etherati: (DW - five specs)
Title: Running the Banner Down
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Five, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan in the periphery.
Date Written: 2009
Summary: Tear down the person you were, get out from under the shadows, rebuild with what you have left. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like enough, and sometimes the cost is too high.
Rating/Warnings: G. No warnings.
Notes: I imagine all of his regenerations have involved some degree of letting go and moving on, but none like this one. Quote is from "I Could Give All to Time" by Robert Frost.
Spoilers: Various points ranging from Castrovalva to Earthshock.

Reinvention doesn’t brook half-measures; this business is all or nothing. )

etherati: (DW - ten/master)
Title: Flowers on Fire
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Various Doctors, Various Masters, Doctor/Master if you squint.
Date Written: 2007
Summary: They burn, in the darkness and the light, circling round each other like binary stars just on the edge of nova. They both burn, but they do not burn the same.
Rating/Warnings: G - nothing offensive, amazingly.
Notes: Clearly the new series has done away with all of the looms/no children/etc nonsense, and good riddance I say. Quotes courtesy T.S. Eliot, ‘Ash-Wednesday’, 1930.
Spoilers: SE03 finale arc, and other scattered bits.

Even here and now, as young as they are, they start to make plans. )

etherati: (DW - fourbw)
Title: Combien de Temps
Chapter(s): 5-7 - Inside
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane.
Date Written: 2007
Summary: Good faith, bad faith, dead worlds, fake gods, and what happens when you stop believing in yourself.
Rating/Warnings: PG for some disturbing imagery.
Notes: Title translates loosely to ‘how much time’. This is my attempt at a multi-part story, with a plot, that does not tie into any existing episodes/plot holes/missing scenes. Some new series continuity later on. ALSO: This will eventually be finished. I promise.

Somewhere in the white, they fall into one another. )


etherati: (DW - fourbw)
Title: Combien de Temps
Chapter(s): 1-4 - Outside
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane.
Date Written: 2007
Summary: Good faith, bad faith, dead worlds, fake gods, and what happens when you stop believing in yourself.
Rating/Warnings: PG for some disturbing imagery.
Notes: Title translates loosely to ‘how much time’. This is my attempt at a multi-part story, with a plot, that does not tie into any existing episodes/plot holes/missing scenes. Some new series continuity later on. ALSO: This will eventually be finished. I promise.

We’re going to crash. Probably die. And your jokes are getting worse. )

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etherati: Blue-tinted tenth doctor (DW - ten blue)
Title: Parallax
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Hologram!Tenth Doctor, Simm!Master.
Date Written: 2007
Summary: We change to fit our environments, our times, the places we’re forced to call home. We change to fit our enemies, and in the process, become like them – hunting monsters and all that.
Rating/Warnings: PG, minor language.
Notes: This struck me at first as a purely humorous idea, was just going to be a drabble- then it presented itself as a reasonable scenario as to why the Master would end up in modern-day London of all places, THEN it insisted it was also an interesting character piece showcasing just how much more alike these characters have become over the years. Sorry. I can’t ever just write Silly without it turning into Serious.
Spoilers: Utopia.

He’s not sure whether to be worried for his own prospects, or proud. )

etherati: (DW - fourcolor)
Title: Last Year's Blooms
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Fourth Doctor/Sarah Jane (sort of), Jack, the Brig.
Date Written: 2007
Summary: Learning to dance, relearning the dance of the left-behind, and things blowing up.
Rating/Warnings: PG, if only because when things blow up, people often die.
Notes: Unusual for me! A story that is 51 percent or higher lightness and OKness. (By weight, not by volume, no guarantees, check local ordinances, handling fee applies.) Alternating POV.

Somewhere in the course of regeneration, he’s inexplicably lost his ability to be polite and diplomatic in the face of authority and its often unreasonable demands. )

etherati: (DW - ten/jack)
Title: Diminishing Returns
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Jack
Date Written: 2007
Summary: Ten and Jack and their respective baggage collide in the Torchwood Hub. Sometimes you need something more real than a belief, to cling to. Neither of them is ready for it.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13. Slash, non-explicit sexuality. A mild, theoretical reference to suicide. Some disturbing imagery.
Notes: This has been done a thousand times, but it’s also pretty old, from back before it HAD been done a thousand times. I sat on it for a long time and just before the end of SE03 realized that HAY I SHOULD PROBABLY POST THIS. Before it became not just future AU but instead that dreaded beast, revisionist AU. So, not as polished as my usual stuff, but I think, worth posting back when I still could. Not exactly ‘dark’, but not in any way sweet and fluffy. Boys got issues. Title is from the song of the same name, 'Diminishing Returns' by Harvey Danger, my favorite dysfunctional Ten/Jack song.
Spoilers: PoTW, I guess. In that Jack's still alive. It's a stretch.

The stranger takes off his glasses and says something Jack won't remember later. )

etherati: (DW - ten/martha)
Title: Closer to Fine
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha
Date Written: 2007
Summary: The Doctor is very good at pretending that he’s fine, but he’s running on fumes, and hiding in the shadows is no way to replenish your light. Post-42.
Rating/Warnings: G. Nothing offensive.
Notes: Angsty, but it ends well! There’s a first for me, geeze.
Spoilers: 42, I guess.

