Twisting in his grasp, Rose cranes her neck to look at him, finally, and there he is, all furrowed brow and tight mouth and eyes glittering with anger, and god, if she wasn’t so irritated with him right now, she just might kiss him.
“That’s what you were going to do, isn’t it?” she asks instead.
Eyes widening, the Doctor only has a moment to let his mouth drop open in surprise before another gentleman steps in—time to change dance partners. Rose slips into position with the newcomer without so much as a blink or even a glance in the Doctor’s direction, never faltering in her rhythm; a quick peek at the Doctor moments later tells her that he has allowed himself to be swept up in the tide of dancers, sidling up to his new partner across the room.
Rose turns away, swirling in her partner’s arms, but she can feel the eyes of the Doctor boring into her. She shivers despite the summer heat.
“That’s beside the point,” he whispers when they meet again, touching palm-to-palm first with one hand, then the other. “I’m a Time Lord.”
“Really? First I’ve heard of it,” Rose replies drily.
“I’ve been doing this for a long time, Rose. A very long time. I understand the risks.”
Rose rolls her eyes. “And stupid apes don’t.”
At least the Doctor has the decency to flinch at those words. “That isn’t what I meant.”
“Of course it is,” Rose sighs, and they both step back, granting a berth for other dancers to flit gracefully between them. “After all,” Rose continues when they reconnect, hands clasped, “I’m hardly one of the most accomplished women who ever lived, am I?”
Hello! Since I’ve had trouble writing lately I decided to compile a comprehensive rec list! Here are a few things to keep in mind as you browse through:
This is a long list and as a result I have sorted everything into different categories to make it easier to go through, however be aware that many of these fics can fit into various categories!
I have done my best to provide enough warnings on each fic so that nobody reads something that would make them uncomfortable, but again since there was so much fic to work with there is a good chance that I missed something, so PLEASE be sure to read other warnings that the author may have provided.
If you do catch something that does not have sufficient warnings on it or if a link is not working PLEASE let me know so that I can fix it!
Do you read Doctor/Rose fanfic? If so, what are some of your favorites?
hahahaha anon do I read d/r fic? do I ever? have u seen the contents of this trash blog? d/r is the otp around here and I waste waaaaayyy too much of my life reading abt these idiots
As for fic rec I’ve got 3 places that you can look to begin with:
Allegoricalrose (the queen of d/r fic rec) has a massive compilation of d/r fic rec lists and great taste in fics + sections for loads of tropes. You can find her recs here
I have a fic rec tag (which I used to have a link for idk if I do anymore) anyways you can find it here
have you checked out the ficandchips tag? this is the tumblr d/r fic tag and it’s glorious for the most part.
As for specific recs I’m personally attached to, I’ve got a few that I can rec sorta offhand. My descriptions are shit so please bear with me
Human Nature by countrygirl914 I love this fic! It’s a human nature au with rose + I’m a sucker for those anyway. This isn’t your normal human nature fic though; it’s not set in 191?, it’s not set in farringham and the doctor gets to keep his personal memories. It’s well written, and all the characters are spot on. The author does a really nice job of ‘deconstructing’ ten (if you will). There are also a number of really sweet scene with ten and jackie, where ten is beginning to discover that he’s got a family with the tylers. In summary it’s really sweet with good doses of angst. It’s one of my favourite human nature aus.
The Winter Season by teawithlemonlookie here it’s another human nature with rose au. This time it’s nine/rose and they’re on another planet. It’s so beautifully written. Rose finds out that dr. john smith (chameleonarch!nine) is her husband, and she struggles loads with her feelings for both the doctor and john. Their eventual coming together creates some really nice smut that’s both beautiful and really really hot. Of course being the doctor and rose there’s always bound to be trouble right around the corner. In their style, they’ll face it together
One Crowded Hour by allegoricalroseThis fic was probably my favourite fic of 2014. It’s a baby!fic, which I’m also a sucker for lol. There is some potentially triggering material esp in the beginning, which allegoricalrose has outlined somewhere on her blog. Other than that it’s got so much sweet fluff, that it could be cotton candy. tbh I think allegoricalrose has described it as ‘an ode to fluff’ or something like that. There’s a good amount of UST too which plays out oh-so-nicely. allegoricalrose’s ten and rose are straight on, she’s done them a good deed here.
