sapphire_child: (my hands are small I know; dw; ten/rose)
Better Days PG-13, Ten/Rose
The much anticipated follow up to where The Art of Being Human left off. Warning: this story contains awkward conversations, a veritable Holiday spree, Banana Daiquiris, a bit of kissing, an unexpected present and a Chinese Dragon Puppet. Make of that what you will and Happy Chinese New Year!

And I don’t need boxes wrapped in string, and desire and love and empty things / just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days )
sapphire_child: (can't let you go; dw; eleven/rose)
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know Eleven/Rose, Amy PG-13
He is lonely despite himself, painting pictures of a girl that he sees only in his dreams. But as dreams turn to nightmare and love to loss the fragile seams of his existence begin to unravel, leaving his companion to pick up the pieces. But who will hold her together? AU set during season five.

Written for the [community profile] doctor_rose_fix Holiday Fix A Thon for this prompt

It’s the 1970’s and he develops a taste for paisley and a dark corduroy coat which is fraying at the cuffs. She tries out bell bottoms and gets a casual job in a little shop and makes sure to come past to make him tea and remind him that he needs to eat every once in a while. )
sapphire_child: (your hand in mine; dw; nine/rose)
He was a punk, she did ballet Nine/Rose AU, PG
There is something so much more to it than that though. It’s in the way his eyes soften when she apologises for wasting trips to go and see another ballet when they’ve already seen a million of them. It’s in the way he watches her dance, how willing he is to sneak her into lessons with exclusive ballet companies using the psychic paper...
Written for this prompt at the TTU fic-a-thon.

She doesn’t expect him to tackle her as she walks home and wrestle her dancing bag off her though. Or to turn up at her house a few days later to steal her new Pointe shoes because apparently they’ve been manufactured by an alien company intent on taking over the world. )
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To the fans of AoBH,

I am truly, truly sorry for not getting this chapter out sooner but this story has turned out to be even LONGER than I thought it would be and I've been agonising over the end of it for several months now (damn my OCD!) because so many people have invested so much time in this fic (a fact that continues to humble and amaze me) and I don't now want to rush the end and do a half arsed job because you all deserve so much more! (So much more...!)

So thank you for your amazing and ongoing patience (and the gentle, ongoing digs at me on totally unrelated journal posts to write more of this XD). You guys are all so incredible and I've been enjoying all of your comments so very much. This whole fic has been a massive labour of love and I'm going to be very sad when it's all over and posted :( but in the meantime, have a new chapter (FINALLY) of The Art of Being Human.

xx sapph

~*~

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The Art of Being Human – Chapter 10/11 PG-13, Ten/Rose, John Smith/Rose
AU. With John Smith gone and the Family defeated, Rose returns to life on the TARDIS with the Doctor. But things aren’t like they were before and it seems like the Doctor might not be able to help Rose heal after the loss of John...

Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter Eleven, Epilogue

Previously, in the Art of Being Human... )

Chapter Ten )
sapphire_child: (back in my arms; dw; ten/rose)
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Crossed Wires PG, Ten/Rose
What if, at the end, Rose paused just a moment longer before heading upstairs?
Doctor who is not mine etcetera.

It all would’ve been fine if he’d managed to hold himself in for five seconds more. )
sapphire_child: (NOBODY LISTENS; dw; eleven)
Must be tired. Finishing off an entry for [profile] then_theres_us and went googling text from Pride & Prejudice before realising - duh - I HAVE A COPY OF IT ON MY BOOKSHELF.

*facepalm*

In other news, I am terrible at completing WIP's so anybody waiting on tenterhooks for the last chapter/epilogue of The Art of Being Human? I apologise. My muse is being a right proper cow and is not letting me write most of it. Luckily, it is turning out to be a longer final chapter than I thought so...it might actually be two! I am going to work on it in a moment (or at least attempt to) but because people have been asking (and I am lovely) I have decided to post a cookie from it for you. Shhh, don't tell anyone ;)

No more yielding than a dream... )
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The Art of Being Human – Chapter 9/11 PG-13, Ten/Rose, John Smith/Rose
AU. It is the autumn of 1913 and Rose has found herself the wife of a man who doesn’t really exist. Between the fear that she may truly learn to love John and the ever present knowledge of his true identity, Rose is forced to re-evaluate both her life and loves. And all the while the Family of Blood draws nearer to their prey...

Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter Eleven, Epilogue


They ran, Rose clutching her shoes in one hand and her skirts in the other. Her first instinct was to go to the TARDIS and John merely followed her lead without question. It wasn’t until she began to draw near to the shed where it was hidden that she began to realise that she couldn’t take him there or the Family would find it too. Well, that and she didn’t want to have to explain the TARDIS to John. )
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The Art of Being Human – Chapter 8/11 PG-13, Ten/Rose, John Smith/Rose
AU. It is the autumn of 1913 and Rose has found herself the wife of a man who doesn’t really exist. Between the fear that she may truly learn to love John and the ever present knowledge of his true identity, Rose is forced to re-evaluate both her life and loves. And all the while the Family of Blood draws nearer to their prey...

Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter Eleven, Epilogue

Rose tried to flatten herself even further against the window and it was as she spread her fingers against the glass that she discovered she was not alone... )
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The Art of Being Human – Chapter 6/11 PG-13, Ten/Rose, John Smith/Rose
AU. It is the autumn of 1913 and Rose has found herself the wife of a man who doesn’t really exist. Between the fear that she may truly learn to love John and the ever present knowledge of his true identity, Rose is forced to re-evaluate both her life and loves. And all the while the Family of Blood draws nearer to their prey...
Author's Note: Huge huge HUGE apologies for the massive gap between chapters! Real life just came up and bit me in the ass in a rather major way in the past few weeks and my muse completely hated this chapter and wouldn't cooperate at ALL. Majorly frustrating. I've been writing lots of stuff for [livejournal.com profile] then_theres_us to get my writing mojo back into gear and apparently it's worked because - hurrah! - new chapter for you all. Anyway, the exciting stuff all starts to happen from here so I hope you forgive me for the long wait and enjoy the final few chapters of this. I think there will be between 3-5 more to go after this one and maybe an epilogue but I'm still not 100%. Enjoy and much grovelling apologies and love, sapph xoxox

Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter Eleven, Epilogue

Rose regarded John’s red face a moment and then grinned in realisation. “You’re scared of my mum.” )

->
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The Art of Being Human – Chapter 5/11 PG-13, Ten/Rose, John Smith/Rose
AU. It is the autumn of 1913 and Rose has found herself the wife of a man who doesn’t really exist. Between the fear that she may truly learn to love John and the ever present knowledge of his true identity, Rose is forced to re-evaluate both her life and loves. And all the while the Family of Blood draws nearer to their prey...

Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter Eleven, Epilogue

No manip this time around. Have a poem instead – because I am SUCH a bastion of great literature (ha). Read into it what you will and why I’ve included it in this story ;D )

As far as Rose knew there was no self help book written in the history of the universe for a 21st century girl stranded in the early 20th century trying to have a relationship with an alien unknowingly masquerading as a human. That didn’t stop her for searching through the TARDIS library for one though – just in case. )
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The Art of Being Human – Chapter 4/11 PG-13, Ten/Rose, John Smith/Rose
AU. It is the autumn of 1913 and Rose has found herself the wife of a man who doesn’t really exist. Between the fear that she may truly learn to love John and the ever present knowledge of his true identity, Rose is forced to re-evaluate both her life and loves. And all the while the Family of Blood draws nearer to their prey...
Author's Note: I'm back at uni as of this week so the chapters might be a little bit further apart again for a while. I will be doing my damndest to get it finished over the next few weeks though so don't lose heart! It will be finished, I promise. Also, a huge thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed so far - it's so wonderful to get so much amazing feedback from you all! Much love to you all xoxo Ellin

Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter Eleven, Epilogue

Rose frowned for a second and then nearly laughed when she realised that John had just apologised to her for basically attempting to seduce her into having makeup sex with him. How...modern. Instead of laughing and upsetting his delicate sensibilities however, she reached for his hand under the blankets and squeezed it. )

