Mysterious Ways

by Aenaria [Reviews - 62]

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  • Adult
  • Explicit Sex, Swearing
  • Angst, Drama, Fluff, Het, Romance, Series

1. Prologue: If You Walk Away...I Will Follow [Reviews - 8] (469 words)
With a rather interesting season four looming in the distance, I felt compelled to start getting the actual reunion story in this world out, which is why it's being posted as a WIP, something I never do and am really, really nervous about. But I think it's fun, and I hope everyone reading it thinks so too. :) As always, prior knowledge of the sonnets stories is a good idea (found through my profile). Rating on the story is currently set at all ages, however this may go up in the future. Huge, huge thanks to galadriella1 for her smashing beta job and britpicking on the fic, and to paiger1218 for her eyes on this fic as well. Thanks for reading!

2. Chapter 1: I'm Going Down to Thimble Island... [Reviews - 4] (2309 words)
Presenting the real chapter one to make up for that horribly short bit before. ;) Author's notes from the Prologue still apply. Thanks for reading! :)

3. Chapter 2: Johnny Take a Dive... [Reviews - 4] (4766 words)
Chapter two, out before the s4 premiere, as promised. :) Thanks for reading!

4. Chapter 3: I've Been Down This Road Before... [Reviews - 3] (2412 words)
Yes, I probably should have waited for galadriella1 to get back with the beta on this, however I am a dork who is far too excited to post the story. This bit is more of an interlude from the Doctor's point of view, but it really is just one more step on the path to reunion. As always, prior knowledge of the Sonnets stories and the previous parts of Mysterious Ways is a good idea especially as some things from previous stories pop up in this chapter, and all of them can be found through my profile. Thanks, as always to Paige for her help and her patience with my insane ramblings over this epic of a fic. Enjoy! :)

5. Chapter 4: Your Lamps Will Call Me Home... [Reviews - 1] (3264 words)
In this bit we return to Rose's point of view, who's trying a different way of looking right now. Prior knowledge of the Sonnets stories and the previous parts of Mysterious Ways can't hurt, and all of them can be found in my profile.

6. Chapter 5: It's a God Awful Small Affair... [Reviews - 1] (3170 words)
Many many thanks to [info]galadriella1 for her beta job and brilliant britpicking, which is an education in and of itself, and, as always, to Paige for being my sounding board with this epic monster. Prior knowledge of the Sonnets stories and the previous parts of Mysterious Ways can't hurt, and all of them can be found through my profile.

Also, after careful consideration, I've come to the conclusion that after 'The Unicorn and the Wasp', this series diverges from the show and goes a bit AU. From all I've heard about the upcoming episodes, there's no way I can make them fit into this world (and maybe a touch of bitterness that they stole my semi-similar library and mysterious book idea, but that's neither here nor there). Which is why I'm rushing this post as well - two updates in a week, something I rarely do. ;) Enjoy, and any and all comments welcome.

7. Chapter 6: La Serenissima [Reviews - 3] (3984 words)
This is me, steadfastly ignoring Journey's End until I figure out just what I really think of it. In any case, it's already been decided that this universe splits way off from canon somewhere around The Unicorn and the Wasp. Many many thanks to galadriella1 for her beta job and brilliant britpicking, which is an education in and of itself, and, as always, to Paige for being my sounding board with this epic monster. Prior knowledge of the Sonnets stories and the previous parts of Mysterious Ways can't hurt, and all of them can be found in my profile. Thanks for reading!

Slowly, we're getting closer and closer...Bit of a cliffhanger at the end of this part, but I promise it's worth it.

8. Chapter 7: Funny It's Just Like a Scene Out of Voltaire... [Reviews - 7] (4115 words)
Even though this whole series has now been rendered totally AU, I'm still going to continue. I hate leaving stories unfinished, even if it takes me years to get them done. Besides, there's a large (delusional) part of me that's convinced that this is what should have happened in canon (but isn't that the prerogative of every author?). In this part we go back to the Doctor's point of view (mostly) and things start to finally come together...

Many many thanks to galadriella1 for her beta job and brilliant britpicking, which is an education in and of itself, and, as always, to Paige for being my sounding board with this epic monster. Prior knowledge of the Sonnets stories and the previous parts of Mysterious Ways can't hurt, and all of them can be found through my profile.

9. Chapter 8: All the Girls are Rowing There... [Reviews - 7] (3604 words)
Argh, I'm so sorry for the delay in getting this here! This chapter has already been out on my LJ for something like two months now, but I'm only now getting around to posting it here. I appreciate the patience. :)

Things are getting closer and closer...although I apologize in advance for the cliffhanger. This one's a little worse than the previous one. ;)

My hearty thanks to the usual suspects, paiger1218, galadriella1, and solielle, plus a new name: deepdarkness, who planted an idea in my head that wouldn't go away, and the first part of this chapter is the result.

10. Chapter 9: She Moves In Mysterious Ways [Reviews - 2] (3154 words)
It has been brought to my attention that I have been woefully neglecting Teaspoon while updating this story, so please accept my sincerest apologies. That does mean, however, that you will be getting four complete chapters in a very short amount of time, so hopefully that'll help. :)

Many, many, many thanks to anepidemic and earlgreytea68 for doing the beta on the next few parts of this. They've helped me out so much, and it's always appreciated.

Previous parts of Mysterious Ways and the rest of the Sonnetsverse found through my profile.

Thanks for reading!

