Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2376
Author's Summary: It. Is. Defended.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane
Recc'ed Because: A creative and lyric re-telling of modern legends with familiar faces, from a truly alien perspective. The world-building of Sycorax culture is fantastic and the POV is inspired and the legend . . . well, it's one that will have you cheering and crying and everything in between. Absolutely, it's what Ace's charity is all about, and it's what she's done in her time since leaving the Doctor. Brilliant OCs and the first person narrative really bring this gem of a story to life.
Now, the Invisible Road–it isn't a road at all, really. In one place, it's a dirty, foul-mouthed smuggler with a space under his deck plates for a few people to hide. In another place, it's an alien noble who uses a whole shipping company to sneak people away from his own planet. The Invisible Road is complicated and uncertain and always changing, and you never know if the person you're supposed to meet has been captured, or has betrayed you, or perhaps just didn't know you were coming. Nobody knows every operator on the Invisible Road–that's how it keeps working–and nobody knows who started it. Although if I had to take a guess–
Shh. Yes, but she comes in later.