Pairing: Rose Tyler/The Doctor
Fic Title: Feeling Electric
Rating/Warning(s): Teen (some "fade to black" type sexuality)
Genre: comedy, romance, fluff (smidges of light angst)
Why This Must Be Read: Okay, so let me get this out of the way: I hate all human, high school AUs. I used to run into them all the time in one of my other sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, and they really aren't my cup of tea, for a variety of reasons. Despite that, I cannot help being utterly charmed and won over by this absolutely adorable, fun and fantastic all human, high school Doctor Who AU. The basic premise is simple: the Tenth Doctor is a geek working in a comic book store, Rose is the girl who wanders in.
What I especially love about this fic (series of shorts, really-see below) is the great characterization of the two of them, their relationship, and how the author deftly blends and incorporates fun nods to canon into the fic ("the Doctor" and "Bad Wolf" are their comic book codes names, the Doctor considers naming his car Bessie). The whole Doctor/Rose-ness of them comes shining through, the AU never feels forced, and the whole thing reads as a loving, light hearted homage to Doctor Who and the whole "high school AU" genre. A perfectly delicious bit of happy fluff- these fics always put a smile on my face.
There are several other short fics in this series, all equally wonderful. They are: Set Me On Fire, Pins and Needles Part 1 & Part 2, & Static