Story Title: The Long Way Home
Author Name: thirty2flavors and goldy_dollar
Story Url: Story Link
Alternate URL: Story Link 2
Content Rating: All Ages
Length: 17,805 words
Story Summary: After losing the Doctor, Rose sets off to find him again.
It’s angsty. And I’m recommending it. THAT should convey how awesome it is. No? Well, here’s something more: it involved the 11th Doctor. As you should be able to tell, I don’t read/rec fics involving the 11th Doctor. (Eleven’s truly great, but I’m still in “End of Time” mourning over my Doctor. 😉 )
But this fic needs to be rec’ed for its brilliant timey-wimey-ness, its beautiful and abiding love, and because it made me bawl so much that I must share
the misery the beauty.
Plan on crying for the first half of the story, but then plan on it all getting better. This makes some things about Series 5 and 6 much easier for me to handle, honestly. I found it very therapeutic for me as a Ten/Rose and Nine/Rose shipper. It helped me find some needed insight into what it is to have a heart as big as the Doctor’s, and how his various regenerations impact that huge ability to love.
Just go read it. You’ll be glad you did.