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Rec: A Game, A Puzzle

Story: A Game, A Puzzle
Author: radiantbaby
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,168
Author's Summary: She remembers the feel of his jacket most of all.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/Martha
Warnings: None

Recced because: Thirteen-year-old Martha, in therapy to deal with issues about her family, finds that a substitute therapist does a much better job understanding what makes her tick than her usual doctor. Sure, he looks silly in that bowtie, but he knows exactly what to say to her: that she's going to be a doctor someday, and brilliant, and someone who saves the world. Whether it's the Doctor who ultimately pushes Martha in the right direction to evolve into a strong and confident woman, or whether she would have become that woman regardless, is left open; but what's not in question is the affection the Doctor and Martha feel for each other years later, when Martha realizes just who'd helped her long ago, or the affection the author obviously has for a character who doesn't always get the respect she very much deserves.

Excerpt:
"My Dad always likes to take me to get ice cream," she confessed quietly, though just as the words came out, she flexed her fists in aggravation at giving him such personal information.

"Because you're such a good girl?"

"I don't know," she replied with a shrug.

"Well, I think you're absolutely brilliant."

"You've only just met me."

"Perhaps, but you're really good at maths. I can see that. What do you want to be when you grow up, Ms. Jones?"

She bit her lip. "A doctor. It's silly, but — "

"No, not silly at all. You're going to be an amazing doctor and save the world one day. Or many days, really. I just know it."

"Save the world. Right."

"You will and no matter what you think of yourself, now or later, no matter if you think you're not being appreciated by someone or seen, you are. Trust me. You're going to make a big impact on people's lives and hearts, Martha, I promise you."
Tags: author: radiantbaby, companion: martha, doctor:11, pairing:11/martha, rating: all ages, reccer: nonelvis, type: gen
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