11. Chapter 10: The Arrival and the Reunion [Reviews - 3] (3052 words)
Contrary to what the chapter title says, this piece does not contain the reunion. It's just a title I thought was fitting. You can hear this piece at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJRsWErKCxA. Please don't shoot me. ;)

Many, many, many thanks to anepidemic and earlgreytea68 for doing the beta on the next few parts of this. They've helped me out so much, and it's always appreciated. And, as always, to Paige, for putting up with my insane rambles about this. Love ya, hon.

Previous parts of Mysterious Ways and the rest of the Sonnetsverse found through my profile.

Thanks for reading!

12. Chapter 11: But the World is Full of Zanies and Fools [Reviews - 0] (3106 words)
Okay, if I ever forget to come here and update again, someone please come over to my LJ or PM me and thump me over the head for forgetting to post this here as well (so my hearty thanks to the anonymous poster who did just that the other night on LJ :)). So tonight I'm giving you two chapters instead of just one! I still may get shot at the end of the second, though...

Many, many, many thanks to anepidemic and earlgreytea68 (I spelled it right this time!) for doing the beta on the next few parts of this. They've helped me out so much, and it's always appreciated. And, as always, to Paige, for putting up with my insane rambles about this. Love ya, hon. Previous parts of Mysterious Ways and the rest of the Sonnetsverse found through my profile.

Thanks for reading!

13. Chapter 12: Reel Me In... [Reviews - 15] (2565 words)
Cliffhanger ahead. Major one this time. I've known exactly what was going to happen in this chapter for nigh on a year now, so I'm rather eager that it's finally out there. Still hiding from you guys after this chapter though, make no mistake! *veg*

Many, many, many thanks to anepidemic and earlgreytea68 for doing especially quick betas on this part. They've helped me out so much, and it's always appreciated. And, as always, to Paige, for putting up with my insane rambles about this. Love ya, hon. Previous parts of Mysterious Ways and the rest of the Sonnetsverse found through my profile.

Thanks for reading!

14. Chapter 13: If You Wanna Kiss The Sky... [Reviews - 0] (3232 words)
a/n: Stairs. That is all.

Many, many, many thanks to [info]anepidemic and [info]earlgreytea68 for doing especially quick betas on this part. They've helped me out so much, and it's always appreciated. Also, to [info]lady_mage, for her inspiration making me get this post out without delay.

Previous parts of Mysterious Ways and the rest of the Sonnetsverse found through the profile.

Thanks for reading!

15. Chapter 14: Last Chance on the Stairway [Reviews - 0] (3364 words)
The infamous reunion - I hope it lives up to expectations. ;) It's so weird though, I've had this chapter and the song that precedes it in my head for over a year now, since before I started writing out the story, and now it's finally here on paper. Kind of exciting, but also rather strange...Many, many, many thanks to [info]anepidemic and [info]earlgreytea68 for the beta job and giving this part the beating over the head it needed.

16. Chapter 15: Love Lift Me Up Out of These Blues [Reviews - 0] (2671 words)
a/n: *coughs delicately* Okay, let's not get into how long it's been since I posted the last part. In any case, many months of life being an utter bitch, a good hard beta from [info]earlgreytea68 and two glasses of wine later part fifteen is now finished. Please don't keel over from shock - it's my turn to pass out now. :) But yes, there is sex in this part. You can skip it if that's not your thing, the story will still make sense without reading that scene. :)

BTW, for those of you who have been going over to my lj to catch up because I am utter pants at posting, this post makes it even. I'll be putting up a few MW interludes here shortly, and surprisingly I'm almost done with the actual text of the story. So hopefully it won't be long until those last few parts are published. Thanks for sticking with me for so long on this ride!

17. Chapter 16: Stick With Me, Baby [Reviews - 0] (3317 words)
a/n: Well, I've finally got a full parts count for this story. Meaning that it is finally, two and a half very long years later, finished. I've still got some tinkering to do with the epilogue, but it's all written. Whew. My never ending thanks to earlgreytea68 for her always cracking beta job, and to mrs_roy for her support to get these parts finished.

Okay, on with the show. It's the home stretch...

18. Chapter 17: Home to You [Reviews - 0] (3309 words)
Last full part of this story. It feels very strange to finally type that, considering that there was a point in time I thought I'd never finish this story. There's an epilogue to come, however... My never ending thanks to earlgreytea68 for her always cracking beta job, and to mrs_roy for her support to get these parts finished.

Author's note 2: in regards to the Torchwood timeline, this story fits in after the end of S2, but no Children of Earth here. I need a certain character alive in this universe (see Storyteller via my profile for further details)

19. Epilogue: Bliss [Reviews - 4] (1213 words)
This is it, the very last part of Mysterious Ways. Not the end of the Sonnetsverse, not by far, but the reunion fic is finally done, over two and a half years from when I first started this back at the beginning of 2008. My never ending thanks to earlgreytea68 for her always cracking beta job, and to mrs_roy for her support to get these parts finished. Further thanks to everyone over the years who's helped with beta-ing and idea bouncing, and just general support in the best ways possible. Finally, thank you to everyone who's read and left a note over the various parts - you have no idea how much it means to me to hear that people have been enjoying the story. So I hope you enjoy the final part of Mysterious Ways, and stay tuned for more to come.

a/n 2: If you want a better idea of how I envision the planet in the text below, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMqsWc8muj8&ob=av2e. It's actually the music video for the song quoted below, which inspired a lot of the imagery. That and the song is awesome, however I am a bit biased, lol...