A Different Kind of Adventure
Rating: All Ages
Progress: CompletedSummary: Rose and her journey with the Doctor and dyslexia.
Rec Notes: This is just a very sweet fic about Rose finally admitting to the Doctor that she has difficulty reading, and his reaction to that. I really love the Doctor in this, and although it's not very long, it is quite adorable. And there is Harry Potter, which makes it even better. *grins*
All That You Have Is Your Soul by Zweee
Summary: Rose gets lost. After living a nightmare for over a year the Doctor finds her again. But sometimes the healing can be worse than the trauma. As Rose tries to put her life back together the Doctor deals with the guilt of not finding her sooner.
Rec Notes: Okay - this is a dark fic. Rose gets captured on a planet and is forced into slavery. It deals with rape, and being a victim. The Doctor rescues Rose and is doing his best to heal her. This is sadly a WIP, but the angst and the scenes that are there are just beautifully tragic. Much angst and yes, this story does deal with Rose getting hurt in a way that makes a lot of people uncomfortable. I appreciate this fic because it doesn't focus on what happened, rather, what happens after the fact and how one copes and deals with such personal tragedy. It is a healing fic and I think that's very important in writing this kind of story. Take note of the warnings - it might not be your thing. But I enjoy dark fics, and so you might as well.
Rating: Adult (some are All Ages, some are teen - but some are adult, so I'll just give it an overall rating of Adult)
Progress: Completed, but hopefully there will be more. :)Summary: There are honestly so many different stories that make up this series, it's impossible to summarize, unless you summarized each individual fic, and as it's already done in the Chaosverse Chronology, I'm not going to do it here. The Chronology puts the stories in order as to read them, but I will admit that two or three of the links are "iffy" and you will probably have to google the correct section of the story to begin with. As it's only available via livejournal to read, and there are many chapters to some of the stories - just be careful about making sure you start at the beginning of each story. Everything is very clearly labelled, and I made it through, so I'm 100% positive you will be able to sort it out as you go as I did.
Rec Notes: To me, this is the most EPIC, the most beautiful, the BEST of Doctor Who fanfiction that is available. Earlgreytea68 has created a universe that gives the Doctor a family - he's not alone anymore, and it's the most brilliant thing ever imagined. There is angst and wonder and emotion and everything wonderful that makes reading worthwhile, and if you ever ready anything of Doctor Who fanfiction - make this it. The standard has been set, and it's breathtaking. I adore the Doctor and Rose's relationship, I love how the Doctor is characterized. I love how it remains true to canon, even though it's not. This is the first story where I care as much as or even more about some of the OC characters than I do the canon characters. Brem might just be my favorite character in fanfiction ever, and I was shocked at that discovery. Go read this. Seriously. Go now. And prepare yourself, because it will be a very good, very long, and very worthwhile read.Cloisters
Progress: CompletedSummary: The TARDIS is dying. She forces the Doctor to make an emergency landing on the planet Ruul. With no cure readily available, all Rose and the Doctor can do is try to settle down and build a new life.
Rec Notes: I love the storyline where the Doctor and Rose are forced to live like the natives. This is a very sweet, very angsty, and very romantic story. It feels slightly fairy-tale and the author's use of description is lovely. There is also some beautiful artwork
for the fic.Cold Comfort
Progress: CompletedSummary: The Doctor had his back turned, so he didn't see how badly Rose's hands shook as she wrapped them around the thick mug.
Rec Notes: This story is gorgeous. Of course, it's angsty (most of the fics that I recommend are, because I'm twisted - I give no excuses). Something horrible happens and Rose doesn't understand what's happening to her, and the Doctor is too busy with the TARDIS to notice until it's almost too late. The Doctor figuring it out is just lovely - he very much takes care of Rose and comforts her. The epitome of hurt/comfort and I adore it.Curb Appeal
by Sonic Jules
Rating: All Ages
Progress: CompletedSummary: Ten and Rose... Always expect the unexpected. Accidents do happen. Anytime. Anywhere. Even when you're home. Seven chapters total.
