July 18th, 2010

Shiva

rec: Six Lessons by nonelvis

Well, my tenure as the purveyor of recs is now over. I'm rounding it off with a superb fic that reflects my love of minor characters. Hope you enjoyed the fics!

Story: Six Lessons
Author:nonelvis
Rating:
 Teen
Word Count:
 2,422
Author's Summary:
 Five things Anita learned from River Song, and one thing River learned from Anita.
Characters/Pairings: River Song, Anita
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I confess that I have an absolute love of fic that is told from the point of view of minor characters, and here, Anita's point of view is bang-on. Moreover, this is River Song - wonderfully portrayed with all of her bristling wit and confidence - in a bit different capacity than we have seen her: she's a formidable teacher whose lessons are not necessarily anchored to any kind of course syllabus. The dialogue is cracking throughout and, as the reader, you're absolutely immersed in each of the scenes through it. But, underlying each scene is a subtlety of emotion that really hits you when you get to the fic's culmination. In all, it's wonderful and definitely worth a read.

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