Author: Daystar Searcher
Word Count: 777
Author's Summary: A warrior like Leela would be the first volunteer for any dangerous, last-ditch plan the Doctor would have against the Daleks. And they would want to make an example of her.
Characters/Pairings: Leela, Eighth Doctor
Warnings: Implied major character death / torture (nothing very explicit in the fic itself, however)
Recced because: Yes, I've yet another short fic to rec to you, but one that's incredibly powerful. This is Leela, Warrior of the Sevateem, at war against the Daleks. The writing is evocative, and Leela's characterization is perfect. You can hear her voice in the narrative, and feel her fierce spirit. Leela herself would approve of this fic, and I can think of no higher praise.
The Daleks are filled with fury, screeching like thwarted birds of prey above her, and this means that she and the Doctor have won. She will hold this as a fire in her heart.