Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5051
Author's Summary: It's a wonder the TARDIS was still holding together after all this time - of course, she'd had plenty of creative repairs.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, Jamie McCrimmon, Jo Grant, Mel Bush, Sarah Jane Smith, Susan Foreman, Tegan Jovanka, First Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, TARDIS
Recced because: A series of seven vignettes, one for each of the old skool Doctors. In each story the Doctor needs the help of his companion in order to effect repairs on the TARDIS. Each vignette is absolutely perfect, and the companion-specific ways in which the Doctor has to patch the old girl together are delightful. A feel good series perfect for this post-holiday lazy day.
The scanner fizzled and went dark. He scowled and adjusted the console control. Nothing.
"Doctor, what happened?" Victoria asked.
"It's broken, o' course," Jamie said. The Doctor could have sworn he was almost gleeful about it too.
"It's nothing of the sort," he retorted, though he knew it was. "Just something there that… needs a little adjusting." He looked over at Jamie, who smiled that he didn't believe a word of it. He punched another button, willing it to work, and was rewarded with a hum as the scanner-screen obligingly lowered down toward the floor. "Go on, now, I'll just take a look at this. I'm sure it's nothing." He waved a hand at them dismissively.
They didn't leave, though Victoria started to.
Annoyed, he pulled open the panel at the back of the scanner screen. As he'd feared, one of the connections was entirely blown. On the other hand, if he just crossed that wire over to there and moved that…he was sure he could jury-rig something…
Grumbling to himself to cover his embarrassment, he patted his pockets and rummaged around in them. Yes, he knew she was an old ship, but she didn't have to go and fall apart right in front of Jamie, did she? It was a matter of pride. He'd soon set it right. He had to.