Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2451
Author's Summary: The Doctor has a plan to save a xenophobic society from itself. If only he could remember what it was.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven, Amy, Rory
Recced because: The world-building in this story is great. Eve11 manages to set up a compelling backstory in very little space, and the inhabitants of the mysterious planet are very well fleshed-out. The characterization is perfect--she really captures Eleven's voice. If you like h/c, this is also a good story for that. (I should mention that although the story is marked as having nothing to warn for, it does involve non-graphic torture.)
Here's an excerpt:
Commander Zet-three-five heard the intruder well before she saw him.
"Metrensis Three! The Flickering World! Spins so fast on its axis that a day lasts four hours and seventeen minutes. Four hours and seventeen minutes! Can you imagine? Well of course you can; you lot are used to it, but for the rest of us it's really quite astonishing."
He sounded like a nervous tour guide. She rounded the corner and encountered the security detail who had detained him. He was taller than most of them and was looking at their eyes, not their guns. He seemed similarly unintimidated by their combat armor, gloves and helmets. He himself was strangely dressed; he looked like a relic academe who'd wandered out of one of the college houses.