Word Count: 98,625
Author's Summary: 1917 France. A military hospital. Amy is in dire need of comfort after an accident so the Doctor tells her a story. Twice upon a time... in Paris with pirates, a former Time-Agent, a stolen tower, an empire of death...and a man without a name.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Other Character(s), The Doctor (11th), Unspecified Companion
Warnings: Explicit Violence, Action/Adventure, Character Study, Drama, General, Horror, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery
Recced because: I've been wanting to rec this fiction for a long while now. He wanted to do some clean-ups and edits, so I held back until now, but I am unable to hold back any longer. This fiction is a long one, but is is a massively awesome one - and well worth the time it takes to read.
That being said, this literally has it all! Romance, mystery, war, greed, adventure, horror - all in one fiction. We get to see old friends, meet new enemies and be taken for a ride that you will never forget. The imagery is stunning, the adventure compelling and the twist at the end is perfectly gorgeous!! This is definitely a fiction everyone should read! As usual, I am at a total loss for words to describe the utter epicness of this fiction - but if I am at a loss, I'm sure when you read you will be able to forgive such a failure on my part, as this is truly one of those stories that leaves us all with too many words and yet not enough. That being said, I know that sometimes a taste to whet one's appetite is generally required - so the taste (as always) is proffered below...
"Tell you what," the Doctor said. "I'll tell you a story. A good story. You'll like it."
"I'm not in the mood," Amy said, crawling out of her hiding place under the pillow. Please, just take me home."
"It's traumatizing. I understand," the Doctor said solemn. "You've got a lot to be sad about."
"In some ways more than others. Stop scratching it you're making it worse."
Amy surrendered with a groan.
"Fine, what's the story about? It better not be depressing." she said and the Doctor rubbed his hands smugly. Then she grabbed his arm.
"Wait, am I in it?"
The Doctor allowed it.
"Yes, you are," the Doctor said and he started telling his story. "You, me and a noise. A strange noise, like static, following us around across time and space. Following the TARDIS. Like a telemarketer during dinner. Very rudely."
"Is there a murder involved?"
"There usually is," the Doctor confirmed. "Now stop interrupting me. Do I start interrupting you when you're telling a story?"
"Yes," Amy spoke without a hitch.
"Exactly," the Doctor said. "Now then, where was I? Oh, I remember. It was the year of Neverwas in the time of Neverwhen..."
See what I mean?! Just...epic!! Be sure to read (and take your time if you have to, sometimes fiction is best enjoyed that way) and let this author know how much they rock!!