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grittyfic ([personal profile] grittyfic) wrote2010-01-30 10:47 pm

Behind the Lock

Title: Behind the Lock
Fandom: Doctor Who
Genre: Vignette
Spoilers: Through The End of Time Part 2.
Characters: Simm!Master, "The Woman" from EoT, Ten (discussed only), Rassilon (ditto)
Rating: G
Word Count: Drabble!(according to MS Word)
Notes: Another Damned Dialogue Fic. Inspired by, if not exactly a direct response to, the [ profile] best_enemies drabble challenge "Lust / Chastity." Linked from there and my main blog.
Boilerplate: All things Doctor Who belong to Auntie Beeb and Uncle Rusty. I'm just playing with them.

Behind the Lock

“Whoever you are – tell me how you did it!”

“How did you know what I did?”

“I made it my business to find out. How did you project yourself through the Time Lock?”

“Doesn’t seem like such a good idea now, does it? Burning yourself out to save him, only to be sucked back into the Lock with us? To be forever without him?”

“The reversal had already happened; you showed him how. But if Rassilon broke out once, he could find another way. He had to die.”

“Or rather, the Doctor had to live? Yes, I know, Grandfather.”


[identity profile] 2010-01-31 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
Ahhhh! I liked this, given all the conjecture about who she was and now calling the Master grandfather. You packed so much into this, so many tidbits to think on. And finally a response to that challenge. :) Nice.
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[personal profile] order_of_chaos 2010-01-31 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
I read; I liked!

[identity profile] 2010-01-31 09:06 am (UTC)(link)
It being Susan? So utterly, infallibly canon.

[identity profile] 2010-01-31 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I really like this - at first I thought it was the Doctor and the Woman in White, then I thought it was the Master and the woman in white as Susan or even the Doctor's Mother, which would make the Doctor and the Master related ...then I went back read your notes and realised I should've done that bad!

As dragonlit said, so much to think about in this... might we see more related fic on this theme from you? *hopes*

[identity profile] 2010-01-31 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
*nods* This really does want further exploration.

[identity profile] 2010-01-31 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, Susan called him Grandfather! Lovely ficlet.

[identity profile] 2010-01-31 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, yes! So very sweet. Of course it's Susan (shaddup, RTD!)!

[identity profile] 2010-02-01 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
"Grandfather"! Love this.

[identity profile] 2010-02-01 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
Aww love this! I really hope we get to find out who she is at some point but I would love it if it was Susan.

[identity profile] 2010-02-01 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
I imagine the debate is 50-50 Susan / Romana, but I can't personally see a regeneration (reincarnation?) of Rassilon as short-tempered as that one tolerating a former President (Romana, see Scream of the Shalka) hanging around.

(Of course, RTD just kinda Jossed fanon that Romana was still Prez during the Time War, anyway.)

[identity profile] 2010-02-01 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
Yes somehow I can't see Rassilon turning to dust someone who looks at him funny and keeping a former president around for the fun of it. I've also heard around people saying she might be the Doctor's mum and as much as I like the idea of introducing her I'm really rooting for her to be Susan.

[identity profile] 2010-02-02 08:33 am (UTC)(link)
I /do/ thinks she works so much better as Susan--and you'd be particularly well-suited to writing the 'she's theirs' fic, given your sadly defunct, familyish five/delgado!master serial and dater av stormen. It does sound Susanish, the dialogue--Earthly Child the Audio recently reminded me of how her voice works, and this meshes well with that sound.