Bravo! The "stand in" was a great plot twist. Didn't see that coming.
I just stumbled across this as I was going through the archive. All I can say is WOW. Excellent characterization, pacing and tone. I'm not sure I'll have time to finish it in one go, but I'll be back.
Sorry! Sorry! I have been so remiss! This was first class fic and worth more reviews! I loved the chinchilla bit but mostly I loved the writing style and the character progression, and how Tegan finally talked the Doctor into breaking this very odd cycle that had so many dimensions. Great job, truly great job!!
Excellent, Dave! I loved the twists and turns on it. Very well done.
To tell you the truth, I've had a bit of a hard time following what is going how. However, I am still enjoying this story.
Excellent, Dave! I'm keeping an eye on this one. I'll write you this week.
This was a ride and a half! I envy your style and rythym. I found myself confused but pleaseantly so in a way that left me eager for more.
Excellent! I haven't had a lot of time to review, but I have been reading. I love the way you weave the stories while keeping the characters dead on. I'm always a little in the dark, but I like that, and when the light comes on at the end...it' all wonderful. Write me at my email, please? I don't think I have your addy. I'd like to discuss this story.
I'm a bit baffled by how all the pieces fit together, but I expect it will all make sense in time. I like the selfish and mysterious motivations you've given the Doctor, as well as the additional backstory (22 versions). You've got great Tegan characterization and some excellect turns of phrase.
Quite an excellent intriguing beginning. I'm looking forward to where you're going to take this. Characterizations are wonderfully dead on. Please continue soon.
This is a wonderful, thought-provoking start, and I am eager for future chapters! The descriptions are magnificant; I can visualize the events as though I were there. Please continue!