Illyrian Type Bronze Helmets with Gold Funerary Masks
These were discovered at the cemetery site of Archontiko in Pella, Greece. Pella was the ancient capital of Macedonia. The helmets and masks date to after 530 BC. These were probably only used as grave goods for a warrior’s burial and not for protection during battle.
Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was king of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on military campaigns, and created one of the largest empires of the ancient world by the age of thirty, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle until his death in Babylon in 323 BC.
A proper reunion, the way it should have been. No regeneration, no metacrisis, just shameless, unabashed fluff.
(I blame @chocolatequeennk for making me need to write this instead of my various other WIPs. Regardless, reunion feels shall not be denied and this is the result. I hope you enjoy!)
The Doctor edged out of the TARDIS warily. He could tell by the viewscreen that they’d landed, of course, but after all the effort it had taken to get them there, he and Donna both needed to feel the solid ground beneath their feet.
“It’s like a ghost town,” Donna said in a hushed tone that befitted the abandoned street.
“Sarah Jane said they were taking the people,” the Doctor observed in the same tone - it was certainly unnerving to be anywhere in London without a soul in sight. “What for?”
He turned to Donna without waiting for a response. “Think, Donna. When you met Rose in that parallel world, what did she say?”
Rose would know. Rose is coming back. She is returning. It had taken monumental effort for the Doctor to focus, even with the scale of the current crisis - the only thing keeping him going was the knowledge that Rose would be right in the thick of things.
“Just… ‘The darkness is coming,’” Donna said uncertainly. The Doctor fought the urge to yell in frustration.
“Anything else?” he asked, not entirely successful at keeping the impatience from his voice.
It wasn’t fair to Donna, he knew her memories of the bubble universe were shaky at best, but he found it hard to believe that Rose would have been so vague with the fate of the multiverse at stake. It didn’t sound like her at all, and it was taking every ounce of his self-restraint not to be resentful of Donna. He needed Rose, with an ache that sharpened every day, and yet Donna was the one who had seen her, spoken to her…
He dragged his errant thoughts back to the present, the way he’d needed to do with increasing frequency since Shan Shen. Donna looked like she was about to answer, then she stopped and stared at a point over his shoulder with eyes softer than he’d ever seen them.
Unprecedented Spark by @skyler10fic: Full disclosure, demi!Doctor is one of my most sacred headcanons so this was everything I needed. More exactly like this please!
Forever and Never Apart (Chapter 6) by @chocolatequeennk: next part of the Pompeii saga!! Love the Talk Rose has with Donna and how improved the Doctor’s inner monologue is with his wife beside him
Getting Through (Chapter 5) by @khaelis: it’s not often you come across something so inventive that completely makes you believe you’re on an alien world with the Doctor and Rose, but this does! Beautiful references to their time spent apart, and is something wrong with the Doctor?
A Shop Girl With A Broken Fob Watchby @licieoic: Fanfiction is at its best when worlds collide, and that’s exactly what this is: fanfiction at its best. Broadchurch? Doctor Who? Doctor/Rose? Hardy/Rose? Why choose? They’re all here, all fantastic, and the denouement is one of the best I’ve ever read in any Ten/Rose fic.
that we whisperby @lvslie: yes, I read it again. Might as well get used to seeing it on these rec lists because I may never stop reading it. Nightmare h/c is best h/c and this is perfection.
I Will… (Chapter 2) by @hellostarlight20: Does retaining a telepathic connection make BWB worse? Yes. Does everything make BWB worse? Yes it does. Do I care? Not as much as I probably should, because this is beautiful.
As Long as We Both Shall Live (Chapter 3) by @chocolatequeennk: Gorgeous conclusion that ends it perfectly, as was never in doubt! Barcelona (sort of), Bad Wolf!time senses (always), and fluffy fluff makes everything I need in a Tentoo fic!
Taking Timeby @chocolatequeennk: Got the urge to reread this one (again) after the anniversary dance from this popped into my head and I ended up reading the whole thing. And then the end of Time is Still a-Flying, of course. This is still one of my favourite stories of all time and definitely sets the bar for emotional consequences fic.
For Whom His Hearts Beat by GroovyKat: one of the most unique reunions I’ve ever read. The emotions of their Library reunion is so fantastic and I get a kick out of the Doctor telling River exactly where to get off, despite the fact that I don’t really feel that way about the character. This is a personal favourite. (Ten x Rose)
Limit of the Voidby Rachel_Lu: I love fics that find a way to reference their shared history together through the Doctor’s memories in a way that makes their separation all the more poignant… and their reunion, too!
