only coming through in waves (elyssadc) wrote in calufrax,
only coming through in waves

rec: wipe the sleep out of my eyes


Story: Wipe the Sleep Out of My Eyes
Author: Bagheera
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2498
Author's Summary: Dodo Chaplet tries to be normal for forty-one years.
Characters/Pairings: Dodo Chaplet, Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Polly Wright, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This story is magical. Dodo got shafted in the series and she REALLY got shafted in the extended universe. This story takes a look at what might have happened to Dodo in her post-TARDIS years and manages to make the character more real, more heartbreaking, but in the end more hopeful than I would have thought possible. The language, the interweaving of events from different eras, it's all beautiful. I can't recommend this story highly enough.

In nineteen sixty-seven, she gets a call from a girl called Polly. "I'm sorry," Dodo apologises. "I don't think I remember you."

"Oh," Polly says, "you must have forgotten that whole distressing event. We met when you traveled with the Doctor. You do remember him, don't you?"

"Of course," Dodo says. The telephone line crackles with white noise. She laughs, the white noise seems to fracture the sound. Half of her remembers, half of her forgets. Some days she knows what happened to her, but doesn't remember. Some days she remembers but doesn't know what it means. "How could I forget?"
Tags: author: bagheera, companion: dodo, companion: donna, companion: jack, companion: martha, companion: polly, doctor:10, rating: all ages, reccer: elyssadc, type: gen

  • Calufrax is moving to Dreamwidth

    Our poll results were conclusive: you voted 3:1 to move us to Dreamwidth. So, on February 27, we'll relaunch at, which is…

  • Calufrax housekeeping

    It's been a while since we were active, which is entirely my fault. (I plead "2016," which isn't an excuse, but is an explanation I suspect most of…

  • Calufrax is back! Or we will be, once we have more reccers.

    Dear lovely community members, I apologize for letting things go dark here for -- yikes! -- slightly more than a month. I have no real excuse beyond…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded