Striking Roots

by DameRuth [Reviews - 10]

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  • Adult
  • Explicit Sex, Swearing
  • Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Series, Slash

1. Chapter 1 [Reviews - 2] (1898 words)
Written as a Support Stacie auction-winner fic for wmr/wendymr and Measi, posted publicly with their kind permission. The request was: "Flowersverse, pre-POTW and post-that first night together. The Doctor's hurt so the other two combine to comfort him, leading to fluffy smut :)"

Now, given the "rules" of the Flowers!verse, for those who have been following along at home, that's almost an impossible request: in this 'Verse, Nine is never sexually compatible with *either* of his companions ("Hothouse Flowers" being the first time that barrier is broken, and that between Ten and Jack); the "fluff" factor is also hard to work in.

I burnt incense (amber and Green Champa, if you must know, my two faves) and prayed to the Goddess of Plotbunnies; in return she sent me the following story. May it please my generous auction winners!

The second installment should be up fairly soon -- I hope! Many thanks to aibhinn for spiffy, speedy beta-ing!! (Any delays are my fault, not hers!)

ETA -- Anyone finding this story via the Children of Time awards who is unfamiliar with the larger AU series in which it is set . . . well, the "founding" story in the series, which sketches out the basic premises is "Like Flowers,". The Short Form Summary is that this is a 'verse which presupposes the Doctor is both physically and chemically incompatible with humans on a sexual level; yes, debatable in canon, but . . . *points to "AU" designation* ;) As a result, Jack and Rose have taken up a physical relationship with Nine's approval (the original prompt to which "Like Flowers" was written was "Jack as the Doctor's sexual surrogate with Rose"). I hope that helps; I know it's a little difficult to jump into the middle of a series. :)

2. Chapter 2 [Reviews - 8] (2616 words)
Whew! One auction fic down, one to go. ;)