February 24th, 2010

I'm Coming Back

Suffragettes, by livii

Story: Suffragettes
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1135
Author's Summary:
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Jenny (from "Human Nature"/"Family of Blood")
Warnings: none

Recced because: Martha's connection with fellow servant Jenny is generally quickly forgotten by fandom (and by the episode itself). But this fic takes the brief glimpse we got, capitalizes it, and brings a nuance and life to the period that Martha and Jenny lived—together.

Suffragettes captures everything that was just offscreen but could be felt: the camaraderie, the little mundanities of a borrowed life (that was still a life), the humiliation. The anger. And it explores a bonus dimension between Martha and Jenny, as well. I first read this when it was first posted, and it still bowls me over a bit.

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