Story: silence the pianos and with a muffled drum bring out the coffin
Word Count: 3307
Author's Summary: "They're all gone. I'm the only one left."
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor
Recced because: Madis is an exceptional author and this fic (one of her few on Teaspoon) captures some of the most distinctive elements of her storytelling. I really love how she expresses both Nine's utter desperation combined with Eleven's old-man-in-a-young-body feel--and still keeps the two feeling like the same man. "Silence the Pianos" includes some really lovely uses of poetry and other references which give it an added boost. This one's been on my "to-rec" list for ages and is a really wonderful read!