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Story: The Hungry Woman

Author: Sarah

Rating: All Ages

Word Count: 1210

Author's Summary: What became of Ambrose Northover

Characters/Pairings: Other character(s)

Warnings: None

Recced because:

I was very much reminded of Ten's damning of Harriet Jones when Eleven told Ambrose that she was the worst of humanity at the end of Cold Blood. Ambrose may have shown the worst side of humanity, under duress, but I never got the impression that she was a cruel person, or a bad person, or anything other than a frightened mother/daughter trying to keep her family safe. There's something unnerving and though-provoking about that in itself. Ambrose did a very bad thing, that fact is never shied away from, but after reading this several times I'm still not sure if her punishment was just or not.

This is the story of a ruined life. Of a single choice and its consequences. And it's real, and it's human, and it hurts. It hurts so bad because, after reading, you know this is what must've happened next. Series 5 is full of struggles for redemption: Rory, River, the Doctor – and at the end of this fic you're left with the punch in the gut realisation that not everyone achieves that goal, that some decisions never end, and that nothing is black and white.
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Well, my stint in the driver's seat ends here. I've enjoyed sharing with you all. I hope everyone saw a story they liked. To end the week on a high note, here is a fantastic and aptly named story by Sarah.

Story:  In The End
Author: Sarah
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1087
Author's Summary: Rory adjusts to unexpected cirumstances. (Cold Blood spoilers)
Characters/Pairings: Rory Williams (and others)
Warnings: Swearing
spoilers! )
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Story: Illumination
Author: Sarah
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: In which a grieving Doctor stumbles into the alt-verse, meets a certain old companion, and takes an inconclusive road trip.
Characters: Ten, Mickey
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~2,800 words

Recced because: Sometime in the future, after Martha leaves him (this was written pre-S3), Ten returns to the altverse where he meets Mickey again, now old, and alone. The voices in this story are all beautifully done, and it’s tied together wonderfully. The Doctor reflects and learns about time, and getting to say goodbye, and the meaning of endings - Everything will be alright in the end, if it's not alright, it's not the end, the Doctor says – and while there’s no happy ending, the truth the story presents is absolutely right for this 'verse, and perfectly written. This is smart and careful and lovely.


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