Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Martha, travelling the universe.
Characters/Pairings: Martha, the Tenth Doctor
Recced because: A stunning piece, this truly gets at the heart of the alienness of Doctor Who. It's Martha and her adventures, with world-building and hope and fear and loss, and the Doctor, quietly, surely, going mad, and everyone hanging on to the pieces. The quality of this, the light and the dark and the madness seeping through, and Martha's humanity, curiosity, her dreams and her realities, are all perfectly expressed. This is an amazing character study for both of them, and with interestingly structured prose, careful and vivid writing, and insightful commentary on the life of a time traveller, this story really stands out.