Rating: All ages
Word Count: 15,271
Author's Summary: "We live to survive our paradoxes" - The Tragically Hip
Characters/Pairings: Academy Era Doctor
It almost wouldn't be a week on Calufrax without a story from ClocketPatch, so I'm starting there! This is one of those stories that makes you ask, “How has this never been recced here before?” I really like glimpses into the Doctor's distant past. This story doesn't just give you a glimpse; it invents it. Words like timey wimey, ambitious, breathtaking, and amazing don't do it full justice. I don't know how CP kept her story lines straight long enough to write this, but I'm so glad that she did.