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Title: A Change is as Good as a Rest
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Characters: Donna/Rose
Length: 2,918 words
Summary: Now Rose had a half Time Lord - half human lounging on her sofa watching the X-Factor, and the heart of a TARDIS growing in an empty jam jar in her kitchen.

Since EoT, I've discovered not one but two pairings that can lure me out of my Doctor/Rose enclave, if infrequently - Doctor/Master (oh the lovely crack), and Donna/Rose. I don't even have an explanation for the latter; Rose seems like she'd actually get along better with Martha, but there's some sort of multiplication of awesome effect going on with the alternative D/R, so let's all just roll with it, shall we?

There is a sad dearth of Donna/Rose fic, but the one good story I've managed to uncover is very, very good indeed. This story has full-on Time-Ladied Donna as I've never seen her before, interacting with a mature, slightly weary Rose. Nor does it shy away from dealing with the repercussions of the metacrisis - so, yep, warning for a bit of post-JE angst, although I think I prefer this ending for Donna to the one given her in canon.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/15495
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Title: When the Lights Go On Again
Author: [personal profile] elspethdixon and [personal profile] seanchai
Characters: Steve/Tony, Hank/Jan, Carol/Wanda, Clint, ensemble (Classic Avengers)
Length: Epic!
Summary: Aliens have invaded earth, and the Avengers are scattered. While Steve leads the resistance, Tony once again finds himself playing captive scientist. In the midst of a violent alien regime, separated by seemingly insurmountable boundaries, Steve and Tony have nothing to keep themselves going but each other.

The last chapter of this behemoth was just posted, so I sat down to finally read it and finished the entire story in one afternoon. What can I say about Elspeth and Seanchai's Steve and Tony? They are the goddesses of this pairing, and they never fail to deliver. What really made this fic stand out from the rest of their works is how well it functions as an ensemble story. My only complaint is that I would've liked more Peter, because he is so perfect as written by these two.

Link: http://community.livejournal.com/cap_ironman/177544.html
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Title: It blew her to Anytown, USA and that's my middle name
Author: [personal profile] pene
Pairing: Buffy/Faith
Length: 2700 words
Summary: There's not much use for it now, with everything so quiet on the evil front, but in Faith's head there's still a "the" before her title. Faith. The Vampire Slayer. She figures Buffy can have one too, for old time's sake.

Gorgeous and kind of unexpectedly...sweet, especially for a couple usually so combative. This is a story I read again and again, and it's definitely a story that reminds me why I love Buffy/Faith. I prefer this vision of Buffy's future to the one presented in the comics.

Link: http://pene.livejournal.com/347531.html

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