ext_3965: (11 Doctors Say Hello)
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This is my last rec this week (and the longest fic!). I hope everyone's found at least one new story to enjoy!

And don't forget - if you've read and enjoyed any of the fics this week, leave a review (however brief) - such things are better than meat and drink to us fic authors.

Story: A Time of Grace
Author: Rivendellrose
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 44439
Author's Summary: Following the Time War, Romana discovers that she has enemies she'd rather forget, friends she's never met, and a duty to the memory of her planet.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Gwen Cooper, Jack Harkness, K-9, Leela, Lucy Saxon, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Romana II, Romana (Author Created)

Recced because: It's a brilliant post-Time War fic that combines Classic and New Who seamlessly.

There was a... thing, in the Tardis control room.

The Doctor had picked it up on a dark, ravaged moon in the Equinos system - one of those places he hadn’t really meant to go to, but had nonetheless found himself landing on after entering random coordinates into the Tardis’ systems. The last time he’d been there there had been the first tiny, delicate sparklings of life beginning to burst out on its icy, rocky surface. Now, nothing.

Nothing except this thing. The thing, as he’d begun to think of it. It was almost at the point of developing independent capitalization in his mind, and that was, in his experience, never a good sign.

The thing came up to about the top of his breast-bone, and was about as wide as his arms could reach around, though it tapered a bit at the top. When he first saw it he’d had the sick thought that it was a new kind of Dalek armour that had somehow survived the war, but closer inspection hadn’t borne that out. It was gold, but the shape and design of it was completely unlike their circular knobules and venting. It wasn’t made of dalekenium, anyway, but some other metal equally impervious to all the scans he’d subjected it to. The elemental make-up seemed somehow familiar, but he couldn’t quite put a finger on it.
ext_3965: (10 M J TLotTL)
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My penultimate rec is, like my ultimate one, for a Big Bang fic!

Story: Beyond The Yellow Brick Road
Author: pluto
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 23849
Author's Summary: Years after her adventures in the TARDIS, Martha Jones is haunted by the Doctor as she investigates an alien crash site.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, The Doctor (10th)

Recced because: It's a thoughtful and occasionally moving look at Martha, Mickey and Jack years after their travels with the Doctor. It shows Martha at her best: clever, compassionate, thoughtful and occasionally stubborn. (And I adore the idea of Martha treating humans who're stupid enough to get alien headcolds because they don't take sufficient precautions!)

Glancing up from her notes as she stands at the podium, Martha glimpses brown hair and a blue-suited shoulder. After her dream that morning, she immediately thinks Doctor, her breath catching in her throat.

She tells herself that blue suits and brown hair aren't especially uncommon. Besides, the Doctor she knew is gone: years ago, she and Mickey intercepted the UNIT reports of a new regeneration spotted. And she'd known even before that, hadn't she? Known it in her heart that he was dying when she saw him last, known it like she had been punched in the gut.

She fusses with her notes until she's recomposed herself, and when she looks up, there's no Doctor, just a dozen dozen restless faces, staring up at her.

From travelling the galaxy to defending the Earth to hunting aliens to this, she thinks, scanning the room. Working for herself under the banner of Jones Xenobiological Consulting, Martha's in high demand in the field of xenopathology, though she finds most of this plays out as treating people who've caught alien head colds (and the odd STD--she doesn't ask) from investigating crash-landed artifacts.
ext_3965: (TARDIS Bluest Blue 5.13)
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Story: Just A Jump To The Left
Author: sleepismyfriend
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 18317
Author's Summary: The Doctor goes to 1976 to retrieve one Liz Shaw.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, Luke Smith, Martha Jones, Rory Williams, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (11th)

Recced because: I love the way sleepismyfriend has got so many different era companions working together, under the Doctor's guidance (more or less!) to save Liz from the effects of an unpleasant alien encounter.

"Hello everyone, how long was I gone?" He asked, and Sarah looked to her watch as Rory and Martha exchanged glances.

"Forty-five minutes or so?" Martha looked to Sarah.

"Forty-seven and a half, to be exact." Sarah looked up from her watch, dropping her wrist as the Doctor looked to her, and she smiled. "Which is definitely a new record for him."