The Engineer’s Giftby
shan21non: Firefly. Doctor Who. Crossover. Need I say more? Okay I will: Doomsday fixit. Tenth Doctor/Rose. Mal/Inara. And some of the best characterisation I’ve ever seen in a fic. Not just of the Doctor - this person writes Firefly better than Whedon. Go read it - yesterday.
Roses and Ghosts by LizzyLovegood: the most unconventional reunion fic I’ve ever read. Mostly Jackie-centric. ‘Is your name the Doctor? Come in for a free Rose.’
Lost Thingsby @thebaddestwolf: an old (or future, depending on how you look at it) adventure plays a part in reuniting the Doctor and Rose.
Homecomingby @lastbluetardis: with a marriage bond, the Doctor is able to tell the moment Rose is back in his universe after the adventure with the Adipose.
For Warmth of Heartby Toppbanana: the Doctor gets lost in the snow and dreams he’s been reunited with Rose. But she’s still there when he wakes up…
Keeping Alive: Doctor/Rose reunion crossover with SDoaCG? Yes please.
Desperadoby bubblygal92: one of the best reunion fics I’ve ever read that doesn’t really focus on the reunion, instead Rose’s life in Pete’s World and Vortex Hopping (not dimension hopping) until she finds the Doctor… or the Doctor finds her? Really honestly, just read this. It’s incredible.
“Pella was founded in 1847 when 800 Dutch immigrants led by Dominee Hendrik (Henry) and settled the area. The name “Pella” is a reference to Pella in the Perea, where the Christians of Jerusalem had found refuge during the Roman-Jewish war of 70; the name was selected because the Dominee and the rest were also seeking religious freedom. It was the childhood home of Wyatt Earp, whose father Nicholas Porter Earp had settled on a farm near Pella. His brothers Warren and Morgan were born in Pella.”
Lean on Meby @countessselena: Established Nine/Rose with Rose being the bamf we all know her to be - this time, the Doctor’s the one on damage control. So wonderful!
Call of the Void (Chapter 2) by @fadewithfury: a nailbiting follow up to an incredible first chapter! The setting/reunion is so unique and I can’t wait to see what happens next!
On Degrees of Foreverby @thebaddestwolf: I reread this periodically and with July starting up I needed a gorgeous reunion fic so of course I returned here. LDRs are one of my favourite tropes, especially unique takes on them like this one. Truly original and one of my favourite stories ever.
Forever Bad Wolfby @chocolatequeennk: I’m really glad I got my JE reunion published before this one, if only because then people would notice it. This fic is beautiful, romantic, everything I need in a reunion (it’s Nancy, so this should go without saying.) If you’re one of the tiny minority who has yet to read this fic, go do it. Now.
With This Ringby @chocolatequeennk: Cute, fluffy setup to a bonding fic that I’m sure will rip out my heart in the best possible way. Stick around, because amazing things are a-coming!! (I know this, because Nancy.)
Forever and Never Apart (Chapter 9) by @chocolatequeennk: Conclusion of Planet of the Ood. More of Rose and Donna being brilliant as always and spades of protective!Doctor as well as Rose and this fic makes me so happy you have no idea. Do yourself a favour and read it, if you haven’t already!
The Lame Shall Enter Firstby @lastbluetardis: another favourite in my quest for reunion fics, this one is 6 chapters of sheer glory. Reunion, hurt/comfort angst, fluff and telepathic bonding/bad wolf!Rose… everything I love in one fic, actually. Absolutely wonderful.
Beneath the Midnight Skyby @lastbluetardis: The dimension cannon drops Rose in the middle of a tour bus bound for the sapphire waterfalls of Midnight, and the Doctor has already been taken over by the entity. A super awesome, unique take both on the episode and the reunion!
Siúil A Rúinby Vampiyaa: Two/Rose and Nine/Rose because it’s something you never knew you needed until now. Nine is a little late picking Rose up and she is comforted by a strange man in a park with a recorder. Cute and lovely!
Ageless, Timelessby Vampiyaa: One/Rose, and one of the most adorable things you’ll ever read, were it not for the specter of Jimmy Stone hanging over all. In which One is the best thing that ever happened to Rose, and vice versa.
A Lapse In Fate (Chapter 18) by @lostinfic: Betty is being so brave in the face of Borrel’s machinations, my heart goes out to her so much! The cliffhanger ending had me on the edge of my seat!