Rec Notes: A Doctor/Rose friendship hurt/comfort. Rose is badly injured and the Doctor has to care for her. I just really like the way that it's written in Rose's POV with the Doctor carrying her and fixing her. It's very romantic, even if it's only a friendship fic.Feast
Progress: CompletedSummary: Some phrases seem to transcend time and space as Rose is about to find out.
Rec Notes: This is the best oral "shag or die" fic out there. It's unbelievably sexy and hot. My only complaint is that there isn't a part 2.Goodnight
Rating: All Ages
Summary: The Doctor reflects on a small ritual that he and his companion Rose have in their friendship. When she is exhausted from one of their missions of mercy, he tries to give her rest and sees again how comforting a ritual can be.
Rec Notes: This is a very sweet one-shot where the Doctor gets to act more like a father-figure to Rose rather than a love interest. I think it's lovely. Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Progress: CompletedSummary: The Doctor and Rose find themselves forced to get to know one another in all sorts of ways.
Rec Notes: The Doctor and Rose are kidnapped by matchmaking aliens. What could be better? This is a hopelessly romantic and smutty fic, and definitely a "aliens make them have sex" kind of story, but it's extremely well-written, very emotionally churning, and a lovely roller coaster of lust vs. love and exploring the more physical aspects of the Doctor and Rose once they admit to their feelings for one another. It's very hot, very kinky, and it's got all of the great cliche's all in one, from aphrodisiac fruit to handcuffs. You will enjoy it!Skin Deep
Progress: CompletedSummary: Rose and the Doctor struggle with the aftermath of her experience as a captive on a harsh, unforgiving planet.
Rec Notes: This is a Rose/Doctor friendship fic and it beautifully captures Rose getting hurt and the Doctor being there for her and healing her. He is so gentle with her and eases her into admitting to him what happened during her capture so well. I really do love it.
Some Slightly Unusual Mistakes
Summary: Because playing with cliches is fun.
Rec Notes: I adore this trilogy. It's sexy, it's fun, and it's romantic. The Doctor is hilarious and I love the misunderstandings - it makes for a good romance story.
The Calm Before the Storm
Progress: CompletedSummary: This is the story of a journey for the Doctor and for Rose, as the Doctor comes to terms with his guilt and her mortality and lets go of guards and walls long built up. This is a story of a yearning for deeper meaning even when the mind rejects its validity.
Rec Notes: This is a story in The Process of Becoming
series. "Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death." - Anais Nin
I particularly wanted to recommend The Calm Before the Storm because it is my favorite of the series, although I will also recommend Voyages of Discovery
as it's heartbreakingly beautiful and has an ending that really was surprisingly lovely. What can I say about Kalleah's writing? It's slow-moving, taking time to write each necessary detail to paint a glorious universe that one seems to take a deep breath in and calm down. It's completely lovely and poignant and beautiful. Her characterization of the Doctor is one that I've fallen in love with - he's wise and old and yet, still Ten in that wonderfully open slightly eccentric way. She captures Rose in a more mature way that I've seen in other fics, giving her the knowledge to understand the Doctor in a way that no one else is able to, and yet - there is still so much about him that is unknown to her, and it's very much a story about her discovery of who he is and who they can be together. There is an OC character that I love almost as much as I love Wilfred and in the end, it's wonderful that the Doctor has someone other than Rose to call a friend. I had never imagined the Doctor with a bunch of monks, but it's such a magnificent story that you will be amiss if you don't go and read it right now. This story can be read alone, but my recommendation is that you begin with To Be Human
, which is a one-shot that sort of jump-starts the series.Vision
Rating: All Ages
Progress: CompletedSummary: When one sense fades, the others are said to sharpen. But will that be enough as the Doctor and Rose face a distressing situation?
Rec Notes: I really love this story. The Doctor gets blinded and Rose has to save the day. I love the Doctor needing to depend on Rose, and I really love Rose stepping up and being able to take care of the Doctor. I love the twist at the end and the Doctor's reaction when he discovers something. I love angsty fics and especially fics where the Doctor needs help without being portrayed as "weak". The characterization is great, the plot is interesting, and this is one of my favorite Rose fics.