"Yes." The Doctor gave himself a mental congratulatory pat on the back before stepping forward to pat the side of the TARDIS's door. "That is what I am talking about. Over nine hundred years, and I finally get the guidance systems calibrated properly. That takes skill, you know. Slept through that class quite a bit in school."

[...]

"Heh, last time you said that, the TARDIS ended up underwater for seventeen hours during fish migration." Rory added. "Although, the colours were remarkable, I'll have to give you that. I see you didn't leave the parking brakes on again."

"Oh, quiet you." The Doctor waved Rory off. "Just because Mr. Amy Pond decided to take some outrageous holiday with River in Egypt does not give you, Mrs. Amy Pond, the right to be cheeky. I half expect Interpol to call us any moment now."
ext_3965: (8/Martha B+W (Erisinia))
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Story: Planar Flight
Author: jinxed_wood
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 12189
Author's Summary: It's 1913, and The Farringham School for Boys is haunted by ghosts. Martha suspects foul play, especially when another Doctor arrives on the scene.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (8th),

Recced because: I am a sucker for stories featuring Martha and other Doctors than Ten, but especially for ones featuring Eight and Martha. I'm also a sucker for stories set during Martha and the Doctor's stay in Farringham in 1913. This combines both marvellously and imaginatively.

Martha staggered forward, into the TARDIS. “Phew, you had me going there for a moment–” She froze and looked around her, her eyes taking in the gothic architecture, and the dripping candelabras. A sagging cosy armchair stood to one side of the console, looking ridiculously out of place. Martha eyed the tea cup perched on a footstool beside it. Steam still curled up from its contents.

“Do you want a cup?” a chipper voice asked. “The pot is still fairly fresh.”

“You’re not going to suddenly materialise out of the walls, are you?” Martha asked, momentarily unsure.

“Does that have any bearing on the actual question?”

“Yes, actually, I think it might,” Martha said, a little more firmly. “How the hell did you get in here?”

“Me? Why, I live here,” the voice said.
ext_3965: (Dr Liz Shaw)
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There are, alas, too few Liz fics out there, but of the few people who regularly write Liz Shaw, [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook is my favourite.

Story: Only Visiting This Planet
Author: vvj5/[livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 7564
Author's Summary: Liz Shaw meets a student who has a problem that forces her back into contact with UNIT. And there are some things that can't be solved with cups of tea.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Jo Grant, Liz Shaw, Mike Yates, Sergeant Benton, The Doctor (3rd)

Warnings: Character Deaths

Recced because: I've lost count of the number of times I've read this story, and yet it *still* makes me cry every time. It's a beautifully written look at Liz post-UNIT, that's funny and moving by turns, and vvj5 has all the characters' voices spot on. Plus, the alien is interesting.

“So what is it you wanted to say?”

The girl was sitting forward on the other chair, her hands around the mug of tea, but she hadn’t drunk any yet. “It’s difficult. I thought — tonight — I thought you might understand, but it all sounds so mad. I shouldn’t have come.”

“Try me,” said Liz, smiling at her. “If I’d told the truth back there, everyone else would have thought I was mad too. Why don’t you start with your name and move on to the rest?”

She coloured. “Janey Lewis. I’ve got an alien in my head.”
ext_3965: (10 M J TLotTL)
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Here's the first of this week's several multi-era stories:

Story: Evolution
Author: Concordiaadieu/[livejournal.com profile] catholicphoton
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 30094
Author's Summary: Set Post-JE. Martha goes missing, and panic ensues.
Characters/Pairings: Francine Jones, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, The Doctor (10th), Torchwood, UNIT

Recced because: It's a rolicking good adventure romp with a creative use of Martha's backstory and a Classic Who enemy who not many fic authors have bothered to bring into New Who stories.

“Doctor, what is that? Can it find Martha?”

“It detects disturbances to the fabric of space-time, so hopefully yes.”

Jack cleared his throat. “I’ve got one of those too, only mine’s sleek and sexy.”

“Jack, stop it. Now assuming that the disturbance you detected earlier with your sleek, sexy and, by the way vastly inferior, detector thingy is connected to Martha’s disappearance, and in all honestly signs point to yes, then with this massively superior detector thingy not only can I detect it, but I may be able to trace where it came from and where it went. The when may be a little trickier.”

