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Proof that the remaining ten percent is worth regenerating twice for. These are fanfic recommendations made by Tropers for the Tenth Doctor, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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Sic Semper Tyranis by Meredith T. Tasaki

  • Recommended by Operation Shoestring, Har D Har Koopa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which 10 gets the well deserved comeuppance he never did in canon, delivered by Harriet Jones, once and future Prime Minister.
  • Comments: Sums up what a lot of us felt about the whole Sycorax incident. With beautiful irony.
    • I am hesitant to recommend this, but I will. The writing here is well done, but I have a problem. Before this I totally agreed with the Doctor and what he did that day, but this showed me another side, and I agree that the way he chose to depose her was wrong. However, my problem is that it almost shows Harriet as a total hero and the Doctor as a total douche. I think he did a bad thing, but what she did was far worse. She killed thousands of sapient beings, who were retreating. He deposed her in a way that made fun of natural human tendencies. He deserves some comeuppance, sure, but she deserved to be punished, and this fic never really says that at all. Still, pretty solid fic. –Har D Har Koopa

Huntsman by Lizbee.

  • Recommended by Namta, Nightsky
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Tardis communicates with Martha in her dreams, sending her a warning.
  • Comments: Utterly, utterly beautiful and haunting. The Harry Potter references work really, really well.
    • Seconded by Nightsky: Further proof that Martha >> everybody.
      • Thirded by gravedancer121. Pretty sure that's a Discworld reference.

Season Four by ARIA (AU)

  • Recommended by JadedLady
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What could have happened had the Master not died at the end of season three and the Doctor actually made good on his plan to imprison the Master on the Tardis and drag him around the universe.
  • Comments: As expected, there's oodles of slashy Foe Yay, especially towards the end (so be warned), but it's so well done that you'll honestly not mind. A rather fascinating Alternate Universe version of Nu-Who

The Slow Path, or Two and a Half Centuries in Two and a Half Days by Amy Wolf (AU)

  • Recommended by Ms Shaw
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An AU on the ending of "The Girl in the Fireplace," where the Doctor takes The Slow Path back.
  • Comments: To be honest, Mickey and Rose's side of the story is good but not amazing; it's the Doctor's 250 years through Earth's history that's a brilliant piece of storytelling. The chapter with the Doctor in San Francisco is one of the best moments of fanfiction. Ever.

Earthbound by StormWolf (AU)

  • Recommended by Sadistic Apathy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set post-Journey's End in the parallel world. Shows how Human Ten adjusts to living a "normal" life with Rose.
  • Comments: While the adventure part of the story isn't bad, the real brilliance is in the scenes showing the domestic side of life. It gets quite sappy at times, but manages to retain the Doctor's obliviousness and awkwardness in family matters.

Remodelling by earthdrago

  • Recommended by Newtype S 3
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Captain Jack Harkness' chunk of TARDIS coral finally is large enough to turn into a real TARDIS. This attracts the attention of someone else...
  • Comments: A touch of Ho Yay can be found in here between Ten and Jack. Whether or not that's your thing, the fanfic overall is excellently written. There's also a little hand-waving in Jack becoming a Time Lord in his own way, but the whole thing is probably the best fanfic I have read.

Doctor Who and the Silver Spiral by Dr. Megan Argo

  • Recommended by cg12345, Silent Hunter
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Doctor and Martha observe a supernova.
  • Comments: Ok, here's where it gets interesting. The supernova in question is a real event, and Dr. Argo was on the team that detected its energy emissions. She wanted to do something that conveyed the excitement of the discovery in Layman's Terms, so she wrote this. And yea verily, it is made of win. Martha asks a few too many elementary questions, but Ten's voice is spot-on, and Dr. Argo's sheer love for the subject matter carries the story.
    • Also available in an audiobook format.

