August 15th, 2010

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Rec: The Longest Road by izhilzha

It's my last rec of the week! I hope everyone enjoyed my selections, and don't forget to feed the authors if you found something you liked :D I realized the other day that this is my 31st rec for this comm, and with this rec I'll have highlighted 30 different amazing and talented authors (and I wasn't even trying for that diversity, it just happened! Teaspoon is pretty awesome). So for today I will leave you with a good old-fashioned Companions in Peril story for the newest TARDIS team:

Story: The Longest Road
Author: izhilzha
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4765
Author's Summary: The Doctor isn't here yet. Bollocks.
Characters: Eleven, Amy, Rory
Warnings: None

Recc'ed because: It's a great POV story of capture and escape, in a truly alien environment. Amy has to confront not only slave-driving aliens, but her own inner feelings and fears about waiting for the Doctor, and wondering what kind of time he's keeping this time around. This is an intimate tale, that has action but also quieter moments to explore the relationship between Rory and Amy, and between Amy and the Doctor. Companions in New Who are very capable, but it's nice to find a story that doesn't treat them like Mary Sues (Marty Stus) or superheroes. I also love how the walls of their prison become such a visual and living part of the story.

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