Title: The Vortex Boys Author: aintfraidanoghosts Rating: Teen Characters/Pairing: Ten/Rose with LOTS of others Summary: Rose Tyler, a writer for Smash Hits magazine, gets the opportunity of her career when she’s chosen to go on tour with the new teen sensation The Vortex Boys. What happens when appearances aren’t really that deceiving after all? Author’s Notes: My first entry for trope_bingo. This will fill the “au:band” square. If you’re at all curious about my card, you can click here! Not sure how long it’s going to be, but there is a deadline so I’m going to work through it as quick as I can! MANY MANY MANY thanks to timelord1, kelkat9, who_in_whoville, roseandherdoctor, and kahki for looking this chapter over and all of the ladies over at bad_wolf_rising who helped me plot! This is going to be a fun one, so I hope you enjoy it!
Rose Tyler often forced herself to admit that there were several benefits to being a writer for Smash Hits magazine. First of all, the compensation was more than adequate for someone with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from NYU. She was able and even encouraged to wear jeans to work. Plus, there was a Starbucks right in the lobby of her building. Her boss was friendly and encouraging, and she had struck up an easy working relationship with a few of her coworkers.
Rose repeated these words like a mantra every morning as she steeled herself to face the day of vapid, artificial teen sensations and celebrities. She had graduated at the top of her class and had always dreamed of being an investigative reporter. However, upon finding no job prospects in New York and only marginally more in London, she finally had to cut her losses and accept a position writing about One Direction’s favorite ice cream flavors and where they buy their preferred brand of socks.
It was soul-crushing, mind-numbing work, and she was desperate to escape.