pella

Hunting of deer, detail from the mosaic floor of mosaicist or painter Gnosis in the ‘House of the Rape of Helen’ at Pella, late 4th century. BC, Pella, Archaeological Museum.

Κυνήγι ελαφιού, λεπτομέρεια από το ψηφιδωτό δάπεδο του ψηφοθέτη ή ζωγράφου Γνώσιου στην 'Οικία της Αρπαγής της Ελένης’ στην Πέλλα, τέλος 4ου αι. π.Χ., Πέλλα, Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο.

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HISTORY EDITS: Alexander the Great (July 356 BC - June 323 BC)

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. 

Shatter and Collide

1628 Words, Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Ao3

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.

“Why don’t you ask her yourself?”

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Fic Writer Wednesday 6/14

In which I read too much fic™ (every week’s caption). 


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Nine/Rose

Gallifrey, For a Moment by @goingtothetardis: Gorgeous Ninth Doctor feels. This is how it happened, absolutely.

Ten/Rose

please stay by @megabadbunny: far, far too much angst. This will rip your heart out through your stomach and you should absolutely read it :D

can I kiss you? by @lastbluetardis: 100% canon certified. This was their first kiss.

courage, dear heart by @starsandfairytales: Someone must always be the Doctor. This was painful but beautiful.

A Bit Dull by @jem-scribbles: GitF? What GitF? This is what actually happened and you will never convince me otherwise.

take my coatby @lastbluetardis: Ten/Rose wedding fluff? Don’t mind if I do!

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? 

At the End of the Day by @goingtothetardis: This fic has it all. Love confessions, telepathy discussions, sexy timez, Gallifrey… seriously go read it!

A Way to Move Forward by @goingtothetardis: If you know me, you know I love me some Doctor angst. And this delivers. Absolutely perfect, and the treatment of Martha is spot on as well!

A Shop Girl With A Broken Fob Watch by @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 whisper by @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.

Trembling by @tenscupcake: too much angst? Absolutely yes.

5 Times People Asked Rose Tyler About the Father of Her Baby by @lauraxxtennant: the kidfic to end all kidfics, so far as I’m concerned. Rose is perfect in this, running the full gamut of emotions that she would be expected to in this situation. One of my favourite fics ever!

Tentoo/Rose

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!

Eleven/Rose

ways to say I love you by @lastbluetardis: Also canon. The amount I am Here For Eleven/Rose reunions cannot be measured and this is perfection!

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taken care of by @goingtothetardis: gorgeous Hannah/Hardy perfection.

More Missing Scenes by @fadewithfury: Hannah/Hardy, Season 3. I saw this when it was posting on tumblr but I had to scroll because I hadn’t seen it yet. So happy to have read it now! :D

Where Oceans Meet by @fadewithfury: Fake relationship perfection, angst perfection, Hannah/Hardy perfection… Did I mention this was perfect?

Here For You by @fadewithfury: Why yes, I did require a police procedural with healthy doses of protective!Hardy. So damn gorgeous.

Little Moments by @lostinfic: because I simply cannot get enough of these two and this is exactly why!

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By Any Other Name (Chapter 7) by Khirsah: Dorian PoV of the infamous scene that started it all. Heartwrenching and beautiful, as always, and the gorgeous babies are so close to finally meeting!

Fic Writer Wednesday, 7/12

In which I read Too Much Fic. (I will be all about the reunion fics until the month is over, FYI.)


<<Doctor Who>>

Ten/Rose

Catalyst by @chocolatequeennk: An outtake from possibly the most painful Doomsday story I’ve ever read. Just… so much beautiful pain.

To Bring Them Home (Chapter 1) by @chocolatequeennk: Possibly the most painful Doomsday story I’ve ever read. Wanna know how you make Canary Wharf worse? This is how.

Forever and Never Apart (Chapter 10) by @chocolatequeennk: Donna settles in to her new life on the TARDIS with an alien ball. Gorgeous descriptions, Doctor/Rose fluff - what more could you want?

Taking Time by @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.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by @chocolatequeennk: Yes, I also reread this one. Again. Because I love it, and because I’ve had a few weeks where I hadn’t reread any of Nancy’s older stuff. It was a natural progression after Taking Time anyway.

