Word Count: 6110
Author's Summary: She's so like his Ace, and yet so different. The duplicate Doctor meets the parallel universe version of an old companion.
It’s a story about Handy and alt!Ace which is enough to recommend it in and of itself. The characters are perfectly rendered, as is the notDoctor’s varying states of confusion, guilt, and longing as he realises the strength and intelligence of this woman who is not Ace and who never had the dubious benefit of his tutelage as a teenager. He teaches her about the stars, and she teaches him about life.
Oh yeah, there are also lots of explosions (in a story about Ace, who could expect anything less?)