Story: The Idiot's Guide to Foiling Alien Invasions
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 20248
Author’s Summary: Jackie and Mickey save the day by bickering, drinking lots of tea and spending a lot of time in the pub in the middle of the day.
Characters/Pairing: Mickey Smith, Jackie Tyler. With appearances by the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, John Benton, Donna Noble, and Sarah Jane Smith
Recced because: In this delightful story, the Doctor (Ninth) and Rose take a backseat, leaving the action to the often tragically underappreciated Mickey Smith and Jackie Tyler. Amongst the fun and humor we explore some more serious themes often glossed over, such as the year Mickey spent as a suspected murderer, and how the relationship of Jackie and Mickey healed from that and became friends in their shared experience of those left behind.