Author: Amy Wolf
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 6792
Author's Summary: "I'm half-human, on my mother's side."
Characters/Pairings: Doctors 1-13, Susan, Victoria, Sarah Jane, Romana II, Tegan, Peri, Ace, Grace, Jackie, Martha, Original Companions
Recced because: "I'm half-human, on my mother's side." That one little line from the TVM is arguably the most hated piece of dialogue in the history of the show. But what if it were true? This fic explores what that might mean for the Doctor and his relationships with humans, using the device of showing thirteen different conversations where thirteen Doctors touch upon -- or just manage to avoid touching upon -- the subject. It's a skillful exploration, dripping with nicely drawn characterizations, and the ending is wonderful.
After a moment, she sighed. “I just don’t see why you had to act like it’s some dirty little secret. Is...was it a cultural thing? People on your planet weren’t supposed to mix?”
People on his planet weren’t supposed to do much of anything. But he hadn’t mentioned that side of Gallifrey. Destroying the world sounded so much worse if he admitted he’d never liked it in the first place.