October 30th, 2012


Rec: Physician, Heal Thyself

Story: Physician, Heal Thyself
Author: Aiffe
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4,051
Author's Summary: AU of Asylum of the Daleks. Oswin comes along as a companion, and the man who needs to fix things faces something he can't fix.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven, Oswin Oswald
Warnings: None

Recced because: After "Asylum of the Daleks," fandom turned out a number of good AUs in which Oswin the Dalek traveled with the Doctor, but this is one of my favorites. We don't see any more of their travels beyond the first day, when Oswin asks the Doctor to give her back her human voice, but the scene that takes place as he complies feels emotionally deep and very true to the awkwardness you'd expect from the characters in that situation. Oswin wants to be more than what she is, and the Doctor struggles with accepting her Dalekness and wanting to help her move beyond that. I'd love to see more of this AU, but the story as is feels self-contained and very satisfying.

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