Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4850
Author's Summary: I’ve seen the whole of time and space. Now I’d rather enjoy a good patch of land and some seeds, if you please. Sarah Jane hires a very unusual gardener.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, K9, original character
Warnings: Implied off-stage death of an original character
Recced because: This is an utterly charming fic that introduces a wonderfully drawn, irresistible original character named Cal, a soon-to-die Time Lord who has decided to spend his retirement on Earth, and has come to Sarah Jane for help. There are some interesting parallels between Cal and Sarah, but the real delight of this fic is simply in their relationship, and in the marvelous character of Cal.
"No, a life of derring-do was never my cup of coffee, you know. But now–“ A look of wistfulness crossed his bright green eyes. “But, one does get ideas, you know? Century after century of cataloging the adventures of others. I always thought Earth looked so interesting. Do you think Earth is interesting, Miss Smith?”