thought of losing Rose: bad), but from an interesting perspective. And the author's angry!Ten is simultaneously quite sexy and sympathetic.

I also would like to throw in another vote for both doona_rose's Kinetic Sense (possibly the hottest thing I've ever read) and earlgreytea68's Chaos Theory in Vortex Orbits in Relative Dimensions in Time and Space (Babyfic for those who hate babyfic!)
Both of which I adore, and would not have found if they had not been previously recced here.


Thanks for the recs! I've memm'd it and can't wait to sit back and get some reading done :)
late comment is late, but thanks for the recs! i especially loved the baby!fic you rec'ed at the end - epic and sweet and angsty and amazingly real!!! *joyous*
Isn't that fic amazing? I don't even like baby!fic and I've read everything earlgreytea68's written like, twice. :)
Thanks so much for this! I googled Doctor/Rose and this came up, so I thought I'd give it a try. I never read het fic, but I love this paring so much I made an exception, haha. Thank you! I've already read some and now I'm going to read more! :)
I'm glad you enjoyed! There is a ton of great Doctor/Rose fic out there...
Do you have any favorites you want to recommend? Just a few would be nice. :)
Of course! I have TONS of D/R fic recs. What genre of fic/plot elements/etc. do you like best? That would help me narrow it down a bit!
Lol I love how that's an issue. Ah I love big fandoms.

Uhm Uhm. I rather like stories that are light on the smut, first off. Like, plot first, sex second? Or sex only when it furthers the plot (hard to explain). Uhm. Fics that are kind of like the show? In the sense that they run around and do crazy shit and almost die. Doctor protecting Rose. Uhm. Uhm. This is so hard because I usually like reading AUs but I feel like this fandom wouldn't have many? I love Nine and Rose as much as I love Ten and Rose (maybe even a little more). Third person preferable. Does that help at all? Haha.
OK! The only caveat is that although I love Nine, I don't read that much Nine fic because a lot of it has smut and I can't get into Nine smut for whatever reason. So most of these recs are original flavor Ten. (There are a lot of great Ten II fics that fit your criteria though, so let me know if you want any of those.) Also, I have a sort of vague rec list on my sidebar to my journal, if you want to check that out. Most of it is D/R.

Long Action-Adventure Focused Fic:

Title: Fourteen 'verse
Author: shinyopals
Pairing/Characters: Ten(Fourteen)/Rose, alt!Torchwood
Rating: Teen (violence, implied sexual situations)
Summary: In a great JE plot twist, at the end of his thirteenth regeneration, the Doctor regenerates into his metacrisis body, freeing a Doctor with slightly less hangups to enjoy the life with Rose he had wanted but had given up. Cloen/Fourteen and Action!Rose start tentatively figuring out their romance and have awesome plotty, twisty Torchwood adventures with some wonderful, well fleshed out Torchwood OCs. So much love for this series.
Notes: Series.
URL: http://shinyopals.livejournal.com/114167.html

Title: Beautiful Missionary
Author: jen4PM
Pairing/Characters: Ten/Rose
Rating: Adult (a lot of violence and maybe some sexiness?)
Summary: Rose and Ten get stuck on a alien planet during a revolution, sans TARDIS. Intense, with a spot of romance.
URL: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=12310

Title: Suspending Belief
Author: imsanehonest
Pairing/Characters: Ten/Rose-ish
Timeline: Season 2-ish
Rating: Teen (violence)
Summary: Another planet, another jail cell. Ten's rudeness puts him and Rose on the menu for the nobles of a ruling planet. Adventure ensues!
URL: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=11528

Title: The Silver Dollar Paradigm
Author: lady_chi
Pairing/Characters: Ten/Rose (established relationship), OC
Timeline: Season 2-ish
Rating: Adult (STRONG gore & violence)
Summary: Adventure! Ten and Rose investigate time traveling ghosts in America. Lots of mystery and atmosphere, and an awesome OC who I really enjoyed. NGL, this one gave me nightmares.
Notes: Series, unfinished sequel.
URL: http://ladychi.livejournal.com/147152.html

