Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2318
Author's Summary:Free will is only an illusion of the light, and nothing really exists in the dark, so what is he doing wrong? The Doctor and the Master have very different ways of seeing the world.
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, Second Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Simm Master, Other Master
Recced because: This story is the sort of thing that fan fic exists for. ClocketPatch takes the Master and Doctor’s choice of screwdrivers (laser as opposed to sonic) and out of what was empty one-upmanship on the TV spins a beautifully written exploration of the two, their history and their fundamental differences. It's the kind of fic that makes you look at something you thought you knew and presents it in an entirely new light. (And did I say beautifully, beautifully written? Because it is.) I omitted this one last time because I assumed the next person along would be sure to rec it. I was wrong: I make good my mistake here. One to read, and read again.