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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 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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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 !)


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017