She found him the third night in the TARDIS kitchen, staring at a jar of marshmallows with an intensity that made her want to turn tail and hide before he noticed her. )


etherati: (DW - tentired)
Title: All Around Me
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, memory-cameos of One, Four, Eight, and Nine.
Date Written: 2007
Summary: "I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad- The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had." He doesn't have a deathwish, not exactly - but it feels like one sometimes.
Rating/Warnings: PG. Anyone easily squicked by morbid thoughts should read with caution.
Notes: This is unusually dark, even for me. If you want to listen to the song that inspired this(Mad World), I’d recommend the Gary Jules version.
Spoilers: Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks, Gallifrey backstory, Genesis of the Daleks, the Time War, PotW.

The survivor, watching from the shadows, holds his breath. )

etherati: (DW - ten shadow)
Title: Eclipse
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Rose, Sarah Jane.
Date Written: 2007
Summary: All that is now, and all that is gone, and all that’s to come. Even imaginary friends have nightmares.
Rating/Warnings: Eh prolly PG, some disturbing imagery but not terribly descriptive.
Notes: This assumes canonicity of the Big Finish audios in a few places.
Spoilers: All over the place, but vague.

The moon only masks the brightness because the people seeing it are so much smaller still. )


etherati: (DW - eightwarsaw)
Title: Into Warsaw
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor/Romana, sort of.
Date Written: 2007
Summary: The Doctor has said goodbye many, many times, and the message rarely changes, no matter it’s a person or a universe. Time War.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, genocidal themes.
Notes: This assumes canonicity of the Big Finish audio storylines. Also, it doesn’t quite jive with the ‘fall of Arcadia’ line, unless you take that to be a metaphorical reference rather than a literal one. SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF. Sorry.

Maybe she had learned something from him, all those years ago. )



etherati: (DW - eightconsole)
Title: No Fear of the Dark
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor, Lucie.
Date Written: 2007.
Summary: The future looms more dangerously than the past, and there are scarier things than oblivion.
Rating/Warnings: G. No warnings.
Notes: End of the BBC7 radio broadcast 'Phobos'. From the telemovie it seemed that this incarnation had more precognitive ability than others, so I don't think this is too far from the realm of possibility. Was I the only one who thought 'time war' when he said "The things that I am afraid that I might do one day"?

What did she care, anyway? Stupid old fop. Let him keep his horrible traumatic secrets to himself. )


etherati: (DW - ten x)
Title: Calculus
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor
Date Written: 2007
Summary: f(x) = 1/x : The simplest of equations. The limit as x approaches infinity is zero. The limit as time approaches forever is nothing. Life is just math, in the end. Post-Doomsday.
Rating/Warnings: PG for one single possibly disturbing line.
Notes: If you're looking for a story where the Doctor is SO IN LOVE that he tears apart two universes trying to get back to Rose, this ain't it. Math is beautiful, and math teaches us to accept the trailing ends of infinity as the lost causes that they are.
Spoilers: Doomsday. Earthshock, sorta.

The numbers fill the paper, beautiful and honest. Sometimes, truth and beauty are all he needs. )


etherati: (DW - eightgrace)
Title: Fishbowl
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor, Grace.
Date Written: 2007
Summary: Introspection post-TV Movie. The Doctor has this problem, see, where he cannot ever let go or give up on anyone. It'll be the end of him one day.
Rating/Warnings: PG, minor language.
Notes: Just a bit of a character study. Kudos to anyone who can figure out what the title references.
Spoilers: Only the entire TVM.

The thing about it is, my stupid ideas were in my blood. His were in his head. )

etherati: (DW - ninerosehands)

Title: Only Scars
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Rose, Ninth Doctor
Date Written: 2007
Summary: Badwolf in the throes of its birthdeathloveburningechodarknesstimeshatter. The sun's so bright, it leaves no shadows.
Rating/Warnings: PG for theoretical/time-splintered character death.
Notes: Oneshot, PotW Rose/badwolf POV. Just a thought on how traumatic it must be to be in a very time-sensitive state on the cusp of creating a predestination paradox.
Spoilers: PotW, though if you haven't seen it, this won't likely make enough sense to be spoilery.

it says live and it says die and it says die so that he may live and she is falling into herself and why does it hurt and )


etherati: (DW - eight grey)
Title: The Atheist in Your Foxhole
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor
Date Written: 2006
Summary: People have many reasons for fighting the fight, and sometimes the best reasons come from the most unexpected sources. Better not to question them. Time War, on the eve of the Big Bad.
Rating/Warnings: G. No swearing, no violence, nothing objectionable. Some righteous indignation, but that’s it.
Notes: A thought on the Time War, the Doctor’s motivations for being there, and how generally untrusted he was among the Timelords.
Spoilers: If you don’t know how the Time War ends, I can’t help you.

These people are many things; Scholars, scientists, politicians, artists, bureaucrats, administrators, teachers. But they are not soldiers. )


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