The Doctor And The King of Pop

When you left me here, you left me here to die by triedunture

  • Reccomended by Hannahchan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ten's clone finds that living a mundane human life, even with Rose, is the most frustrating possible existance. He has to find a way back to his own world, back to the TARDIS...
  • Comments: A brilliant character study of 10.5, fantastically detailed and truly heartbreaking. If the characterization of Eleven at the end seems a bit off, it's only because this was written before Season 5 aired.
    • It seems better then the usual shipping fics of Handy and Rose. But Handy seems out of character, and it does push some adult parts in that seem uncomfortable.

The White Lady of Amherst by Argella

  • Recommended by sauronlulz and bwburke94
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Tenth Doctor and Rose go back in time to 1860s Massachusetts and visit the poet Emily Dickinson, who is being haunted by strange nightmares. Set shortly after The Christmas Invasion; small spoilers for most episodes in Series 1.
  • Comments: Oh, this is good. There is a good plot - the Monster of the Week forces the Doctor, Rose, and Emily Dickinson to face their worst nightmares, literally. There is adorable Ten/Rose friendship banter. There is intelligent use of Emily Dickinson's poetry. It's a missing episode, pretty much.

All the King's Horses by lindenharp

  • Recommended by Long Live Humour
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A star empire is menaced by deadly creatures from the time of Rassilon. Will one lone Time Lord and a human companion be enough to defeat them?
  • Comments: This is a quiet story, rich in detail and introspection. The plot matters, but the real focus is on Donna and the Doctor. If you like detailed alien cultures or just enjoy a sense of history - no infodumps here! - you'll enjoy this.

Stardust Girl by riversrunthroughme

  • Recommended by Suspicious Cookie, Nightsky
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: She's doing this to him because she loves him - well, some other version of him. The one in the real world - but she's doing this because she loves him. Really. Really, really. He'll understand soon. Just not right now. But he'll understand. Eventually, Rose Tyler will make him understand everything, even this.
  • Comments: Warning - this is a dark fic. A chilling take on what Rose and 10.5's relationship could turn into. Alternate Universe!Jack is positively terrifying. Definitely worth your time, though you may never look at Rose the same way again.
    • Seconded by Nightsky, who has always suspected that Rose and 10.5 wouldn't last.
      • Perhaps the best of these fics out there. It moves away from the idealised, rather silly, idea of the perfect love, and gives a much better version. I still don't like grow your own TARDIS, but this is probably the best story to include it.

If I could turn back the hands of time by SillBrainFried

  • Recommended by inklesspen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rose Tyler, 10.5, and Romana II team up to save the alternate Earth from aliens. There is a lot of bluffing involved.

Two Months, The Planted Past, and Loop by Sanguine Ink

  • Recommended by Kina Kalamari,
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Doctor and Rose arrive at Jackie's flat before the ghosts start showing up in Army of Ghosts. Oh, what a difference two months can make. Not just a rewrite of Doomsday - more of a complete reworking.
  • Comments: Yes, it's essentially a Fix Fic to keep Rose from leaving, but it's also so much more. The character voices are brilliant, the humor is so very Doctor Who, and the plot is really well thought out. You do probably have to like Ten/Rose to enjoy it entirely, but it's not overly romantic. The Planted Past and Loop are its sequels, which are just as good as the first, if not better. (Loop is my personal favorite.) A fourth story, Human Nature, is now in the works as well. (If it helps, Jack becomes a main character, and is frankly kind of awesome.)

Tea and TARDIS Doors by AtypicalOwl

  • Recommended by Kstar08
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In between adventures, the Doctor takes some time to hold a vigil for Gallifrey. Donna finds him. Fluff ensues.
  • Comments: A short piece that proves that, sometimes, actions can speak louder than words in a friendship.

Cleanup on Aisle 5 by betawho

  • Recommended by SanDemonMax
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Donna forces the reluctant 10th Doctor to go grocery shopping at Tescos. But he's in for a surprise...
  • Comments: As the summary says, Donna drags Ten along on a grocery shopping trip in 21st century Earth, and he's not too happy. While they're shopping though, Eleven and River are shopping as well, and making a huge mess. No paradox risk because Eleven doesn't see Ten, and the latter doesn't know who the former is, even after seeing him. Great for a quick giggle.

