March 26th, 2008

AoS Coulson+Skye OTP

rec: A Little Shelter - Netgirl_y2k

Marvellous Martha Jones

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

Story A Little Shelter
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Rating: All ages
Author Summary: There's a house on Bannerman Road.
Characters: Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith, Clyde Langer
Warnings: None
Word Count: 2233

Recced because: I am a complete sucker for Year That Never Was stories, especially those in which Martha meets up with and is helped by former Companions of the Doctor. In this one Sarah Jane helps Martha with the Doctor's plan; there's also a brief cameo by Ace, which is spot-on, and the whole story is marvellously well-written.

"Where'd you get these?" Ace asked, marvelling at the quality of the forgeries on her return from Wales.
"I met a woman with an alien super computer living in her attic."
"Oh, the usual then."

rec: observation interference by van donovan

Story: Observation Interference
Author: Van Donovan
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2874
Author's Summary: Leela runs away with the Doctor's nostalgia.
Characters/Pairings: Four/Leela, Leela/Jo, Doctor/Jo
Warnings: None

Recced because: Van Donovan's characterisation of Leela is brilliant. She leaps off the page in all her pride, her fearlessness, and her ability to cut clear through the Doctor's circumlocutions. It shows how they balance each other - she has a directness that he lacks, but he sees dangers and subtleties that escape her. The Doctor's affection for Jo is touching, and his impatient explanation of what happened to her makes it obvious how much he still misses her. And Leela kissing Jo is wonderful, the reasoning behind it is both very clever and very Leela.