Rating: All ages
Word Count: 730
Author's Summary: The first time you meet Luke Smith is not the first time you meet Luke Smith.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor and Luke Smith
Warnings: Year That Never Was
Recced because: I like fic that deals with the other consequences of the YTNW. How did it change the way other events happened? This fic deals with what could have happened to Luke if the Master had taken over when the Bane were still setting up. It's a darker fic, like a lot of YTNW stuff, but it has a happy ending.
The first time you meet Luke Smith is not the first time you meet Luke Smith.
Well… technically it is. You’ve never met anyone with the name Luke Smith. You’ve never met a boy adopted by Sarah-Jane, who goes to the local comprehensive high school, who is friends with the girl from across the road, the boy from down the street, and Modlox from the planet Natari. But still…
It was on the Valiant. There was a boy there who the Master had pulled from the rubble of a fizzy drinks factory run by aliens. The Archetype had been left behind when the Bane fled from the Master. They had no use for him if they could not invade the planet.
On board the Valiant, the Master had noticed the psychic potential within the boy. He tested it, played with the Archetype’s mind until it nearly broke. The mental scream terrified you when you heard it, locked in your cage.