Story: Before I Let You Go
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4177
Author's Summary: Sarah's wedding to Peter Dalton wasn't the first time the Doctor interrupted.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, Fourth Doctor, OCs
Recced because: I have so many ideas of what might have happened to Sarah in the years between Hand of Fear and School Reunion, but this particular fic was such an unusual take on what one option might have been, and I love it for that. sleepismyfriend creates a beautifully bittersweet scenario in which Four returns for Sarah Jane only to find that she has moved on with her life, to an extent. It's a lovely prequel of sorts to both School Reunion and The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, but offers more closure between Sarah and the Fourth Doctor. It also gives a great take on Aunt Lavinia and Sarah's fiancé, a character who must have been very difficult to make believable and even likeable, but which she does wonderfully. Simply gorgeous.