May 12th, 2011

spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = ♥

rec: Strangers in bow ties by sciathan_file

On timey-wimeyness, and those who have to clear up the mess afterwards (in honour of the topic, this one is out of chronological order):

Story: Strangers in Bow Ties
Author: sciathan_file
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2364
Author's Summary: Martha returns home to find a strange man sitting on her sofa. Spoilers through 5x07, "Amy's Choice."
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It’s a fic that ties up loose ends with style (and bow ties) and also, in many ways, explores the fall-out of the Doctor’s adventures for those left with the more prosaic clearing up to do. Eleven returns to ask Martha if UNIT have noticed a crack anywhere. Of course, he manages to turn up early, and the result is a funny, sweet fic – and a convincingly creepy use of S5 to tie up continuity from The End of Time. The characterisation is great (even Amy’s short cameo is very recognisable) and I always love a fanfic that can take some of our show’s innate craziness and make something well worth reading out of it. This is one of those stories.