April 16th, 2009

Angst Nine/Rose style
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Rec: The War To End All Wars by snowballjane

Story: The War To End All Wars
Author: snowballjane
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Searching for the victim of a miscarriage of justice, the Doctor and Rose visit a military mental hospital in 1918.
Characters/Pairings: Nine, Rose
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~3,800 words

Recced because: Fabulously written, this really showcases Nine and S1 Rose perfectly, and in the setting, helps illuminate some of the Doctor's experience with the Time War. 1918 is not a good time on Earth, and both characters' reactions and interactions in the mental hospital are very well portrayed. This is an old favourite that still holds up strong, with a lot of truth, and a lot of optimism, and a punch to the gut for an ending that still hurts, re-reading it a few years later.