Jack shrugged and grabbed Gwen’s hand as the Doctor took off at a run toward the disturbance. Jack snorted. “He could have just asked where we got the reading, but no, he likes run.“

Gwen grinned at him. “You’re one to talk.”
ext_3965: (11 Doctors Say Hello)
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Hello, I'm Pers, and I'm your reccer this week. Expect lots of multi-era stories this week as I'm very fond of those, and lots of Martha Jones too, as she's my favourite companion.

Story: The Shadow Land
Author: ciaviel/[livejournal.com profile] fic_of_fork
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5309
Author's Summary: The Doctor and Martha go to a shadow puppet theater performance in Bali, and trouble finds them. Takes place after "Human Nature/Family of Blood."
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th)

Recced because: It's very imaginative and intriguing.

"This can't be good," he said, still white, "This is bad. Really bad, a bad pudding with extra bad sauce." The air suddenly grew cold, and the shadows became darker. "Wait, Martha..." And then he saw the shadows thicken around her, imperceptibly at first. Then a dark pit opened, and the thickening shadows dragged her into it, Martha swearing at them the whole way down. "Five billion languages, and I've just learned a few new words...I'm going to regret this," the Doctor sighed, as he jumped in after her, the shadowy hole closing behind them.
ext_3965: (Champion Martha)
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This week I intend to share the Martha love and the Donna love about equally. Some fics will be short, one is very long.

Enjoy !

Story: Lifelines
Author: jinxed_wood
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 23077
Author's Summary: Martha needs to spread the message but, in order to do that, she needs to stay alive - something Derek Reese is very good at. (Crossover with The Sarah Connor Chronicles and set during the year-that-wasn't.)
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Derek Reese (SCC)
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: I'm a sucker for YTNW stories and this one is excellent. Don't worry if you've never seen The Sarah Connor Chronicles - I haven't, and I still thoroughly enjoyed this well written story. I love the way jinxed_wood develops the relationship between Derek and Martha from his initial distrust and almost-dislike of her, through to a strong friendship.

The stranger cursed under his breath. "Great, just great," he said, as he swung up onto the manhole ladder and closed it.

"It’s okay, it's gone," Martha said.

"Not for long," the stranger said grimly, as he clicked on a torch, and drove a bolt home on the manhole… a bolt?

"Since when do manholes have bolts locks?" Martha asked.

The stranger gave her a look, as if she'd asked why was the sky blue "We'll need to move fast," he said. "They won't come down here on their own, not anymore, but they will travel in packs, and we'’ll want to be somewhere else when that happens."

"We do?" Martha’s eyes had become accustomed to the light of his torch. He was tall, wide shouldered, and moved like he'd been doing this for years. "You’re military?" she asked.

He looked at her. "It knew your name," he said. "I've never heard one of those things call a human by its name before."

Martha sighed wearily. "Yeah, it'’s a long story."

"Is it the kind of story that'’s likely to get me killed?" he asked. He grabbed Martha by the elbow and steered her down the sewer tunnel. Martha let him; it wasn't as if she knew where they were going. Which reminded her…

"Where are we going?"

"You'll know when we get there," he said tersely.

"Why won't you tell me now?"

"So you won't blab if we get caught before we reach it."
ext_3965: (Brig UNIT)
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This week I intend to share the Martha love and the Donna love about equally. Some fics will be short, one is very long.

Enjoy !

Story: Time lines, Schmime lines
Author: Sleepy Sheep683
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6092
Author's Summary: Brig/Donna. In order to repair his TARDIS, the Doctor braves crossing his own time line. With Donna in tow, this turns out to be the least of his problems...
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Donna Noble, Donna Noble, John Benton, Mike Yates, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: Humour - very funny humour !

Recced because: It's funny, as Donna fics often are, but pairing Donna with the Brig is utterly inspired. I'd quote some of it, but it's all so funny, that I'd probably end up quoting all of it, which rather defeats the object. Read it, laugh, and please don't forget to leave the author feedback once you've read it...
ext_3965: (10 Martha Far From Ordinary)
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This week I intend to share the Martha love and the Donna love about equally. Some fics will be short, one is very long.

