Author: Joan Milligan
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1,458
Author's Summary: A cautionary tale, really.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (Academy Era), The Master (Academy Era)
Recced because: I read this fic very early on in my introduction to fandom, and I'm really glad. It has an interesting take on the Koschei and Theta dynamic (which has kind of been explored in as many ways as possible, at this point). And it's also very lyrical and clearly-written and real.