Holy fucking shit. I was just going back through a bunch of calufrax
recs that I'd missed and I came across a story that has blown my mind. Blown my friggin' MIND. The original rec can be found here
but I feel the need to rec it again because I love it more than I have loved any story in a long, long time. And considering how much fic I read and how incredibly awesome so much of it is, that is REALLLLLLY saying something. I'm not even sure what it is about this story that has killed my brain, but holy crap.
It's about Ian and Barbara after they make it home and it's nothing like what canon and fanon say their post-TARDIS life was like. It's a million times better and a million times worse in ways that are so utterly, UTTERLY in line with who I believe they were and who they had become that I was actually in tears reading it. It was like discovering a truth I hadn't even known I was looking for.
Am I being super dramatic? Yeah, I know I am. And who knows if anyone else will even enjoy the story. All I know is that I feel crazily moved from having read it and it has made me fall more in love with Ian and Barbara than I'd ever thought possible.
So, go read The Nooks of Soho
by VMG. Even if you're just curious about what could make me go all swoony like this. ;-)