Enjoy !

Story: Masquerade
Author: radiantbaby
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5978
Author's Summary: After the events in 1913 at Farringham, the Doctor takes Martha to a ball, where she meets a mysterious stranger.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th)

Recced because: This is a fairly straight forward story, and you'll probably get the "twist" quite early on, but that's not the point. The point is that *Martha* doesn't catch on and it's interesting to see her reactions to "Ganymede".

The Doctor rushed over to the table of masks, excitedly hopping from one foot to the other. "Ooh, so many choices, so many lovely choices," Martha heard him say to himself as she walked up to stand beside him.

"Ah, perfect!" he suddenly exclaimed, picking up another one of the masks that looked like a bird, this one completely black like a raven. The Doctor held it in front of his face and squawked comically, "Never more, never more!"

Martha laughed.

"Hey, with this ensemble," he gestured to his clothes, "it's a raven or a penguin mask, so I think I will go for a raven, thank you very much."
ext_3965: (10 Donna Brown)
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This week I intend to share the Martha love and the Donna love about equally. Some fics will be short, one is very long.

Enjoy !

Story: Bowing to the Inevitable
Author: Lurky McLurklurk / [livejournal.com profile] ionlylurkhere
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1373
Author's Summary: Everywhere they go, people think they're married.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: It made me laugh - a lot - and it's very Ten and Donna-ish.

"Ah ha!" the Doctor shouted.

The six-foot-high insect being turned to the Doctor. "You have an idea, Mr Noble? A way out of this crisis?"

"Ah, er, it's Doctor, actually. Just 'Doctor', that is, not 'Doctor Noble'. You know, there's a street in Malaga called Doctor Noble; I met him once, the chap it was named after--"

Donna interrupted him forcefully. "The main point is, we're not married. To each other or anyone else."

"You nearly got married, though," the Doctor pointed out. "The first time we met was at her wedding," he told the insect helpfully.

"When you abducted me from my wedding, you mean."

"Abduct nothing! It was an interphasic attractive force between huon particles. Besides, you were lucky I did, your fiancé was going to sacrifice you to a spider."
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This week I intend to share the Martha love and the Donna love about equally. Some fics will be short, one is very long.

Enjoy !

Story: The Not-Love Song of Donna Noble
Author: parrotfish
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 904
Author's Summary: Donna Noble is no Prufrock: She dares. A short character study.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th)

Recced because: [livejournal.com profile] parrotfish is another author whom I admire who doesn't write nearly as much fic as I would like, but when she does, she writes beautifully. She captures Donna, Ten and Martha very well here.

"Tea?"

"Tea is a planet?"

"Of course not. Afternoon meal. You know, cucumber sandwiches, scones, Battenberg cakes. I love those cakes. I wonder how they make those little squares all pink and yellow like that?"

"You have the attention span of a hyperactive hummingbird. You know that, don't you?"

"I've been told."
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This week I intend to share the Martha love and the Donna love about equally. Some fics will be short, one is very long.

Enjoy !

Story: Colours
Author: Padawanpooh
Rating: PG-13 for parts 1 - 5, R for part 6
Word Count: 1715
Author's Summary: Six interlinked ficlets for the LJ Lifeonmartha drabbles challenge inspired by the colours of the rainbow (excluding indigo!)
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones, The TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: I adore padawanpooh's writing, and in this series of ficlets, she portrays a Ten and Martha who are strong and loving and good for each other, even before they take their relationship to the next stage.

Shouting directions to her hastily assembled medic team Martha, already covered in bright blood, was trying to hopelessly restart yet another heart when a cool hand fell on her shoulder.

It was the Doctor: her Doctor.

Martha closed her eyes, suddenly relaxing under his soothing touch, and she let her tears finally fall.

"Oh Martha," he said, voice soft and full of sadness, "sometimes we don't win: sometimes we have to let go. Sometimes, we have to let people find their own destiny."
ext_3965: (10 Martha Attraction TSC Bed)
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Marvellous Martha Jones

I've been recommending Martha Jones-centric fics all this week and here is my final recommendation - and this time it's a Martha/Ten fic.

