Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote in calufrax,
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Rec - The Endless Doctor by Beshter

Story: The Endless Doctor
Author: Beshter
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 14067
Author's Summary:The Doctor's life has been shaped from the beginning by these strange beings known as the Endless. All find the Doctor fascinating and each leave an impression on his very long journey. A crossover between Doctor Who and The Sandman comics by DC/Vertigo Comics.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (11th), The Doctor (1st), The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th), The Doctor (Fatal Death)
Warnings: None.

Recced because: My favourite comic series, the one that re-kindled my interest in comics after years of barely paying them any attention, has to be Neil Gaiman's Sandman, in which the main characters are the Lord of Dreams and other anthropomorphic personifications. Here Beshter finds reasons for The Doctor to meet them. It's a very effective fusion of these universes, as a series of excellent vignettes. It's the first time this author's been recced here, I suspect it won't be the last.

It was all new, this life, with new sensations everywhere. Clothes felt differently, things smelled differently, and food…Rassillon, who knew fish fingers and custard, was so amazing?

He giggled to himself at the thought. He was a new man, this was a new adventure, he had a new friend…Amelia, Amy, Pond…he liked Pond. Perhaps he would call her simply that.

"Fish fingers…fish!" One floated by his head, a neon purple goldfish, lazily drifting on the currents in his galley. He smiled at it as it wandered past.

"Mad…I've finally turned that corner, haven't I?"

"You've always been mad….I think?" The girl across the table giggled in delight as she spooned up the custard with crunchy bits of breaded fish into her mouth. "This is quite good."

"I know, who would have thought?" He laughs as he watches the sparkling, rainbow of light and goldfish wend through the room. "You know, this is likely just a bad regeneration process. I've always had the worst side effects. Least I'm not trying to kill anyone."

"That's what you get for cheating Death. My sister doesn't like it much, but she does like other things, like dark chocolate, and strawberries, and fuzzy slippers, and Paddington Bear, and she squeals quite a lot over those silly little, fat, angel babies with wings, you know, with all the flowers and silly fluffy, and I've never understood it, but she says there is some irony in it that I'd get better if I wasn't so very confused all the time, and you know your ship talks to people, because it keeps talking to me, it whispers such things….what is Bad Wolf?"
Tags: author: beshter, doctor: 1, doctor: 4, doctor: 8, doctor: 9, doctor:10, doctor:11, doctor:fatal death, rating: all ages, reccer: ffutures, type: crossover, type: gen
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