Prospero's Daughter (newmoonstar) wrote in calufrax,
Prospero's Daughter
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Rec: Roots

Story: Roots
Author: Inkfire
Rating: all ages
Word count: 701
Characters/pairings: Susan Foreman/David Campbell
Author's summary: In which Susan builds a life made of little things and moments- learning to stand still. Classic!Who character insight piece, set after The Dalek Invasion of Earth. Susan/David

Recced because: I'm one of the rather small group of people who really loves Susan, and this little fic managed to encapsulate what I pictured her life being like after she leaves. I sincerely believe Susan would be able to make a happy life for herself without the Doctor, on Earth with David, and this piece has a hopeful slant, in a quiet, measured, yet lyrical way. It rings true for the Susan we know from the show, and that's good enough for me. An introspective, insightful, lovely piece, well worth the read.

Her contribution was great for the communications and transport, and people are awed by the technical abilities and quick thinking of the tiny, innocuous girl from the group of the saviours. Gifted, they call her, and she has long become their little mascot of sorts. Few of them know the truth of where she is from.

With David, they talk about it, in the evening around a nice cup of tea, for the most part. At the beginning she would always try to imagine where her grandfather might be now, and what he was doing. Now she mentions him much more rarely; one could think she had almost forgotten, if not for the single shoe David keeps finding lying around their bedroom, always somewhere different.
Tags: author: inkfire, character: david campbell, companion: susan, pairing:susan/david, rating: all ages, reccer: newmoonstar, type: het
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