A Teaspoon And An Open Mind: A Doctor Who Fan Fiction Archive

Penname:MeiLin (MeiLin)
Member Since:2007.10.25
Website:http://meilinmiranda.com
If you read nothing else of mine, read Valiant. Most, but far from all, of my stories are refined and reworked in that novella. Even if you've read the individual stories, they're done better in "Valiant." Trust me.

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Stories by MeiLin [27] Favorite Stories and Series [0] Favorite Authors [0]
Bend Sinister by MeiLin [Reviews - 0]
Shae Han, Master Trainer for the Time Agency, falls through the Cardiff Rift and into the employ of the Master. A sub-series of "Valiant."
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - - Het, Slash, Swearing - Action/Adventure, Angst, BDSM, Drama, Graphic Sex, Graphic Violence, Hurt/Comfort, Non-Con, Series
Characters: None
Open: No

MeiLin's Drabbles by MeiLin [Reviews - 0]
Silly little bits of fic that don't belong anywhere else.
Tenth Doctor - - None - Drabble, Humor
Characters: None
Open: No

The Manly Art by MeiLin [Reviews - 0]
The collected adventures of knitting!Jack.
Torchwood - - None - Angst, Drama, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Introspection, Missing Scene, Series
Characters: None
Open: No

The Year-Aftermath by MeiLin [Reviews - 0]
These stories are part of "Valiant," but take place after the Year that Wasn't resolves and our heroes are no longer aboard the Valiant but are trying to adjust to the return to normalcy, whatever that is in the Whoverse. These stories can stand alone, but fit within the continuity of "Valiant."
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - - Het, Swearing - Angst, Character Study, Drama, Graphic Sex, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Introspection, Missing Scene, Romance, Series
Characters: None
Open: No

Valiant by MeiLin [Reviews - 0]
The missing scenes from the missing year.
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - - Swearing - Angst, Character Study, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Introspection, Missing Scene
Characters: The Doctor (10th), Jack Harkness, Other Character(s), Torchwood, Martha Jones, Francine Jones, Clive Jones, Tish Jones, Leo Jones, The Master (Simm), Lucy Saxon
Open: No

Stories
A Paper Doll to Call My Own by MeiLin [Reviews - 3]
As Lucy deteriorates aboard the Valiant, Tish takes over her care. Six scenes between them, the last being the only one firmly rooted in a time--just before the climactic scenes in "Last of the Time Lords" and not long after my own story "Being Gorgeous." Part of the "Valiant" series of missing scenes.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - Angst
Characters: Lucy Saxon, The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm), Tish Jones
Series: Valiant
Published: 2007.10.28 - Updated: 2007.10.28 - Chapters: 3 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1705

A Place in Your Affections by MeiLin [Reviews - 3]
Ianto reaffirms his place in Jack's affections. Owen gets pizza. Everyone's happy. More silliness in the knitting!Jack series, though as usual not much knitting gets done.
Torchwood - All Ages - None - Fluff, Humor, Romance
Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Owen Harper
Series: The Manly Art
Published: 2007.12.18 - Updated: 2007.12.18 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 970

A Ticket Home by MeiLin [Reviews - 3]
Why Miss Dexter works for the Master. Sequel to "Sway."
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - Teen - Non-Con - Drama, Het
Characters: Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), The Master (Simm)
Series: Bend Sinister, Valiant
Published: 2007.11.16 - Updated: 2007.11.16 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1818

Andiamo by MeiLin [Reviews - 3]
The Master woos and wins Lucy Cole--and then breaks her. "Andiamo" means "Let's go" in Italian. Lucy Cole studied Italian at university and met Harold Saxon as an editor on his autobiography (from the official Saxon campaign website, srsly).
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - Swearing - Angst, Het
Characters: Lucy Saxon, The Master (Simm)
Series: Valiant
Published: 2007.11.19 - Updated: 2007.11.19 - Chapters: 3 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2119

Autopsy by MeiLin [Reviews - 5]
Computer scrollback of an autopsy transcript from Ianto Jones' workstation.
Torchwood - All Ages - Swearing - Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Missing, Scene
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Owen Harper
Series: None
Published: 2007.12.19 - Updated: 2007.12.19 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 580

