Story Title: This is Life for the Making
Author Name: takethewords
Story Url: Story Link
Content Rating: Mature (for references to sex, though nothing is actually shown)
Length: 2,852 words
Story Summary: He doesn’t tease back, just looks into her doll like eyes and smiles a thin smile. “Missed you, ya know.” And he hopes she realizes the double meaning.
What a fantastic AU take on the Doctor Who Series 4 episode, “Journey’s End!” Instead of the metacrisis creating another version of the Tenth Doctor, it creates another Nine. Now, imagine that scene on the beach when Rose gets left with 10.5, except substitute the 9th Doctor, with whom she first fell in love. Suddenly, the entire scenario is much less angsty and, for me at least, there are a lot fewer conflicted feelings. It also adds this whole other level to the aspect of the metacrisis Doctor destroying all the Daleks, doesn’t it? This is a truly spectacular story.