I come bearing a fic rec, because this one deserves more readers!
I first met the pleasant and talented spicy_rejoinder
via this tale, a work that I’ve happily watched for updates on and which is now completed. She goes by “MyMadness” on fanfic.net, and I have great hopes that she will have more stories to share with us in the future, because I love the way she captures emotions, movements, small mannerisms and all the internal reasoning (and unreasoning) that goes into why the characters behave the way they do. Burnt Toast, Bus Stations and Unrequited Love
's springboard was a dying Three’s telling Sarah-Jane that “The TARDIS brought me home.” spicy_rejoinder
’s take on this was that he was not referring to the familiarity of UNIT, the lab or even Earth, he was referring to her
, and that Sarah-Jane was his ‘home.’
This is effectively a Sarah-Jane/Seven romance and rated Teen, but as a non-squicky fluff-preference person, I surprisingly still enjoyed it very much. She gently and wonderfully takes us through many years of Sarah-Jane’s growing, maturing and changing in her approach to life and at the same time miraculously does the same with the Doctor, who we get to meet in more than just his Seventh form. She even provides the reader with alternate endings, one following the events of the Movie, one not, and it even manages to dovetail nicely in with SJA.
A must-read for any Doctor/Sarah shipper – which I honestly was not… well, at least before I read this! Now it seems surprisingly feasible. I certainly
would have never pictured Seven with Sarah-Jane, but now I can't imagine them apart. ;-)
As far as I know it can only be found at this point on fanfiction.net, right over here: Burnt Toast, Bus Stations and Unrequited Love