Terms of Art by raven

  • Recommended by licawolf
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Doctor learned to draw on Gallifrey.
  • Comments: The story focus on the Doctor during and after Human Nature/Family of Blood, how being John Smith affected him and how Martha struggles to help him cope with all of it, even if she can't quite understand it. It's beautifully written, the prose flows almost in a lyrical way. The author really manages to create evocative images even in the quiet, intimate moments between the characters. Introspective and intriguing.

Expectation and Maximization by eve11

  • Recommended by: Veanne, LongLiveHumour
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Doctor teaches Rose some maths.
  • Comments: Brilliantly averting Everybody Hates Mathematics, this candy-floss sweet little story gives us alien vistas, a working explanation for the Time Lord probability sense (i.e. how he knows which points in time are fixed and what's safe to change) and the nicest lesson in calculus you could wish for. Very, very fluffy. Really amazingly fluffy and sciencey.

Downtime by Cryptile

  • Recommended by: LongLiveHumour
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: So much for leaving at Christmas.
  • Comments: It occurs to him that he doesn't really have a good reason for doing what he's doing and that an argument could be constructed for his being just a bit mad. A portrait of the recently-regenerated Tenth Doctor as he hangs around the Powell Estate for two months after the Christmas Invasion. Moving, funny and profound all at once, with beautifully spare prose that dumps you right behind the Doctor's brand new eyeballs.

I Must Not Look at Goblin Men by athousandwinds [AO3]

  • Recommended by: LongLiveHumour
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: No one really wants a fairy tale to come true. Not one of the bad ones.
  • Comments: A different perspective on "Midnight"; this is the kind of story which will stick in your head long after you've forgotten where you read it.

Memetic Warfare by Lyricwritesprose, thereby dubbed the Queen of Hilarious Fanfiction

Caves and Crystals by Veldeia

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete (Two full-lenght stories and one slightly Not Safe for Work short)
  • Synopsis: The TARDIS lands in The '60s. In a cave, which the Doctor and Martha end up exploring, only to find confused spelunkers, aliens and aliens who are spelunkers as well as confused.
  • Pairing(s): Ten/Martha, a little (more in the Smith's Anatomy short, but it's sort of a self-contained Breather Episode, so you can ignore it if you want to)
  • Comments: A rather professionally written and nice duology. Some Speculative Fiction LGBT and Interspecies Romance, but subtle - neither hogs the spotlight. Pretty worldbuilding on the alien spelunker's planet (it's a lovely planet!). Won't blow your mind, but definitely a good choice to spend an afternoon with a cup of cocoa over.

What's Past Is Prologue by sienna27

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Donna's life isn't bad - so why is she crying herself to sleep so often?
  • Pairing(s): Donna/Shawn
  • Comments: Past-memory-wipe Donna. If you're depressed and need some literary empathy, read. It helps.

Breaking the Silence by Grym

  • Recommended by: Veanne
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They've saved the Ood, and it was fun - but the Doctor's suddenly sad.
  • Comments: Another fluffy, hurt-comforty short with Donna. Introspective, logical and sweet.

     Humor Fics 

Doctor Loo by The Timeless Child

  • Recommended by The Timeless Child
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The Doctor needs the loo in various situations. Hilarity ensues.
  • Comments: Quick, and absolutely hilarious!

The Emperor by The Timeless Child

  • Recommended by: The Timeless Child
  • ‘’Status’’: Complete
  • ‘’Synopsis’’: The Doctor meets an emperor with slightly embarrassing knowledge of the Doctor.
  • ‘’Comments’’: Great story about the First Doctor in chapter 2. Definitely worth a read.

