Title: Sunny and the Magic Box
Author: Amy Wolf
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 13678
Author's Summary: Sunny's read about wizards. They were never like this.
Characters/Pairings: Original Doctor, Original Companions
Recc'ed Because: It's a possible glimpse into what might have been, now that the dice have been cast. Written back in 2007 but so much of it still reads true to the Doctor as a character, even to the rest of Tennant's run and Matt Smith's as well. It's part after-school adventure story like I used to read when I was ten, and it's part humor and part horror, with an instantly recognizable Doctor despite being "strangely translated." This is part of a series, of which the first story has already been recc-ed many moons ago, and the third is unfinished, but this one can be read standalone as well, and is rather brilliant at that :)
Lorenzo took her hand and stopped her. “It would be unwise to tamper with those instruments, good child. Those are the controls of this wondrous conveyance, and none but the Doctor know how to manage it.” He pointed to the long hallway under an arch. “She is down this way”
“She?” Sunny asked.
“Ah.” Lorenzo bit his lip. “You recall how I said the Doctor was strangely translated?”
Sunny nodded. “Does that make him mix up he and she?” Was she supposed to teach this Doctor to talk normally?
Lorenzo gave a confused frown. “Your words are true, but strangely phrased. Come and see.”