This is Tomorrow (the getaway driver remix) by Netgirl_y2k and Glinda

Version 1:
Story Title:   This is Tomorrow (Original version)
Author Nameglinda
Story Url: Story Link 1
Alternate URLStory Link 2
Content Rating:  Teen
Status: Completed
Length: 3,015 words
Story Summary:   Christina’s got a flying bus and Torchwood may be trying to steal her PA; if she doesn’t get off this planet soon she might just have to rule it.

Version 2:
Story Title:   This is Tomorrow (the getaway driver remix)
Author Name: Netgirl y2k  (Original version: This is Tomorrow by glinda.)
Story Url: Story Link 1
Alternate URLStory Link 2
Content Rating:  All Ages
Status: Completed
Length: 4,196 words
Story Summary:   Donna works for an art thief with a name like a brand of tequila, but Christina has a flying bus and tolerates her occasional Mad Scientist moments, so it’s not all bad.  A/N: Remix of This is Tomorrow by glinda.

Gioia’s Rec:
I don’t know why so many in the Doctor Who fandom dislike Lady Christina de Souza, but I’ve always thought she was brilliant.  She’s sort of like a female Capt. Jack, except that her life of crime is motivated by boredom (I, too, loathe boredom) instead of vengeance.  Netgirl_y2k and Glinda seem to share my interest in Lady Christina, and they incorporated her beautifully into this story, along with one of my other favorite fanfic topics: Donna’s life post-Journey’s End.  And, yes, I know this is my 3rd rec in a row for Netgirly_2k, but shut it.  That doesn’t make me a fangirl.  Or at least, not a crazy one.  Anyway, this is actually a remix of a story originally written by glinda, called This is Tomorrow.

Glinda’s version and Netgirl_y2k’s version are very similar, but Glinda tells the story from Christina’s POV, and the story is slightly more serious for Christina, as she observes Donna struggling with her screwy brain and worries for her friend’s safety.  This version of the story features cameos from other DW characters, who are keeping an eye on Donna’s situation.  I love that aspect.  Netgirl_y2k’s version is told from Donna’s point of view, and has a slightly different plot as well as being a more light-hearted narrative, since Donna mostly tries to ignore the bothersome issues with her brain.  Both stories are fantastic and both are worth reading.

I love the way that the two authors write Donna and Christina.  Each story’s tone is reflected in the way the characters are presented, which is just perfect.   And I get a big kick out of the way that the two characters form the best partnership ever – one I never would’ve imagined, but which seems so utterly logical and perfect now that I’ve seen it.  I really think that someone needs to smack the DW showrunners over the head with a copy of this story and see if they’ll authorize turning it into a book. This needs to be a book – it’s frickin’ hilarious (and very sweet and protective) and totally in-character for both Donna and the Lady Christina.

About Gioia

I'm a wife and mother and, when not tied up with responsibilities, I read non-stop. I love to share my favorite stories with others, thus the existence of my blog.
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