    Shipping Fics 

We'll Always Have... You Know by nostalgia_lj

  • Recommended by Micah
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Doctor/Donna
  • Synopsis: Inexplicably in love with Donna, the Doctor decides to relive that honeymoon he had with Romana. It goes as well as you'd expect
  • Comments: A hilarious Doctor/Donna oneshot, featuring an aggressively clueless version of the Doctor

Rose Tyler, Ninja Assassin by cheri1

  • Recommended by Misstikilicious
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Doctor/Rose
  • Synopsis: After leaving Rose in the parallel universe with the clone, the Doctor and Donna accidentally cross into another universe where Rose has been raised as a ninja in 1603 Japan.
  • Comments: I'll admit I went into this with some doubts but it's so fascinating seeing the core of Roses character shinning through despite the differences in behavior patterns that Ninja!Rose has from being raised in a society where it is completely normal and even encouraged to be a little stab happy. And is she ever, especially when it comes to the Samurai attacking the Doctor. It also keeps in mind the culture of the both the ninja and samurai and the way they see each other and the gaijin aka the Englishmen. It's also hilarious how Rose at first thinks the Doctor and Donna are Star Kami and then insisting on addressing the Doctor as "Doctor-sama".

Facade by wmr (Explicit)

  • Recommended by Sadistic Apathy
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ten/Rose
  • Synopsis: Set just after The Idiot's Lantern. The sight of a faceless Rose haunts the Doctor, and he seeks her out for reassurance.
  • Comments: Wonderful little ship-fic that manages to mix the usual fluffy/angst with humour, especially in the chapter from Rose's point of view. Good if you're looking for something sweet and in-character.

The Girl on the Horse by orange_crushed

  • Recommended by Ayries
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ten/Rose, Ten/Reinette sort of mentioned.
  • Synopsis: A short AU to The Girl in the Fireplace, where Rose goes through the mirror rather than the Doctor and spends several weeks battling historical underwear, amongst other things.
  • Comments: Wonderful Rose voice, and everyone involves comes off better than they did in episode IMO- and I say that as a fan of the episode! Turns something heart wrenching into a witty, humorous and yet still slightly bittersweet story without missing a beat.

The Lonely God by Batman Boxers (Sarah)

  • Recommended By: StudiousJones
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Ten/Gerard Way, past Frank/Gerard
  • Synopsis: I’m the Doctor,” he said simply, extending his hand for Gerard to shake. Gerard numbly obliged, his face barely masking his confusion.
  • Comments: Two of my favorite things are now one. Still a WIP as of this post, but amazingly done. Gerard has been living in England since Frank's death as an artist. Then he meets the Doctor and his life becomes a hell of a lot more dangerous.

Double Crossing by Jessa L'Rynn

  • Recommended by: Kathryn Shadow
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ten/Rose, Seven/Rose
  • Synopsis: Because I've tried three times to sum this up and failed, I'm cheating and using Jessa's summary. "The Doctor is out of his depth. The Doctor is wondering what he could possibly be thinking. The companions are having the time of their lives. Two threats at once lead to a complicated situation."
  • Comments: Ten ends up masquerading as Q at one point, and that isn't even the most awesome part of the fic.

Alternatively by Kathryn Shadow

  • Trope page
  • Recommended by: Edgar L Night, Nemica
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Ten/Rose, Alt!Ten/Rose
  • Synopsis: Post-Doomsday. "She can't live a fantastic life without him; maybe she doesn't have to." While on an assignment with Torchwood, Rose encounters the Tenth Doctor of Pete's World (whom the author has taken to lovingly calling "Altie").
  • Comments: A beautiful fic, alternately thrilling and simply flufftastic. Side effects may include insomnia and squeeitis.

Paradise Lost by unfolded73

  • Recommended by: Purple Bouncy Ball
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ten/Ten.5/Rose. Slash, het, NSFBS (Not Safe For British Schoolchildren).
  • Synopsis: A retelling of The Stolen Earth/Journey's End, in which Rose is still in this universe and married to the Doctor, with some martial problems stemming from a traumatic wartime experience. Ten.5 (dubbed the other Doctor by this author) enters the picture in the metacrisis, and things get a lot more complicated.
  • Comments: This is an OT3, so there is Tencest. The ending is very much a tearjerker; make sure you have tissues on hand. It manages to retell two episodes from Doctor Who without seeming like the author looked up the script and wrote out the whole thing with some names changed. Readers will be able to follow along, even if they don't remember the episode very well, as the fic describes various events that originated from the canon in a way that makes some people go, "Oh, yes, I remember that," and others think, "Hmm, I can't quite place this, but it makes sense and it fits." It's extremely well-written, with nary a grammatical or spelling mistake, and it could very well be a season of Doctor Who, if not for that fact that it's NSFW (there's explicit sex scenes) and it features polyamory. My biggest problem with it is that it ends, but what an ending!)

Twelve Cliches That Never Happened To Martha Jones

  • Recommended by peppermintflame
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Martha/Ten
  • Synopsis: It very nearly should be called '12 Times Martha Wanted To Kill The Doctor But Didn't'. It is very, very hilarious. To give a synopsis would be to ruin the beauty of it.
  • Comments: Great for Martha/Ten shippers, and the writer really has captured their voices.

As the Crow Flies by Empatheia

  • Recommended by Crackersdon'tmatter
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: House/Doctor.
  • Synopsis: Ten falls literally falls out of the sky and meets Gregory House for it. After that...well...the Q are involved. And bacon with a side of eggs. Oneshot, as it should be.
  • Comments: The polar opposite of comedy

The Long Way Home _thirty2flavors and goldy_dollar

  • Recommended by flamingpie
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ten II/Rose, Ten/Rose, Eleven/Rose, Eleven/River
  • Synopsis: "After losing the Doctor, Rose sets off to find him again." Is the summary provided by the authors. To say too much more would really spoil it. I'll just add that it takes a rather cliche plot involving Ten II/Rose and Ten/Rose and turns it wonderfully on its head.
  • Comments: The voices here are all wonderful. Eleven and Amy are a bit off, as this was written prior to series five, but not badly enough to be distracting, and they don't play the largest of parts anyway. It has what is quite possibly the most beautiful conclusion to any fanfic I've read in years.

Mendelian Inheritance by Fahye

  • Recommended by Syncretic Venture
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Doctor/Master
  • Synopsis: A three-part series called the Science Triptych. "They are what they become, which is the spotaneous dispersal of energy.

Which in English is entropy which in Italian is entropia which in Gallifreyan is a word which means destiny and also means enemy. On the population level it makes perfect sense but on the personal it simply means that they cannot touch without fighting to keep their balance."

  • Comments: A fascinating read that really nails the characters' voices and geeky science(ish) writing that made the show famous. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Be sure to click through and read the other parts, they are published as separate stories.

Chasing the Paradox by nemaline

  • Recommended by kyrilu
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Tenth Doctor/Simm!Master
  • Synopsis: "When the Doctor stumbles into his own future, he takes the chance to find a way to co-exist with an old enemy. But such things are rarely easy, and always come with a price - particularly when the Master is involved."
  • Comments: A very in-character Doctor/Master fic. Be wary of the R rating, though. The timey-wimeyness in this story is well-planned out - make sure to keep in mind the events that occur with the past, present, and future selves!

The Pandora Project by calapine

  • Recommended by kyrilu
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Tenth Doctor/Simm!Master. Rated PG-13.
  • Synopsis: At the end of series three, the Doctor and the Master end up travelling together and totally manage not to destroy each other or the universe. More or less. Meanwhile, Martha gets a job offer from UNIT, Jack fails to realise his team are a bit useless, and there's a giant squid for no good reason whatsoever.
  • Comments: Quite well-written Doctor/Master. A fun read.

