July 11th, 2009

DW:  JackDonna

REC: Taking Charge by Elphie

As much as I adore the Doctor/Rose relationship, I think Donna Noble has to rank up as possibly my favorite companion in New Who. Somebody who speaks what she wants, does what she wants, and takes no crap from anybody, especially the Doctor. I couldn't do a week of recs without a fic that showcased her.

Story: Taking Charge
Author: Elphie
Rating: All Ages/PG
Word Count: 3058; one shot.
Author's Summary: It's up to Donna to save the Doctor on a nameless world with unfriendly plant-life.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, 10th Doctor

Recced because: As I said at the top, I adore Donna Noble, and I think she is one of the best companions/characters RTD ever came up with. In this story, Donna must brave this unfamiliar world in order to find the antidote that will save the Doctor's life. Her fear for the Doctor's life pushes her to be absolutely fearless in seeking what she needs. In doing so she comes to reflect on why it is that she decided she wanted to travel with the Doctor afterall. This story does a wonderful job of exploring Donna's character as she faces her emotional fears and aches and pains to reach her goal.