The Wolf and the Thief by gallifreyslostsonThis one’s the first in a series entitled written in the stars and it’s a series 1 + 2 rewrite. The premise is really interesting: rose isn’t supposed to exist in Pete’s World, and because of it, she’s being forgotten and is fading away. The tardis is able to save her, but sends her back into herself at 19 right when she meets the doctor. Things go from there. In the end though the whole series is about the two of them saving each other. Jen’s The Wolf and the Thief was one of the very first really long fics that I ever read and it’s stuck with me ever since. The sequels howling with the storm (a series 3 rewrite w/ rose), The Importance of Shields (a voyage of the dammed rewrite) and Just a Bit Unlikely (wip series 4 rewrite) are all equally awesome!
A Place for us to Dream (wip) by thexlostxgirlxWhat if the doctor and rose switched levers in doomsday? What if the doctor was the one who fell and ended up trapped in pete’s world? This is another one of my fav 2014 fics. I’m really looking forward to what sam comes up with next for this fresh take on the series 3 rewrite with rose.
Defenders of the Universe by AintFraidaNoGhostsI think this may be an abandoned fic, but I’m not sure. Despite this, it’s still a fun fic and great premise. At the end of doomsday both ten and rose end up in pete’s world.
Battle In the Sky by bubblygal92This fic is pretty much the single greatest 50th rewrite/time war fic. The bulk of it is eight/rose which I love. Battle in the Sky is pretty much now the bulk of my time war with rose headcanon and is really well written and quite often deliciously dark.
Worthy of Her by abadplanwellexecutedThis sweet fairly short is what got me into fanfiction. I think I first read it in the beginning of 2012. The doctor and rose are very much in character. Being the doctor and rose they of course find trouble the minute the show up on the planet. The doctor ends up having to go through a number of silly challenges to win her back from a horde suitors. It’s silly and sweet and always worth a reread.
Shielded from View by rointhetathe doctor and rose get really really drunk and get together, in the morning they don’t really remember it + they go on like normal. Things however have a way of outing themselves. This is a really sweet fic too with a touch of angst. Can you tell I’m a sucker for d/r fic featuring fluff?
Distance (wip) by lauraxxtennantAnother baby!fic yay. the doctor and rose have already been in a relationship pre-GitF. When the events of GitF happen as they canonically happen rose, who has recently discovered she’s pregnant has a good argument out with the doctor and then leaves him. Don’t worry though, the two of them can’t stay away from each other for too long.
Winner Takes All by LN29Although this fic is a part of the author’s step by step verse’ it stands alone well. (I don’t remember if I’ve ever read the rest of the verse) In fact this fic, up until the very very end could very well be a novel in it’s own right. It’s exceedingly well written and fun read. A group of people wake up in what seems to be a cave, and they cannot remember anything, they have no idea who they are, where they are etc. They each end up carrying a number for a name. They are many challenges they’ll have to face if they’re to make it out alive. As a warning this fic is pretty dark in parts.
Miles to Go by wishiknewwhoAnother d/r baby!fic. The entire fic is inspired by the super awesome death cab for cutie album narrow stairs. The doctor and rose started a relationship, and she ended up pregnant. He freaked and left rose in london with her mum. she ends up raising their child as single mum, though she seems fairly depressed and lonely. One day aliens come after their daughter, and the doctor and rose meet again, and their daughter meets her father. The doctor and rose have to learn how to relate to each other esp for their daughter’s sake, and the doctor has loads of apologising to do. There’s a good amount of angst + their daughter is p cute. To add to the fun, there’s a couple of cute one shot companions to this fic
Stardust by timorous_beastiethis series 3 introspection is pure angst and it’s beautifully written. I might have cried just a bit the first time I read this little gem.
Chase the Dark by fogsblueThis fic is the ultimate in dark!doctor/time lord victorious breaks the rules and retrieves rose post WoM (for him) This fic is chock full of interesting stuff: dark!doctor, time lady!rose, buckets of angst and hothothot smut. It’s also safe to say that there’s a strong non-con warning on this one.
First Time by orellianBlueThis cute four-parter is a great imagining of how the two of them first get together. There’s also a touch of alien!anatomy in this fic too, but it works well.
