Word Count: 18064
Author's Summary: A gay man who lies about his name and his job asks her out in Trafalgar Square and she says yes. It sounds like the start of a joke and here she is waiting for the punch line.
Characters/Pairings: Donna/Ten, Donna/Lee
Recced because: I couldn't very well do a whole week of reccing and not include at least one story with Donna. This is one of my favourite Donna fix-its, and considering how many of them I've read, that is saying something.
The story tackles many of the same things that other fics taking place after Journey's End also does, but it still manages to be both original and highly memorable. It swings masterly between hilarity and heart-break, making you laugh in the middle of things that are actually quite sad, and the other way around. There is a complexity to the characters and their relationships that is very compelling. Nothing is ever easy or clear-cut. It's penned with a lot of skill and humour, and the author has got such a perfect handle on Donna and her friendship with the Doctor that I never wanted the story to end!