THE KISSING GAME | PART III: A Mug’s Game
Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler
Genre: Humor, Romance, Fluff
Rating: All ages for this chapter
Summary: The Doctor and Rose visit a blanket bazaar, and she tries on a lipstick that turns invisible when applied — until you look at someone you want to kiss. Neither wants to admit that they want to kiss the other, and it turns into a game of who’ll give in first.
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A/N: Sorry for the long wait.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who. I just like to torture the characters and the readers.
“Funtivia Forty-four!” The Doctor beams at Rose and slams down a button on the console. “Huh? Huh?” He fires off a pleased look, nodding and waggling his eyebrows.
She rubs away the lingering remnants of sleep from her eyes. Although she went out like a light the second she hit the pillow, she had a fitful night. After what happened – or rather didn’t happen – on the sexist planet with the trolls, she had no idea where she and the Doctor stood and it seeped into her dreams, filled them with hot-and-cold acts and games taken too far. Now, newly awake and yet not downed her first cuppa of the day, her brain has a difficult time remembering why Funtivia Forty-four sounds familiar.
Oh, do I ever…
SMUTTY TEN/ROSE FIC RECS
A really good reference for older fics (I get the feeling the lists haven’t been updated too recently?) is Bad Wolf Rising. Check out all the ‘reading rooms’ on the right hand side of the page, the themed reading room is my favourite… Check the comments below each list too for additional recommendations.
One of my favourite writers of smut is rointheta : her fics are gorgeous and the plots are amazing, especially if you’re into long, drawn-out sexual tension: check out In the Dark, Questions, Dares, and Deflections, Drawn Together, and Two Weeks especially. She also has some great one-shots. Actually, read all her stories; you won’t regret it.
I also love love love basically anything by these writers:
- jellyneaufan (e.g. Heeled)
- rudennotgingr (e.g. Turpentine Chaser)
- sinecure (e.g. the Priest!D ‘Verse)
- leftylain (e.g. Llamas and Jail Cells and Shagging, Oh My!)
- re-sile (e.g. Chained)
- mariechambers (e.g. Taking Turns)
- WhoMe (e.g. Kings and Lords)
- RadiantTopaz (e.g. Of prophecy and demons)
- allrightfine (e.g. Target Survival Maneuvers)
- rallalon/bendingsignpost (e.g. Scratching the Itch)
- tardismate (e.g. New Boots and Panties)
- jinni (e.g. Matchmaker, Matchmaker)
Specific stories also include:
- The Cool Burn of Midnight (SCAngel)
- A Bit Weird (Jezebel)
- Double Negative (Jezebel)
- A Splash of Orange, A Thread of Gold (Abelina)
- Tethered (naughtybunny23; actually, anything by this author!)
If you’re also into Nine/Rose (OMG that relationship in fics is just the BEST) or multi-era, I recommend
- TeaWithLemon (e.g. The WInter Season and Cannon in Canon)
- red light special (e.g. Laundry)
- Kitten (ALL)
- Lillibet (ALL)
I’ve definitely missed some of my favourites: I don’t bookmark very well so I’m relying a lot on memory. And some of the best tend to leave me… quite brainless by the end… :-)
I’ve tried to link to Ao3 sites whenever possible because although I read mostly on Teaspoon, I know it can be awkward to leave comments/reviews under your own name for the smuttier of fics. But authors LOVE acknowledgement, even if the story is years old, so take advantage of the anonymous ‘kudos’ feature on Ao3 if you enjoy any of the above fics!
p.s. I’ve tried to find tumblr sites for all of the above authors by I may have missed a few due to screen name changes etc. If there’s anyone I should include a blog link for, let me know!
Hmm. That doesn’t seem like a broad enough trope to sorta… be the theme of the fic. Can you be a little more specific maybe with what you’d wanna see?
Hoping to post an update this weekend. :) :) Feedback helps me feel motivated, so thanks for sending this.
» Idris Elba // Lucy Liu // Hrithik Roshan // Angel Coulby
Summary: After a stressful trip to an alternate universe, Rose wants nothing more than some time with her mother, to help her get past feeling like she had lost both of her parents. When she and the Doctor arrive at the Powell Estate, however, Jackie is nowhere to be found. Where is her mother, and how will Rose and the Doctor handle this turn of events?
Rating: All Ages
CHAPTER FIVE: INSIDE THE SHIELD
The TARDIS slowly materialized in its new location—somewhere south of Paris, according to the Doctor—while Rose tapped her foot, waiting almost immediately inside the doors.
“Hang on a mo,’” he told her when it finished, watching her until she nodded tersely. He quickly checked monitors and readouts. “This does seem to be the right place. Definite presence of psychogenic camouflage from multiple sources within the house. Best I can tell, we’re looking at maybe five or six Krace inside, though that’s just an estimate.” He fiddled with some switches on the console, then walked over to join her on the ramp. “Ready?”
She nodded, uncrossing her arms to take the Doctor’s hand when he offered it. He gave hers a squeeze, and she took a deep breath, then opened the doors.
I just have to say, I personally don’t think that your novice, as you put it, shows at all in Before it Breaks. The balance of all those different elements that you listed has actually been what has impressed me the most. I’m always excited for more!
Jeeez. Thank you so much! That’s wonderful to hear. I need to add an addendum to the meme response about what review made my day. Even though this isn’t technically a review. Anyway. Thank you!
Six random facts about me :)
I was tagged by allrightfine
9. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
Probably Before it Breaks. It’s got a lot of… stuff. People to keep track of. Feelings, motivations, actions, conversations. It’s also just long. It demands to be long. I think we’re over the halfway mark now and it’s the longest story I’ve ever written. Standstill was hard, too, at certain times. I was getting really blocked in the middle and it was a limiting situation. But it was seven chapters and then it was done. BiB is going to be 17 or 18 at least. So, y’know. I am such a novice with writing longer fic, and it shows.
18. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
I outline. I have an overall story outline and a loose notes document too. And I incessantly talk to people about the story. These conversations (usually with betas, occasionally with other friends too) generate the insights that I then stick into my outline. That, and I have to thoroughly outline each chapter before I write it (plan out each scene) or I get blocked.
37 and 38. Answered :)