Where the Love Light Gleams by @chocolatequeennk: I reread this one too, because I needed Nancy reunion feels and this is wonderful.

Forever and a Day by @chocolatequeennk: see above. I love the day of fun in the snow as they just enjoy the simple pleasure of being together at last, and the ending is sheer perfection.

Fifty Ways to Say I Love You (Chapter 5) by @chocolatequeennk: Huzzah! This is being continued! And the chapter was so sweet! First kisses are the absolute best!

Snapshots of Forever by @chocolatequeennk: such a beautiful summary of their relationship together <3 I adore this so much, no less because of what will inevitably follow.

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)

A Place for Us to Dream (Chapter 56) by @dimensionhoppingrose​: Midnight begins! I feel so badly for Rose… it’s really not fair!

The Victorian, the Bookstore, and the Fireplace by @kelkat9​: In which fireplaces can be a good thing. And an endless maze of books! And the Doctor and Rose not being able to see each other for a bit despite being reunited! This is simply wonderful in every way!

When Time Lords Wander Off by @kelkat9​: the Doctor is reunited with Rose while… incredibly high.

Limit of the Void by 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 Gift by 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.

Camping Mishaps by @khaelis: Ten/Rose at its best - our two dorks, in love, being adorable.

Making Choices by @ofstormsandwolves: This incredible fic! It’s a fixit, but it also addresses Rose’s agency in a way that made me want to stand up and cheer!

to lead myself here by @goingtothetardis: Rose says ‘no’ to Bad Wolf Bay. The emotions in this are palpable! Only acceptable use of caps.

once more unto the breach by @lauraxxtennant: “Just pretend, for a little while, that we have all the time in the world.” Gorgeous and sweet!

tangled up in blue by @lizann5869: the classic balcony reunion! So beautiful!

Dreams of a Different Life by @veritascara: kidfic and reunion rolled into one. I love the interludes of the Doctor’s dreams, and Rose’s reactions are so painful and believable!

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 Things by @thebaddestwolf: an old (or future, depending on how you look at it) adventure plays a part in reuniting the Doctor and Rose. 

Homecoming by @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 Heart by 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.

Desperado by 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.

Doctor/Rose

Everyone’s Got Something by @cryofthewolf: Rose comforting Three. Adorable and perfect.

<<Dragon Age>>

By Any Other Name (Chapter 9) by @khirsahle: The opening cutscene of Inquisition, in the Fade… from Dorian’s POV. My poor, poor baby. Next chapter they meet, and I simply can’t wait!!

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Pella, Iowa
Population: 10,352

“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.”

Fic Writer Wednesday, 7/5

In which I read Too Much Fic™.


<<Doctor Who>>

Nine/Rose

Lean on Me by @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!

Ten/Rose

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 Forever by @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.  

A Thousand Synchronous Points of Light by @onthedriftinthetardis​: a gorgeous and well-researched historical fic that is wonderfully fluffy and the smut is super duper hot. Go read! 

Forever Bad Wolf by @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 Ring by @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 First by @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 Sky by @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! 

A Place For Us to Dream (Chapter 54) by @dimensionhoppingrose: Part One of Forest of the Dead. Donna’s stuck in the dream world and Rose is making horrible life choices. So pretty much business as usual :P

Getting Through (Chapter 6) by @khaelis: The mystery deepens! What’s wrong with the Doctor? Why is he being so evasive? So happy to get another chapter of this fantastic fic!

One Tiny Thread of Light by @khaelis: a Doomsday fixit in which the title is both literal and figurative. Absolutely gorgeously written, and a nice balm for the pain that is Doomsday month.

Every Doctor/Rose

Terra Glacies by Vampiyaa: Four/Rose plus reunion fic? Yes please!

Siúil A Rúin by 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, Timeless by 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.

<<Teninch>>

Mercier/Betty

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! 

Casanova/Rose

Diary of a Single Rose by @ktrosesworld: Casanova moves in next door to Rose, who has been single for far too long. Shenanigans ensue, first Casanova’s alone, but then… ;)

<<Dragon Age>>

M!Hawke/Fenris

Fire, Walk With Me (Chapter 58) by @khirsahle​: Shit Goes Down, and I am Here for it! The way the battle with the Qunari is described is chaotic, uncomfortable, and spot on. (m!Hawke x Fenris)