Story: Shredded
Author: parrotfish
Author Summary: Past actions bring consequences that are not easy to face. But for the Doctor and Martha, It's a chance to clear the air. "What do you want me to say? That I forgive you?"
Characters: Martha Jones, The Doctor
Rating: Adult
Word count 2455

Recced because: Parrotfish writes beautifully, and her stories about Ten and Martha are very well-observed, and frankly, she should be encouraged to write more !

This is a post-Season 3 fic in which Martha makes good use of her UNIT and Torchwood connections to save the Doctor (yet again) and they come to a new understanding:
The Doctor felt a thread in the complex web of his universe go slack, cut suddenly and hanging loose, death removing it from the pattern of all living things.
Strong hands lifted him, and he shivered as they carried him, dripping with water and blood, and laid him on dry, hard ground.
A face appeared before him, serene and dark, and he was sure he was delirious, because it was more than he deserved.
"What..?" he gasped through bloody teeth.
"Don't try to talk. You're going to be all right," she said in her reassuring way.
He knew it really was Martha Jones in the moment before everything went black.


It's possible the ending will make you melt, and if you like this, be sure to read the sequel: In the Dark (which is even more melting in my view !)
ext_3965: (Martha Jones Commando)
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Marvellous Martha Jones

I'm recommending Martha Jones-centric fics all this week but they're not all Martha/Ten.

I posted this recommendation yesterday but it seems to have disappeared, so I'm making two recommendations today to make up for it.

Story: The Wake
Author: Biichan
Author Summary: Martha visits The Wheel in the aftermath of the Cybermen.
Characters: Martha Jones, Zoe Herriot
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 940

Recced because: This is a sweet and gentle tale with a vein of humour in which Martha continues to be her usual compassionate self, despite a long lifetime of dealing with aliens:
Martha slept fitfully on the rocket ship. Space travel was not a new sensation to her–she'd been to her first alien planet while still at university and to many more since then–but it had been a much more advanced ship that had first ferried her across the void of stars. Not a human ship–which were still crude and ungainly things more than a century after the Apollo Project–but an alien vessel: a living ship that traveled through time and space at the flick of a switch and the turn of a dial.

Earth's rocket ships, she was given to understand, tended to get where they were going more often.
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Marvellous Martha Jones

I'm recommending Martha Jones-centric fics all this week but they're not all Martha/Ten.

Story Bombardment of Positive Ions
Author: Carmen Sandiego
Author Summary: Martha Jones and the UNIT Christmas Party.
Characters: Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, Harry Sullivan, John Benton, Liz Shaw, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Second Doctor
Rating: All ages
Word count: 2601

This is a very humorous story about a Christmas get-together of the Doctor's former Companions at the Brig's house with a fair amount of amusingly snarky point-scoring from earlier Companions. And Martha gets to meet the Second Doctor:

Martha looked up. A sprig of mistletoe. Oh. Well she couldn't, obviously. And he -
The Doctor kissed her, and it was soft and gentle and entirely welcome. When he pulled away, Martha looked into his eyes and found no apologies or regrets or excuses. If anything, he looked rather pleased with himself.
"That was...nice," she said, unable to keep the smile from her lips. "Much nicer than last time."
"Last time!" said Jamie, poking his round the door. "Here, Doctor, what's this about then? You dinnae see me going around kissing lassies I've just met. I think you’ve got some explaining to do."


I've read this about 6 times since it was first posted and it makes me laugh every single time.
ext_3965: (Martha Commando No Weapons Just Words)
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Marvellous Martha Jones

I'm recommending Martha Jones-centric fics all this week but they're not all Martha/Ten.

Story: On the Road
Author: Glinda
Author summary: Professor Docherty isn't the only person Martha owes flowers. She didn't always walk the earth alone.
Characters: Second Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones, Zoe Herriot
Rating: Adult
Warnings: Femslash
Word count: 6049

This is a very strong Year That Never Was story that features an older Zoe helping Martha: she discovers friendship and love, and remembers her own earlier travels with the Doctor. Zoe's her usual scientifically curious self, and her brief interaction with the Tenth Doctor is lovely and more than a little heart-breaking. This story is beautifully written and I first read it before I'd seen any of Zoe's serials, but now I've seen some, I love it even more.

