Hang on. It's going to be a bumpy ride -- because that's the way the Doctor likes it!
Story: Interlude and Storm
Word Count: 11,236
Author's Summary: After the Time War and the Doctor’s subsequent regeneration, the Tardis decides to take advantage of their first landing (and a new use of her energy) to deal with a few concerns of her own.
Recced because: This fic explores a very long-term relationship that transcends friendship, romance or companionship. It has a slow build, a satisfying climax, and a poignant ending. There are some humorous moments, some awkward moments, and some intensely beautiful moments. The entire thing resounds with the feeling that these two have been together for a very long time, and know each other more intimately than the limitations of mortal flesh. I strongly recommend this for those of you who were hoping that Kylie's Astrid was something more than a human-shaped waitress.