remember my prophetic chickens (agapi42) wrote in calufrax,
remember my prophetic chickens

rec: imitatio

Hi, I'm agapi42 and I shall be your reccer for this week. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.

Story: Imitatio
Author: JaneTurenne
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3114
Author's Summary: Romana, Narvin, Leela and Brax: reflections on heroism, in the image of a certain renegade.
Characters/Pairings: Romana, Narvin, Leela, Brax
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Doctor isn't in the Gallifrey series of audios. That doesn't mean he's absent, as this fic so beautifully shows. It's a gorgeous character study of the four main characters and their personal acts of heroism through the first three series, with absolutely wonderful prose.

"I realize that losing everything you've worked for is somewhat...well, let's be honest with ourself, somewhat agonizing. But you'll get it back again. They'll all understand what you've done and why you've done it, eventually. And there will even be certain...unique perks." He doesn't quite smile at himself. "You know the look we've always hated? The one women give him?"

"The 'my hero' look?"

"Romana will look at you like that. For very nearly five whole nanospans."

Braxiatel looks at his own half-smile. "Is it worth it?"

"Now, Braxiatel, you know better than that," says his other self, already halfway to the door. "Heroism means being the man who never asks that question."
Tags: author: janeturenne, character: braxiatel, character: narvin, companion: leela, companion: romana ii, rating: all ages, reccer: agapi42, type: gen

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