Chapter Five ->
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The Art of Being Human – Chapter 3/11 PG-13, Ten/Rose, John Smith/Rose
AU. It is the autumn of 1913 and Rose has found herself the wife of a man who doesn’t really exist. Between the fear that she may truly learn to love John and the ever present knowledge of his true identity, Rose is forced to re-evaluate both her life and loves. And all the while the Family of Blood draws nearer to their prey...
Author’s Note: A special thank you to my mum for her help with this chapter. After all these years she’s so used to me asking random questions for stuff I’m writing that she didn’t even bat an eyelid when I started drilling her on early 20th century wound care :P also my apologies at the long wait for this chapter. I literally agonised over it and the following chapter so I hope it's worth the wait :)

Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter Eleven, Epilogue

She had never expected a man who wasn’t meant to be real to have secrets. )

Chapter Four -> (and a manip)
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The Art of Being Human – Chapter 2/11 PG-13, Ten/Rose, John Smith/Rose
AU. It is the autumn of 1913 and Rose has found herself the wife of a man who doesn’t really exist. Between the fear that she may truly learn to love John and the ever present knowledge of his true identity, Rose is forced to re-evaluate both her life and loves. And all the while the Family of Blood draws nearer to their prey...

Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter Eleven, Epilogue

Rose tried her utmost best to concentrate on the stories but John had a penchant for Charles Dickens that was painfully reminiscent of her first Doctor. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she had long ago been forced to read Dickens at school and after slogging her way through two and a half odious chapters of David Copperfield, she had chucked it in the bin. )

Chapter Three ->
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The Art of Being Human – Chapter 1/11 PG-13, Ten/Rose, John Smith/Rose
AU. It is the autumn of 1913 and Rose has found herself the wife of a man who doesn’t really exist. Between the fear that she may truly learn to love John and the ever present knowledge of his true identity, Rose is forced to re-evaluate both her life and loves. And all the while the Family of Blood draws nearer to their prey...

Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter Eleven, Epilogue


“This,” she muttered as she smoothed leaves and twigs out of her hair. “Is not what I imagined when you said ‘anywhere in the universe, any time any place’.” )

Chapter Two ->
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The Art of Being Human – Prologue PG-13, Ten/Rose, John Smith/Rose
AU. It is the autumn of 1913 and Rose has found herself the wife of a man who doesn’t really exist. Between the fear that she may truly learn to love John and the ever present knowledge of his true identity, Rose is forced to re-evaluate both her life and loves. And all the while the Family of Blood draws nearer to their prey...

Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter Eleven, Epilogue


Ay me! for aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth;

- A Midsummer Nights Dream


He was late. )
sapphire_child: (the laws of time will obey; dw; ten)
Title: To hold me back when I don’t know how
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating/warnings: PG
Genre: gen, angst, AU
Character/s: Ten, Rose or Donna (it’s kind of ambiguous)
Spoilers: WoM
Summary: Sometimes he needs someone to tell him when to stop. He’s that sort of man.
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and all it’s associated characters/situations etc do not belong to me, I’m just borrowing them for now.

He felt the cable tauten with each step, the metal stretching and creaking to a point when surely it would snap and with it, the tenuous control he was barely holding over himself. )
sapphire_child: (your hand in mine; dw; nine/rose)
Okay, Doctor Who fans and especially Nine/Rose fans you absolutely have to read this fic. It's only just been posted up to chapter 17/26 but I literally fall all over myself whenever a new bit goes up, it is THAT good. I kind of ran across it by accident on [community profile] time_and_chips I think it must've been but just...god. More people need to read this fic. It's amazing and it's beautifully written and it's just...GAH. I adore it.

READ IT. It is SO worth it.
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Title: Humble Routes
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating/warnings: G
Genre: gen
Characters: Rose, Donna
Spoilers: up to “Turn Left”
Summary: a kind of extension on the scene in Turn Left where Rose tells Donna that she’s the most important woman in the universe.
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and all associated characters/situations etc do not belong to me, I’m just borrowing them.

A shop girl and a temp. )

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