Oh that's brilliant and bittersweet and just lovely. Ten matches very well with bb!Ace, and i love that "not really like you at all, but" ramble.
This is brilliant.
You really nailed Ten's voice here. Great work.
This is great, but I do feel bad for the poor kitty. :(
Yay for big booms!
This is great - really lovely for both (all three?) characters. I have one niggle - wasn't Manisha live in Survival or am I confused? - but it's a minor one and doesn't take away the heart of the story.
"Sometimes you remind me of him a bit. If you looked completely different and sounded different and you were a chemistry teacher. So nothing like you at all, really. Except he was. A bit."
Perfect. Absolutely perfect.
So hard for the Doctor, knowing there are people he can't save and things he can't fix - but I love the way he takes care of Ace as much as he can without making the timeline collapse. Wonderful.
i've only come across ace through fiction, but for me she's a really heartfelt character i hope to have more contact with
i love the portrayal you've done here
This was just fantastic! I've only seen a bit of Ace (can't wait to see more) but I loved the Old Who and New Who connection here. Really well done!
Oh, this is lovely. I haven't even watched Seven and I still enjoyed it. Will have to check out those eps.
Gosh, I liked this story. Being a rather new Who fan ie. Nine and Ten era, Ace isn't a character I've had any real contact with. But after reading this, I think I'd like to! Really enjoyed this. Thanks for posting :o)
Just perfect, really.
Awesome. I like the double layer where he's both trying to set things up so she'll be who she is when he needs her, and genuinely trying to help her. Why you should never trust anyone with a time machine, I guess.
Adjectives won't do this justice, but here goes -- it's quiet and graceful and understated and breaks my heart to see the older Doctor and the younger Dorothy's first (and last?) lessons together. And for all that he comes across as just as manipulative, I love the poor bastard more than ever at the end of it all. Favorited, thank you.
yay the Doctor as a chemistry teacher!