March 10th, 2012

rec: While I'm Here by stick_poker

Story: While I'm Here
Author: stick_poker
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1885
Author's Summary: "So what would happen if the Doctor's Ganger showed up in the TARDIS? And why on earth is he dripping wet and minus his clothes?"
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor/Ganger Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a very fun coda to The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People. As you might expect with two Elevens, there's quite a lot of dialogue, and Stick captures them so perfectly. Of course they would finish each other's sentences. And of course there'd be no stopping their insatiable curiosity. Two Doctors? I can tell you what they're thinking right now...


He watches himself pulling his hand back though his damp hair, and then realises he’s scratching his chin for no good reason.

“We - we can’t, can we?” Even though there’s no-one else there, that still comes out of his duplicate as a hoarse whisper.

“At some level, I can’t see why not.”

“It could be interesting research, I suppose.”

“Or you could even think of it,” he counters, “as preparation.”


“Let’s face it. At some point, she’s going to find out there’s two of us.”

The blank look on the face of his double gives way to something half-horrified, half-fascinated.