March 19th, 2012

AU challenge - DW - A Game of Equals

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: River/Eleven, background: Amy/Rory, Martha/Micky and Rose/Nine
Fic Title: A Game of Equals
Author: irony_rocks
Link: LJ or AO3.
Rating/Warning(s): Mature.
Genre: AU. Epic (94k).
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: This has already become a fandom favorite, and with complete justification. I cannot begin to tell you how awesome this fic is, because I'll just spasm a whole lot with my flailing. AU. He’s a seasoned double-o with a penchant for deep blue aston martins and high-tech screwdrivers. She’s a former jewel thief imprisoned for a murder she says she didn’t commit. When she escapes from prison to help him track down the stolen crown jewels, they’ll find they have a lot more in common than expected. It takes that idea, first inspired by some artwork, and just runs with it. It has everyone, and I mean everyone of the new!whoverse - Eleventh Doctor, River Song, Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Mickey Smith, Martha Jones, Craig Owens, Rose Tyler, Tenth Doctor, and Ninth Doctor. All the regenerations have their own character in this 'verse, so you have stuff like Nine interacting with Eleven. How cool is that? And all the characters get time to shine, perfectly voiced in this AU setting.

It's got a deft hand at plot, because it does this clever thing where it takes from canon and then transplant bits of it into this AU. You see familiar faces pop up in unexpected yet awesome ways. It's long, and funny and heartbreaking and dramatic and dark and light and hot and...

Just read it, okay? You'll thank me.

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