Being Gorgeous by MeiLin [Reviews - 8]
"Just stand there and be gorgeous." That's what he'd told Tish her job was. That's what she'd been doing.
Tenth Doctor - Adult - Explicit Sex, Non-Con - Drama, Het
Characters: Francine Jones, Jack Harkness, Lucy Saxon, Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm), Tish Jones
Series: Valiant
Published: 2007.10.25 - Updated: 2007.10.25 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2544

Birds of a Feather by MeiLin [Reviews - 5]
Larry and Sally spread the Doctor's message during the Year that Wasn't.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - Action/Adventure
Characters: Martha Jones, Other Character(s), Sally Sparrow
Series: Valiant
Published: 2007.11.30 - Updated: 2007.12.02 - Chapters: 2 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1958

Darkness Under Heaven by MeiLin [Reviews - 3]
Leo Jones and Gwen Cooper wage a petty little insurrection against the Master, and spread Martha's story while they're at it.
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - All Ages - Swearing - Action/Adventure
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Leo Jones, Martha Jones, Martha Jones
Series: Valiant
Published: 2007.11.24 - Updated: 2007.11.24 - Chapters: 4 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2440

Empire's Waltz by MeiLin [Reviews - 1]
"Miss Dexter" comes to a decision and runs out of words after three conversations aboard the Valiant. (Yes, friends, it's another Shae Han story.) Part of the "Valiant" and "Bend Sinister" series.
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - All Ages - Swearing - Angst
Characters: Francine Jones, Gwen Cooper, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm)
Series: Bend Sinister, Valiant
Published: 2007.11.26 - Updated: 2007.11.26 - Chapters: 3 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2645

Hit It, Maestro by MeiLin [Reviews - 7]
Unfortunately for the Earth's great musicians, the Master is a music fan. Special, very brief, very unfortunate guest appearance by David Bowie, who owns himself. The Beeb owns everyone else along with, apparently, a good chunk of me. A brief bit for the "Valiant" series of missing scenes.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - Drama
Characters: Lucy Saxon, Other Character(s), The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm)
Series: Valiant
Published: 2007.10.28 - Updated: 2007.10.28 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 339

Improbable, But Plausible by MeiLin [Reviews - 6]
Martha tries to explain to Leo the Year that Never Was.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - None
Characters: Leo Jones, Martha Jones
Series: MeiLin's Drabbles, Valiant, The Year-Aftermath
Published: 2007.11.25 - Updated: 2007.11.25 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 152

In Dreams by MeiLin [Reviews - 3]
Dreams come to those who came close to the paradox machine in the Year that Wasn't. Sort of a capper story to the "Valiant" series and won't make sense unless you've been following it. References to the series stories "Hit It, Maestro," "We'll Meet Again" and "Miss Dexter Regrets."
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - All Ages - None - Drama
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Lucy Saxon, Martha Jones, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Owen Harper, The Doctor (10th)
Series: Valiant, The Year-Aftermath, Bend Sinister
Published: 2007.11.30 - Updated: 2007.11.30 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 830

Just One by MeiLin [Reviews - 1]
The Doctor wants something from Martha. One of the 1000 Drabbles of Awesome from LJ's Life on Martha comm.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - None
Characters: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th)
Series: MeiLin's Drabbles
Published: 2007.11.25 - Updated: 2007.11.25 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 151

Martha, Getting Out by MeiLin [Reviews - 5]
The Jones family struggles for normalcy after the Year that Wasn't. Martha struggles to come to terms with leaving the Doctor. Tish struggles with the aftermath of her final days on the Valiant (in which, in my version, she was raped--fair warning). Sequel to "Being Gorgeous."
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - Angst
Characters: Clive Jones, Francine Jones, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm), Tish Jones
Series: The Year-Aftermath, Valiant
Published: 2007.10.27 - Updated: 2007.10.27 - Chapters: 4 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2560

Miss Dexter Regrets by MeiLin [Reviews - 2]
"Miss Dexter" faces the end of the Master's rule. Part of the "Bend Sinister" series about "Miss Dexter," aka Time Agent Shae Han, and the "Valiant" series of missing scenes from the Year that Wasn't.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - Action/Adventure
Characters: Jack Harkness, Other Character(s)
Series: Valiant, Bend Sinister
Published: 2007.11.30 - Updated: 2007.11.30 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 928

