|Reviews for Surrender|
| Kamikashi 8/31/12 . chapter 6
Soul-searching extreme. Now that's a great way to find the path... Great work!
| isara-love 7/30/12 . chapter 6
That was cool a chapter .thanks
| NeonEmotions 5/2/12 . chapter 6
Loved the story. You're a very telented writer XD
Iris, Goo Goo Dolls. Great song choice.
| Ayiana89 6/11/11 . chapter 6
I must have read this story 3 or 4 times by now but I never reviewed.
This is one of the best fics I've ever read. I truly love it. I love all of your Ten/Martha stories but I think this one is my favourite.
Thanks for writing this wonderful story.
| Black Diamond07 12/21/10 . chapter 6
Iris from the Goo Goo Dolls! Oh that is a beautiful song! I was wondering why that song kept popping in my head every chp! Classic!
4rm da blk chick$$$
| dinolove453 9/29/10 . chapter 6
Very good, I am a fan. I am also a student with no free time, so I apologize for the lack of substance in this review. But it was very believeable. A sequel would actually work, too- the plotline definetly ends with holes. I would read the sequel if you posted it!
| RagTagWarrior 6/25/10 . chapter 6
Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. Good work so far, keep it up.
| PhoenixWytch 9/25/09 . chapter 6
Sweet! I absolutely adore Martha and the Doctor.
Thanks for writing.
| Questfan 8/8/09 . chapter 6
Wow! What can I say? I've only just started reading Doctor Who fics and I think I stumbled into a brilliant one. Awesome idea and really well executed. Thanks for a fantastic read.
| snarktastic 7/27/09 . chapter 6
I enjoyed this series.
"Miss Tyler joining us just… happened, really; we ran into her while dealing with a Nestene invasion and she just… ‘forced’, for lack of a better term… her way into our lives before we felt we could legitimately object to her presence.”
“Even when we started travelling with Rose, we tended to stay on the go rather than actually talk about anything,” . . . “We only even told Rose what our species was after she actually asked us what we were in the middle of an argument, and everything else we kept to ourselves; she never asked the uncomfortable questions- what our planet was called, what it was like, what our people were like-, and were satisfied with that.”
. . . “From the moment we began to travel with you, you made us confront things we needed to deal with; our grief over the loss of Gallifrey… the knowledge that we were the last of the Time Lords… the responsibility that we had as the last of our people…” . . .
“You made us face up to the memories when we were content to hide away from them, and encouraged us to do what we had to do by facing our pain and talking it over… not because you had to know, but because you wanted to know.”
That is exactly why I'm not a Rose/10 shipper. That relationship was entirely superficial and Rose, unlike Martha, never cared to dig beneath the surface and learn who the Doctor really was.
| Iechyd da 7/25/09 . chapter 6
Great story I really love it.
As for the song it's iris by googoo dolls and I love that song.
Great job look forward to more.
| drgemini86 7/24/09 . chapter 6
haha. I don't know how I didn't spot the song lyrics until about chapter 5. Anyway, Iris, by the Goo Goo Dolls. How apt.
Anyway. The Doctor's initial uncertainty here with the intimate side of things reminds me of some SamDaniel fics where Daniel feels the same way (albeit a bit more self-effacingly).
Nice that there was a sort of epilogue where the Doctor's various regenerative incarnations explain themselves and make peace with Martha, and vice versa. So unbelievably great that the Doctor took her to Gallifrey though. I always imagined if he got close enough to someone like this, he would do that (I imagined that he had in my JJ behemoth in the alternate future when he and Sam had travelled together).
Wow, for once a happy ending for the Doctor. He gets the girl. But there is the issue though that is brought up now and again in the series, that his companions leave him, and have lives that he could never have. They grow old and they die, while he lives on. But I guess the whole point of this story as far as the Doctor is concerned, is that life is too short to leave some things unsaid, and that to find happiness, he had to make that leap and let someone in. He's such a complex man with a lot of pain and emotional baggage, and it was nice to see him let it go somewhat (or at least begin to).
Hehe. Wouldn't it have been great if, while they were getting jiggy with it in the main control room, the Titanic crashed through the TARDIS, or another Doctor appeared, or someone else soaked in huon energy breached the TARDIS' defences? Kept imagining something like that happening, but then again, that might just be me.
But I like this chapter. It opened up a side of the Doctor that you never really see, because, fair enough, it's a kids' show, and they got into enough hot water with the Daleks, and DVD ratings as it is.
Anywho. Nice work! At times, I'll admit, it was as though you were trying to convey a lot more information than the narrative can handle. But then again, this was quite an ambitious plot, considering the vast history of the show and the Doctor's regenerations and whatnot, and you handled it well. Well done.
| drgemini86 7/24/09 . chapter 5
Ah, nice switchover to Jack's PoV. One question though; seeing as this is presumably set during post-season 4, wouldn't the Doctor know of Ianto at least? (In Journey's End, he knows Gwen by name and there's that thing about spatial genetic multiplicity). Ok, so the Doctor's greeting Ianto in a similar way, but it's implied here that he's more in contact with Jack and Gwen, who have told him about Ianto, which leads me to ask how the Doctor has got to know her presumably a little more than in Journey's End. Mind you, Ianto is more of the tech guy in the background, running everything, so I suppose it isn't all out there.
Ok, sorry for thinking aloud in yet another review.
Anyway, there was another thing. Sweet as it was for the Doctor and Martha to finally get it together (and you know, even embarrass the Torchwood Three), I'm thinking Tom didn't put up much of a fight. But then I guess 1) we didn't see very much of him in 'normal' circumstances, and 2) he probably already knew he was on the losing side anyway if Martha told him stories of her adventures (which most likely ended up with a lot of how amazing the Doctor is).
But the important thing here is that the Doctor has finally opened his heart to someone, and it hasn't come hand-in-hand with tragedy; so far...
Anyway, nice work! I like that last bit especially. It's so typical of the Doctor, avoiding the clearing up. Torchwood, in contrast, deal with the baddies and then have to deal with the ramifications and whatnot; partly because they don't have a portable base like the Doc has. The bit of the narrative had a sort of 'here we go again' feel to it, like they have to deal with the aftermath of the Doctor, which they do, of course, but I like how it came out.
Anywho, onto the next chapter!
| DutchLady 7/24/09 . chapter 6
*sighs very deeply*
God, I love you. I really do. I love your writing, I love your 10/Martha stories... *sighs again*
A beautiful ending to this great fic. All of the Doctor coming for the explanation is very effective and the reasoning is sound as well.
I love the fact that you mentioned BOTH versions of "human nature"! And the reason behind them is great. 10's John Smith only falling for Joan because of his 'background' is great. He simply was a product of his time and beginning a relationship with his black maid is not something that would cross his mind.
Very beautifull this.
P.S. The Googoo Dolls with Iris ;-)
| Miggs 7/24/09 . chapter 6
Oh oh oh! I feel like all my favorite fic authors have updated their stories today!
A very satisfying end to this story, with Martha properly meeting the past Doctors. Oh, and some sexytime for her and Ten was very nice too.
I didn't want to point this out, but you made a gaffe here:
“A bit much for a regular thing?” the Doctor asked, shrugging casually as he looked reassuring at her. “Oh, don’t worry, I’m not going to make a habit of that; it was only because I…”
“Oh, don’t worry,” the Doctor said, shrugging casually, “I’m not going to make a habit of that; it was only because I…”