Word Count: 6,380
Author's Summary: After "The Deadly Assassin," the Doctor stays on Gallifrey to be President. But years later, a mysterious stranger tries to assassinate the Doctor, and the Master may be the only one who knows enough to stop him.
Characters/Pairings: Four, Five/Ainley!Master, Six, Seven, Eight/Ainley!Master
Warnings: Explicit Sex
Recced because: This story is creepy, dark, and yet, at times, very funny. The Doctor, growing lazy and complacent as president of Gallifrey, suddenly finds himself reliant on the Master to save his life ... and also finds himself strangely attracted to his old enemy. The love/hate relationship between the two men drives much of this story, though there is still a murder mystery to solve, and I'll leave it to you to read the story and uncover the assassin's identity. (I guessed it about two-thirds of the way through, but that didn't make it any less enjoyable.)