February 21st, 2008

Fandomless: Blue ship

rec: a moment's grace

Story: A Moment's Grace
Author: Branwyn (cesario)
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4446
Author's Summary: On the eve of her return to England, a weary Martha Jones meets an old friend for the first time.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Second Doctor
Warnings: None.

Recced because: On one level, this is fix-it fic: Martha meets a Doctor who values and appreciates her in a way that the Tenth Doctor seldom seemed to. But really it's much more than that. This is a story about fighting the good (long, exhausting, terrifying) fight against overwhelming odds, and the way the fight always brings pain and loss, and sometimes causes irreparable damage. The juxtaposition of Two and Ten allows a very clear-eyed look at Ten's flaws, but there's not a hint of character-bashing here. The story is full of compassion and insight. Plus, the character voices are wonderful and the prose is spare, disciplined, and a pleasure to read.

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