Feeling Electric by ProfessorSpork

  • Recommended by: greeneyesrock, Kina Kalamari, caughtbluehanded
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler
  • Synopsis: A look at how the Doctor and Rose would've turned out if they were both always human. "She walks into the comic book store, and everything changes. An AU story. / "No!" she insists, but she's grinning and bumping his shoulder and he has never, ever talked to anyone like this before."
  • Comments: Very well written, with many bits of the show woven in through it. Well worth a read.
    • Kina Kalamari: I normally go out of my way to avoid all-human fics, but I was feeling reckless and gave this one a try. It's one of the best things I've read in a while. Definitely worth a read.
    • caughtbluehanded: Adorable, hilarious, wonderfully geeky and perfectly in-character.

A Life with Rose by Krazy Ky-Sta Hatter

  • Recommended by Mort 08
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ten/Rose
  • Synopsis: What if Rose never got stuck in the parallel universe? What if she got to spend the rest of her life with the Doctor?
  • Comments: At first glance, this story appears to be just another Series 3 AU, but it's turned about to be so much more than that. The author really does seem to have considered just how Rose would affect the stories (and vice versa), then altered them accordingly while keeping them recognizable. Everyone else has their moments too, especially Martha; now that she's no longer a Replacement Goldfish to Rose, she becomes a believable and interesting character in her own right. The story is still a work-in-progress, but definitely worth following; it even made "The Lazarus Experiment" pretty good!
    • Kina Kalamari: I read this, and I actually have mixed feelings about it. I agree that Martha was redeemed very well, but there were a lot of things in it that had me frowning. Particularly the fact that Rose and the Doctor keep rather huge secrets from each other, causing them both to be a little out of character. It is a fun read, but don't go into it expecting too much.

Being to Timelessness by Chocolatequeen

  • Recommended by dmcreif
  • Trope page here
  • Status: WIP, Completed Individual stories
  • Pairing: Ten / Rose
  • Synopsis: She’d once held all of Time in her hands, and when she did, she saw a timeline where it could finally be the Doctor in the TARDIS with Rose Tyler–just as it should be. She saw, and she pulled… A canon divergence series starting with the tail end of "Tooth and Claw".
    • Prologue - Eternity in Her Eyes: The Doctor looks into Time and sees a future where he’s with Rose forever. He can’t force it to happen, but he can leave Rose a hint. Set during "The Parting of the Ways".
    • Part 1 - To Make Much of Time: The Doctor thought he’d removed all traces of the Vortex from Rose, but there was still something of the Wolf about her. What would have changed if he’d been forced to face that–and if Rose had understood what she was becoming? An AU retelling of season 2, beginning in "Tooth and Claw" and following the changes through "Doomsday".
    • Part 2 - Time is Still A-Flying: With a bond and a promise of forever, the Doctor and Rose have managed to escape the trap set for them in Torchwood. But Time is not yet done with them. The Master is still in London and Election Day draws ever closer. He’s tried to separate them once; will they survive a second attempt? AU retelling covering "The Runaway Bride" and season 3.
    • Part 3 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: The Doctor and Rose made it through a year of the Master's hospitality, and now they're ready to get back to their old life—travelling the universe, and finding the trouble that's just the bits in between. Or at least they think they are. A disastrous voyage on the Titanic shows them that they aren't quite as healed as they've been claiming to be. AU of "Time Crash" and "Voyage of the Damned".
    • Part 4 - Taking Time: Their year with the Master left wounds deeper than they wanted to admit, but now, the Doctor and Rose are ready to take the time necessary to heal. Set in between "Voyage of the Damned" and "Partners in Crime".
    • Part 5 - Forever and Never Apart: After taking a year to recover from the Master, the Doctor and Rose are ready to travel again. But Time keeps pushing them forward, and instead of going back to their old life, they slowly realise that they’re stepping into a new life. Friends new and old are meeting on the TARDIS, and when the stars start going out, the Doctor and Rose face the biggest change of all: the return of Bad Wolf. AU retelling of season 4.
    • Hope is Where Forever Begins: It's the first day of their honeymoon, and the Doctor has taken Rose to the planet Esperas to enjoy their harvest festival. With the leaves crunching beneath their feet and the cool temperatures encouraging them cuddle, it's the perfect romantic destination. Part of the Being to Timelessness 'verse, but can be enjoyed on its own.
    • Timeless Outtakes: A series of missing moments in the Timelessness 'verse. Each chapter in this story elaborates on a moment that was mentioned in one of the longer stories. They should mostly be fluffy, or at least not angsty.
  • Comments: Rose's inclusion here in the season 3 and season 4 storylines is done much more naturally than other fics on this plot premise. Instead of just "move some characters' lines to Rose," we're given better emphasis as to just how Rose's presence changes the plot points of each episode. This series goes to lengths to fix up some other issues with the stories, remove some questionable plot devices (the Doctor's severed hand in a jar is destroyed early on, hence no more "shriveled old man" Doctor in the Master arc, and no Metacrisis Doctor in the stolen planets arc), and even provides improved character arcs for Martha and for Donna. I love the rewrite of season 4, because of the decision to add Jenny to the TARDIS crew as well as completely rework River Song into a much more passable character. The author has planned out several arcs to cover the 2009 specials and the Eleventh Doctor stories, rewritten to accommodate the Tenth Doctor, Rose, and their extended new TARDIS family.

