Rating: All ages
Author's Summary: Susan Foreman takes the slow path.
Characters/Pairings: Susan Foreman, Liz Shaw, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Donna Noble, Harry Sullivan, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jo Grant, John Benton, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, the Tenth Doctor (Liz/Brig, mentions of Susan/David)
Word Count: 3,306
Recced because: The story of Susan, living her life on 'the slow path' is elegantly woven into the Doctor's history. It's brilliant seeing how she interacts with many of the same people her grandfather did, just a step out of time with him.
Naturally, she couldn’t enroll as student this time. She didn’t have any of the qualifications that humans seemed to be so fixated on at the moment. But one of the Professors was apparently looking for an assistant — someone to type up her notes and answer her correspondence and pass her test tubes — and Susan was confident her abilities would outperform any CV.
In less than ten minutes, Susan had made her decision and stepped inside. Things seemed to move much more slowly after than. She was painfully conscious of the ticking clock — she was always aware of that, come to think of it — and the faint odour of chemicals in the air. The receptionist tapping at her typewriter a few feet away, but then her intercom buzzed, and she stood up to address Susan. The wait was over.
“Susan Foreman? Professor Shaw will see you now.”