But now with the 'gun' completed, there is little for her to do, except think of her next project. A lightning strike the previous week had brought down one of the evil little robots, and the resistance had brought it to her. It sits there in its clamp on her workbench taunting her. Martha is out, telling her story to the latest slave camp, spreading hope out ahead of her, the TARDIS’ universal translator ensuring her words reach the ears of her audience in the language they know and love best. Their current resistance contact is out acting as Martha’s guide and she’d promised not to work on the creature on her own. But her curiosity is eating at her. There’s a long night ahead of her until they return and her fears will only prey on her if she has nothing to focus on alone in her lab.
ext_3965: (Martha & Sarah Jane)
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Marvellous Martha Jones

I'm recommending Martha Jones-centric fics all this week but they're not all Martha/Ten.

Story A Little Shelter
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Rating: All ages
Author Summary: There's a house on Bannerman Road.
Characters: Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith, Clyde Langer
Warnings: None
Word Count: 2233

Recced because: I am a complete sucker for Year That Never Was stories, especially those in which Martha meets up with and is helped by former Companions of the Doctor. In this one Sarah Jane helps Martha with the Doctor's plan; there's also a brief cameo by Ace, which is spot-on, and the whole story is marvellously well-written.

"Where'd you get these?" Ace asked, marvelling at the quality of the forgeries on her return from Wales.
"I met a woman with an alien super computer living in her attic."
"Oh, the usual then."
ext_3965: (Martha BBC TW)
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Marvellous Martha Jones

I'm recommending Martha Jones-centric fics all this week but they're not all Martha/Ten.

Story: Harry, Who Understood
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Author's summary: Dying's a bit interesting. She has a boyfriend; they save each other.
Characters: Harry Sullivan, Martha Jones
Warnings: Spoilers for TW 2:06 Reset
Word Count: 1509

Recced because: It was [livejournal.com profile] livii who sold me on the pairing of Harry Sullivan and Martha Jones and she's the chief advocate of the pairing. In this lovely missing scene fic we see that Martha has discovered in Harry Sullivan a man whom she can trust and love.

Harry takes her in his arms, ignoring the looks he earns from the people around them.
"Martha," he says gently, "Doctor Martha Jones, you've studied, you've worked, you've walked the Earth and you are the doctor now, you know. The definitive article, as it were, to me."
She smiles at that, real joy lighting up her eyes. "You keep saving me, Doctor Sullivan," she says, laughing as he furrows his brow in confusion. "I love you."
He kisses her and she remembers touching all the stars in the sky.
ext_3965: (Donna Martha Companions)
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Marvellous Martha Jones

I'm recommending Martha Jones-centric fics all this week but they're not all Martha/Ten.

I'm starting with the longest story first - everything after this will be significantly shorter.

Story: For Old Time's Sake
Author: ladymako71
Rating: All
Author's summary: Ace enters the TARDIS, mistaking it for her TARDIS and ends up going along with the Doctor, Martha, and Donna to Portsmouth in 1723.
Characters: Donna Noble, Dorothy (Ace) McShane, Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (7th)
Warnings: None
Word Count: 11790

Recced because: It's an action/adventure that seamlessly integrates Ace into the post-Season 3 Team TARDIS. I love the humour and banter that's shared between the four characters (especially Donna and Ace) and Seven's cameo is lovely too.

The Doctor’s voice trailed off when he saw the petite figure in the doorway. Head to toe in black. Hair pulled back from a cherub face, and the end of a baseball bat sticking out from the pack over her shoulder. "Ace?" Martha watched the myriad of emotions sweep across the Doctor's features and started for the doorway.
"No offence Gorgeous." Ace started, her usual cocksure attitude kicking in full force. "But I'd remember meeting you!" She smirked at the tall slender man staring at her. The look of initial shock on his face dissolving into one of bemusement as he held his hands out like scales.
"Gorgeous...Professor...Professor...Gorgeous." He rattled on weighing each word as he said it. Ace's jaw dropped as the Doctor smiled at her. "Have to admit Ace, I like 'Gorgeous' better." He winked.

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