Story: Into the Open
Four holidays in the life of the Doctor and Rose.
Author-offfered excerpt: They shut the door and stroll back up the ramp, walking backwards, kissing idly, not wanting to hurry. "Doctor," she says, "take me somewhere." She puts her hand over his as he spins the dial, and the whole world hums between their skin.Characters/Pairings:
slight S4 spoiler in terms of the companion for that seasonReason for Recommendation:
An absolutely beautiful fic, from the character interactions to how the four holidays are used to just the writing itself. orange_crushed
has a real gift for lovely, original prose that is full of absolutely gorgeous analogies and images, and her humor is top-notch. As for the characters themselves, well, they're perfectly IC. Basically, after reading this fic (and most any fic by her, really), I guarantee you'll be left with a huge grin on your face and maybe some tears in your eyes.Story: Do I Twist, Do I Fold
(Teen)Summary: "Will you walk into my parlor?" said the spider to the fly.
Rose runs an errand.Characters/Pairings:
Ten/Rose, the MasterCategories:
Spoilers for LotT, swearing, adult situationsReason for Recommendation:
Have you ever wondered what would happen if Rose and the Master met? Well, they might have during those 18 months (Rose and the Doctor probably arrived on Earth at some point during that time, after all), and this story gives a true, creepy look into what might have happened then, as well as what might have happened if the Doctor ever found out. As with pretty much all of rosa_acicularis
's pieces, you can picture the characters in these situations. She really gets everyone down, so while this story is eerie, it also feels very real. And it's just plain awesome.Story: she falls through holes
(PG)Summary: "I can see everything. all that is, all that was, all that ever could be."
It occurs to Rose that hell is not at all like one would think. [doomsday au]Characters/Pairings:
Mainly Rose, also Ten (it is Ten/Rose), Pete, Jackie, Mickey, JackCategories:
If you haven't see "Doomsday" by now...Reason for Recommendation:biggrstaffbunch
is yet another one of those authors whose prose feels both fresh and professional. This is a very dark, original, and--again--true look at what might happen to Rose if she ended up in the Void. It addresses her journey as well as the others in her life, what they're thinking and feeling about her life and "death". It's not all roses (uninTENtional pun, I swear! [the "Ten", however, was not]) and daffodils and joy, and this fic is just a lovely peek into that sort of world.Story: ghost stories
Sequel to she falls through holes
. "rose tyler is a ghost."
Rose didn't make it to the alternate universe, and the Doctor must deal with the repercussions of what she has gone through. Some things, even time can't change. And sometimes, forever isn't all it's cracked up to be. [post-Doomsday AU]Characters/Pairings:
Spoilers through S3Reason for Recommendation:
Possibly even darker than its predecessor, this fic is both gorgeous and terrifying. What would months and months in the Void do to you? What would happen if Rose and the Doctor reunited afterward? A hard, IC look at what "forever" might end up meaning, and while providing that insight, this fic flows beautifully and gives an original take on a bunch of concepts.