Fanfic Wednesday: “A Walk in Eternity”


Title: A Walk in Eternity

Author: RoxieFlash

Word Count: ~11,000 (W.I.P.)

Read it here.

For several weeks, I have been scouring the internet for a quality Doctor Who fanfiction to rec for you, dear readers. I hate to say, but it is much more difficult to find a quality fic in this fandom than in any other. (Although if you have any recommendations, I’ll be eternally grateful!)

I don’t normally read WIPs (Works-in-progress) because I detest waiting for updates (I’m an instant gratification kind of girl…pun intended), so it’s probably a good thing I didn’t notice this one was unfinished when I accidentally stumbled upon it. It’s a crossover between Doctor Who and Broadchurch, and I know that crossovers are an acquired taste, but trust me when I say that this is one you want to read.

The Premise: 

Rose Tyler, still in Pete’s World, has outlived TenToo. By two hundred years. (I think this may be because of Bad Wolf, but the author is keeping us on our toes, promising us answers that haven’t been written yet). She is traveling in their TARDIS on her own, and a hologram of her late husband tells her that the TARDIS has located a crack in the universe that will allow her to return to him. The original Timelord him. But only if she wants to. Of course, Rose hits the red button without a second’s hesitation and ends up in the town of Broadchurch, where there has been a murder. Rose meets the DI in charge of the case, who is a carbon copy of her Doctor, except he doesn’t remember her at all. She notices, however, that he does have a one-of-a-kind pocket watch…DUH DUH DUH.

I especially love the moment when Rose finds herself avoiding the beach. Even after two hundred years, Bad Wolf Bay still affects her, which I think would be very true to character.

My rating: Well, right now it’s an B+/A-, because it isn’t finished yet. It’s well written, the prose is delightfully smooth, but there are unanswered questions…I’d REALLY like this one to be updated soon. Go read it and then harass gently prod the author into updating!

-The Collectress