January 13th, 2014

DW blue TARDIS

Rec: Home Is Where the Journey Begins

Hello, calufrax! I'm a bit late in getting today's rec up -- stupid work getting in the way of what's really important -- but I hope you enjoy it. And if you'd like to rec something yourself (we really do need more reccers!), please drop by the sign-up post.

Story: Home Is Where the Journey Begins
Author: Inkfire
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 662
Author's Summary: Home becomes an adventure of its own, their destination most unhoped for. Home is the place where they pause and look into each other’s eyes, knowing what they have lived, and what still lies ahead. Home is the most thrilling thing of all. A little Ian/Barbara character exploration, set post their departure in "The Chase."
Characters/Pairings: Barbara/Ian, River
Warnings: None

Recced because: One of the benefits of moderating the Teaspoon queue is getting to see great fic before anyone else on the site does, and I was especially pleased this one came my way; it's a story with rare sensitivity to language, and equal sensitivity to the relationship between the characters. Ian and Barbara's time on the TARDIS changed them, not just in how they perceive history and the world around them now that they're no longer traveling in time and space, but also in how they perceive each other. Adjustment to normal life is hard, but sharing it with someone you care about, and who knows what you've been through, makes it that much easier, and that much more wonderful.

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