redblueskies (redblueskies) wrote in calufrax,

rec: Be Still, My Beating Heart by Elliptic Eye

Story: Be Still, My Beating Heart
Author: Elliptic Eye
Rating: G
Word Count: 863
Author's Summary: Judoon, hospitals on the moon, bendy straws of evil--all very well. But how did the Doctor get that double-heartbeat past all those, er, doctors?
Characters/pairings: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because:
Martha is a character I like far more in fanfiction than out of it (if I am to be absolutely honest). However I do admit that there were many ways in which she was mistreated by the Doctor and by her circumstances. I like this story because though the tone is light, and even joking, it manages to convey a Doctor who is capricious and a little whimsical in his choice of Martha, putting some of the onus for her misery on him from the beginning. While also leaving room for Martha as a strong, intelligent woman. 

There had been a lot of stethoscopes thus far. Whatever his single heartbeat sounded like, it certainly produced an endless parade of stethoscopes.
Tags: author: elliptic eye, companion: martha, doctor:10, rating: all ages, reccer: redblueskies, type: gen

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