Pairing: Rose Tyler/Tenth Doctor
Fic Title: Belle de Jour
Genre: Character Study, Romance, Smut
Special Rec: 27 of 30
Why This Must Be Read: For me, "Belle de Jour" is one of *the* stories written for Rose and the Doctor. There's something in how it combines an unsentimental and almost viciously sharp examination of the characters with a beautifully expressed look at what it means to love somebody like the Doctor that just slays me. It's like the author rolled up everything that is epically, cosmically right with them having a relationship with all the reasons it's a terrible, doomed-to-end-badly idea and wrote this fic for me to point at and say "See? See? Just like that."