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Title: Jeeves and the Hole in Time by Mice
Fandom: Jeeves and Wooster
Pairing: Bertie Wooster/Reginald Jeeves
Categories: angst, drama, romance, hurt/comfort, time-travel, first-time
Length: Super Epic (171,381 words)
Warnings: Mild D/s

Author on LJ: mice1900 (aka erynn999)
Author Website: faviconMice

Summary:
Bertie and Jeeves set out for a walk in Hyde Park one day as Bertie attempts to escape yet another beazel. They end up in an entirely unexpected place. Whether or not they manage to maintain their sanity is an open question.

Review:
I adore this fic (and after discovering it, quickly read all the rest of Mice's Jeeves and Wooster stories, which are also awesome), which takes the cracky sounding premise of Jeeves and Wooster getting transported through time to 2009 Seattle and makes it a thoughtful and intelligent character-driven drama. Saved from drowning and taken in by a well-drawn original female character, Jeeves and Bertie have to make their way in the world with very little resources and cope with a very different world than the one they knew. Dealing with illness and injury from their transition to 2009, and the strange new society they live in, as well as the legality of same-sex relationships, the story draws you in to both their heads with alternating POV sections of Bertie and Jeeves.

If you can accept the premise, and don't mind quirky original characters taking on a large role (I certainly didn't; she felt interesting and unique without being a Mary Sue), then this is the story for you. I loved seeing how both Bertie and Reginald found their way in the world, and how their romance developed. Both feel very much in character, despite finding themselves in situations far removed from those in canon. Altogether an excellent, and very long and satisfying, read.

If this was the future, and it did rather seem to be, considering, then I didn't suppose it was a terribly bad sort of place. At least, not so far. I mean, you can't really tell what the future is like if all you've seen of it is a frigid river, a particularly unfriendly stony mountainside, an extremely peculiar mannish beazel, a not-flying-as-advertised motorcar, some dark, twisty roads, and a splash of dazzling city light.


Jeeves and the Hole in Time (AO3) (LJ masterpost)

Comments

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green_grrl
Jan. 26th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, yes, yes! I love this story so much. (And then did the same as you, reading all of Mice's stories. :-) I was particularly moved by how unthinkable WWII was to men who thought they knew something of how horrible war was. It really is an entirely different world.
jenna_marianne
Jan. 26th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
That part was particularly poignant; it was so interesting seeing today's culture and our history viewed through the lens of Jeeves & Wooster. It was so well handled!
deerang2002
Jan. 27th, 2012 06:09 am (UTC)
Awesome! I love long epics...and your recs are worth gold to me. =)
jenna_marianne
Jan. 28th, 2012 05:19 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much!
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