June 14th, 2012

Ten w/3d specs looking up

Rec: Aftermath

Story: Aftermath
Author: Adalia Zandra
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5836
Author's Summary: She didn't know them, but she knew that they'd abandoned him. And she found herself hating them for that.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Sarah Jane
Warnings: None

Recced because: Well, because Ten is my favorite new series Doctor, and Sarah Jane is my favorite classic series companion, and I am a sucker for the "Ten goes to Sarah Jane for comfort" trope. In the wake of the end of Series 3, the Doctor has been left alone again with a story of his own to tell but no one to tell it to... no one except Sarah Jane, who draws it out of him with her skillful and compassionate questioning so that we get to hear about the Year That Never Was from his POV, without embellishment -- well, nearly.

Teaspoon is awash in angst fics, yet this is one of the relatively few (in my experience) that treats the Doctor as a *person* and not a chew toy. It's my go-to fic whenever I've just rewatched TLotTL.