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06 September 2005 @ 15:03
Snow White Lies  
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Author's Note: Written as part of the Minor Characters Ficathon For loneraven, who wanted Nancy, the late(r) twentieth century, the Doctor as a fairy-tale figure, and Doctor Constantine.

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otter_girlotter_girl on 7th September 2005 03:38 (UTC)
This is beautiful. I love fairy tales :)
ljctaraljc on 7th September 2005 22:48 (UTC)
thank you so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
Clare the Bearpink_crayon16 on 7th September 2005 08:45 (UTC)
I was going to post the same thing as tenebraeli. That was my favourite line as well.

Good job!!!
ljctaraljc on 7th September 2005 22:51 (UTC)
thanks so much! I actually owe both nostalgia_lj and loneraven huge debts, cos I had their Whovian fairy tales in the back of my mind the whole time I was writing it, and I didn't dare go back and re-read until after I'd finished the 2nd draft, to make sure I hadn't pinched anything outright.
Carmilla: Ninth Doctorlilka on 7th September 2005 10:10 (UTC)
Wow. Just wow. This is wonderful.
ljctaraljc on 7th September 2005 22:52 (UTC)
thanks so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Genevieve: come with me by lovepollutionmsgenevieve on 7th September 2005 11:14 (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous. Such a deft touch with the fairytale 'language' - there's a sweetness here, but it still lets the darkness peer through the cracks. Just wonderful.
ljctaraljc on 7th September 2005 22:54 (UTC)
I am all about lies, me. I still am not quite sure if this story is as happy as all that--I think I tend to see it as a bit bleaker than I'd intended, in bits. I did love the idea of having the truth be in the fairy story, to counterbalance all the lies in "real life."
(no subject) - msgenevieve on 8th September 2005 09:33 (UTC) (Expand)
AstroGirl: Fantastic!astrogirl2 on 7th September 2005 22:18 (UTC)
That's beautiful. Don't know what to say that everybody else hasn't already said, though: perfect Nancy, love the fairytale stuff. :)
ljctaraljc on 7th September 2005 22:55 (UTC)
I so need to write something HAPPY with Nancy one of these days. I get the biggest kick out of the mental image fo a grown-up Nancy working with the Brig at UNIT.
(no subject) - astrogirl2 on 7th September 2005 23:03 (UTC) (Expand)
Raven: doctor who - we are beyond timeloneraven on 7th September 2005 22:47 (UTC)
Oh, lovely. That's just what I wanted, with the Doctor only really referenced obliquely, and Doctor Constantine so ready to take Nancy and Jamie in... yes. That was wonderful, and thank you so much for writing it for me.

Also - is one of Mrs Stibbons' grandchildren called Ponder, I wonder? :)
ljctaraljc on 7th September 2005 23:02 (UTC)
ack. Lj ate my reply!

Yep, blame pTerry for Stibbons.

and THANK YOU so much for the fairy tale bit, cos I had the Nancy story all in my head since "Doctor Dances" but the fairy tale bit made it infinitely more interesting than the boring "framing sequence/flashbacks" version I was planning on doing...

I was so bouncy when I got you in the ficathon. And I'm so glad you liekd it!
Bud-Clare: bad wolf - by sarah531budclare on 8th September 2005 01:57 (UTC)

*pointedly doesn't mention the missing break after Ten. He's small for his age, or the fact that looking twelve would make him big for his age, unless Paul was meant to be BSing and Nancy was meant to be calling him on it, in which case an And might be appropriate in there, due to feeling a little bit bad, or at least amused, about pointing out so many typos and such today, which seems to be a side-effect of not being horribly exhausted for a change*

Seriously, it's very keen. *hugs* And you can kick me if you want.
ljctaraljc on 8th September 2005 03:30 (UTC)
ack. grr. muttermumblegrumblegripe.

right. So, from now on, you beta too. automatically. whether you like it or not. so there!

(it's my own fault--I was at work, and let FFN convert the Word doc to HTMl, forgetting it eats asterices. and I changed that section 5 times, and can't count, as we established previously this evening, worth a damn)
(no subject) - budclare on 8th September 2005 20:53 (UTC) (Expand)
Mireillemireille719 on 8th September 2005 20:39 (UTC)
That was absolutely perfect.
Not (quite) the British Susie Bright: Rose Happy Days by Neth_duganpinkdormouse on 10th September 2005 16:50 (UTC)
Utterly lovely.

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smaurtangledwood on 4th June 2006 16:51 (UTC)
I forgot how beautiful this is until I re-read it. It's so aching and perfect and GUH. I love your Nancy and your Jamie and Doc Constantine — I love that that the simplicity of their dialogue hides the depth of their stories. It's quietly pensive, but it builds to those last moments; And they lived makes me want to weep.