1. Chapter 1 [Reviews - 2] (1809 words)
They say that writers write the kinds of things they want to read. That holds for me: I write Doctor Who adventures and missing scenes, because that's the kind of stories I'm interested in. I hold to that pretty well. Among everything I've written, I've done one relationship fic, a missing scene, and the pair I chose to wrote about died about an hour later in the episode. Very romantic.
I might prefer reading adventures, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy other genres, and my guilty pleasure is Doctor/Donna stories and all their permutations. Of all the D/D writers out there, is the queen, in terms of both prolificity and quality. BMG has written hundreds of stories across the entire Tatennant fandom, mostly about Donna with the Tenth Doctor and with the Metacrisis Doctor, but also about various Tate characters (with whom I'm not really familiar) and Tennant characters (especially Peter Vincent and DI Alec Hardy). Most are ships, and they are canon adventure stories, alternate timelines, fix-its for "Journey's End", alternate universe tales involving characters based on the canon characters - anything you might imagine, and a lot of things you haven't. Most of all, they are good reading and lots of fun.
Because she's provided me so much entertainment and enjoyment, I wondered if I might do the same for her. If she enjoys writing Tatennant stories, she might enjoy reading one. Of course, I don't write ships, but I'm always told that I need to challenge myself as a writer and try out things I'm not comfortable with. So, I came up with an idea - my first Doctor/Donna relationship fic, involving a Doctor-like character and a Donna-like character in an alternate universe of my own creation - and started writing.
It didn't work.
Well, to be honest, yes, there's a Doctor/Donna ship in this story, but no one in their right mind would call this a ship fic. However, I tried, and I enjoyed every moment of writing this. It will have to do.
This story, Blue Rain, is dedicated to Basmathgirl. Thank you for all of your wonderful stories, and I hope you continue to expand on and re-imagine these wonderful characters for many years to come!