Fandom Category: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/known universe
Fic Title: Everyman
Rating/Warning(s): NC-95, spoilers for Torchwood finale
Genre: angst and fluff
Why This Must Be Read: A look, on Jack's side, of the relationship between the Doctor, Jack, and, let's face it, Martha. How he hurts every time he dies, but because he loves the Doctor with all his heart, will sacrifice himself over and over again. There's a running bit where the Doctor pops in and out of Jack's life, wanting to wish him a happy birthday, and he's always off by a little bit, and it's up to Jack to grin and remind him that he's either a 100 years too early or 50 years too late, and it's heartbreaking but fantastic to read. There's lots of flirty banter between Jack and Martha, and oohhh, there's Jack and Ianto and it's perfect. Everything about this fic is just right.
Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rory-centric, Amy/Rory
Fic Title: Vita Longa
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, spoilers for the fifth season finale, written pre-"Let's Kill Hitler"
Genre: time travel, flashbacks, character study
Why This Must Be Read: Oh god, I heart Rory with all of my heart. And the minute he popped up as a Centurion, I started screaming THERE MUST BE FIC ABOUT THIS SOMEWHERE. This fic does such a good job at crafting the two lifetimes our Rory spent, one growing up with Amy, and one growing up as a distinguished Roman. This was written waaaay before "Let's Kill Hitler," so obviously, the prequel bits of Amy and Rory getting together are very different, but I still haven't decided which version I like better. There's a lot of Latin, a lot of Rory getting it on with everyone, because, he's crazy gorgeous, a lot of Rory being a badass, of the heartbreaking romance between him and Amy - and, and, just SO MUCH GOOD STUFF.
Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Fic Title: You're Just My Cup of Tea, Or: Domesticity is Setting In
Rating/Warning(s): PG, spoilers through "A Good Man Goes to War"
Genre: lots and lots of flirting
Why This Must Be Read: There's a lot of angsty fic and vidlets made out of the Eleven/River ship, and it's expected, considering THEY HAVE THE MOST TRAGIC RELATIONSHIP OF ALL TIME. But you can't forget, they're the existential couple, who live in the moment, and their moments are just filled with shenangians and flirty banter. Dollsome captured all of these things in this wonderful, wonderful drabble, and it's just a gem to read. River comes upon the Doctor's cupboard of tea cups, and finds out little bits of trivia (did you know the Doctor gave Lady Gaga a disco stick and she USED IT WRONG?). And she lets slip the fact that the Doctor regularly feeds her tea. It's just a wonderful ball of fluffiness.
Happy reading, y'all!