This list is by no means exhaustive and is mostly off the top of my head. I’m considering making an actual fic rec list sometime in the future. In any case happy reading nonny!
ooooh hi i heard you have a little list of post-new earth fics?? :))
Yes, I do :D
I’m sure that I am forgetting a few, but I’ve included fics that I either remembered or found while looking over the past few days and would recommend. (unsurprisingly, I rambled a bit and this got long)
During the episode (I know you said “post” but these are too cute not to include)
This one feels very much like it could have been a deleted scene in the episode — she captures the dynamic between the Doctor and Rose perfectly and also offers great insights into what the Doctor might have been thinking as he looked Rose up and down, before declaring her “pink and yellow”
Ooooh! Yesss! I think I have a few of those. Good ask, Nonny. We needed a list for Movie based AUs. Here it is:
Fic Rec: Doctor/Rose Movie AUs:
Who’s Got Mail, by @whoinwhoville 10
(K) 15k. You’ve Got Mail - Rose Tyler owns a little children’s
book shop. John Wolfe owns a massive chain of mega bookstores. In real
life, they despise each other, but in the cyber world where they know
each other as ShopGirl and Doctor10, they just might be in love.
(Recced by @natural–blues)
What You Like, by@thebluewolfhowling 10
(K) 35k. Decoy Bride -
A/U. Jonathon Arbor is planning on marrying Renee Poisson, the most
famous person in all of entertainment. However, because of some
complications, now he’s not too sure she’s the one for him.
(Recced by @natural–blues)
Yet to Come, by@dimensionhoppingrose 10
(T) 35k. The Fault in Our Stars -
A/U. Rose Tyler is a dying girl. And she’s okay with that. Or at least she
was, until a certain boy comes along and turns her entire worldview
(Recced by @natural–blues)
Stowaways, by @ofstormsandwolves 10
(K) 45k. Treasure Planet -
Future AU, set in a Spaceport. Theta Sigma had dreamed of travelling the
stars ever since he was little. But when something happens that could
mean he’d be stranded on his home planet Astor forever, he takes matters
into his own hands. Planning on charting his own course across the
stars, he didn’t count on getting his best friend Donna and her younger
sister Rose muddled up in it. With the three of them running away from
things in their lives, they soon find that travelling the stars isn’t as
perfect a lifestyle as they’d dreamed…
(Recced by @julibellule)
Tale as Old as Time, by@bluedawn0123 9
(T) 40k. Beauty and the Beast - Rose Tyler is a peculiar girl who’s never
quite fit into her poor, provincial town. The Doctor is a Time Lord who
has sequestered himself away, cursed and unloved.
(Recced by @julibellule)
Stepford, by@allrightfine 10
(M) 30k. Stepford Wives - The Doctor and Rose lands in a little town, in
the near future where not being married is a crime. They have to play
the game of husband and wife for a few days.
(Recced by @julibellule)
The Academy, by @kelkat9 10
(T) 65k. XMen - Rose Tyler doesn’t think she fits in her new
school. But with the help of her fellow students, she will learn that
being different is a good thing.
(Recced by @julibellule)
Off Balance, by@licieoic & @lunarsilverwolfstar 11
(M) 25k.Center Stage - Rose is accepted into the prestigious Gallifrey
Ballet Academy. Despite her vow to not get distracted, sparks fly when she meets one of their cocky dancer who
calls himself ‘the Doctor’.