All Couples Have Rows by Queen of the Castle

  • Recommended by: Rain Krystal
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ten.5 a.k.a. Handy/Rose
  • Synopsis: Rose Tyler will be the first person to admit that her life with the suddenly part-human Doctor did not start out happy. Nor has it always been bliss-filled even after the two of them settled into a relationship. But then, where would be the fun in that?
  • Comments: Sorry but I'm not getting the vibe. It feels incomplete and boring.

An Incredibly Odd Wedding by Sanguine Ink

  • Recommended by Kina Kalamari
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ten/Rose
  • Synopsis: Jackie calls Rose to tell her she's getting married. Rose drags the Doctor with her to attend.
  • Comments: Normally, pure fluff fics like this one leave me with a skeptical look on my face and a desire for something less ridiculous, but this one was a fantastic waste of ten minutes. Mostly a humor fic, it had me laughing out loud multiple times, and the whole thing was surprisingly believable, considering.

That Home I Find Outside Your Door by Queen of the Castle

  • Recommended by Jackdaw
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ten/Rose AU
  • Synopsis: There are lifetimes' worth of grand adventures, incredible far-off places and endless running for his life stored away inside his head. She's just not sure how much of it is his.
  • Comments: A 17k AU in which Rose has never left London and is still just a shop girl, and it had me sniffling and grinning and reading it over and over again. Even if Rose is not usually your cup of tea, this story takes a new perspective on her and her relationship with the Doctor, and it's very much worth your time.

The Twin Suns of Gallifrey by Sum Of All Things

  • Recommended by The Tenth Doctor Who
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Ten/Master Ten/Jack AU
  • Synopsis: It should have been a simple encounter. He was summoned to fix what the Time Lords had destroyed. He was the Doctor. It was his job to fix things. Wasn't it?.

A Genuine Prince by Licie OIC

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ten/Rose AU
  • Synopsis: The marriage law decrees: "Throughout the land, no one may wed, til the royal heir shares their marriage bed." The king was cursed into silence and the princess' step-mother rules the land with an iron fist, proclaiming that Rose will only be permitted to wed a REAL prince, but none can pass her "Royalty Tests." Sir Rory undertakes the task to find a real prince and he must hurry, before his ladylove, Amelia, begins to show that she is pregnant.

    Crossover Fics 
Children of Time (link to first story here) by Wholmes Productions

Fanfic/TimeAndFarawaySpace by Queen

  • Recommended by Master Fuzzy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Star Wars
  • Synopsis: Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex are on the planet Meioh, investigating a four-thousand-year old message: "Ahsoka Tano. Darkness falls on the Republic. Look for the Doctor. Beware the clones. Order 66. Ask Rex." Then Order 66 happens. And the Doctor gets involved. Cue a beautifully-written story, perfectly capturing the mood of both franchises, and causing some very important changes in the timeline. Highly recommended.


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