Word Count: 32259
Author's Summary: A dark little Donna fix-it.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Donna Noble
Warnings: Explicit Violence, Swearing
Technically this story isn’t finished yet, but the main plotline is resolved and is lacking only an epilogue. So I feel okay reccing it, because it really REALLY does deserve the mention.
This is an AU take on the Tenth Doctor’s regeneration written before the End of Time. It is dark and visceral and terrifying (do NOT read this if you are squeamish) but it is also just a bit magical as Weatherwax brings Ten’s story full circle in the deepest volcanic bowels of a Sycorax ship, followed by Eleven, a study in contrasts, trying desperately to set things right before he passes out. His interactions with Donna range from hysterical to heartbreaking and this story is worth reading for their dialogue alone.
It’s also worth reading, especially right now, because it shows how the show always goes on, how the Doctor’s character changes, profoundly sometimes, but the essential formula stays the same. Never mind that these things never happened – never will happen – it’s still one a hell of a ride.