Characters/Pairings: John Smith, OC/Martha, Tenth Doctor/Martha
Spoilers: Season 3 up to and including Human Nature/Family of Blood
Summary: Someone notices Martha Jones is beautiful.
Disclaimer: The BBC owns "Doctor Who" and all that jazz…
Author Notes: The idea for this fic turned up ages ago, but Ten!Bunny waited until silly o'clock the other morning to bite me for it ! The idea I had was for a fic in which John Smith doesn't fall for Joan Redfern, but does notice that someone is paying attention to Martha. This fic covers John Smith's and the Tenth Doctor's (once he's got his Time Lord essence back) reactions to the events that ensue. The Family don't show up at any point so Martha just has to wait out the three months until they die, coping as best she can.
This is the first fic I've written that uses flashbacks extensively – hopefully they'll work; I wanted to show how Martha learned to cope in 1913 and this seemed to be the way to write the fic.
I'm posting it in "chapters" because it looks like being a fairly long fic (possibly as long as my S3 finale rewrite fic was!) and I didn't want to find myself intimidated by how much I had to type up (as I was with "She Walks In Beauty") – and I didn't want to leave people with nothing new to read!
There will be four chapters in this story - I think the last one will be the longest and it's going to be the most angsty, but I hope it will reward your patience as well !
Chapter One; Chapter Two