Title: But Broken Lights
Author: rosa_acicularis
Pairing/Characters: Ten/Rose
Timeline: Season 2-ish
Rating: Teen (injuries)
Summary: This is probably one of the most famous Doctor/Rose stories, rightfully so. A simple concept, but wonderfully done: Ten and Rose work through issues while trapped down a hole on an alien planet.
URL: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=10744

Title: Path of Needles
Author: TARDIS_stowaway
Pairing/Characters: Rose, Ten, Jack
Timeline: post Doomsday
Rating: Teen (violence, a bit of implied sexual situations)
Summary: Rose finds her way back to the original universe, fairytale style. Interesting and twisty.
URL: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=24495

Title: A Bit Western. Ish.
Author: humansrsuperior
Pairing/Characters: Ten/Rose
Timeline: Season 2-ish
Rating: Adult (violence, softcore (non explicit) sexual situations)
Summary: Rose and Ten work out some misunderstandings and explore their attraction to each other while investigating mysterious disappearances in the Old West!
URL: http://humansrsuperior.livejournal.com/83632.html

Title: Viking Invasion
Author: Jessa L'Rynn
Pairing/Characters: Nine/Rose-ish, Jack
Timeline: Season 1
Rating: Teen (violence)
Summary: Nine, Rose, Jack, Vikings and space pirates. What else do you need?
Notes: Everything Jessa writes is awesome, and she has a lot of Nine stories on her page.
URL: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=37071&chapter=1

Shorter things:

Title: Human Women,Tea Time, Firey Death, &The Family Business
Author: orange_crushed
Pairing/Characters: Rose/Ten (established relationship), the Master, Jackie, Tony
Timeline: Post Season 3 AU?
Rating: Teen (for violence, implied sexual situations)
Summary: Everyone's favorite dysfunctional team TARDIS traipse around the universe! As if Doctor Who suddenly became a sitcom made of the most delicious crack ever.
URL: http://orange-crushed.livejournal.com/74818.html

Title: Breeding
Author: rosa_acicularis
Pairing/Characters: Rose/Ten (established relationship)
Timeline: Season 2-ish
Rating: All Ages
Summary: Don't you hate it when you're being chased by giant insects and your pregnant companion has to pee?
URL: http://rosa-acicularis.livejournal.com/9043.html

Title: Manwhores and Wealthy Women
Author: HonorH
Pairing/Characters: Rose, Nine, Jack
Timeline: Season 1-ish
Rating: Teen (suggestive talk)
Summary: Rose has to rescue Nine and Jack from an people auction. Rose's rescue tactics in this fic ALWAYS have me giggling like a maniac.
URL: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=17665

Title: Comedians
Author: orange_crushed
Pairing/Characters: Ten, Rose
Timeline: Season 2 AU
Rating: Teen
Summary: So fabulous for such a short fic! Ten and Rose laughing their way through life.

Title: Dirt
Author: Jezebel
Pairing/Characters: Ten, Rose
Timeline: Season 2
Rating: Teen (innuendo)
Summary: humorous take on the alien sex pollen genre.
URL: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=22683

Title: Translations
Author: Casira
Pairing/Characters: Rose, Ten
Timeline: Season 2 (?)
Rating: Teen
Summary: Rose wants to learn more about the Doctor.
URL: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=21864
And finally, since you said you usually read AUS:
Title: Feeling Electric
Author: professor_spork
Pairing/Characters: Rose, Ten
Rating: all ages
Summary: Rose and Ten as American teenagers. (despite this sounding like an awful premise, this is actually very charming)
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/then_theres_us/107677.html

Title: Girl of Steel
Author: rosa_acicularis
Pairing/Characters: Rose, Ten
Rating: All ages
Summary: Rose as Superman
URL: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=36597

Title: Looking Glass
Author: thirty2flavors
Pairing/Characters: Rose, Ten
Rating: All ages
Summary: Rose as the Doctor and the Doctor as Rose
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/then_theres_us/54413.html?page=1&style=mine

Title: The Ringmaster in a Blue Tux, and the Girl with Really Strong Toes
Author: humansrsuperior
Pairing/Characters: Rose, Ten
Rating: Teen
Summary: Rose and Ten as circus performers
URL: http://humansrsuperior.livejournal.com/127573.html
dw; ten, rose & tardis

January 2012

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