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24 March 2008 @ 07:00 am
Marvellous Martha Jones

I'm recommending Martha Jones-centric fics all this week but they're not all Martha/Ten.

I'm starting with the longest story first - everything after this will be significantly shorter.

Story: For Old Time's Sake
Author: ladymako71
Rating: All
Author's summary: Ace enters the TARDIS, mistaking it for her TARDIS and ends up going along with the Doctor, Martha, and Donna to Portsmouth in 1723.
Characters: Donna Noble, Dorothy (Ace) McShane, Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (7th)
Warnings: None
Word Count: 11790

Recced because: It's an action/adventure that seamlessly integrates Ace into the post-Season 3 Team TARDIS. I love the humour and banter that's shared between the four characters (especially Donna and Ace) and Seven's cameo is lovely too.

The Doctor’s voice trailed off when he saw the petite figure in the doorway. Head to toe in black. Hair pulled back from a cherub face, and the end of a baseball bat sticking out from the pack over her shoulder. "Ace?" Martha watched the myriad of emotions sweep across the Doctor's features and started for the doorway.
"No offence Gorgeous." Ace started, her usual cocksure attitude kicking in full force. "But I'd remember meeting you!" She smirked at the tall slender man staring at her. The look of initial shock on his face dissolving into one of bemusement as he held his hands out like scales.
"Gorgeous...Professor...Professor...Gorgeous." He rattled on weighing each word as he said it. Ace's jaw dropped as the Doctor smiled at her. "Have to admit Ace, I like 'Gorgeous' better." He winked.
 
 
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Story: Fall Fast, Fall Free (Fall With Me)
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1115
Author's Summary: The stories they tell are not true; it travels in time as well as space. Steven and Dodo, and what wasn't.
Characters/Pairings: Dodo Chaplet, Steven Taylor, The Doctor (1st)
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a beautifully written look at some characters who don't get nearly enough fic about them. The writing is incredibly lyrical and precise, with not a word wasted or out of place. The characterisation of Steven is particularly good. The sweetness of the first section is balanced but not compromised by Steven's realisation in the second, which gives the story a real edge. It's a story that stays with you.