Story: A Butterfly for Every Storm
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 527
Author's Summary: Martha's tattoo is oddly appropriate.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones
I like so much about this short piece it's hard for me to explain why I like it. Blending an idea from a throwaway line in The Shakespeare Code, Freema's real-life tattoo, and two of the Doctor's personas into a powerful ficlet takes skill. Nostalgia uses the butterfly as a symbol of the Doctor's companions; ephemeral creatures that flit through his life so briefly. The last line packs a real punch.