October 12th, 2012

Matt Smith - Sharp-Dressed Man B&W

you in the wake

Story: you in the wake
Author: Lady Mercury
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4,645
Author's Summary: Rory gets up tired. Amy makes the tea. The rosebushes may not last the year.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Other Character(s), Rory Williams, The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: Angst, Character Study, General, Hurt/Comfort, Introspection

Recced because: I was watching 'Vincent and the Doctor' with my kiddos tonight and thinking about characters, quirks and POVs - and how we (sometimes) see ourselves reflected in the people around us. I thought about our moods and how they can be reflected by what is (and sometimes what is not) there. Then I thought about mental disorders and how they can be reflected physically and vice versa.

Then I thought about this fiction.

Lady Mercury has a fantastic understanding and grasp of the subtle. The things that stare you in the face as they lay underneath. Her fiction never fails to move and grab me. Like the fiction I recced yesterday, this one is based around a main character - but not the Doctor himself. And this is another one of those fictions where the Doctor is very much present even as he is not there. This is also a fiction about a very pivotal character, though (like with Vincent) his importance is often understated and veiled - even as it looks you in the face all the same.

Rory has always been one of my favorite characters and there are so very many, many reasons. And the consequences and stakes for him are just as high as for anyone else - but he is so very different from the Companions the Doctor usually travels with. I could go on along this vein for a very long time *laughs* but suffice to say, you will likely see the parallel between what I watched tonight with my kiddos and what is reflected in this fic (and what we sometimes see reflected in ourselves based off of expectations and motives of others). Yes. The fiction is that complex, even as it is very much softly simple. And it is one that stays with you for a long time afterwards.

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Please be sure to stop and tell her what you think - I know you will all find this fiction inspiring and thought-provoking as I did...