August 13th, 2014

Matt Smith - Sharp-Dressed Man B&W

Doubt is a Pain too Lonely

Story: Doubt is a Pain too Lonely
Author: Clocketpatch
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1899
Author's Summary: AU where Rita survived and came along after The God Complex.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: Alternate Universe

Recced because: First of all: Rita. That's quite enough to be going on with for most people. *Smiles*

But this is Rita with bonus awesome.

In this AU fiction, The Doctor did something he said he would never do again - and saved her life as he did so. Only problem is, his is still ending. Rita is vastly intelligent. Highly intuitive...and deeply compassionate. She is right and she is wrong and she cannot (will not) accept his explanations for going to his fate. Maybe (in this lifetime) she was the push he needed to reach for faith, for something beyond, for an idea of how to save himself and the life he'd built for all these centuries. Maybe (in the original universe) it was merely the memory of her. I know what I prefer though. Reading this, I think Rita would have saved him from himself. And maybe helped him save her as well. And that is more than enough reason to read this fiction. Actually, just the idea of it makes the reading of this fiction an imperative. But in case 'Rita' and 'deep, beautiful conversation with wonderful results for two people who are lost' isn't enough - I do have my modest example under the cut below...

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I certainly hope you enjoy this fiction. Do stop and tell her how awesome this was. How it touched your heart and made you think...and how real and right it truly felt.