Pairing: Amy Pond/The Eleventh Doctor
Fic Title: Gifting
Special Rec: 7 of 21.
Why This Must Be Read: This fic beautifully fits into the fifth season of the new Doctor Who and with a deft touches shows the Eleventh Doctor's ambiguous relationship with Amy; he has an affection for her he doesn't quite admit, even to himself, he wants her to be happy, and he wants him to be the thing making her happy, even when he doesn't.
"He knows how to woo, this Doctor. He can taste the romance in the air of places like Troy and Arcadia, the breeze of Provence, and he knows, after months of her company, what tickles Amy’s fancy. In these moments, these lapses of judgment, when the guilt pours away and leaves him raw and alive, he forgets that Rory was ever anything more than an inconvenience, a loose end to be forever untied. He is very, very good at forgetting the adoration on Amy’s face as she kissed the man she had chosen over life, forgetting the boyish laughter and burning loyalty of the man who chose him as a friend. Fantastic Rory. Funny Rory, gorgeous Rory.
The Trojan gardens are an apology specifically for these moments, though he’s pretty sure Amy is starting to misunderstand."