Wonderful. The twist was brilliantly chilling and very well handled.
That's left me with the shivers
Oh, this is great. Perfect, perfect Sarah, and a premise that's interesting and chilling and rather sad.
This is magnificent - an AU that isn't really an AU, with a great twist ending. I love the scenario you create of Sarah on Gallifrey, and the glimpses you give of the events of the Time War - most of all, I like the way you paint the two characters - I could hear them saying the dialogue as I read it.
Wow! Lovely, lovely stuff... You've got their voices spot on...
This actually gave me chills. Unexpected, that.
This is really beautifully written, and the ending I didn't expect at all but it worked perfectly.
Ooh, very creepy ending.
This is absolutely magnificent! I love the AU Sarah being the truth-digging reporter on Gallifrey. Her conversation with Romana is wonderful. The ending was unexpected, but it fit perfectly. I found this speech of Romana's particularly gorgeous and chilling:
Romana was simply staring at the blank space, rapt. “I wish I could tell you,” she said. “And I wish these weren’t being bred for warships. I wish I didn’t have to force through an end to the regeneration limit, scrape away one more thing that makes us what Rassilon wanted us to be, just so my soldiers can die forever and get up again. I wish I thought we were going to win the War, because we might crush the Daleks but I’m not sure we’ll be Time Lords any more.”
That fic was incredibly clever! I'm really impressed.
Nicely done! You got me, at the end there. I thought it was going to be all AU, and then it wasn't. :)
This is a fantastic idea for an AU, and it was written really well, too. Despite the changes to their lives, the characters were all very much themselves.