Story: A Message in the West
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 4,330
Author's Summary: Martha Jones’ walk across the world brings her to Seattle, where she encounters a pirate radio station perfect for getting the word out about the Doctor. When she finds the pirates, she has to argue her case to another doctor before she can access the airwaves.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, other characters
Recced because: Crossovers are always a revelation to me, largely because they show me the talent of a writer. In fact, they generally stand and fall on that talent. The broader the stylistic chasm between worlds, the tougher the challenge for an author. scarlett_key handled this extremely challenging crossover, between Doctor Who and the NBC sitcom “Frasier,” really well, something I wouldn’t have thought possible, especially given its setting, during the horrific Year That Wasn’t. It’s wonderful (in a somber, Year That Wasn't way) to see my favorite show, and one that I liked a great deal, come together so believably.
The man with the eye patch watched her approach. His expression was hard, wary. She took the empty chair, and held out one hand as Martin had just moments ago. "Martha Jones, and you are...?"
"I'm the Doctor," he said. "Doctor Frasier Crane." He didn't take the hand she offered. She withdrew it. "Not that it means much anymore," Martha caught him say under his breath. There was a world of hurt in those words that she didn't want to hear. They'd all lost so much.