tigerkat24 (tigerkat24) wrote in calufrax,

rec: All the Maps Change

Last recommendation! Thanks very much for sticking with me, and I hope you've enjoyed my offerings.

Story: All the Maps Change
Author: Ligia Elena
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2760
Author's Summary: "We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains." - Ursula LeGuin
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Warnings: None

Recced because: Barbara Wright is one of my favorite characters in the Whoniverse (equalled only by Evelyn and Sarah Jane), and this fic is a beautiful tribute to her. Ligia Elena takes Martha Jones's heroism in the Year that Never Was and sets it against Barbara's very different heroism many years earlier in dragging the Doctor kicking and screaming towards his destiny as the savior of the universe. The frame story is sweet, the inner story heartbreaking, and Martha and Barbara shine through it all. Plus, of course, there's Barbara/Ian shippiness; Ian reminiscing about his wife is one of the loveliest scenes in this fic. The brief appearance of their son John is a nice bonus for the audio and novel fans.
Tags: author: ligia elena, companion: barbara, companion: ian, companion: martha, rating: all ages, reccer: tigerkat24, type: gen

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