Sway by MeiLin [Reviews - 5]
The arrival of a woman from the 50th century through the Cardiff Rift threatens the cohesion of Torchwood. Part of the "Valiant" series of stories about the Year that Wasn't. The story occurs between the Torchwood episodes "Countrycide" and "Greeks Bearing Gifts," with the epilogue taking place after "End of Days." Now complete.
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - All Ages - Swearing - Action/Adventure
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Owen Harper, Torchwood, Toshiko Sato
Series: Valiant, Bend Sinister
Published: 2007.11.09 - Updated: 2007.11.12 - Chapters: 6 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 5335

Tea with Mrs. Jones by MeiLin [Reviews - 5]
Martha and her mother grow closer after the "Valiant."
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - Introspection
Characters: Francine Jones, Martha Jones
Series: The Year-Aftermath, Valiant
Published: 2007.11.29 - Updated: 2007.11.29 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 909

The African Queen by MeiLin [Reviews - 3]
Clive reflects on his relationship with Francine, and faces down a threat. Part of the "Valiant" series.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - Swearing - Angst
Characters: Clive Jones, Francine Jones, Other Character(s), Tish Jones
Series: Valiant
Published: 2007.11.21 - Updated: 2007.11.21 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1028

The Hen Party by MeiLin [Reviews - 5]
Several years after the events of Valiant, the Doctor gets a drunken phone call from Martha.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - Humor
Characters: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th), Tish Jones
Series: The Year-Aftermath
Published: 2007.12.17 - Updated: 2007.12.17 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 772

The Knitting Lesson by MeiLin [Reviews - 12]
In which Jack shows Martha his balaclava, and teaches her to knit. No, seriously. Set after "Last of the Time Lords" at Torchwood Three.
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - All Ages - None - Drama, Het
Characters: Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Martha Jones, Owen Harper
Series: The Year-Aftermath, The Manly Art
Published: 2007.10.30 - Updated: 2007.10.30 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1261

The Necessary Blonde by MeiLin [Reviews - 4]
Captain John Hart tries to play a player.
Torchwood - Adult - Explicit Sex - Drama
Characters: Other Character(s)
Series: None
Published: 2008.01.25 - Updated: 2008.01.26 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1875

The Purling Lesson by MeiLin [Reviews - 10]
Martha comes back for her second lesson from Jack.
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - Adult - Explicit Sex - Drama, Het
Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Martha Jones, Owen Harper
Series: The Year-Aftermath, The Manly Art
Published: 2007.11.02 - Updated: 2007.11.02 - Chapters: 3 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 3701

Valiant by MeiLin [Reviews - 47]
The story of the Year that Wasn't, from the viewpoints of almost everyone involved.
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - Teen - None - Action/Adventure
Characters: Clive Jones, Francine Jones, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Leo Jones, Lucy Saxon, Martha Jones, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Owen Harper, The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm), Tish Jones, Toshiko Sato
Series: Bend Sinister
Published: 2007.12.15 - Updated: 2007.12.17 - Chapters: 38 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 38526

We'll Meet Again by MeiLin [Reviews - 8]
As the Year that Wasn't approaches, the four remaining Torchwood members are sent on a "wild goose chase" to the Himalayas, only to be betrayed by their own Prime Minister.
Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - All Ages - None - Action/Adventure
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Lucy Saxon, Owen Harper, The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm), Torchwood, Toshiko Sato
Series: Valiant
Published: 2007.11.05 - Updated: 2007.11.07 - Chapters: 5 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 3982

What a Little WiFi Can Do by MeiLin [Reviews - 5]
Martha reads fanfic. Or tries to.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - None
Characters: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th)
Series: MeiLin's Drabbles
Published: 2007.11.20 - Updated: 2007.11.20 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 115

What Humans Are Good For by MeiLin [Reviews - 1]
The Master has a little fun the night before his armada is due to leave Earth. Spoilery for "Last of the Time Lords."
Tenth Doctor - Adult - Explicit Sex, Non-Con - Angst, Het, Missing Scene
Characters: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm)
Series: None
Published: 2008.02.19 - Updated: 2008.02.20 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2164

Wool by MeiLin [Reviews - 5]
Jack begins to regret Gwen's openness initiative. AKA: The return of knitting!Jack.
Torchwood - All Ages - None - Humor
Characters: Jack Harkness, Other Character(s), Owen Harper
Series: The Manly Art, The Year-Aftermath
Published: 2007.12.06 - Updated: 2007.12.06 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 606



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