September 3rd, 2010


rec: closer to fine by etherati

Story: Closer to Fine
Author: Etherati
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2105
Author's Summary: The Doctor is very good at pretending that he’s fine, but he’s running on fumes, and hiding in the shadows is no way to replenish your light. Ten, Martha, Post-42.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Martha
Warnings: None

Recced because: "42" was a really intense episode, and we never really get to see the aftermath of it.  "Closer to Fine" provides a lovely coda.  The author manages to convey Ten's lingering fear and Martha's bravery while steering clear of excessive angst.  The tone manages to be thoughtful and lighthearted at the same time, and the characterizations are spot-on.  Plus, the marshmallow scene is simply splendid.