Banbury Tale

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Between Moments (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 8th July 2008 (1)
Tags: Short Story

Summary: Sometimes, when he's sure she can't see, the Doctor watches Donna. These are the small moments that can shape a friendship. SPOILERS for the show up to 'Midnight'.

I like the introspection, the appreciation the Doctor has for Donna, the little snippets of flashbacks of things she's done with him. If that were all this was, it would be nice, but the last paragraph clinches it for me and makes it even better.

How Donna Didn't Spend Her Summer Vacation (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 7th June 2008 (2)
Tags: Short Story

Summary: Donna asks for a vacation. The Doctor almost delivers.

This is spot-on for Donna and the Doctor; you can hear their voices. Not just that, but the descriptions of the alien planet are vivid, and the aliens are new. Snark, peril and humour all wrapped up in a nice bundle.

Tea and Ginger (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 13th June 2008 (3)
Tags: Short Story

Summary: The Doctor did so want to be ginger. Donna is a most able assistant.

This made me smile, and keep smiling afterwards. Not because it's amusing, even though it is, and silly, even though it is, but because it warmed my heart in its amusing silly way. I love the way the Doctor is described as someone who changes from wizard to court jester in the blink of an eye. I also love the friendshippyness of it.