Series Title: Disintegration
Story Titles: Protector, Guardians, and Defenders
Author Name: wendymr (aka WMR)
Series Url: Series Link 1
Content Rating: All Ages, Teen and Teen respectively
Length: 3,582, 15,529 and 14,783 words respectively
Story Summary: I went back to her estate, in the nineties… I watched her grow up. And who knew?
As I’ve previously said, I’ll recommend anything which Wendy has written! This series is one of my absolute favorites. It follows up on a remark by Capt. Jack in the Doctor Who episode, Utopia, as quoted in the above summary. In that conversation between Jack and the Doctor, Jack admits that when he was stranded on earth during the 1990s, he checked up on a young Rose Tyler, watching out for her as she grew up. Wendy takes that poignant conversation and follows up on Rose’s side. What if Rose, once stranded in Pete’s World with her mother and Mickey, found out that Jack had been watching out for her?
The series starts there and moves on to a beautiful reunion story between the three of them. I love the growth in all three characters that is easily visible in this story. And I love how much they don’t change. Rose is still impulsive, sometimes too confrontational, but always very forgiving, passionate, tactile and loving. The Doctor’s strengths and weaknesses are also very visible here, including his distancing tactics and fear of being cornered on things he doesn’t want to discuss. And Jack – Jack is perfect. Of course, I always love Wendy’s Jack, so I’m probably quite biased.
In spite of the adult nature of their relationship, there are not actually any adult scenes in this fic. You’ll have to read some of Wendy’s other wonderful stories for that. 🙂