Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 712
Author's summary: Deep inside the Citadel, there is a lonely room, forever holding a lonely Time Lord.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor
Warnings: Spoilers for S4.
Recced because: Short but powerful, this fic takes a line from The Stolen Earth and follows its implications it to a conclusion that feels both natural and disturbing. In the author's note, Dune says she isn't sure if it's an AU to New Who or if it's set sometime after S4. In truth, the very ambiguity only adds to the story's strength. I feel like I'm damning with faint praise, but it's a very good, very thought-provoking fic and one I think everyone ought to read.
Deep inside the Citadel (at last fully reconstructed), there is a lonely room, forever holding a lonely Time Lord. The most important Time Lord since the mighty Rassilon. He's kept there and cared for, not because he's dangerous -- though some people would stress that he once was the most dangerous Meddler -- but because it is the only thing they can do for him. He broke their rules and saved them all. The Time Lords have always known what honour is due to the saviour of their kind.