Author: Meredith or ameretrifle on LJ
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,280
Author’s summary: Jackie makes mistakes, and learns. "You deserve the world, Jackie Tyler. And you've raised a daughter who won't settle for anything less."
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler, Rose Tyler, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor
Recommended because: This story is a brilliant examination of Jackie Tyler. She is imperfect. She falls for the wrong man, settles on the not so wrong but not right either man, doesn’t ask the right questions of Jimmy Stone. Nevertheless, she’s always trying for the best for Rose if not herself. The Tyler spunk is on full display. Jackie might not have seen the stars in the TARDIS the way her daughter did, but the Doctor sent her on an emotional journey too. “But I Hope” is moving, insightful, and just a touch funny.
Just when Jackie had thought Rose had learned her lesson, she ran away with the first moody alien with a leather jacket and a time machine who came along.
Not that she'd told her that. No, she'd just disappeared, leaving Jackie terrified that she was dead, at the bottom of the Thames somewhere, in some pervert's basement, sold into slavery...
...Or that Mickey had done it, and Jackie's teaching her daughter that all she deserved was "decent" had killed the girl she loved most in all the world.
But no, it was a crotchety alien with a time machine. Figured.