{back pages} by Biichan

Summary: Assorted ficlets, done at assorted points in time. (Rated Teen as it's a mix of All Ages and more adult concepts.)
Rating: Teen
Categories: First Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Other Era, Multi-Era
Characters: Barbara Wright, Frobisher, Frobisher, Ian Chesterton, Jamie McCrimmon, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Susan Foreman, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (1st), The Doctor (6th), The Doctor (6th), The Doctor (Academy era), Barbar
Genres: Femslash, Slash
Warnings: Explicit Sex
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2008.02.21
Updated: 2009.07.19

{back pages} by Biichan
Chapter 1: Guided Tour (Martha/Zoe)
Author's Notes: Written for lifeonmartha's 1000 Drabbles of Awesome.

"I'm awfully glad you decided to join us here," said Miss Zoe Heriot as she lead Martha into the Wheel's infirmary. "I've read about your work in xenobiology. You practically invented the field!"

Martha chuckled. "I wouldn't say I invented it. Mostly I was just the first person to practice it openly, without being part of a government conspiracy."

"Oh, of course," said Zoe. "The Torchwood Institute. Do you know, there are people who don't believe it existed?"

"Oh, it did," said Martha. "I knew the man who ran it." She glanced down. "I wish I hadn't had to take this post. I knew Gemma Corwyn--she was a good doctor."

"She was," said Zoe. "If it hadn't been for those awful Cybermen...well, at least the Doctor and his friend Jamie were there to help keep the entire Wheel from going under." She bit her lip. "I would have liked to go with them, I think."

Martha took her hand. "I understand," she said quietly. "I met the Doctor when I hardly any older than you. I even traveled with him for a while. But there's work to be done here too. Important work."

Zoe squeezed Martha's hand. "You're right," she said decisively. "Besides," she said. "If I'd stowed aboard his ship like I'd planned to I might have never been able to meet you!"

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