March 28th, 2011

Fanfic ate my brain

Rec: The Witnesses

Hi! I'm wendymr, currently from snowy Canada (yes, still, even though it's almost April!) and I'll be your reccer for the week. I'll mostly be reccing stories from the Ninth and Tenth Doctor eras, with a variety of companions and settings, but I do have a couple of earlier/later era fics to round out the bunch. And I'm going to start off the week with an Eleventh Doctor era fic.

I hope you enjoy my recs this week; if you do, please leave a comment on Teaspoon for the author!

Story: The Witnesses
Author:  Aiffe
Rating: Teen
Word Count: Two chapters, 8365 words
Author's Summary: They can say he existed because they were there, if only in dreams. [Major spoilers for Cold Blood]
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: I don't want to give away too much of the story, because it's so cleverly constructed that it deserves to be read without spoilers. But the basic set-up is this: post-Cold Blood, Amy works out that she's forgotten something, or someone, and begins to put together more details (without remembering), and asks the Doctor to tell her. Instead of telling her, he finds a way for her to remember Rory.

The descriptions in the story are vivid and very well-drawn, pulling the reader into the author's universe and Amy and the Doctor's dreams, and characterisation is absolutely spot-on. Bar a few Americanisms here and there, it's note-perfect. If this were filmed as an episode, I would be thrilled.

One excerpt, to show why you should read it:

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I hope you enjoy this fic as much as I did!