Story: A Time for Peace
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 12,987
Author's Summary: There is a time for everything, and a season to all things under heaven. In the light of a funeral pyre, the Doctor decides the time is come for him to make peace with some ghosts of the past.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Barbara Wright, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Ace McShane, Tegan Jovanka
Recced because: Even though this is officially a Tenth Doctor story, fans of the First, Third, Fifth and Seventh Doctors may enjoy it more. After his solitary memorial for the Master, the Doctor decides to visit some old friends, for closure. Each chapter is a stand-alone story, and they are all good. My personal favorite is The Wake, in which the Doctor visits an old friend who has his own memories of the Master. No one can comfort a battle-weary Doctor better than an old soldier. It is full of rich, and often delightful, details.