For all Time, by@emkaywho 10
(T) 40k. Ever After -
A/U. Once upon a time, there was a young girl, who loved her father very
much. After his sudden death, the girl faced many hardships. It would be
ten years before another man would enter her life. (Recced by @chiaroscuroverse)
(M) 55kChocolat - In the quiet little town of Gallifrey, things are
about to change when the daughter and son of Countess Noble comes back
(Recced by @chiaroscuroverse)
Ship of Dreams, by@licieoic 10
(M) 30k. Titanic -
A/U. John Noble, a member of the privileged upper class, is expected to marry
a rich French aristocrat to save his family’s finances. Everything he’s
ever known will be challenged when he meets Rose Tyler, a poor but
compassionate artist, aboard the doomed Titanic. (Recced by @hanluvr)
Christmas in Gallifrey, by@licieoic 10
(T) 30k. Matchmaker Santa -
A/U. John is escorting his boss’s girlfriend to Jack’s family estate in
Aberdeen when their rental car breaks down in the small town of
Gallifrey. While they are stranded over Christmas, a little holiday
magic might turn their relationship from friends to something more. (Recced by @hanluvr)
The Breakfast Club, by @greatbigouterspacedunce10
(T) 20k. The Breakfast Club -
Rose Tyler is stuck in a Saturday detention with 4 other students
including John Smith, the notorious troublemaker. Can the events of one
day change them from complete strangers to friends or maybe more? (Recced by @buffyann23)
The Cutting Edge, by @bittie75210
(M) 30k. The Cutting Edge -
Rose Tyler was a rising speed skating star until one mistake derailed
her promising career. John McDonald was a pairs figure skater with a lot
of talent and a lot of attitude. Both of them had one last shot at
glory, each other. Provided they don’t kill each other first. (Recced by @buffyann23)
The Family Man, by
(K) 40k. The Family Man -
Based on the wonderfully romantic film of the same name (2000). The
Doctor wakes up to the complete domestic experience with Rose Tyler and
their two half-Time Lord children. As he struggles to understand his
new life, he begins to realize what he’s been missing all along. (Recced by @buffyann23)
A Fair Rose, by @bittie75210
(T) 30k. Sabrina -
Rose is the chauffeur’s daughter and is hopelessly in love with Jack,
the playboy, youngest son of a wealthy family. But he never seems to
notice her, unlike his older brother. (Recced by @buffyann23)
You can also check out our #crossover tag. Lots of suggestions there too.
If anyone have any suggestions, don’t be afraid to add them or send them to our askbox. Hope it help. Enjoy ;-)
I don’t usually publish them (holler at people asking questions logged in! thank you!), but I sometimes get asks for fic recs, and beyond just my fic recs page, which is just generally reblogged fic, I usually at least try and figure out what somebody’s looking for before I rec something.
From that, I’ve recently come to realize, in answering these asks and talking about fic, that I mentally group authors into about five different categories, and then I rec (and read!) from there.
So I’m gonna write some of these down, like an off-the-top-of-my-head thing, with some current authors, in case anyone is looking for a specific type of story.
(Obviously everyone writes outside of these things, but these are my go-to, gut designations when I’m looking for a specific thing — everyone is amazing, I love you all, etc.)
In honor of surpassing 250 followers, and making my 2000th post (this is it, btw!), I’ve decided to do a follow forever to thank all of you who have been riding the crazy train that is my blog. Even if you aren’t mentioned here by name, know that I appreciate each and every one of you!
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of my favorite authors, both past and present, for sharing your beautiful writing–and all the time, effort, and imagination that entails–with us. I cannot tell you how much some of your stories have meant to me, nor what joy they have brought me at times when real life has been a challenge.
fic rec list please: fics you read after your soul has been crushed by angst (you know the ones you reread over and over again) .. i want to see if we share some :D
Haha, sure :D.
This is an extremely subjective list of what I would call my “go to comfort fics” that I return to again and again. Of course newer fics I’ve read aren’t on here since I haven’t had a chance to re-read them yet.
I'm looking for some Nine/Rose (or even Ten/Rose) one shots. Any recs? I'm on fanficdotnet and Teaspoon, but I'm fairly new to both sites.
Oh dear, my sweet Nonny…
I read just about everything Nine and Rose that comes under my nose, but I’m a little bit more selective about Ten and Rose, largely because there’s so much more of it. That said, the stories that tend to stick with me are usually longer ones.
That’s not to say that I don’t have some one-shot recommendations, however.
First, a few authors and recommendations from each:
(Quick note: a lot of these authors are on multiple sites, in case you prefer another one, but I’ve been on Teaspoon longest, so my bookmarks are a bit more extensive there)
Also, this author has one of my favourite one-shots of all time, though it doesn’t actually fit your requirements, I have to share it here anyway. Four More Months is possibly the loveliest thing I’ve ever seen written from Jack’s perspective. Go read it now.
Okay, so this ended up being WAY longer than expected when I first got this ask. I’m going to stop there, though I could probably go all day. I know I’m missing a lot of people/stories, so if anyone wants more than this, ask away.
During our 8-hour car ride today, at one point I asked my kids if they wanted to stop for a snack. They both said “YES!” at the same time. Then my 5-year-old daughter turns to my son and gleefully cries, “Jinx! You owe me some bacon!”